NDTV Turns 20 Today

logo_newI can distinctly recall growing up watching The World This Week, which was a weekly affair. Only because of this news programme that we were allowed to watch TV on Friday nights. Prannoy Roy looking dashing with his trademark beard surely was very impressive. In those old Doordarshan days, the news bulletin was surely a great relief. As time passed NDTV has expanded and is now a network. As NDTV(New Delhi Television) turned 20 today and they have put up a small capsule on their site here which recounts their journey. Watch out for Prannoy Roy who talks passionately about their humble beginning and especially the part where he talks about his wife, Radhika Roy, the real brain behind the channel.

NDTV scores a cut above the rest with their Clarity, audio, video coverage and delivery. The whole package is very pleasingly acceptable. This is one team which has not let me down in so many years!

Who’s My Sex and the City Match?

Take this test!

Looking for the perfect Bergdorf Goodman dishes to match your impeccable kitchen? Shopping at Tiffany’s for a new string of pearls? Fantasizing about the perfect job as a New York City art gallery owner? Maybe not exactly, but when it comes to a refined taste and a sweetness like no other, you’re just like Charlotte!

Of course you aren’t all sugar; you’ve definitely got a tough heart under that pretty cashmere sweater, but you are probably happiest when you are surrounded by supportive relationships and a great romance (you only get two, you know!) So live it up, because you deserve nothing but the best in life, whether it’s fine china or true love. Now that’s some good taste!

KBC’s first episode with SRK with a punch of hip-hop!

So here you go the first few moments of KBC’s first episode which gives us just a glimpse of SRK’s sense of humor and hope each episode will be having proportionate dose of it!!

Shahrukh tries his hand at some hip-hop too. The first episode of KBC kicked of  with the video which has SRK dancing to the tunes of his catchline “Ek Saawal Joh Zindagi Badal De”. The song is by Ganesh Hegde – sung and choreographed. Here’s the  the KBC music video:

Video:Karle Karle Tu Ek Sawaal

Artist: Ganesh Hegde featuring Shahrukh Khan

Album: KBC


KBC Makes a Comeback with Shah Rukh Khan

And after a year Kaun Banega Crorepati or KBC makes a comeback and and that too with a bang. After all the anticipation and expectations from the show Shahrukh did it!!!

The Indian Televison got bigger and also better. Sharukh took the hot seat as the host of KBC. The game remains the same …Rs. 2 crore, four lifelines, 15 questions and ofcourse four options. There was much anticipation as will “Lock Kiya jaye” feature as much in the third edition? Nopes it too got a new avatar..”Freeze Kiya jaaye” with Shah Rukh Khan, in his latest avatar as game show host. Will he be wishing his viewers “Shabbakhair“? and what about the shuddh hindi stuff? At the very beginning he made it very clear that he wont be using shudhh hindi made popular by Big B on the show. But with the kind of personality and image he has..it suited him well. Well Shahrukh added loads of humor to the show..It’s become more of a fun show and that I think will relieve the contestants of the tension buliding up.

ShahrukhKhan KBCHis interactions with the contestants exuberates warmth and great empathy for them which gives the impression that he really wants the contestant to win the greatest amount possible. And SRK, known for his wit and gift of the gab, laced the show with impromptu humour that has you chuckling even at the distant remove of your own home.

And the roll-over contestant from last year ..and not last nite..Prosenjit Sarkar, excise inspector from our very own Kolkata, kinda created history with being the only contestant to be questioned by both the hosts.

Me being a SRK fan won’t go all ga-ga over him…and to be honest in the initial 10 mins of the show SRK looked tense, with nervousness clearly visible but gradually moved to a little relaxed host in the end. Of course, he had to live up to the expectations of the people and the comparisons with Big B which is inevitable. To compare the two will be a big blunder. C’mon both are as different from each other as water and fire.

But let me tell you Big B and SRK both of them are legends of Indian cinema…so what I would suggest is to watch the show and enjoy it..rather than getting into such folish debates..just as news channel NDTV started its SMS poll…of whether..SRK or Big B was a better host …and the last I heard both SRK nad AB had got 50% votes. Who cares!!

And by the way show is again young now… the namashkaar, salaam and the final kiss to young is surely a good sign and his desire to get connected to the young generation of India.

And not mention the hip-hop song at the commencement of the show is kinda cool!

At the end of it all, I can proudly say Shahrukh you Rock!!!