Saturday, June 03, 2006

'rahul ne paani maang ke piya' - breaking news across channels.

a bunch of docs with name-plates, sitting at a conference briefing the ever-voracious media about the condition of rahul mahajan who most likely was bringing the roof down sloshed and stoned, and almost went over the edge. one of them, the lead chap, looks all bloated with self-importance, absolutely revelling in his new-found fame...he knows the scribes can't get enuff of him.

next update on his bowel movement, much-awaited. we have all the channels clogged for today...until the next rain-induced infrastructure calamity footage in mumbai tomorrow maybe...

what a frigging farce....a circus...emaciated kids dying in africa, dirt-poor parents selling their kids so they can have a future and what does the media salivate on? a man caught up in his own bingeing!! yes, he was to immerse his ashes just the day after and yes he was to be anointed as a political heavyweight courtesy his father's dramatic end...does that justify the breath by breath tracking...?

its a never-ending conundrum...the hacks presume to be satiating the viewers so their TRPs inflate...the viewers, not given much of a choice or education in the matter, latch on and slobber on....where does it end...

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finally got a haircut...feels so much liter....all my tresses on the floor...some streaked some black...looks suspiciously like my last one...wanted a different one...hmm, maybe next time...

4 comments:

KookieEater said...

Great to know that you share the same frustration as me. Check out my blog here: http://thatslifeinindia.blogspot.com/2006/06/rahul-mahajan-and-media-post-mortem.html

Phoenix said...

kookieeater - totally ditto! until the next scandal/terrorist attack/scam/calamity, am afraid, we have to suffer this 'overdose'!

qsg said...

I saw some snippets of it today on my local Zee TV here - interestingly, it's intriguing.

It exposes the use of drugs in these circles. Strange that Rahul Mahajan was popping champagne within a month of his dad's death. And he was the heir apparent and all the hopes of BJP pinned on his young shoulders...!

i can only imagine that the TV there must be going nuts... great news to follow up on...

Phoenix said...

qs - yes, this has all the elements of a thriller...lots of coverup happening, lotsa versions, and ppl trying to make it look like poisoning etc...the apollo ppl and the police isnt that clean either!!!