Fourth Estate in India has Become a Part of the First Estate!
The Fourth Estate in India under the current political dispensation appears to have crumbled, having effectively become a part of the First Estate.
All forms of media are now dancing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tunes, from news channels to Bollywood. They cannot be blamed. It is tough to expect them to be prepared for the backlash they will draw for any alternative points of view!
Times Now and NDTV used to represent two media extremes. Now the distinction appears to be diminishing. Independent Bollywood voices are also beginning to sound monotonous.
All of these, I guess, are because they have gauged the nation’s mood right, with Indians overwhelmingly gravitating towards Modi the Pied Piper!
From the grassroots to the intelligentsia! From the devout to fake atheists!
Frighteningly, it is the elitist classes that want a never-ending Modi Raj! This despite there being no hint that Modi is steering the nation towards growth, peace and prosperity. What they are after is simply religious oneupmanship!
I am seriously getting concerned about India.
G Joslin Vethakumar