Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Disliked the biased documentary on Kolkata on CNN IBN by Nilanjana Bose

Today I watched a show on CNN IBN. I love the channel for it's straight forward and informative approach on any topic. But today I watched a program that was showing a documentary on Kolkata the city as a whole. The reporter was Nilanjana Bose. To start with, I am a Calcuttan myself.

This is with a lot of regret that I am having to say that the program seemed to revolved around the mindset that the negative image of the city needs to be highlighted at all costs and dimlight the achievements and existing prospects (not to talk of the future prospects which were appropriately shown in terms of the IT sector and industrialization).

The views of the Presidency students or the 'guy who walked the same lanes for 21 years at College Street' seemed fine. Though it is not so that the education system in our state is such at present that students 'must' go outside to pursue higher studies. There are a lot of good institutes both technical, engineering and arts that provide one of the finest qualities of education. To get feedback from some B.Com. students to say that there is no job here and let the image of the city take a blow is simply surprising! It should be understood clearly that job demands some qualification and you can't crib that there are no jobs when you do not deserve it. What the show should have highlighted is that there needs to be some more opportunity for the less qualified. That's where I pointed out that the show's mindset seemed disturbing to me.

Another scene is where a priest has been shown who now wants to come into acting, and his brother, who wants to pursue mba outside this "dying" city. I wonder how come you portray such people who do not represent the masses of the city. I guess a stockbroker who doesn't want his son studying here doesn't  portray the whole scenario. Apart from an IT professional in CCD, there wasn't a single positive vibe.

Adding to this is the translation from Bengali to English. A rising Tollywood actor said professionalism here is a little less, which was translated into "professionalism here is terrible". If you have scripts ready and want to place them on the mouth of actors, it doesn't stay real, does it?

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Saturday, April 09, 2011

TCS 2011 batch aspirants and others .. time to chill!

It's that time of the year after a very long time when everything feels so relaxing. The placements are over, the struggle of cut-throat competition and the near future seems exciting. India winning the world cup and the IPL season starting over is an icing on the cake.

It really seems like that ad from Bournville right, that you earned it! Well, truly so. Cherish the moment. Markets looking higher and higher and companies globally going through a great run after some tumultuous times.

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