How to Win a Reality Show: Forget Your Talent, Surrender Your Dignity

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How to Win a Reality Show: Forget Your Talent, Surrender Your Dignity

Illustration: Sushant Ahire

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ecently, Nishant Kaushik, an author who lives in Australia, took to Twitter to share his harrowing experience at auditioning for Indian Idol, a reality TV show for singers. In the post that went viral, Kaushik wrote about queuing up for the audition in Mumbai for more than 12 hours with no facilities, witnessing participants praising the show on camera after being lured with an early call to the judges’ room, and a blind man’s disability being exploited for TRPs.

In his rant, he summarised the ugly truth about reality shows that we are all aware of – they are far from real.

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