In December 2006, I went to Hyderabad to be part of a rather strange venture. My memory of this silly adventure is fading away, what I vaguely remember is that a man behind an Orkut group called, Bharat Udaya Mission floored me with amazingly big talk about his big mission for human kind and … Continue reading How I Picked Up The Habit of Binge Watching And Why I Love It
A father training his daughters to win sports medals may not be a revolutionary idea everywhere, but it is one in a state like Haryana.
Writing this in lightening speed. Gotta keep my followers updated on what's happening in life even though my hands are too full for blogging. For the last 3 days all I am doing is lying under my favourite Portico sheets and telling myself "So much work to do" but not getting up and doing them. … Continue reading Hugh Laurie is Getting A Star I Am Not Invited and Other Stories
The talk show host having an air of subtle arrogance, a smug smile on his face, interviewing his guest without enough background research and a habit of cutting the guests sentences abruptly jumping to another question...These were some of the sexy features introduced to the genre of talk shows by the legendary Larry King. His … Continue reading The Connection Between Hugh Laurie and Larry King
In my previous post, I was wondering if Aamir Khan is brave enough to take up the issue of LGBT rights in the 3rd episode of Season 3 of Satyamev Jayate. Turned out he is indeed that brave. The topic was homosexuality and freedom of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community from the discriminatory law … Continue reading Freedom For LGBT – Satyamev Jayate’s 3rd epi season 3 – Indeed Aamir is brave enough
What is the topic of the next episode? It cannot possibly be homosexuality can it? Aamir Khan is not that brave yet. Or is he?
Self styled censorship and moral policing on TV just boils my blood. The other day they censored the word 'sex' and blurred out a woman's cleavage in the film Queen. On VH1 they routinely censor the most harmless everyday language and scenes. In a song by Maroon 5 (Maps) they blurred out the face of … Continue reading Self styled censorship and moral policing on Indian TV
What have I got myself into? An online war where Facebook is taking sides with my enemy and punishing me arbitrarily. The fight is rather insignificant and juvenile, mere rivalry between the fans of a Bengali TV show Ishti Kutum. But what has been revealed through this is that Facebook is UNFAIR and BIASED. They … Continue reading The Ishti Kutum war – Archi Baha fans v. Kamalika fans – A very real war with Facebook taking sides
Star Jalsha’s mega serial Ishti Kutum recently bagged several awards at the Star Jalsha Parivaar Awards 2013, including Best Show. A total of 9 out of 17 awards have been won in the mainstream award categories by the show. The leading pair Archi-Baha both got two awards each, which is a record of sorts, Archi … Continue reading Archisman Mukherjee of Ishti Kutum made a dent in the universe
Note: This post is about the Bengali TV serial Ishti Kutum. If you are not a follower of the show, please follow the posts on category archives for context.Dear Madam,These days on Star Jalsha, promos of the forthcoming Star Jalsha Parivaar Awards 2013 have started making rounds. In that we see you and actor Ronita … Continue reading An open letter to Ankita Chakraborty, actor playing Kamalika Majumdar (Mun) on award winning Star Jalsha mega serial Ishti Kutum
How does a typical Indian middle class joint family deal with a divorce? With paranoia, hypocrisy double standards and melodrama. As exposed through the story of Ishti Kutum - the Mukherjee family is shattered on hearing the DIVORCE word from Archi. Broken marriage mean different thing for family’s sons and daughters. Ironically, the patriarch of Mukherjee family who is so concerned about Archi’s broken marriage and its effect on his family, have never uttered a single word regarding his own daughter’s estranged marriage. The legal position of both of Archi’s marriages, legal requirement of divorce and validity of Tribal marriage.
(Ishti Kutum is written and scripted by Leena Gangopadhay. The following is a narration of the story so far in order to set the context for my forthcoming analysis. Click here for Part 1 - Introduction to the Analysis) Archi, Baha and Mun - main protagonists Archisman Mukherjee (Archi), 29 is a renowned journalist, known for his honesty … Continue reading Ishti Kutum Star Jalsha megaseries – An in depth analysis Part 2 – The story so far
Latest episode marked a major shift in the story and the future of these lives and their relationships. It launched Ishti Kutum's TRP driven ‘divide and rule’ policy by creating two major camps among its audience and inducing fierce rivalry between them – the Archi-Mun camp and the Archi-Baha camp. My idea is to defend Archi-Baha and Archi the revolutionary hero.
On returning to Kolkata, he wrote a heart wrenching piece on Satya the hero and raised a storm. The ordinary people were overwhelmed by the truth of Satya's life. This man, Archisman Mukherjee today stands in front of a Satyakam who is determined to kill him. What happened, that after everything that Archi did for Satyakam this is how Satya pays back? - Ishti Kutum Analysis - Satya's patriarchal mindset and mixed up personal and political vendetta.
One of the biggest movie production company in Bollywood, Yash Raj Films (YRF) made a debut in the Indian Television Industry in partnership with Sony TV. Starting 1st Jan 2010, for three days in a week Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 hours 8 pm to 10 pm Sony TV will go red (the brand colour … Continue reading Yash Raj Films brings some freshness to Indian television
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when I say 'Khatron ke Khiladi' in a post which is categorised as Bollywood? Who else but arguably one of the most dashing, sexy and bravest action hero in Bollywood, Akshay Kumar. Right? But, its time to think out of the box now. For one, … Continue reading Khatron Ke Gorgeous Khiladi