An example of such kind of indulgence by the media is the recent news in which it gives importance to the act of 'Narendra Modi praying guns' . The headline is a fantastic example of sensationalism, at the first place Modi didn't pray guns, he offered pujas to the 'shastras', and guns is one of the modern day Shastas(which I feel everyone must pray and gain mastery over irrespective of the religion one follows...look at the Jammu Girl who killed the millitants using GUNS!!) It is also important to take into consideration that the shatra puja is performed on the day of Vijaya Dashami. Hence it is a common affair in almost all the Gujju homes across the country! it is very obvious that millions of the Hindus must have followed the ritual on that day... As it is a common fact that the media which always runs out of NEWS feeds on trivia. And the worst part is that the media creates it own theories and exports the images to the public sphere.
Modi Praying GUNS is a news because when Modi does so he is made to appear more horrific, deadly, violent and blood sucker !
But spare a thought ,will the media ever dare to show any top Muslim leader lynching a goat on Bakri Eid????
When Muslim do it..its custom, its religious expression, its freedom. When a Hindu does it...its threatening, its orthodoxy, its highly problematic to the SECULAR fabric of the society.
The concept of secularism itself needs restructuring...In Indian context majority bashing is the best form of secularism and media is the ardent follower of this mantra!