Often over the weekend, i find myself surfing the tv programs constantly. I can’t watch a single program for more than 5 – 10 minutes as they are not entertaining or interesting or educative .. basically nothing worth watching. It’s a frustrating experience to find something worthwhile to watch.
Then i landed upon the NDTV 24×7 news channel. The news channel had everything packaged into one, there was sports; movies; fashion parades; advertisements; movie trailers; mindless debates and discussions; gossips; so i don’t have to flip any other channel. Every 10 minutes, there is something new. But wait a minute , did i say it was a 24×7 news channel !!!
Yeah, i did say the news channel. It has everything in huge doses, except for the indepth news coverage. The little news that’s shown is mostly on the lines of “Who said What” ; “How one reacted to that”. Ofcourse, the most favorite line up on the news channels are the live coverages of a grave tragedy. It’s amazing how fast the channel bring’s out it’s subject experts ( no matter what the subject is ) and stage a live analysis of the siutation. Oh and there is one other thing, that the news channel in depth, the celebreties.
- I know who designed the clothes for Aishwarya Rai for her marriage. But i don’t know anything about the arrest of Binayak Sen.
- I know all the places our Indian cricketers visited when touring New Zealand, but i don’t know anything about the trips the farmers have to make to the government offices to keep their families alive.
- I know everything about the “Operation Taj”, but i don’t know anything about the “Operation flood relief”.
- I know everything about the huge elephant structures that Mayawati is building in Uttar Pradesh and i know nothing about the houses that were supposed to be built for the slum dwellers and the displaced.
and I can go on …… the news basically covers everything, but an honest and sincere indepth coverage of the “News that Matters the Most” is what is missing and is missing BIG TIME.
And I also feel the news channel should even be given the “A” rating, as the language spoken or the content shown is not appropriate for kids. So it’s a perfect Adult Entertaining Channel. It’s not just NDTV, i’m sure there are other channels, but like i said, i just got stuck with NDTV.