Satyamev Jayate 2nd episode reviews, reactions and Video (Child sexual abuse)

Sunday’s will never be the same again! Yes we are talking about Satyamev Jayate. It was time for the second Episode and yet another Shock. The audiences were eagerly waiting to know about the second topic and as mention in our previous post “What to expect from upcoming second episode of Satyamev Jayate?”  This episode was indeed about “Child Sexual Abuse”.

The show started with Aamir Khan talking about Parents. He mentioned that our parents are always worried about their kids; they always ensure that we are safe. There was a moment when Aamir’s parents said “You will understand this when you become a parent” How often do we hear this!! I guess most of our parents might have said the same thing to us at some point in time. In the show they had invited Parents who had kids between 12-13 yrs. And soon there was a disclaimer made by Aamir Khan and stated that if parents feel that this show should not be watched by their kids, they must ensure that they are in a safe place. But soon he mentioned that they will hold a workshop for children towards the end of the episode.

As expected the show did move on to the Statistics about Child Sex Abuse.  Based on Indian Child Sexual Abuse report: 2007, 53% Indian children are victims of some form of Child sex abuse.  And soon the 1st story was based on the same topic, as Cindrella shared her shocking story. The reactions of the audience were just too scary. The audience could not believe what they were hearing this. But Cindrella   did show her fighting spirit but she was still so brave while describing the incident in front of whole world. It takes lot of courage to do that. Soon there were more shocking stats that were yet to come. Listen to this “53% of boys are sexually abused which is more than girls” Yes that is actually SHOCKING.Soon the second guest did share his side of the story. Harish suffered 11 years of Child sex abuse in silence. He was talking about the ugly side and also did mention that all he had to do was say NO. But at times it’s too hard to say your first NO.  Harish’s mother also made an appeal to parents to believe their children if they ever talk about Child sex abuse.

The stories did not end there; there were numerous incidents that were shared. Every story was more ugly than before, but the courage that was displayed by the guests made you feel that it takes a lot of guts to stand and share it with the world.  Dr Rajat Mitra did try to explain the mental state of the perpetrators and also made a very valid point that one should respect the behaviours of a person and not the age.   But as they say “When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile”  There was also a small ray of hope for the children who are suffering this abuse.1098. Yes this is not a normal number. It’s a Helpline number for kids and as of now they have centres in 200 cities in India. It is a helpline that gets 25 lakh calls every year. So do keep this number in mind and spread the awareness.

As promised at the start of the show Aamir did invite the kids on the show and spoke to them. It was a great joy to watch the kids on the show and talk about their version of the word Safety. The workshop did tell them to ensure that they must try to save themselves and scream when such incidents occur. And when it comes to the 3 body parts they must share it with their parents.  And parents should conduct the workshop with their children every 6 months.

As expected the reactions on Social Media were also all over. Following are some of the tweets that were shared about this issue.

– What is the one thing that you as a parent can do to keep your child safe from Child sex abuse?

– Is it easy to forgive a Child sex abuse perpetrator?

– What is the one thing that you as a parent can do to keep your child safe from Child sex abuse?

Did we forget something…? Well yes, Sridevi was also on the show. As she was shared a testimony of Harish’s story and she was kind enough to come down to meet Harish personally. The show did end on a positive note and there was also a commitment made that Aamir Khan will send across a letter to the government and request them to pass the Law that is pending in Rajya Sabha.

So are you of the opinion that we should all support this cause? More importantly do you feel connected with the show? Do let us know.

“Dil par lagegi to baat banegi” Satyamev Jayate 1st episode reviews and reactions

Sunday’s will never be the same again! Yes we are talking about Sunday and Television. As you are aware “Satyamev Jayate “marks the television debut of popular Indian Bollywood actor and filmmaker Aamir Khan. The promos were all over the print, media, television and Social Media. And finally that day had arrived when the Television Audience did manage to watch Aamir Khan’s show “Satyamev Jayate”. The 1st show was aired today, 6th May Sunday from 11:00am to 12:30pm. iDubba is on a journey to find out and understand from the viewers what did they feel about this show. Has this show hit the audience in their hearts!!! And will this show change the way we think about our very own “SOCIETY”??

