Television

  • Laugh out loud

    Voice Over |  Rajen Garabadu
    Stress is the ultimate leveller. No one is free from it. In the world we live, it touches the lives of each and every one,...

  • Why is TV so loud?

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    Every evening when I switch on the television, I am confronted with loud noise. Be it a television serial or a news program, the noise...

  • Manufacturing outrage may be good for TRPs but not for journalism

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    One has come to expect a certain kind of shrillness from Times Now's Arnab Goswami but his efforts at manufacturing outrage on Newshour on Tuesday...

  • Telling truth to power

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    With each new episode of Satyamev Jayate - actor Aamir Khan's 13-part television show - comes a welter of debate. Every episode trends on the...

  • Attention all cheflings!

    Delhi Musings |  Shormishtha Panja
    Have any of you been watching the TV series Junior MasterChef Australia (Star World, 9 pm)? It is sponsored by Tourism Australia which has taken...

  • The Aamir way versus the Anna way

    Excess Baggage |  Shiv Visvanathan
    Democracy is always inventive, exploiting mediums to create fresh theatre. It seems to create new sites for protest, new forms of dialogue, and new ways...

  • Satyamev Jayate : Is the issue the star?

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The social awareness overdrive that has been created by the Satyamev Jayate is remarkable. The superstar effect seems to have worked with the masses, at...

  • Of Satyamev Jayate and why we fail to address social issues

    Youth ki awaaz |  Anshul Tewari
    Last Sunday started in a rather unusual way. Aamir Khan, in his show Satyamev Jayate, exposed a grim reality of the world's largest democracy. His...

  • What happened to Rajesh Khanna?

    Pentaprism |  Rohit Vats
    I am assuming that most of us have seen the new Rajesh Khanna fan commercial by now. Isn't it fascinating to see Rajesh Khanna performing...

  • Rushdie row: fought on TV, by the mullahs

    Afsar's Take |  Afsar Ahmad
    For the last few days, Salman Rushdie is in the news. Some are speaking in his favour and some against. A controversy is on. His...

  • The Swamy of Reality TV

    Chanakya's Chant |  Ashwin Sanghi
    This week, Panditji observes that there isn't much difference between political life and reality TV shows... both are equally absurd. ...

  • Of media and media 'ethics'

    In Sync |  Trupti Rane
    What will you do if you see a man on fire? Will you save him or will you just keep the camera rolling? I was...

  • Watching TV on your mobile

    Connect |  Jaimon Joseph
    Many people I've met say they'd never want to watch TV on a tiny cell phone screen. I'm actually quite kicked by the idea. It's...

  • The 'EQ' story: entirely questionable!

    Tech It Out |  Rati Chaudhary
    After covering Science and Technology for five years, I recently moved to CNN-IBN's show Citizen Journalist. It is a show about citizens actively taking up...

  • With the power vested in you

    ON THE ROCKS: No Watering Down |  Ipsita Shome
    I didn't know Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros personally. Nor did I jump on the Libyan Armageddon to understand the stretch of what is going...

  • High Five

    Voice Over |  Rajen Garabadu
    CNN-IBN is now 5 years old. Unlike most new-born babies, those of us who were present during the launch of the channel didn't get to...

  • Reality Bites

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    Who's your favourite star? A long, long time ago, in a galaxy not too far away - let's call it the Nineties - it would've...

  • My letter to the insaaf called Rakhi Sawant

    Anushree's Space |  Anushree Bhaumik
    Dear Rakhi, How are you doing? Last week again dragged you in a controversy that I know you didn't want to be ...