Dreams: April 2008


Dreams are answers
       to questions
       we haven't yet
       figured out
       how to ask.

Amitabh on Press and Commercialism of it ...

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
An interesting post from the Big B in his blog:

No judgment, no comments ... just like the way his thoughts flow on a topic that has been troubling me (and many alike) for some time ...

Indian News Channels, Stop It !!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008
As if the non-ending, nature defying soap operas were not playing their part, the Indian News channels have come to join the group.

Each time, I watch some elaborate dramatization of issues that are so nerve wrecking, it makes me sick to death!!! Shekhar often asks me to not watch the Hindi News channel, but what can I do. I have grown up seeing my father watch only the news channel and indeed they were such a pleasure to watch, when I think of it. The news then meant class and serious business!

Today, for instance, I just tuned in to a channel where the reporters were interviewing a 12 year old rape victim in front of camera, asking all sorts of questions and elaborating this with their interpretation of what the girl had said. First of all why would the parents allow that and secondly, where is the ethics and sensibility in journalism today??? I did not get or feel differently (other than this rage on the report itself), from hearing that young girl speak. The one line news about this incident, in itself was shocking and painful to hear!

I feel guilty of promoting this kind of reporting, by knowing that it is present and not doing anything to stop it. But, I really want to do something about it. I really want to!


One smile a day ...

Saturday, April 12, 2008
I have been hibernating from blogger for sometime as my priorities have shifted a bit ... will be back soon! Anyways, a thought just occurred to me and I wanted to pen it down.

How nice would it be, if a florist sent one flower arrangement a day to someone, just to brighten and freshen up that person's day. For the florist, it may not be a big deal but just a small gesture would really bring smile to some one. How nice it would be, if we just did something in the normal course of our day, not really going out of our way, to make someone's day ...

Seeing smiling faces all around would definitely make the world a great place to live. And we can do it - just one smile a day ...