Points: the idiot box – television – a must in every home – most popular invention – indispensable piece of furniture – provides entertainment – news – sports – every economic – extremely informative – advantages – disadvantages.

The Television is one of the greatest and most popular inventions of man. Practically every home has a T.V. today. It provides entertainment 24 hours a day, everyday. It provides programmes that interest all age groups through its many channels. It keeps people from getting bored while at home very economically.

Apart from entertainment, the T.V. provides the cheapest means of education, information and news just for a few hundred rupees. The T.V. provides news, views, films, plays, serials, music, magic shows, cartoon films, circus shows, games, sports, religious programmes etc. The same amount would not suffice to go to a theatre to go and watch a single film. The T.V. is indeed a great boon to man.

Too much of anything is not good. So also T.V. watching should be done in moderation watching it just for a certain amount of time each day. Because of T.V. our other regular activities must not suffer. T.V. should be watched only after completion of any school home-work and studies. T.V. watching should not take up my games time which is essential to keep my body fit and healthy.

In short T.V. is and can be a great blessing in one’s life if one watches select programmes that will help him. He must watch the T.V. without letting it take away the time from other more important activities. It can became a curse if one allows oneself to become a T.V. Addict. The T.V. can be a very good servant as long as you are in full control. If one becomes its slave the T.V. becomes a very bad master.