Monday, April 14, 2014

Elections - I shall blabber too!


Elections, this is what we all are talking about. Isn't it? Media has sensationalized elections in ways more than I could comprehend. Elections, yes, as they say the biggest game show of our country. It has more masala than any Bollywood movie. It sells better than the best selling fiction. It has followers which are larger than of any cult. It creates chaos yet the excitement of a fair. It is the biggest gamble which leaves not just one or two but the entire country affected. It fills your pocket but can also snatch every single penny of yours. It gives you the glory yet risks your entire life’s respect too.  Elections - the most sensational, fascinating national affair. And Media makes it all the more exciting.

Varanasi seems to be their favorite, for the obvious reasons. Our very aam Arivind Kejriwal is no more aam, thanks to all of us. Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, all seems to have acquired ample of media space, a bit of which they sought and bought and a bit which they got. More on that later!

Delhi elections also got enough of lime light during last elections. The results made it even more thrilling.  
Present elections have also many of the glamorous, sensational, unacceptable, unthinkable and yes frightening factors associated to it. Apart from the seriousness and sensibility of the issues, the focus has been more on the sensational aspect.  If you look at it, amusing the whole affair is. Not just the media coverage but the election itself.

Rakhi Sawant’s entry in the Politics amused me the most, with all due respect to her eccentric choices till now. Though I do wonder, how her usage of words and love for drama will get fulfilled here. Oh yes, it WILL satiates all kinds of needs/aspirations. It is politics after all. The best was Poonam Pandey being contacted to campaign for a political party.

Exciting it is to see Raghu of THE roadies accompanying AAP candidate during a campaign rally. Celebrities seem to be another popular choice among parties.

What next?  This election has seen the biggest ever (mis)use of media. Bombarding us with all kinds of advertisements throughout the day is irritating rather than motivating us to vote for them. I feel utterly helpless when after every song on fm I get to listen “Acche din aane wale hain…hum Modi ji ko lane wale hain”! If not this then there will be the Congress advertisement on employment and youth. Wonder whose good days are coming and who in actuality will get the employment.


Unsure, unaware, we have to wait for the tamasha to get over. 

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