Whenever I criticize, I criticize for a reason and when I do that I mean it. This morning, to my bad fate, I turned on TV and found ‘Colors TV’ airing an episode of ‘India’s Got Talent’. The show is a copy of, I guess, “America’s Got Talent”. Now, if I find something ‘really really stupid’, I pay more attention to it so that I can blog about it.
The episode had an Indian band “Madhavas” performing. I was convinced that the judges would throw them out for the crappy, talent-less performance and tell them to quit ‘music’ and ‘singing’. But to my surprise, the judges (Kirrrrrrrr(add more Rs)on Kher, Dharmedra and Sonali Bendre) were actually enjoying! I was shocked. I felt bad. I felt disgusted! I mean, save Kirron Kher and Sonali Bendre, how could Dharmendra enjoy it? Watch the judges appreciating the band – and you’ll know.
I however feel a bit awkward sometimes while writing such posts. Because 9/10 of you will actually agree with the judges that the band actually has ‘talent’. Insane clothing, no knowledge of ‘sur’ or ‘taal’ and equally insane dance while shouting – is that talent? What are we promoting and appreciating? Do we really understand ‘art’? Why is everything being presented as ‘Rock’ suddenly becomes ‘cool’ and everyone wants to follow? Give me a break! My head explodes.
Anger shot into my head as Kirron Kher said “young generation is protecting and promoting Indian culture”. My foot! Is THIS Indian culture? Being idiot is Indian culture? Wearing insane clothes is Indian culture? If you think I’m being a cultural police – then yes – because we need cultural police otherwise idiots will destroy it.
200 Years of Slavery and systematic brainwashing has made us ashamed of ourselves and our own culture. The sad part is, even decades after independence, we’re still slaves.