Shinjini

  • Reality Bites: Rebuked show participant reveals all September 18, 2008

    New Delhi: In India, talent shows on TV are putting children in danger of too much exposure and harsh criticism. Shinjini Sengupta - a teenager who was partially paralysed after she was rebuked and humiliated on national television by reality show judges - speaks for the first time after recovery...
  • Panel suggests guidelines to protect kids in reality TV September 18, 2008

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has now made a move that could stop children below 16 years from participating in reality shows. It is one of the recommendations put together by the Child Rights Commission to shield underage children participating in reality shows. The trigger...
  • Reality TV stress: Schools gear for counselling sessions July 15, 2008

    Kolkata: The school authorities in Kolkata have requested parents to seek counseling before pushing their children into reality shows. In a pre-emptive measure to tackle stress levels in children, the school authorities are planning counselling sessions. This comes after the tragic episode of Shinjini Sengupta, who crumpled on the sets of...
  • Forum: Reality TV and regulation July 15, 2008

    After Kolkata teen Shinjini Sengupta collapsed on the sets of a Reality TV dance show, some schools in the city are now introducing a preemptive measure to tackle stress levels in children. The clause states that parents must consult school authorities before allowing their children to participate in such shows....
  • Reality show participant ill due to too much pressure July 2, 2008

    Bangalore: Sixteen-year-old Shinjini Sengupta sparked off a nationwide debate on the pressures that reality TV shows are putting on children. Her parents claimed that she was paralysed by depression after a reality TV show judge apparently rejected her. Now, the producer of the show, Dhoom Machale, Kaustuv Ray says they...
  • Show producers to pay for rebuked girl's treatment July 1, 2008

    Bangalore: Shinjini Sengupta, the 16-year-old who was paralysed after apparently being rebuked by a reality show judge, is responding to stimuli. Hospital sources add that Shinjini has begun recognising her visitors as well. Earlier on Tuesday, the producer of the show on which Shinjini was a contestant - Kaustuv Ray...
  • Special: Reality (TV) bites | 30 Minutes: Catch'em young June 29, 2008

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Sixteen-year-old Shinjini is struggling to cope with depression in a Bangalore hospital after allegedly being rebuked by a judge on a TV reality show. The shocked family is crying foul. So is this the price talented youngsters must pay of fame? Are reality shows really about talent hunt or...
  • Tell us: Reality shows bring out talent or pressurise kids? June 29, 2008

    Debate on this issue and watch a special show with Bhupen Chaubey on CNN-IBN at 8 pm tonight. ...
  • Teen paralysed after participating in TV show June 28, 2008

    New Delhi: A teenager slipped into depression and rendered paralysed taking part in a reality TV show. Sixteen-year-old Shinjini, who hails from Kolkata, had taken part in a popular dance competition aired on a Bengali TV channel. One of the show’s judges rebuked her ‘poor performance.’ Unable to cope with the humiliation,...