Sunday, 23 January, 2022
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Topic: TV

Daisy Dee bra ad a hoorah for Indian TV commercials. Just hope a minister isn’t offended

If offended, minister Narottam Mishra only needs to look at the ads for male undergarments that adorn our TV screens. Or just ask Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kaushal, or Varun Dhawan.

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.

Mystical Modi to migrating Jitin Prasada — News channels offer ‘real’ entertainment

Why watch ‘CID’ and ‘Crime Patrol’ when you can watch Mehul Choksi’s ‘Antics in Antigua and Dominica’ on prime time TV?

‘Corona jihad’ to ‘holy dip’ – India’s TV channels shocked at Kumbh but it’s no ‘human bomb’

News channels’ coverage of Haridwar continued to dip in and out of Kumbh Mela. But no channel called this a ‘human bomb’ or ‘corona warfare'.

Who holds the TV remote in India? Women give it up around 7 pm to men, study shows

A recent survey of urban Indian households showed that more and more Indian men are taking over the remote control — especially during primetime.

How Covid spelled doom for LGBTQI+ characters on TV

The GLAAD organisation, which includes creators like Shonda Shonda Rhimes, says Covid-19 may be partly to blame for the declining LGBTQI+ presence on TV.

Bollywood wives, matchmaking — 2020’s cringe binging scrapes Netflix, Amazon barrel

If you thought watching Roadies, Splitsvilla or Emotional Atyachar on TV was bad — we now have new online versions, though much better shot & strung together.

‘Drugwood’, ‘Umar Lobby Secret Tape’, ‘UPSC jihad’ — You aren’t watching news but masala TV

A reporter climbs Ladakh mountain, another asks a postman why he tore down Kangana Ranaut’s office, and yet another calls an FB session a ‘secret tape’. TV isn’t news anymore.

Aatma, autopsy, jadu—After Ayodhya, TV news went right back to magnificent Sushant obsession

As soon as the Ayodhya bhoomi pujan was done and PM Modi had spoken, news channels scuttled back to their favourite obsession — conspiracy theories about Sushant Singh’s death.

India pioneered TV education, but smartphone classes during Covid let down its poor students

Trauma faced by students for being able to afford smartphones and laptops for online classes could have been avoided if the govt implemented the DTH scheme.

On Camera

YourTurn

Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
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.

Defence

Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

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.
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