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Monday, June 29, 2015

Amritian ironic point of view

Most people spend their time disclosing their private life and thoughts online through social media. Amrita students don't escape the rule. Looking at their posts offers an overview at one glance of the mindset that prevails in Mata Amritanandamayi's institutions.

As far as we know, it all started in 2012 when two new pages appeared on Facebook :
These profiles belong to young people who want to share their personal experience about daily life as "Amritians", namely students into an Amrita institution. They have been posting many comments and cartoons for a few years to express their feelings.

Did anything special happened in January or February 2013? Suddenly many Facebook pages sprouted, each prompting Amrita students to anonymously disclose their little secrets and private life online.

February 22, 2013 : Amrita Confessions
For the students to confess anything and everything. Confessions must be sent to a website anonymously hosted in the Netherlands.

February, 23 2013 : Amrita Confessions
One day after the first "Amrita Confessions", another one is created. Confessions must be sent using a google doc.

March 13, 2013 : ASE-Proposals-Amritapuri
Here the students can discuss their love plans and love affairs. Declarations of love must be sent using a google doc.

March 17, 2013 : Amrita University Confessions
Incredible, right? A third confession Facebook page! Confessions must be sent using a google doc also.

March 23, 2013 : Amrita Opinions
Because confessions are slightly different from opinons. Points of view must be sent to a website anonymously hosted in the Netherlands.

March 23, 2013 : Amrita proposals
The same day, another proposal page is created. Declarations of love must be sent to a website anonymously hosted in the Netherlands.

Six new Facebook pages have been created within a single month! Are they really aiming at providing the students with a way to relieve themselves or is it a convenient way to spy them?

What about the submissions made to the Dutch website? Are they really anonymous? Three of the six Facebook pages use this mean to manage the submissions. All three pages have the same kind of design. We are not the only ones to wonder. Apparently some students also started to have doubts. The moderators had to publish a disclaimer in April to try to show how anonymous the posts were. The disclaimer's screenshot doesn't prove anything because it is cut on the right and there can be other pages in the website management, displaying more data about the submissions. A year later, a mysterious failure put these three Facebook pages out of order at the same time. Did they had a problem with the Dutch website backoffice? Anyway in June 2014 the problem was solved but the students stopped posting there.

At least, we can trust Amrita Snippets and Amrita Trolled because they don't ask for anything. They don't require exclusive private scoops from other students. These internet users simply express their own point of view. It's is interesting to take a look at what they have posted online. Behind the ironic laughters, lies precious information that confirms some of the things we have already said in some of our own posts. Feel free to click on the pictures to enlarge them.

The Amrita schools ways and means are sometimes tought, sometimes weird, sometimes unfair. Even outfits are closely monitored.

The nurses on strike were very angry in March 2013

Studying into an Amrita school is akin to going to rehab

Criticism is never welcomed, e-threat awaits at each mouseclic.

Indian culture is great. Western culture is not so great.

The school's gate doesn't open easily. A pass is required to get out of the building. There is a limited number of pass for each student per month.

Amrita schools are suspected to earn a lot of money thanks to fines. Students have to pay each time they break a rule or fail an exam.

Religious freedom is a myth. Hindu prayers are mandatory, as well as singing bhajans, vegetarian diet and going to Darshan.

Amrita schools are seen as parts of Amritapuri's ashram. When they graduate, the students are required to wear a white cape bearing the ashram's logo

Students don't always enjoy going to school but Amrita seems to have broken all hatred records.