Tuesday, November 08, 2005

US of T

To get the best quality entertainment in Thamizhnaadu, I watch Jaya News at 19:30 and Sun News at 20:00.

Two-state TheoryJayaNaadu is this utopian "motherland" where people are happy (especially toothless old ladies), grateful (they thank Amma without fail even for the monsoon rains).

SunNaadu is this hell on earth, reeking of lawlessness and civil disorder. People in this "fatherland" have loads of complaints(again, we have toothless old ladies. Indha bokka vaai ladies attagaasam thaanga mudiyilappa!) and always make references to "kalainyarin porkaala aatchi" (Karunanidhi's Golden Rule)

Recently, I saw the coverage of the rain/relief work in both the states. In SunNaadu, bridges had collapsed, trees had fallen, and Chennai had turned into a boating spot. In JayaNaadu, life was back to normal the very next day following the rain, and this guy was interviewed standing on the very bridge that had "developed serious cracks" in SunNaadu.

When can we see United States of Thamizhnaadu?

53 comments:

kalai said...

yea ...true...even that kalaignar's arrest...they were showing constantly in 2 different ways on both the Tvs! they concentrate only on how to outwit the other! naansense!

RP said...

yep. I agree with kalai... damn these political parties... real mean bas****.... h they politicize the innocent sufferers... Instead of joining hands & helping the victims they use their pitiable state for their benefit.... cheap buggers.

neways, even thinking about these politicals idiots I get neurotic...

Ravi said...

Good point Vinesh! I especially hate Sun News for all the misinformation and 'paraparappu' it creates. And the tag at the end of each news read - "Seidhigalai udanakku udan therindhu kolla, Sun News tholaikaatchiyai paarungal" is outright deception. Sun News would be best if you missed the previous day's news.

Vinesh said...

@Kalai: The midnight arrest episode covered in both TVs was the pinnacle of comedy! Jaya showed Mohammed Ali being punched by Murasoli Maran's ring (even circling the ring in the frame) and Sun called it "forged". Jaya for their part called the audio "kola pannraanga" as "dubbing voice". Nalla nagaichuvai! :-)

@Rp: Cool down buddy! :-) Paathu sirichu enjoy paNNunga. VeeNaa poaradhu namma vaazhkkai dhaane :-)

@Ravi: Hahaha buddy, you said it well. But I do not think Jaya News is any better. It all depends on which party is in power whether thamizhnaadu is portrayed as heaven or hell.

Ayshu said...

Exactly this was wat i thought of discussing in our Blog...Recent rains has got 2 different views as per these 2 parties. semma siripu rendu channel news um paarthu
:-)
Nice form of enertainment, u see !!!

anthony said...

lots of movies and tvs these days eh vinesh..

sai thilak said...

as you know all these are election gimmicks.You find these things only before election....... lets hope sooner or later we get United States of Thamizhnaadu !!! by our Captain Vijayakanth :)

Adaengappa !! said...

I second the previous comment :-)

Vinesh said...

@Ayshu: Neenga nenacheenga, naa sollitten :-)

@Anthony: Haha, nothing more than usual buddy, just that my choice of blog topics happened to be so :-)

Jeevan said...

The people are telling the real. They are seeing the Mick and tell, when the Press (Pathirikai kararkal) shows the Jaya TV Mick they will support the Current rule, when they show the Suntv Mick they will attack the current government. In the rain affect news I contempt the Suntv, they are attacking the government for the flood affected areas, the rain is nature how can the state government be responsible, how can we stop the rain.

Now we can see our lost lakes and ponds. Who told the people to build their Houses in Lakes and marshal lands? And shouting flood came inside our house. Here after people should ask government, which place to build homes, will government tell to the people?

Vinesh said...

@Sai Thilak: Captain Vaazhga! :-) *urchaaga karagosham* :-)

@Adengappa: Appdi poduga. Damilnaadu vaazha ... Capitan vaazhga..haha!

Vinesh said...

@Jeevan: Very valid points buddy, but you have developed a really hilarious style of writing! :-) Keep it up buddy! :-)

Mike kudutha kandabadi pesa vendiyadhu , haha!! :D

யாத்திரீகன் said...

Vijay-tv-la NDTV group nadathikitu irundhathu superb news coverage, but after it had merged with Star network, it cannot do so since now its a foreign channel and hence it should not do news coverage

Raj TV did a ok type job, but it had surrendered after the Tax case by stopping the news

TV's differing politically, twisting things is atleast acceptable, but not in such Disaster situations, i heard that even during tsunami time these channels did a horrible job

i saw here how each tv networks took part in relief work in Lousiana eventhough they had a showoff, but it can be given for the help they did...

during london bomb blast, CNN,BBC took responsibilities of reducing the panic among the people, but what would happen with these channels ?!

in Kolkata, there isnt any such blunders, eventhough a single party was ruling for 24 yrs

how abt Delhi mates ?! how was the bomb blast handled ? any idea ?

