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DON: Detective Omkar Nath Channel: Star One Time: 9pm Parmeet Sethi is back in the spotlight, as DON. He wears the coolest clothes, carries a sling bag, and even sports a cap. But apart from his personal style, DON doesn’t have much going on for him. For a detective, he’s not very bright, and the cases he solves aren’t exactly ...

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There is something about that Ad!

Yavnika Khanna checks out some of the adverts currently on air and isn’t too impressed. Who says 5 semesters of graduation were theoretical crap? The Consumer Behavior class exposed me to stimulating mid-chapter discussions, thanks to astute, media savvy classmates and lecturers. Every night we scrutinise current advertising trends on the TV. We seek out old newspapers to look at ...

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Online Activism

Bhairavi Jhaveri talks about PETA’s newly designed www tool to fight for animal rights. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has launched a new program to battle against abuse and cruelty of all forms towards animals. And this time they have used the www to prove their point. Collaborating with celebrities, rock bands, and channels to dishoom ...

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Justice for Jessica: A generation awakened

It was as if a scene from Rang de Basanti was being played out in real life. A recent candle light procession at India Gate to express shock and outrage over the acquittal of all nine accused in the Jessica Lal murder case was remarkably similar to the protest march scene in Rang de Basanati that was taken out to ...

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Prithvi Theatre Festival’06

Sabse jag manch hai, aur hum sab hai kalakar ho Ho jo jaise abhinay kare vo paave vaisa hi naam kai bholateri bambe bolejaa pyaare bambholay The Juloos which took place over the past couple of days is a tip of the kaliedoscopic iceberg that Mumbaiites are going to be treated to. The Juloos, directed by Kulwinder, was a traveling ...

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Simply Wierd

I look at the moon, the stars, the sky and all I scream, I shout, I cry, I say a lot I sit in silence to tell them more, But then they look And they tell me all It was a dark moonlit night, I was walking through this narrow lane towards the sound of the waves. A little scared ...

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Shine On You – Crazy Diamond

Syd Barrett – the man who founded Pink Floyd passed away this month. Rohan Lilani pays tribute to one of the most controversial rock legends of all time. Pioneer of the ’60s Psychedelia and a victim of mental illness, Syd Barrett formed ‘The Tea Set’ along with Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright which later changed to ‘Pink Floyd’, ...

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Very [V]

From the million invites we receive everyday for album launches, artist launches and fashion shows, we decided to cover [V] Nights at Bohemia, a Juhu nightclub. Simply, to decode the difference between regular clubbing and [V] Nights! For starters, the guestlist consisted of press and TV channel crews, obnoxious VJs, drunk celebrities, dwarf singers, a gay couple, freeloaders, freeloaders and ...

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And here come the OSCARS…

Suhani Singh is a crazy about movies. No wonder the Oscars have her so excited. It’s that time of the year again. Movie channels are showing ‘Oscar Specials’, ‘Oscar Fever!’, ‘Road to the Oscars’ blah blah format shows featuring movies which have been telecast million times before. The media is busy predicting who’s going to win, although few of them ...

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Accounts and Engineers: A match made in heaven (or hell?)

Niren Bhatt , on the two b school entities with a ‘hate-hate’ relationship. This article is strictly not for people who teach or love accounts as a subject. I know this is a forbidden topic to debate on in a B-School. Most people experience it, talk about it in hushed tones, but it’s not put on paper that often. No, ...

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