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Old 17th July 2009, 13:46   #46
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blacmagic, do not lose hope. Censors in china have banned Tom and Jerry for violence a number of times, so maybe our censor board also takes a leaf out of that.
... and that will be the day I will officially mourn the death of intelligence in our society.
it's a crying shame that we are moving toward a society where we expect everything to be ready made, cut, dried and spoon fed.
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Old 17th July 2009, 15:29   #47
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Its us to blame.
When we feed ourselves with crap (for example vulgar TV content) and also encourage it, this is what will happen. How comfortable are you watching the so called "family movie song" with your family (I'm talking about 8.30pm and not the 11.30pm hot stuff) where the hero is all over the heroine....doing what not.

Why do we have most of the movie posters with the hero with a blood soaked sickle? Why do they break box-office records? Thats because we've been fed crap for such a long time, we've started enjoying it.

Off-topic but related.
Why do we have speed breakers on roads? Its because we morons DO NOT know where / when to speed up? We don't know to stop for pedestrians. We rip on narrow by-lanes and the next day when you find 5 speed breakers in a span of 200m, we complain. Why? If only we had been more considerate, there would've been no road humps.

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Self Censorship should handle tmajority of the deviant information for oneself and one's impressionable family.
Limited censorship is good.
How else will the decent folks in our society fufill their baser instincts .

. Does anyone know as to how one can apply to work at the censor board? I have always been of the opinion that this is possibly one of the best jobs in the world...
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Its us to blame.

Off-topic but related.
Why do we have speed breakers on roads? Its because we morons DO NOT know where / when to speed up? We don't know to stop for pedestrians. We rip on narrow by-lanes and the next day when you find 5 speed breakers in a span of 200m, we complain. Why? If only we had been more considerate, there would've been no road humps.

Dont say we have self discipline. Namma Bangaluru has a lot of back breakers. It actually disturbs the flow of traffic. I have calculated from Itpl to jeevan bheema nagar there are around 18 speed breakers. There is nothing wrong going in the same pace with the traffic. If the traffic moves at 60 kmph and a lady driver or a grandpa driving @ 40 kmph in the middle of the road anybody will get irritated yet its a speed limit. I think Bangalore is obessed with bumps. In our street they have 4 speed breakers Beat that . Tell me who is going to zoom past inside the narrow street.
Chennai has no speed bumps. Do you say chennai people or well mannered in driving?. What i feel about the overspeeding in any city is due to the frustrating traffic. They want to get hell out of the place. Bangalore has more traffic jams hence more over speeding

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Tell me who is going to zoom past inside the narrow street.
You serious?

+1 Torqy
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Unless, the couple in question does (what the Govt does to us in March)
once a year.
Sorry to deviate from the topic, but this had me in splits.
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I think Bangalore is obessed with bumps.
ask any Bangalorean what his favorite song is.
answer: "ma humps... ma humps ma humps ma humps! ma lovely speedy bumps!"
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Censorship for minors (under 18) - required.
Censorship for above 18s - not required.

But how you control who watches what? Something like this, which gets rerun on Sunday at 6PM?
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"Obscene questions are asked by the anchor of the programme." A woman was asked in the presence of her husband whether she would have physical relationship with another person. "When she said no, polygraph test said the answer was wrong."
Politicians express concern over Sach Ka Saamna
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I grossly miscalculated the humps. Perhaps I am busy in applying brakes . For a 13 Km ride there is as many as 44 speed breakers excluding 4 from our street leads to 40 Speed breakers to ITPL. I was shocked to get that count. Returning back from office to home has 35 SB. That total more than 75 brake application in a day. This takes toll on FE, Traffic regulation, brakes.
OT: I am clearly off topic
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Old 24th July 2009, 11:40   #55
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Censorship for minors (under 18) - required.
Censorship for above 18s - not required.

But how you control who watches what? Something like this, which gets rerun on Sunday at 6PM?
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"Obscene questions are asked by the anchor of the programme." A woman was asked in the presence of her husband whether she would have physical relationship with another person. "When she said no, polygraph test said the answer was wrong."
Politicians express concern over Sach Ka Saamna
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I have a few questions:
1. Censorship for minors - below 18. First - who decides what is the age of transition from minor to major? There are many instances where age of 16 is deemed as transition.
Some countries place 21 as the age of transition.
2. The extent of censorship - who decides what the minors can be exposed to and what not.
3. Regarding the Sach ka Saamna show. I don't get the brouhaha.
Ppl entering the contest are aware that they will be probed especially on issues like these (because these are usually hidden from everyone around us).
There is nothing obscene in answering questions which are asked in that show. They are uncomfortable. But NOT obscene.

