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Jhappi-pappi and all

Farrukh Dhondy recalls the Bhartiya Janta Party’s election victory of 2014, which he watched unfold on television when h...

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The Indian Screen: Myth and Reality

Farrukh Dhondy traces the evolution of Indian storytelling from early days, when stories travelled by word-of-mouth, to now, a...

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Down with Dowry!

Film historian Dhruv Somani looks back at a clutch of Bollywood films, which gutsily dealt with the evils of the dowry system....

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Television and beyond

The recent BARC ratings place KBC at Numero Uno position amidst a fierce ratings war in a multi-channel environment…but it wasn’t always like this.

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Ekta Kapoor, Still A Pioneer

I am Ekta Kapoor’s ardent detractor for the OTT melodramas she has filled living rooms across India at prime time. Sure shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu thi have...

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TV's Top 5 That Get It Right

Prime Time showcases a number of shows on premier channels. During the crowded three hour band, a few have had a really long innings and are still going strong. It’s ...

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True Review TV - Oh, The Fickle Viewers!

As Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane wraps up in mid-August, one hopes for a dignified end. The show is being unceremoniously guided out because viewers in the interiors don?t id...

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True Review TV - Medical Drama, A Genre On The Rise

As Life OK?s game changer Mahakumbh- Ek Rahasaya, Ek Kahani has wound up to a logical end, the channel has lined up a new show to take on the 8 pm slot -- Roshni, ??a medic...

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FIVE ACTORS, FIVE ROLES

Watching Seema Biswas in Maha Kumbh: Ek Rahasaya, Ek Kahani?...? as Mai Mui, Rudra?s surrogate mother, a thought occurred that it was too trivial a role for an actor who is...

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SAAS BAHU AND TRADITION

??India lives in her villages,? is a quote attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. ?This isn't the exact quote, though. Gandhiji actually wrote, ?India is not Calcutta and Bombay. In...

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