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Friday, December 18, 2015

What is difference between boycott of Dilwale and Jay Ho movies?


Took part in talk show called 'day special' on GTPL news today (18th December 2015). Topic was Dilwale controversy. My say was Shahrukh tried to rise controversy with calculation to get publicity but it boomeranged. People joined themselves this time as they felt enough is enough. Shahrukh's movie is not boycotted because he was sitting besides Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi in IPL match, as Salman Khan's movie 'Jay Ho' boycotted by MIM leader Owaisi just because Salman Khan met then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi on Uttarayan festival, but Shahrukh's statement was seen as part of country maligning campaign.
He can oppose Narendra Modi if he doesn't like him or BJP or any person/body, but saying intolerance risen in country on mere two or three stray incidents is not right. Each country has this type of intolerance. Recently in US hate crime incidents are happening after San Bernardino attack.
Canadian writer Tarek Fateh, Writer Ruskin Bond, US president candidate Ted Cruz believe Bharat is tolerant.
To a question I said that at the same time people of Bharat are having very short memory or they are more tolerant. After some days they will forget and forgive Shahrukh Khan.
In reply to another question, I said Shahrukh Khan has not said sorry with full heartedly. He said he is asking to forgive him because he is vulnerable at this time. But once film will be super hit, he will see them (Dekh lenge type). (Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg1gm0xy0lg).

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Why Indian traditional media loosing out credibility fast?


There is no doubt Indian traditional media (Newspapers and magazines) were/are established/funded by and for Britishers and (then) black Britishers i.e. Congress and its allies. RSS/BJP/VHP had and has no guts to start its media. It is also true that they are arrogant enough to believe that they have their own sampark system (which they are loosing out fast as leaders and pracharaks now meet common workers or swayamsewaks less than before) so they don't need any media. They adopted Prasidhdhi Parangmukhta Sidhdhant.

So from very beginning, first in British rule and then in Congress rule stretched to 65 years, media created RSS/BJP/VHP image as Brahminwadi, dalit virodhi, feudalistic, anti reservation, Gandhi killer, militant, karmakandwadi, anti progress and conservative. Even till now, RSS/BJP/VHP are not able to change this image.

But on the other hand, it is also true that Sangh/BJP/VHP's sampark padhdhati worked well until some years back as leaders and pracharaks maintained contact with ground workers. So impression about these organisations changed some how in common people. At the same time traditional media (in which 24 hours running channels were added and its editors and journalists coming from print media were mainly pro Congress) continued to be anti RSS/BJP/VHP. But after 2005, use of social media changed dimension. Now Facebook, Twitter, news websites and youtube were there. So   leaders like L K Advani, Narendra Modi recognized its importance as early as in 2008 and started blogging, their websites and twitter handles were updated as and when their rallies started. They started posting their images and news on internet. So common people now got connected with them directly. If channels and print media were not giving coverage to their rallies, they got live telecast through webcast.

Also for starting website or blog, one did not need to get central government's permission or licence which was needed for print media/tv media, so many neutral or  pro RSS/BJP/VHP websites got started. They started putting their views on it. It also changed perception in common Bharatiya's mind that RSS/BJP/VHP is anti technology and conservative. Instead youth got connected with RSS/BJP/VHP more than Congress. Second, due to social media, traditional media  (print media and tv channels) started getting exposed. Also print media and tv channels' editors and journalists like Rajdeep Sardesai, Barkha Dutt, Anjana Om Kashyap, Punya Prasoon Bajpai joined Facebook and Twitters. Tagging facilities on these both sites got them trapped in questions and word battles where they had no answers to defend their pro Congress and anti RSS/BJP/VHP stand. Even Rajdeep Sardesai like journos had to quit twitter (however he is now back). But they termed this questioning and getting exposed as 'intolerance'.



People now can search facts ranging from ancient history to modern age, from Nehru to Modi. So image of Nehru and other Congress leaders began to diminish. Truth started coming out. This was also one of the factors behind victory of Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha elections 2014 who faced worst ever intolerance from these traditional media. So it seems pro Congress journalists are loosing fast. They are facing wrath of common people for running pro Congress news or for suppressing facts that go against Congress and its allies or for trying to tarnish RSS/BJP/VHP image or for suppressing good moves by RSS/BJP/VHP. They are so much anti RSS/BJP/VHP that to oppose them they sometime take anti national and pro Pakistan stand (like we saw in Yakub Memon's execution). So it is time to retrospect for traditional media and pro Congress journalists.