ATLANTA – Hundreds from Atlanta’s South Asian community assembled at Drs. Hemant and Suresha Reddy’s Buckhead home this Saturday to join a surprise intervention on behalf of the couple’s son, Kishore Reddy.
The issue revolves around a conversation, overheard by Kiran Auntie which occurred between Reddy, a North Atlanta High School freshman, and Kiran Auntie’s daughter, Shreya. In their conversation, Reddy allegedly admits his desire to become a gender studies major when he begins college. Reddy is also suspected of attending “Gay Straight Alliance”’ club meetings after school.
“His parents are devastated,” says Kiran Auntie, in a hushed angry tone, while making filter coffee in the Reddy’s kitchen, “They worked hard to provide a good life and teach their kids to avoid drugs, alcohol, the humanities, and support for alternative lifestyles. This intervention is necessary.”
Kiran Auntie was suddenly interrupted by a text message from Reddy’s Father, saying they are a few minutes away. Coming back from a four hour SAT prep course, Kishore opened the door to find his close family and family-friends assembled in a circle in the living room.
Confused, he asked, “”Umm so what’s all this, Dad? I didn’t know we had a family party today.”
As uncle after uncle began reading their prepared statements admonishing the young ABCD to cease his deviant ways, Kishore grew increasingly agitated. “Seriously what the hell – college is years away and I heard gender studies classes were a great place to meet girls,” he yelled.
Despite 4 hours of pleading and a PowerPoint presentation outlining employment prospects & incomes of different college majors, the two sides remained at a stalemate. “I was just talking shit,” confessed Kishore. “But now that I know majoring in gender studies really pisses my parents off, I’m actually more inclined to go for it.”