s 2019 approached, many astrologers came out of their shell to talk about Modi and Rahul Gandhi. Ninety nine percent of Indian astrologers have predicted luck for Modi and unluck for Rahul Gandhi. Meanwhile, the business of Astrology has boomed in India, ahead of 2019 elections, every small and big politicians are approaching the astrologers to know what is written in their fate. On one hand, astrologers are prospering, on the other hand, their business in gem stones, yantra, mantra, pooja etc. We may not know the fortune of these politicians but the period seems to be very rich and wealthy for all the astrologers around. The Voters might have their mind-set but much is influenced via predictions too.
Coming to national Television channels – they are boring to death with different forecast for 2019. Some even go to the extent to tell that how India will be in coming year and what is the perfect fate of different celebrities. In short the astrologers have great future ahead as everyone is curious in knowing their own fortune. Meanwhile, there are special shows on ‘BHAVISHYAVANI’ with some Kochar, Acharya Indu Prakash, Acharya blah blah, some beautifully groomed fashonishtas talking about Tarrot. There are few who even gives you guarantee of 99 per cent results if you follow his/her instructions; some give tips on how to possess a man whom you love. These kinds of shows are nothing but a TRP gimmick. If these astrologers are so perfect in predicting things and has solutions and remedy for whatever you want to possess then they should actually try to own that 27/7 channel and telecast their rubbish 24/7. And as they have all the remedies, I am sure that they won’t need to struggle much to earn money because they know and have given loads of such tips earlier to bring wealth in life.
Indian Ministry of Information & Broadcasting should issue advisories to these TV channels for spreading “misinformation”, “fear” and “horror”. Every morning you’re imbibing some unexpected fear in common man’s mind. Some channel says today you’re lucky colour is red, some says it’s yellow while other says green. Who should one trust? From morning 7 to 9 a person’s vital time is wasted in watching such scrap. I know we are not forced to see such programmes but it’s a psyche of every common man as everyone are under stress, these kind of stupid things make them believe in what the astrologers are saying.
However, these days paid time slots on marketing channels of Dish TV’s have come up with new programme hosted, bunch of astrologers directly get connected to you, boast about them and give you thousands of instructions, the calls pour in and astrologers keep on promoting his business. How funny it is to know that if you call them to know how you can get your missing son back home, from there they predict and tell you to keep some coins in the right direction of main door which will result in your son to come back. Why don’t they ask Mumbai Police to follow these remedies as every day children go missing from Mumbai and have failed to return home? Then some woman suspects her hubby having extra marital affairs, and astrologer again gives a solution and promises that henceforth hubby will close his eyes and never look at any woman further. God knows whether these solutions work or not but that particular call costs six rupees per minute. Thus, you are losing 30 rupees minimum. Each such telecast generates lakhs of rupees. I think Family court should hire people like these to solve divorce issues and re-settle the families with their remedies.
The Indian Broadcasting Federation (IBF) and the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) members should exercise some restraint while broadcasting such content. Moreover hardcore news channels should stop practising such things. The commercial aspects of news channels are sucking the brains of common man by installing such superstition. They claim that daily dose of ‘Bhavishyavani’ aims to give you practical solutions to all your problems. Dial 0120 – 2517251 and make a refreshing start to know your stars, just a phone call away. How emotionally fools are we? They want to extract benefits by pinching your pocket early in the morning, and for one in ten thousands by fluke if that works he becomes publicity manager for the TV channel. The much faster and effective publicity is word of mouth publicity; these astrologers are very good at social engineering. These are the real hackers, they hack your faith, your emotions and over all the revenue from your pocket without your knowledge. I don’t know anybody who have ever reached their destination through these programmes. On the other hand, we take miracle dose to combat our problems, but nothing actually works. One of my employees took Rs 7000 loan from office, second day I realized she has taken that loan to buy an astrological stone to make her stars bright; her faith was forcing her to invest in stone for easy money and quick remedy. She wore that stone and soon after that lost her job due to some behavioural issues. As an editor of a newspaper I know that the only miracle that can make her successful is hard work. Finally, she became frustrated and decided to sell the stone back, she only received 30 per cent returns, and 70 per cent of money has been falsely wasted in superstition. Imagine how many people like her must be getting fooled every day?
No astrologer ever predicted what would be the fate of Kashmiri Pandits, will they ever return to their houses? Are we going to get money back from Swiss bank? Will we ever see the fifteen lakh amount promised by our PM in our accounts? Can Indian former be ever happy? Can the poverty ever get eradicated from India? Whereas the same astrologers predicted that Rahul Gandhi is not destined to become PM anytime soon. And Modi has bright future, well this much predictions are given by common people of this country who are not astrologers and the voters.
Why these astrologers failed to give suggestions to Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev? Why these astrologers failed to make this very own channel the world’s most popular and number one channel, by providing remedy to switch off all other channels? Television is the next fastest-growing medium and is the largest contributor to global growth. Television’s share of the global ad market has risen steadily over time and shows no sign of reaching a plateau: The amount of time viewers spend watching television continues to increase. Even though viewers are presented with a wider choice of channels than ever, the biggest television show attracting record audiences is astrology and predictions; one of the major revenue chunks is earned by these creeps. We – the people need to be really smart by not getting influenced by such things. Your vote to politician is actual fate decider for this country and its welfare.
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