There was almost no traffic on the roads. More than half of the country was glued to the television sets in comfort of their homes. No. They were not watching a severe traffic jam caused by some long march of masses in black coats. They were waiting for ‘ Dhoop kinare’ a pure entertainment drama serial. After an arduous day the’ just what the doctor ordered’ kind of humorousness was always calming.
It was some time long ago. So long that I could have used the term ‘ once upon a time’ .
The technology has advanced so much so why not humor?
We have sure made a giant leap in this field. Now , humor is making hoax bomb calls to scare the already scared stiff masses. Humor is publicly expressing how badly we need to hug somebody for their gorgeousness. Humor is calling rescue teams, wasting efforts and time just out of good humor.
Everything has changed drastically. Humor shifted from plays to politics. Dramas have been transformed into politics. (Saas plotting against bahu , bahu playing the role of a perfect witch). The only dramas left for us to watch is politics in which professional criminals , beasts ,villains , witches and dacoits play the roles of noble men and women.
Alas , humor has lost all its charisma