It was after four full years that we started getting channels like Mtv, Channel V, ESPN, Star Sports, etc. Thanks (not really) to the ‘free’ set top boxes distributed by the cable operators. If I remember correctly, it was in the beginning of 2004 when we stopped getting such channels and I was glad that my brother will not trouble me with watching sports and wrestling all the time. Our ‘remote’ fights largely reduced after that.
Apparently, it was really long since I got to watch channels like Mtv. To see the anchors/Vjs/models dressed or hardly dressed in ‘clothes’ that just looked like some large size handkerchiefs wrapped around them. No, I’m not exaggerating here, I’m just typing what I saw on TV. I wasn’t really shocked, but was wondering to what extent this ‘shrinkage’ would go. There were two programs, ‘Get Gorgeous’ and “Splitsvilla’ on Channel V and Mtv, both featuring skimpily clad women bitching about each other. Oh, I forgot to mention that there is also another program called ‘Bitch Diaries with Pia’.
I remember what one of my favourite professors in Economics, Mr.Victor Louis Anthuvan had to say about globalization. I remember the last few words so well, and I know how true his words are! “…women are being commoditized”. It isfunny to see these ‘modern’ age ‘liberated’ women being humiliated for not walking the way it is supposed to be, right in front of the camera. To me, they are no different than objects, who are merely looked upon as ‘things’ which can showcase the dresses (they obviously don’t serve the purpose) designed by some one, wear a make up that literally scares us and walk like dead bodies coming out of the mortuary. It is sad that many women think revealing is cool and something that boosts their confidence.
Freedom does not mean you should imitate men by smoking, drinking and attending late night parties. Shortening the length of your skirts and revealing your curves is not liberation. You are liberated only when you are looked upon for what you are, your knowledge and character. Your deeds and senses. Your speech and dignity. You should command respect and make others to give way for you when you walk. The lustful morons should be afraid of you and dare not wink at you. When you, as a woman preserve your dignity, the heights that you reach will be enormous. Heights not in terms of fame and publicity, but the respect and love that people give for what you are and not a mere attention towards your bodily curves.