Palayam, Trivandrum: No doubt about it, Malayalis love reality shows. Every evening, many of us have our TVs switched on, channels telecasting one reality show after another. One on music, another on dance, a third on acting abilities and so on. One of the most popular ones among these is Idea Star Singer, telecast by Asianet. The last season of the programme has concluded recently at the Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium here.
Men and women, boys and girls, old folks all gathered at the stadium to enjoy the show and cheer their favourite contestants. The show was grand and the audience, a happy lot. Agreed, they enjoyed. No harm in that. But look at the picture below.
Broken chairs scattered at Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium; Photo by Syam Nath
A number of broken chairs lying abandoned. What actually happens during these times? Do the people just throw away the chairs in excitement? Or do they fight with it because they support different contestants? May be it is that they tried to get the first seats available and hence the mess.
Be it any reason, it shows an unhealthy practise, that we unfortunately follow in many such occasions. If it is a movie release, we throw away torn pieces of papers all over the theatre to cheer our favourite stars on screen. Why can't we enjoy without troubling anyone, without causing inconvenience to others? Let us be concerned if not disciplined, let us be understanding if not mature.