I like watching TV programs but I am not a couch potato. The shows I watch regularly are a couple of TV serials, comedy shows, favorite film songs, cricket matches, and of course, the news channels just to keep myself abreast of the latest developments.Â
Since most of the news channels are 24/7 by nature, you canâ€™t expect fresh items all the time. Sometimes it is interesting to watch the young media persons extracting the views of the VIPs on a particular event and we feel a bit embarrassed or overjoyed when the VIP struggles for wordsâ€”depending on who that VIP is.Â
But I have my own reservations about those exquisite interviews conducted by certain senior journalists. The persons interviewed are invariably some top ranking politician and it is made to appear that it is a friendly chat but very soon we realize that we are watching a one man show. The person interviewed hardly gets a chance to express his views in a calm and collected way. He is not allowed to complete his answer, he feels so uncomfortable that he blurts out something. The next day that part of the answer hits the headline!