Over the past fortnight, India has transformed into a country with hardly any crime taking place. There is just one issue that is plaguing the whole nation, and that is the involvement of quite a lot of rich guys who are involved with an event that has resulted in considerable reduction in the favourite past time of the Indians, the process of procreation.
If one were to go by the news, rather breaking news, on ‘breaking news channels’ these days, the aforesaid would truly come out to be a reality. It doesn’t matter if a teenager is raped by her father or if a couple of people in over a billion are burnt to death because they belonged to the lowest caste in the Hindu caste system, what matters is who the hell is responsible for making huge sums of money by ruining the fertile Indian beds! As is common observation, the Indians have been glued to the idiot box to watch a tamasha that goes by the name of the Indian Premier League or the IPL for the past few weeks.
The truth that Arnab Goswami has totally lost it, is highlighted in the fact that his channel always has breaking news pertaining to IPL. I doubt if a bomb blast in any of the Indian cities would make it to the headlines in these times of visibly important news. NDTV’s Barkha Dutt did play a good role in resurrection of the news channel after Times Now had capitalised on the coverage of the Mumbai attacks. Sadly, NDTV too, is in the same bandwagon for building TRPs on back of the IPL mayhem. A cyclone struck in West Bengal and over a hundred people lost their lives. The only news channel covering that story regularly was BBC World. There was not a speck of shame on Indian news channels’ face.
Fortunately for Indians, censorship of the internet is not in place and we can read about what is going on in other parts of the country. Where is the sense of journalism that these Managing Editors once exuded? Why don’t they realise that a substantial majority of people are interested in knowing what is going on in their country apart from cricket and sportspersons getting married? Concerned and responsible media, eh?