Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My reply to Mr. Madhvan Narayan (his defence for media)

Response to http://tinyurl.com/amitabhmasand: reply of Mr. Narayan to Mr. Amitabh.
(backdrop: Rajeev masand from CNN-IBN called Akshay kumar a jackass for kumar visited ill RK Laxma (legendary cartoonist for his film publicity. In his blog, Mr. Narayan has defended media to an extent and shown other side and my reply is to the reply of Mr. Narayan which he gave to to Mr. Amitabh)

Dear Mr. Madhvan,

I am writing this letter as reply to your mail which was your reply to Big B

At the outset, I would like to let you know, Yes, I m fan of Amitabh Bachchan’s acting and no denying to it, But I am no fan of Mr. Akshay kumar or have no ill-bias against you (I hope you know that) or Mr. Rajeev. My reply is purely to the reaction of Mr. Bachchan to “jackass” phrase used by Mr. Rajeev and your reply to Big B.

I would also mention that I have enjoyed whatever little conversation I managed to have with you and would thank you for letting me have that privilege where in I could discuss few stuff with you despite your busy schedule and high profile post that you hold.

Now to start with the reason I am writing you this letter

Media is a very important arm of our democracy and has huge responsibility in our democratic setup and to sustain it. Print media to certain extent has fulfilled it. But electronic media has very mixed and colourful score card.

The rat race started in electronic media which is backed by media houses who eyes only top line / bottom line; profit margins and TRPs have taken the society as a whole to new low. In this entire scenario media cannot take a moral high ground or pass the buck to certain sections of society (film fraternity included). The arrogant nature and close ears with fiefdom mindset of certain media journalist are causing trouble to these thick skinned journo’s in digesting the reaction / reply from the other side of table.

Before dissecting the issue further, I will readily accept your view to an extent that using the illness of legend Shri. RK Laxman is cheap. To this, I will add up that using illness of any human being for cheap publicity is bad, and if human being whose illness is used is an old man then it is worse and if he is celebrity old man, who didn’t receive the care he then deserved, then its crime. Now my question to media is that how on the earth anyone except Akshay kumar and legendary cartoonist got to know about the visit? Isn’t it a plain simple logic Kumar took certain greedy and cheap media guy and video man who with cold heart as that of kumar covered the whole act and also aired it / published it for cheap monetary gains and TRP? And if Kumar is called “jackass” for his act, and that he is called rightly so, than what is the definition of those media people from YOUR fraternity who not only covered this cheap act but also even aired it. And please don’t come out with explanation that media wanted to expose the cheap act because if media had not supported shameful act of Kumar then this publicity stunt would have never been successful. Here again I would put emphasis that media was equally responsible for humiliating the legend as was Akshay kumar. So I request to media please do not take moral high ground or have victimization stand.

There have been cases where media instigated the person to commit suicide in front of camera for cheap TRPs, there are also cases where victim / injured is been covered with cold blood instead of acting in capacity of human to help the victim / injured. The vendetta against Shri Narendra Modi is again one of the best example where he is lambasted by fake news and then there is no courtesy of apologizing even when proven wrong (read NDTV and CNN IBN here, along with few noted journalist). If media stops airing paid news and giving importance to trivial gossips then I guess the above problem would never have occurred. Again, media dug this hole for such low act to get some petty TRP and in a smart manner it accused the user and recipient of this hole. To me the one who digs this kind of pot hole is equally and more responsible.

The trade union mindset in the media fraternity is good enough for someone (especially celebrity) to earn a bad name even without committing equally bad deed. There are times when extra enthusiastic media people infringes the privacy of people (celebrity included) and the basic humanly reaction of the people is scandalized by entire media through groupism. One of the best comparable and recent example, few months back, a camera man violated the security cordon of Indian Cricket team to get few pictures of Indian star cricketers and in that bid he did managed to hit Harbhajan Singh on the forehead, which was clearly visible in the video footage and all bhajji did was react by pushing the camera aside. The entire media except Times Now scandalized as “bhajji man handles media yet again”. Not one TV journo questioned camera man about his violation of security cordon (which is a CRIME), and leave aside seeking apology from the channel for which he worked. 30 minutes non-stop coverage was good enough to take the cheap revenge from bhajji for the act for which he was not even responsible. Again when Hrthik Roshan bashed up media person at Shirdi when the cameramen was trying to infringe privacy of Roshan family inside the temple, did the media questioned this cheap act of camera man & journo’s to follow the people in Temple with the camera and with a purpose to violate the privacy and not to pray? Why is that cameraman given cushion despite committing such a creepy act, what I would define as heinous crime and insulting the purity of temple for sake of TRP of the channel?

