Category: Open Slate

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Dirty Politics Over Nature’s Wrath

What started as yet another seasonal flood with a reported toll of 150 has turned out to be a national disaster. The flash floods in Uttrakhand have revealed many realities, national and political. This natural...






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The Silent Observers – Part -III

In any family system, the young depend on their parents. Their life is bounded firmly with their parents. Everything in their life is decided by their parents on their behalf. In this world full of...






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The Silent Observers- Part – II

Home is the first school for every child, girl or boy. The members of the family are the immediate teachers to the child who keep teaching them inadvertently 24X7 (A bit surprising and ironical, though)....






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The Silent Observers – Part – I

Sanju is a rollicking eight-year-old boy who would win anyone by his charm. His mom helped him with his studies. The boy loved every subject except history. It was she, who has to pester him,...






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Cricket – No Gentlemen’s Game

1983 – India won the ICC cricket world cup under the captaincy of Kapil dev. It was a news for the cricketing countries, that a super team is in initial stages. After that, Pakistan and...






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HUMAN BEINGS [V: 2.0]

Vacations are meant to be cheerful. Every vacation gives us sweet memories- may be the reunion of relatives or a meeting with a long time friend- which is worth cherishing. Even the weekends never failed...






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Tales from Other Lands – Part – V

To worsen the case further these days there is a popular culture setting in. The national media moguls who own a Hindi channel do have regional channels. To cut down the costs, they fill their...






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Tales from Other Lands – Part – IV

There is another successful narrative structure as for as Indian televisions are concerned. It’s the conflict within a big joint family (what else then). The father might have a second wife, may be more if...






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Tales from Other Lands – Part – III

The makers follow a simple tactics. The screen writer of the show goes on creating sub plots which is tenderly connected to the main plot. The reality is that no one, neither the makers nor...






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Tales from Other Lands – Part – II

The prime intention of the daily soaps is to entertain the home makers who stay back at home during the day time. This section predominantly happens to be women, in India. Since the target audiences...