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Take A Bow! Journalist Ravish Kumar Delivers The Most Iconic Speech In Television History

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By YKA Staff

“This black screen is the face of the media today.”

At prime time on February 19, amidst the cacophony of what the nation wants to know and what journalists want to say (or rather, shout), NDTV India’s Ravish Kumar took the boldest step that Indian journalism has seen in decades. He ran his show with a black screen to signify the “dark times we’re in” and “so that we may listen” instead of getting swayed away by telecasts that finger-point, mock and silence any differing view.

Ravish definitely served up the biggest reality check that we have seen in recent times and his telecast will show the callous, insensitive levels our society has stooped to – a society that is hell bent on proving itself right on any cost, no matter what the reality may be. He leaves no word unspoken, no stone unturned when it comes to showing this reality – the hypocrisy of popular media (“TV ko TB ho gaya hai”), the ever-occurring phenomenon of ‘mob justice’, cyber bullying and inciting others to join violence, even outside a court of law. And really, what is this insatiable thirst of labelling someone as a traitor, patriot, national or anti-national? Enough is enough, and let Ravish really show you, or rather, tell you why.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB4nLSaMdZw]

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  1. Om

    Ravish mai janta hu aap acche anchor hai…but fir b aapne poora telecast bias kar diya… Poore video me anti bjp and pro JNU chize hi dikhai. Aur ye telecast is liye accha tha ki un logo ke future ko barbad nahi hone dena chahiye jinhone kuch kiya hi nahi. Aap bhi jante hai sacchai kya hai but fir bhi chupaya. But thanks for this video.

  2. rahul

    bhai sahab at 17:15 jo nare hain vo hain ” desh ke in gaddaron ko – Jute maro salon ko” aur caption a reha hai “desh ke in gaddaron ko – goli maro salon ko” ?? good job while trying to be unbiased.

  3. Nitish

    Okay kanhiya video is fake as u told in video.sum news channel said video is right . but what happened in jadhavpur & aligad ?I m not going to tell u who is guilty or not.but the thing is I can’t withstand a single word against my motherland.I m not interesting who did tell those words ?but those words hurt my self respect.

