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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Most of the so called "we show the real news" English channels just make a mockery out of the real issues which the government looks into. Just because they don't showcase stories about ghosts troubling villages, or a brother slaps another brother and all that, doesn't mean they show you the real stuff. They are a medium which could so easily portray optimism and hope among viewers regarding administration, functioning , entertainment, etc. But all that they really do is , give their own so called rational conclusion and opinion on an action taken by the government which eventually gets proved down to something the government should be 'embarrassed' about, without even actually knowing the practicalities about it.
The Hindi ones are bearable. At least they are jinxed with trash news. Things that wouldn't really make a perception change in society. But the English ones just seem to take up sensitive issues and give out wrong messages. It can NEVER get subjective here, Because when it's about things that make a society... you always have the right and the wrongs. The right, is something which DOES happen in our 'always critized' government, which sometimes is not aired, because they can't get words of appreciation. The wrong- which does happen in our government (in any organization) is blown to a level which seems like a situational crisis for the citizens. Humans are irrational fools. That's how nature made us. it's purely influence and convincing capabilities that change perception and increase knowledge. You never know everything from birth. it's the sense of experience that does. Media- a medium (also, derived from the meaning of medium) to make people believe in a lot of things NEEDS to do the right thing, because they hold power to perception.
I don't deny the fact that there are news stories at times, which actually strike the right note with the people. But this doesn't really seem a regular affair. The wrong ones have always overshadowed.
The usage of a presentable sophisticated news reader , with an accent that came only after the selection- and a news article that is presented in the classiest manner doesn't justify their stance on what they portray. We really need to come out of the grasp of deception.
I sometimes, wish to see the weird babas and saints doing weird things rather than the 'substantial issue deception' because I don't want to be burdened by irrational thoughts. I don't want to have a perception about my country that it's going nowhere, or about corrupt politicians being the ONLY thing in the government.
It might seem i am be cribbing. but read again- all I am doing is realizing that deception is an easy trap for us. The media knows this, but chooses to turn their heads towards the TRP's table. After all, that too is a very important thing in this world of chaos, isn't it?
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Today, with the bunch of super talented Music composers , Indian Cinema Music has redifined itself. It all started back in the 90's by one of the greatest music composers of all times giving away the highly contemporary music of the film Roja. Since then, Indian listeners were opened up to new genres in Cinema music. Today the trend has spread over to almost every Music composer. To name a few (other than AR Rahman) - Shankar Eshaan Loy, Salim-Suleman, Vishal Shekhar, Amit Trivedi , Harris Jeyaraj (for the ones who don't know- The RHTDM fame) have made Cinema music better than ever.
For the ones who don't follow 'hindi' music and believe it to be something cheap to do so, I can't find more sad personalities than them ever. If you really respect music, you'll appreciate it from wherever it comes. And hindi Cinema music is giving out substantial stuff. Following one genre is not wrong, but condemning the other genres to prove the only music is that 'specific' genre you follow is totally wrong.
Sometimes I feel great to have access to so many genres that I have a playlist which has a compilation of almost all genres I know of.
A GOOD hindi film music is considered "What the f*** duuuudddee" at a not-so-cool party. But any C-grade song by some teen girl artiste looking for love in her videos is considered hep in the same party. WTF.
Sometimes, all i want people to do is appreciate good music (especially in the cinema world) because most of the "I want to sound as a European" wanna be's think it's lame. Wherein, it's not.
Be it a Hindi song, or a Tamil song, or a Bengali song, if it's really good..go ahead, appreciate it , and spread the word. Humming "stairway to heaven" in front of your Metal friends or humming "Poker Face" in front of your Hip Hop friends just to impress them, doesn't make you look cool. Seriously.
People sometimes think I am weird to listen to Tamil music, when I don't even understand the lyrics. Well, if i was looking for meaningful lyrics, I would have heard hindi ghazals. Somehow, lyrics have never done the trick for me.
I am proud to say I can love Deep Purple and Harris jeyaraj in the same musical space in my head. It's not idiotic. It's just liking what you actually like.
I don't care what people think of this post. But what I really care for is, appreciating good music, more than confining your fanaticism for a particular genre.
"Music is purely subjective"
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Today i see a lot of quality in Hindi Films. I see meaning, freshness, goodwill and everything that I longed for whenever I used to see any hindi movie almost a decade back. To start naming, It would take a lot many years to name all the good movies in Hindi that have come in the recent past. But I'll name a few ( the ones that are on my mind right now.Not necessarily the most favorites.) - Swades, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, 3 Idiots, Luck By Chance, Rock On, etc. What really appeals is the freshness that comes out of these films. There's a sense of postivity. Technically, they are near perfection. One thing that connects all these films is a 'strong' screenplay. (Does not mean a realistic one). The script and the screenplay is very powerful and the most important factor to have made the film a very big success. If you believe it was getting superstars to make it good- JTYJN proved you wrong. If you thought it was realism to have made it good- 3 Idiots proved you wrong. All you need is a strong script and it's equivalent screenplay. Given the dedication and the effort- the film's on it's way to become a very good one.
For all those who believe watching hindi movies is not 'cool' or , speaking about world cinema leaving out your own cinema make you a very good movie buff. Think again, your own country's film scenario has improved substantially (yeah- we still do lack from Hollywood, but that's not something to be sad about). Watching hindi movies has not made you any less cooler. Only neglecting it has.
I sometimes really don't understand when people say -" the film was boring because it was predictable" e.g- Wake up sid. One question-What were you expecting? a thriller?
Sometimes, films are supposed to be taken at face value, not because they don't go deep...but because they make you feel pleasant, and that's why it's so good. Wake up Sid was one of those feel-good films, and that's how you take it. Same goes for 3 Idiots. No point trying to prove your stance right by saying -'how can a dead infant be brought back by saying aal iz well. All you need to have is an open mind and not get confined to think- a movie works only if showcases realism. Sorry. I am not buying that.
Stop being an idiot, and start acknowledging what's right. It's more cool that way! =p
Friday, December 11, 2009
I write this ..for my school. A place where I spent 7 years of my not-so-sad life. Getting up early to the school bus horn, and spending the evenings, figuring out if the homework is worth the effort! Everything seems fun now. That's how it is- once it's over- good or bad- doesn't matter...you always seem to miss it. I don't miss my school much. Not because I didn't like it or anything, but then I want to see those 7 years of my life as a time which were so special that it would deplete it's value by reliving it. I want to look back at my life and remember those school days ..only to tell myself that I am proud to have had a beautiful childhood.
If going to school for Sports Day can make me drown in nostalgia, so be it... I am ready to drown.