Aamir Khan’s show Satyamev Jayate’s first episode was based on female foeticide, a inhuman act which is practiced in many parts of the country even as we speak. The show had some Shocking revelations about female foeticide and that it is a bigger problem in urban educated sections of society. The show had 3 stories that were shocking but did hit the hearts, and that was evident by the reactions of the audience in the studios. The tears were just flowing down when they heard the facts and the harsh reality about the victims. I’m sure that you too might have a similar reactions while watching it on your television sets. As the promos suggested, that “Jo Dil Pe Lage..To Hi Bat Banegi” which seems to be working.

We are not here to talk about the TRP’s or the GRP’s about this show. This post is to understand what our viewers think about this show, hence following are some of the tweets that were shared about the 1st episode. Also #Satyamevjayate was top trending topic on Twitter.

The show did present some shocking facts about the Current Sex Ratio in India, about the sting operation that was conducted in Rajasthan by two journalists and the kind of society that is encouraging such acts of human trafficking. There have been a number of News Channels that have been showing similar cases to the television audience. So what is different that this show will do! One great thing about this show is that it will be aired on Doordarshan, and the kind of reach this channel has, no channel can beat it. This show not only talks about the problems, but also talks about the solutions and the ways in which one can stop such cases that have been a kind of trend in our society. The Show is not just a Chat Show where people come and share their problems, but is also a platform that will encourage the youth to open their hearts and minds about such Sensitive topics. Some audiences might find this show a bit to real and violent with the kind of content and social issues that have been discussed. Well, it’s a mirror that we often Dont like to look at, a mirror that cannot be seen “Eye to Eye”.

The show was a mix of video’s and experts sharing their experiences, the kind of research that the team has done for this show, a story about how Julamajara one town in Nawanshahr district recorded birth of 1000 girls for 1000 boys in 2011 and about Mr.Kishan kumar in 2001 who helped Nawanshahr a district of Punjab state to raise its gender ratio by 71 points.  As you are aware there will be16 songs for the 16 episodes and the first episode did end with “O Ri Chiraiya” a heart wrenching and haunting melody by Ram Sampath and Swanand Kirkire.

Do let us know your views about this Show and also do follow us on Twitter (iDubba) for more updates about this show as and when it occurs.

Top 7 FIFA World Cup 2010 Videos To look Out For

The countdown is on to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and sports enthusiasts around the globe are gearing up.  YouTube has been one of the hubs  of FIFA World Cup anticipation, with excitement building over the last couple of months as inspiring World Cup clips have been uploaded, one after the other.  Here are some  of the best World Cup 2010 clips, perfect for getting you pumped up for a summer of world class football.

Nike Write The Future

Nike’s ‘Write The Future’ campaign is the leader of World Cup 2010 clips.  With more than 7.6 million views on YouTube, this epic clip brings together the world’s best players and inspires sports fans to leave their woes behind.

Pepsi Commercial 2010

This is one of the brilliant World cup commercials ever.Pepsi released this clip, though they are not an official sponsor of this year’s FIFA event.  The commercial features football stars Thierry Henry, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Lionel Messi, Ricardo Kaka and Andrei Arshavin playing against local African kids in a less than ordinary football match.

Coca Cola History of Celebration

This one is  inspiring and it  takes us back twenty years ago, to Cameroonian football player Roger Milla’s first celebratory dance after a goal.  Milla’s dance changed goal celebrations forever, with fans and players letting go—celebrating success with dance.  You can’t help but smile when watching this great clip.

Fifa World Cup 2010 The Magic Time

The Magic Time compiles all the best FIFA World Cup clips from throughout history, set to the official 2010 World Cup theme song, Waving Flag by K’Naan.

2010 FIFA World Cup: United

This clip is about how FIFA unites the world.  For one month every four years we are able to put aside politics, religion, the economy, history, trade, oil and all our other problems and unite over our global love of football.

World Cup 2010 Tourism

South Africans erupt excited , ready to host the 2010 World Cup in this promotional advertisement for World Cup tourism in South Africa.  The sheer excitement of the people in the video will make you  want to hop on a plane to experience the rhythm and enthusiasm.  This is the first time an African country has had the opportunity to host a sporting event as prestigious as the World Cup.

Sony World Cup 2010 Commercial

This is not as humorous as others, but it makes the cut for humor.  The clip stars former football greats Kenny Dalglish, Graham Taylor, Stuart Pearce, and Terry Venables, now living in a retirement home and getting ready to watch the World Cup on a brand new Sony Tv