The Tribune Spectrum
Sunday, February 4, 2001


ART & LITERATURE
'ART AND SOUL
BOOKS
MUSINGS
TIME OFF
YOUR OPTION
ENTERTAINMENT
BOLLYWOOD BHELPURI
TELEVISION
WIDE ANGLE
FITNESS
GARDEN LIFE
NATURE
SUGAR 'N' SPICE
CONSUMER ALERT
TRAVEL
INTERACTIVE FEATURES
CAPTION CONTEST
FEEDBACK


Who is destroying Indian culture?

             

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.

IT 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.

 

  Week Specials

 
Little hands that labour
by Thangamani

Capturing the grandeur of Taj Mahal on screen
by Aditi Tandon

Grace & human conduct
by I.M. Soni

Living in sync with nature
by Naresh

From Bharata to Badal and beyond
by Chaman Ahuja

DREAM THEME: Dreaming of an eclipse
by Vinaya Katoch Manhas

 

  Week Specials
 

TIME OFF: The fate of trees
by Manohar Malgonkar

BOLLYWODD BHELPURI: Should Kajol quit?
by Madhur Mittal

TELEVISION: Woman power to the fore
by Mukesh Khosla

NATURE: How birds defend their territories
by Nutan Shukla

SCENE STEALERS: Shubha spreads magic, again!
by Belu Maheshwari

LIFE TIES: Putting self before family
by Taru Bahl

WHAT IS COOKING: Eat radish with relish
by
Geetu

STRESSBUSTERS: Pillars of faith
by V.K. Kapoor

FEEDBACK: When home is hell

Book Reviews

Why are Christians different?
Review by Surinder S. Jodhka

Reversal of history
Review by Deepika Gurdev

Demons demystified
Review by H.P. Sah

What is cooking?
Review by Minakshi Chaudhry

WTO: A pro-marketeerís hopes
Review by Abnash C. Julka

The Godrej who started it all
Review by Jai Narain Sharma

Refugees: abandoned by homeland and disowned by world
Review by Deepak Kumar Singh

Delhiís unplanned and chaotic progress
Review by Ashu Pasricha

Write view
Gandhi out of sync with modern morality
Review by Randeep Wadehra

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