What is nebulous in this issue is - who ever gave
the right to these self proclaimed sentinels and guardians
of societal values to pass a moral dogma on women?
Even if Ranjitha were to be involved in any kind of
activity, it is she, and singularly so, that decides
what she wants to do with her life for the simple
fact that it is her life, and no one else’s.
Simply put, she is not answerable to any one except
herself. If she is in a committed relationship, perhaps
this is an issue of concern to her partner (on an
extended level). In such a premise, the acts of television
channels are unpardonable and beyond the realms of
In our country when there is a censor board for films,
certain type of check point for television programs
becomes mandatory (especially under such circumstances)
as well as this has the lethal potency to slither
into our drawing rooms to the many vulnerable minds.
At an age of information explosion, the world of internet
has also brought in some kind of expurgation in the
recent release of a music video involving Lady Gaga
and Beyonce. Of course its efficacy is still debatable
but a step forward indeed.
Be it an earthquake or an act of terrorism or as
lame an act as a morning stroll by a celebrity, the
event attracts the television channels which go into
a feverish frenzy attempting to cover it competing
with the others in the race for the maddening TRPs.
At the end of the day, TRPs rule. As a powerful medium
which can make a massive impact on society (both ways),
is there not a social responsibility up their sleeve,
but never dropped when demanded? Let us introspect!
Global warming which appeared to be several light
years away has actually knocked at our doors and there
are very many real and pertinent issues that seriously
threaten the every day existence of mankind that needs
the attention and intervention of powerful media.
Unfortunately, their creative energy appears to be
squandered in filming the bedroom antics of (in) famous
There is a huge responsibility in every one of us
to leave behind a better place for our next generations.
Let us in the least, try to put the right baby foot
forward, towards the reachable, as also follow the
‘live and let live’ maxim for the betterment
of one and all. Let us direct our ‘Chi’