Monday, September 17, 2007

Media in Kerala

I was getting back to Kerala after two week's South India tour. The moment I landed in Cochin airport, what i noticed was the news in TV screen there. Another news of corruption in the God's own country. this time it is connected to the helipad construction for PMs visit to trivandrum. next day when i looked at the news columns, i was shocked to read the resignation of Chief Secretary of the state on this scandal. She insisted her resignation to CM saying that she was innocent in the whole issue. Whatever be the truth, news papers and media channels in Kerala has another busy time with ever growing public dissent on the corruption and bribe in this part of the world. stories after stories of different versions are available in different media these days. but they seem to start loosing their path on this issues as the same in the past.

How many we have read like this in the past one year? I don't where to start. But I remember the major one's like tantri and mantri ones and minister involved in the indecent act. Not to forget the bullets found out in the baggage of the state secretary of the ruling party. If it was mathrubhoomi at the top of the rating for a few weeks, Deshbhimani and Kairali did not lose in time to compete for the higher position. Remember all these happened when we had the crisis situations like Chiken Gunea and monsoon floods......

who bothers about all these issues when the masala ingredient has turned to be a basic requirement in the entertainment that is news in Kerala. what can we do? shall we pass on one news to another news? Personally when I watch Malayalam television news, i am quite often dismayed many a times as it conveys lot of cynicism and pessimism to the viewers. Let us hope things will improve when this political struggle for the power get stabilised and the voter becomes literate on this political vandalism

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