I was looking for something to post here & found this in a deep dusty folder in my compy. It was condemed due to bad writing, but i thought…who cares? so here it is…
I’m not a T.V lover. But I really love “Ran Depeya”, because every episode (all the episodes of all ran depeya crap) makes me laugh, including the ones which are intended to be very serious. But I miss the fun coz I never watch takaRAN DEPEYA [I spend very little time with T.V.]
I know there are lots & lots of people who are watching ran depeya & crying, laughing, dancing sometimes f*cking & puking…I’ll say…doing everything the characters do. And I know this very well; making fun of someone’s fun is not very good for a blogger. It’ll possibly make some readers angry. If you are going to stop reading me because of this article, so be it.
Check the following quote.
“Api denna hemadama anuradhai praveenai wage adaren Indimu” – roughly means “we’ll be in love forever like Anuradha & praveena”.
What you read is a part of a love letter which has been given to a guy in grade 9 by a gal same age, learning in a school somewhere in Sri Lanka. I think this example is more than enough to prove the Ran Depeya [or even wider; television] effect on lankan culture. (Thanks to my friend Nayomal for the nice story)
I have no problem even if those kids f*ck like Anuradha & Praveena & I don’t mean love should be restricted for the grade 9 ADULTS. The problem is whether those kids do it with the correct attitude. Do they know what they are doing? They are just imitating what they see on screen. Some one or other would say that the responsibility of the kids is in their parents’ hands. I don’t have an answer but a question back; do the parents have a brain to understand that Ran Depeya affects their kids? If yes, how is Ran Depeya so popular? Sri Lanka has a good Literacy rate but still we have to go so far to get better ‘intelligence’ rate.
I saw a huge debate on “Poor O/L exam results” all around the country, sometimes back. Did any one think that T.V. stats are a considerable fact on that failure? , personally I believe it. It’s evident that T.V. is slowly but strongly harming mother Lankas future. It makes a dumb & lame generation who just believe what they see, without any further thinking. The whole system including education is tailored to make dumb machines to work out a given task and not to think.
I know that there will be a lot of people, broken hearted, calling me “Wimal Weerawansa no2”. Please don’t be that much cruel to call me in name of someone in lankan politics. [My definition for lankan politics is ‘the donkey feeding system’]
I’ll finish this with something I found on a productivity tips roundup, just three words.
“Avoid the tube”. Dead simple.
PS- Sometimes back I found a nice article about “mahagedara” on lame-duck which is a piece of takaRan Depeya & it encouraged me to write my own.