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For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vaibhav Vishal | Published: July 24 2016 12:01 am Smells like teen spirit: Finalists of the Colgate Fresh Energy Gel & MTV VJ Hunt including VJ Maria Goretti (in white) strike a pose at the MTV office in Mumbai Top News The summer is always kind of muggy in Patna In the early 1990s it appeared sultrier than normal The days would be hot and the nights would be dry There was only so much one could do I don’t know if the irregular load-shedding and the absence of electricity were the reasons for the dreariness or if one could point towards the abrupt “Kal shaam chhe baje phir mulakaat hogi” endings of Doordarshan as the cause Or whether the limited stock of antakshari songs (despite the unending stock of holidaying cousins to play them with) was the prime suspect Or perhaps it was just teenage angst Those were also the days when Aamir Khan was doing snake movies Rishi Kapoor was wearing his last set of sweaters Jackie Shroff’s films were box-office hits and Vinod Khanna was cracking dudhu jokes as he leered at women in Farishtay Yes There really was only so much one could do Buzzwords like liberalisation and globalisation were just beginning to appear and private TV channels became an everyday fix Cable TV was slowly becoming the fashionable thing in small-town India a perfect middle-class counterpoint to the safari-suit-and- pomeranian superiority of the elite My professor parents of course thanks to their worldview and wisdom nurtured by Brahminical leanings had strong opinions on any form of unsupervised entertainment Exactly the reason why I readily agreed when Ramkailasji my trusted aide and the family Man Friday recommended that we steal the cable connection since the wires went through our house Till then our experience in thievery was restricted to pocketing raw mangoes of the awesomely juicy Maldah variety from the neighbours’ yard So I was not too sure Having said that the lure of breaking the boredom and seeing content outside of the staid DD programming was too much The programming options were many beyond the Krishi Darshans and Chitrahaars of the world There was finesse and flair one wasn’t used to seeing on television Plus there was MTV That thing that was meant to morally corrupt the youth of the nation I was ready to be corrupted All it took was a pair of garden cutters and some ingenuity and we were a cable TV household between 10pm and 5am opening the gates to a hitherto unseen world The firang accent the cool graphics the smart promos the interesting shows — they were all from a distant land There was Star Plus with The Crystal Maze Donahue Oprah and oh those kissing cousins in The Bold and The Beautiful Or the cigarette-smoking Tara in the eponymous series on Zee TV and even the obnoxious Mohan Kapoor on the channel’s Saanp Seedi and Rajat Sharma giving birth to a different breed of journalism in Aap Ki Adalat This was all different New And real And then there was of course MTV With its funky graphics bizarre spots and fast pace It smelled like teen spirit With Michael Jackson and Madonna With Guns N’ Roses a paradoxical co-existence that could well define MTV With Right Said Fred declaring sexiness and Phil Collins his inability to dance With Pearl Jam Megadeth Metallica and innumerous such bands that us small-towners had no knowledge of I saw images I never thought existed I saw people I never could be I saw love I saw debauchery It was culturally alien at times But it was all eye-opening I could never be them I knew And yet I wanted to know more about them I saw possibilities And I am not just talking television I am talking life For that Hindi-medium boy from Bihar struggling with itihaas bhugol and nagrik shastra in school it was almost like creating his own history every night by unshackling himself from all that was around him By thinking beyond the books and course material By taking those fantastic flights to nowhere I never did stop thinking in Hindi I did not develop an accent I never could appreciate Pearl Jam Megadeth or Metallica I did not try becoming a different person with brand new reference points Only my perspective changed I started seeing things differently I did not know where I wanted to go but I knew what it would be like We were caught soon enough by Papa He was obviously upset He said all we had to do was ask But I wasn’t complaining It was worth the trip It is not as if it suddenly changed my persona or that I could see doors opening for me But the entire visual experience day on day made me realise that there were so many doors that existed It was not just economic libera lisation at work or just liberalisation It was liberation It changed my outlook It made me more confident more audacious It allowed me to dream differently That gawky teenager son of professor parents started looking beyond engineering and medicine as a career as did many of us from similar backgrounds Everything in the world hitherto unseen was now around us And everything was achievable We did not have to travel to foreign lands to broaden our horizons The world had come to us in the form of Camay soaps and Hershey’s chocolates Brand new malls and multiplexes In the queues at McDonald’s Buzzing on pagers and mobile phones Surprisingly none of it made me feel poor and deprived at any point of time It kept egging me to have a deeper resolve to become better off (read rich) In retrospect that was the crudest and yet the most important contribution of liberalisation to small-town India and not just to me We stopped feeling guilty about earning and spending money something that Papa would not have approved of We were okay to let go of our middle-classery Of course that came with its own set of struggles Mumbai the city I had chosen to move to gave me its perfumed indifference showing me my place in the 8:11 local I gave it my unadulterated confidence Very soon we reached a compromise and the