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Remains Of Reality Shows

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 chandrasekharan nair stadium yentha

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.

Posted By : Cris, On Aug 05, 2010 01:25:35 PM
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may be people was showing their frustration towards the final results..but true, this is a bad way of reacting..most probably inspired from our great political leaders :-P
Manu, on Aug 05, 2010 10:36:36 PM
This is insane ... these reality shows will have an effect on our new gen ...
Kevin Sarkar, on Aug 06, 2010 01:39:58 PM
@Manu, yes it is bad @Kevin, I think it already does
Cris, on Aug 07, 2010 11:21:39 PM
The last para neatly sums up the malaise that is within us.This can be treated only by inculcating a sense of civic responsibility in the young.As the elders are not capable of this, the law should step in as in Singapore and teach the citizen what is good for him - with an iron hand.
C.Govindan Nair, on Aug 08, 2010 11:35:07 AM
Well Written,it is this state of affairs that has been haunting us for several years
Somasundaram, on Aug 10, 2010 12:08:57 AM
Good job Cris. We need more people like you to publish such stories,create awareness and perhaps start a mass movement towards a better society. A society where 'Us' goes along with 'Me' if not first. There's a lot to be done for Us to reach where the developed societies are now. There is a lot of 'Change' required. I am not expecting it to happen by someone else's initiative. There's no point in keeping our hands tied & waiting for things to get done. The Change should begin with 'Me' for each of us.I am sure it will.There is hope. For a better tomorrow.A day when we will care for our brethren.When joy and happiness will be shared & spread. I am starting the change with the Man in the Mirror.I am asking him to change is ways..
Rohit.R, on Aug 11, 2010 09:38:56 AM
errata - I am asking him to change 'his' ways. (misspelled as 'is')
Rohit.R, on Aug 11, 2010 09:43:16 AM
Thank you everyone. Hope when more people react against this behaviour, there will be a difference
Cris, on Aug 11, 2010 10:23:27 PM
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