Saturday 24 January 2009

ARNAB GOSWAMI!!!



Well...my blogging journey would be incomplete if i don't mention this man...ah...hmm..
"A.G!!"
that's how I address him....
25/aug/07:
serial blasts rocked Hyderabad..I remember,lazy me ordered my mom to bring me a text book from koti.It was minutes after mum left the place,the first bomb ripped off,at the famous gokul chat..it was raksha bandhan,the news channels flashed all blood,flesh strewn all over...rakhis..the sight of what i was seeing was disastrous...flipping channels,I stopped when i heard a voice ranting on and on ranting,not giving a chance for Renuka chaudhary to speak, slamming Ravi shankar prasad-"till when?till when?Mr.prasad will the B.J.P wait for such opportunities to play the blame game,is it not the time to realize?"
Angry young man...i thought(not very young though :P)with brains...huh...I kept staring..the cells inside me were charged. In the midst of all the blood...destruction,my heart sang some unusual tunes...as he bade bye....i went shattered,at that time I didn't knew that he was the Editor in chief of Times Now,battling with Barkha Dutt of NDTV and Rajdeep Sardesai of CNN IBN..

My hands dared not switch to any channel,other than times now...when will he come..when will he....i was desperate to see him again...again and again infact.. :D"Frankly speaking with Arnab Goswami,"showed the channel,the first episode of his I caught was with Dharmendra,the channel flashed -repeat telecast at 8:30(sunday),11:30(monday).
Well...what was it then?...every sunday...2:30,8:30...and ya...for a few weeks I missed my college too,to catch the same telecast on monday.
poor moi didn't have any knowledge of internet at that time,I visited my freind to know if internet would help...huh..what else would help?it was then I begged mom for a net connection,in false pretext of practicing some C&DS programmes :P
The first thing i typed in my google tool bar was "ARNAB GOSWAMI,"and not upto my expectation,AG was already married with a kid...well... I had no plans to marry him.. :D
My eyes opened wide,as i saw-"post graduate from Oxford univ. "
I remember,how I faught with Karthik,for his worst comments on A.G at his blog.pessimist Karthik!!

I started finishing my dinner before 8:30,and sat in front of the T.V at 8:45..well..one has to do that,in order to book the T.V,other wise my mom would take control or my dracula bro would!!I blushed and blushed,the moment my eyes came in to contact with him..it appeared as if he read the news for me and only me...coz every one used to leave the hall,the moment it strucked 9!
Poor freind of mine,had to face the brunt of listening to the regular debates during classes...we faught on issues,many of my friends became regular veiwers of A.G in a very few days...they teased me,refering his age.....and now I watch A.G's Newshour with my Pa giving me company..

No sooner,I became a moderator on Orkut of his community,almost rulled the community and also created one, ...its sad that the community's dead now.. :(,got many friends through the community....earned a name-"Arnab stalker!!"
One of the craziest thing I did was,called Times Now's office at 5:00AM,on my first external...it's been a year long this took place..i still laugh at myself..did I expect him to be there in the office at 5??
I remember,how I was glued to the television set for hours...when he was reporting for bhuttos investigations...,for Mumbai blasts,be it Arushi murder case...and the very latest TAJ episode!

Learned a lot from his debates,love his high pitches, his killing statements against the politicians..
though he some times rushes in to conclusions with out giving a glance...A.G's best of all!!!
it's been 1.6 years now..and still I am hooked to A.G,with same enthusiasm ...hooked to times now!!
The next time I mention him here,will surely be with a padmashree..
very much waiting for it,since 2 years...may be next year!
cheers A.G!!
:)

35 comments:

swapnil said...

u know u really need a in depth psychiatric evaluation.. "obsessed" doesnt even come close to describing what levels u have reached... and the nickname u gave him A.G..wow even that has a different meaning...like a wife calling her husband " a ji sunte ho"....

Sameera said...

Sorry... i m laughin at ur fren's comments :) So Arnab Goswami eh? U luv brains nd the geeky look dont u?

cutie pie said...

hmm... i knew very well about this u know why everyone left hall becoz dey see every day A.G in their house so why would they sit n watch again on tv .wen will be i free 4rm listenting about him every day??its lookin as if u r interested talkin about him not his work.u just pretend in class as if u like his work more.u lied our question today n i got the answer by readin this blog :p.

Punam said...

Hi Nameera,punam here...i guess u know me....i was just going through the blogs about Arnab n seeing all mixed responses abt him n his caliber....well i must say u seemt to like him a lot...I just know dat ppl may say all rubbish but still the fact remains dat today he has raised to such heights by sheer of his hard work n dedication....Ppl say that when the world speaks abt u,criticizes u it just means that U R THERE!!!!!.....taje care nameera

rohit said...

hey m really impressed with your arnab worship. he deserves every bit of it. in fact i started the orkut community-frankly speaking(times now).
he is one of a kind and what a one!
rohit, vadodara

Anonymous said...

Get a life! Arnab Goswami is pseudo journalist.

nameera said...

haaaaaaaaaaa
I have a life..see I can breath!!
I've got nothing to do with your perspective on Arnab Goswami.
I've given mine,you can write a hate blog,if you want!where you'd obviously find me defending him....so!
Your presence on my blog only means another comment,nothing more!
Thanks for dropping in :)

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Anonymous said...

