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“Do you know we are ruled by TV?”
— from the poem An American Prayer by Jim Morrison

“They put an off button on the TV for a reason. Turn it off . . . I really don’t watch much TV.”
— President George W. Bush, C-SPAN interview, January 2005

“American children and adolescents spend 22 to 28 hours per week viewing television, more than any other activity except sleeping. By the age of 70 they will have spent 7 to 10 years of their lives watching TV.”
— The Kaiser Family Foundation

“You watch television to turn your brain off and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on.”
— Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer and Pixar, in Macworld Magazine, February 2004

“Everybody’s got values . . . The thing that frightens me is the way that an eroding public school system . . . and television on all over the place is leading to a steady dumbing down of the American public and a corrosion of basic critical thinking in the population.”
— Jamie Raskin, American University law professor, November 2004 on the Democracy Now! radio program

“Protestant clergy named divorce, negative influences from the media, and materialism as the three greatest threats to families in their communities.”
— from an Ellison Research study of 695 Protestant church ministers nationwide, October 2004

“The media can wreak great harm on the family when it offers an inadequate or even distorted vision of life, of the family itself and of religion and morality.”
— Pope John Paul II, May 2004


“When the habit interferes with the ability to grow, to learn new things, to lead an active life, then it does constitute a kind of dependence and should be taken seriously.”
— Robert Kubey and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in the article “Television Addiction Is No Mere Metaphor,” Scientific American, February 2002



Sucide For watching Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi In Vasai

December 19, 2007 Posted by | News and Views | Leave a comment

Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Twenty-four-year-old Sampa wanted to watch her favourite serial, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi; her husband, Sanathan, wanted to watch a sports programme. A small argument ensued, and minutes later, Sampa committed suicide.

Sampa and her 39-year-old husband lived with their three-year-old daughter on the ground floor of Igma Apartments in Benapatti, Vasai (W).

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December 19, 2007 Posted by | News and Views | , | 1 Comment