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…those who are in Litcom and those who aren’t!
Litcom – the revered and adored abbreviation for The Literary Committee is one of the most talked-about, sought after and highly discussed extra-curricular student committee of TAPMI. It is the first committee to actually invite junie applicants at the beginning of the year and flag off the extra-curricular activities of TAPMI with its magnum opus – ‘Episode’, the cynosure of all eyes.
No one can describe what ‘Episode’ is. It is like the matrix, it has to be experienced. But rest assured, it is the most involving and highly motivating event that all TAPMIans will always cherish. Ask any alumni about what (s)he remembers most about TAPMI and you suddenly hear a dreamy-eyed, nostalgic utterance – “Episode”.
Litcom is the committee that conducts this iconic event and has a cult following across batches. The event is so hallowed that it takes more than mere mortals to put it together. It is small wonder then that all the Litcom members are called “The LitGods”.
Unfortunately everyone can’t aspire to be a God, or for that matter a Goddess. The best 2 junie guys and the best junie gal have this privileged distinction every year. Within minutes after your selection as a LitGod, the whole college knows your name and bio-data. Senies queue up for your intro because not even a dozen of them put together will wield as much power as you would singly. And forget about the chicks in your own batch (and a lot many in the senie batch 😉 ); it is just a side-effect of greater things in your way.
Apart from the very aura of Litcom, you also have other benefits. Litcom is responsible for some of the most thought-provoking and defining events during all major activities in TAPMI – nothing works without Litcom and its benevolent involvement. To add to the power imbalance, Litcom also has one of the biggest budgets. And what’s more, when other committees are meticulously questioned about their annual spend (which is peanuts anyways) and often criticized, Litcom stays unquestionably sacrosanct. No one doubts a LitGod.
So are you going to try and be a LitGod or settle for something merely mortal?
PS: This entry is directed at the prospective 2008-10 batch of TAPMI. For the others, the facts mentioned herein might be obvious truths. 😉 😛