Bengaluru: Chirag, a techie deliberately reached home late by spending his evenings in traffic jams to avoid confrontation with his wife Pooja over TV remote who loved watching TV serials.
One day when Pooja was not around as she went to her parent’s place, bored with noisy news channels Chirag switched to a TV serial Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. From that day, no more news channels for Chirag, he is an avid serial watcher more than Pooja.
“Naira and Kartik’s chemistry (Chief protagonists of the serial) took my migraine pain away in no time. I was completely hooked to the serial till the end. I don’t know why I hated TV serials without watching even one episode”, said Chirag.
He added, “Who wants to watch some Maulana shouting at some Pandit, Sambit crying out there because Abhishek Manu Singhvi forgot to address him, a dear friend of me. Some hopeless panelist from Pakistan, never understand why they come to news channels to get thrashed by every Tom, Dick and Harry. Serials are so good. Your ears remain perfect, no need to look for an aspirin tablet either”.
It was not an easy switch for Chirag either, “Thoda adjust karne mein time laga as they were rotating camera to show every character’s face expression out there in clockwise and anti-clockwise motion. Once you get accustomed it’s all fine, smooth ride from then”.
Though Chirag and Pooja are enjoying serials together, some khadoos staying next door still watch Arnab whose high pitch voice can reach basement car parking even if TV is switched on 10th floor.
“Our apartment association has made a strict rule, no more Arnab or his ilk’s in prime time. If you have to, like some cases doctors advise low BP patients to listen to Arnab regularly, you must make your TV room soundproof”, said Chirag before rushing inside to watch Kumkum Bhagya episode number 1155.