If it is agreed for a moment that media does not have trade union mindset, even then for sake of money and TRP’s the channel has stoop so low in its own individual capacity. In the case of paid news, who is to be blamed, only the party or even media, I would reckon media is equally and in fact more guilty for using its mass believing medium for spreading biased news.

Media is the best case where the serial rapist pleads to be victim and then acts as judge to announce the punishment it also claps in group as audience too.

I agree celebrity are equal responsible and even we viewers / audiences also have high share in such crimes for I do believe, the idea which rules society (celebrity / media / layman included) is “jo dikhta hai woh beekta hai and jo ek baar beek gaya woh hi baar baar dikhta hai”. The media is used as tool for cheap publicity and fake news to get score level with one’s enemy or for some monetary gains. The people using media are as criminal as media itself. But larger question is why do media allow all this? Is it for the sake of money? And then why does it take moral high ground when it gets caught. Media should either call itself as entertainment channel / medium or should have disclaimer that “News shown could be affected by the personal and corporate bias of the anchor or channel”.

In all I just want to say that in the current degradation media should not claim to be victim for it is one of the leading culprit. The solution is self-introspection by the media instead of buck passing the fault to every another person.

I am too small in compared to experience I have in front of you, and in case of being offensive with the words and expression I would apologize but the idea and content attracts no apology.

Thanking you

Mr. Jaymin Panchal

(Who religiously reads your tweets and occasionally interacts with you on twitter)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The hidden darkness of Shinning India.

Article written by Ms. Nisha, a real gud read on definition n expectation real INDIAN, connect her at http://www.nisharp.com/ for various topical discussion and expression with garnishing of poems

The hidden darkness of Shinning India.

If I may ask a simple question: Define an Indian? Then I am damn sure that there would be many people who will raise their eyes, make wired faces and than move their mouse to search for my name before going through the page.

What a stupid question? Isn’t it? Even an idiot, living in India can provide a very well defined answer. Agreed! But I would still stick to it. Ok, let me modify it a little for your convenience. Who is a true Indian like-Define?

Come on! We have our answers readily available; perhaps it has been cooked, garnished and preserved like a heirloom. In addition, to keep it fresh we get to revise it frequently from time to time, on 15th August, 26th January or 2nd October.

P.S- The rule of showing patriotism or acting like a true Indian hold true only across border or at the time of any foreign particle /person /entity attack. “For the residents of India” the rule is void.

We, the 120 crores “janta” living in 28 states, 7 union territories,606 districts, speaking approximate 400 languages following 6 major religions with a few sub religion reside in India but do not strictly live for India. Janta know this, unfortunately. YES.

So, Janta do we still count on our pride as an Indian (NRI’s excluded) when we keep on reminding ourselves as an enemy in disguise to our country’s growth, in short to our own growth. I don’t at least.

More than that, I want to vociferate on handful of anti – Indians who call themselves the vanguard of the India’s eroding culture and have taken the sole responsibility of protecting it. How? By vandalizing the property and terrorizing the poor crowd. Also I am Amazed at their own they manufacture the definition of “being INDIAN”. According to this new brand of moral police the people who celebrate Valentine’s Day, or enjoy music at discotheques are equated to be Anti – INDIANS, well well its so rubbish, isn’t it. I along with many friends have celebrated Valentine’s Day or have been to pub and had couple of drinks, but I can proudly say we are more of INDIAN by heart than this moral police brigade. Their Favourite target- the vulnerable women who are dragged, stabbed, beaten, and abused both physically and verbally publicly for being characterless (according to their stupid double standards) and not following the code of conduct. WTF. Who gave them the right to satisfy their umbrage? Who gave them right in democratic country to decide how people will enjoy (that too harmlessly). Why are they too plucky to create chaos fearlessly? Whereas these so called followers of Lord Ram and Lord Shiva can audaciously stand in middle of road with their desi tharra with tilak and danda; eve teasing. Do we question? No. Instead, we set our eyes enjoying the live video footage of such nonsense harrowing incidents with utmost interest. OUR friend, media in return twist and turn it in their most serious and rigorous form, raise its temperature to boiling point, sensationalize it then leave it at the midst in the light of fresher hot news. After all TRP counts! Remember it makes us fool because it shows only what it wants to show, the truth still untouched the reality buried.

