Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Jo Jeeta Wohi Chukandar

Once, when I was working in Zee, I had thought of floating a game show (they were much in fashion then, besides being very cheap to produce - 3 episodes a day !) that would celebrate losing. It was to be called "Jo Jeeta Wohi Chukandar"

I hate the idea of winners. A society which only celebrates winning (and not living) cannot be caring and egalitarian.

I picked up this cartoon strip most probably from the office of Mr. S. Balaram, who was earlier my senior colleague, and now heads the DJ Academy of Design at Coimbatore.




3 comments:

ayusure? said...

hi arun...its so true...and thats one thing the institute also is being plagued with- to celebrate victory...

ROHIT IYER said...

I'd say you're right, but to put my own twist on it: we should celebrate anything spectacular - whether it's a success or a failure and consequently avoid mediocrity altogether.

Arun Gupta said...

Merit and mediocrity are subjective words. Given a level playing field, most outcomes will be enjoyable and enriching. I don't know about spectacular though...