Think of news today, and the images that come to mind are of opinionated journalists, panel discussions with participants shouting each other down and a general cacophony as everybody tries to make their views heard. In the midst of the whole din are the poor viewers who, most often, have no idea what’s going on.However, how many of us remember the good old days of Doordarshan, before cable TV, digital TV and social media bombarded us with non-stop content, where dignified newsreaders and anchors would hold the fort, delivering the news the way it was, without adding their own personal biases or opinions to it. These were anchors the whole nation looked up – they set trends in the way they spoke, dressed, and wore their hair and makeup.For all of us who remember the beloved 70s, 80s and 90s, let’s take a walk down memory lane to track down some of our favourite Doordarshan anchors and see what they are up to these days:
The #MeToo movement has gained momentum in India with women opening up on social media platforms about their experiences.Several big names in Bollywood and known personalities of India faced the heat recently. Here’s a quick look at all the people who felt the burn.– Sources: VariousYou can read similar stories here and here. You can also read up on molestation cases against Bollywood celebs here. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for all the latest updates.
While the support for Sunny Leone’s calm and composed answers to Bhupendra Chaubey’s “interrogation” keeps pouring in, Aamir Khan himself has weighed in on the matter. During his interview, Chaubey had asked Sunny if she would like to work with Aamir Khan, to which Sunny said she’s a realist and would not expect Aamir to work with her even if she wanted thus. Chaubey then tried to rake her past again, but Sunny calmly dead-batted his regressive line of questioning.
Supermodel Cindy Crawford, shot by legendary fashion photographer Herb Ritts, on the July 1988 cover of Playboy. For 62 years, the men’s lifestyle publication well known for its nude centerfolds, has played with the trope, “I read Playboy for the articles.” It has published authors like Arthur C. Clarke, Chuck Palahniuk, Haruki Murakami, Ian Fleming, and yes, feminist Margaret Atwood. It was where Jimmy Carter admitted to cheating on his wife, Metallica admitted to being dysfunctional, and John Lennon granted his last interview — which was published when he was murdered. As reported by The New York Times, in 2013, Playboy made its website “suitable for work” (SFW) in order to draw attention to its quality content and to separate itself from other men’s magazines like Penthouse.
The cover of Elle Australia’s October issue. Photo: @instagram/elleaus If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like to grace the cover of a magazine, you’ll want to pick up the most recent issue of Elle Australia which eschewed the usual Photoshopped celebrities and instead features a reflective, mirror-like surface. The point is that you, dear reader, are the star of the show. The clever cover lines include a hashtag, #BeTheCover, and a dek that reads, “To Celebrate Our Epic Portrait What It Means To Be a Woman…This Issue, You’re The Star.”