This and That

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Today, I was just going down memory lane, remembering the old time television programs. Do you remember that expectant waiting on Wednesday and Friday nights for Chitrahaar?
    • Thrillers like Karamchand (Pankaj Kapoor with a carrot in hand and the unforgettable Kitty!), Byomkesh Bakshi
    • Popular ones like Malgudi Days, Nukkad, Mungerilal ke haseen sapne, Yeh jo hai Zindagi
    • Serious ones like Katha Sagar (profound stories by great writers), Nirmala (faultless Hindi accent by Preeti Khare), Lifeline, and Khandan(who can forget the good actors like Neena Gupta and others.)
    • Epic Serials like Hum Log (remember Chutki, Nanhe) and Buniyad
    • Informational ones like The World this Week on Fridays, Surbhi (with the dazzling smile of Renuka Shahne), Quiz Time by Sidhartha Basu,
    • Others like Fauji and Circus (Shahrukh Khan’s stepping stone to Bollywood), Kachi Dhoop (desi version of Pride and Prejudice), Udaan, Wah Janab, Mrignayani, Street Hawk, Star Trek, Lucy
  • Sundays were fabulous, starting with Rangoli, Ramayana, Mahabharat, Bharat ek Khoj, Rajni, Idhar Udhar, Vikram Betal, Chanakya, and much more.
At times I really miss the entertaining programmes of DD!
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  1. he-man,spiderman,the sunday evening hindi blockbusters,the friday night english movies, sherlock holmes and also how i use to hate krishi darshan! those days were golden. slow and pregnant with innocence. sometimes i wish that DD was the only channel available. our world got corrupted with cable tv!

  2. I absolutely agree with you Sampath; now our television channels are cluttered with never ending programs and we have an overdose of everything. It sometimes becomes too much to digest! But then, change is the law of nature.

  3. Neha.. you can rent all these old serial's dvds from
    I saw yeh jo hai zindagi and I dream of Jeannie again. I was real fun and even my daughter liked them.

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