Category Archives: TV Series

This debt of gratitude I owe to my beloved Power Rangers

By Alvin R. Cabral

The year was 1987, the first time my young, innocent eyes saw something different from what we were used to on TV: five regular men and women using an out-of-this-world thingamajig on their wrists (smartwatch prototype?) to transform into super-human beings, complete with masks and shiny suits that they used to defeat bad guys every week. Ahhh… good times.

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These siblings were Tom and Jerry for an entire generation

By Suresh Pattali

In the golden age preceding the invention of the internet and the smartphone, Indians typically woke up in the morning listening to a cacophony of birds, interlaced with All India Radio’s (Akashvani) signature caller tune. Radio was our only window to the outside world, apart from a bunch of newspapers and magazines. That Akashvani melody based on raga Shivaranjini, composed in 1936 by Walter Kaufmann, a Jewish refugee living in India, energised hundreds of millions of people taking a plunge into the hustle and bustle of daily life. We savoured the Akashvani news with breakfast.

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I dreamt of Disney and it came true

By Sherouk Zakaria

It all started with a mouse that came from a dream. But Walt Disney initially failed when he created Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a character that Charles Mintz took credit for. Disney went back to his studio and, determined not to give up, started sketching what would become the most recognisable symbol of Disney: Mickey Mouse. Continue reading I dreamt of Disney and it came true

It’s not so complicated. This Game of Thrones fan dumbs it down for you

Faraz Ahmed

A thirst for power has long been one of man’s most defining attributes. We know it from the stories of kings and queens who ruled kingdoms in ancient times, with the odd dragon thrown in, and we know it from watching games unfold on news channels, the theatre of politics playing out on television screens, on our digital feeds, really everywhere you look. Continue reading It’s not so complicated. This Game of Thrones fan dumbs it down for you