Dear Ornob Da,How have you been? Actually, fudge it!
Let me come straight to the point!
You, being heralded by the youth of this country as the voice of the voiceless, the balls of the ball-less and the savior of those who are well-shielded from the harmful radiations of logic and rational thinking, should by now know that selling one’s soul for fame and name is a profitable business in this season. No, I am not talking about the IPL, it’s about the forthcoming political circus. So if you wanted to have a share in that, what’s the problem in accepting it? Come on now! It’s not embarassing at all! It’s all hokay dada! The common man is now mentally prepared himself to vote, he is in a forgiveness mode!(“Jaan de Kaake! 200-300 crore hi to maare hai saale ne! bhool ja! teen hi to murder case hai! Chalo! Jaago! Chai piyo or vote do!) So where’s the risk in accepting what you’ve done?
We all know how the media never even lets the spirits of the departed to pass on to the other side until and unless enough TRP has been squeezed off them! You can still find a couple of Journalists still sitting around Taj Hotel fanning trying to reignite the embers so that a Taj Attack Anniversary could be celebrated on National Television! What better tribute to the families of those who lost their loved ones in that massacre than reminding them of the bloodshed they are trying to forget?
We understand, you are just trying to feed your family and your next generation by being the sole person who the entire society of India has given the responsibility to ask the relevant questions to irrelevant people and irrelevant questions to a shell-shocked group of people who have become experts in hiding there “Really?Are you shitting me?” expressions from you.What’s wrong in that? You are just trying hard to be the Employee of the Year of your Employers!
NOOOOO! You are not going against the journalistic ethics! Stupid people those! People like Hartosh Singh went against the Journalistic ethics of exposing few righteous,God like leaders and look he has been sacked from his magazine!You have never been arrested for sedition, never been banned on twitter, and never been thrown black ink or an Action Shoe on and not even been slapped once! You are Politicaly ethical exactly the way BJP is a Hindu nationalist party! You just went with the flow! I guess by now your panelists would have shifted their places of residence next to your studio as their recurrence on every show of yours proves just that! Sanjay Jha feels like home next to you and you and Sambit Patra must be bunking beds together! I am not going overboard when I say that Mr.Jha has got himself a really well paying post-retirement job!
What about renaming your show to TIMES NOW NEWSHOUR by Arnab Goswami, Sanjay Jha, Sambit Patra and the rest?!?
I know, I am just being cynical questioning your intellect and integrity! Probably my lowly intellect will never understand why everytime when someone starts making some sense is interrupted by your dynamic intervention skills or why rather than being an impartial mediator you decide to join a group that you have handpicked yourself to bash someone, of course even that poor guy is picked by you, and get so heavy and drowsy on that poor guy that he would even admit to have assassinated John Kennedy if he is let out of the Studio intact!
Just wanted to know when you were under the auction hammer, what was the last bid? Of course the NATION DOESN’T WANT TO KNOW your price! We, the common men who for a brief moment thought that you were on our side! But the ugly truth has unfolding itself, slowly but steadily, like everytime it does in Ballika Vadhu! But to err is human and to differ is Ornob! Just let us know when your contract with the collective investors from BJP and Congress expires, and when will you be available for sale next. May be I’ll get some sponsors and hire you to defame Vikram Seth and other writers and give me #TapasStormsLiterature handle on your channel’s ticker so that my long forgotten dream of becoming a writer is helped! I know you are capable of doing even that!
And please don’t brand me now as an AAP-supporter!
A “once DD News Watcher”