The Evolving Role Of Media In Indian Politics.

Media is the fourth pillar of democracy. It is a mirror of society and a powerful tool in checking the implemention and abuse of laws. Although the Indian constitution does not have an exclusive act defining the liberty of the press but it is evidently included in the freedom of speech and expression under the Article 19 (1) (a).

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Media, a derivative of word medium meaning carrier, reports news, provides information and analysis on issues and creates awareness among masses. The fundamental function of media, both print and mass media, is to inform people, educate them and guiding the society. Newspapers satisfies the queries of public by answering the questions of what, when, where, why, and how the events happened and who are participants in various happenings. Media is easily accessible by all walks of people. It keeps people updated as information about everything and from everywhere is provided within seconds. Media plays an active role in raising awareness on human rights, apart from other civil and political rights and helps in mobilizing people to recognize and protect human rights and bringing perpetrators to justice. By reporting and denouncing cases of human rights violations and other criminal cases and discussing punishments according to laws, media helps in bringing down the incidences of abuse and violation.

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These are the real role of Media in society, but is it that what Mass Media doing now in the current political scenario? Isn’t it time we asked this question to ourselves? What are our opinion about politics today… exactly what Media is feeding us now…. in fact in a frenzy they are trying to feed us what to think and what should be our action based on what we are fed by them.

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Media in any form is very influential…. be it the old age Newspaper medium, Broadcasting Media like Radio and Television.Then there is the ever favourite Medium of Cinema, And now to top it all the ever actively vibrant Social Media which has tremendous influence and reaches in the public’s hand within seconds by just a touch of a smart phone.

It’s high time Media understood it’s responsibility. How conveniently all the news broadcasting channels are manipulating every small issue done by the opposition party and in doing so kind of feed us the most manipulated news that the ruling party( whoever is in power at that time) is the best in the current scenario… A common man at the end of his day sitting in front of any such media just gobbles up what is being fed to him….People are made to forget the steeping fuel price increase by the petroleum ministry, so many suicides of poor farmers who couldn’t bear the heavy burden of the loans when rich business men loot the banks of millions . The cow lynching and the darkest hour of an 8 year old being gangraped in a temple….. , the Nirbhaya case and everything was just wiped off from the people’s mind.. How rightly it’s said that Public Memory is short …just till another incident is being fed to them.

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The best example of the media frenzy in helping the people decide whom they should cast their vote for is the loud and boisterous debate they call as Chat show.. and the latest cinemas like the Accidental Prime Minister and the surgical strike based movie Uri all are released just a couple of months before the General Election in April -2019 .

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All what we need is common sense to understand what is the real intention behind all these. So stop..think….act..before it’s too late. Jai hind…

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Author: anamikaisblogging

Uhmm! What do I say abt myself. Love to read, write, watch tons of movies and loves music. Educated enough to enlighten a few things to a few some who shows the interest to listen. This is me in a nutshell. Will let out little by little, like the cat out of the bag. Ok I think it's time to let out one more passion of mine, which I as much love as writing, and that is cooking. Trying out different new recipies with a slight variation added of mine makes my culinary skills a little adventurous cuisine.

77 thoughts on “The Evolving Role Of Media In Indian Politics.”

    1. I am going no where near authenticating the true facts of the movies….but its the convenient timing of the release of the movie I am talking about.. don’t you agree to the fact that ultimately both movies reflect.that we are left with no choice except for one party to vote for…by showing us just few months before the election that puppet game is going on in one party so they are useless and the cinema glorifying with an extra pinch about the current leadership being projected as superhero kind?
      It’s just the timing i blame, not the content of the movie.

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      1. (That awkward moment when u love bjp/modiji but can’t argue with ur blog world good friend. )

        πŸ™„πŸ‘πŸ½
        Yes ji… The timing is..is.. is.. ya u r r..ri…rig..righ…

        😫😭

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      2. Hey…….that’s totally up to you Unni…whom you support.. that’s not something again I want to argue about…
        Haha…Unni I am right about the timing of the release and you knw it too….tho phir problem kya hein accept karne mein?

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      3. Come on, you think this is bad? There was a time in the country when Indra gandhi imposed emergency on the nation just because she knew she is not winning the coming elections! You still think timing is bad? People praise who is needed to be praised!

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      4. I think I would rather stick on the media’s role in the politics part here about which the post is about. Was there any movie glorifying Indira Gandhi ya any surgical strike glorification…. during those times .. I can’t remember…if you know please enlighten me too.
        But don’t you agree that in tdys scenario that is not the case. A movie on the biopic of our favourite Neta is releasing on April 5th just days before the election starts. Fresh in memory before the finger gets inked …uh? And you still say the timing is not right….again I am only talking about media and it’s effect on public opinion. …

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  1. Media can’t differentiate between truth and a fact nowadays. It is a truth that sun rises in the east and sets in the west But it is a fact that the earth revolves around the sun.
    In the name of DISCUSSING” things “DISGUSTING things are happening all over the NEWS CHANNEL. But I believe in a world where we spend more time listening to our hearts than to our media.

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  2. A must needed topic currently in India………..for the awareness…
    I wonder how Cinema is used as a medium at this point of time just before elections..
    I should say current government is playing their dice well

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    1. Tanqs for the support for the post and for initiating it too…yes the current scenario reflection must be let known to the readers in a small way we can. Oh ya the dice are well rolled and the game well revised too…let’s wait and watch the game… it’s nothing short of a test series. ..

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    1. Now…now…don’t tell me you don’t watch news and news channels .. at least The Hindu ya Times of India ya The Indian Express? Come on don’t say you are not aware of what’s happening around you. ..it’s disappointing.

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    1. Thank you Sumeet …That was the intention behind fhis post …to make people think before they exercise their right of voting. Not to be a mere puppet in the hands of both the media and politicians. Thank you for the support.

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  3. I didn’t think of the timing of the movies, and you’re right about it. I concur with your thinking and approach. Working on the common man’s psyche. Like mine..
    Media has always been a tool which has been misused, who uses it and in which direction at each point of time throughout the world and it is the real million dollar question.

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  4. An interesting treatise and statement of society today. I like the fact you do not fall into the trap that you hold up for criticism, namely that do not rely on the ‘media sound bite’ but elaborate on and support your viewpoint.

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      1. Actually I was thinking about it ND u wrote it in words. I’m glad u think like me. I don’t understand why some people like Modi, what he did is completely foolish, u r correct the poor ones have suffered while BJP has initiated bullet train project, built sardar vallabhai patels statue etc,..
        Demonetisation took more than 100 lives 😒
        Long time u took fr writing this one, hw r u? Is your life bright? πŸ˜‰

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      2. Yeah u seem to a very busy person… new year k Baad ek Month Kab chala gaya Pata hi nahi chala, waise ek din bacha hai😁
        So will u vote in the upcoming elections?

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      3. It is just I don’t know which party to vote, I know it is not BJP bt I don’t have any good reason to vote fr other ones πŸ˜…, To vote or not to vote is the q?

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      4. Even in the US u couldn’t vote fr him, u would hve got a Donald Duck instead..
        The world is gone crazy nowadays πŸ˜‚
        People need a leader like u actually πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

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