Sunday, 26 June, 2022

Topic: television

Not just Layer’r Shot—Indian brands are banking on ‘spit and run’ publicity

The low cost and high impact strategy is fast becoming the go-to for brands looking to establish themselves in a saturated market.

Young women to grandmothers, why everyone is watching ‘Anupama’, forget the hiccups

Anupama on StarPlus has become one of the highest-rated Hindi shows in recent times and has nearly 600 episodes.

EA’s FIFA wasn’t just a PC game. It gave birth to a generation of football fans in India

FIFA title represented a culture around football. Something beyond the 90-minute match, especially when you were thousands of miles away from the roaring arenas.

‘Nationalist’ snakes, progressive values: why Naagin 6, Anupamaa are dominating Hindi TV

Women still rule Hindi TV but their roles have drastically changed. Anupamaa and Naagin 6 might be poles apart, but it shows an interesting trend.

Shark Tank has a winning formula. And it’s taken over TV primetime from soap operas

Such has been the impact of the Shark Tank India that BoAt co-founder Aman Gupta’s “hum bhi bana lenge" has even made it to Zomato’s Twitter page.

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.

Thank god for Netflix and Vir Das. India’s craving comedy and satire, but TVs are a no-go

Clearly, producers and channels know something we don’t — that Indians don’t watch TV to be amused or elevated.

BPL, India’s former favourite TV brand is making a comeback. Thanks to Reliance

Launched in 1963, BPL had its peak in the '90s, when the company was selling more than a million TV sets in India a month.

Bigg Boss 13 winner, actor Sidharth Shukla dies of heart attack at 40

Shukla had starred in several television shows but became a household name with 'Balika Vadhu'. He had made his Bollywood debut in 2014 with 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania'.

Govt amends Cable TV Network Rules to redress complaints against content of programmes

The new rules stipulate a three-layer mechanism — self-regulation by broadcasters, self-regulation by self-regulating bodies and an oversight mechanism by the central government.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.