Yes, it’s good that Aishwaria Rai has got engaged to Abhishek Bachhan or vice versa depending on who you like more. But does this deserve so much hype? Every TV channels went overboard trying to get exclusive footage of the event. Astrologers, tarot card readers and fortune tellers were at a premium. Different forecasts followed.
Momentarily, even the “Baddies” like Bitti Mohanty, son a Orissa DIG of police, absconding following a rape case where he is the prime accused and the nefarious duo of Noida, were forgotten.
I don’t mind the baddies being forgotten, but I do feel strongly that the Army Day celebrations of Jan 15 did not get adequate coverage/reporting. Good old Doordarshan was the only TV channel that covered the program. Officer and soldier followed each other to receive gallantry awards at the hands of the Army Chief. Most of them were for operations against terrorists. Many awards went to widows of brave soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice.
I was happy to see that today’s Indiatimes Poll says that 88% felt “undue hype is being given to Ash-Abhishek”.
Spare a thought for the brave Army personnel who are risking their lives every day in some parts of India so that we can live in comfort.