Long back… man was very busy in doing interesting things… like inventing fire, dancing around fire, inventing wheel, and then inventing 3 more wheels (for Theju’s car)… inventing words, especially abusive words… later man got busy in building Pyramids, and waging wars (sadly even till today he haven’t stopped this bad habit)… And one day man got really really bored of all these things… and invented TV (hurrraaayyyy…)
“I am one of those guys who have utmost respect for this invention… it’s not idiot’s box in any sense… today with hundreds of channels, thousands of programs… starting from cookery shows to tear showering daily soaps… reality shows to news… TV is full of something (not necessarily useful). If you are a software engineer and especially a bachelor software engineer… I bet you will share same views as mine 🙂
“But things were quite simple few years back… there was only one channel… or in fact TV was synonym for Door-Darshan (or vice a versa)… some news, some nice homely programs and lots of ‘sorry for interruption’ or ‘rukawat ke liye khed hai’ screen… Round the clock non-stop blabbering was remotely relevant then… even DD people used to sleep along with transmission… Luckily, I belong to the generation which has seen good old DD… I have seen Ramayan, Mahabharat and ever thrilling ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ and Sundays I used to get up early for ‘Rangoli’ and then Jungle book, Chandrakantha… I am not sure whether for good or not… that time we had only two options, either DD or go out to play/study…
Why the phrase good OLD things??? Is it because we like old things or because we like the same things better when we become old???
Today there are so many programs that I loose track what to watch… after browsing number of channels; I end up either watching History Channel or F TV (yes… my tastes are miles apart). Imagine one day if all channels disappear from air… and all you have is DD to watch…. Hmmm… big deal… life will be same with one less confusion, ‘which channel to watch?’
DD was government of India channel… so viewer used to watch more or less what minister of broadcasting wants to show… Some might claim that DD had unilateral view of government… but what is happening now??? Every one is broadcasting something or other but in any case things are far from truth. Thanks to people who have more opinion than information and unfortunately they are running this business… In the name of right of expression or intellectual liberty things are going too far, too bad and too ugly. [I am just being diplomatic here and don’t want to pin point any examples…]
What is similarity between Reality shows and today’s news channels??
Answer: Both are staged, tailored and censored as per editor/lobbyist.
So be it good or bad… once DD stood for TV… and last week good old DD celebrated its 50th birthday (Happy belated birthday, DD). Door-Darshan was started with aim to broadcast information… now we are in era of information… so broadcast unbiased, authentic, truth… Someone has put lot of effort for us by inventing TV… so please don’t make his invention an idiot’s box…
Sorry for interruption…. Pyaaaaannnnnkkkkkk…..