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Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon : The game changer for romance on Indian TV

By Sreejeeta Ghosh (Guest Contributor) The Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility states that the more we consume a product, the less it satisfies us over time.  And Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon (IPKKND) is a great contradiction to that law.  It started as a simple romance show but with time turned into a (nearly) cult romance classic. Romance is universal, but no one brought … Continue reading Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon : The game changer for romance on Indian TV

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Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2 : Reminiscent of Zindagi Gulzar Hai?

By Simran Pavecha (Guest Contributor) The old and the new If there’s one TV show that will always remain super, super close to my heart, it is Bade Achhe Lagte Hain – Ram and Sakshi’s BALH. It was fresh, mature and a great concept – a typical Sony ecosystem show. It created quite the stir back then – for a TV jodi that had fiery … Continue reading Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2 : Reminiscent of Zindagi Gulzar Hai?

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The Anupamaa Appeal

It’s been more than a year since Starplus launched a seemingly run-of-the-mill show called Anupamaa about a little-educated housewife whose life revolves around her family, with little or no reciprocation. What else is new, you ask? I did too and was mildly tempted to watch just because of the consistently high TRPs. But well, TRPs have hardly been an indication of quality content when it … Continue reading The Anupamaa Appeal

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Current Indian TV shows on Reluctant Romance (2021)

Reluctant Romance has always been one of the most popular sub-genres when it comes to love stories since forever. Not very surprising that Indian TV has utilized this trope over and over again with great success. We have had shows like Kusum ad Kutumb in the nineties that were mega-popular all across the country. Come 2021 and it’s difficult for shows to make a place … Continue reading Current Indian TV shows on Reluctant Romance (2021)