Thursday, February 9, 2012
Chamataka and his concerns
Doob Doob: Why this sudden outburst about “The Times that Tinkle?” (TTT)
Chamataka : C’mon , aren’t you aware? That shows you read only TTT, and nothing else.
Doob Doob: I have been reading it for years, and don’t find anything wrong with it.
Chamataka: Your loyalty has blinded you, Doob Doob, thats all I can say.
Kapish : No Chamataka, Doob Doob is honest in admitting, that he is a satisfied reader. Just because, some bulletin has said a thing about TTT, doesn’t mean, we all get carried away.
Kalia: It’s the power of Social Networking Kapish. If 1 bashes, everyone follows. Many voices comes together and they blow up the issue.
Chamataka: Aha, look who is talking. Kalia- Kapish –you both drown yourselves into every other bulletin that comes your way, don’t you?
Kalia: Ofcourse, we do, but we do that for alternate views and opinions. We hold nothing against TTT.
Kapish : Chamataka, be gracious to respect your habits. If your habit bothers you, change it. It is double standards to criticize the publication you read, just b’ coz somebody else does it.
Baboocha, the Bear: Well said, Kapish. Chamataka, don’t you see, this whole episode has been fuelled by TTT’s competitor. They feed on this publicity. What do you and I earn by joining this bandwagon?
Chamataka: And what have you to say about all the unimportant stuff that TTT publishes by the day?
Kalia: Who is asking you to read all of them? Restrict reading to the areas of your interest. And then, you always have access to other bulletins, in addition to the base publication you subscribe.
Chamataka: Kapish – Kalia, both of you are getting too defensive on this. Don’t I have a Freedom of Expression? Can’t I voice my opinion, if I dislike something?
Kapish: Chamtaka, if you want to speak about Freedom of Expression, then lets first discuss the Jaipur Lit Fest, let’s talk about the books / the artists this country has banned. Also let’s touch upon the subject of Censorship heavyweight.
Chamataka: I still disagree. As a reader of TTT, they owe me some responsibility. If I am dis-satisfied, I should be heard.
Baboocha: Absolutely right. They owe you full responsibility as publishers. But as a reader, you also owe them some responsibility. “Responsible publishing” on their part, can be ensured by loyal readers like you. Your feedback in the right forum – in the right manner, can make a difference.
Supandi: Which paper do you read, Master?