It was a beautiful morning of a peaceful weekend, peaceful (fortunately); suddenly a loud voice saying ‘Utho Jago Pakistan’ made me get up. I thought some kind of a campaign is running, inspiring youth, because my little brother raised the TV volume so loud that I could not stay asleep, but what I see when I open my eyes; a pastry host, hosting the show. Being a student I am not a regular viewer of these morning threats. Well, after getting up what a joke I saw, ‘marriage running on-air’.
Morning: which was the term of new beautiful day, one more day in your life, novel start or a new beginning to chase your ambitions some years ago in Pakistan but in the time we are passing morning means, starting your day by looking new faces, hosts, stars, updated fashion trends and stories instead of meeting and greeting your families. Yes you are right; I am talking about ‘Morning shows’, our so called day starters. These Morning shows have been adapted as a culture in Pakistan which was once a time passing thing for entertainment and fun. It’s like hearing ‘Salam Pakistan’, ’Utho Jago Pakistan’ or ‘Good Morning Pakistan’ which keeps buzzing in your ears instead of prayers or Aslam-o-Alaikum to the family members.
These morning hosts have mesmerized the minds of the women that much, that they believe them blindly; their beauty tips, relation bonding tips, fashion tips are considered like a prescription from a doctor. Even our doctors by profession are racing to be at the top of the morning stars. Fashion tips rather (totkas) given by them are those, which they never implement on themselves. Some of them are not even applicable or trust worthy. Our big screen stars are rushing to have their own morning shows. Sometimes it seems and sounds quite odd and funny at the same time; you get up and see ‘Pastry figures’ and ‘Subha-sawaery Shadian’ and rukhsati at 11a.m. These extravagant morning shows have been gathered huge audiences which our movie industry could not gather in past few decades. They provide entertainment only for house wives and all time free people. They are more like fashion shows or publicity stunts. These shows are spreading like a fire that has even worked as a fire in husband wife relationships.
Somewhat they are more tilt towards Indian culture. The biggest irony is: almost all Pakistani morning shows are trying to (jagging Pakistan) wake Pakistanis up. Geo says Utho jago Pakistan and Hum says Jago Pakistan Jago. But is Pakistan really awaken? No one knows. Country like a Pakistan where having three times meal in a sign of big deal, these shows add insult to injury wearing designers’ dresses and brands. It sounds like seeing a funny thing, first you enjoy, then you start ignoring and at last you burst out.
Every channel wants to have their own morning show just because existing channels are doing so, that’s where the problem of whole nation lies. And the most disgusting thing, no one will speak, poor nation watch what they are shown. A philosopher said and I quote, “When no one knows nothing…. every one is the master”.Media plays vital role in grooming personalities, they must act wisely, nicely with the sense of responsibility.
These morning shows are most aired content on televisions. Besides discussing social issues, they are crossing lines of decency, in order to compete, which is as dangerous as a poison to our growing nation. Our present nation, eat morning shows instead of taking breakfast. Not all has been lost, there is a ray of light, and it’s high time to wake every one up.
“I’ll run until my feet go numb, but by God i’ll finish what i have begun”
“This morning I put red bull into my coffee”
Easier to stay awake
“Its easier to stay awake till 6 AM, than to wake-up at 6 AM ”
“Do me a favor, Smile”
“My blood type is coffee”
“Good morning sugar pants”
Something was missing
“I woke up one day and thought something was missing. So I got up from my bed, grabbed my cell phone and sent you a morning greeting”
Breaking the damn alarm
“Some mornings I just feel like breaking the damn alarm but then one thing always stops me. I paid hundreds of dollars to buy my phone”
You still have one
“No matter how Good or Bad your life is wake up each morning & be thankful that you still have one”
Rise and shine
“I can rise and shine, just not at the same time”
“Sometimes people want to have full conversation really early in the morning and its okay to kill those people”
“5 minutes of extra sleep in the morning seriously does matter…”
I always say Morning
“I always say ‘MORNING’ instead of ‘GOOD MORNING’ if it were a good morning, I would still be asleep in bed instead of talking to people”
Let the stress begin
“Good morning let the stress begin….”
“I wake up everyday planning to be productive and then a voice in my head says “haha good one!” and we laugh and laugh and take a nap”
Close your eyes
“In bed, its 6 AM you close your eyes for 5 minutes, its 7:45. At school its 1:30, close your eyes for 5 minutes, its 1:31”
“I wake up with a good attitude every day. Then idiots happen”
Me & Morning!
“Me & Morning don’t see eye to eye, mostly because I don’t want to open mine!”
“Hell is other people before breakfast”
“The only thing preventing me from smashing my alarm clock this morning is the fact that its my cellphone ”
If you make me coffee
“If you make me COFFEE in the morning, i’ll love you forever, or at least until the coffee is gone ”
“The worst part about my MONDAY, is hearing you complain about yours”
2 kinds people
“There are 2 kinds of people in this world: 1) morning people 2) people who want to shoot morning people”