Wednesday, 25 June 2014
I normally don’t get time to listen to Radio though I am a fan of old Hindi songs. So, when I drive, my car stereo plays FM.
Yesterday, I was going to Karol Bagh and my son tuned in 93.5 FM channel.
As a song ended, the Radio jockey mimed Arvind Kejriwal ‘Namaskar, I am Arvind Kejriwal’ He jibed on his political misadventure in a few sentences followed by a jeer involving his daughter that really annoyed me.
He said ‘my daughter has cracked IIT but has not yet decided on the stream she should opt for. As you all know, I believe in SWARAJ, so we will ask public to decide what stream she should choose’
Hearing it, I lost my cool. I grumbled and muttered out my displeasure.
Was this right on part of the Radio Jockey to drag Arvind Kejriwal’s daughter?
He can be the subject of mockery for a horrible stint as an activist turned politician. I myself have criticized him in one of my articles, but who gives anybody a right to involve his innocent children?
Are we as insensitive as a society?
The girl has cracked IIT in first attempt which is indeed a great achievement. Is it her fault that she is the daughter of a person who threw away his job as a top government official and chose to reform the society?
It might be inappropriate to ask the credentials of that Radio Jockey but I will surely like to advise him to restrain from being sarcastic with people who have bigger achievements than his in their kitty and especially when they have done that in lesser years than he has already lived for.