We keep on fighting petty grotesque battles with our own compatriots just for the sake of creating a gang of pseudo supporters for our selfish motive. Do we really gain anything except a bit of the ephemeral psychological win? Check your own conscience and the answer is “A big NO”. Right? On contrary, we have been paying hefty price regardless of the fact that by this we fell on our face and start the miles long journey again from the scratch. Nevertheless, we are too adamant to accept the truth. YOU win or I win its WE who loose together – Always. Let it be in name of religion, region, culture, or language. The bloodstain is everywhere. Mother India, are you crying? Who cares! Let me remind you that the bloodshed on the warfront is only justified when the ties across the country are strong and the people belong to the country and not to bits and parts. All heart tune to just one beat- INDIA.

I am sadly sad to say this but if India with all diversities in religion(cricket-mini religion), language, culture, sub culture, caste, sub caste, creed, region, colour (everything of which we proudly brag around in a foreign country) is mixed and made into a cocktail, I am sure the drink would not give any good or sweet but ONLY a bitter taste with no fragrance of “Incredible India”. Pardon me but that is truly true and I am obviously angry on it. We voluntarily bow to another country’s commandments the day we step at the airport but totally delete that sense when we are back. There, we don’t even cough without covering our mouth and HERE we throw a sack full of rotten garbage right in the middle of road. If questioned the absurd answer is same everywhere. “ Pahle se ganda hi hai, tumhe problem hai to tumhi saaf kardo”. There, we pay all taxes fully much before the deadline but here we prepare strategies to save OUR money (sorry hard earned). Dare we break or question them but HERE we are ready with our arguments because we have almost forgotten that we live in a country, we have forgotten the essence of word-OUR. We are ready to “embrace” a new different system but “embarrass” our own. We are proud Indians but only outside our country! Give me one genuine reason why should not I be sad at this and I would succumb.

Get up in the morning and start the day with one or other disheartening issues, which flames the angrier side of me. Be it the rout at gruesome accident stopped for a refreshment break and vamoose for the routine. Be it the murder of senior citizen where no neighbour came for timely help because they were too busy to hear the old couple’s plea. Be it a mendicant small kid at the traffic signal, looking at whose pitiable condition we silently say,”kash main kuch kar pata,” only to forget the next moment. And this holds true for all, be it “chotu” by whose hand all WE revolutionist class of people receive OUR morning tea OR let it be the rowdy behaviour with the women by so called educated professional males in the workplace, If anyone complaint’s even the police say, “who ask you to go and work at night!” Damn. We worship matarani with full gusto but while looking at women we have an evil eye. The newspaper is flowing with shameful rapes, fawning female foeticide, pathetic sex ratio, surprising student’s suicide, miserable child labor, doleful dowry cases and irritating minor girls trafficking. We have not even spared holy Ganges and have literally converted it into a big garbage can and then we dip into it shamelessly asking her forgiveness for our sin. Will she? We are helpless (we strongly feel so) and as usual we are ready with our answer, “saala pura system hi kharab hai, sab ek jaise.” However, we forget we are very much a part of the system and we need to do our share of chores. Do we even heed to our duties, 1%? – No. Have we questioned our self?-NEVER.

Leave the above “reality shows” and there is something that is creating its fear virtually but effectively, the ridiculous menace of social websites. Insane but a good way out to vomit your frustration of rejection or avenge the insult. Psychotics have found the easiest way to flaunt their dangerous ability to harass (punish according to them) and “repay” the person from “friends list” or general strangers to revenge the insult that should be ignored and forgotten. Just because it does not require much effort, these people reach at a click away and skedaddle is too easy until found, complaint and looked upon. Women and children are the favourite sensitive ones who are bullied largely; the obnoxious treatment is on rise and we are in illusion, “come on its for OTHERS will not affect US.”. Now can I rename it as Anti Social Website? Why not?. The hypocrites who shy away from talking about sex in public in name of “Bharatiya sanskriti & saram haya” shun all shames in the dark showing their brutal side. F*** Where does he sell off his conscience when ferociously post the photo shopped obscure pictures or make the MMS clip which in turn is shared by half the city religiously. Why can’t others complain and boycott such malicious deed. If demand cease so does the supply. However, why should they? Because its not our sister, mother, wife. We forgot that disrespect to one is disrespect to all. Still go on killing the women’s dignity, drilling her emotionally, and psychologically. Tell me are we not responsible? Think.

