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Epic Channel

Atithi, Maanbhanjan & Detective – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (2)

Epic Channel’s Stories by Rabindranath Tagore are now showcasing short stories written by the great legend. Although, these are different stories set in different times and towns, Anurag Basu’s unique presentation has merged the stories at its ends. Without giving a break at the end of each story, the new story emerges as the characters of the new story are introduced while the characters of the previous story are left pondering with their thoughts. This became evident when the characters of…

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Pretty Little Liars

pretty little liars review

Its no secret I like young adult stuff.. it's going to take a while, if ever, for me to grow out of that phase. Specially if there are series like this one out there. A group of pretty and stylish looking young girls around a dainty white table hiding a secret. This poster has often caught my attention, but I did not think of watching it till I came to know a friend with similar taste in shows watches it. That was…

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Chokher Bali – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (1)

Chokher Bali - Stories by Rabindranath Tagore Epic Channel

Chokher Bali, the first story in the series of Stories by Rabindranath Tagore presented by Anurag Basu, takes one to a world gone by – of human relations and traditions, of hidden and disclosed emotions, of tragic and generated situations. Chokher Bali literally means sand in the eye, in a way suggesting,  a constant irritant. It is the story of a young, talented and educated girl, Binodini, who is widowed at an early age, having to live within the many strict rules…

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The Epic Bonanza – New shows and New seasons

The Epic Channel - New shows and New seasons

It has been a beautiful autumn, old leaves falling, splattered across all around at a rate faster than they grew, but held their own beauty while still withering away. These past few months Epic channel was on a spree of repeating its old shows, episodes that were introduced every week now revisited us on a daily basis. A deja vu it was, but all these shows deserve many more deja vus. Now finally, it is time for the season to change,…

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Kyunki saas bhi.. and you know the rest..

remembering kyunki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi

It was a very busy day in office for me today. So obviously I tried to find an escape route. HotStar, the StarPlus website, now has videos of all its old and new TV shows. I clicked on Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. And I was hit by such a strong sense of nostalgia that I came here to write, even though my very good friend has threatened to disown me if she finds out I have started watching this show…

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Dariba Diaries

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In today’s age, investigators and detectives of crime cases have a whole range of detective equipments, chemicals and various tests, databases, etc. to assist and prove their claims. It is quite unimaginable that a detective could zero-in on the culprit without such vast technical support system. But there have always been detectives from ages and they’ve been successful in detecting the criminals. So how did they do it, without any beeping equipments or hidden sensors or polygrah tests? Epic Channel’s…

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Television

Homeland

Homeland series review

If I had to write a one line review of the series, I would say Homeland is a good, solid show. It is fast paced without being shallow. Also it keeps you guessing and makes you actually care about the fate of everyone involved. Carrie Mathison, as the bipolar CIA analyst, is flawlessly portrayed by Claire Danes. She is somewhat of a prodigy, disregarding rules, going crazy, with a hawk eyed single mindedness, ingenuity and fierce loyalty. Her mentor, in some ways…

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Television villains and vigilantes

Run Barry Run!

flash season 1 finale

  I am sure all of us at some point or the other have dreamed of having some super human power, however, the harsh truth sucks! We are simple human beings and that’s all we are gonna be. But then we have these fictitious heroes to look up to! Amongst all those, Flash is one of my favourites! Speed is indeed an awesome super power to have [after invisibility and teleportation, my personal favourites! Sigh! ] The CW Network sitcom…

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Epic Channel

Ekaant – Itihaas ki goonj

Anjaan …  sunsaan … veeraan … bikhri imaarton ki dastaan … aur unki bhooli huyi kahaniyaan … Ekaant (Unknown … desolate … deserted … the tales of dilapidated structures … and its forgotten stories … Isolated) With these words, right at the start, Epic Channel’s non-fiction show Ekaant, Itihaas ki goonj (Isolated, the echo of history), takes one right into the middle of a mysterious and sometimes eerie world. Ably hosted by Akul Tripathi, brilliantly shot and directed, Ekaant takes…

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Once More with Jaaved Jaaferi

Once More with Jaaved Jaaferi

If you want to talk about a movie, narrate the story in short, tell the behind-the-scene happenings, reveal the actors’  thoughts and all this is to be done in a fun and entertaining manner, there is just one person you can think of to host such a show. Once More with Jaaved Jaaferi takes one on an hour long trip to a popular movie each time.  Be it Jewel Thief in the sixties, Hare Rama Hare Krishna in the seventies or…

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