This evening (17th January, 2009) at 7 pm IST on the MTV channel there was a programme called ROADIES. The preliminary rounds were conducted in various cities, especially the ones where Hindi, the official language of the Union of India is spoken widely. In fact during the course of the programme there was a statement made that HOW ONE COULD CALL ONESELF AN INDIAN IF HE DOESN’T KNOW THE RASHTRABASHA?
Even though it’s not the issue that i intend to write about, since the point was made and it demands a mention, i shall deal with it first. As we all know, the English equivalent of RASHTRABASHA is NATIONAL LANGUAGE. If one has a little acquaintance with the laws of this land there is an Act passed by the Parliament called THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ACT, 1963 and came into effect from the REPUBLIC DAY of 1965. English along with Hindi would continue to be the other OFFICIAL language of the union. So i know of NO NATIONAL LANGUAGE but scheduled languages numbering 22, which also includes SINDHI which is not the language of any state in India. These EXALTED EPITHETS which are disseminated by the TV channels bring about an appearance of truth, with no underlying substance. In a multi-linguistic nation like India, if one were to go by the MOST WIDELY SPOKEN LANGUAGE, no doubt, it is HINDI. In a democracy it must needs be that anything that is recognized by the majority has to be approved if it is not contrary to the Constitution. The constitution does not prohibit anyone from making titles for any language, if one were to go by that basis each language might start proclaiming a title that has a semblance of truth and to the irritation of the native speakers of other languages.
What was surprising was that the MALE PARTICIPANTS in ROADIES had meekly submitted to a situation wherein a stick activated by a spring would be let loose between the legs of the bent male participants so as to strike their pudendum or scrotum or testes/penis! The whole exercise was conducted in the view of the female participants of ROADIES.
The cameras were in good numbers so as to capture the wincing guys, as well as to bring out the reactions of the female participants, who did show varied expressions- some looked on with curiosity, some with concern and some with suppressed amusement.
Towards the end of ROADIES, the Director of the show was shown trying the strike of the rod on his balls! That moron may do it. as he would popularize the show and increase the TRP ratings of ROADIES, but why should such dangerous and disgusting acts be let out into the living rooms of single room houses of the middle class?
There is every chance that the boys who suffered the blows to their balls, with just their boxer shorts to guard- could suffer from haematoma of the testes, scrotum or even damage to the penis. It was nothing but an attempt to emasculate the boys in ROADIES in the name of testing the BALLS of the participant males, and should attract the provisions of ATTEMPT TO CAUSE GRIEVOUS HURT of the Indian Penal Code.
My heart goes out to the two boys who got it real bad. One guy was from Gujarat and the other from the North Eastern states. The Director who made the female participants to watch this spectacle of ROADIES must be a DOWNRIGHT PERVERT. To transfer the gender and subject a female to go thru anything so degrading as that would have brought the NATIONAL COMMISSION for WOMEN up in arms. Poor boys!- now i know why the Ancient Olympics did not allow any women spectators.
ROADIES is a good concept that tests the courage, sociableness, team spirit et al of the selected contestants; but this incident is TRULY A BENCHMARK FOR PERVERSION! The contestants are so desperate, that they would even submit their basic rights (physical integrity, in this case) in their effort to win the ROADIES contest.
ARE WE HEADING FOR SUCH BALL CRACKING CONTESTS IN THE FUTURE DEMANDING OUR MOST BASIC RIGHT OF PRESERVING OUR PHYSICAL INTEGRITY.
TO MAKE IT WORSE, DISPLAY IT THRICE A WEEK ON TV WITHOUT WARNING AND STILL WORSE, THAT IT IS A TEASER IN THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR ROADIES?
IT SEEMS THAT WE HAVE ENTERED A STAGE OF VOYEURISTIC SADISM.
LIKE THE INVENTION OF THE GUILLOTINE, THE DEVICE THAT STRIKES THE BALLS OF THE GUYS MAY ALSO BE MASS PRODUCED IF WE DO NOT RESTRAIN SUCH PERVERSE MORONS.