The Idiot Box

the idiot box
The morning of 15th August

‘CLICK’Today the Prime Minister Manmohan in his Independence day adressed talked about the goverments achivements on 9% economic growth
‘CLICK’Abhinav Bindra is my son, and I have given my son to the nation, he is the nations son
‘CLICK’Why this economic blockade in Kashmir, the Hurriyat stands by
‘CLICK’The Formder President of USSR Mikhail Gorbachev defended the Russian Military action in Georgia.
‘CLICK’Tataglia is a pimp. What I didnt know was that it was Barzini all along
‘CLICK’vande mataram
‘CLICK’Aaj hamare rashtra ko saath saal huve hai aur
‘CLICK’The baseball stiching has not yet been made automated, it has to still be hand stiched
‘CLICK’Niketa Mehta has suffered a miscarriage, the parents had approaced the High Court
‘CLICK’Phelps has won his sixth gold medal and
‘CLICK’Abhinav Bindra could rival Dhoni in brand endorsements
‘CLICK’The world is looking at Russia and its promise to stick to the ceasefire
‘CLICK’Can India me managed ? I put that question to your managersI think any managers value is taken in terms of efficiency. I dont think that politicians can be efficient.
‘CLICK’Where is the freedom? we only have had 60 years of corruption and politics and ‘CLICK’Mangal Mangal Mangal Mangal ho..
‘CLICK’and why will a Manager lead an India? People dont follow orders then why will any manager enter the fray ?
‘CLICK’Abhinav Bindra is often called the reluctant champion of sorts
‘CLICK’Federed was thrown out of the singles event by Blake
‘CLICK’The dimple on the golf ball makes it more aerodynamic and
‘CLICK’Musharaff has decired India’s human rights record in Kashmir
‘CLICK’Tendulkars absence will be felt says Dhoni, is this a way to
‘CLICK’Abhinav Bindra the goldfinger of India got a grand welcome
‘CLICK’
No Signal……………….

Damn the TVs gone and its raining …

Murdered twice over…..

A few days ago I saw in the news that a young girl of 14 was killed in Noida. Didn’t pay attention to it much initially but the constant 24X7 news channels ensured that I did catch up the follow up stories.

It appeared that a house servant was involved. Then his body was found. Later on news about this girl having made a huge number of calls to her friend who was a boy. Her popularity in school. And then finally the nail in the coffin of the poor girl. She was found in compromising position with the male servant.

The girl is dead and hence she can’t speak out for herself. The police give us this version of what happened in the house. There were supposedly 4 people in the house, 2 who were in caught in a compromising position are dead. The other two alive have denied the sequence of events. Now if the police release such a sequence was it done on forensic basis? And if it does can it prove the sequence of events to the media. Especially when they announce such a sequence of events to the media. And the press is lapping it up. Ignoring that a girl has been murdered cold heartedly and beyond that her reputation has be murdered by the police aided by the press. So much for justice. I guess dead people don’t care is what the attitude of the Police and Press is.

Without getting emotional and wondering what would these policemen do if their daughter was found murdered? I would stick to facts. Not the facts of the case because I am no lawyer and don’t want to pretend to be a wise guy either. But why is it that over and over when we see a young girl being brutally murdered, her dignity is also murdered in the aftermath. Is it some sort of justification our society needs to come to terms with a murdered teenager? I guess if so then we are a society of cannibals. Sure we dont cook human beings, but surely we feed on each other.

Valentine’s Day

It was a nice bright beautifull morning. You know one of those beautiful mornings when you step out and go for a stroll.
Strolling in a park wondering what I would do on another lonely Valentine’s Day.
So now I am walking in the park and a small child about three years old gives me a rose. Wishes me Happy Valentines Day and turns around. Yeah before you go all Awwh .. the kid turns around to see her mother slap herself on the forehead. And she calls out the name of another 3 year old kid a few feet behind me whom the girl was supposed to give the rose to.
The kid looks confused. I hand her back the rose and wish her a good day and walk along.
Since when did parks have so many kids around I wonder ! Then I wondered why shouldnt there be kids in a park. What is it with India where you find kids loitering infront of the television and PS2 and old people go out in the park.
More of that later…. So now that I have strolled enough along the park I decide to take a break and sit down on a bench. First ones broken. The other ones has be spat upon so …hmmm.
I sat on a rock. I dont know where the rock came from… but its obvious there were a lot of rocks around where people could sit on in this park.
Benches just were for something else I guess.
The 3 year old then handed an old couple a red rose and probably wished them Happy Valentine’s Day. I watched and smiled. I dont know if thats what Valentine’s Day is supposed to be or not. If its against our culture or if its western culture corrupting our youth.. but then this three year old kid seemed to make a lot of sense of the big V day than all of social commentators and politicians and experts at what not.