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Diandra's hero, Karishma's villain: Salman Khan's double role on Bigg Boss
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Diandra's hero, Karishma's villain: Salman Khan's double role on Bigg Boss

Just when Salman Khan surprises us all by standing up for women on Bigg Boss, he throws a curveball and makes a woman cry on the show.

Bigg Boss 8: Kissing contestants don't help, the show is turning into a yawn
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Bigg Boss 8: Kissing contestants don't help, the show is turning into a yawn

Bigg Boss is slowly turning into one big yawn. And I’m one of the few people I know who is extremely accepting of its mediocrity.

Finale of Satyamev Jayate: Behave yourself, Aamir Khan tells Indian men
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Finale of Satyamev Jayate: Behave yourself, Aamir Khan tells Indian men

If anyone knows how to market a show or a film, it’s Aamir Khan and his finale episode of Satyamev Jayate just proves that.

Sisters under the skin? Chitra Divakaruni says Zindagi serial rips off her novel
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Sisters under the skin? Chitra Divakaruni says Zindagi serial rips off her novel

Divakaruni wrote a book about sisters of the heart. Now it seems her novel has an illegitimate sister on television. She says the popular serial Mera Naseeb on Zindagi rips off her story without permission.

Voting for Dumbolina brings out the politicking side of Splitsvilla 7 contestants
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Voting for Dumbolina brings out the politicking side of Splitsvilla 7 contestants

Episode 11 of Splitsvilla 7 was aptly titled Dumbolina, intuitively perceiving how the audience would feel after watching the show.

Shah Rukh Khan to host 'Got Talent World Stage Live'
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Shah Rukh Khan to host 'Got Talent World Stage Live'

Shah Rukh has been roped in to host 'Got Talent World Stage Live' a first-of-its kind global on-ground extension of 'Got Talent' franchise premiering in India.

Give Mommy a break: TV ads and the supermom you can never live up to
Life

Give Mommy a break: TV ads and the supermom you can never live up to

Our TV ads have shown young women discovering the fun of partying. But as soon as she becomes a mom she turns into a ladle-wielding creature, pouring out cereal or loading the washing machine. Someone give the mother a break.

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7: Madhuri danced...  We wish she hadn't
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Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7: Madhuri danced... We wish she hadn't

The problem with reality shows like Jhalak DIkhhla Jaa is they start our with the pick of the celeb litter. But as the seasons go on, the celeb quotient starts scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Khatron ke Khiladi: Where the big and the beefy fail
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Khatron ke Khiladi: Where the big and the beefy fail

Should you watch it? I’d say yes. It’s a good way to see how people can stretch themselves mentally and physically. It’s also a great example of the fact that size doesn’t matter. The biggest and beefiest of the lot seem incapable of completing stunts, while the seemingly unfit like Ranvir seem to do so with élan as do the very slight women.

Nach Baliye 6: Dancing with absolute nobodies
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Nach Baliye 6: Dancing with absolute nobodies

This is the sixth season of the dance and reality show, in which celebrity couples display their dancing chops. The only problem is, there are only so many TV celebrities in Mumbai and so, six seasons later, it seems finding a participant with a recognisable face is a challenge

Only in Bigg Boss 7: One week in, and already there are tears
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Only in Bigg Boss 7: One week in, and already there are tears

Would you trade your child for two packets of coffee? If you’re on Bigg Boss, you would.

Why Trinny and Susannah's Makeover Mission India scores
Life

Why Trinny and Susannah's Makeover Mission India scores

Unlike Band Baaja Bride, Trinny and Susannah's Makeover Mission India isn't all about making your husband love you more. Neither the show nor the participants take themselves too seriously.

Making a song and dance about summer
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Making a song and dance about summer

With all that's going wrong with the world, from global warning to the American TV series Smash facing cancellation, our columnist figures the world needs many more musicals to keep us cool and happy

The girly girl’s guide to good American tv
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The girly girl’s guide to good American tv

Our new columnist lists the shows that keep the idiot box fun and smart for the ladies. Because cerebral fluff is important. Contains spoilers and opinions.

Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki, is not a patch on the original
Life

Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki, is not a patch on the original

The original formula of Come Dine with Me, should work for an India audience, because it's more about drama than the food. But...

Bigg Boss finale: Thank god for Salman Khan
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Bigg Boss finale: Thank god for Salman Khan

C-grade item girls, B-grade actors, bottom-of-the-barrel celebs and one bona fide superstar host. The Bigg Boss 6 season finale was worth watching for one reason only - Salman Khan.

Need your self-esteem shredded? Come on a makeover show in India
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Need your self-esteem shredded? Come on a makeover show in India

Makeover shows in India don't just make you over, they run you over. At least What Not to Wear India isn't quite as cruel as Band Baaja Bride where a guest will probably kill the host with her stiletto someday.

Six reasons why Arvind Kejriwal makes a bad politician
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Six reasons why Arvind Kejriwal makes a bad politician

Arvind Kejriwal on television these days is everything a politician should not be. He actually comes across as reasonable, sincere and open to admitting mistakes. But will that spell success in a political career?

Aamir Khan: The only problem with Satyamev Jayate
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Aamir Khan: The only problem with Satyamev Jayate

Satyamev Jayate has its heart in the right place. And Aamir Khan's star power gives it its punch. But Rajyasree Sen wonders if the superstar could just leave his acting at home. That would serve the show, and the issue, well.