Thursday, June 12, 2008

Television Addiction

For decades the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan resisted the lure of modern media.But after many inhabitants complained that they could not watch the 1998 World cup soccer tournament,the government introduced television in 1999.Now people can view 40 channels and are already addicted to Hollywood movies and Indian soap operas, says a report from Bhutan.Instead of sitting together singing and talking as they used to,families gather to watch TV.One woman laments having little time for anything else anymore-including prayer.