Monday, May 07, 2012
A Different Take
Well I expect most of the people around me to be of a similar general knowledge/awareness level. Aamir Khan Productions started a new show called "Satyamev Jayate" which was aired yesterday. It is but obvious that I enjoyed the show and somehow felt connected. But I am not here to defend what others are doing or what's their motive.
Since I really liked the theme and powerful first episode I ended up reading blogs/post/articles as well about it. I stumbled across an observation which many people won’t agree, they can be classified as
1. Most of them have positive opinions about the show but are skeptical (probably I fall in this category as well).
2. Couple of them really neutral (just like the show) stating the facts.
3. Then this category who are just too pessimist/negative.
Interestingly the last category (3) has a fair share in the number game as well. What brought me to the blog today was the third category of people/individuals. I started analyzing the reason for such a reaction and figured out there are many categories of people.
A. People who are in the media industry and it’s their job (get paid for) to write about things.
B. Then there are random individual like me who blog at their own will.
C. And there is this special category/breed which wants to prove they are different in everything they do.
Well, all I can say is sorry for the people in C group, maybe I am overtly critical but I couldn’t come up with a better way of classifying them. And if you dig more info about the authors of the posts/articles (negative reviews) you will get to know they are a combo of category A and C. In other words they are people who get paid to write stuff which is not conventional. I do not mind such stuff as long as it’s not on a personal level, my ire here is against the people who have gone at length to portray the entire initiative just for making money.
There is another old cliché which says “Every small step counts”. I know it’s too early to pass a judgment (just like victory of Jan-Lokpal bill right after the Anna’s fast got over) but I am highly optimist and expect things to turn better.
I would end the post with a quote from Aamir’s movies where the character he portrayed said - "There are 3 types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened.”