Television-A Boon or A Bane
Television has brought the world of moving and talking images into our drawing rooms. This invention has with a single stroke taken oft half the population of the cities from the roads back into their respective houses. It has also done away with the necessity of creating fresh new means of recreation for the populace by the government and the municipalities. While the first act has to a large extent reduced loafers from the roads, the second consequence has resulted in ill-kept public parks and other family places. One can thus say that Television is both a boon and bane for our society. On one hand, it encourages values of home, while on the other it makes a couch potato of all of us. It opens up new vistas of knowledge for us. It also inculcates in us the values of non-tolerance and violence. As a medium of distance education television has played a pivotal role in educating thousands of children and adults. Unfortunately, as a medium of entertainment, it has impressed upon young minds the need for superficial luxuries. An objective analysis of the qualities of this medium clearly demonstrates that television cannot be categorized as good or bad. It is an inanimate object and therefore will bear the fruits that we want it to bear.