Saturday, 1 October, 2022


Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne: India’s Walter Mitty and a popular political tool

The Doordarshan show about an adventurous daydreamer made Raghubir Yadav a star.

When ’90s kids were getting drawn to cola, this Doodh ad made drinking milk cool again

When children wanted soft drinks & adults thought they didn't need milk, 'Doodh Doodh Doodh Doodh' jingle reminded them milk was still important, & fun.

Udaan — DD series on life of DGP Kanchan Chaudhary inspired an entire generation of women

India's first woman DGP India's first woman DGP Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, the inspiration for Doordarshan’s popular show Udaan, has left behind a large legacy.

Bajaj Tempo Matador: The camper van with a cult following

From featuring in Bollywood films to being acquired by vintage car collectors, the classic Matador lives on in popular culture and imagination.

Forhan’s, the toothpaste that took care of a generation’s pearly whites

A bitter toothpaste that left a generation of Indians with sweet memories.

Konark, the TV that came with its own stand, and put Odisha on the map

Like the Konark Temple in Odisha, Konark TV too faced its ruin at the hand of foreign 'invaders' post-liberalisation.

Before Karan Johar & Simi Garewal, Tabassum’s show brought celebrities into our living rooms

Tabassum’s Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan ran for a staggering 21 years on Doordarshan.

The sarkari cola: How Janata govt launched its own fizzy drink after Coca-Cola left in 1977

Unofficially known as ‘sarkari cola’ or ‘satattar’, Double Seven was manufactured and marketed by the govt-owned makers of Modern breads.

Post-Babri, this DD programme showed a vibrant, secular India to home & the world

Over the years, the show covered both news and entertainment in a style similar to a weekly magazine.

Roz khao ande: When a pro-egg campaign was a hit with Indian vegetarians

The 1980s campaign pitched egg as a fun food, and told Indians how they could make several dishes out of it.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.