Karma for troubled Lotus FM
WHAT could one say about Lotus FM and its disgraced management and staff ? A million things, I presume.
The only public broadcaster that caters solely for the Indian community is in the doldrums once again. Is it the “chickens have come home to roost”, “the tip of the iceberg” or that “just opening a can of worms” has become the station’s pastime for many years?
I think it is karma – “what you sow you shall reap”. Management and staff at the station have been like crabs for years, dragging each other down.
Rumours of nepotism and favouritism have been the station’s issues for more than 25 years. Also, in the past 10 years there have been allegations of mental, sexual and verbal abuse. And guess who suffers? The listener. New DJs are allegedly offered jobs in exchange for sexual favours. This needs to be proved, because there is “no smoke without fire”. Who is fanning the flames, putting out fires or fighting fire with fire?
Some DJs are “crying wolf” while they are “running with the pack”, enjoying the company of management and all the perks.
The ones who faced the abuse for years and are scarred by the trauma must find justice and closure. The perpetrators must be brought to book and their allies exposed. NJ PRAKASH Westville