Saturday, February 11, 2006

The Cacophony Hurts....

I don't know why discussions on Indian television channels are so poor in quality and loud. It is very tough to tolerate these shouting participants who have no idea that screaming doesn't help and rather than watching the star performance, one can either channels or switches off television.
For example I tuned in the NDTV, Vikram Chandra was nice, polite. The programme was going on well. I tried to watch the entire programme by switching back to it again and again but the sight of Swapan Das Gupta in his shrill, feminine voice, was too much to bear. His voice does something to me from within.
Can't these people be told to speak in a measured way. Not he alone though, the speakers always try to interrupt the others, don't speak in their allotted time and can't sum up things and also the anchors think they can any time cut short any person and call for break.
On NDTV India, Pooja Bhatt was demolishing Mr Singhal, the grand old man of discussions. But I can't bear Mr Singhal also. No, it is not a question of any BJP bias. Just the fact that people ought to be more civilised.
Even I have begun to have a disliking for Yogendra Yadav, whose lower jaw moves in such a way that I feel irritated. Now why should his jaw movement irritate me. It is his effort to sound pedantic and over-intellectual that makes his face act like that. Still, he has sometime before he will be able to match Karan Thapar. There are many good people who are not that loud.
Even Rajdeep sometimes, as an anchor gets on to your nervers. But Swapan Das Gupta, oh no way, I'd better watch the FTV mute. Thank god, Prabhu Chawla, the greatest irritant in Television History does not come in any panel discussion.


Anonymous said...

Thank god, he doesn't show his face much elsewhere. There are a few people whose very sight makes me immediately switch channels and this guy is one of them.

Apoplexy said...

When you like Karan Thapar types over Yogendra Yadav, and dride his intellect ( mind you, everyone who do that assume a superiro intellect for themselves), then its clearly a old-fashioned class bias playing out...with lot of swank.

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