February 4, 2001
The satellite invasion, like other invasions of India down the centuries, has had more positive results than negative. Before we flog it further, let us put our own house in order and ask the all-important question: Are not we Indians ourselves responsible for much of the cultural destruction that continues on our TV screens? Amita Malik analyses the pros and cons of the invasion from the skies and bemoans the lack of originality and imagination on our part.
was 1992, the year that the satellite invasion, in the form of the
Star TV Channel, was launched in India, soon to be followed by Zee. So
far Indian experience had been confined, as far as satellite TV went
to the sudden invasion of their drawing rooms by CNNís astounding
live coverage of the Gulf War. But now it was entertainment TV.
the grandeur of Taj Mahal on screen
& human conduct
in sync with nature
Bharata to Badal and beyond
of an eclipse