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Sunday, March 24, 2013

TV Anyone ?

After three hours of studying for my thesis work, I decide to take a break and switch on the TV in the hope that I'll be refreshed and entertained. Do I get entertained ? NO !

I have to admit there are no real "entertainment" shows on the Indian TV channels anymore. All one gets to see are the so called annoying vulgar "Comedy Shows". Humor is an amazing way to connect to one another and enjoy spending time with people. However, The jokes on these shows are becoming more and more vulgar, causing kids to be exposed to sexual subjects much earlier than they are ready. Intelligent, worthwhile comedy is a thing of the past. The fact that our society is willing to go along with such lame pathetic vulgarity and laugh says more about how low we've sunk than it does about the comedy itself. I really really really miss the good old "Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi" and "Nukkad" days.

And lets not forget the music channels. All we get to see and hear are vulgar songs like: Munni, Sheila ki jawani, Halkat jawani, Fevicol, Imported kamariya etc. I am so totally fed up of hearing these songs on TV, in restaurants, at marriage functions and social gatherings. I truly believe they are an assault to one's sensibilities. The people who wrote/sang/made these songs should be booked under the obscenity act ! My heart longs for "Binaca Geetmala", "Chitrahaar" and "Chhayageet".

And how can we not talk of the daily dose of Tv serials. This ridiculous trend started with Miss Ekta Kapoor  who came with the sole intention of corrupting the brains of the young generation (mostly women). These serials, once they are on air, simply do not end !! The characters have a mind of their own and refuse to get old hence the grandma looks the same as her college going grand daughter. The women sleep in all their finery. The men are mostly just props and extras who earn millions without working. All stories eventually become the same story and everyone indulges in extra-marital affairs. The characters die and re-appear at their own will, making a mockery of the audience.

I feel nostalgic about shows like "Malgudi Days", "Wagle Ki Duniya", "Ulta Pulta" and music videos like "Mile Sur Mera Tumhara".....