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Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, the middle-class comedy that gave Doordarshan loyal fans for life

Directed by Kundan Shah, Manjul Sinha & Raman Kumar, the show was based on the stories of Hindi writer Sharad Joshi.

Big Babol, India’s beloved bubblegum that came with the quirkiest commercials

Launched in India in 1994, Big Babol, the 'bade kaam ki cheez', became a hit with its wacky commercials and gifts slipped into packaging.
Reema Lagoo in a still from Marathi film Sinhasan | Photo via Film History Pics on Twitter

Reema Lagoo was so much more than just Bollywood’s favourite mother

Known for her maternal roles in some of Hindi cinema's biggest hits, Reema Lagoo also made her mark on the Hindi and Marathi stage and screen.
Nimki Vidhayak

What’s common between Kejriwal and Nimki Vidhayak? Both swear by Hanuman

Nimki Vidhayak, aired on Star Bharat, stood out in a cast of TV shows that feature a galaxy of young women characters overdressed and under-employed.
PM Narendra Modi releases butterflies at the Butterfly Park on the occasion of his 69th birthday, in Kevadia | PTI

Not Howdy Modi, Indian TV channels were busy eating cake & saying HBD Modi

As the Modi birthday festivities wound up, Zee News found a Pakistan ‘kabootar’ with a mysterious phone number on its back.
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Media-bashing as a political strategy works for Modi. The opposition could use it too

The first step to countering the negative media narrative against the opposition must be to question the media itself.
Zee News anchor Sudhir Chaudhary | Screenshot

What economic slowdown, Zee News & India TV are busy giving tips on surviving nuclear attacks

According to self-appointed nuclear expert, TV anchor Sudhir Chaudhary, the best way to protect yourself is to stand stark naked under a cold shower.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.
Arnab Goswami | YouTube screengrab

Few anchors bravely questioned Modi’s Kashmir move – Arnab Goswami was not one of them

After Amit Shah declared the abrogation of Article 370, Arnab Goswami said, ‘Congratulations to all of us’ on behalf of all of us.
Rahul Gandhi at Parliament House| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

With no Rahul or Congress, Times Now & India Today are being forced to ask questions of BJP

Come back Rahul – Zee, ABP, Republic, Times now need you like India needs rain.

On Camera

File photo | Sushant Singh Rajput | Facebook/SushantSinghRajput

Nepotistic privilege should be a matter of social shame. It holds India back

Woke young millennials should start looking down upon friends who take the easy route of following up on their parents’ careers.
Representational image of Union finance ministry | ANI

Economy showing signs of recovery but pandemic may affect business climate: Finance Ministry

Improved kharif sowing, pick-up in electricity and petrol consumption, and higher freight movement indicate green shoots in the economy, ministry report stated.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

PLA troops ‘completely move out’ of Galwan as India-China head towards total disengagement

India and China have begun a second attempt at disengagement in Ladakh after a 61-day stand-off along the western sector of the LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.