IIT Bombay was celebrating it’s year ending cultural festival, ‘Mood Indigo’. As is usual with such college festivals, renowned indi-pop singer, member of Euphoria, Palash Sen was invited to perform. Apparently, during his show, he made several remarks that hurt the sentiments of many girls present and one of them, Arpita Biswas, questioned the sexist nature of his comments in a blog. Both parties have been making a lot of noise over the incident, when all that is needed was a little sense in Palash Sen to apologize as soon as somebody objected to his words.
This is part of the said blog:
“His (Palash Sen’s) slew of sexist barrage began with seemingly the most pressing concern of IIT boys on campus- do boys have enough good looking girls to look at and hit on? So he asked, “Are there good-looking girls in IIT-B?” Men both inside and outside IIT-B rose their hands in solidarity to signal no. So he asked again, “Are there good-looking girls in IIT-B?” The hands rose again. The couple of boos from the IIT-women of course went unheard…“Women are for beauty, men are for intelligence. You have to agree that men are more intelligent than women, don’t you?” The crowd went hysterical at this point. Women booed…Having said that, thank you Palash Sen for your absolutely unthoughtful and unsolicited advice to all beautiful girls who’re not in IIT- “That they ought to become as intelligent as boys to come to IIT.”