Friday, March 12, 2010

Pericope Adulterae

It has been bugging me for a week now! This collective fascination about pornography we have as a tribe in Tamizh Nadu! This is not to mean that I am a cut above the rest; just that I don’t want it to be aired on TV and discussed amongst everyone secretly envying Nithyananda. The man has some cheek and he was playing it right in front of our eyes. He anyway calls himself as Nithyananda and has found the way for everyday bliss, only that we were looking up the skies for God to deliver that to us!

I am surprised that educated people fall for such con artists. One may get into some pop psychology and blame the fast paced life that we have and our penchant for instant gratification in a fast-food world. But why such Godmen?! One should look at Swami Parthasarathy, well into his 80’s still having a good game of cricket and with same equanimity talk for 10 days on a single chapter of Bhagvad Gita.

I read somewhere this morning that wherever you go , you are only taught Yoga, Meditation and Breathing exercises, but why this fascination for branding within that beats me! If I ever get motivated to learn these 3 disciplines, the first thing I am going to do is become a Swamiji like this! Solid job it seems to be! Money, Women, Fame and Blind devotion; even Mukesh Ambani cant dream all this together!

Jokes apart, I am fuming at the flagrant violation of individual rights in this country and no one seems to be worried about it, because everyone on their own right plays moral police. It is one thing that someone wanted to expose a fake Swami but who gives them right to malign a woman. What crime did she commit? She just seemed to have slept with a man whom she liked and since when it is a crime? And if someone was to make a statement like Jesus Christ did, when he asked people who haven’t committed any sin to stone the girl, where will we keep our face? Who amongst us are sinless that we can condemn such things?

And to think that the whole state including the Ministers drool at the site of an actress, yet have no great opinion on them when it comes to morality is a shame. We seemed to think that any actress will sleep with anyone. Even if they did so what is our issue about it? Shall I tell you? Our issue is that she is not sleeping with us! It is a display on one of the seven sins from our side. Envy, that’s what it is! If the lady with the Swami was someone lesser known, there would not have been such a voyeurism and much of a commercial gain too. So what will you call a TV channel that airs soft porn featuring two known personalities for the sake of money? For me that is what prostitution is!

And such thoughts and people are so marginalized that barring one journalist no one condemned this ugly act of exposing the woman too, not supported her to stand up for her rights. And that is not even from the circle of her friends who are supposed to be the elite of Tamizh filmdom!

Looks like there is only one rule that governs life! And that is ‘If you get caught, you get dropped’. And till you don’t, I will look at getting my share of the pie. I only wish Ranjeetha stood up and sued these guys!


Manoj Nair said...

This is what you call as culmination of balls...Swami had balls to woo ranjeetha,she had balls to sleep with nithyananda, Media got eye balls, rest all have 2 to scratch... JAI NITHYANANDA!!!

sidwho? said...

You raised a point that bugs me to no end-
1. Everyone is busy lambasting the swami while wiping their drool away, ut no one is bothered about how a scret cam getsd installed in someone's bedrooma dn then gets leaked to media, and how the media could then air it to all & sundry
2. The righteors indignation @ the swami for fooling the multitude. The guy was just giving vent to his natural human urges. Its the people who elevated him to the status of Godliness who should be blamed for their wanton inclination to confer sainthood on every bugger who dons safforn and gets all preachy on what you should be doing wth your life

The complete disregard for privacy and rights of individuals is a very disturbing trend in our country-the same country where you will get arrested or atleast ostracized for holding hands with your girlfriend or even spouse. public display of affection is supposed to be taboo but there is no concern for privacy of individuals either! I read this story last month about an elederly Prof. at Aligarh Univ. The guy was indulging in consensual sexual congress with a member of same sex in the confines of his bedroom. Apparently some students happened to peek through the window, they alerted a local TV channel and soon a team of Tv presenters with camera burst into his bedroom , without even seeking his permission, not so much as a knock at his front door. The prof resigned and the Univ accepted it. Would have been fun of the guy had stuck around- I am sure the Univ would have sacked him on he grounds of his being gay. Oh, and the peeping-tom students have not been arrested and the TV channel has so far not been sued and for all we know, may be enjoying higher TRPs because of the "breaking News"

Aswin Jeganath said...

That's right, All the people who criticize of porn are, indeed, just letting us know of their libido. If a male movie stars sleeps with (they call it dating) many of the famous female celebrities, he's considered hot but if a person like Nithyananda did it everyone loses their mind. Personally, I feel it is not right to mix devotion to God with personal things like food habits or the way someone dress up.

Aswin Jeganath said...

Agreed, if a movie star sleep with ten girls, he's hot but if a Man who advises people on devotion to God does the same thing then everyone loses their mind. Since when did God monitor who had sex with whom? Why mix religion and sex? Most people have an inherent push to relate everything to sex, they try to suppress their libido and it somehow comes out as anger against people who satisfy their wants. Everyone is entitled to have their own opinion just because I don't agree with others' opinion it doesn't make them bad. Okay some people may say that these Religious people lie about their celibacy to defraud their followers, they wouldn't actually have to deceive if the society is ready to accept that a Man can be wise and actually have some useful knowledge to share irrespective of whether he had sex or not.