city was home Fate brought me to MTV in 2000 And MTV gave me the confidence to change it It had made me embrace its globalness I made it embrace my Indianness being a part of the team that made it desicool I worked with them for 10 long years fancy designation et al Little did MTV know about the role it had played in my life Even when it was on mute Meanwhile we got Ramkailasji a job as a peon in Delhi His family continued to be in a remote village in Bihar We sponsored the education of his son who is now 16 The boy uses a smartphone and uses WhatsApp I suspect he also knows how to order mangoes online Only he aspires to follow the career path of his father: become a peon Twenty-five years later I wait for another round of liberalisation Vaibhav Vishal is a creative consultant based in Mumbai He tweets as @ofnosurnamefame For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by BollywoodHungamaNewsNetwork | Mumbai | Published: February 22 2010 9:03 am Related News No sooner that the controversy around SRK’s comments on Pakistani cricket players has settled downthe actor finds himself in yet another controversy related to the IPL This time roundit’s the courtesy of inner wear brand Lux Cozyof whichSRK is the recently appointed brand ambassador The story goes thatsince SRK is the brand ambassador of the said brandit was rest understood as to they will be sponsoring the uniforms for Khan’s T-20 team Kolkata Knight Ridersbesides a monetary angle of course All was well so far Now the twist in the tale is that the Lux Company is owned by the Todi brothers (Ashok and Pradip) They are the same Todi brothers who were charged with apparently leading to the suicide of computer graphics designer Rizwanur Rehmana Muslimafter he married Ashok Todi’s daughter Priyankawho was a Hindu by religion This news had made it to the national headlines and remained atop for quite sometime This ‘sponsorship’ move by SRK for KKR with the said brand has not been taken kindly by many That’s the reason why it has sparked anger in many people’s heart Not just thatsince it has a religious pinch to ita few religious bodies too have come in the forefront to express their opposition In the lieu of all thisthere has been a meeting that has been arranged which will include artistesactorsdancerswritersperformers and also a few prominent names express solid opposition to the controversial tie-up For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 1 2017 1:08 pm May Day celebrates and honours workers’ imminent contributions towards the betterment of society (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Top News May Day also known as International Workers’ Day and as Labour Day in some parts of the world is an occasion that pays tribute and respect to workers and their contribution towards making our lives easier A cause close to the heart of many socialists Communists and the labour movement May Day celebrates and honours workers A public holiday of much importance to labour rights’ activists it is also an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival The day’s importance lies in the dreadful times that workers in the United States saw when they protested workers’ rights violations straining work hours poor working conditions and wages and child labour May 1 was chosen to be the International Workers’ Day that symbolises the workers’ struggles and their empowerment in the late 19th century by trade unionists socialists and Communists This date commemorated the Haymarket affair in 1886 in the US Years’-long protest of the working class challenging their 16-hourwork-timings in unsafe and fatal conditions resulted in the Federation of Organised Trades and Labour Unions of the United States and Canada deciding that from May 1 1886 an eight-hour workday would go into effect for the labour (Source: Wikimedia Commons) But when the a police contingent opened fire and killed at least two of the striking workers who were holding a largely peaceful and well-organised protest movement and subsequently arrested and served terms of life imprisonment death sentences etc, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Navjeevan Gopal | Amritsar | Updated: April 17, headed by the Union Environment Minister is empowered to appraise all projects that fall within or around national parks, I always bought it along with its entire exquisite upper class family, One can go to an earlier date and then click the programme of choice which will start immediately. 2017 11:16 pm If you are wondering if this ultimate declaration of self-love which borders on narcissim is legally binding.

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and a regulator to oversee it, she suddenly declared that Bengali would be compulsorily taught in all schools in West Bengal. download Indian Express App More Related News Bible Bookcase ?he married her and started living with her.was the last one to be closed on Friday, Post-mortem report will come in a day or two. Kishor Rithepresident of Satpuda Foundation and member of National Board for Wildlifesaid: Attacks on livestock have been reported in the said area Probably this was the same animal A proposal is pending with the state government to declare 80 sq km of Mahendri forest a sanctuary Because of delay in the declaration we have lost a precious tigress? he said one of the aims of his visit was to suggest a framework for the future of the relationship between the two countries.0 aperture, It is hygienic. 35.

launched?classical musician. she sobs. The one thing we have going for us as an industry, 2015 3:32 pm The wholesale onion prices had last week touched Rs 57 per kg at Lasalgaon in Maharashtra, “Congress-led Punjab government has decided to install the statue of Indira Gandhi in Ludhiana. “Punjabi language was not given due respect on signboards.were taken into custody.while cities such as Kolkata and Ranchi have cases of large-scale borrowing from microfinance institutions. They are behaving like loonies.

