Sunday, 23 January, 2022

Topic: Doordarshan

Flop Show — Jaspal Bhatti’s 1989 satire spared no one, and the common Indian loved it

The satire in Jaspal Bhatti’s Flop Show, which made a comeback during the lockdown last year, remains relevant three decades later. And its comedy is still (largely) just as funny.

No fake conflict, no Aryan Khan, no noise – a new ‘news’ channel like no other

Sansad TV is a harp back to the Doordarshan era. It’s simple but not simplistic.

Why AIR & Doordarshan’s revenue from PM Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ fell by 90% in the last 3 yrs

Data available with Rajya Sabha shows revenue earned for Mann Ki Baat — generated through ads — was Rs 10.64 crore in 2017-18, but dipped to Rs 1.02 crore in 2020-21.

No fake accounts — Prasar Bharati’s new social media code of conduct for contractual staff

The new code by Prasar Bharati also says that the employees cannot post personal views on official social media platforms of the organisation.

‘For India’s point of view’ — Modi govt to launch BBC World-like DD International channel

With Modi govt facing global flak over its Covid handling, Prasar Bharati last week set in motion the process for getting pvt players to prepare a detailed project report for the channel.

Actor Richa Chadha calls out DD’s consulting editor, Kapil Mishra for misogynistic tweets

In a tweet Wednesday, Ashoka Shrivastava, senior consulting editor with Doordarshan, had made remarks about an advertisement featuring actors Richa Chadha, Swara Bhaskar and Sunny Leone.

Prasar Bharati income nearly halved in 3 yrs over govt ad cut, pro bono campaigns: MPs’ panel

The Parliamentary panel says Prasar Bharati needs to make more efforts to monetise content available with the organisation in order to generate revenues.

Jingle, articles, TV shows — Modi govt’s big plan to publicise 1st toy fair for local industry

Multimedia campaign will include new jingle, articles in newspapers, interviews & discussions on state-owned broadcasters. Private FM channels will be engaged too.

Pakistan is DD, AIR’s 2nd-largest online audience as Prasar Bharati records 100% digital growth

Channels across Doordarshan and Akashvani clocked over a billion digital views and over 6 billion digital watch minutes in 2020, I&B Ministery has said.

Doordarshan stops telecast of popular animated series criticised for ‘mocking’ saints

Airing of Sheikh Chilli and Friendz was stopped Friday. Prasar Bharati officials say the show was going to end in the third week of December & the remaining episodes were repeats of past episodes.

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.