Friday, July 31, 2009

Not ready to face the truth, Sach Ka Samna hits the nail

Reality show Sach Ka Samna (Face The Truth) hit the wrong notes last week when some MPs wanted it banned. “What crap,” I said.

Don’t think may people watched it till then, but many are talking about it - especially referring to how it is crossing the limits et all.

Actually it’s not about the show; it’s about the fact that not many of us are comfortable accepting and admitting to things that we do/have done/pretend that we do. I watched one episode where a gentleman called Allwyn D’Souza (sorry if I’ve got his name wrong) admitted that his 9-month old marriage was not all hunky-dory, his wife dictated the terms in their relationship and some other not so pleasant things about his life.

Somewhere I was asking all these questions to myself. Some of them did relate to my life as well, like - do you think you have chosen the right career, are you happy with your life etc. Am sure others spectators must be going through this introspection as well, where they can relate to questions being asked to the contestants. To my surprise (and embarrassment) the answer to many such questions was ‘No’ :(. I was disturbed. I don’t want to admit to few things in public. (Remember, I have a so-called public image to live up to). Am sure there are many like me. I won’t own up to certain things even if I was being rewarded handsomely. It can cause me my job/relationships/peace of mind/happiness – in short, everything.

Was I the only one offended with these questions?

No. A random survey in the office, Twitter, Orkut and Facebook helped me find many others like me :)

Many colleagues squirmed at the mention of Sach Ka Samna. One of them said, “I won’t bare my secrets even if the producers were to make me the king.” Another friend said, “I am ready to talk about anything relating to my life but it is related others (family/friends/exs) as well. It would be disturbing for them.” Clearly, he would stay away from any such experiments. One colleague giggled. Said, “Are you crazy. Why should I puncture holes in my boat when the sailing is so smooth? My past/ my opinions/ my aspirations are a part of my life. Can’t let anyone peep into it.”

Only two friends (Mishty and Avantika) agreed upon spilling the beans from their lives. May be they are too honest and brave to admit everything that they have done. As for me, I would quietly join the motley crowd where every one wears a mask, pretending to be honest while trying to hide the skeletons in our cupboards.

As for the show, I admit it’s not crap.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Chess Sandwich, anyone?

Hey, I spotted this spell error in Katra, via enroute to Vaishno Devi. A road-side eating joint had its menu written on the wall and … these guys were selling CHESS SANDWICHES :)

Ok, I’m being nasty here. Actually these people wanted to say Cheese Sandwiches. These tid-bits make life little interesting. Don't they?