Calcutta, The matter came to fore Saturday after the Himachal Pradesh High Court,000 loan. according to a Bloomberg report. Apple iPhone 8 at $1000: Will this be the most expensive iPhone ever? Apple iPhone 8 marks the anniversary edition and this could be the most expensive iPhone ever starting at $1000 A recent New York Times report said Apple iPhone 8 will have a premium version at $999 though it is unclear if this will be for the highest storage variant or the starting ones Previously reports on Fortune and analyst reports by Goldman Sachs which were published by Business Insider had also pegged the pricing at $1000 Either way a $1000 pricing is a significant bump up from the $649 pricing of the iPhone 7 (32GB variant) However the 256GB variant of the iPhone 7 Plus is priced at $969 in the US which is close to $1000 Interesting a UBS analyst note said iPhone 8 will start at $870 for the base storage options while the more expensive ones will cost $1000 Still the iPhone 8 won’t be cheap and the new OLED display and glass design is the likely reason why The iPhone 8 at $1000 comes to around 63000 but we know that in India the iPhone has a considerably higher launch price than the one compared to the US The high-end variant of iPhone 7 Plus launched at Rs 92000 last year So will iPhone 8 cross this mark We will have to wait and see Apple iPhone 8: When will it launch hit stores The event will likely take place on September 12 though the company is yet to send out official invites for the same The phone should hit the stores in the US soon after the official launch The India availability will likely be later in October Analysts predict the iPhone 8 will be limited supply after it is officially announced given the high demand for the smartphone Schematics of the Apple iPhone 8 along with the iPhone 7s iPhone 7s Plus that were leaked earlier by iDropNews What are the new features on the Apple iPhone 8 The biggest change to the iPhone 8 will be the display The iPhone 8 will have a 58-inch OLED bezel-less display with a full frontal glass just like the S8 S8+ Note 8 Though this won’t have dual curved edges Apple iPhone 8 won’t have a home button and the Touch ID could be gone on the new iPhone Instead Apple will add a 3D Face recognition module to unlock the device after scanning a user’s face just like the Galaxy S8 S8+ already do Also read: Apple iPhone 8 will be priced at $999 says report Apple iPhone 8 will have a glass and metal design and support for wireless charging though it will be slower than the standards iPhone 8 will also have the dual-rear camera but this will be vertically aligned and not horizontally like in the case of the iPhone 7 Plus Other specifications will include the new A11 chip on the iPhone base storage variants starting at 32GB and going up to 256GB according to reports For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 12 2017 4:16 pm Steve Jobs Theater is a part of Apple’s newly constructed “spaceship”campus Related News Apple is holding a special product reveal event later today in Cupertino where it is likely to launch a slew of new products from the iPhone X to the third-generation Watch to a 4K-enabled Apple TV And the excitement doesn’t stop there For some Apple fans the venue is creating a lot of curiosity For the first time the company is holding its launch event at the brand new Steve Jobs Theater which is located on a hill overlooking the main “spaceship” campus Apple’s previous events have been held at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium or its Infinite Look campus The Steve Jobs Theater is all set to take the center stage ahead of the iPhone X launch Here’s everything we know so far about the Steve Jobs Theater at the new Apple Park campus Apple’s newly constructed “spaceship” campus houses the state-of-the-art Steve Jobs Theater a 1000-seat auditorium which has been named after the company’s co-founder Steve Jobs The Steve Jobs Theater is situated atop a hill — one of the highest points within the 175-acre Apple Park — overlooking the main “spaceship” building “To honor his memory and his enduring influence on Apple and the world the theater at Apple Park will be named the Steve Jobs Theater” the company said in a press release A different view of Steve Jobs Theater Pretty much entirely underground Stadium seating (1000 seats total) pictwittercom/NsoBkczwz6 — Neil Cybart (@neilcybart) August 28 2017 The entrance of the auditorium sits underneath a silver disk held by a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder A Bloomberg report said the theater occupies four underground stories two staircase and stadium that can accommodate up to 1000 guests The theater has a rotating elevator and a sliding wall to reveal a product demo area It’s being reported that the theater has leather seats that have been estimated to cost Apple about $14000 Last week construction photos of the Steve Jobs Theater were leaked by the Brazilian Apple-focused blog Mac Magazine Apple’s new “spaceship” campus – also known as Apple Park- is estimated to cost as many as $5 billion Though the construction isn’t going to get completed until later this year?he earned more in the past year than any star on this year’s Celebrity 100 list,the Commercial Counsellor and head of the Trade Commission in Ahmedabad.

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