September 25, 2009

Sham

It is the season of sham these days. A sham they conduct and call Dandiya-Raas. I see lot of pandals around that 'enables' people to 'perfom' the traditional dance form called Garba and celebrate Navratri. Don't get me wrong as yet. I am totally for Navratri and Dandiya-Raas, but not for what many do citing this occasion. Typical bollywood tunes/songs are what they play for this magnificent dance form! Stupid songs, stupid people who dance as if they are in a discotheque. Highest form of non-sense is what I see on 'news channels'. I have no problem with what they do, but then my issue is that they call it Dandiya-Raas when it is not! This is a seasonal, open-air pub where people want to go and let their hair loose. Simple. But then admit it that way.

We have seen it all by now. Commercialization of arts, music, sports, sex, religion. All these are completely fine if people engaged in them are candid about their intentions and not create a farce and put up a sham to cover the underlying intention, that of making money. Making money, I believe, is a good thing. Only, do it the right way.

6 comments:

Vishal said...

Superb thought!!!!!

Vishal said...

Very True (oops, 4got to add this!)

Someone, u no ;) said...

Ya, very true

nivedithasperceptions said...

I second your opinion. People look for money making oppurtunities in every nook and corner. Not a good thing...

hariharan said...

The intention of making money is what makes them to use the sham. Without the sham it will be very difficult to attract people.

So if making money is right then the way has to be acceptable otherwise money making becomes difficult.

hariharan said...

Forgot to mention I have interpreted the last line "Do it the right way" as by accepting its not a Dandiya Raas but an open pub.