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Grandma’s tales

The ever-loving traditional grandmother of Indian television now bears strong shades of grey.

Back in 2000, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi introduced in its story, a character called Baa, who was the epitome of love and warmth.

She would forgive the worst of enemies, embracing them as her own. At the same time, she was fair and just and would call a spade a spade, even when the kids of her own brood did wrong.

Cut to 2009, Baa is passe. Instead, the grandmothers of the favourite daily soaps are scheming, menacing characters like Ammaji of Na Aana Iss Des Laado or Dadisa  of Balika Vadhu, who are extremely orthodox in social practices and convincing enough to play the villain.

Troubled past

HBO presents Dante’s Peak at 9 pm on November 3 starring Pierce Brosnan, Linda
Hamilton, Jamie Renee Smith and Jeremy Foley.

A volcanic researcher, Harry Dalton, is busy exorcising the ghosts of his troubled past, when he’s asked to investigate minor seismic activity in the tiny town of Dante’s Peak.

To his horror, he finds that the area is actually on the verge of major volcanic activity. To make matters worse, the townspeople led by their mayor, are about to sign a lucrative development deal, which the volcanic activity will endanger.

Century’s best works

Living With Modernism airs on November 3 at 9.30 pm on Discovery Travel and Living.
   Presenter Simon Davis visits some of Britain’s finest homes in an exploration of the very best of the British 20th century architecture.

The series tells the history of their commission and construction and meets the people, who actually live in these impressive and unusual homes as Simon is invited to stay with them for the weekend.

Through Simon directly experiencing what it’s like to live in these modern masterpieces, we get to understand how architecture and day-to-day living work together.  Living With Modernism brings the creativity of architecture life in an engaging and light-hearted way.

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