Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
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).
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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