The Sensational News
I started reading the headlines today on the CNN IBN website.
First it read Sanjay Dutt enters jail, his lawyers head to SC
okie good, finally he got at least some punishment for the crime he had committed against the country I thought..
Then the next headlines read, Bollywood shocked, says court harsh on Sanjay Dutt
What nonsense I thought.. bollywood should actually be boycotting this chap if they had any little feeling for the victims of the 1993 mumbai blasts. But given the fact that how these so called heroes of bollywood wag their tail in front of daewood’s shows, the way jokers like johny lever mimick Indian national anthem to please daewood, what else can we expect from them?
Then I moved on
What a crazy chap I thought, doesnt even know whose footsteps to follow! This is what the country will become if people continue to be fans of these FILMY ONLY HEROES, not heroes in real life.. in real life we all know
- what salman khan did ( poaching endangered blackbuck deer to please the females tabu, sonali etc)
- what amitabh did ( grabbed land meant to be allotted for farmers saying even he was a farmer! lobbied for a corrupt criminal political party)
- what sanjay dutt did (of course the helping hand in mumbai bomb blasts)
- and even what Shahrukh did.
Shahrukh, the same guy who keeps crying in all available forums saying what answer will I give to my kids about the things in the society., what did he do? He was one of those witnesses who turned hostile in a case of extortion where the underworld had threatened these bollywood stars for money.. the only true hero in that entire case was Preity Zinta who stood by her initial statement, all others including Shahrukh, Salman, Rakesh Roshan etc turned hostile, they didn’t even have the guts of this young lady, which is why even today when somebody asks me who is my favorite actor/actress, I say, Preity Zinta :)
OK.. Then I moved on to the other headlines
Enough is enough! Are these media people crazy or what? The very first news item was more than enough to make people understand the news. Now what is this Sanjay, Sanjay, Sanjay.. It looked like as if CNN IBN was trying to make Sanjay Dutt a martyr! A person who was charged and convicted for assisting terrorism, the 1993 mumbai blasts, is being looked over as if he did some great heroic work! What are all these nonsense taglines Dutt’s D Day, Blast from the Past etc? nut cases work in the media I thought.
There was an other news of great heroic work that had taken place today in the country, which was worth the entire homepage of CNN IBN and I could hardly see it in the headlines list which is why I got really irritated and wrote this blog.
The Actual News
Today, in the Uri sector of the Line of Control in Kashmir, the troops of Indian army’s 9 Maratha light infantry spotted a group of heavily armed infiltrators from Pakistan trying to sneak into India. The Indian troops on detecting them ensured that the terrorists were not able to escape back into the pakistani side of the LOC.
Col Vasanth along with his army men rushed to the site to personally supervise the entire operation. He and his brave soldiers stood as shields preventing the militants from escaping and at point blank range killed the four militants, and in the process 6 of the soldiers including Col Vasanth himself got killed.
You can read the entire news item here .
Now I will leave it to the readers to decide, who really deserved to be in the news?
Sanjay Dutt who held the future of the country at ransom by assisting terrorist elements?
Col Vasanth and other soldiers who gave up their life today for a better tomorrow of the country?
Isn’t our media a senseless? Are they here to deliver us the news or are they here to create news? They can’t even properly decide what makes news and what not!
Media only shows news that make sensation than the one that makes real sense. I think for the first time I am saying with great anger Hopeless Stupid Media. I sincerely hope, let the entire television media be overtaken by the internet media where people have more choice and a greater possibility of getting down to the ACTUAL NEWS