Lots new is happening on TV

From re-launching Life OK as Star Bharat with inspiring new stories, to the comeback of popular actors and reality shows, to adapting a Turkish show and TEDx format for TV, the channels have lots to offer in terms of fresh content, says Sangeeta Yadav After debuting with Dil Dariya, Fauji, Circus and hosting shows like India Poochega Sabse Shaana…

KBC: Short, Swish & Spanking new

From introducing the new lifeline Jodidaar, a play-along feature through which viewers play live alongside, converting phone-a-friend to video-a-friend and bringing the real superheroes on the hot seat, KBC this time is shorter with just 30 episodes and very slick. SANGEETA YADAV reports from Mumbai From making people’s dreams come true to becoming a crorepati, to inspiring…

God of small screen

Most TV channels today have a mythological show on air. The reason is simple — to connect with viewers by creating a link between stories they have heard while growing up with a more seamless narrative that they can watch. SANGEETA YADAV studies this new trend Back in 1987, Sundays were spent watching Ramayan. All household chores would…

Reality on the streets

            As Colors goes street-hunting for talent with its ambitious India Banega Manch reality show, SANGEETA YADAV talks to the hosts to fathom how big this one really is There are no judges to score you up, no voting lines for contestants to plead for thumbs-up, no recordings, no nonsense…

Love with a twist

Romance is in the air on the small screen with shows projecting different shades of love, twists and turns and unusual pairing. SANGEETA YADAV speaks to the scriptwriters about the trend From contract marriages to love triangles to overweight people falling in love, to mature love stories and even misfits romancing, viewers are in for…

Fantastic four

SANGEETA YADAV talks to the top four contestants of Rising Star whose good vocals and determination have brought them to the grand finale which will crown one of them tonight Living my second life as a singer For 28-year-old Army Officer Vikramjeet Singh, singing was a pastime which turned into passion. As an amateur, he…