Saturday, August 16, 2008

Nice article

On Wednesday, on my flight back from Calcutta I read a great piece in the WSJ section of Mint. After Michael Phelps seventh medal today, the article helps you understand a facet of swimming most casual observers would not know. It seems like we have a decent chance in boxing thanks to the Bhiwani brigade. And I still maintain that Doordarshan Sports needs serious help, their quality of programming during the Olympics has been dismal. This is not the 1980's anymore, then again jumps into modernity - a la Balaji Telefilms' insane view of the Mahabharat are not exactly recommended viewing either. I mean that serial is like Gurgaon Modern architectecture (something that DLF seems intent on spreading across the country - I saw some DLF monstrosity at Rajarhat in Calcutta) - and so much for DLF construction standards.
It appears that the I&B Ministry has issued a notice to MTV's Splitsvilla for deginrating women and IBN7 for spreading rumours of religious events. Weirdly enough, and I'm no prude when it comes to things, Splitsvilla is an awful show, but then again, PRDM is a prude and I was curious to see how long MTV could get away by pushing the boundaries. s for IBN7, well, that channel needs help, and if takes the I&B ministry to help them, so be it!


Anonymous said...

Purely on production values, I think Balaji's Mahabharat smokes any other TV series in India today. Forgive the over-the-top acting and you're left with an excellent product. Remember, you are talking about the single most engrossing story ever that this country has.

Come to think of it, you guys would've panned anything that Ekta does. Thank God she doesn't care much.

thalassa_mikra said...

And the names, good heavens the names! Beverly, Regency, Hamilton, Windsor!

Seriously, there isn't a more craven and wannabe class in the entire world than the Indian nouveau riche (well, maybe the Chinese nouveau riche can give us a run for our money)

thalassa_mikra said...

Hello Ekta, is that you? Or should I say Kkkkkkkkekta?