Corporate Social Negligence!

A Stronger Statement

Posted in Cartoons, Fashion Week, Newspaper, Poverty by clash on April 17, 2006

The Manmohan & Montek way of doing things.This cartoon will most probably be used by the left front in Kerala to campaign in Wayanad which witnessed the highest number of farmer suicides after Andhra Pradesh.

Some Quick facts about the suicides.

(Its a rip from my old post:Suicides and a Fashion Week) Gobble it…!

Life is short, Enjoy it” Thatโ€™s the punch line for the hep dudes you come across nowadays. On the other hand, for some people life is not short at all. It is long and unending and there is no enjoyment too. It is full of miseries and traumas and these multiply day by day. For a well off person who might do a professional degree and then masters, the climb is so easy from strata to strata, may be even up to page3:)-. For people whose life is not short, sometimes they prefer to make it short because the unending miseries and traumas make their life seem to be so long contrary to the new age punch line. We will devour some facts n figures to understand the whole situation:

* In A.P from the regions fo telungana & rayalseema 20 lakh people migrated and hundreds ended their lives coz they felt their life was too long. This was due to drought, debts and misery.

* The no: of reporters who stayed in these villages and reported this unfortunate incident-6

* The very same year we had Lakme Indian fashion week – the no: of accredited reporters present were 412

* 4 lakh words were used by the press to cover this event.

* 1000 minutes of TV time consumed.

* 800 hours of TV footage produced

* 10000 film rolls were used

* 3, 60000 photographs were taken

wow!! Big industry fashion is, I swear… We have NDTV BUSINESS, CNBC AND lots of other blaah’s to speak about this rocketing, booming industry. Sometimes they find it hard to conjure jargons to express, but the reality is nicely forgotten…

* In India 0.2% of the population wears any kind of designer wear
* Leave alone that, only 300 customers were present for this LAKME FASHION WEEK :)-
Booming or cheating?

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  1. SnM said, on April 17, 2006 at 2:50 pm

    “Life is not always fair” – Calvin’s dad

  2. Girish said, on April 17, 2006 at 9:25 pm

    Nice Article man!

  3. hope and love said, on April 18, 2006 at 4:06 pm

    great post..
    typicaly ‘U’
    ;))

  4. Nomadic said, on April 18, 2006 at 7:29 pm

    Its bad that there is all this poverty and suicides; but I dont know about using the fashion show for contrast…

    so, I dont completely agree ๐Ÿ™‚

    I mean the media coverage is just about readership/ money; its not a nice thing but I doubt having more journalists cover the suicides may improve things. Also the fashion show is largely a privately funded, so I dont believe its cheating farmers out of money.

    I think our government is one to blame. They are simply pathetic in managing most business (had to privatise so many companies to keep them running ). Economy is business – be it agriculture or fashion

  5. Dhanya said, on April 19, 2006 at 8:31 am

    Hi Murali,

    The media being the fourth estate SHOULD have the “news” sense to judge what the “common mass” SHOULD be aware off.

    If the “so-called” media does not even carry a news story about the suicides of farmers, then that is degradation and is shameful.

    Farmers form 56% of the society in India, which means more than half of the population. If media does not cover about “them” committing suicides, then what social justice are they talking about?

    Newspaper stories are taken as proof in courts, they make governments fall, and if they fill glossy sheets of the papers with the “downfall of the wardrobe” stories, sorry, i will think twice before i trust their sanity and sanctity.

    – dhanya

  6. clash said, on April 19, 2006 at 8:54 am

    Hmmmmmmm..
    @snm: Thats an easy way to sneak away!
    @girish: thanx!
    @hope n love : Dank u!
    @nomadic : Refer dhanya!
    @Dhanya: Thats one helluva comment! Bingo! :)-

  7. chunds said, on April 21, 2006 at 3:57 pm

    this is repeat of an earlier post?

  8. chunds said, on April 21, 2006 at 3:57 pm

    this is repeat of an earlier post?

  9. clash said, on April 22, 2006 at 5:07 am

    @chunds: Cartoon is a new one, the post is an old one.. May be an year old.. But situations haven changed…much.. though! :)-

  10. nabeel said, on April 22, 2006 at 4:17 pm

    great post.keep it up

  11. Cinderella said, on April 24, 2006 at 7:43 am

    Thats India for you…a country full of jerks and freaks.
    They will report wardrobe malfunctions(like Dhanya said),suicides of fashion duddetes,which star has how many sunglasses,which star kid loves which game,who eloped with whom..etc etc but they really got no time to bat an eyelid about how the food-providers of this country are going through their times of tryst and ending it altogether when they think it should be ended.
    I hate being in this coutry sometimes…it looks so devoid of authenticity at times.
    Anyway,enough venom-spewing.
    Thanx for dropping by,will expect you in future too.
    And above all fantastic post.Keep the good things coming.

  12. Nomadic said, on May 7, 2006 at 4:24 pm

    hmmm.. I have to admit
    great reply Dhanya! can’t argue with that ๐Ÿ™‚
    I tend to undermine journalism; its potential.
    I guess I’m cynical bcos there doesnt seem to be any significant action even when ppl know there is a problem. Nevertheless as you say: got to do the best we can.
    (…best you can is good enough…)

  13. Tricksand said, on May 31, 2006 at 7:50 am

    U won’t understand its done by ppl like me …. Who has Masters in Corporate Slavery..!!!!


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