  4. Indian

    जो बुद्धिजीवी लोग NDTV की खबरों को देख कर असमंजस मे पड़ गए है की “राष्ट्रभक्ति” किसे कहते है वो इस वीडियो को जरूर देखे की कैसे कुछ पत्रकार, नेता और बुद्धिजीवी लोग इस बात पर भी आपत्ति जता रहे है और सवाल पूछ रहे है की देश की यूनिवर्सिटीज मे तिरंगा झंडा फहराना क्यों जरुरी किया जाए? उनके हिसाब से भारत की शान का प्रतिक “तिरंगा झंडा” फहराना भी एक तरीके का “अति राष्ट्रवाद” है और वो आम लोगो मै नहीं होना चाहिए. बहुत अफसोस होता है देश के इन पढ़े लिखे बुद्धिजीवियों पर और इनकी सोच पर और “राष्ट्रवाद” की इनकी बनाई हुई अपनी परिभाषा पर. इनको देख कर ऐसा प्रतीत होता है या तो ये देश के गद्दारो की भाषा बोल रहे है या तो ये अपने आपको एक ऐसा बुद्धिजीवी इंसान बताने की चाहत रखते है जो आम लोगो से अलग सोचता है जिसे ये बुद्धजीवी लोग कहते है “OUT OF THE BOX THINKING”.देश के एक गरीब ठेले वाले को भी समझ होती है की देश के खिलाफ “हिंदुस्तान मुर्दाबाद”,”भारत के टुकड़े होंगे हजार” और “अफजल हम शर्मिंदा है तेरे कातिल जिन्दा है” नारे लगाने वाले देशद्रोही होते है पर अफ़सोस कितनी बड़ी विडम्बना है की “आउट ऑफ़ द बॉक्स थिंकिंग थ्योरी” रखने वाले इन बुद्धि जीवी लोगो को इस पर भी आत्ममंथन और विचार करना पड़ता है की ऐसे लोगो को देश विरोधी तत्व कहा जाए या नहीं. कुछ न्यूज़ चैनल्स जो नारो का वीडियो चलाया जा रहा है उसपे शक कर रहे है की हो सकता है इन कुछ विडोयोज के साथ छेड़ छाड़ हुई हो. चलो एक बार मान भी लिया जाए की विडोयोज से छेद-छाड़ की गयी हो पर जब वो ही लोग न्यूज़ डिबेट मै आकर भी वो ही भाषा बोल रहे है की “कश्मीर को आज़ाद करो” और “आतंकवादियों का समर्थन” कर रहे हो तो एक बड़ा सवाल ये उठता है की फिर इन्हे क्यों गलत ना माना जाए और क्यों इनको देशद्रोहियो के कटघरे में खड़ा ना किया जाए? NDTV के सवांददाता जिस तरीके का “राष्ट्रवाद” लोगो को चुनने की सलाह दे रहे है अगर उसपे पूरा हिंदुस्तान अमल करने लगेगा तो आप सोचिये इस देश का क्या हाल होगा.
    NDTV के “राष्ट्रवाद'” को समझकर कोई देश की फौज मै भर्ती ही नहीं होगा, क्यों की NDTV के “राष्ट्रवाद” के पैमाने से देश क्या है? कुछ भी नहीं है. कोई भी इंसान भारत की सीमाओ की दुश्मनो से रक्षा क्यों करे और क्यों अपने प्राणो की आहुति दे? उसे तो अपने घर परिवार के साथ रह कर ही कुछ काम धंधा करना चाहिए, वो देश के आम लोगो के लिए अपनी जान क्यों दे जबकि वो अपने परिवार के अलावा बाकी लोगो को जानता ही नहीं. लोग मरे तो मरे उसका क्या. NDTV के “राष्ट्रवाद” के पैमाने से ना कोई आर्मी ज्वाइन करेगा ना कोई पुलिस बनकर आम लोगो को हत्यारों और चोर उच्चको से बचाने की कोशिश करेगा. वो आम लोगो को बचाने का खतरा क्यों मोल ले. फिर ना तो कोई हनुमनथप्पा होगा न संदीप उन्नीकृष्णन होगा और ना कोई तुकाराम ओम्ब्ले होगा, सबको अपनी जान प्यारी है भाई, अपनी जान देश के लिए क्यों दे. अगर पाकिस्तान से कसाब आकर खुलेआम लोगो को AK-47 लेकर मार रहा है तो मारने दो भैया, चीन,पाकिस्तान मिलके देश पर हमला करे तो करने दो,हमें क्या? जब हमारे ऊपर हमला करेगा तो ही हम कुछ करेंगे. NDTV की राष्टृवाद परिभाषा मान कर इस देश मे ना कभी भगत सिंह पैदा हो पायेगा और न ही कोई महात्मा ग़ांधी बन पायेगा. एक सच्चाई ये भी है की अगर आम लोगो मै सच्चा राष्ट्रवाद न पनपा होता तो शायद इस देश को आजादी मिलना भी नामुमकिन था और वो राष्ट्रवाद इन बुद्धिजीवी NDTV के संपादको की परिभाषा से काफी हद तक विपरीत है. NDTV आम लोगो को यही राष्ट्रवाद समझाना चाहता है. जो राष्ट्रवाद नहीं एक तरीके का सेल्फवाद और मूर्खवाद है. अभी तो ऐसा प्रतीत होता है की ये आम लोगो को गुमराह करने की एक सोची समझी साजिश का हिस्सा है. जो लोग पहले चुप रह कर इन देश विरोधी ताकतों का समर्थन कर रहे थे वो आज अपने पुरे दल-बल से बिल से बाहर निकल चुके है और लोगो को एक ऐसी समझ दे रहे है जो वाकई एक अखंड देश के लिए बेहद खतरनाक है. अगर इनकी मानसिकता लोगो मै बैठ गयी तो सचमुच देश के टुकड़े होते टाइम नहीं लगेगा और उसी दिशा मे इन्होने बड़ा कदम उठा दिया है, जो पहले काम गुपचुप तरीके से हो रहा था वो आज खुलेआम खुल्लम-खुल्ला हो रहा है और इसके लिए वो कुछ ख़ास समुदाय को अपने पक्ष मै करके इस प्लान को अंजाम दे रहे है. आज सोचने का समय उस धार्मिक समुदाय के लिए भी है जो इनके मायाजाल मे फंस चुके है. आप तय कीजिये की इस भारत देश को तोड़कर क्या आप पाकिस्तान और ISIS जैसे संघटन के साथ मिलकर खुश रह पाएंगे? याद रखिये भारत देश ही आपका अंतिम और आखरी सहारा है, अगर इसकी बर्बादी करने वाले लोगो मै आप शामिल हो गए तो आपका भविष्य बिलकुल भी सुरक्षित नहीं रहेगा. सब साथ है तो ये देश है अगर अलग हो गए तो कुछ भी नहीं और ये देश विरोधी ताकते ये ही चाहती है आप खुद तय कर लीजिये की आपको इन देश के गद्दारो और लोगो को गुमराह करनेवाले और अपने आप को आम लोगो का हितेषी बताने वाले मीडिया जैसे NDTV के एंकर रविश कुमार की बातो मै आना है, या उन देश विभाजक ताकतों का विरोध करना है. सोचते समय जरा ध्यान रखना इन बिकाऊ मीडिया लोगो के सम्बन्ध उन लोगो से है जो खुल्ले आम देश के खिलाफ नारा लगाते है की ‘भूका नंगा हिंदुस्तान, जान से प्यारा पाकिस्तान”. आप तय कर लीजिये आप को क्या चुनना है. जय हिन्द. (Arundhati Roy is a cousin of prominent media personality Prannoy Roy, the head of the leading Indian TV media group NDTV. Ye Arundhati Roy wahi hai jisne naare lagaye the “BHOOKA NANGA HINDUSTAN, JAAN SE PYARA PAKISTAN”). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gnfEL5BPuI

