I was watching a ‘reality show’ titled Citizen Journalist in a Malayalam TV channel. The participant, a young man reported on a colony of adivasis. Supported by effective visuals he showed the deprivation in the area and the utter despair in the life of the people. Strangely the local M.L.A had no knowledge of the area. The people, though poor in every respect, knew that they were remembered only at the time of elections. They knew nothing of their rights. Two of the judges of the show profusely appreciated the young man’s efforts.