Wednesday, April 29

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You wont believe it ... There are 22 news based channels that Tata sky offers as a part of their basic package .. I wouldn't want my affairs getting too current !.. Incidentally, all i get to watch when i go home is News..Dad ends up seeing the same news item at least 5-6 times a day .. and i keep wondering ..why is it that i don't feel that itch to stay informed !! What's with men and news?

25 comments:

Smita said...

He he he I totally agree with you. At home we used to make dad watch the eight news and at that we never switched channels (ok sometimes we used to switch ;-)) and post that he wasn't allowed to watch news period. How many times can we see crap?

vimmuuu said...

I have seen this only with the older generation though. My dad does the same- watching all the news channels in three different languages whenever he finds time. Does Buahahahahah do this too???? I hate watching tv and so I get updated through the net !

Operative Knick-Knacks said...

You should let the man watch his news ! I mean it comes out of a territorial instinct to protect his loved ones..

I know its weird but it does connect, think about it !

Deeps said...

what is even more ridiculous is that most of the current affairs news would comprise of either Rakhi Sawant slapping his boyfriend,or the glam-IPL-war bet Shilpa Shetty and Preity Zinta or what Priyanka Gandhi wore on a particular day while campaigning among other things!
They can really get onto your nerves at times.You're right,sometimes I too end up feeling there's nothing happening worth staying informed!

Aaarti said...

Woman.. go study and stop watching the NEWS i say!!! :P :P

i know.. my dad does the same.. luckily it ends there.. granpa n uncle are movie maniacs.. any comedy scene, or any movie/scenes on tv, they hop skip jump on it... :D

Dhanya said...

Thankfully, my dad is satisfied by just reading the papers. But I have seen many other dads do that! I guess they keep changing news channels to get different viewpoints from each of them.

Mad Blogger said...

he he he... there is so much competition between these channels that even the most ridiculous things becomes "Breaking News"

Little Girl Lost said...

bedazzled... you and i are going through the same thing... especially in the election season :)
first time in your blog. loved it very very much. hope to be back for more.
take care.do visit.

Tarun Goel said...

YOu should keep yourself informed about the latest happenings in IPL [read Cricket], Cricket and Cricket, sometimes they give news as well, that will be icing on the cake :)
Your GK will increase

Bouncing-Bubble said...

Seriously. And my dad reads the newspaper for hours together... Not to mention the cuttings that pile up for future reference!

Bedazzled said...

smita..its ok if its only the 8 news !! hee hee .. maybe i shud try broaching this with my mom .. united we can conquer , i guess ;-)

Vimmu.. illa da.. its there in all generations.. my dad thankfully doesnt know malayalam , otherwise he would watch that too ;-) .. buha ha also does it to a large extent.. he is one loyal ndtv viewer..reading news is the same as watching it!!

Bedazzled said...

okk ..from war or swine flu or corrupt politicians ?? hee hee ..innovative take on the subject.. lateral thinking , i say !!!

Deeps.. hee hee .. i missed the Priety-shilpa war !! i am sure it was huge entertainment ..that said , i just feel i cant stand the sight of barkha or any of those supposedly hot-shot anchors !

Bedazzled said...

Aarti.. no news for me ! .. i need my daily dose of dumb entertainment.. courtesy Discovery travel and living and zee cafe !!.. someone hops skips jump on any vadivel comedy scene..however ridiculous it mite be !

Danya .. he reads the newspaper also !!.. and 2 different papers..!!!

MB.. yeah !! i know.. its ridiculous at times the things they do ..i wonder what they will cover after this election tamasha is over.

LGL.. hey thanx for hopping over.. xpect to c me on u r blog soon !1

Tarun.. Cricket is yawwnnnn !! seriously !! ..no offense but i dont really care who wins the IPL(now that CSK is playing so badly !!;-).. almost got u , rite ?? )

BB.. Cuttings? wow !! ..

Bedazzled said...

smita..its ok if its only the 8 news !! hee hee .. maybe i shud try broaching this with my mom .. united we can conquer , i guess ;-)

Vimmu.. illa da.. its there in all generations.. my dad thankfully doesnt know malayalam , otherwise he would watch that too ;-) .. buha ha also does it to a large extent.. he is one loyal ndtv viewer..reading news is the same as watching it!!

eye-in-sty-in said...

You said it!

Its very irritating when the same news (thats not even newsworthy) keeps repeating over n over again.

Praddy said...

hehe me too similar kinds..i see many news channels + internet news + 2 newspapers :P:P

Shayari said...

Thank God, papa isn't like that.. but ya my Naana just cannot have enough of these channels...

Huh! so much for the 24/7 news channels.

Kanupriya said...

He He He...remember men from mars & women from venus? BTW even if I am from venus, still me like watching news channels but I can catch up one headlines only once...I don't like watching same news or cricket again & again like most men do :)

Prasad said...

well i see the same news in 5 news channels, read the paper and internet news...one has to be informed!

SSQuo said...

Being in Control? Being in the know? Hmm oh just a keen desire to piss of everyone else in the house!

Bedazzled said...

eisi.. ;-)

Prads .. u r irredeemable !!

Shayari ..hee hee ..

Kanupriya.. seeing news once or twice a day is not an issue .. seeing the same things atleast 5-6 times is .. so i dont think u r from mars !! ;-)

Ranga.. abba !!! romba inform aagadhe !

ssquo.. ;-) .. sounds like a good agenda !

Sam said...

its the constant urge ofr us to be in touch with the world makes us glue to the news channels :)

i do watch the english and hindi channels for news talks, discussions and stuff like that :)

nothing wrong in it :)

wtml said...

I know what you mean...!!! I have also gone a little further & stopped reading the news paper.. My dad / mom are bound to tell me 'latesht' stuff when it does happen..

The Seeker said...

Men are such factual beings akka, Just don worry! All they want is to know and never understand/learn…..

theishu said...

NEWS is the indestructible shield that keeps us men wear-free and brand new... the vaccine against all household chores.

Took a look around your blog too. Nice work. Will see ya around :)