Trivial News

India’s challenges are monumental, but what we are all concerned is with the trivial.

Open any newspaper or watch any of the TV news channels, and you will see the seemingly inane topics that are being highlighted and discussed. Sometimes, I wonder if we deserve any better.

Like for the past two weeks, the Mumbai newspapers have been discussing the Marathi Manoos issue, how a specific individual travelled the city’s sparsely filled local trains in the afternoon, and then the release travails of SRK’s My Name is Khan. If we spent even a fraction of the time talking about our education system or the urban infrastructure in the city or the food price rise, we may actually create a better city and country.