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Friday, March 29, 2013

Paid Media And The Likes

I  turn on a news channel to get updated on what is happening in my country and what do I see ? A certain Mr. Dutt sobbing and declaring how he will not apply for mercy. Great, I switch on to another news channel and all I get to see is this live debate on the same Mr. Dutt. There are people arguing, shouting, and abusing each other over the so-called mercy plea. Sigh…I decide to give it a last shot and switch over to yet another news channel and instead of news, I get to see this so called Mr. Dutt’s entire life story. 

I have nothing against Mr. Dutt, infact I have enjoyed a few of his films. He is a celebrity and I do understand the media’s interest in him, but it is the media’s obsession that irritates me. I feel they have gone over-board with their non-stop 24/7 coverage. 

At the same time I’m amazed at how the media is conveniently ignoring the one person who has put his life at risk this Holi to give color to our (the common man’s) lives. Yes, I am talking about Mr. Arvind Kejriwal.

Arvind Kejriwal – A man of substance. Mahatma Gandhi once said “Be the change you want to see in the world” and in my view, we finally have this one guy who actually lives by this saying. It is all very easy to talk about and criticize  a corrupt system, but how many of us actually go out and do something about it ? Yet here is a guy who is willing to dirty his hands in order to give us a cleaner, better, and functional society. Instead of applauding him and his efforts to change a system that has gone rotten, the media prefers to act like a paid mouth piece of certain political parties, hence the public does NOT get to hear about Mr. Kejriwal but are forced day after day to know what Mr. Dutt feels, what Mr. Dutt says and what Mr. Dutt decides

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