Saturday, February 18, 2006

Cover Story

The cover has to be attractive.
It’s a package deal, you see.
It has to have something for everyone…
Reflecting life today(?)
The gloss is a must and
A dash of fashion too.
Do you expect people to accept bland things?
Saleability counts… not just to you
But to all from the presswallah to the paperwallah.
Its business you see.

Modeling things on exclusive helps.
Hype is a must to create enough demand.
Old maxims are dying without trace.
Whoever said “Empty vessels make more noise”,
Forgot that people are busy with multi-tasking…
So one who makes the max (right) noise
Is believed to have it all.

Cover story with proper cover design=
Increased market value.
Endorse yourself through right cover story
Or you will be last seen in some corner obituary column.

15 Comments:

Blogger Padma said...

Hi!!! very true...i guess the media houses have started compramising and focussing more on gaining profit than on real issues and providind information to the readers.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Mihir said...

hmm... yeah... it is true but afterall that is what the readers too are asking for, right? the yougsters today prefer reading the masala news in Mid-Day rather than the serious or the important issues in times, express or DNA...

8:10 PM  
Blogger nishwish said...

hi padma,
its not just media...its all of us. we all are caught up with the external na.

10:45 AM  
Blogger nishwish said...

hi mihir,
welcome. well, blaming people is no way helping media justify itself.
also this poem is about people and media. people primarily.
keep visiting.

10:47 AM  
Blogger ~GiFt oF GoDhEaD~ said...

Hi ma'am.
the posting is very true...people from the media want profit but we also want gloss, attractive covers and for us the outside that is attractive matters to us more than the inside!...basically the media jus gives us wat sells...and it sells cuz v actually want it!
-Syesha.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Yash said...

This is true.......but in certain places. i feel that u don't always have to have a great coverpage to things.....someday someone will realise that content is more important....its not important to express everything on the cover....leave something for the content which is to be found inside....anyways liked it....

10:15 PM  
Blogger Kaushik said...

Dude! nice going. it seems to be on the lines of my thought. Its nice that you share the same feelings :-) I have been in dearth of time to blog these days.

4:35 AM  
Blogger nishwish said...

hey yash...
yes the poem expresses a desire that people would look beyond the cover page.rather than it being a "someday affair" it shud be evryday thing.
keep visiting. and commenting.

7:43 PM  
Blogger nishwish said...

hey syesha,
well the media first makes sure that it creates that want in us(advertising for ex) and then we believe that this want is natural. mind games ya.
keep visiting.
love,
nisha

7:45 PM  
Blogger nishwish said...

hii kau,
well, i read ur last article and yes we think along the same lines.
keep blogging. i look forward to it.
love,
nisha

7:47 PM  
Blogger Kaushik said...

If I could add, Never been kissed is my favourite chick flick. :-) Otherwise I generally avoid them like the plague :P

1:19 AM  
Blogger nishwish said...

hiya kau,
trust me "never been kissed" is neat ya. and drew is so adorable na.
ya chick flicks do repeat the same things but then they make u feel all good.
happy that u love it.
love,
nisha

12:03 PM  
Blogger punjabi~car~freak! said...

i have been saying this for so long... somebody's pain is somebody else's cover page joy..nice going

4:42 PM  
Blogger ~GiFt oF GoDhEaD~ said...

Hi ma'am....
why no post for sooo long...
eagerly waiting for some more of ur creations.......
tc
-Sye.

8:37 PM  
Blogger nishwish said...

hey sye,
hardly get enuf time. but now i have posted a poem. hope u like it.
love,
nisha

12:56 PM  

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