25 March, 2011

Watch what you are watching!

Summer vacations started barely one week ago. And I was already bored.
So on this boring Thursday afternoon, I thought maybe watching TV will entertain me.

I grab the remote from my dad who is patiently watching some cricket match.

Click.

I land on some channel where a woman with extremely heavy make-up is reading tarot cards and twirling her fingers at the same time. “Buy this expensive gaudy green stone to find love.” I don’t think so.

Click.

“Mein toh sirf pyaar mohabat mein vishvas karta hoon,” Rajnikant drawls in his south Indian accent in ‘Tamacha’ and then very next instant, a female dressed in white runs across the screen singing and dancing “pyaaaaaaaaaaar!!”

Click.

Shilpa Shetty (pre-plastic surgery) and Govinda are dancing on a dimly lit set. ‘Gambler, gambler hoon mein.’

Click.

On some home shoppe channel, a woman is wearing an extremely drab salwar kameez and is trying to sell it by explaining how a matching chiffon dupatta is so hard to find. ‘You can wear it for evening parties and when people ask you where you got it from, you will have to tell them that it was from our channel!’
Ha, no, silly woman, just no.

Click.

Some south Indian channel which makes no sense to me. But all the men in that show have mustaches. All of them. Even some of the women.

Click.

Cartoon Network.
Bangbang. A man with a skull for his face is running. Killkill. He flies. Kills some more.
Too bloody violent.

Click.

Discovery. Something about the Second World War. But with Hindi voiceovers. It is weird to watch white guys mouthing out-of-sync Hindi words.

Click.

Some Gujarati channel. A woman is making thepla.

Click.

Vh1.
Ah!! Advertisements!! Great! Then some crappy reality show starts. No music videos.

Click.

Some Hindi music channel. Kangana Ranaut is dancing to “Jungleee.”

Click.

On some news channel, some bhenji-type female is cutting a watermelon. ‘Kalingad khao, garami bhagao!’ Which is shown four times.
How is that news!?


I flip through some more channels but I don’t stay on any one for more than five seconds.
My brain is numb from excessive exposure to concentrated amounts of crap. I surrender the remote to my dad and go back to the good ol' Facebook.





73 comments:

  1. Haha, nice post! :D

    Enjoyed. :P

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  2. You should post more frequently tripthi. :P

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  3. Haha. Indian television is such.

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  4. hahaha.. reminds me of my holidays a year back when i had nothing to do too..

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  5. Tell me about itttt.

    And then people tell me to watch TLC without realizing that channels about food and travel are disheartening and make your life look even more boring. :/

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  6. LOL..trips that is awsomeeeeeee..! :D m kinda facing the same..!!
    I do love TLC but..! :D as usual gr8..!!

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  7. @ Sam - :P I will definitely try to.

    Btw, how do you know my name? O_O

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  8. @ Ananya - Yeah. >.<

    @ Melting Brownies - Brownies are awesome!
    :D

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  9. @ Stolen Halo - Oh yes. Totally. O_O

    @ THOTSOZONE - Oh yeah, now that you don't have MolBio!!
    :P

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  10. I'm like really smart.

    I even know your surname starts with a b.

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  11. :P!
    *gambler gambler*
    i dont even know that song :(

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  12. @ Sam - Smarty pants! :P

    I guess, I know how you figured that out! :P

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  13. @ Mugdha - Even I didnt. Then I watched it on youtube. :P

    \m/

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  14. Hahaha! I can totally relate to that. Nice! I like your space! :)

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  15. :) :) :)
    I loved your post!
    So funny!!!

    //a female dressed in white runs across the screen singing and dancing “pyaaaaaaaaaaar!!”//
    Hilarious!

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  16. @ ♪♪HARINI♪♪ - I am glad you liked it...
    :)

    Thanks for visiting.

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  17. get a life. :P

    i didn't mean to sound rude though it might seem so, all i meant was, they call it the idiot box for reason. holidays? great. find something worthwhile. and fun.

    anyway good post. ironic but good :P

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  18. @ Raj - Ha, I know. :P
    I 'll try to do something 'creative'.

    Thanks for visiting! :)

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  19. But, but, but I love watching trashy television =D

    Also, you must blog more often only because you do it so well. :)

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  20. Hahahaha! LOL! I just realized that I dont remember the last time I watched TV! :P

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  21. @ Shreya - Yeah, I just love to watch ads. :P

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  22. @ Ice Maiden - :O
    ah, lucky you. Saved from the horror. :P

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  24. even i dnt knw of any gambler gambler song?!! :O And gujarati channel woman making theplas...hahahahahahah!Nice che!:P Dude? u've got discovery in hindi?!! O_o Thank god i hv tata sky! :P

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  25. @ Candy Floss - Yeah, Discovery in Hindi.You dont understand half the scientifc hindi words.

    :|

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  26. You have talked about an issue which is an important reason why many youngsters like us are losing their mind. And you rightly point it out saying, "the overexposure of the brain to concentrated amounts of crap". I feel your pain. This is my story. :(

    :D :D :D a complete *rofl* post!
    this is the first time I am visiting your blog. and I am already your follower!

