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The soap that gripped the nation
The start of the 25th year of the mother of all Indian soaps is an occasion to remember a series that changed television viewing forever. On July 7, 1984, Doordarshan — then known mostly for its sleep-inducing programmes on agriculture — aired the fi...  | Read.. 
 
Fields of gold
Jitender Pal Singh Gill and his wife Daljit Kaur can’t recall when, in the last decade, they were so busy. First they we ...  | Read.. 
 
The day of the divas
They were once Bengal’s favourite daughters. Discovered and launched by the great Satyajit Ray when they were barely int ...  | Read.. 
 
In the black hole of the mind
Madhav (name changed) couldn’t understand what was happening to him. The 19-year-old college student was in the midst of ...  | Read.. 
 
If it’s Arushi, it’s got to be a serial
The lead actor in a daily soap dies. There is nationwide hysteria over his death. He is resurrected and the serial achieves ...  | Read.. 
 
 
Like uncle, like nephew
celebrity circus
Already, the comparisons have started. Says Soham Shah, the director of Imran Khan's new film Luck (one of the ...  | Read.. 
It’s all a matter of degree
Memories of Medtia
Man into woman will go
True celeb
Tittle tattle
 
 
THE WAY WE WERE: The Hum Log cast.
The soap that gripped the nation
Soft Sunny
All that jazz
Guru gab
Real to reel
 
‘My political style is a sporting style. Generally we win’