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Siya Ke Ram – Painting Ramayana with a Feminist Brush

The TV show Siya Ke Ram on Star Plus , inching towards a sombre closure, delivered a strong statement last week. In the episode that aired on 25th October, Lord Ram, who has carried the ‘Maryada Purushottam” epithet since time immemorial, was reprimanded by his wife Sita in no uncertain terms. By re-igniting the age … Continue reading

Badho Bahu : Review

As a general rule, I keep my distance from anything on TV with the B word in it. For obvious reasons. “Bahu” instantly translates itself to- copious tears, silent martyrdom and annoyingly ideal dialogues. However I must confess that recently, a most unlikely show has caught my  fancy and it’s called Badho Bahu on &TV. … Continue reading

Viewer’s Review :Naagin by Maith Iyenger

  I am not a regular watcher of TV, being more of a reader – and I love a well-told fantasy. I see the popularity among Indians, of western fantasy tropes such as vampires and werewolves and wondered, why, despite a vast tradition of homegrown fantasy, Indian fantasy was not given prominence in our movies … Continue reading

5 Reasons We Are Loving Mahakumbh : Lifeok TV

Five Quick Reasons you are going to love Mahakumbh: 1. The Hero Rudra: Directly out of the Greek tragedies of the Classical Period: Predestined , fate laid out before he is born, doomed yet heroic because he will fulfil his destiny come what may. Bonus : He speaks less and expresses more. 2. There is … Continue reading