  5. Swapnil

    आप करे तो चमत्कार लेकिन कोई और करे तो बलात्कार?

  6. harshvarhdhan

    Ravish…probably the only one left…

  7. Janak Kumar Yadav

    Epic Journalism by Ravish Kumar… You made everyone think towards the goal of brightness by creating the black screen on your news show. Heard it loud and clear Sir.

  8. Ankit

    6:00 criticizes bjp, for being with PDP which supports contrary beliefs on Afzal, but doesn’t criticize Congress(which is acting as the saviour of students right now), whose ex CM, Umar Abdullah, too, objected Afzal’s hanging.

    32:00 Sympathizes with Rajdeep Sardesai and Barkha Dutt(both of which are not-so-BJP-friendly), but doesn’t sympathize with others like Sudip Chaudhary/ Arnab Goswami, who are also being criticized on social media.

    32:20 Criticizes Modi for not intervening, but doesn’t criticize Rahul/Kejriwal or other leaders for politicizing such a sensitive issue.

    32:40 Out of thousands of people abusing Rajdeep Sardesai on social media, he picks the username of the guy who has @91’BJP’ in it. Coincidence?

    throughout the video, he tries to form an impression that he is being neutral, but at the same time he has glibly put the blame on BJP. BTW, some congress leaders hold a major stake in NDTV. Coincidence? 🙂

    I’m not a BharatMatakiJai/VandeMatram/BJP fanboy at all, didn’t even vote for BJP. But while we are calling this a BJP conspiracy, criticizing mojority of people for being over patriotic/extreme nationalists,I think we students/ex-students are too being driven by the same emotions, refusing to see the other side of the coin.

  9. Charanjitsingh

    Iconic speech sitting in Dark…wah Ravish kumar ji wah
    ARNAB GOSWAMY ACTUALLY HANDLED ANTI NATIONAL ELEMENTS BEAT ROUND THE BUSH …. he did so in loud voice there being NO SWEET SUGAR TONE LIKE YOU USE … but he exposed who needs to be exposed where as you are crying over subsequent developments and that too describing it all from an angle suitable to prove your side of argument only not Truth…

    YOU SEEM TO SUPPORT EVEN THE DEROGATORY SLOGANS TO THE EXTENT … Jung rahegi Kashmir ki azadi tak Hindustan ki barbaadi tak… and you involve some one assisting you with words SO WHAT EVEN AMERICA HAS CALLED KASHMIR AS OCCUPIED TERRITORY…

    Slogans akin Hindustan Murdabad and Pakistan zindabad AND THEIR CLAIMING AND FIGHTING FOR AZAADI… YOU ARE SIMPLY DECORATING WITH YOUR POLISHED AGENDA … YOU DISTORT IT SAYING… KISSI KO AZADI CHAHIYE ANDHERE SE, KISSI KO BUKHMARI SE , KISSI KO… kya jugaadd banaya hai Ravish Kumar ji…

    SO IS YOUR MANNER OF HANDLING EVERY ARGUABLE POINT gasp emoticon
    I observed it all as I watched your video clip seriously… aur haan aapke jaisa TV anchor nahin hoon mai Perr … itna anaaddi nahin hoon ki aapka Hoshiarpan na samajh sakoon… WAAKEYI BAHOOT MEETHHA BOLTE HAIN AAP … so sweet haan.

