National award winning lyricist, comedian and writer, Varun Grover took the stage at the 2019 Sahitya Aaj Tak literature festival. Organised by the news channel, Aaj Tak, Varun decided to speak about social issues, his stand on politics, and everything about the news channel that bothers him.
From the debate topics the channel picks, to the lack of importance given to national issues worth bringing up, like poverty and pollution, Varun called them out for it all.
Varun Grover talking about Aaj Tak at Aaj Tak’s stage Infront of Aroon Purie. 😆😆 #LashkarENoida— Tempest (@ColdCigar) November 2, 2019
(h/t Aajtak) pic.twitter.com/32SBZw2Bye
Varun broke down the debate topics Hindi news channels pick up and stated that out of 202 debates, 80 were centered around Pakistan and not the issues that actually threaten our country.
Berozgari pe 0 debates hue hain pichle 3-4 mahine main. Health pe, education pe, infrastructure pe, mahila ki safety pe, 0 debate hua hai.
After this video went viral on Twitter, users on the platform begin praising Varun for his candid nature.
A legend we don’t even deserve. @varungrover you are God sent.— Siddharth Patni (@aageSeLeftLelo) November 2, 2019
Bhai majak k liye thik hai ..sach me sare channel ka yahi hal hai ..Desh ko pichhe le ja rahe media wale— Ashutosh Kumar Gupta (@Ashutos26265826) November 2, 2019
Exactly.. Our media is silent on these important issues like pmc, unemployment.. Whenever i have seen they are busy with unimportant issues— Krittika (@KrittikaDas6) November 3, 2019
He is just amazing..!!— Naresh Ku Sharma (@NNaresh034) November 2, 2019
My respect for @varungrover increases by each passing day— arpit tibrewal (@kukkkuu) November 2, 2019
As a person from Kanpur I want to thank @varungrover for pointing out about the pollution in Kanpur at #SahityaAajTak19. The air quality in Kanpur is worse than Delhi and it’s not seasonal.— gaurav tripathi گورو تریپاٹھی (@gaathiwrites) November 3, 2019
Watch the complete video here
Trust Varun Grover to call out media channels for irresponsible reporting!