India smiling, are you smiling too?
India is smiling. The question is: are you in, or are you out? Have you signed up? India is smiling. For good reason. Never has living here been …
Telecommunications and the television (TV) broadcasting sectors have been most instrumental in ushering in what is called the 'Information society'…
Public dysfunctional system
A short stop motion talks about how the public distribution system of reaching food to India's poor is riddled with corruption, inefficiency …
An idiot's environment
Every major TV channel virtually bypassed Environment Day on June 5, making polite noises to mask their enthusiasm
Hang it on your wall and do not worry about scanning for your favourite programmes. This new television knows what you are looking for
The magic eye
Sounds almost like a sci-fi movie, but there is light in the dark for those who have lost their eyesight. A high-tech curing device is on the anvil
Shockwave over Iran
Over the years, overseas-based Persian language satellite tv broadcasters have won over the hearts of a number of Iranians. And to make matters …
BBC dreams about the machine
Two BBC serials take the viewer to the awesome world of computers, dramatising their history, and showing how they have become an integral part …
AIDS hits prime time on Doordarshan
Prostitutes are shown more frequently in TV programmes as culprits, whereas they are mostly victims of AIDS.
The millennium hotline
The new century will explode into your home through plastic optical fibres, say US scientists, promising an amazing, "wired" future
Daubs fo gilt on the Israeli image abraod
Two films on Israel, despite their obvious public relations motive, nevertheless catch and hold firmly, the viewer's interest.
Bringing the cinema home won't be easy
Electronic companies worldwide, who are trying to develop a new generation of televisions, are finding the going tough
The war of the footprints
As satellites proliferate over the Indian sky and competitors wrangle a bigger share of the market, Doordarshan gears up to....
LIPS talks to you in many tongues
The 24th international film festival in New Delhi introduced an indigenously developed technology that makes it possible to telecast a film …
For the swish of a snow leopard's tail
The snow leopard, small but menacing in his stealth, is a beautiful beast that streaks into full view so often in this film that you wonder where …
Tales of friendship and betrayal
Documentary series>> First Australians • Written and produced by Rachel Perkins • Seven episodes
Female and unwated in India
A BBC serial has pieced together damning evidence of the rise in female foeticide in India in the 1990s.
Doordarshan's new tricks show promise
Classroom 2000+ is a promising teaching experiment, which, if extended, could revolutionise science education in Indian villages. Meanwhile, Quest,…
Exploring India's rural market potential
With rural disposable incomes outstripping urban ones, there is a lot of scope for the expansion of the rural market base.
CENDIT scores with film series
Catalysts for Change, a 13-part film series produced by the Centre for the Development of Instructional Technology, covers the gamut of problems …
"Bad TV is better than no TV"
'Welcome to tomorrow' seems to be ARTHUR C CLARKE's motto in life. He was the first to hit upon the notion of global broadcasting networks …
Too much protest, too little practice
The October edition of Newstrack had a livelier-than-usual Crosstalk, which featured doctors furious at being brought under the purview of the …
A primitive trend practised the world over
The ancient Greeks and Romans attached a high social premium to males and resorted to strange ways of determining the sex of the unborn child.
The wonderful life after Doordarshan
There are some rivetting science programmes on Star TV and BBC which should inspire Doordarshan to produce better programmes in this genre
Stumbling along on the road to green
A documentary telecast on Rajiv Gandhi's 50th birth anniversary examines the late Prime Minister's environmental initiatives, but finds the …