Posted by: binisajan | February 9, 2012

The ministry of porn

Television is celebrating the porn show in the Karnataka assembly. Something that used to be whispered in hushed tones and watched in closed rooms has suddenly become the centerpiece. All because some ministers in the Karnataka cabinet tried to take porn to the next level by watching it publicly in the assembly, considered to be a holy place of democracy. Looks like they were trying to legalize it. Or may be they were trying to be the ministers of porn and they seem to have succeeded in their mission when they managed to drag porn into the living rooms of India which till now had a place only behind closed doors.
What is all the fuss about? Is it because someone watched porn. There is a vast majority of people out there irrespective of gender who has the access and opportunity who watch porn at some time or the other. And then there are many who regularly watch it. A few though consider porn as taboo and might stay away from it. There is no statistics to prove all this as it is a grey area and people would like to keep such things under wraps permanently. It is not necessary to unwrap this as watching porn depends on individual tastes. There are some who abhor this. But the fact that this is a billion dollar industry(estimates as there is again no veracity) is proof enough of the number people watching it. Viewing porn is not a punishable offence, under the Indian IT Act, but transmitting it, publishing it or spreading it around is a culpable act.
Then what is the fuss about? Is it that porn was being watched by ministers? Well ministers too are human beings. No different from the people in society in tastes and choices. Except that they are spoilt for choice.
So the fuss is not that porn was being watched or that the ministers watched porn. It is that the people who watched it did it in public which is offending for some. It is that they watched it in the assembly which is the last place for such ravishing and where they had other important business to do. People elected them to run the state and they seemed to be more than happy in attaining erections. The explanation offered by the ministers when they were caught on cameras was weird and funny.
All mainstream news channels do broadcast Bollywood dance numbers and scenes which are akin to soft porn. These are streamed across the living rooms of India irrespective of the time. Our TV channels have made Sunny Leone a familiar figure to Indians. A well known newspaper is famous for trying to make all its pages look like page 3 and has made its readers start reading the newspaper from page 3. Models and actresses in skimpy clothes is something that is the first thing that we look out for in this paper. The front page has taken a back seat and page 3 has become page 1. Are we a nation of hypocrites? Aren’t our media the biggest hypocrites?
The opposition members who are calling for the heads of the ministers speak as if they are all holy men. The media too is trying to act sacred and sensational at the same time and playing their roles to perfection. Ours is a nation where ministers have raped and killed. In fact, rapes and killings have become a qualifying standard to enter politics. And when these people who have committed such atrocities against women are not brought to book do we need to worry much about ministers watching porn in the assembly where there is not much happening in terms of work other than shouts fights and walkouts. Lets add porn watching to these activities in the assembly. So do these deserve the headlines? Lets relegate this to the page 3 where it will fit in perfectly.

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Responses

  1. Perfect…every channel which is broadcasting this as main stream news for their “OWN PURPOSE” should be questioned first. In what way this news is useful to the nation….think once

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