    You ARE some how attempting to JUSTIFY WHAT THEY DID AT JNU… nothing constructive, absolutely nothing…

    wah wah Ravish kumar ji wah… what are you trying to prove ??? … use some common sense… you are attempting only in supporting anti national elements and to what extent… to what limits you can reach doing so…

    AND YOU CLAIM OTHERS SAYING OPPOSITE TO YOUR VERSION ARE … BRANDING ANTI NATIONAL … aur kehte ho ki Judge ke paas jaane se pehle he sazaa suna rahe hain… so AS PER YOU THAT Anchor is Rubbish… JUST BECAUSE HE IS LOUD…

    AND YOU simply because you are talking in sweet tone YOU THINK YOU PROVED the LOUD ANCHOR wrong… well Ravish kumar ji Itna bewkoof na banao bholi TV watching public ko…

    Maana aap bohat kabil Anchor ho… KALAKAAR HO RAVISH KUMAR ji …

  10. Siddharth Jaiswal

    Do not impose your opinionated confusing version of personal agenda to firstly distract people with your fancy word’s. If you want to advocate defense for Kanahiya then do so in court do not exploit the public forum and platform where people are unable to question back Media, Its Totalitarianism of Media, where they declare any one anything based on their own personnel competition, We can clearly see you are targetting Arnab Goswami because you are frustrated by the fact that you neither have people appreciation for your degenerate agendas nor the capabality to compete with Arnab Goswami. Shame on you Ravish Kumar.

  11. Rabindra singh

    Ravish k is a journalist who visits rural india & follow the people in their own languages. So i think his vision is always different with others like, probems of agricultur mandis and problems of formers and high lighted the actual problems of former is that they are getting short amount of loan in respect of arban properties. And so they are going to private finnancer who are suckling them. One farmer in haryana was saying on tv that he has a agricultural properties of one crore while bank gives only17 lakh loan. In the urban areas you can get 80 to 90% of your land value. This is the main problem of farmers. One time he also proved that a cow is always better than a laptop in rural areas. I like Mr. Ravish vision always.

  12. Nafeesa

    Wow this video is eye opener. For the first time in a very long time my blood isn’t boiling after watching news. It made me question what I listen n accept as truth might not actually be it. It showed me that I need to have patience. Noises on screen which raised my blood pressure, first time are helping me think clearer. To think not as woman, not even as indian but as human. Be kind. Be truthful. Be human. Thank you Ravish sir.

  13. Nafeesa

    Wow this video is eye opener. For the first time in a very long time my blood isn’t boiling after watching news. It made me question what I listen n accept as truth might not actually be it. It showed me that I need to have patience. Noises on screen which raised my blood pressure, first time are helping me think clearer. To think not as woman, not even as indian but as human. Be kind. Be truthful. Be human.

  14. BVSR ANJANEYULU

    have you ever commented on malda, and advised them to follow law? you speak sermons on desh virodhi in such cool way as if you and your channel are patriots. whose blood will not boil to the slogans chanted against our beloved motherland? desh ko tukde karenge? desh ke rajadhani me itni himmat? kya vow sahi hai aap ke liye. please do not take indian citizens for granted. better choose the otherway and be patriotic atleast from now.

  15. Shail

    Sad state of affairs of today’s journalism. As the title itself makes it obvious “most iconic speech”. This article is full of double standards with specific targets to their competetors with utmost lack of conscience. The extreme competitivness can compell them to go to any extremism. You openely targetted Arnab but I didn’t hear a single word about Barkha, Nidhi, height of double standards.
    you are showing PM’s speech with bottom caption of Truth vs Hype. I know the media has become a puppet show now a days, NDTV reporters links to congress are no hidden and its painful to watch the completely obvious biased reports.
    Democracy gives you the right to freedom of speech but then you need to justify what you said as well. Its like someone enters your house and shouts against your mother because they have the freedom of right to do so.

    I do not support any party and I’m an NRI but certainly there must be some things/issues when the whole nation stand up together keeping aside their personel favours/hatred/competitons and what could be better than supporting your country and jawans who died saving our lives.

    Close your eyes and think again, my sincere appeal.

  16. Kailash

    Why to Compare Kashmir with rest of India – Do you want rest of India become Kashmir (illogical)

  17. Shahnawaz

    Thank you Ravish sir,

  18. parth pratim pandey

    Tons of Respect to the likes of Ravish.

