Friday, 25 May 2012


सत्यमेव जयते नानृतम् सत्येन पन्था विततो देवयानः । येनाक्रमत् मनुष्यो ह्यात्मकामो यत्र तत् सत्यस्य परं निधानं ॥

Truth alone triumphs; not falsehood. Through truth the divine path is spread out by which the sages, whose desires have been completely fulfilled, reach where that supreme treasure of Truth resides.
(The above quoted Sanskrit verse is from the Mundaka Upanishad)

With tears in his eyes and truth in his words, Aamir, I feel, turns the key to viewers’ hearts – viewers whose humanity has remained firmly under lock - every Sunday. With his heartfelt rendition of what some may brand as just another “reality TV” show, he (Aamir) has begun something that should have never have needed such a big push to set in motion, in the first place! Nevertheless, I will go along with the saying, “देर आए दुरुस्त आए” (better late than never).

Can the human race be actually given classes on being humane, civilised and benevolent, rising above the pettiness of it all? Seeing the well-researched and insightful Satyamev Jayate for those one and a half hours, it seems nothing is beyond the pale of human depravity! Shocking displays of violence, murder (female foeticide), greed and abuse which have been brought out in the three episodes televised till now, are not new to us…we see them every day in the newspapers we read, the news channels we watch, in the fictional serials we watch with bated breath and of course in real life all around us; fact is stranger than fiction indeed!

There are those who are brave enough to take things in their hands and choose to fight and act against the improprieties of people and life but then most of us choose to remain quiet and carry on with our so called normal lives. But then what can we really do? Most of us don’t know where and how to begin the change. Even when things move us we are either so used to happenings like these and just read about them and move on or are unable to or don't know how to bring about change. Like Aamir says the change will come only when we are willing to change ourselves. We can’t change the world but we can transform ourselves into what the supreme power created us to be… “Humans”.

Many before Aamir and many after him have kept and will keep the war on and maybe someday, even if not now, they will be able to make a difference. That day hopefully will dawn upon us soon


  1. Even if he able to cause a positive change in the heart of a few hundred, which is quite an understatement, it would be well worth it. Better than the Crorepati like shows. A great program and it does strike a chord. I hope more and more people watch it.

  2. True! Though it is a bit late, yet it (Satyamev Jayate) is very captivating as it is well researched and presented ! It does inspire and calls for taking a stand on the wrongs in life. After a long time, there is something exciting to look forward to on TV ....