So, is there any field where we are no.1 Yes here it is. In June 2006 in the survey of “The Polite Countries of the world”, we (Mumbai) bagged the award for being the No. 1 but only from the last! Phew! At least here, the rank matters. ;) Let it be tourists, elderly person, vendor, autowallah, or anyone other than we know, are all our enemies. We feel anyone who approaches us with an innocuous question is a die-hard criminal and if we talk politely for few milliseconds, it would directly divide our dignity to half. We are too skeptical. We break traffic rules and argue with the dutiful cops. We try to negotiate, unfortunately, we get it too. Then how on this earth have we any rights to blame anyone but “WE” for corruption. We happily pass this and many more crookedness to our kids too, creating a clone of ourselves that we aggressively wish them to follow. Alas!

Well, The “Sone ki Chidiya(The Golden Bird) is now “The Sleeping bird”. We have drugged her and made her kumbhkaran. It’s High time to get rid of the attitude of, “Sab chalta hai” and come in sense of Pro country, pro people and pro progress.

We-the people are the backbone. We have the full right to question our “servants & representatives” and not to get rid off with our sleeping minds. Can’t we just be The People of republic India and follow the religion “India” first? Do not forget “By the People”. Take one card out from middle of the pile of cards and everything fall to dead. Exactly! In that sense each one of us are that one card. We are not powerful until you use power within us. The fire in us can burn nothing, not even our passion until we use it. I we believe: We have the sense; we are not just mindless big crowd; we are not the lost world, BUT we are the biggest democracy. And then just one more thing is required (I am not telling to go on warfront) and that us the guts to say “No”, say NO to the bribery, corruption, immorality, unethical, injustice, and above all to our beastly greed. Be very much a part of system, instead of choking the line at the basic, push it for the better, and condemn the wrongdoing and doers. Why wait to “wake up” until it directly affects us then to end that virus at the budding stage. Don’t adumbrate, evoke and elicit for a new beginning. In the land of Gandhi, Ram, Krishna, Buddha and Mahaveer, none taught us to suppress our conscience instead; they taught us the way to renaissance. Right! For us the path is far easier if we ourselves put into the small action. After all, it’s drop by drop the whole sea is filled. We are the drop and the beautiful tomorrow is impeccably in our own hands. And lastly we need to pledge to not be the herd directed by someone, Not let few lunatics define us and our Being INDIAN. Lets we be a Proud INDIA and importantly lets give our motherland “INDIA” a chance to feel proud because of us, We young passionate and patriotic PROUD INDIANS.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The SAD fact which should hurt ALL

Disclaimer!!!: Its not my creation, but a forward I received and In my attempt to get this fact more visibilty I am using my blog as a platform

WHO Deserves MORE?

The India cricket team bus. & DON'T MISS the VIJAY RATH

Now lets have a look at the luxury our commandos had after their 60 hr sleepless battle!!!

The Black Cat (NSG) commando bus after operation at TAJ .

What a shame and disgrace to every citizen of India that the elite NSG
Force was transported into ordinary BEST buses,whereas our cricketers are transported into state of the art
luxury buses, these Jawans lay down their lives to protect every Indian and these cricketers get paid
even if they lose a match,we worship these cricketers and forget the martyrdom of these brave Jawans.

Do not worry about those who have come thru boats...
Our forces can easily defeat them.
WORRY about those who have come thru votes....
Those are our REAL ENEMIES.. ,

The Jawans should be paid the salaries of the cricketers and the cricketers should be paid the salaries of the Jawans.

Huh... This is our India....

Saturday, March 6, 2010

MF Hussain ... WTF

At the outset, This blog is written by a Proud HINDU who is Indian first. Also the thoughts presented here are by no means mixed with religious inclination.

An artist thinks ahead of time
.”- Hussain. He is right, I do agree with him. An artist with his thought at higher bar from society always gives direction to society. Leonardo da Vinci, when he painted Mona LISA wanted to convey through smile of lady the kind of mythic embodiment of eternal femininity. He had the message and the reason for Mona LISA painting is still considered to be greatest art. Take another recent example of Taslima, when she should be supported for her idea towards freeing women is something to admire of. Her writings too has message for the society. An art is above all religion. It is to be respected beyond boundaries of religion or ideology. But an artist too has some responsibilities, no TOM, DICK or Harry and Harry’s brother can use art as disguise to project his dirt filled mind.

If Hussain believes his art of uncivilized portrait of GODDESS has some message or meaning, why has he not come out and explained it. Just by using parallels of other great artist one can never get away from his nonsense work.

Hussain is not targeted because he is a muslim or old artist, but because he insulted GOD. The intellectual media who tries to protect him saying he is old man and is targeted since he is minority (read muslim) should be ashamed. For I can assure, had the artist been HARICHAND or HIRALAL, the agitation would have been much stronger. The media is to understand, when a mother is insulted you don’t go out to check the nationality or religion of the culprit.

