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Switching off and on

entertainment Updated: Jan 27, 2011 15:38 IST
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Here’s how Eesha Koppikhar and Sameera Reddy would want you to spend No TV Day.

‘Catch up with friends’
Eesha Koppikhar

Rise and shine is the call of the day for everyone. We get so occupied with our daily lives that at times we end up skipping meals too, always on the run. Eventually when we look back through the day, we feel exhausted but satisfied that we did something constructive. When we do take time off, it’s the TV set that really attracts us and we end up spending hours and hours in front of it.

As is rightly said, an excess of everything can be harmful. We don’t realise that with the time we have in hand, we can do a lot besides being a couch potato. Spending time with family, hitting the gym, hanging out with friends, learning a new form of dance or martial arts and fulfilling our hobbies is something that can be done instead of being in front of the television set. Every day can be constructive with proper utilisation of time, every day could be a learning experience if one is willing to step out, get out and fulfil one’s hobbies, or spend the desired time with one’s family. So catch up with friends and say no to the TV on January 29 and see the new things in life that can be explored and cherished.

‘All of us can do without TV for 24 hours at least!’
Sameera Reddy

Since it’s no TV day on the January 29, I would like to encourage all the couch potatoes out there to get up from their seats in front of the TV sets and do something fun and different. Lately, the weather of Mumbai has been very pleasant. I suggest take some time out of work and come up with a trekking plan or a picnic outdoors. Also, the present generation is becoming more and more lethargic.

Facebook and PlayStation games is all they can think of! I am not at all against that because I myself am on Twitter and Facebook, and love gaming. But I am sure we can all do without it for a day and spend time with our friends and family instead. If you have no plans of getting out of your homes, there’s no better day to catch up on your sleep or cook something new to surprise your loved one. Personally, I love the outdoors, so I would suggest go swimming, ride a bike and say goodbye to TV. I am sure all of us can do without it for 24 hours!

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