[ Note: Very very short post .. owing to the fact that its being written at 2 AM in a caffeine deficient environment! ]
I often wonder whether we are in the midst of a coming disaster? Forget 2012, I think the end is far nearer (Cool irony eh?). Now, why do i say this? The reason is simple>> There are hell lots of reasons !!
But for now, lets just concentrate on one burning issue: SOAP OPERA STUPIDITY !
When Baird invented the shit called TV in 1928, he couldnot have possibly imagined the results of unleashing this idiot box on stupid masses. The amount of shitpile and crap that is on TV nowadays, is proof enough that as a civilization; we have gone bonkers! Dont believe me? Then, how will you justify the fact that the national news since last 2-3 days is the 'unveiling' of new Anandi in Balika Vadhu ?? Frankly speaking, I have no problems with the show. I can easily overlook the fact that its basically exploiting a sensitive issue for profits and TRPs. I wont even contest the fact that a child bride whos shown happy with her marriage and enjoying herself at rich inlaws' big house will actually do more damage and encourage such marriages in rural areas. But I am not willing to digest the general stupidity around this / other shows. I cant get over the shock that every freaking part of my body got when news channels went around covering people praying for Anandi's life when she was "fighting death" at hospital in the show.
Seriously WTF man!! Anandi is a fictional character for Hell's sake! I can understand that we develop a certain emotional connect with the characters we love. I, personally, marvel the genius of Sherlock Holmes and Karamchand ; I know how much I enjoy watching the mis-adventures of Jerry, Elaine, Kramer and George on Seinfeld and ofcourse, who can forget that eternal show 'Office Office'? But to actually believe that these characters are real people? Get a life!
These idiotic soaps have only used such sensitive issues to garner TRPs by exploiting the ever-fragile emotions of us Indians. Wheres the fight against child marriage (Balika Vadhu)? Wheres the issue of female foeticide now (Na Aana is Des Laado)? Where the hell are the issues?
And the answer is perhaps best explained by the words from a song by the Irish band 'Cranberries' >
IN YOUR HEAD!
Logic is dead! Long live the logic!