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MEMORIES OF MADRAS
I t was August 2006 and I was returning home in an auto. Many dogs had caught my eye that morning — alone, starving, full of sores and near to death. Just near the corner of our street, I spotted a tiny bloated, starving pup that looked ...
This merchant is merry
The Little Theatre's annual pantomime ‘Shylock: Merchant or Menace' was a spirited fare
THEY SAID IT
Need to experiment
I completely agree that portrayal of characters on television has been very stereotypical. For instance, at one stage, all I did were positive roles. And, then, once a negative portrayal of mine clicked, there was a flood of them. That is one ...
VOICE YOUR VIEWS - TV SOAPS AND STEREOTYPING OF WOMEN
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The stereotyping depiction works commercially, but is irresponsible. Viewers start judging people as good or bad; instead of adopting a balanced approach.
Most soaps are tearjerkers. The storylines are woven with tedious yarns of gloom and grief. Viewers addicted to them are bound to suffer from bouts of depression. The female protagonists are constantly mired in an ocean of trouble — ...
Why such negativity?
It is impossible to make a soap work without women, but what irks us is the negative vibes surrounding the female characters.
Cutting across channels, everyone seems to be beaming the same kind of programmes. Novelty is a rarity. As for the portrayal of women, there are the innocents, the villainous characters, and none in between. Channels seem to be concerned only ...
TV serials have two prime characters — the heroine, a good woman and the villain, a bad woman. And the portrayal is pedestrian, the good is soft-spoken and docile while the bad is aggressive and abusive. Such depiction certainly has a ...
TV soaps are a big threat to society. Many families are addicted to them. They relate real-life instances to whatever is projected in these melodramas. Revenge, family feuds, evil plotting…most of the serials are driven by negative ...
Change of mindset
Stereotyping of women in serials is aimed at attracting women viewers. Most of the mega serials project sufferings of a female protagonist. We cannot expect a significant change in the existing storylines, unless we see a significant change in ...
The only thing the saas-bahu serials have proved is that women are the cornerstone of every soap. Portray her as good or evil, behind every director's success is a woman.
She is either a witch or a saint. Why do the soaps insist on stereotyping women? There are so many hues to their personality. It is an insult to women to be thought of in terms of one of the characters in the various soaps. She is always ...
Raise a protest
The female villains in the soaps, who have outshone their male counterparts on the silver screen, are the creations of convoluted brains that seems to take delight in such bizarre portrayal. Why haven't the women's organisations cared to raise ...
The Tamil Avatar!
James Cameron's 3-D epic wows the audience in Tamil
It has an edge in terms of off-road abilities and luxurious interior. Ashish Masih on Land Rover Freelander 2, the new SUV in town
It's a small world
Here are a few options to comfortably drive through today's choc-a-bloc roads
The Blue Efficiency system impacts the fuel economy of the Mercedes Benz E 350 CDI.
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MAN AND MACHINE
Back to ‘Bobby'
Rajdoot GTS held young bikers under its spell. And now, it holds great charm for collectors such as A. Srinivasan
Car and bike questions? we have the answers.
With its massive performance, incisive handling and decent ride, the Porsche 911 Turbo would make a very useable hyper-car
I20 gives Hyundai reasons to cheer
JLR's new boss?
A ccording to foreign media reports, the ex-Opel chief Carl-Peter Forster is set to take over at Jaguar Land Rover. General Motors confirmed recently that Forster would be leaving the company after the firm cancelled the sale of its European ...
A train to Bethlehem
A make-believe train journey from Chennai to Bethlehem
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