All of us know the value of humour as it is the stress buster which makes life a little less complicated and livable. When that is a fact, is it not surprising to see newspapers focusing more on the two Cs, Crime and Corruption and less and less on this stress buster called Humour? I feel it is no wonder that satirical magazines like the Shankar’s Weekly had to fold up, ages ago for want of readership .Compared to the Indian humour scenario, we have several humour magazines and books as well being published abroad. Does it mean that people/readers outside our country have a better sense of humour than us?
Incidentally, in my interview, for a web site ‘Food for Thought ‘ the interviewer, apart from my views on topics like using mobile phones and women working from home, wished to know my opinion on the need for humour in our society and needless to say my reply was that it is absolutely essential for everyone of us to have a sense of humour and only those who possess this ‘rare’quality will realize its importance in life. Ironically my viewers of this site whose number exceeded a four figure (total ) for the first two topics, has not crossed two figures when it came to the third!
I wish my readers to ponder over the reason for the lack of this precious commodity among our psyche.
n.meera raghavendra rao