Take a Walk....... t

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

A feature on Rock music in India on Doordarshan!!!

It was interesting to watch a feature on Indian Rock scene on guess which channel, our very own Doordarshan or DD news. You might find it difficult to believe that a deeply insightful feature on the rock music can be shown on a channel like DD, but I wasn't there's an interesting story behind this.

A couple of months of back my cable line went phut, due to some unknown reasons, the only channel available was DD news. After much cribbing I decide to catch the news of the day on DD new!!! I can't believe that I would have to watch DD in the age. But mind you it was much better experience watching news on DD than any channel in the world, the reason is that they show what they are meant to, News. No if's and buts, now Why's or Who's just news, they don't need to give fancy lines like "Why are all terrorists Muslims" to attract TRP's. They would tell what has happened the way it happened nothing more, nothing less. Since then I am in love DD news and prefer it over all news channels.There are certain shortcomings though in the programming on DD news but that's expected from a government control entity running on loads of bureaucracy and shortage of funds.

Coming back to the feature on the rock scene in India, It was a well crafted feature with interviews from the who's who of Indian rock scene and the newbies too - Parikrama, Pentagram, PDV, Them clones etc. It was heartening to see my favorite bands talking about their struggles, their successes, the current Indian scenario, the earning opportunities, the challenges and almost all possible details.

So next time you wish to catch some news minus loads of crap, head over to DD news.


  • Well, if you wanna save yourself even more crap, just stop watching news channels..

    Makes the world a better place to live in :-)


    By Blogger HP, at 10:01 am  

  • haa haa ha. thats exactly what I have done, I now rarely watch news where I used to be hooked onto them all the day.

    By Blogger As If, at 10:44 am  

  • watching news channel is completely killing your time .. but atlest you would get a good contents in dd news not like "how a black hen managed to give white eggs".

    By Blogger pallavi, at 7:00 am  

  • LOL that was phunny!!!

    By Blogger As If, at 7:01 am  

  • i prefer newspaper for news but now that has been higly commercialised --4 pages of news and 10 pages of advertisement....

    By Blogger prachi, at 10:53 am  

  • "4 pages of news and 10 " Woh problem to bahut hi badh gaya hai and add to that the quality of the news, thats the reason I trashed TOI and moved to IE.

    By Blogger As If, at 7:05 am  

  • hi asif,
    sorry fo not able to reply back to you.....
    as of projact im sorry i dont have any soft copy as our sir want it hand written and it is not that big so i dont made one..
    i can do one thing...
    in my vacations, i can type the whole material and will definetly send it to you.....but when i cannot guarentee that..because every week we got some new topic for project and it capture whole lot of my time...

    anyways...how are you...
    nothing new..

    By Blogger mona, at 10:10 am  

  • #As If
    Did i miss something here....
    And tht to related to ROCK....

    neways i alweyz loved our DD chanels, coz @ the time of blackouts they usually come to my aid...



    By Blogger Kurt, at 1:22 pm  

  • Protests by Christian groups have forced EMI to ban heavy metal band Slayer's new album in India. Mumbai-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) has objected to certain songs in the album on behalf of 'secular Indians'.

    Read the story here http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/391/5939/Slayer.html

    By Anonymous David, at 12:00 pm  

  • @David,

    Read that. Very Funny, I say :-)


    By Blogger HP, at 1:05 pm  

Post a Comment

<< Home