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  27. @ the silent observer - Yay! :)

    Haha. Totally, a major epidemic of such crap!
    Beware.
    :P

    Thanks.
    :)

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  28. lol.
    discovery in hindi nowadays. as if CN wasn't bad enough.
    how come you have holidays so soon?

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  29. You missed out the movie channels. Were you lucky enough, you might have stumbled upon something watchable. :P

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  30. NICE POST !
    yes , indian television is such :P

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  31. @ reetam - I know!! CN was Suck-o! :(

    Summer vacation. :)

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  32. @ Sayak - I saw one with Rajnikant. AND Govinda.
    Thats enough. No more risks!
    :P

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  33. @ Alcina - :) Thanks for dropping by.

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  34. T B P,

    First visit to your space. Read few current posts. Enjoyed reading your encounter with chemistry teacher. Hope you do not mix driving and drinking now. This is what happens when you have too much of free time. Start writing more often instead of channel surfing.

    Take care

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  35. My summer vacations have been spent exactly the same way since the past 2-3 years, and now I'm finally going on a real holiday! Yay. :)

    Awesome post. :)

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  36. Bwahaha, so so SO true!
    Especially the Home Shoppe channel. Hehe.

    But, how come you didn't go to any of the prime time channels?
    Like Star Plus, Sony and all?
    All the stupid Saas-Bahu serials are EPIC and um, Sony?
    CID dude, it's on ALL THE TIME!

    If nothing else toh you should've gone on to Star One and watch Pyaar ki ek kahani. Kekta's only show that doesn't begin with a 'K' and has been totally ripped off from Twilight. That's pretty epic too.
    :)

    Boredom kills, I understand. Too bloody well!

    About Cartoon Network becoming so weird and violent, when the hell did that happen?
    CN was always THE SHIT. Do they just show shit now?
    =/

    Sigh.

    Tales of the Television.
    Bah.

    Facebook on the contrary has a lot to offer, especially stalking people and stuff :D
    Haha.

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  37. @ Jack - Thanks for visiting. I will try and write more often. :P

    Keep visiting! :)

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  38. @ Meghana Kuppa - Ah, lucky you! :( I am waste my vacations. :P

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  39. @ Radhika Saxena - Man, I cant watch those saas bahu serials for more than 10 secs. I have tried, I just cant. :(
    Oh and CID, like toh-tal-lee.
    \m/ I have watched almost all the episodes. *Loser.
    And Ekta Kapoor serial I dont watch coz they have this Ekta-ish thing to it. :|

    CN, you know, earlier they had Powerpuff girls, Dexter, etc? Abhi there is nothing good. :(

    But Facebook is Awesome. :D
    Stalking is fun :P

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  40. Haan? HOw do you think i figured it out?

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  41. lol. Hahaha, moustaches. Hilarious! :)
    Guess, we are on the same page, literally with our latest posts! :))

    Awesome! :)

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  42. @ PsycheBubbles - teehee..! :P

    Similar posts! :P

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  43. good post and you should seriously think about changing your television subscription package..lolz

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  44. haha, right.

    But u haven't made it public na?

    you're a smarty.

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  45. @ Varun - ah! I gave up watching T.V. No subscription issues. :D

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  46. Hi.. Loved the post and the blog...made an interesting read... and you said it right, nothing beats Facebook :)so found ways to beat the boredom yet???

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  47. Facebook. \m/

    One thing, I have given up watching T.V!! :D
    Apart from that, nothing. :|
    (Except Facebook :P)

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  48. And this is exactly why a dustbin is where a TV set belongs.

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  49. Hahaha. :D
    For me,Internet truly killed Television.Don't remember the last time I switched my TV on.
    The teleshop channels are so annoying. -_-
    These days I'd rather go down and take a walk than watch TV.Nothing good's ever on.
    :'(

    P.S-You make me laugh.^^

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  50. Oh,yes!
    Internet has TOTAllY killed TV!

    I guess, its better to take a walk or something! :|

    :)
    Thanks man!

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  51. lol... i loved this one! :D

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  52. :D

    I guess, you would have also experienced that?
    :P

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  53. Oh OH! I was looking for the Zits comics since the time they stopped being published in DNA. And I couldn't remember the name. Thank you for posting that comic! *goes to stalk Zits*

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  54. Buahahahaha. This is Epic. And I have decided that there won't be any T.V in my house when I have a house of my own that is... :)

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  55. That is cool! :D
    I am sure you wont regret it!

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  56. the watermelon one, must be India tv >.<
    :P

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  57. OH yeahhhhhhhhhhh!!! Now I remember!! Genius you are! :D

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  58. That's so true! and I love the point-blank way in which it is written!
    Btw, try killing boredom with books...time will suddenly find wings!

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    1. The periwinkle blue?
      Is it from the movie "Snatch"? 😜

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