Bombay Times, page 1, Wednesday, 20 Jan 10 – ‘if Ronnie can, you can’

Ronnie Screwvala’s story and success is inspiring but the article left me with some mixed feelings.

Thumbs up for UTV where academics are not the sole criteria for hiring.  Hope policy and decision makers of the Indian education system are listening; a serious revamp of the mug-and-vomit culture to one that inculcates problem-solving and creative thinking is long overdue.
A modern curriculum, interesting teaching methods, a serious review of teacher’s payscales and an education that identifies and builds on a student’s latent talent are on my personal wishlist.

Thumbs down however for some of the content on UTV’s youth channel Bindass.  The show Emotional Atyachaar does not promote transparency of morals in the youth; in fact, it presents an incorrect and convoluted method of dealing with issues in human relationships (refer blog dated 18 Jan 10).
TV channels need to focus deeply on their social and moral responsibility and factor in the emotional impact of the content that they air.

– Priyanka

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