  19. Udit Narayan Kusulia

    We all are with you sir to fight against injustice. Please keep continue dear sir, and remember one thing that others may hate you but we can never. We and our India really need people like you, who can actually speak against injustice. We love you sir. Thanks.

  20. sultan khan

    you are the best ravish kumar..

  21. Dr nk kulkarni

    Ravish is all time so common problems of india with neutral party i support for this anchor

  22. Satyanandan

    Very often our patriotism is confined to words and nationalism has come to mean shouting Bharatmata ki Jai. Worse, these terms are exploited to arouse emotion in unsuspecting compatriots to achieve electoral gains. The louder you speak, it seems, the better patriot you are. In this context, Ravish Kumar’s remarks about participants of some TRP-seeking TV channels assumes significance.

  23. Nandini

    Namskar, ravish ji, mujhe aisa kyu lag rha hai ki media mein bhi ek rajniti ho rhi hai,yha bhi 2group hain, koi nationalist banane ki koshish kar rha hai to koi communist, media ko desh ki chinta nhi, apne game ki jyada chinta hai, app sabhi log ek dusre pe indirectly blame karne mein lage hyue hain, kya fark padta hai ki app logo ke is game se public ko kitni taklif hoti hai, ajib baat ye hai ravish ji ki, app jnu students ko protect karne ki koshish kar rhe hain, jinhone anti nationalist naare diye ho ya n diye ho bt us event ko jarur organise kya jisme deshvirodhi naare lage, freedom of expression ka ye meaning to nhi hota ravish ji,mujhe samajh mein ye nhi aa rha ki JNU ke students keval politics ke matter pe hi aware kyu hain, desh mein aur bhi isshu hain uske liye inke vichar kyu nhi aate? Khalid sahab ko anti national statement dena galat nhi lagta to phir muh bandhkar naare kyu lagaye gaye ? Ek baat aur is desh mein communist nhi balki nationalist torcher ho rhe hain. Kitni Ajeeb baat hai ravish ki app ko jnu students ke deshbakti ki definition galat nhi lagti bt public ki definition galat lag rhi hai, to please app hi deshbakti ki definition explain kare, kya kare, India ki public to bevkkof hai, use to kuch samajh hi nhi, saree samajh to media, politicians & jnu students ke pass hai. Kya aapko mallom ravish ji, jab koi anti communist student jnu mein interview ke liye jata hai to use nationalist ke naam pe reject kar diya jata hai. Ek baat aur agar jnu students history se desh ko todne ka path padh rahe hain to please wo history n padhe. Khalid sahab & unki team ko jnu campus mein itni facilities milne ke baad bhi system se kast hai, kashmir se bahut sympathy bhi hai, hume bhi hai, aur abhivyakti ki swatantrta bhi humare pass ha ,aur history se bhi hum log vakif hain, to kyu n hum log dhara 370 ko hatane ki mang kare, sab problems hi khatm ho jayenge aur sabhi ko aazadi bhi mil jayegi, kashmir ko military se, military ko kashmir se aur hum sab logo ko terrorism se. Nhi to jnu campus mein choro ki tarah chipkar ye log politics and mind game khelna band kare,

  24. dev

    debate se jyada tere kataaksh ka TV bimaar hai be….aur tu toh fail hai.

  25. seema

    Ravish always with you……..
    it was an eye opener

  26. vikky

    Ravish, abhi government ne sksham kishan srimdh bharat nam ke program launch kiya h aapne
    uski goodness kitni bar apne TV channel pe dikhya h. If you want to help to people so please also cover this type of news so people of indian former may get benefit. It was good speech by you
    but also show positive side for making developed india.

  27. Anjan Singh

    Ise keht hai sadhu k besh me daku! Pura video biased hai against BJP. Kehte hai ki “hum”(jounalist/anchor) bhi hawa de rhe hai…lekin is video me focus arnab goswami pe kiya ja rha hai. Ab jb TRP nhi mil rhi NdTV ko, to jal rho hai. Aur barkhaDutt, rajdeepSardesai etc ko defend kr the ho?? Pucho in sabse Modi ko 2002 me court se pehle tv studio me in logo ne faisla sunaya ki nhi?? Is sab ke tweets padho to pta chalega. Ab zamana badal gya h pyaare. Social media me saari sachai bahar a jaati hai. Chahe jitna sadhu banke dacaoti karo tum ndtv wale

  28. Yogesh Kumar

    Probably the best Ravish Video on the web

  29. kk singh

    Salute Ravish Kumar & thousands those who are fighting for the working class & peasants, for their interests, freedom against capitalist’s paid puppets, agents!

