One-line sort of arguments are resulting in language extremism says Prasoon Joshi

Vastavam web: Censor board chairman Prasoon Joshi on Sunday took a dig at television debates, saying “byte-based, one-line sort of arguments are resulting in language extremism”.The noted lyricist-poet said the country will have to find a new way to listen to the arguments and also win them.The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief was participating in an interactive session during the ‘India Ideas Conclave 2017’, an initiative of the India Foundation.

“So many times you look at the people in the arguments and you will feel they are helpless,” he said, referring to the contemporary debates on news channels.Such debaters believe they know the structure and lexicon of arguments and are hence better placed to win them, the 46-year-old Padma Shri award winner said.”So the people who are not trained to argue, their voices are not heard in the whole ecosystem. Even before they formulate the argument, you have dismissed them. I think the people trained in (making) arguments are taking undue advantage,” Joshi rued.