The lowest thick crust of population of India, has least or no concern for who is controlling whom or what is regulation bla bla bla... They are subscribed to newspapers so daily the newspaper is there at the doorstep. What you print they read. What you show they see. The elder ones just do that. Possibly 1-2% of this crust might be thinking about what they read or saw. The rest including the youth, teens & kids just unconsciously copy what you are showing or telling. "Uthne bade log hee kar rahe hain unka kuch nahi hua, tho sab chaltha hai, hum bhi kar sakthe hain aur saare criminal free ghoom rahe hain, saari filmi aurathein apne flesh/skin ka poora achcha pradarshan kar rahi hain" this is the attitude this crust carries and that is reflected in the public when you travel or go shopping...
All the people at the upper crust write, understand, and criticize about all that is being discussed. They only know PCI, Journalism bla bla bla... Shockingly the upper crust is only 20-25% of the current population of India. The three so called pillars also come under the same crust. Are you people fooling around the lower crust by discussing "openly" and again settling your internal issues amonst yourselves. For example, after all this drama, the three pillars and you the media, will come to a conclusion "tum hamaare issues me tang nahi adaana, hum tumhaari me nahi adaayenge, Mathew Samuel jaise logon ko control karo, sting operations band kar do, court cases ka update nahi diya jaayega, sab media ko paisa kamaane do, hame bhi do tum bhi rakho bla bla bla..." The best newspapers and television channels would then keep on reporting about "kisne kya kiya" with their full sincerity.
Please, don't you (upper crust) get diverted. You (the media) understand one thing that "the moment someone gets and feels weeker and loses his gound, that moment is the start of all kinds of criticism and screwing and allegations and acusations and abuse". The reason for our weakness is not always we but the people surrounding us. Check on the way the "cheap" media people are doing and behaving and then"erase" them.
Fight for not regulations, but think about what effects your "publish" is going to have on the lower thick crust. This crust has the right to know which minister/judge/executive is doing what, particularly when he/she is erring. Boycott all the "cheap" broadcasters and hard-publishers. Definitely, the lower crust does not need to know e.g. "today Vijay Mallya is with which lady and in stadium he kisses whom" and they(atleast the school-going children) are not supposed to see the pictures of say the skimpily clad Tamanna(actress in South) in all the views(top, bottom, profile, front, rear) and an ad that shows a nude-man and woman kissing each other, bla bla bla.. all for a better tommorrow and intellectual growth. Probably this was what the private member of Parliament meant in her Bill.
I do not want the media to be watched by someone because it is ought to consist of good people with Godly values. Justice.Markandey Katju also means the same and he says if can't have Godly values then better be ready to be regulated.
The lower crust believes you the media and depends on you
///Is it legal? Isn't there a regulation how lawyers can charge?///
Where as they (lawyers) should be prosecuted if they know before hand that their clients are guilty and are trying to save him punishment. If we are sincere in punishing criminals this option also be tried. Lawyers are to save innocents not for saving criminals.
Issues like judicial (corruption, independence and activism), journalists’ (freedom, corruption, activism and impartial working), individual freedom and democratic values are all interconnected. Further, they are very relevant but not relevant also as a very large section of our population, (for which survival is the main issue), has very little or no time for all these issues. We are a society with very little self-discipline. We are bound to fail on many occasions in such a scenario. Hence the author’s observations are quite apt. But finally all this discussion boils down to one awkward question: Is our civil society, which mainly comprises educated individuals, really concerned about the issues?
The media is irreverent. The media is hysterical. The media is irresponsible. So goes the criticism of people like Justice Katju. The criticism is deserved in many cases. But in India we have suffered enormously due to the opaqueness of the entire system. Babus and politicians, judges and generals, and even religious personalities--all such persons enjoying power and pelf have been the beneficiaries of this opaqueness. Now that there are some changes in the way information is dissemiated, these vested interests are adopting a high moral ground and trying to take advantage of the venalities of the media. Let us not fall into their trap. We would be doing exactly that if we do not improve the way the media functions.
"lawyers are said to charge as much as Rs 25 lakh to Rs 1 crore every day for appearing before the apex court"
Is it legal? Isn't there a regulation how lawyers can charge? Judges make a few thousand a month. It is impossible to imagine no money passed from lawyers to judges.
So how did you lose your jobs in so many media prganisations Mr Sengupta? All the above reasons you cited or something additional as well?
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