Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicKaun Banega Crorepati

Topic: Kaun Banega Crorepati

When a lightman referred to Amitabh Bachchan as ‘bhagwan’ during a shoot

In 'A Place in My Heart', Anupama Chopra gives an insight into what it means to be both a fan and a critic in Bollywood.

Why Indians trust Amitabh Bachchan in a world divided by Taliban and TV anchors

Ravish Kumar is trusted by one set of people, Arnab Goswami by another. But everyone can watch an episode of Amitabh Bachchan’s KBC.

BJP MLA seeks police action against Amitabh Bachchan over KBC question on Manusmriti

The KBC episode question annoyed some netizens who accused the show of running a 'leftist propaganda', while others said it hurt Hindu sentiments.

This 2001 winner of Kaun Banega Crorepati is now the SP of Gujarat’s Porbandar

Ravi Mohan Saini, the 33 year-old IPS officer, says implementation of lockdown in Porbandar and maintaining law and order would be his top priority in the new role.

How Supreme Court saved Kaun Banega Crorepati from Rs 1 crore penalty

The penalty dates back to 2008, when KBC broadcaster Star India and sponsor Bharti Airtel were held guilty of ‘unfair trade practices’.

Believe it or not — Amitabh Bachchan’s baritone voice was rejected by All India Radio

Mrinal Sen's Bhuvan Shome not only launched the ‘art’ cinema movement, but it also launched the career of Amitabh Bachchan — ironies never cease to exist.

Sony apologises for KBC question ‘disrespecting’ Chhatrapati Shivaji after Twitter row erupts

Hashtags like #BoycottSonyTV and #Boycott_KBC_SonyTV were trending on Twitter after users alleged Sony TV had insulted Shivaji Maharaj by referring to him without his title.

On KBC, Amitabh Bachchan asks about pressure cooker, and media puts Chidambaram in it

Is Chidambaram ‘underground somewhere?’ asked India Today, sniffing a good chase. ‘CBI returns empty-handed’ lamented Aaj Tak, sounding disappointed.

How popular TV show Kaun Banega Crorepati became an agenda-setting exercise

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

How KBC and Big B killed a good show with wife jokes and inane questions

From a much-loved show, Kaun Banega Crorepati became an agenda-setting exercise.

On Camera

YourTurn

Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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