Howdy!!! To R.E.S.P.E.C.T. someone is not something that can be taught; neither can it be imposed on someone by some laws. What is happening nowadays in country is known to all of you. So, let’s not go into the background. What my point is, it can only be stopped once people will learn to R.E.S.P.E.C.T.. [...]
an open letter to indian media
Dear Indian Media,
I WILL START with complaining about the worst habit that you have, I don’t know from where you have learned this but it is ridiculous. Why do you keep popularizing the things which are not worth, or by keeping something in shadows. I have examples to prove. I want you to ask a simple question. Do you think you are the easiest and simplest tool available to make someone famous very famous even thought they do not deserve to be? And if someone tries to do that, why don’t you justify? Why do you behave like an immature child who wants that ice-cream no matter what may be the consequence, why do you notice only one side of the story? You cannot deny this fact, that the main thing that you want is the popularity. Do you telecast, leave some exceptional case which is general news, some controversial news with both aspects? No you don’t you never tried to see what’s behind the curtain and always showed the part which grows popular inadvertently. Here are few examples in which you have failed to do so.
THE FIRST ONE had to come from Formula one. You kept telling news about Sahara Force India One (SFIO) and their drivers. Did you take even 1% care of Narain Karthikeyan with respect to SFIO? Does it matter what position Narain do have in F1, he is the first person from India who participated in F1. He made this country proud, by registering IND in that circuit. And don’t tell me that he hasn’t got any success yet, because neither SFIO has done it. SFIO has also failed to finish even in top 5. More than that; compare the publicity you gave to Sania Mirza with respect to this boy and Saina Nehwal. Why does the world no 4 (best ranking: world number 2) has just one Sunfeast ad while our very beloved Sania Mirza who has played hundreds of tournament and won not more than 5 singles events have loads of advertisement. I believe you are behind this. You did not care to talk about Narain Krthikeyan, neither did you about Saina Nehwal. I bet not even 10% people have knowledge about Saina and Narain when you’ll compare it with the numbers about Sania Mirza.
SECOND IS ABOUT our country’s pride Mr NR Narayan Murthy. He spoke some good and valuable, which is up to a large extent true. And then our young youth icon, Mr Chetan Bhagat, author of some bollywood masala mix novels, spoke some ridiculously insulting words to one of most honored person of India (read more here). And look what you did, you caught the thing that was thrown by NRN and organized a bunch of owner/faculty of some coaching institute and started a debate. I mean how on the earth those people will accept the truth. And to make your point stronger you gave a mic to Chetan Bhagat and sent him to a group of student on the road to discuss things. Though this was done by one of the news channels but almost all other news channels did same. No one cared about how insulting (personally) comment was made by Chetan Bhagat, rather they kept talking about what NRN said.
THIS IS LIST almost unending but I will finish with this one. It is about the controversy of Controversially Yours. Who didn’t know the fact that what Shoaib Akhtar said was wrong, there is no point of doubt about Sachin Tendulkar with respect to what Shoaib told. I know every other person in India was supporting Sachin. Does this fact stop you to telecast a good justified program of half an hour to tell the people that what Shoaib said was wrong? Did you even care about that, I mean you have lots of useless and worthless programs on TV, why didn’t you just made a show in which you could have done a good analysis. Instead you kept taking interviews of Shoaib and showing what crowd is doing out there to prove him wrong. What is your role? Is it to discuss about the topic as a responsible medium or just to ignore something and follow the crowd to get some good TRP?
ALMOST ALL THE news especially controversial ones that you show, you are responsible to tag them as controversial by making them one. While you have the ability to make something good out of bad, I mean you have all the resources, go do some good research and present what’s best for a responsible citizen. I think that is the meaning of media.
A not-so-fan of the masala that you present