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Sunday, June 3, 2007

TACKLING THE TACKY TV

Just when i think of snatching an early sleep,or finishing off my book(which i confess i delve into,longer than required) or listen to some good music....
The brouhaha begins..
My craving for good music is confronted with my mom's love for that insane hullaballo.
Yes,loathe it from the bottom of your heart,liver or whatever...
Our Moms and Aunts are all drawn to this farce.
Well,the omnipresent K-serials,ruling the charts all over,shooting the TRPs like never before..
Why in the world is it called a "story about every home"(KAHAANI GHAR GHAR KI)??
So will Miss KEkta Kapoor tell us how often has she seen pre-marital,extra-marital affairs,unwed mothers,illegimate children,infidelity plaguing our home and hearth???
ohh!! i just forgot to add Amnesia and that perfect face-off (plastic surgeries) too.
What a blow to our rich cultural and familial heritage!!
And longevity and life expectancy be blessed..Census and demography deptt.Check your figures please.
Five generations in a family is too common a thing to witness in our Indian families today.
Ask Miss KEkta....
Talking about multiple marriages and polygamy.
GOD!! Even my little niece who plays with her dolls hasn't married off her Barbies that many times as often as the characters in the soap operas..
All lambasting the Hindu marriage act..
Why doesn't the information and broadcasting ministry first take a strict action against this tomfoolery on the Desi TV circuit rather than banning AXN in India??
And just when you thought the Mrs.too good to be true is done with all the "tear jerking" sermons on uber sugery ethics.
Watch out!!because here comes the conniving and conspiring Chachi(aunt),with oodles of make-up,sporting those fancy bindis,heavy jewellery.All charged up, in revenge,to take away the property and berate the rest in the family.
Uffffffff.......
And thats not all,when you feel this half an hour of moonshine soap has finally slipped off from your hands for the day.
Take a break and come back to listen to all those dulcet singers,or must i say nasal screeching Music directors quarreling on the small screen.
Yeah! I am talking about the host of Music/dance competitions on TV these days..each promising to"bring out the hidden talent in" and "promising to give a break".

The final onslaught on my aural nerves comes when my neighbour Sumi(inspired by the talent hunts shows) armed with her harmonium,starts her riyaaz (singing practice)
at 11p.m.Its been a year but she still screams the same sa-re-ga-ma...
After all this...i no longer am in a position to wish mom "Good Night" these days..
Instead i am forced to scream aloud another two lettered phrase "EARPLUGS PLEASE".

9 comments:

kunal said...

ye baat bharat ke har grihini ki samajh me aajaye to shayad desh kaa kayapalat ho jae
well its my 1st opprtunity 2 leave a comment abt someones blog......
kunki man jhooth nahin bolta :), the concise oxford dictionary was never so useful before. hum to aapki lekhni ke kaayal ho gaye hain.
another issue to be mentioned abt ths k seies is that they r indeed slower than a tortoise with no end visible in necase.....
a nice approach towards writing.......cld use some more adjectives.......
waiting 4 the next one...

kunal said...

ye baat bharat ke har grihini ki samajh me aajaye to shayad desh kaa kayapalat ho jae
well its my 1st opprtunity 2 leave a comment abt someones blog......
kunki man jhooth nahin bolta :), the concise oxford dictionary was never so useful before. hum to aapki lekhni ke kaayal ho gaye hain.
another issue to be mentioned abt ths k seies is that they r indeed slower than a tortoise with no end visible in necase.....
a nice approach towards writing.......cld use some more adjectives.......
waiting 4 the next one...

summercrush2002 said...

ya i totally agre...n i always say....kahaani ghar ghar ki????....god forbid kissi bhi ghar ki kahani ayesi ho!!!! N the kind of approaches they take....generally the baddies in these serials r more sensible than then goody two ole shoes..... n a career oriented woman is so...bad coz she is not doing a karva-chaut for her pati-parmeshwar ......hasn't the modern indian woman come a long way frm all this....????n wats wrong wid the taste of our nation....we like himesh's singing n ekta's serials......real bright future we got!!!!!!!!!

saurabh said...

First gal I have heard who dislikes Ekta Kapoor mushy crap.

Welcome to the club!

Mritunjay said...

hey....u rite really gr8 yaar...
cnt help bein so impressed....wht i must say bout u is tht u alwaz rite bout all realistic n meaningful topics.....wheder d smarth thingy....or dis one....

thou im gr8ful 2 god tht ma mumma nt much interested in all dez K-showz...bt i must say man...deze showz r smthin tht can mak u loose ya mental balance....itz a 3rd degree torture...lolz...

as u said..netime...d charecterz r conspirin agaisnt sum1 r d oder...man...wht d heck,,?? evn 2 me dsnt luk lik kahani ghar ghar ki bi ne angle.....

EKTA----wht i say fr u is....gal...
go n get a life....n puleez spare d nation...whteva cukin in ya head,,,keep it 2 u....ma sympathy wid all her vitimz...lolz....
peace out....

saurabh said...

well,2 Saurabhz augur confusion...
nywz,1on this endz called Aditya..

waise,I think this genre is doin a hell lotta good..herez a point..

1.such shows,terrify genxt gurlz enuf4them2drop the idea f becomin schemin housewives..luk more gurlz gettin into pro courses..
2.5 gens in a family stimulates our biotechie cerebraz enuf4them 2think on these lines n make itpossible..(ne questions..?)
3.well,its a full fledged trainin4soon 2b getin married gurlz.."kaise banaye apne sasural ko swarg"(read narak....hehehe)..
looks like another k series xtravaganza...1taka-poor zindabad...lollzzz...

megha said...

well its ok tht k serials r bcoming popular n they show nothing but crap..but there r 2 points i wud lyk 2 put fwd-
1.there's nothing 2 b agitated abt..if u dont lyk anything on tv use the remote..n if none of channels appeal to u switch it off..so thers no point complaing abt the contents..its meant 4 a diverse public..
2.i am in awe of ekta kapoor..its her credit tht she is able to sell her idea,however pathetic it sounds to us..she gets the guts to launch new ventures coz her earlier one's r successfull..tht means ppl lyk it..so wats the problem...and as ekta says-if u dont lyk them dont watch them..and yes how can u allow such insignificant stuff take up ur tym??u hv sum g8 ideas..concentrate on them..
so all the best gal!!waiting 4 sum more significant stuff!!

deepexperience said...

felt great seeing a girl blast miss "Kekta" ( although I guess she's immune to criticism ).Much as I hate these talent hunt shows they're airing on TV these days, I can't forget those "Indian Idol-1" times when in my first yr, the hostel TV room used to be full to capacity on friday nights with guys rooting for their favourite contestants.... need I say the writing is great as always???

Vineet said...

nice blog...bt if i am not mistaken you were the one who used to come running from school to watch that 4'o clock ekta kapoor crap (i dnt remember d name of that serial)