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ART & CULTURE

 |  9-minute read
Dd, Malgudi days, Nostalgia, Doordarshan

When Doordarshan Dazzled: There was a time when it was the only TV channel in India, and it had sterling shows

The golden era of Indian television, the 1980s, which saw some of the finest shows, was marked by a mix of passion and intellect, coming to the fore on DD's screen.

VOICES

 |  8-minute read
Police, Doordarshan, Dantewada, Maoists

Dantewada: The perils of reporting, and working, in conflict areas

The fight against Maoist insurgents has killed several armed personnel. Yesterday, it killed a media professional too. We will only bear more losses with our own killing our own

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
Media, Bias, Modi government, Doordarshan

I'm surprised Modi, like Indira Gandhi, has ensured Doordarshan remains biased and boring

DD's biggest drawback has been the reluctance of successive governments to give it the independence.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Doordarshan, Independence Day, Chief Minister, Tripura

Read Tripura CM Manik Sarkar's Independence Day speech that was refused to air

The chief minister alleged that Doordarshan and All India Radio informed his office on August 14 that his speech would not be broadcast unless the content was changed.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Regional Languages, Doordarshan

Doordarshan broke regional barriers and united India

Audiences from across the country ended up becoming a part of a shared national experience.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Doordarshan, Sci-Fi, Indradhanush

Story behind Indradhanush: India's first iconic sci-fi TV show

It featured Karan Johar, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Urmila Matondkar and Akshay Anandd - none of whom was a celebrity at the time.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Doordarshan, Narendra Modi, Two years of Modi

When Doordarshan was reduced to speak only 'his master's (Modi) voice'

The PM's latest discourse 'Vikaswaad vs virodhwaad' is problematic because he is questioning the right to dissent.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Shaktiman, Indian TV, Doordarshan, Shaktimaan

Why Shaktimaan returning to TV is a good thing for India

He was the Sachin Tendulkar and Amitabh Bachchan of the idiot box.

VARIETY

 |  1-minute read
Viral Video, Doordarshan, Game of Thrones

How Doordarshan would review #GoT season 6 trailer

Hilarious skit written by Ashish Sharma and Rajat Twit.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
TV News, Doordarshan, Cable Television

The fault is in the cable connection?

Only the on-air talent is laughing all the way to the bank. The audience is truly depressed.