Monday, January 29, 2007

Insulting commercial

Nimbus' Neo Sports have the rights of telecast of the India-West Indies & the India-Sri Lanka ODI series in India. By watching the channel, I realize that they are so proud of having the rights. Good, its all fine for the monies they would be making and the immense joy they would be carrying into the houses of millions. Infact, having watched the match(es), I think they are doing a decent job in the telecast than many other channels who make a mockery of cricket telecast.

All these doesn't mean that they can stoop down to any level. There should be some standard for their inhouse commercials. The commercials for the Pepsi cup and that they would be showing them live are so filthy that I switch channels whenever I see them. Usually, during cricket matches, I don't switch channels at all for the entire duration of the match, unless there is another exciting match going on in another channel.

It's tough being a West Indian in India - this may be true if India crush them and it should pertain only to the cricket and only on the field and nothing should be taken outside. But the commercial they show is so unhealthy that a West Indian eats something spicy and runs around for water when none of the Indian folks give him water. It's even more irritating to see them do dirty things like putting their artificial teeth into a tumbler of water or diping their dirty hands into it, just to make sure that he suffers.

India is a land (atleast) known for warm reception and hospitality. The commercial just leaves a very bad taste about our countrymen in the disgusting way a guest is being treated. Being a West Indian should be tough in that centre where they take on Dravid & Co. Though, that's what they are trying to convey, the way its shown is sickening. When we have committees and revolts for useless things, why not have someone to monitor these and make sure such commercials are avoided.

Cross-posted at Cricket24x7.

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Blogger arun said...

dirty things like putting their "articial" teeth into a tumbler of water

12:16 AM, February 07, 2007  

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