Globalisation and the market-driven media are often mentioned in the same breath to suggest that each is feeding off the other. And the well known Kannada writer Dr Chandrashekhar Kambar did so at the presentation of the Sahitya Akademi prizes in Bidar on Tuesday terming media houses as agents of consumerism.
The media has fuelled the growth of a “disposable society”. “After getting used to use-and-throw toothbrushes and pens and machines, we have reached a stage where even family relationships have become disposable,” he said.
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