The Indian team has lost a cricket match to their arch rivals at this moment of time who are AUSTRALIA! All our stupid news channels are talking about this very loudly and shouting about it and suddenly we are on to the SMS factor. It’s all over the <a href=”http://www.o2.co.uk”>latest mobile phones</a> too like news flashes. Please Short Message Service us your valuable comments (valuable as in Rs. 2 for each we get commission no) and send your message to the Indian cricket team oh and not to forget also see your name on the TV screen and get all your parents and family and neighbors huddled around the Television screen, and then brag extra loudly to them that how your name has come into the TV screen, you are the BEST and much better than all of them, you have lived up to your most valuable dreams in life and you RULE.
Saying that 99% of the people that send SMS’es in these programmes just to see their names on the screen is NOT an exaggeration, it is a fact, all of these people just want to see their names on the television screen and they are ready to spend up to Rs. 5 even for that, hey it’s a STEAL actually! Some very intelligent people think that this could be a good way of advertising their business as well, but when they try it, the news channels who seem to approve every other idiocy with SMS written on it, REJECT their SMS, oh and not to mention, upon rejection, you don’t get a refund on your Rs. 5. Isn’t that a scam?
Anyways since this isn’t a human rights convention by any means of the word, lets talk about something else, about the people who message their overly valuable opinions whom they can’t keep contained to themselves and HAVE to blurt out or else they will suffer severe constipation from the opinion’s ill effects, so… on an issue like India losing to Australia here are some of the recorded Short Message Service opinions: “I THNK INDIA SHUD GET SUM FOREIGN COACH FOR TEAM: Preeti Mahipani, Bangalore”, “rahul dravid bhaiya ghar jao alu ke parathe khao: parvez khan, delhi”, “SHAME ON SACHIN: bunty, bubli, raju, chinky, pappu, bholu, rakesh, jagmohan, birju, phullu, cheeni and family, hissar, haryana”
These are what we call EXPERT opinions, in fact they have such an expertise of everything stuffed into them that you can say that they are overflowing with expertise, such people should actually be called up on the national stage and made to decide the rules and policies and way of functioning of our Indian Cricket, how can Mr. Sharad Powar do the work which THESE people are more entitled to do, are bhai, has Sharad Powar ever even sent an SMS? No isn’t it? That straight out puts him a million times behind these fierce competitors.
However, the SMS party does not end here! Woohooo what were you thinking this is the End? Oh no absolutely not, even the fate of our country’s upcoming talent is today decided by our very own Short Message Services! KALLAN MUSIC AKHADY KA CHAMPION KAUN BANEGA SMS KARO BABUA KO YA LALUA KO, SMS Kalua to 34523 or LALUA to 34253 to make them WIN!
In these talent hunt programs there is a certain jury and there are several judges who should ideally decide who is winning and who is losing but due to the SMS game there s no importance of what they do or say or whom they select, but the votes matter. If even we send a donkey that brays instead of singing from an over populated state like UP, he will of course win over a highly talented singer from a place like Manipur.
In this SMS Party, actually the only winner at all times is money, if there is a national issue and opinions of the people of the country are sought after, then it is not the opinion of the people that matters, its the money that matters, a correct measure of the opinion would be that if for example there is an issue like whether the nuclear deal should be done or not and many people say it should then all of those people should be contacted and made to sign a joint petition and then get it submit to the appropriate courts just so that any action could be taken, but sitting inside a four walled studio and taking opinions, oh and of course, money of the people via SMS, does no good.
The sole purpose of this article is to let people know that sending their opinions via SMS to these channels is nothing but a bluff to you, nothing happens when you SMS, nobody gets affected but you are snatched of your money. This SMS party seriously does not change anything and as far as talent hunts are concerned, they follow a totally wrong way of judging people’s talents and should not be supported.
On a better note, it makes a good issue to issue a petition to these channels when they do not publish your messages even after you spending your money, so better think about it.