Ulta Pulta
Moment of lie
Jaspal Bhatti

THE TV show Sach ka Samna has become an instant hit, as millions of people are watching it just to see to what extent can a contestant speak the truth. Is it so that truth has become such a rarity in todayís society that people actually want to see it on TV? "Bhai saab aaj maine ek aadmi ko TV par sach bolte dekha." The other reason behind its popularity may be that the host asks embarrassing and obscene questions and viewers like obscene things. When some people approached the court, the court said, "Switch off your TV mister if you donít like it, or change the channel. Moral policing is not our job."

I donít know if politicians are going to appear on the show or not, because they are so adept at telling lies that most people would believe it to be true.

Their tragedy is that if they ever speak the truth, the public would always doubt them. Mark Twain once said, "When in doubt, tell the truth." This means normally most people thrive on the power of lies. Those who are involved in big scams are quite capable of deceiving the lie detectors and the narco-analysts. One more reality show could be designed on the concept of trying to fool the lie detectors or polygraph machines. The viewers might wait more eagerly for the moment of lie.

A bus full of politicians crashed into a ditch in the countryside. A farmer living nearby rushed to the site. Realizing they were all politicians, he buried them. The next day the police asked him, "You buried them all. Were they all dead?" The farmer said, "Some of them were saying they were not, but they were politicians. How could I believe them?"