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Karma is a B*tch!

Posted by Mrityunjay on June 22, 2011

Last two months were eventful. Very eventful. In fact, past 6-7 months, it has been a totally new experience for me, simple because of the ‘unpredictability’ factor that life keeps throwing at you. Not long ago, I used to wonder, what’s the entire hullabaloo about job hunt and employment scenario? Well, as things turned out, I got to experience it firsthand. Job hunt for me had become more of an alien concept but then karma is a b*itch! Travesty of life! What goes around comes around.

During my Mumbai sojourn, I had a chance to meet plenty of colorful characters in TV/film industry. Many of them were supposed to be influential, powerful, knowledgeable and of course, helpful. Well, wasn’t I wrong? You bet, I was! I actually don’t come from the corporate world. I was more of a member of a peaceful, bountiful and world of enlightenment called academics, i.e., reading & writing. I have always admired well read people who possess plenty of knowledge and IQ but the sort of people I met, were far from any definitions of above mentioned attributes. Media field is full of insecure, arrogant people and a majority of those that have made any sort of headway could do it only because they had the “contacts”!
Well, let me get to the point, this is not about getting to the roots of understanding of prevailing condition in the media field but it’s how people take advantage of you and then act like you are a piece of sh*t.

One of the regular feedback I got was ‘you are over-qualified for television programming or production”. I was actually surprised to witness that people would be insecure about others knowledge. Check what Business head of a top TV channel has to say, “if you think you are creative then media is not the field for you. We serve crap in name of entertainment and that’s what you will be doing. It’s a rotten place to be!” Pretty honest but ugly, aint it? The whole experience was far from the pleasant sensations, I felt when I tend to churn out a well-written article or read/grasp a new thing. Interestingly, at one of the leading media house, my non-selection was attributed to me being overly creative for the channel’s taste! Well….!

You will actually struggle to find really talented souls in this field. Your success is in direct proportion to whom you know and how much sh*t can you take.  Though, during this entire experience, I was not really sure whether I really wanted what I was looking for. Desperation and pressure does strange thing to you. Most of the media professionals I met gave the impression of them operating in a deadening environment in which they spend twelve-fourteen hours a day completely devoid of any innovation. No wonder, their spark, zeal and enthusiasm has been sucked out of by some kind of screwed up osmosis. Almost an anti-climax where you have to carry on doing what is a complete failure to uphold all the values you believed in as a young, idealistic kid. Someone said, “getting a job is like enrolling in a human domestication program.  You learn how to be a good pet”.

It’s actually quite frustrating to find yourself unable to translate your potential into something really concrete/grand, especially when you have never really doubted the stuff carefully nurtured within for years. But perhaps, there are far better ways to make a living than selling yourself into indentured servitude. To sum up, everything happens for a reason and in my case, perhaps my fiercely independent personality managed to escape impending slavery! At least, for the time being!

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8 Responses to “Karma is a B*tch!”

  1. Vikalp said

    सब गन्दा है पर धंधा है ये !!!

  2. Bha said

    Well , that’s true. each one of us have to figure this out for our own self.

  3. Pankti said

    :)..well apart from writing the article so well, you have perhaps expressed what most people only think about….

  4. Pankti said

    Completely agree with you…

  5. Amit Kumar said

    There is a cause for every effect and every effect has a cause. We may be able to see the cause, and it is equally possible that we may never be able to recall it. This is due to the inability of our mind; we are so restricted in the knowledge held by the brain! Our brain does not remember most of the actions of this life, what to say of knowing or recalling our past karmas.

    No one can evade, mould or change this all-powerful ‘Law of Karma’. It is not easy to fully understand how it functions…..

    Your/Our destiny is nothing but the sum total of your/our past actions. The past is gone but u have this moment in ur hand. Every action u do now shapes ur future.

    I appreciate, atleast u tried for a job… the men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try nothing and succeed.

    All the Best.

  6. Ditti said

    I agree with jay
    It is exasperating – first to find a job and then constantly strive to stay in that same place filled with stupid competition..

    • Mritunjay said

      Hey Ditti…nice to see you visit here..:)
      True..I guess, staying at the same place surrounded by “Unique sort” of people is more difficult than landing a job..but not every one thinks the same way..lolz..

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