Sunday, April 15, 2007

At home - TV, Bollywood, and just about everything

There is no place like home! 2 days and I haven't got a clue how they flew off. I already feel I should have planned a longer vacation.

Anyways, what I've been upto here? Nothing at all except eating, sleeping, eating and sleeping. And ofcourse, the television, which somehow is never short of interesting offerings inspite of the cable wallah not kind towards my requests to improve the reception of Star Movies and HBO. A quick scan of my television watching during the last 48 hours:

I'll have to say, there simply can not be a more ridiculous channel than AajTak. Just a few hours ago, they ran a detailed story on how Richard Gere hugged and kissed Shilpa Shetty (now Big Brother fame) on stage for some AIDS awareness program. The newsreader was all bashing Richard Gere on how this is in stark contrast to his Dalai-Lama-disciple image that we Indians have and how this is so against Indian culture (or mentality?) Bull shit. If these news channel guys want to do moral policing, why the hell should they be showing that particular clip non-stop (literally) on the screen at all??? Aren't they doing more damage??? In fact, our heroine Rakhi Sawant, (whom they called up thinking she would be the ideal person to comment on this) showed more sense than the whole AajTak team when she gave her expert comments on the issue!

Richard Gere kisses Shilpa Shetty
Richard Gere hugs and kisses Shilpa Shetty during an AIDS awareess event was organised by Truckers Corporation of India Foundation. Photo: IBNLive/AP

The ICC Cricket World Cup is still on and apparently people are still interested in what Mandira Bedi is wearing. Honestly, her outfits have followed the path from crap to crappier to the crappiest. And just so you know, it was her birthday today and the nice folks on Sony Max's "extraa innings" pre-match show- Tony Greig, John Wright and Charoo Sharma, did get a cake for her.

The Men in Blue with the Pepsi Gold Cola
The advertising industry seems to have burnt a lot of midnight oil coming up with their new ad campaigns when our Men in Blue betrayed them like never before. But they seem to have done well. Pepsi Gold's "World Cup ko laa" program seems to have been rescheduled for 2011 now with a new young team appproaching a tailor uncle for new outfits. Real refreshing ad and makes one wonder why they need celebrities in first place at all? Sunfeast biscuits too have gone back to ads featuring Shahrukh Khan with Sachin not the flavour of the hour anymore.

And then, there is Soccer and F1. Couldn't watch Massa win it with Ferrari because of some stupid rescheduling by ESPNStar showing the race on ESPN. Waiting to catch the highlights now. In soccer, Ballack has scored too and Chelsea are all set for the Quadrupule!

That was television. I am also planning to spend some quality time looking at some of the DVDs I found lying at home too. Total bollywood entertainers, I can assure you. For tomorrow, it's going to be Vivah and Dhoom-2

0130 hours and am waiting for Ireland to cause yet another upset in this World Cup!


desh said...

me just blogged th same thngy
njoi at home...

Bollywood Movies said...

"Richard Gere hugged and kissed Shilpa Shetty (now Big Brother fame) on stage for some AIDS awareness program."
This is indeed very funny. Aajtalk officials liked it as it gave them something to talk for a long time.

enginerd said...

Read your post. You must've seen a lot more than an hour long vishesh by now, I am sure.

The mediamen got to kill a very long time indeed. Just makes one wonder time and again if Indian media is for reporting news or creating news?

desh said...

waise i will love to work for aajtak
it will be grt fun

enginerd said...

The TV Today folks are showing lots of ads for some institute of theirs for Journalism or something like that. Enroll now ;)