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Managing the Idiot Box

Finally, I would like to share my own example. I have a full time (24 x7) job as a Chief of Corporate Communications of Rourkela Steel Plant. This in effect means that I am the spokesperson of around 18,000 employees. Plus I am writer by passion and have been quite prolific over the years. Almost in every conversation or interview I am asked how I manage the time. “I don’t socialize much. And more importantly I have restricted my tryst with the idiot box to around 30-45 minutes a day. I don’t miss much and I save a lot of time which I can devote to my writing,” is my answer.

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Ramendra Kumar (Ramen) is an award-winning writer for children and young adults with 27 books to his name. He also dabbles in satire, poetry, fiction and travelogues. His writings have been translated into several Indian and foreign languages and showcased in many text books and anthologies. Ramen is a much sought after inspirational speaker and storyteller. An Engineer and an MBA, Ramen is working as Chief of Communications, Rourkela Steel Plant, Odisha. You can visit Ramen's website www.ramendra.in

2 thoughts on “Managing the Idiot Box

  1. Kritika Srinivasan

    You are absolutely right Ramen. This holds true for adults as well. The day we cut down on TV time is the day we find time for so much more – reading, exercise, talking to people….. from my own experience I find that I am able to pack in so much more than someone who watches TV. In fact, in my home, the remote control is safely tucked away in a drawer whereas books are always to hand in all rooms and on every surface! :)


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