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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hema Malini, Jaya Prada’s films banned on Doordarshan

Source: The Free Press Journal
April 17, 2014, 10:50 am

Lucknow:  Films of stars Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Nagma, Smriti Irani and Jaaved Jaaferi, who are all contesting Lok Sabha election, have been banned from being telecast on the national television channel Doordarshan, officials said Thursday.

After programmes and films were brought under the ambit of the model code of conduct, official said these will now be viewed as objects that influence voters.

Polling in parliamentary constituencies from where Raj Babbar (Congress), Nagma (Congress) and Jaya Prada (Rashtriya Lok Dal) are contesting have been completed, while polling is yet to take place in constituencies of Hema Malini (BJP), Jaaved Jaaferi (AAP) and Smriti Irani (BJP).

Poll panel officials said they had received several complaints that the film and television stars were getting undue advantages through their films and programmes in an election that should be a level playing field.

Source link: http://freepressjournal.in/hema-malini-jaya-pradas-films-banned-on-doordarshan/ 

Hema Malini, Jaya Prada's films banned on Doordarshan

Source: zeenews.india.com | IANS,
First Published: Thursday, April 17, 201

Lucknow: Films of stars Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Nagma, Smriti Irani and Jaaved Jaaferi, who are all contesting Lok Sabha election, have been banned from being telecast on the national television channel Doordarshan, officials said Thursday.

After programmes and films were brought under the ambit of the model code of conduct, official said these will now be viewed as objects that influence voters.

Polling in parliamentary constituencies from where................

http://zeenews.india.com/news/general-elections-2014/hema-malini-jaya-prada-s-films-banned-on-doordarshan_925125.html 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ads, films of celebrity contestants allowed on private TV channels, in cinema halls

Source: Times of India | Bharti Jain,TNN
Apr 15, 2014

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Tuesday allowed private television networks and cinema theatres to air films and commercial advertisements featuring actors who are contesting the election, but barred the state-run Doordarshan from telecasting such feature films.

In a communication sent to Prasar Bharti CEO; Director General, Doordarshan; and state chief electoral officers, the Commission said the telecast of films and commercials featuring actors and celebrities contesting these polls would not be restrained on private TV channels or in cinema halls. "However, telecast of such feature films (other than commercial advertisement) will not be allowed on Doordarshan during the period of the enforcement of model code of conduct, considering that Doordarshan is run on public funds," the EC said while asking action to be taken accordingly.

Among the filmstars in the fray in these polls are Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Raj Babbar, Nagma, Vinod Khanna and Shatrughan Sinha.

Source link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/lok-sabha-elections-2014/news/Ads-films-of-celebrity-contestants-allowed-on-private-TV-channels-in-cinema-halls/articleshow/33790917.cms 

DD Cannot Show Films of Actors in Poll Fray: EC

Source: Outlook | NEW DELHI | APR 15, 2014

Doordarshan cannot telecast films involving actors contesting the Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission ruled today.

However, private T V channels and theatres are free to show such films, it said.

"Telecast of films other than commercial advertisement involving films actors who are contesting elections will not be restrained on TV channels or cinema theatres.

"However, telecast of such feature films (other than commercial advertisements) will not be allowed on Doordarshan during the period of the enforcement of Model Code of Conduct, considering that Doordarshan is run on public funds," the EC said in an order.

CEO, Prasar Bharti and..................

Read more at http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=837305 

Channels except DD can show films of actors in fray

Source: The Economic Times | By PTI | 15 Apr, 2014

NEW DELHI: Doordarshan cannot telecast films involving actors contesting the Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission ruled today.

However, private TV channels and theatres are free to show such films, it said.

"...telecast of films other than commercial advertisement involving films actors who are contesting elections will not be restrained on TV channels or cinema theatres.

"However, telecast of such feature films (other than commercial advertisements) will not be allowed on Doordarshan during the period of the enforcement of..............

