Behold! This post won me a mug!!!
A new day, a new contest..... New story blaring my agreement for it? Nah not really!
There is a new Pringoo contest alright, titled “Irresponsible Indian Media? ”....Frankly I thought the topic was a tad boring so decided to ignore it....and I was doing a great job....but then the keeda in me read the other entries....All very well, but they seemed to well an emotion in me.....and I wanted to say it. Now what better place than here, and lagey haath I can participate too!
So here goes-
As I read the content of the contest announcement, what I also noticed was, although there was the question tag at the end of the topic posed, a large part of the object seemed like it wanted to feed us into criticizing the media itself....stuff like “Share with us instances or stories where you think Indian Media have misused their freedom “. It’s a random observation and I may be wrong...so don’t come barging at me for it. Yes I have now washed my hands with Dettol saabun and am completely surakshit from all kitaanu (pun intended).
The one thing I would like to ask is- What right do we have to criticize someone when we ourselves don’t have credentials backing our statements?
You know what the worst thing is? There are people out there who genuinely try to make an effort, show us what they believe in, and what do we do? Trash them!
Karan Johar’s My Name is Khan.....What did we do? Complained in the name of freedom of speech and talked yards about how lame and unrealistic it was....Whatever happened to his freedom of representation? If we paid to watch it, it was our own free will there; he didn’t quite force us you know!
Sania Mirza........Everyone hates her now...Why? Because she had the audaciousness to speak her mind...and then even went on to marry someone ‘we’ didn’t want for her. Aren’t we curbing her right to freedom of choice?
Chetan Bhagat....I have read hundreds of bloggers who trash his writing by calling the language ‘sub- standard’........Maybe it isn’t the best....but so what? At least he had it in him to come out and do something, right?
Why do we love Saina Nehwal? Because she never says anything about anything....the minute she does, we will hate her too.
That’s the whole thing.....Someone does anything that strikes fame and we are there in dharnaa’s...all out to pin point on their flaws.
And no I didn’t forget the point in contention- The Media.....Here’s the reality for all ‘critics’ who might have missed it....I am interested in knowing what Shahrukh Khan has to say, a lot more than L.K Advani’s lame Ayodhya matter (the real news that everyone is sooo cribbing about)........I choose to watch Total Recall (an old songs show on Times Now) over The Devil’s Advocate interviewing Ram Jethmalani on how his client is ‘innocent’ (Entertainment over real matter? Hayo Rabba, is that a cardinal sin or what!)
So there it is- I am the culprit who has made the TRP’s rise for pointless gossip and entertainment oriented subjects.....and it only helps that there are scores of people like me who in the hi-fi ‘intellectual types’ ka opinion, are corroding the quality of news channels. And if I am behaving like an ignorant person, then well at least I have the guts to be vocal about my preferences!
And here is the most basic common sense material that I’m going to state.....If there is something to be covered, the news waala’s ARE going to do it.....it’s their JOB.....and they NEED something to run for 24 hours!...No, they are not going to get a ‘sapna’ on when the viewer is going to tune in so it only makes sense, to keep running it over and over....The smart thing to do is, once you have seen it, you turn off the TV set. Now was that rocket science?
Last words- To have an opinion is one thing, but to put down someone else, when you can’t do any better, only tantamounts to removing frustration on people who either don’t care, or are just going to be let down.....The outcome being, a negative aura is created and you make yourself plain unhappy. The media is doing all it can....We have murderers being brought to the fore, we have all vital information delivered at our doorstep, politicians being held accountable and made to face the heat.....Let’s not forget that these media persons are a work in progress and are far more concerned about getting things done right, just so the majority would stop complaining about them being irresponsible. Be practical...What more can they possibly do? Is a little Mirch Masala in the process really going to give us an ulcer? :)
P.S.1- I watch only NDTV 24x7 and Times Now.....Hence all views expressed are based on my observation of them alone.
P.S.2- If any media person is reading this, I accept cash, cheque and DD. Thanx! Much louuve!