Same / similar questions have been coming up regularly in our talk shows of 90s - anyone remembers "Chakravyuh" of Zee TV?
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Regarding the Sach ka Saamna show. I don't get the brouhaha.
I don't think its about whether people on the show participate with the knowledge they will be asked very personal questions etc

Asking a woman in public whether she ever wished to bed another man other than her husband is cheap titillation. Its nothing but cheap thrills for men. Its a kind of soft porn. I'm sure men get off on such crap. You do realise some men find it sexually exciting to consider their wife with another man!!

If its not for social decorum and some restraint people would be at each other's spouses with no restraint.

I'm just surprised how you cannot appreciate its in total violation of many people's sensibilities to subject themselves to such crass interviews.
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I'm just surprised how you cannot appreciate its in total violation of many people's sensibilities to subject themselves to such crass interviews.
The 'Sach Ka Saamna' show is based on the show 'Moment of Truth' which used to air on Star World. The questions asked there were of the very same type. However, as much as the questions intrude into the privacy of an individual, they are willing to forego all that considering the amount of prize money involved, and their greed to lay their hands on that money. I'm sure you do realize that these people know very well what they are getting into.

As for the questions being asked, the participant always had the option of walking out.. but then, what about the MONEY?!

I dont see why one has to defend the participants. A show based on a test of what color a person likes is surely not going to rake in any TRP ratings.
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Authorities have to fix some age, which is applicable to majority - 18 is reasonable. But you (as a parent) are free to fix any age.
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1. Censorship for minors - below 18. First - who decides what is the age of transition from minor to major? There are many instances where age of 16 is deemed as transition.
Some countries place 21 as the age of transition.
Again authorities certify based on parameters applicable to majority. Again its upto parents can decide the extent.
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2. The extent of censorship - who decides what the minors can be exposed to and what not.
Its not about the contestants - its about the audience
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3. Regarding the Sach ka Saamna show. I don't get the brouhaha.
Ppl entering the contest are aware that they will be probed especially on issues like these (because these are usually hidden from everyone around us).
Contestants are comfortable. But are audience comfortable?
All based on that farce polygraph, which gets most wrong & can easily be beaten (http://www.wikihow.com/Cheat-a-Polyg...-(Lie-Detector)).
Sample this:
Q: Do you have any child out of wedlock?
Contestant: No
Polygraph: Yes And contestant loses all money !!
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There is nothing obscene in answering questions which are asked in that show. They are uncomfortable. But NOT obscene.
Maybe there is audience for such programs. But why air (re-run) at 6 in the evening on weekends? And Star Plus is a family channel. If you are with family (parents & children), and this question pops up, I guess most would change the channel. Thats a pity for the so called 'Family Channel'.
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Asking a woman in public whether she ever wished to bed another man other than her husband is cheap titillation. Its nothing but cheap thrills for men. Its a kind of soft porn. I'm sure men get off on such crap.
I think Star Plus has far greater (family) audience than Star World.
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The 'Sach Ka Saamna' show is based on the show 'Moment of Truth' which used to air on Star World. The questions asked there were of the very same type.

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The polygraph tests are not realtime. The participants go through the test before the show is even filmed.

They are asked a set of questions, the same which will be asked to them while shooting the episode. The polygraph tests are recorded earlier.

So the participants know whats coming at them and before it gets aired they can walk out during the initial period.

Everyone in India wants their 5 seconds of fame. Look at MTV and what it is driving youngsters to do just to get 5 secs on the show.

Pathetic is putting it midly.

We need a Censor Board, actually i think the Board isnt doing enough right now.
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I don't think there is any censor for TV. Its only after the show all the hue & cry. One of the popular programs on TV is film trailers. Till couple of years back though film was censored, trailers were not. So trailers had all the obscene content to entice people to watch that movie. But to their surprise, all that content was censored in the movie
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We need a Censor Board, actually i think the Board isnt doing enough right now.
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