Month: September 2008

New Complete Wellbeing website rolled out.

New Complete Wellbeing website rolled out.

We humans are complex creatures! We are always striving to decode the universe we inhabit… but we often forget the basics in the process. We want to conquer the world, but we forget that we must first conquer our minds, then conquer the hearts of others, and then, surprise-surprise, the world will not be needed.

In our upside-down, topsy-turvy scheme of priorities, Complete Wellbeing reminds us of what we tend to forget in our daily lives – that what we intrinsically value is good health, happy relationships, satisfaction at work and a purpose in life.

Recently, we rolled out the new website of Complete Wellbeing. This is just the beginning. We have great plans for making it one of the most useful websites in the world.

To me, Complete Wellbeing is much more than a magazine or a content portal. It’s a philosophy, an attitude, a movement. It’s a way of living, in which we value the gifts nature has bestowed on us.

I am convinced that the new website will promote the philosophy of Complete Wellbeing and spread health, happiness, love and fulfilment to millions of people around the world.

Click the link image below to visit the new website.

Stay well!

Reality TV and the society

Reality TV and the society

I am amazed at the sheer number of reality TV shows on Indian TV channels these days. TV channels and their programming departments are not known to be very bright and original. If one show on one channel works, all channels rush to join the bandwagon and produce similar shows. Game shows, dance competitions, singing competitions, and reality shows now comprise most of our programming on TV. Even news channels’ content consists largely of programming that can be classified as reality TV, albeit of a different nature. Since everybody is doing it, I reckon it must be working. I am a firm believer of media being a reflection of the society, the audience, who consume the media.

If you watch any of the reality shows with interest, chances are that you derive a certain kind of pleasure in watching human frailties at show. You like watching real-life conflicts – between contestants, participants, their relatives, judges (who are celebrities in their own right), hosts, and journalists. I’ve heard that some of the anchors of shows on news channels are not even journalists – they are theatre actors who are given a role to play, complete with a script.

In my opinion, reality TV and sensationalism of news on TV is mirroring an emerging disturbing preference in our society….that of voyeurism. In this version of voyeurism, watching people suffer in pain makes one feel good. You like the tears, the sobbing, the drama of elimination, the spectacle of accusations of favouritism, the tragedy (or comedy) of perfectly sensible-looking individuals finger-pointing – and the works.

Any opinions?