Its quite funny ( in a certain way...) these supposed news channels... They are supposed to keep you updated with everyhting thats going on around you. And i am getting exceedingly suspicious that they have taken 'everything' at face value. And more often than not i find my self extremely amused at the antics of these news starved reporters...
Take for example Aaj Tak( sabse tez...) or maybe it was NDTV (what difference does it make any ways..) .Well sometime back Govinda and his family were hurt in the car accident and the news starved reporters clapped and cheered coz they finally had something to make reports about.
You should have seen the news piece on that to believe it! The camera was inside the hospital and they were interviewing Govinda's son. The boy was asked where it hurt him the most, simple 'chota sa' boy that he is , he gave the simple chota sa reply, " kahiin nahi ", without ofcourse realising how badly dissapointed the reporter would be. But the reporter was very smart and chose not to relent. He had already decided on the next line and irrespective of what the boy said he WAS going to say it. So he concluded," As is quite obvious , the boy who is in extreme pain ...."
( The boy in the aforementioned ( and non existant) extreme pain lay on the bed in the background surely skeptical about the reporters sanity)
The rest of the peice basically included Govinda's wife insisting that the kids are both out of danger and the reporter insiting that they were in bad shape...
Now coming to Aamir Khan , he apparently has another son mothered by a firangan Jessica-something. Entry , our close friend who does all that he can to make us aware, the news starved reporter.These people actually made a half an hour documentary on that! It was creatively divided into segments called'kalam ki kamai'( Jessica is a writer and hence the name of this segement), 'Jaan ka naam'( the boys name is jaan..) etc etc....(I was actually flabbergasted .The Ekta kapoor soaps show the same stuff , right ? And moreover they dont pretend to be ultra arcane, abstruse etc etc... atleast they do not have subtitles like 'Smart news for Smart People..!!!!! )
Now , finally , coming to Sahara Samay.Apparently if a manhole cover on your street is missing, chances are that Sahara Samaya is sweating all over trying to get that exclusive interview of the man residing in the house just infront of the manhole. SS people are like real amzing! See i think the time is not far off when if a dead pig is found dead on some unnamed street in Unnav, A news reader in the news room will importantly say," And now before we discuss the Budget , we are joined by Dr. Ram Lakhan, Vetenary doctor, Unnav who was in the vicinity when the pig (fondly called piknu by his owners son) died. So, doc sa'ab, what exactly do you think was going on in the mind of Pinku when he breathed his last?"