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Role of media in India
The pity of the Indian media is that it is surviving on myths and superstition. Where has all the factual news gone? It should telecast scientific development taking place and how technology is helping us in day to day life
AT 7 p.m. I am eagerly waiting for prime time news. The headline which was flashed at the bottom was "An American is kidnapped by aliens and he was with them for almost five days". But the final reality was a disappointment as it was disclosed that this incident had taken place in 1975 i.e. more than 25 years ago and the interviews were missing of the victim and eye witnesses. The facts were actually missing and it appeared as a forced item which was to gather attention.


The pity of the Indian media is that it is surviving on myths and superstition. Where has all the factual news gone? Astrology, superstition, snakes, sai baba, daily soaps reviews, fashion week etc. are the only sources to retain themselves in the media world. Prime time news is all about superstition news story with some catchy headlines and this is the best time for advertisements. Showing myths and superstition at prime time at repetitive session is irrational.


Media should encourage art, science and literature but it is focusing on astrology, rebirths, religious myths, beliefs and aliens. Now days almost every news channel telecast astrological programmes where an astrologer or some baba is sitting and predicting about deaths, marriages and relationships. The funny part is that sometimes statements made by each astrologer are contradictory which confuses the audience. Superstition and myths are also encouraged as recently in one of the news channel there was programme based on a tantrik who claimed that he can kill a person within three minutes. It was telecast but the action failed and to escape from humiliation the tantrik said that it can only be performed at night.


In the place of live telecast like this it should telecast scientific development taking place and how technology is helping us in day to day life. This kind of telecast will assist in human resource development.


As a developing nation India is lacking behind in many aspects like technology, research development, and social and economic development and human resource development. India should observe that how yellow race people contributed in their country’s development and now nobody comments on them in terms of technology, racism and culture.


Japan is more technologically advance than western countries. It is predicted that China will be the next super power after U.S.A. and it is all because of their hard work. There is great need of intelligent journalists who can help in removing social evils like caste system, communalism, poverty, superstition etc. It should not devote maximum time on discussing cricket and cricketers rather it should be utilize on development of rational thinking of the masses. The main focus of media should be on development and upliftment of the society. India can become developed country with the contribution of media so it badly needs responsible writers, journalists and artists.
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