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The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life is when dreams are surrendered to reality.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Breaking News...

Young british tourist raped and murdered in Goa.

German woman tourist molested by cab driver in Jaipur.

Old couple murdered in their Noida home. Servant suspected.

Police arrest parents for murder of little girl.

All this when the nation is going thru a crisis of grave importance...rising oil prices. While the major oil companies are losing about Rs.600 crores daily on subsidies and Mr. Manmohan Singh has come out and told that the Government won't be able to save the consumer, the main headlines in our national news channels are about Amitabh Bachchan's new found obsession with blogging. The shrillness of news reporting is in stark contrast to the vacuousness of the content. Media's voyeristic frenzy in reporting isolated issues as national calamities coupled with playing an activist role with a crusaders zeal in protecting the rights of the urban upper middle class is disconcerting at even the surface level, but dangerous when you look deeper and consider the apathy we show towards actual issues that the country faces.

While contemplating pneumatic mode of transport that doesn't require fuel, I am forced to listen to the latest breaking news,

An American woman student found in a drugged state in Chennai...undergarments missing.
Question for the day, Does the missing undergarment expose vital clues? Please send in your sms's to...

Long ago you had magazines like Crime, Murder Weekly and it's clones...now you have NDTV, CNN-IBN, Headlines Today, Times Now and more.

Where is the green plant when I need it...

Mindfuck.

3 Comments:

Blogger Green Alien said...

For the media, the audiance is not us who see these news, the actual audiance for them is the corporates who actually pay them for the timeslots. We are just mere commodities that they sell to the them (the advertisers) and definitly these advertisers are not targeting the ones for whom the PM must actually be standing upto!

Meanwhile, I am waiting for your review on White Tiger... whenever you get time :)

June 03, 2008 4:31 PM  
Blogger MAN IN PAINTING said...

Who do these people address?what are their real concerns?They are the new age fiction builders.Each moment they create a world to watch wonder and forget.
Thanx for the post.
Me a new one.
like pig in the city
visit my blog when u get time..

June 11, 2008 12:10 PM  
Anonymous sabita said...

well, the Chennai offenders just got bail...AFTER being caught on camera with the girl. Reasoning? The American provoked them by getting drunk, and she was therefore, available.

I could help you with that green plant...

June 26, 2008 4:39 AM  

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