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  • Shailesh Kapoor: GECs in a Promotional Traffic Jam Post-IPL

    Shailesh Kapoor: GECs in a Promotional Traffic Jam Post-IPL Posted on 27 May,2016 | under TV The thought process of avoiding IPL is based on sound marketing logic. When there is disruption and distraction around, you can get lost in the noise, writes Shailesh Kapoor

  • Two reviews of Results Day 2016

    Two reviews of Results Day 2016 Posted on 20 May,2016 | under BLOGS Our columnists Shailesh Kapoor and Ranjona Banerji review the fare on news television on Results Day. Must-read!

  • Shailesh Kapoor: True Stories: Will TV Take A Cue From Bollywood?

    Shailesh Kapoor: True Stories: Will TV Take A Cue From Bollywood? Posted on 13 May,2016 | under TV India is not the easiest country to make biopics or films based on true events… you never know who will get offended by what, and when, writes Shailesh Kapoor

  • Shailesh Kapoor: Web-series: Television outside the Television Set?

    Shailesh Kapoor: Web-series: Television outside the Television Set? Posted on 29 Apr,2016 | under TV The launch of Permanent Roommates and then Pitchers by TVF gave this category a boost last year, and with some of the major film studios announcing their digital plans, the category is certain to gain momentum in 2016-17, writes Shailesh Kapoor

  • Shailesh Kapoor: Clash It Up: Bajirao Mastani v/s The Kapil Sharma Show

    Shailesh Kapoor: Clash It Up: Bajirao Mastani v/s The Kapil Sharma Show Posted on 22 Apr,2016 | under TV TRAIL When content innovation is tough to find, it’s clashes like these than can generate interest in what is a huge but creatively stagnant genre, writes Shailesh Kapoor

  • BCCI - Bhogle's Cricket Career Interrupted

    BCCI – Bhogle’s Cricket Career Interrupted Posted on 15 Apr,2016 | under TV TRAIL In the world of mediocrity that Indian commentators have created over the years, Harsha Bhogle has stood out as the best, writes Shailesh Kapoor

  • Shailesh Kapoor: T20 World Cup: Learning For Reality Television

    Shailesh Kapoor: T20 World Cup: Learning For Reality Television Posted on 31 Mar,2016 | under TV The games that won our hearts have been characterised by elements most reality shows should aspire to have, if they have to acquire cult status and blockbuster viewership, writes Shailesh Kapoor

  • Naagin: The Myths & The Truth

    Naagin: The Myths & The Truth Posted on 18 Mar,2016 | under TV Truth be told, Naagin, captures a very significant ‘change’ in Indian television, writes Shailesh Kapoor

  • Shailesh Kapoor: Time For Cricket To Take Over... By Default

    Shailesh Kapoor: Time For Cricket To Take Over… By Default Posted on 11 Mar,2016 | under TV TRAIL The lack of excitement in mainstream television is also bound to help this year’s IPL, especially if it comes on the back of an India win in the T20 World Cup, writes Shailesh Kapoor

  • India is waiting to be Tickled

    India is waiting to be Tickled Posted on 04 Mar,2016 | under TV It’s a crisis out there with comedy content on television and in cinema, writes Shailesh Kapoor. The quality (and quantity) has been down!

  • Shailesh Kapoor: PRDP... And the search for blockbuster ratings

    Shailesh Kapoor: PRDP… And the search for blockbuster ratings Posted on 26 Feb,2016 | under TV TRAIL The huge success of films and also Naagin on weekends makes one wonder why weekday shows aren’t rating at weekend levels despite more audience availability, asks Shailesh Kapoor

  • Shailesh Kapoor: Televised Events: The Best Season Ever

    Shailesh Kapoor: Televised Events: The Best Season Ever Posted on 19 Feb,2016 | under TV TRAIL This has been the best season for award shows on television, both in terms of quality of content and ratings, writes Shailesh Kapoor