TAS!!This Annoying Species
These days every tom,dick & harry tries to be a critique(kindly refer to me as tom or harry!).You know we all do what’s in fashion(like writing a blog!).For instance the moment Anna Hazare addressed his hunger strike,millions of our friends updated their social site status with criticism(don’t worry,none of them really died or got scratched!)People might not be on streets as much as they were on sites updating their status.While a few questioned as to what is a lokpal bill(to which people answered try typing in google!), other were questioning if this hunger strike is actually going to change the current system and make India a corrupt free country.
As every one else I had my share of questions(I tried google & wikipedia for the answers though).Also we had people around us criticising the entire act of this trail.Now this is the species that annoys me in particular.This Annoying Species is another malice to society!
Recently on similar grounds those who have access to a television set were introduced to the phenomenon called ‘Satyamev Jayate’. The chocolate-faced Khan wept on camera, he displayed emotions of shock, he cringed in disgust. With a flick of his magic wand, he sought to unite the entire country against that malaise of the society(ofcourse the social sites again had an ocean of statuses talking about the same!)
Yet again as expected the “species” came into action.Again questioning the act (that makes me wonder why isnt the act of sex being questioned on grounds on guaranteed results?Ofcourse these days who is in hurry!).It doesn’t take a lot to put this species into action.Just a positive step towards improving anything and BAM!,they start criticising with tilted necks,tilted grin and ofcourse shaky hands.Aamir is making money in the cover of malice pactices of society. Aamir is himself has divorced his first wife and preaching people.But the one that has pinched me in particular says mere doing a show will not help change the society!
Now personally I dont mind Aamir Khan making 100 crores from the show.Thats his business. Suppose aamir khan never divorced would that change the fate of 2 million females who where murdered in last 20 years in India?I mean it doesnot make sense as to how is aamir’s personal life anyway related to issue of female foeticide.
My answer to this species in all fairness is that atleast something happening is better than nothing.The one liner that he used in his show “Dil pe lagi, lekin kuch baat bani kya”itself has gone much beyond TRPs. BJP government of madhya pradesh suspended the licenses of 65 Medical Termination of Pregnancy Centres for not submitting their final reports.The Chief Minister of Rajasthan , ashok ghelot was compelled to call an emergency meeting to formulate a plan against the deteriorating sex ration in some parts of Rajasthan
Above two can be said as starting baby steps and would need lot more than one episode of aamir khan but these two are examples of positive impact that show has had in its first episode(even sex takes much more time to deliver results!)
Emotions apart, Aamir’s show will probably never be able to change the society that we are denizens of. One show can not change an entire eon of darkness.But somewhere, someone has to stir.You and I can not solely chane the society overnight.But constant urge in people has to be brought in, the faith has to be timely fetched,the enthusiasm of coming into action has to be pumped in, then only the spark of change will turn into a fire.Not just by standing,making faces and questioning the act.