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30 ROCK On Star World, Fridays 9:30 p.m.

More often than not whacky, in your face, loud humour pisses the viewer off. Branding the show to be nothing but juvenile and uncreative. But add to that the snazzy sprinkle of quality wit and solid acting and you have enjoyable ventures like 30 Rock.Meet Liz Lemon, played by Tina Fey. In real life Tina is creator of ‘30 Rock’. ...

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Why Kofee – Not – Daru – with karan?

Remember Koffee with Karan ? A second season of that is on its way, starting in Feb. Who’s the host? Karan Johar duh! Who is he having coffee with? The good old gang of Shahrukh, Hrithik, Rani, Kajol.I know what you’re thinking -‘Toh show mein different kya hoga?’. For starters, the set and the couch has been redesigned. The camera ...

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Get on The Tube

Clueless about how to make your own videos ? Sharon Irani shows you the basics. – First, you must have *drumroll* an IDEA. This usually is the toughest bit. You can go all freestyle and shoot random bits of footage, but I seriously doubt it will be any good. Consider whether you want to make a documentary or a scripted ...

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I wanna be a Soap Star

Zee Café on Saturdays at 21:00 hrs Tired of studying, with the net down, and more importantly with the cockroach I was trying to drown in the potty not really fighting back , prompted me to switch back to my beloved TV, just 5 mins after turning it off. Unfortunately it was the abundance of the not-so-great choices on other ...

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Mojo Rising

MTV has a new VJ. Her name is Mia and she has really long legs. There are hoardings all over Mumbai where her shiny artificially bronzed legs loom large over the traffic. “Down boys”, says the hoarding. Uh huh. I understand the strategy. No one watches a music channel for the music anymore. Esp. when the music it plays (the ...

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Goal-maal

It’s that time of the year again – hardly any action on the field but off it, mayhem. Die-hard fans like Abhishek Shenoy are keeping their fingers crossed. Deal ya no deal? Read on … The English Premier League is one of the most competitive leagues in the world and for most players, being a part of it is a ...

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The other funny family

here is no doubt that The Simpsons is, in reality, one big running spoof on all things Amrikan.So what if I told you that there is an animated series that makes the Simpson’s look like a family from a typical Disney movie. The Family Guy began broadcast rather unceremoniously and was cancelled in 2000 and 2002. It was finally brought ...

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CHALE CHALO

The 2002 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film was, as you most probably remember, the Aamir Khan starrer, cricket-British Raj mish-mash – yup that’s right, Lagaan. The same movie which despite its outrageously different storyline and difficult Awadhi dialect managed to connect with an admirable amount of the junta. But given its novelty quotient, a ‘making’ was always ...

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On a Techie e’Xplore’ation

A unique store where you can only see, not buy Consider a small hall the size of a showroom, displaying but not selling an assortment of electronics. In the midst of shady grey-marketeers, Xplore showcases a slew of brands. The idea is “see it all here in one place and decide”. Then go and buy it from the authorised dealer ...

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Phones that didn’t ‘work’

Sapan Verma kicks out the phones that sucked the most LG KG800 Chocolate – All style, no substance The innovative touchpad and the slider made this one a designer phone. Surely it did have the chocolate bar looks, but with no FM, no expandable memory, no loudspeaker and no other posh features, it couldn’t melt-down motorazr’s market. MOTOROKR E6 – ...

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