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Tangled Skeins : Mahakumbh on LifeOk : Week 2 Analysis by Shyamala B. Cowsik

As I sat back and thought over the last week’s four episodes, the tangled skeins were not just in the tale, but inside my head as  well. Normally, in any fictional narrative, there  is a recurrent, central thread, a leit motif,  which is the core, the keystone, of the whole structure. It could be doomed … Continue reading

MahaKumbh : The biggest show on Indian Television?

The new show “Mahakumbh” , coming on LifeOK in December , has generated considerable hype already. It is  being proclaimed as the biggest show ever on television and if the promo released is anything to go by, the makers just might be  ready to put their money where the mouth is for this one.The promo … Continue reading

And Sati Is Back: A Mouni Roy interview on coming back to Mahadev

To me,the most striking thing  about my last conversation with  Mouni Roy, the glamorous and talented TV actress, who is now back as Sati in Lifeok’s mythological show Devon ke Dev Mahadev, was her frank  admission that she had never made any plans for her life . She preferred to imagine herself like this picturesque … Continue reading

Indian TV and Crime: A remarkable evolution

Any recounting of a real life crime is a tricky situation.  I remember  stealing “Manohar Kahaniya” from my grandmother and reading the chilling real life stories of murder and rape with a mixture of dread and wonder when I was a kid. It is not a secret that while all of us look upon crime … Continue reading