India Masala

A “cleaner” Bigg Boss?

September 17, 2012

If you’ve been a regular watcher of “Bigg Boss”, India’s version of the international reality show “Big Brother”, you will never look at a mop the same way again. Remember model Pooja Mishra breaking a mop and then flinging it across the room in a fit of rage?

Paathshala: Punished for three hours

April 16, 2010

paathshaalaIf any real-life kids went to the school shown in Milind Ukey’s “Paathshaala”, you can be sure they would hardly get any studying done. Instead they would be busy dancing, singing, ogling at teachers, romancing and participating in reality TV shows.

Rahul Mahajan searches for the perfect TV bride

September 23, 2009

As India heads into wedding season, yet another celebrity is hoping to get hitched — with millions of people watching on prime-time television.

Are Indian audiences ready for the truth?

July 24, 2009

There is something addictive about watching ‘The Moment of Truth’, the American TV show where contestants have to tell the truth to win cash.

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Star seeks groom on TV and other soaps

July 1, 2009

A new reality show in which a bunch of suitable men vie for the hand of Bollywood starlet Rakhi Sawant is an interesting twist on the prevailing custom of Indian men choosing their brides.

Shah Rukh Khan meets a “rappist”

May 2, 2008

I missed the first episode of ‘Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain‘ – the Indian version of an American reality TV gameshow – but millions in the country tuned in on April 25 to watch actor Shah Rukh Khan and a bunch of kids torture contestants with questions lifted from school textbooks.