Corporate Social Negligence!

Where are they?

Posted in Mass Migration; CNN- IBN, Reservation by clash on November 21, 2006

The gung-ho crowd, inspired by a movie called RDB thronged the streets of Delhi in the name of Anti-reservation protests. Pictures and videos of those struggling people gleamed many times in the media, occasional e-mails that thronged the official inbox. Stories of that valiant struggle were made to consciously gobble the upcoming middle class in India. Certainly it was an extrapolated success for Amir Khan and RDB. The former being very shrewd to pop-in and out of the news. “Opportunist” can be a mean word to describe him.

2 weeks back 6 people sleeping on the pavements of Mumbai were over run by a car and crushed the life out of them. Our media did do some work; who protested and who made voice for them? Why did the media have so much of contempt towards the dalits who came out and protested against the killing of a family? Where is that old man; whose life was shattered and was lying down outside the hospital? I did see a glimpse of him in the T.V, but unfortunately for the past week or so; the media was in Noida. There was Adobe and a kid. The old man whose life was shattered will be in right on the pavement near the Government hospital. Rediff did carry a news bit, the very next day. Bland news with pictures of the pavements of Mumbai. A portal which carried valiant pictures and news bits about the progress of anti-reservation protests was barely or not interested in this story of the poor or the wretched. They hardly conjure a space in the mainstream media.

Journalists and their perspective do make a big impact on the coverage of news they do. CNN-IBN, for sure, not out of their naivety or may be to conjure a public admiration carried a self-realization blog written by one Divisha Gupta . Sadly, Divisha Gupta; who claims to be a journalist; dint have these realizations earlier. I appreciate her capability of capturing that conversation she had with some one over a bus in good style. Style; Hmmm… May be that’s all what we are yearning for. People do appreciate it! The comment says it all.

I still dont know, where the oldman who got hurt in that tragedy. Neither do the media. I can vouch for it. Do the poor in India have an address?

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  1. Dhanya said, on November 21, 2006 at 8:45 am

    Hmm interesting question at the end. But regarding the style, I think you could have had used a lot more stronger words. Normally, you do convey it very brisquely, somewhere in this, the power of words seem to have dimmed out a little.
    Also, maybe, if it was Salman’s Car that tried this “killing” act, then, maybe then, the media would have tried…
    didn’t u know, the news yesterdays ago, was why that gay was thrown out of the TV show! 🙂

  2. Anonymous said, on November 22, 2006 at 5:00 am

    @dhanya
    your portmanteau coinage “brisque” sounds interesting (supposing it takes in brusque and risque.
    déjà vu

  3. Nuage said, on November 27, 2006 at 2:17 pm

    Poor are all the same around the world. Nobody cares about anybody. For that matter even if you are rich people care only if you are of some help to them. So, what is all these rambling about? Which tv channel was made to ensure upliftment of the poor of india? So channels are like that (you know which) because thats how they thrive. In india, the land of poverty and what not. So for one moment please think before you write. Things are as they are because people want it that way.

    Traffic is like this because nobody want to follow rules themselves.

    Corruption is for people to get things done easily (but that is a double edged sword- cuts those wh carry it)

    Povery exist for someone else to live happily (But hen its there eveywhere). Why do you think its cheap to live in India? Its because there are people to do trivial jobs for almost no renumeration. And the converse makes life in some European cities hell.

    So what are you crying about? Did you ever think that the world is fair? Think again buddy.

  4. clash said, on November 28, 2006 at 7:52 am

    @ Nuage: Thanks for Dropping by and leaving a cynical comment. I never thought the world is fair, and that is why this write-up. I am not talking about the rich nor am i speaking about the poor, i talked about the conscience of the media and the kind of people who are stuffed up there. They are just as same as the Glossy-lipsticky- sandwichy-burgery- crowd. And if you check out The divisha Gupta’s write up; which i have provided the link for; probably will get an idea about what i am talking about.
    Thanks again, for dropping by.

  5. Sasi Kumar said, on December 5, 2006 at 6:22 am

    interesting reading


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