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Think of the unthinkable!

india Updated: Oct 28, 2006 18:43 IST
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It seems that the Government of India is hell bent on introducing reservations in private jobs also. I was wondering whether it would cover jobs in print and electronic media as well as advertising and film world.

If so, we would have to read sub-standard editorials prepared by reserved categories of sub-editors who had not been selected on the basis of their merit. We would also have to watch sub-standard news and serials on private TV channels produced by news editors, producers and actors, etc. of reserved categories who have also not come up on the basis of their merit.

And who would see the films produced by reserved categories of producers and directed by the same categories of directors who have not come up on their own strength but on the strength of reservations?

Similarly, nobody would be impressed by the advertisements brought out by less meritorious advertising experts coming from reserved categories.

Incidentally, I was also thinking whether it would not detract the public from watching TV serials and dissuade them from reading newspapers as well as from watching or reading advertisements. In my opinion, it would be very bad for all types of media if reservations are introduced in printed and electronic media, films and advertising.

It would also affect the freedom of expression because a less meritorious sub-editor may not be able to know the worth of an article which needs to be published to give vent to the feelings of the general public.