Saturday, August 8, 2009

*Human Psyche and"The Salman Khan Syndrome"*

Its not a Salman khan specific issue. what I am trying to point out is the contradictory irrational behaviour of human beings,even the educated and well-informed ones.We tend to ignore the obvious glaring fallacies and are happy comforting ourselves in a cozy dreamy corner with illusionary extrapolations!!!!Such behavioural tendency in us is age-old,may be from the very beginning of human existence.Man has always been mesmerized and blinded with glittering wealth and its pompous glamour. But with the advent of Market dominance in Socio-cultural space,good virtues are fading into oblivion; being cornered aside by market-certified TRP-rated truth and virtues of life.

Efforts of Aruna Roy, Irom Chanu Sharmila , Mahashweta Devi ,Rajendra Singh and Deep Joshi do not enthuse people to emulate them so much as is the case with persona of Sanjay Dutt, Bipasa Basu and Mahendra s. dhoni !!! The basic edifice of our moral social character is getting distorted and a sad example is this bitter truth--Any aspiring youth will to go for career in teaching as a last option !!!!

Fake 'Swayambar' of Rakhi Sawant attracts so much public and media attention but death of Gangubai Hangal, a legendary classical singer, creates only transient whimper in our audio-viual and print kingdom!!!!!! Sachin Tendulkar and Akshay Kumar is blessed with fame, wealth, respect and fan-following more as compared to sharad joshi and Binayak Sen.All of them are from same generations but people like Joshi , sen ,or chanu do not fit in the right frame of market-determined social virtues.We need to pause and give a thought to the modernising shift in our priorities, values and virtues before its too late !!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

"salman khan syndrome"..Contd....

This phenomenon is not limited to the female fans of Salman Khan only.This contradictory "Fan-Behaviour" is all pervasive, surpassing gender,clan,national and international boundaries.Recent example is the hype and hysteria created after the death of Popstar Michael Jackson.Public turnout for his funeral is said to be largest ever ,seen only for Kennedy till today !!!!Audio-visual and print media is still galore with stories of people going ga-ga about his greatness and nobility .
How can a person with traumatised childhood,disgusting paedophilic adulthood and drug-addicted regrettable end of life ,turns out to be "ideal and idol" for the Hip-Hop Generation?????? Similarly, an aspiring young Nihita Biswas was seen declaring on TV last year that "Bikni-killer" Charles Shobhraj is innocent and she is so much in love wth him that she is going to marry him !!!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

"The Salman Khan Syndrome"

This one contradiction has always puzzled me a lot and i haven't been able to find out any plausible reasoning for this "salman khan syndrome".....

All over India ,people ,especially females are well aware of Salman Khan's erratic,aggressive and irresponsible behavioural escapades.He kills black-buck just for fun; crushes people sleeping on pavement with speeding car in drunken state;harasses, abuses and even slaps his girlfriends for disobeying and picks up egoistic fights with fellow actors on trivial issues.His all such actions were duly covered in local,national as well as international media.

So,there is no question of such female fans being unaware of his such objectionable acts.Still,many well-informed and educated females are seen on Tv shows and other media forums proclaiming loudly that they are mad for Salman Khan and can go to any extent for him!!!!!

Salman khan might be a very nice and caring person for his near & dear ones, about which genaral public is not aware of . But these female fans are not privy to his such personal persona. Still,what drives them behave in such a way ???????

Sunday, August 2, 2009

"Ambanis Vs Bagmati"

The enormity of largescale savage destruction and hardships caused by last year Koshi Barrage breach is still afresh in the memories of people of India,especially Bihar. That state is still grappling with the after-effects of long foolish and arrogant rule of LALU ,THE GREAT. Again ,Bagmati River has started playing havoc with the inhabitants of Champaran and adjoining area, the launchpad of Mahatma Gandhi's Satyagraha Saga. But our RESPECTED political leaders and parties are more interested in taking sides and fight for the AMBANI BANDHU's family-cum-corporate tug-of-war ! We all are glowing with our bloated shining glory on our ability to make largest Bridge-on-sea so as to shorten the time of Metropolitan Mubaikars.BUT WE FAILED TO PREVENT A BREACH IN OLD RIVER BARRAGES AGAIN AND AGAIN !!!!!!India's politico-economic vision has grown to be errant, distorted and pathetic now . It generates despair and fear in common man's psyche.