You know something? I don’t like reading newspaper…I’ve kind of left reading it since long now..Today after a long time when I opened it up just to scroll through those pages I spotted these :
- a 40 years old man is ready to sell his 14 years daughter,for money of course,because he needs it to pay it for his medical expenses at the hospital-where he is taking treatment for his broken leg since almost an year now !!!
- A biker got hit by a car driver-there was a huge jam on the road for several hours-later the car driver paid for the biker’s medical expenses and the matter is closed.
- The local city van tumbled upon the road resulting into injuring the passengers-thankfully no casualties.
- A thief was taken into custody-He stole things from a near by temple!
You get the drift right ? So,the newspapers are filled with these kind of news-bad and often sad news- and may be worse. I refuse to read them.So what if I’ll not know what’s happening in my own city ? Does it really matter so much ? If yes then I’m sure of one thing in near future-A depression attack to follow if I keep reading these news items regularly.
These things really depress me big time.I feel totally miserable and helpless. For example the first news item listed here. Why would a man want to sell his daughter-his own blood for money ? But if you think deep-that is getting into his shoes may be-why is he being treated for a one whole year for his broken leg? He being poor why is he being charged for that? There are so many questions which make way if you really sit and think through and then this all leads to 3 words-Corruption,Politics and Senselessness…I might be wrong in judging the situation-but there are problems beneath the entire system of the country !!!
Okay coming back to the original post-What else do you mean by a NEWSPAPER ? What should it contain ? All masala gossips ? Entertainment news only?? Something which is only good and has no tint of bad to it ? But then this would not be justice to the purpose,isn’t it ?
So,what according to you is a newspaper ? And if you would be given a chance to do some moderations,how would you like your newspaper to be ?