Category Archives: TV Series

Heard the story of the peeping tom, motel, and the journalist?

By Kelly Clarke

This is pointing direct fingers at the Voyeur being nothing but a creep.”

“Well, you are.”

“Oh god, Anita!”

Three words — ‘well, you are’ — is all it took to turn Anita Foos from background extra to momentary star of the show (for me, at least) during the Netflix documentary, Voyeur.

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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