Caste System, Crazy people, Facts and Fiction, Humor, In real life, Issues in India, Ooty, P U Krishnan, People, Philosophy, Politics in India

The other side of the show!

“Undue importance is being given to the so-called intellectuals..um…”

“Do you think the intellectuals should keep mum?” The person who conducts the debates on some TV channel interferes, without giving an opportunity to the participant to complete his/her views—may be because the said participant seemed to upset the plans of that particular channel. “Not exactly” ,that participant tries to air his views but the host cuts in again: “What do you mean ‘the so-called intellectual’?” Only those who dance to the tune of the said channel are allowed to complete their sentences!

But still the debates go on. If the matters are not political, the chances are that the participants are allowed to have their say. At the end of the debate, the viewers [if they have not switched over to other interesting channels] find themselves in a mini debate with their kith and kin at home!

Then, there are stage-managed debates which serve as propaganda stuff for certain leaders who are eager to gain some political mileage.

Amidst all these wars of words or one-up-man shows, we do get an opportunity to enjoy the pleasure of listening to the flow of beautifully-worded ideas. And, rarely though, we have healthy debates which bring to light the plight of helpless people, especially of certain students who are brilliant but sidelined by the society simply because they belong to the so-called forward communities. Some good Samaritans come forward to extend monetary help to these bright students.

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 Nadu—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.

4 Comments on “The other side of the show!

  1. The person who conducts the debate always want to hog the lime light by interfering or cutting short the answers of participants because he feels, HE IS THE JUDGE and not the viewers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *