I’ve been criticizing almost all ‘national/patriotic’ initiatives by Times of India. First it was about choosing a ‘leader’ from among common folks who were doing extra ordinary work for society. The contestants were questioned about their knowledge of bollywood (bull$shit!) and music and then a leader was selected. I don’t know what happened to that leader. One of the commenters informed me that the winner joined BJP.
Now, TOI has come up with another initiative called “Aman Ki Asha
” – in which popular personalities (mostly from movies & music; from India & Pakistan) will perform on one stage so that the bitter relations between the two countries will sweeten. In the process TOI and performing artists will make lot of money. I’m hopeful that TOI will use this money to start another patriotic event.
I sometimes wonder whether such programs can really bring the change its meant to bring. I am quite sure everyone looks at these shows as pure entertainment shows with no patriotic feelings attached to it. Then why name these shows “Aman Ki Asha?”.
Leave it. Who cares about this country anyway?
–The Big K–