-
செந்தில்/Senthil

Kaps said...

the sad fact is that we don't have any neutral channel today. i wrote about the SUN - MK spat today.

Bhargav said...

During the distribution of relief material at chennai, according to Sun News, one person standing in the queue died of heart attack. How careless can the state government become?:) :)

maha said...

hahaha... i usually dont watch news. but these days i get constant entertaintment from 7.30 to 8.30. dont these people know they r making fools of themselves???

narayanan said...

I think it is better to stick with good old Doordarshan :D I had Sun TV about a year back, 3/4th news builtup and sensationalized dhaan. Internet'ku oru Rediff'na, Television'ku oru SUN TV. I have'nt seen Jaya TV much, the Mu.Ka arrest episode was heights of comedy.

Remember when Sun TV started off with the tag 'India tholaikatchiyil mudhal murayaga', Jaya had 'Ulaga tholaikatchiyil mudhal murayaga' :P

>>When can we see United States of Thamizhnaadu?

When these 2 die.

Ram.C said...

ha ha ha... LOL..... conflicting states between one state.. good assumption adn presentation..

we need some other privately owned channel (without poliitical influence) to gave a better picture... then only we can see US of T....

Srinivasan said...

Ha ha too funny...

When can we see United States of Thamizhnaadu?

May be in the next janam Ayya and Amma will become husband and wife and Tamil Nadu will become US of T and will be placed below Bihar in terms of development. :))

Vinesh said...

@Yaathreegan: Wow buddy, either you have a lot of facts in your fingertips or I have not been watching news regularly :-) I never knew about the Raj TV Tax case. What was it?

I'm sure these channels will fight even if there is a bomb scare. Even now, there were reports of terrorists/naxals taking refuge in Karnataka. Sun TV added to this, saying some of them may have escaped to Thamizhnaadu too. The Commissioner or somebody had to appear on JayaTV to assure the public that there was no such real danger!

AdappaavigaLaa... adappaavigaLaa!

@Kaps: Hmm... are we to watch DD News then :-(

Vinesh said...

@Bhargav: hahaha! Dei adangungadaa! LOL. During the government employees' strike, they reported that several dismissed elders had died of heart attack, and JayaTV showed them hale and healthy! Semma comedy dhaan! :-D

@Maha: Doesn't Vijayagandh know he is making a fool of himself dancing with heroines in colorful costumes? Haha! Andha maadhri irukku idhu...

Vinesh said...

@Ranganathan St: UlagatholaikkaatchigaLiL.... That was super comedy too :-D
They built it further with "Innum thirayarangugaLil Odikkondirukkum" and JayaTV said "Innum thirayarangugaLil vetrigaramaaga Odikkondirukkum..." or something similar. DO you remember that? :-D

@Ram C: Appo neengaLum Captain katchiyaa? :-D

@Srinivasan: "May be in the next janam Ayya and Amma will become husband and wife and Tamil Nadu will become US of T and will be placed below Bihar in terms of development" Chance-e ille
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! :-D

Ayshu said...

Yeah lets try our luck by voting for our CAPTAIN

krishna said...

Dear Friend

Nice and funny post to read.. Thanks to the politically corrupted media.

Somu said...

Arasiyala ithellaam sagajamappa !!! Athaan naan simplea NDTV news paakurein, coz 7.30 and 8.00 Mega serial time... which goes on till about 11.00 !!

யாத்திரீகன் said...

hey vinesh,
ketkanumnu nenachaen maranthutaen..

how did you choose to post on this topic after that MK learning tamil post ;-)

-
செந்தில்/Senthil

RP said...

vinesh
ur article seems to have evoked so much of response, I am wondering.... r u a journalist? ;-)

Vinesh said...

@Ayshu: Lets join hands :-)

@Krishna: Ivanunga politicians-a comedians-a theriyaleye :-)

@Somu: Unga veetlayum mega serial attagaasama? :-D

Vinesh said...

@Yaathreegan: Nee enge varre eppdi varre-nnu nalla puriyudhu? Hahaha! :-)

@Rp: I am an ordinary drinking son - kudimagan :-)

Paavai said...

toothless ladies legacy namma thoppi thalaivar vittutu ponadu ..onnum pannamudiyathu. I liked United states of tamilnadu LOL

Srinivasan said...

One more thing, these days the number of delegates(!!!) coming to visit Amma and Ayya is an important talk in the news report...Adha solli perumai adichukaardhula oru bayangara competition-e nadakkudhu..

