There is something about it,my heart always told me and it all came out to be true.
All this while watching promos and hearing about the much talked about and speculated show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ [SMJ] I was waiting with abaited breath for 11 am today. When I watched it I realized I was anticipating something like that to be coming our way. After all it is Aamir’s show, so it had to have some weight in it!
Whereas I agree that it is on the similar lines of Crime Patrol aired on Sony but what makes it stand out are these three things:
>At the end it’s not only a reality talk show but the real show which not only intends to bring the issues in light but also do something about it.
>The so much down-to-earth-touch and no celebrity-ness of it all.
Today’s episode was on : Female Foeticide
Needless to say FB is full of status messages about SMJ and of course people are raving about it. My cousin’s status message after watching the show was this:
One country…different worlds!!!! Chilled to the core after watching Satyamev Jayate….. humbled to be born privileged!
I could not help but post ditto on it!
If you’ve watched the show you know what I’m talking about and why. If you haven’t you can catch it here:
I shuddered, I was horrified and I was in tears by the end of it all. It so happens no that we kind of know that things are happening around us and we feel sad about them when we read / hear about them via media but the reality only hits us when you hear some true heart wrenching stories by the one’s who have gone through it. Listening to the three stories that were presented were like taking a trip to hell!
There are people who are animals,quiet literally..there are grandmothers who intended to kill their grandchildren just because they are not grandsons and there are fathers who give a damn for their own flesh and blood because that flesh and blood ball is going to be a girl one day!
When I imagine myself last year having delivered Chirpy, I realize how lucky I’m to have a mother in law who wholeheartedly took chirpy in her arms and is till date raving about Chirpy’s presence in her life. She,not even for a nano second made me feel that I did not give her a grandson…And no until today I was not even thinking about all this but today I’m!
But ironies that happen to other women make you say that thank god my in-laws are not like this,me and my parents are lucky! How ironical is that??? I have to feel lucky for such a normal thing that my daughter is being accepted and loved for being a girl child????
Any way I think I’m getting carried away while writing this. All I wanted to share is of course I loved the show. I was Aamir’s fan since whenever I can remember and now I respect him more for the step that he has taken towards eradicating social evils and I hope this time we all join our hands and fight till the end…cause waves come and go but if we do not let this one go…it will stay and will surely bring in a sea change! Their website has all the details of how you can support the cause. Just do it people, just do it!
Leaving you with an equally heart wrenching song sung by Swanand Kirkire on the show:
P.S. I have to tell you IHM that all the while I was watching the episode I was thinking about you and your posts . I also thought that may be you should kind of get associated with Aamir’s show,no really, you both any way have the same motive,so why not?
And as lot of people would have guessed it you have already done the post about the show 🙂 Cheers IHM !
P.P.S. While writing this post when I typed in the word ‘foeticide’ WordPress immediately underlined it with a red line…see even the blogging platforms are aware that it’s not a valid term 🙂
P.P.P.S. I wanted to link the show’s website here but you know what the website is so much crowded at this moment that it’s just not letting me in..such is the show’s effect 🙂 You can go to http://www.satyamev-jayate.in