At last, the wedding of the year(?) is over. More than it being a reason to celebrate(like it concerns me), it provides me relief. Now, i can actually watch some 'news' on tv. I, also can hear sensible matter on the radio, rather than where Rai and Bachchan junior are to honeymoon. Fortunately, the print media kept it low key.
The other day(night rather), i had cnn-ibn running on my tv. It showed two people hang outside the gates of the Bachchan household. They, were, in fact, trying to reason why 'a' star was not attending the celebrations. Silly, mindless stuff. If anybody did watch the show, i'm sure she/he will agree with me. Who cares if X, Y, Z..... etc did not participate. Moreover, let Rai and Bachchan marry, why the hullaballo?
To my chagrin, nothing worthwhile was being aired on any of the channels. And i had to keep myself awake, unless my parents wished to spend the night on the road.
Have we become so addicted to 'icons', that we hardly care for anything else. Let a marriage be a marriage. Not a scoop. Not a 'breaking news', being flashed, which makes me linger on that channel for some more time. Thinking that there is something after all. It only adds to my desparation.
Let somebody purchase umpteen number of benarasi sarees... let they offer prayer at a particular temple..... let them vanish from the surface from the earth.... and maybe never return at all.
Hype and never-ending hype! And the visual media is booming in India. With more channels in the foray.
The icing: we like it!