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http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/33789347.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst 

Friday, April 11, 2014

DD Podhigai facilitates interaction between voters and political leaders

Source: Times of India | Manish Raj,TNN
Apr 11, 2014

CHENNAI: As part of its special programmes on Lok Sabha elections, the regional channel of Doordarshan, DD Podhigai, aired a one-hour programme called 'Janvaani' in Tamil on Thursday.

The programme was an interaction between voters and representatives of various political parties. It was held at St Joseph College in Trichy.

It also had a debate moderated by commentator Sumant Raman. Political leaders like Panrutti Ramchandran (AIADMK), Kovai Chezhiyan (DMK), K T Raghavan (BJP), A R Elango (DMDK), Jerome Arockiya Raj (Congress), D Lenin (CPI), Mohammed Ali (CPM), and G M Hashim (IUML) presented their views on various issues in the country and replied to the queries of voters.

"Jaanvani programme is an election special event to provide a platform to the voters so that they know the stand of political parties on crucial issues" said a press release.

Source link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/DD-Podhigai-facilitates-interaction-between-voters-and-political-leaders/articleshow/33590189.cms 

When Doordarshan was the only candidate

Source: Hindustan Times | Sona Sethi, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh
April 11, 2014

As I watch the Indian election fervour escalate from half a world away, I'm reminded of my growing years in India and how we looked forward to the elections every five years. No, it wasn't for any sense of patriotism or for the love of any one candidate.

It was primarily because of Doordarshan. We grew up before cable television made its spectacular entrance into the Indian living room. We belong to the Doordarshan era. The lone channel would telecast the best of movies while the ballots were being counted.

Many of us remember watching "Chupke Chupke", "Baaton Baaton Mein" and, of course, the quintessential Indian election movie, "Aandhi", that was rumoured to be based loosely on the life of the late prime minister Indira Gandhi.

The cable-TV generation probably cannot relate to us, the Doordarshan generation. They are...............

Read more at http://www.hindustantimes.com/punjab/chandigarh/when-doordarshan-was-the-only-candidate/article1-1206826.aspx 

Music to your ears

Source: The Financial Express | Sudhir Chowdhary
Friday, April 11, 2014

SUMMARY
This wireless speaker offers high quality audio and is great for carrying to a party

In the eighties, a large number of Gulf returnees used to descend on the Indian soil with three key items in their baggage—a two-in-one, dry fruits and some amount of gold. Among these, a radio and cassette player-cum-recorder was a must-have; people used to listen to news and their choice of music on these portable audio systems. Mind you, we are talking about the pre-satellite television days when Doordarshan and All India Radio were the chief sources of entertainment and the once-in-a-week Chitrahaar and weekend Hindi movies used to be high on the priority list of viewers.

The Harman Kardon Go+Wireless wireless speaker will ship you back to that era; its big stainless steel handle bears a striking resemblance to the two-in-ones of those times. But in terms of performance and technology inside, this innovation from Harman International is vastly superior. It is a high performance, wireless speaker designed to work with a slew of Apple devices— iPad mini, iPad (4th generation), iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th generation) or.................

Read more at http://www.financialexpress.com/news/music-to-your-ears/1239546 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Doordarshan's 'Best of Indian Cinema' series to screen 'Shevri', 'Kantatar' and other critically-acclaimed films

