TV Serials have become very popular in India, though they are, invariably, the same stories repeated or rather old wine in new bottles. The whole drama happens between two diametrically opposite personalities. At the one end, you have an extremely cultured broad-minded person (mostly a woman) who is as embodiment of sacrifices but very talented too. The viewers hold their breath when the hero overcomes one obstacle after the other. At the other end, of course, there is a villain or a vamp who would not let the hero live peacefully. These villains have their henchmen who would carry out any orders from their â€˜mastersâ€™ to frustrate the good-hearted heroine/hero. I too may be repeating these well-known facts, but that is not the point. It seems some directors or playwrights have a hidden agenda. Most of the villains bear the names of godâ€™s worshipped in India. So are the names of their houses too. What is their motive? Some humour at the expense of a religion?… or a mild insult?… I leave it you.
Author: P U Krishnan
First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Naduâ€”I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first. View all posts by P U Krishnan