I am enlightened. For now, I know why my parents had only three kids. The last of their child is my younger sister born in 1979. Just came to know, they had bought a black and white television some ten months before she was born.
With this bit of informaton safely cuddled up inside the frontal lobe of my pea-sized brain, I guess I can make the same genralization about the whole country. Afterall, did not the Ministry of Family Planning attain their KRA targets only after the TVs came into the picture?Remember, those hum do hamare teen slogans (seen most often behind the truck behinds) in the late seventies? They were subsequently replaced with Hum do humare do in the eighties, which inturn gave way to Hum do humara pyara eak.I just hope, the Familiy Planning Ministry does not make it Hum hi bache, humare kyon bache. Or probably, they already have.
Coming to the point, I realised the importance of a TV because I don’t have one in my house. When I reach home by 7 in the evening what do I do? S.E.X. Yeah, that is it. Afterall, how long can one read books. And even then, with the kind of books one would expect me to have, where will it lead to? S.E.X.
I have a radio I can listen to. But I need to be doing something while listening. Right? S.E.X.
I also also have a gas stove at home. So when I have time on my hands, I cook. A heavy meal is usually the case. After that what? I feel full, and I need some excercise. So what do I do? I have no bull-worker, no skipping rope, no tummy trimer, no dumb-bells & no ninjak. And by the way, in case you are not aware, I do not have a swimming pool in my house. So what do I resort to? S.E.X.
There is a table fan too. But the sharp blades scare the shit out of me. Everything said and done, there is lot of S.E.X. happening at my place.
Besides, I am looking for a girl who does not have a TV at home!