Here you are!

Anonymous said...

hey nameera....really you seem to be outof your mind....you worship God, your parents but worshiping human....very bad.....i also appreciate arnab a lot.....i also like his direct hit on the issues but again worshipping him like you are doing is too exagerrated .......consult your mom and she will give you a glimpse of what an indian culture means......may be she can bring you out of this hysteria

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Anonymous said...

Sorry to say nameera.. but we think you need to go see a psychiatrist! Get a life!!!!!

yogijourno said...

Sorry to say Nameera, but we think you need to go see a psychiatrist! Get a lifeee, lady!!!!

nameera said...

thanks man!you were the only one left!
do you have the adress of the psychiatrist or you are the one?

suchetana said...

even i am a huge fan of his...kinda like you.

Maina said...

Nameera, This is the first time I came across your most beautiful blog on Arnab Goswami...Just love it. I think you spoke my mind, I more a less think the same way. Thank you for letting me know that I am not crazy like all think of me, I forget the world as soon as it strikes 9pm.. Happy watching Times now

$ree!@th@ said...

heyyy... I totally agree with you and follow almost the same routine as yours to see him.. his confidence, his direct attack on politicians, his way of silencing the rubbish.. its above all..cheers to u who dedicated this blog to him :)

God's Special one said...

Well....I work with Times Now and Honestly i never liked him till the time I worked with him!! I think Editors are meant to be hated (be it any genre- they have their idiosyncrasies) cause they address High pressure ISSUES!!! In today's World's our minds are too stressed to actually understand the gravity of issues these editors talk about (barring a few)!! I have had the honor of working with some eminent editors in the print industry and I am learning more about Arnab Goswami day by day!! Let's face it... Whether one likes him or not...You cant IGNORE him. That's the job of a Journalist. To be resourceful and take a bloody stand!!! Sometimes it is difficult to work with people who themselves deal with high pressed issues but hey they are addressing bigger issues than us addressing on a blog here!! So here is a 'Cheers' to the Fraternity (Good editors - and there are quite a few around) to keep working for the bigger cause. It's our problem if we personally like their style of presenting or programming or not!!! The Point is issues are Being addressed and brought to Notice which is what India needs. Having said that, he's doing a good Job!!

Dr. usha kapuria said...

samira you are lovely even i love arnab he is fantstic the news world is dead for me since he disappeared from times now i feel depressed he was the only voice who fearlessly hit the bull in the eye i only hope he is safe he is just like a son to me may god bless him

Nupur Srivastava said...

WOW....Nameera....I appreciate your love and respect for him....I too am a big time fan of AG...he is like that bold, polite and not so sophisticated.His reasoning takes my heart!! :) :D

Kritika said...

Heya! I so loved reading the post!:) I too have the biggest crush on A.G! His high level of intellect makes him so desirable! <3

Maithili's Food World said...

hmmmm Truely agree with all of u he is such a darling..After a tiring day if u just hear his voice then u feel so relaxed...love u Arnab

babuaachary said...

i thought i am the one person who likes his style and dailoge delivery and all other things he doing , hahaha , now i am happy , there are more people here like me , realy happy now , he is truly talented person ,

priyankapatil5690 said...

i recently attended a session where in my college where A.G. was the main speaker...and maaahhnn..i am stunned,awestruck and i love him all the more..he even answered a few of our questions..that guy is bloody awesome!!!! <3

Su said...

Omg! are you serious? Or am I missing Sarcasm in your post!!
I think he is the only journalist to have so many hate blogs and hate clubs!
He is easily the stupidest and most annoying News anchor!

Arpita Talapatra said...

Hi Dear Nameera, I read your blog almost every day. I am a craze fan of Him as well. Sometime I can not sleep whole night as I keep thinking about Him. I finally find someone like minded. Please do not change.

Arpita

Arpita Talapatra said...

Dear Nameera, there is one another reason that I find Arnab the hotest. He handles all the women related issues in such a sensitive way. The way he addressed the women viewers on the Asaram Bapu case, is really excellent. He is sharp, blunt and daring, yet responsible in each comment. I really love and respect him. Also you know, sometimes I start blushing when the camera focuses in his face. One request, please keep writing more blogs on him. Bye- Arpita, Kolkata.

devleena said...

hey cheers!!! all i would say we are competitors.i love him. and reading your blog was like self talking. al those who sat u need treatment can never understand freaks like us!!!

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Blogger Raksha said...

Hi Nameera :) I came across your blogpost while Google-searching for Arnab!Yes,I recently started taking an English news channel-TimesNow so seriously..all thanks to Mr.Arnab--(and i love your reference to him as 'A.G.')Its a very well written post on India's darling journalist & it echoes my thoughts about him as well..& as others hv commented on this post befor,I am delighted to find that inspite of so many people criticising AG's style of anchoring,there are people like us who crazily love him the way he is!Please do keep writing more about AG..By the way,one more proof of how insecure people feel due to Arnab's and TimesNow's well-deserved success,is Mr.Rajdeep Sardesai's tweets nowadays;he indirectly criticises Arnab,as if he is an 'Arnab hate-monger'..he sounds so desperate!..and majority of the comments on those tweets are from AG fans which add to Mr.Sardesai's misery!!AG is not on twitter yet,but his fans are there to answer for him :) ..Regards
--Raksha.