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The Madraswallah Podcast

The Madraswallah Podcast

By Arjun Narayanan
This podcast is an ode to a time when time itself didn't hurry up. From popular culture of the 90s to less known stories from cinema and arts, these are stories that have endured over time and this will be a throwback to good times. Welcome to the land of nostalgia.
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A trip to childhood with Malgudi Days
  In the 1980s, Doordarshan televised a series of short stories and novels written by RK Narayan in the landmark classic Malgudi Days. This podcast is an attempt to bring to you several interesting facts about the making of the series and it also includes an interaction with Manjunath Nayakar, who played Swami in the famous segment Swami and Friends.
April 30, 2019
National Integration with Mile Sur Mera Tumhara on Doordarshan
First aired in 1988 on Doordarshan, Mile Sur Mera Tumhara went on to be a part of the collective consciousness of the nation. With an enviable line-up of celebrities such as Pt Bhimsen Joshi, Dr M Balamuralikrishna, Shabana Azmi, Kamal Hasan, Mrinal Sen, Amitach Bachchan and several others, this music video was an instant classic. This podcast throws light on its making and its cult status
January 27, 2019
Laughing at life with Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi - A Doordarshan classic
This episode looks at Kundan Shan's classic Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, which was the first sitcom to be aired on Indian television. Starring Shafi Inamdar, Swaroop Sampat, Rakesh Bedi and Satish Shah, it set the format for several comedies on Indian television.
December 16, 2018
Mad over Ads - The Doordarshan Days
The DD era was as much about the ads as they were about the programmes. Don Bratman and I discuss some of our favourite ads from the Doordarshan Days
November 15, 2018
A relook at Dekh Bhai Dekh - A Doordarshan sitcome
Those who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s will definitely have their fond memories of Doordarshan and Dekh Bhai Dekh. Here's a podcast that takes you back in time to tell you more about the making of this DD classic.
November 6, 2018
The Partition Saga of Buniyaad
A podcast on Ramesh Sippy's Buniyaad, a Doordarshan classic that set the standards for a soap opera on Indian television
November 6, 2018