For ex: Innikku J news-la Nadigar Anandaraj came to get birthday wishes from Amma :-D...Thaanga mudillappa saamy!!!

In fact, Jaya News-la Amma-va pathi pesi pesi vara vara "Meendum Thalaipu Seidhigal" solla kooda time irukkardhilla!!! :-)

Vinesh said...

@Paavai: "toothless ladies legacy namma thoppi thalaivar vittutu ponadu" Hahahaha! Nalla sonneenga :-)

@Srinivasan: Idhellaam collect paNNi enakku anuppu... naa publish paNNren blog-le un paeroda :-) Chance-e ille..seri comedy! :-D

Sneha Acharya said...

HA HA good one. U know sterday i happened to watch both news consequetively and this is how it went:

J: Indru Mr.X Amaichar merparvayil mazhayal padhikkapattavargalukku udhavigal sevvane vazhanga pattana.

S: Indru Mr.X Amaichar merparvayil mazhayal padhikkapattavargalukku udhavigal vazhangum nigazhchiyil koottathil nasungi 4 pengal paridhaba saavu.

oops!!!!

Ramo said...

Right vinesh!

I think mainstream news is more sidelined in JayaTV with more 'amma clippings' while in suntv they atleast give importance to other news.

Have u guys noted this in Sun TV...daily exactly 10 mins after news started (by 8.10), an arikai from kalaigar will be shown or on some days Dayanidi maran will appear in that slot. just watch for it.

Now a days I sense Sun news is more relying on Thinathanthi type of news!Yuck!!

Jagan said...

dai ...am missing the fun da :-((

Shrinivas said...

So both the TV put together News time as COMEDY TIME !!!

div said...

good one vinesh..

Vinesh said...

@Sneha: Sevvane vazhangappattana! Hahahahahaha! :-D

@Ramo: In the Dhinathandhi called SunTV, Kalaignar arikkai is the Kannitheevu :-) Appo Aandiyaar yaaru-nnu kaekkaadheenga :-D

@Jagan: Why are you missing the fun?

Aamaam, padathule yaaradhu?
Super-a irukkiye da :-D

Vinesh said...

@Karan: Exactly! You summed it up perfectly! :-)

@Div: Thx Div :-)

pallavi said...

LOLOL Totally

Jagan said...

maams - naa eppo usa le oru short assignment aga vanduirrukiran ..so till jan end , i will here missing all the actions :-)

Vinesh said...

@Pallavi: Do you understand thamizh? :-)

@Jagan: Oh, onsite? Oorukku vandha udane car vaangiduvennu sollu ;-)

Anoop Sundaram said...

we dont need to see a united states of thamizhnadu!! things here in the real so-called "UNITED STATES" are for more pathetic.... a white guy taking food during the floods is "helping himself for food and a black guy doing the same is "stealing food" -- sick! these news broadcasters change and miscommunicate every story to their advantage and liking...... then u can obviously expect only this in Tamilnadu with the tv channels being their own ......... to stop all this someone responsible (by 0% chance also am not referring to our captain) shud put an end to all this corruption ..... some revolution...... how abt starting one??? anyone in??? a community (we wud need a lot) of people ready to take on all this CRAP in our society..........

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Shame to see the TV channels blowing their own horns..when the people are suffering.!!

I get SUNTV at home and was surprised to see this nonsense even in one of the very few programs that I watch aka. Samsung Neengal Ketta padal.!!

priya said...

"plate a maathurathu" defined by these two channels... :D

..p..

yaathri said...

Nice blog! Got here after listening to "ID Cod". I belive the said party in the song used to be a Prof at my college.

Vinesh said...

@AnoopS: Are things that bad there buddy? I've heard of racism, but...

And is the media reporting biased there too? I know that CNN gave some false news during the US terrorist attack on Iraq and Afghanistan.. but do they fight amongst themselves?

@Narayanan Venkitu: Naanum andha programme-a theriyaama paathutten.. and I know what you mean.. cheap tactics..

Vinesh said...

@Priya: Hey was wondering what happened to your blog? Good to see you back :-)

@Yaathri: Thx for dropping by, buddy :-)

Fathima said...

ASK ME IF RAIN AFFECTED CHENNAI OR NOT

Vinesh said...

@Fathima: Did it? :-)

Anoop Sundaram said...

the media reporting is defnly more than biased here atleast in terms of racism of wht lil i have seen.... and u get really blown up stories of an omlet being broken when it fell down or a crow making a mistake of sitting on the statue of liberty and so on.......... CNN here is really sick.. probably coz they tend to focus on local issues a lot the news lacks the caliber... but nope they dont fight amongst themselves .......

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