The media comes out with the idea of freedom of expression/ freedom of thoughts / freedom of art, this is just hogwash. Will any of the intellectual allow any of their loved one to be painted NUDE and will they applaud the painting as art (without taking consent of the concerned person).

Right always comes with responsibility, and without responsibility it is abuse of the power and right. Hussain in his capacity painted what he thought, but it was no more than an insult leave aside calling it a art. If he has message or idea behind this painting, which I guess would be as dirty as the person is he, but still let him convey what he wanted to say through the painting.

An artist has to be a good human first, if he insulted the feeling of GOD, and not the myths on blind faith traditions. At this point I would also add that the manner of protest against him was wrong, violent protest is by no means a civilized way. The culprit protestors should be punished, but first Hussain has to be brought back and tried and if possible be given a sentence.

The media is stooped and hypocritical to the core, while if foreign advertisers use the GOD and GODDESS figure on the product or even use GANHIJI as tool of promotion is considered as insult by media. At times they also show GOD in uncivilized manner on shoes or holding cigarettes. Why don’t they give discount to creative advertisers that freedom of expression? Or do media believe that only Indians should insult India Or is it like only pseudo great artist people get the license to insult India.
Disclaimer – I oppose vehemently advertiser playing with religious feeling of any human being.

I am just afraid, these pseudo intellectuals will soon start advocating for PORN as form of expression and art. And if GODESS are to be painted nude, then y der is hue and cry over morphed nudity of celebrity, Hussain didnt took the permission of GOD to paint them nude so does these cyber criminals will not take permission and paint any 1 nude and circulate in name of art. I am not at all advocating this kind of acts, but just making media and pseudo intellectuals what an abuse of "FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION can lead to

A monkey face of Micelle Obama is racism, a rant against Shilpa Shetty is racism but the belief in GOD to painted NUDE is art .... WTF, media when will you be using your mind
Certain political party is up in hands to bring back hussain and are advocating freedom of art, my question will they allow Hussain to paint their party leader in uncivilized manner and frame it in every party office? They can’t take a word against their party leader and goes on crying foul, but an insult to GOD of million believers is just an art.

If Freedom of expression is advocated sooo much; then anti-social people giving out hate speeches will also use this right to advocate their notions. The Babri Masjid demolition is crime; it can also be advocated freedom of expression and thought. Can media understand the fallout of their narrow mind and narrow thinking to grab TRP by supporting wrong cause.

I would say get real man! Understand the fine line between progressive thinking and an insult. Everyone has freedom of thought and expression but kindly use it wisely, Its not to please millions and masses, but if your thoughts are revolutionary get up and explain, just by being an artist and you insult and think of getting away is nonsense. I do agree, we should get back Hussain to kick his a$$. A example for other people to understand, that while we salute path breaking thoughts of Taslima we can kick a$$ of person insulting our mother

Friday, January 22, 2010

IPL snub ... is it really a SNUB

After reading to reactions from Pakistan and few Indian ex-players and Media, I just wonder, Is this event of leaving paki players, so imp to create such a hooplah

I guess, people of both the countries are over emotional. This ISSUE is blown out of proportion more so by media and politicians for their own GAINS.

1. ONLY 1 Australian was purchased in IPL, even India has tension with OZ on topic of Attacks on India... But u never saw any OZ minister coming out and shouting of discrimination.

2. IPL is more of a business than a cricket; wat the owner will look is will they get full service of a particular player for the price he is been paid.
Again If Pakistan government wants their players to come, will they guarantee no nonsense during IPL and that their players would be available to India for entire season, and If not are they ready to reimburse the loses

3. Terrorist and Few Political out fits are raring to disrupt the smoothness of IPL if paki and OZ players were to b included; Instead Pakistani players are guaranteed safety from emotional violence which could have occurred due to inaction of their government
If Pakistan government is so desperate to send their players, then security of their player should b their head ache; CUZ we don't want; if they r desperate to come, look after for your own self.
Pakistani government want Indian money, Indian security and guarantee, but complete inaction toward sentiments of India

4. The people who are saying Politics and Sports is not to be mixed, can they answer why was South Africa banned for 17 years?? (It was cuz of their racism POLICY) and Why was Zimbabwe recently stripped off, why many countries decided against going to Zimbabwe in 2007-2009, it was purely protest against Dictatorship.
So y b hypocrite in justifying the BAN of South Africa and Going GAGA over BUSINESS decision of IPL owners.

5. Lastly no players are representing their country in IPL, they r representing only India. So nothing is against any country. It is to b cautious and safe then to risk life of foreign players (read pakistani and OZ)