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Media – The Greatest Threat to our Democracy


Indian Media All set to Cover...Well Something

As promised in my last blog post here I am giving my take on the Indian media. I always believed that power of words can cause more damage than violence, no wonder I blog. Words attack the best part of a human being – the mind. One should always realize what their words are capable of, maybe the Indian media is aware about this but it has misinterpreted the power they have and used it for their own cause which is best known to them and them only. I was always hesitant to write about the media just because of the fact that I am ashamed to the core, and lightning up the real picture just makes me feel miserable as person holding an Indian passport.

News was meant to be for information, for awareness, for citizens to know what their country is upto and all what’s happening all around the world. Now, it’s how you present that information. It’s a constant quest for the news channels to attract viewers so they can have job security. This is where the emotional melodrama and high decibel reporting comes into the picture. The anchors that previously just sat and read what came up in the teleprompter have now turned into some over expressive patriots’ and wannabe media activists. The thought of imagining Indian media in front of the world is scarring and I don’t have the courage or the strength to even go there.

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From Hungary With Love – Part II

“Some people make the world a better place just by being in it.”

If I have to introduce myself, the only thing I can say is that I’m a friend of Ravi from Hungary, Europe. A friend and the biggest fan of his blog. I won’t start to explain how I found this masterpiece, what matters is that I’m here, and Rav was kind enough to let me write a little post here. It was not too much work from my part to assure him in giving me a little place. He was very gracious, selfless. He allowed me to write here.

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Fight Against Cervical Cancer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cervical_cancer

Rated as the most common cancer among Indians is certainly a dreadful disease, cervical cancer.
Fight Against Cervical Cancer is a campaign that aims to create awareness about cervical cancer amongst the Indian masses. In India 1,30,000 women are detected with Cervical Cancer.
Cervical Cancer wipes out 75,000 women every year according to WHO has raised immense anxiety among women across the world.
Cervical Cancer dragged celebrity reality show Big Brother fame Jade Goody to her deathbed.

In their recent study, women in India of age 15 years and above stand a higher risk to cervical cancer when compared to women around the globe.
Treatment to this fatal illness can be done through chemotherapy and radiotherapy like any other kind of cancer.
Another alternative is surgery, post which chances of the woman conceiving a child are close to zero.

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Festivals and Me

It’s kind of a strange combination and now if I think hard about it, it seems a bit ironic. Coming from a country like India which is known as a ‘Country of Festivals’, I often find myself in isolated situations. Festivals come in as a way of getting together, being happy and at the same time looking back at the history and cherishing it. Well that’s textbook stuff, I know.

If anyone come up to me and ask me “When did my association with festivals start??” I find it hard to answer, and if someone comes up to me and ask me now “When did my disassociation with festivals start??” I may have an answer to that.
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