  30. Nandini, Research scholar, BHU

    Ravish ji, main jab bhi 9pm ka news dekhti thi, to first up 9prime dekhna pasand karti thi, aur yhi feel hota tha ki journalist ho to ravish kumar jaisa, bt aajkal jis tarah se app jnu ke main mudde ko bhatkakar kanhaiya kumar ka political carrier set karne mein lagye hye hain, usse ab ye feel hota hai ki journalist n ho kabhi ravish kumar jaisa. Kam se Kam hum logo ke liye n sahi, sima pe shahid hone wale un jawano ke liye hi sahi, jinki vajah se aap log Delhi mein baithkar political game kar rhe hain, please n kare.

  31. Avdhesh Upadhyay

    Sir whatsoever u said in starting k jo hum chaahtey aap usse hi chalatey hai !!
    Me khud k liye हिंदुस्तानी/भारतीय likhu ya Indian ya koi aur substitute word le aaun samjh nhi aata taki kisi aur sampraday se jude log आहात na ho !!
    Kis par yakeen kr lei…… khoon apna bhi khaula tha jab shriman kanheiya wala kissa hua !!
    Ye batei baith kr shanti se bhi ho skti h kbajaye leftist rightist ya gaonpanthi maopanthi aur jane kaun kaun se panthi honey k !!
    Agar aap kahey k manch nhi milta unhe isliye wo extremist ban jatey hain to extremist banne k bad kaise batey rakh patey hai ?
    Kya uhne pehle bolne ka hakk nhi tha ?
    Ya ab sambal mil jata hai unki awaj ko !!

    Agar haan toh hum galat taur tareeko se jee rhe hain ya hum galat dharnao k shikar hai !!
    Me bda preshan ho jata hu har cheej ka rajneetikaran fayde k liye kr liya jata hai !!
    Kya castism badi samsya nhi hai ? Kya castism based resevation bdi samsya nhi hai ? Kya religion bases riots galat nhi hai ?
    Jab sab mantey hai toh amal kyu nhi krtey !! Ho skta hai religion based riots me apno ko kho dene ka soxh kr hu brotherhood ki bat kr rha hu…
    Par kya sirf darr mujhey hi hona chahiye
    Maana ki desh bda hai samsyaei bhi badi hongi hi
    Par har jagah dekho wahi samsyaye kyu najar ane lgti hai ?
    Improvemnt chahna galat nhi hai !! Par jaha improvment banta hai waha na ho to humari judiciary apni parliament (jo me mujhey sarthak si nhi lgti )
    Sab bekar hai !! Bant do countries … fir states fir districts fir castism aur wapis wahi samsyaye na aaye to kehna
    Me bada mjboor aur nasamjh sa mehsoos krta hu apne ko jab sab dekh rha hu
    Mujhey bahut sari batei pareshan krti hai aur shayad isiliye yaha likhtey samay focused nhi reh paya

    Par koi inn sab samsyao ka smadhan bta payega ? Kyunki me nationalist hu muhhey farak pdta hai desh k halato se

  32. Chandrakant Sahu

    True meaning of journalism. Ravish kumar you are a real journalist

  33. Goutam dev

    Rubis you hav become totally rubbish this day u r a anti bjp n and u was paid by some politicians

  34. Hrishi

    What an analysis Mr. Ravish Kumar??? Do u think viewers are foolish??. They can analyze the information and clearly pick ur biased view on this subject. Do u think Kanahiya Kumar is asking azadi from garibi???? Why only that day was choosen for these slogans?? Garibi is not a problem which has has suddenly appeared in 2014. It was prevalent earlier and now also. But he did not asked for azadi from Garibi in past. Are you so dumb that u cant see the hidden agenda the hypocrite Kanaiyha.
    People are feed up with biased journalist like u and several others. If u can put ur biased views on television, i think public is free to express its own view. You should accept the hatred u deserve.

  35. Vishwajit Nikam

    very nice sir,

    Bura lagata hai sir jab aisi chije hoti hai, even dar lagata hai bat karne mai bhi ki in baccho ke sath galat ho raha hai. political bhadaka dete hai logo ko, or log bhi bhadak jate hai. bahut logo ne in fulish logo ko samajane ki koshish ki par unko bhi deshdrohi kaha gaya. muje bhi bahut galiya padi hai jab maine un ladko ko support kiya tha.
    bura lagata hai , par yahi fact hai. majority can do any thing that they want.

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