“Tell me, Why is Indian media so negative? Why are we in India so flustered to recognize our strengths, our successes? We are such a great country. We have too many excellent success stories. Still, we neglect to acknowledge them. Why?” ―A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
No nation can grow or progress when its people look more at negative aspects rather than positive aspects. No freedom can survive when its press highlights negativity. Unfortunately, Indian press highlights more of negative news than the positive news resulting in readers focusing on negative aspects and developing negative thinking.
Shree Radhe Guru Maa highlighted the importance of media and implored Indian media to focus on positive aspects and growth rather than on negative aspects.
People are easily carried away by negativity rather than positivity. With the arrival of technology and social media, information gets spread quickly. People don’t find time to verify the information. They assume to be accurate. In fact, some people enjoy negative information than the positive information. Unfortunately, the information is broadcasted on social media without verification. In fact, social media is a like double-edged sword, and it can be used either for good or bad. It can be used for productive or destructive activities.
It is time Indian media highlighted positive aspects to inspire people to dream and achieve big. It must focus on improvement and mould public opinion to nation’s development. It must play an instrumental role to ensure healthy dissent, discussion and dialogue for the prosperity of our nation.
The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. They can control the minds of the masses.