Saturday, May 30, 2009

Door ke Darshan

Doordarshan more precisely known as ‘Door ke Darshan’. The Indian broadcast service which has remained truly untouched with the way it was presented. The look and feel has been the same today, though the content and presentation has upgraded from the past.
Remember the good old days when cable, dish and satellite TV were not the part of our daily routine. Doordarshan was the only available source of information, education and entertainment. Some things never change like the news reader of doordarshan or the duration of brakes. It’s just the same. The only channel you could see after years with some changes and would feel like “Aaj bhi waise hi hai”.

Have a look at the video clip; this is a sequence from a program called gali gali sim sim one of my favorites on DD these days. Check the link.

25 comments:

Amal Bose said...

ya.. i always wondered the thing..
the channel hasnt changed their style much.. especially the news.
there has been no difference at all though the faces may be new..
it always gives a warm "good old days" feeling watching this channel :-)

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Atleast Darshan is existing.

Abhishek Khanna said...

aaila.. template badal dia... blog ka naam bhi

ye sab door ke darshan ka asar hai kya ji?

Mayz said...

ahhhh nostalgia

MultiMenon said...

Yeah,one of those very few things which haven't changed in the course of time,.I always wished the human mind wasn't a variant.. :(

Nice thoughts gal.. :D

Nikhil

Chriz said...

i still remember the old red color DD logo..

havent been in touch with DD these days.. refreshing

peter said...

I have not seen this channel since 10 years or so..I skip it everytym i come across this one..yes but I can't deny that it was the only channel which I used to watch as a kid
Sunday ko subah subah Rangoli,chandrakanta,duck tales, thursday ko raat 8 baje chitrahar...fri and sat ko raat mein ...movie ...mast time tha yaar woh bhi :P

comfortably numb said...

dose days of Chandrakanta n Jungle Book:)

Priya Joyce said...

I miss some of the good shows on DD1

:(:(

Hemanth Potluri said...

i miss the cartoons on dd1 :P..and ofcouse the detective serials :)...

urs..hemu...

Cяystal said...

I never got a chance to watch it only..and gali gali sim sim..ooooh!..it came on Pogo or Disney pehle..kindly blame MTv and Disney on my side for nt watching anything at all on Doorkedarshan..except Vikram Betaal ki kahaniyaan =D
And oh yes..temp. looking pretty..bas pink thodi prob hai :D..lekin anyway..its goooooood!

Amrita~Ams said...

nostalgic...
used to see cartoon..
or shaktimaan bhi :P:P

Dewdrop said...

There are tonnes of these oldies - goldies : ADs, DD programs (Alif laila / Tehkikaat / Chitraahaar ... those were the days!

chirag said...

yet it is not upgraded
ever in his whole journey from when start to now
but still it is useful when any other sports channel is not coming on TV during cricket matches and at that time i loved DOORDARSHAN
and also when cable then it is the only channel that coming and for timepass
its not bad

paramveer said...

I LOVE GALI GALI SIM SIM....................long tym to watch it due te hasty schedule...bt love to watch it if get time on saturday(donno abb ata bhi h ya nai)

bt one thing is sure..dd news sucks!!!

paramveer
mypoeticaccent.blogspot.com

Sarath said...

I can't remember the last time i watched something on doordarshan, seriously...

rabbit said...

mujhe to aaj bhi friday ka chitrahaar yaad hai.

kya mast bachpan tha...

Resurgence said...

Gal... have stopped watching doordarshan long ago... but to telll you the truth... Old day Doordarshan was fabulous... in terms of content, message and everything.... I have my own share of grievances from the national broadcaster but one thing is for sure... DD has to live its role of public broadcaster and hence can not become Sony overnight... but again the effort to improve is also not there.... :)

Keshi said...

Does it mean that Change is not always necessary for more profit, from a Marketing point of view?

Keshi.

rahul said...

yup those days were aweosme..no confusion what to watch or not..and as comfortably numb says ,the days of chandrakanta..I remember karuur singh :P..and jungle book!!

neeraj_only said...

Waw , post on doordarshan . Ya they hv nt changed with time.

My fav prog fm DD were chandrakanta , alif-laila , rangoli , jungle book etc.

Gali gali sim sim is real cool program ( but this is indian version of sesame street , shown in USA ). I love all it's characters . Nicknamed one friend "chamki " :p

d gypsy! said...

DD hasnt changed a bit though the faces and content has been upgraded, s is their style... but yes maybe that is why whenever u switch it on u r reminded of family, chai cuppas, togetherness and that one imp movie that no one would miss...

Jaggu said...

Hi, nice blog you have got. Passed through while browsing. Ya, DD is DD:). Welcome to my blog.:)

Stupidosaur said...

I got no TV 'here'.
And 'there' I get only free to air DTH channels, which is 80 % DD.

So DD rocks!

And its a really relaxing experience too!

Nidhi said...

Ahaa ! You brought me back to my childhood days :) Its been ages since I haven't watched Doordarshan... Leave apart DD.. I think its been more than 4 -5 month si have not watched TV at all :(