Source: IBN Live  | Apr 07, 2014 at 05:52pm IST


Date Time Film Star cast Director Awards won
23.03.2014Sunday at 10:00 PM Gaggara (Tulu) Suchendra Prasad, M.K. Mutt, Ratnanmala Shivadhwaj Shetty IFFI, Indian Panorama, Goa - 2009
24.03.2014Monday at 11:00 PM Khargosh (Hindi) Arhan Wilson,Gauri, Sumit Sharma, Garima Shrivastav Paresh KamdarFilm Festival Munich
30.03.2014Sunday at 10:00 PM Oruththi (Tamil) Poorvaja,Bala Singh, Ganesh Babu, Bharati Mani Amshan KumarIndian Panorama - 2003
31.03.2014Monday at 11:00 PM Akashathinte Niram (Malayalam) Nedumudi Venu, Indrajith, Prithviraj, Amala Paul Dr. Biju IFFI, Indian Panorama, Goa - 2012
06.04.2014Sunday at 10:00 PM One More (Hindi) Karan Sharma, Abbass Nordakh, Takspa Tsepail, Tashi Dawa Shivajee Chandrabhushan Fribourg International Film Festival - 2013
07.04.2014Monday at 11:00 PM Prohor (Bengali) Debashree Roy, Rajatabha Dutta, Shilajit Majumdar, Chaiti Ghoshal Subhadro Choudhury IFFI, Indian Panorama,2003 Asiatica Film Mediale, Rome - 2003
13.04.2014Sunday at 10:00 PM Shevri (Marathi) Neena Kulkarni, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Mita Vashisht, Ravindra Mankani Gajendra Ahire54th National Film Awards for 2006 Best Feature Film in Marathi
14.04.2014Monday at 11:00 PM Kanasemba Kudureyaneri (Kannada) Vijaynath Biradar, Umashree, Pavitra Lokesh, Sadhashiv Bramavar Girish Kasaravalli IFFI, Indian Panorama, Goa - 2010
20.04.2014Sunday at 10:00 PM Ko:Yad (Mising) Sewan Singh Yein, Tarulata Kutum, Bidur Mili, Diganta Panging Manju BorahNational Film Award,2012 Best Mising Film
21.04.2014Monday at 11:00 PM Kantatar (Bengali) Sreelekha Mitra, Sudip Mukherjee, Rudranil Ghosh Bappaditya Bandopadhayay Fribourg Int. Film Festival, Switzerland - 2006
27.04.2014Sunday at 10:00 PM Badha (Marathi) Uttara Baokar, Renuka Daftardar, Amruta Subhash Sumitra Bhave & Sunil Sukthankar Indian Panorama
28.04.2014Monday at 11:00 PM Jaangfaai Joonaak (Assamese) Jitumani Deka, Ramesh Ch Gupta, Lakhi Borthakur, Anjali Bodosa Sanjiv Sabhapandit IFFI, Indian Panorama, Goa - 2011


As many as 104 award-winning and critically acclaimed films are being showcased by Doordarshan ..................

Read more at http://ibnlive.in.com/news/doordarshans-best-of-indian-cinema-series-to-screen-shevri-kantatar-and-other-criticallyacclaimed-films/463296-8-66.html
 

Story of the good ol' television

Source: The Hindu | Preetha Kadhir
April 8, 2014

Television has invaded our lives so much that hardly a day goes by without it. Preetha Kadhir traces its journey in India..

The elections are starting today and most of us are following the happenings across the length and breath of the country, thanks to minute-to-minute updates on the grand idiot box. It would only be apt to trace the humble beginning of the television at this point.

Television’s introduction in India happened in September 15, 1959 in Delhi. It was an initiative by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which gave the Indian government 20,000 U.S. dollars and 180 Philips TV sets. It is hard to believe that initially programmes were broadcast twice a week for an hour a day. The topics were mostly educational such as community health, citizens’ duties and rights, traffic, road senses etc.

Two years later, a school educational project was included. So far, the operations were...................

Read more at http://www.thehindu.com/in-school/signpost/story-of-the-good-ol-television/article5886450.ece 

Daily soaps are graveyard for actors: Bhanu Uday

Source: The Indian Express | Press Trust of India |
WEDNESDAY, APR 09, 2014

Mussorie | April 7, 2014 1:14 pm :

SUMMARY

Bhanu Uday, 33, who will be seen in Doordarshan's tele-series 'Ek Tha Rusty II ', considers small screen as an acting workshop.


Bhanu Uday, best known for his role in TV crime series ‘Special Squad’, says he will never do a daily soap because it makes an actor monotonous.

Uday, 33, who will be seen in Doordarshan’s tele-series ‘Ek Tha Rusty II ‘, considers small screen as an acting workshop.

“I only do short-term stuff on TV. Since I am not an avid TV viewer, I feel that daily soaps are graveyard for actors. It takes out all their creativity.

“I took up ‘Ek Tha Rusty II ‘ because it gives me the..........