By and large, I, this ybrao-a-donkey held a broad view that Media worldwide tends to be inadequately conscious to their social responsibilities. For that their weakness, I often indulged in rationalising and justifying their apathy and callousness, to the monstor of Capitalism. Media Editors, being paid servants of the Investing Corporates, are not given free hands in deciding on the Content they publish, unlike jhompdi bloggers like us. Though comparisons can, sometimes, become obnoxious and odious, owing to use of bad similes or puns, yet I am tempted to use one simile. While the Media parrots will be silver-caged parrots, though fed with cashews, we the jhompdi bloggers tend to be sun-tanned, rain-drenched, cold-frozen unbound parrots chased by ravens.
HansIndia dated 27th May 2016, 30th May 2016, proved to be an exception from the general image of Media. They published the above photograph of a woman in Khammam District climbing up a well, like a creeper to fetch water. This photograph should really open our eyes, to the situation prevailing in India Today. Fortunately, the Govt. of Telangana seems to have responded to the Photo published by Hans India, and have arranged for supply of water tankers to the Village.
Those who have seen the Mahatma Gandhi film directed by Richard Attenborough can recollect one scene in the film, where Gandhi was travelling in a train. Train stopped on a bridge for sometime. Gandhi got down to have a look at the River. There he found an almost-naked woman who was drying her saree in sunlight, as she had only one saree, which she daily washes and wears. It is said that moved by the plight of that woman, Gandhiji too became semi-naked.
Earlier, Eenadu Telugu Newspaper too published a few photos which depicted the dire conditions of people hovering around dry wells for drinking water. But these type of news make only some sporadic seasonal appearances, rather than being recognised as a serious daily problem of harsh existentialist reality.
Governments too do not pay much attention to this serious existential survival question, because their minds always revolve around Industrialists and Corporates. Today, Mr. Cook of Apple, and Mr. Satyam Nadella are the Chief Gods of Indian Prime Ministers and Chief Ministers.
TAIL PIECE धूमकेतु తోకచుక్కHOW CAN Mr. K. Chandra Sekhara Rao, Chief Minister of Telangana lag behind? Mr. Narendra Modi is spending millions of bucks for educating INdian people to make them learn that the country is changing (badal raha hai). Mr. Aravind Kejriwal has spent hundreds of crore to publish the achievements of his Delhi Rule, by releasing advertisements in South Indian Newspapers. Everybody knows about a similar habit of Ms. Jayalalitaa.
Today, the Telangana Government released FOUR FULL PAGE ADVERTISEMENTS in Newspapers. It is not clear, whether they have released such four page ads. at All INdia Level, or at least at South India level. By doing this, the Governments are not only throwing away public money into drains, but also are wasting imported newsprint which is scarce.
Mr. Chandra Sekhara Rao is successful in his foreplay with the Media, by throwing some moolah at them. Now, it will be the turn of the Chief Minister of Residual Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu, to pay the Media. People say that at least two Media Houses are his own. Whether he owns them or not, they have become his trumpeteers. If he releases big advertisements only to his trumpeteers newspapers and TV Channels, what will happen for the Enemy Channel and the Enemy Paper? Since, he will not like the Enemy paper and channel, to receive the circari lucre, the advertising binge has to wait till the Enemy Newspaper and Channel is punished by Courts in the cases pending against them.
Subject to corrections and deletions. A lot more is to be added. To continue. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.