I happened to watch this program on Times Now. I’m glad someone’s brought it out in the open. I think every one who’s studied in colleges in Madras will tell you how true this is.
I studied in a women’s college but went a co-education school which was probably just as bad, if not worse. I studied in a school run by the Arya Samaj. They ran quite a few schools in Madras. Wherever possible they ran seperate schools for boys and girls. In the co-ed schools, there were very strict rules against girls and boys talking. We even used to have separate staircases for boys and girls. In fact, we had separate floors for boys and girls. Till I passed out of school, I only knew a lot of the boys in my school by face and not name.
Its so shameful that all this is being enforced in the name of Tamil culture. I want to know who defines this culture. Its very disheartening to see people who call themselves educationists have such a narrow minded approach in life.
Apparently this was played to the State Education minister who also claimed he was shocked. So, whose court is the ball in really?