Sunday, September 20, 2009

DoorDarshan National - Proud 50 years






















ahh the good old days of Doordarshan :) started at 1959 with a splice of black and white , tinge of entertainment its covered 50 BIG years now ... those days after partition Doordarshan was probably the only mass media communication after newspapers and radio that hit the people and enlighted their spirits. It was a new experience of actually seeing moveable objects on TV though TV sets were very rare those days but still one small step is something that led to a massive revolution a concept that took par boom effect on future, even though i have not really been a part of whole doordarshan era because in the 1990's onwards many commercial channels had begun still i guess it was a time where Doordarshan held the monopoly for being the oldest channel of NATION.

I feel nostalgic but there were so many wonderfull programmes for which we had to wait whole week just wanting to know what would happen next infact i still remember when first we heard that some serials were to be aired almost 5 days a week we were thrilled thinking how easy it would be to know what would happen next , but who knew that these new serials with each aired episode would lower its dignity concept responsibility just for TRP's ....



I know Doordarshan has been boring for some and yes today even i dont watch Doordarshan but the era in he 70's and 80's probably saw the best of the writers and directors of serials those were reality check serials unlike todays relity shows...
shows like Humlog, Buniyad,Byomkesh Bakshi, Fatichar,Turning Point, Ye Jo Hai Zindagi, Nukkad and Dekh Bhai Dekh, ‘Rangoli’ and ‘Chitrahaar’ and ofcourse Ramayan and Mahabharata and My favourite Mougli, Surabhi, Malgudi days :D days were fabulous...

there shall never be days like those back again, its awfull to see that a National channel has to struggle so much but atleast for some good sense like earlier doordarshan air'ed serials which were MORE INFORMATIVE THAN HIGHER TRP'S ..atleast it was better than the maddening business for which most private channels fight .......

I miss that simple life style ... life will never turn its wheel back to the ideology of " Simple Living High Thinking "

adios

4 comments:

Saucy said...

Yes.Inflicted with abundance we will always miss the days of those scarce movies , aired once a week, and weekly episodes.

Ye jo hai zindagi episodes available on youtube.

Shreya said...

i kw some parts are available on youtube but im talking of not just the aired serials but of the truly wonderful time we spent with our family while watching tv...
may b sometimes the lesser choice we have the better it is.. atleast it was quality choice :) once upon a time..

adios :)

Pawan Singh said...

Awaiting Entry Mam, after a very long time....

During childhood there was only Doordarshan at my home no cable at that time, I remember one of my favorite shows for which I used to wait for entire week was Mowgli and Turning Point
Also in summer vacation there was a special show called Chutti-Chutti that was attraction of summer. Another show for which I used to search local libraries(no internet at that time) to seek answers was Surabhi anchored by Renuka Shahane & Sidhaarth Kak.

Really that was a nice era of television where no reality shows were there which eventually nowadays are disgracing our living rooms !

Shreya said...

hi pawan,
i agree with your reality Tv point and btw thanks for waiting so long..
From this time it shall be my job to keep my blog updated :)
keep visiting..
adios

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