The Dooradarshan Anchor who blurted Nonsense covering IFFI – Some humor and some thoughts

Screen Shot 2014-11-27 at 12.05.28 PMIFFI – International Film Festival of India…… One of the most important film festivals in Asia. Since 1952 when Nehru inaugurated the first festival IFFI has been a major avenue for the people of India to view international films in such a big way…. people travel from various parts of the world and from India to witness this… to watch, learn and be amazed by the creativity of films…

And here is an anchor from the national television Dooradarshan covering this prestigious event that was attended by so many dignitaries…. She has absolutely no idea why she is there and what she has to say…. totally unprepared…. I feel bad for her, but she has to be prepared…. The only thing she is clear is that she has to talk about Modi and his slogan of Ache din…. that is all that was delivered to her as an instruction to her…

Here are a few of her words and my comments in the bracket.. These are purely for humor

    1. I am Aaina Pahuja from DD…. (nice name… I hope I got the spelling right…)
    2. Let us talk to someone who has come here…. (oops you did not telecast what he said… where is the editor idiot.. fire him… or did he say something about Modi ji…)
    3. I like the concept very much because we make friendship around the world and learn cooperation… (What….?)
    4. I feel happy coming there…. (ok… move on lady… what else….?)
    5. I got to learn a ton of things coming there….. (oh that is simple…. if you know nothing you can learn…)
    6. I am having lot of fun in Goa… (good for you… all expenses paid…?)
    7. The festival logo has a peacock….. (what is great about that…)
    8. To a foreign attendee ‘Do you like watching movies…?’ (No… I like eating bhel puri and I heard they serve it free at the venue)
    9. Goa is going to become a significant part of this world… (Really…?… wow.. how come…?…. why now…?)
    10. I am much obliged to be part of this…. (you should be…. no doubt)
    11. I don’t know much about movies in depth.. (Who is the idiot who sent you here….?)
    12. Screen Shot 2014-11-27 at 1.11.28 PM
      Governor of India

      If I can get to know any body can get to know… (There you go…. you do make real sense…)

    13. I am being enlightened….. (we too…. very much…. can’t stand the light…)
    14. Goa is a place you come to unwind yourself…… (I am very intertwined now…. )
    15. We have the Governor of India here…. (Who…?….. did you say Governor of India….?… never seen him sorry her)
    16. ache din aa rahe hein… Modi ji ki according…. (aha! now you are coming to the point…. the reason you blurted all these rubbish till now… was for these few golden words)
    17. I feel it… I really feel it….definitely ache din aa rahe hein…. (yes…I can feel it to…. really… definitely)
    18. Festival ke saath saath ache din aa rahe hein… (yes mam… IFFI is all about ache din.. we did not ahve these ache din before…. Thanks Modi ji…. Thanks a lot….)
    19. I want to say more things to you…. (please…. don’t…..)
    20. The nice climate of Goa…… (OK.. and then..?)
    21. thandi thandi hawa chal rahi thi….. (but what I saw was Rajni sir walking….. do you know him… ?.. where is that idiot editor… Thalaiva……)
    22. Isiliye to padhega bharat to badhega bharat…. (the golden words again… jai modi ji…. jai modi ji….)
    23. Filmi bazaar, bazaar jaise lagthe hein (mam.. bazaar nahin tho kya ghar jaise lagegi…?)
    24. Goa’s churches… so nice… but the temples here are more famous… (what..? was that also instructed dialogue….?… was that necessary…..?)
    25. My knowledge is something I carry with me everywhere I go…. (please do it… there is so little you have.. and if you don’t carry that with you… it would be catastrophic.. good decision)

Finally Mam one question… anything about movies or films that you can talk about…. oops… sorry… you did say you did not know much about it….. can you give us the name of that idiot who asked you to do this anchoring…..

Before I leave a few words to the anchor…. Mam please don’t take my words in a bad sense.. it was for humor.. and as a media person you should take it in that sense…. thsi is your learning experience…. yes it is on your expense… because I had to bring home a few points

    1. If it was any other TV channel I don’t care, but this is Dooradarshan…. .
    2. This is the DD that brought us Hum Log, Buniyaad and comedy shows like Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi and Nukkad… It brought us Chitrahaar…. It gave us Karamchand, It gave us Byomkesh Bakshi, Malgudi days and so on….
    3. May be I should not but even now I identify DD with my country in many ways…
    4. It is a very irresponsible for any channel to send someone to cover the most prestigious Film festival and in front of the crowd say that they don’t know anything about films
    5. It is very irresponsible for an anchor to do a new coverage without being prepared…
    6. I agree that this might be a truncated version and missing some things you said and would have not been interpreted in the same way if the continuity was given…. That is the reason I think the editor is equally to blame
    7. Though the prime suspect I honestly believe is not you but your boss…..
    8. I wish you will learn and do your best to do better next time…..

Again I hope you take my words in correct sense, because I love films and I am proud of DD because the only worthwhile TV program I have seen growing up is from Dooradarshan… We connect TV viewing with DD…. Until the channel avalanche and TRP matrices came into existences I always believed that only good programs were made for TV… and that credit goes to DD… DD was always above the saas bahu crap and realty TV crap…. DD is a channel with stuff, with intelligence, considerate and working towards the overall growth of Indians… not a propaganda machine… not a channel that telecasts unpreparedness to the world….

Jai Hind

This is the first time I have witnessed such a calamitous nose dive into a pile of shit… Sorry to say.. but that is the honest truth….

Watch for yourself

But along with that also read what I felt after writing this blogpost…. https://vinodnarayan.com/2014/12/01/aayenah-pahuja-is-not-the-dumbest-anchor-in-the-media/