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Friday, December 29, 2006

Doordarshan of childhood days

If you spent your childhood days in India then I think most of us would have scolded the National television channel, Doordarshan (DD), some time or the other during our life. Now when I heard and saw a few things online, I felt so nostalgic about Doordarshan. It brought back some sweet memories of my childhood days and gave me immense happiness, which cannot be paralleled even if I win a lottery worth a million dollars.
Now when I think of it, I really miss Doordarshan for a few things. This post is a compilation of artifacts that I could find that are related to Doordarshan and these very artifacts makes me go back in years to my childhood days. I really wish I could go back to those days again.
This is relatively a new video that used to come on DD. The song is catchy and also has a nice message suitable for current age. This video reminds me of my military bag, running races that we used to have during lunch breaks in 4th and 5th standard, craze for Hero pen, class group photo, school bell etc. Hope the new year spreads education to every nook and corner of this World. Let children be given the right to study.

I remember that Sundays used to be a special day for me during my childhood. I used to wait the whole week just for this day of the week. Sunday is the day when we used to have a lot of programs to watch on TV.
The following song reminds me of Pongal and Sambar/Chutney. Well, that used to be our regular Sunday breakfast in our house. I used to watch this program mostly while having my breakfast.

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I used to love the following program. Where ever I was, I used to run to watch this program. Seems like getting hooked to this program is in our family blood, now my nephews are hooked big time to this character.

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Long long ago, sometime when I was very small this program used to come on DD. I was such a big fan of this program. I guess this was the first program that released toys of its characters. I used to yearn for them then. Wonder where this character has gone? I don't get to see it now a days. By the power of Gray skull...

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There were days when I used to sing along with the following song. This song is sung in many Indian languages. Though I knew only one language of all the languages that were used, I used to sing some gibberish just by sound pattern matching, without knowing what I was singing. It felt great to find this video online. Not bad I still remember a decent amount of the song.

The following video is very very special to me. It is surely a kind of video which will take our memory trail back to our childhood days. I guess this video was made sometime around 1974. It was great feeling to watch this video online. Ladies and Gentleman presenting to you the evergreen and irreplaceable 'Ek Chidiya'

We have been thought a wonderful lesson during our childhood through this cartoon. The song states that if we all work together in harmony there is nothing that we can't achieve. Keeping this in mind lets all take a New Year resolution to work together in harmony and make this World a peaceful and better place to live.
Wish, as we pass through each year, we become younger. But in reality it can't happen. So hope this post rekindles the kid within you and makes you feel younger.

Wishing everyone a very Happy & Prosperous New year 2007!!!

Varta...

90 Comments:

  • At December 29, 2006 4:05 PM, Anonymous Prithz said…

    YoooHooooo!!! Me the first!!!! :D

     
  • At December 29, 2006 4:24 PM, Blogger G3 said…

    That was a cute post :) Kalakkal post.. It was really cute to see all those memories again :) and that too my favourite one, the last video.. Thanks a lot KK !!!

    Even today I watch DD but only for the movies on fri and sat at 9.30 and rangoli on sundays :)

    Andha powered by ODEO dint work.. adha appuram kettutu commentaren :)

    Seri indha yearoda last postukku mattum speciala 2nd commentukkum oru pista ice cream anuppidunga :)

     
  • At December 29, 2006 5:24 PM, Blogger G3 said…

    Seri ellam pesittu New Year Wishes sollaama vittutaenae.. :)

    Wishing you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.. Indha varushamaavadhu engalukku kalyaana saapada podunga.. :D

    Seri.. First moonu comment potta enga katchikku special treat onnu reserved :)

     
  • At December 29, 2006 5:44 PM, Blogger Bharani said…

    Kalakiteenga thala....ennoda china vayasula enga veetla TV ellam kedayaadhu...so ennaku doordarshanoda avlo thodarbu illa :)

     
  • At December 29, 2006 5:46 PM, Blogger Bharani said…

    ennaku therinji firday adhula oliyum oliyum poduvaanga...sunday morning thirai maalai and ramayanam or mahabharatham...and sunday evening movie...naan hostel-a dhaan idhu thernjichi

     
  • At December 29, 2006 5:47 PM, Blogger Bharani said…

    ennaku therija DD parka arambichapa...adhula 8 o clock "metro priya" oru super figure vandhu sponsper program onnu pannuvaanga...avanga dhaan innaki irukara ellam mokka thamizh VJ's ku ellam thalaivi....but avanga rangeku program panna innum yaarum varala....enna kural :)

     
  • At December 29, 2006 5:49 PM, Blogger Bharani said…

    enga vootu net connection video parthu mudikarathukulla new year vandhum....but unga nostalgic moments commets for those videos are cute :)

     
  • At December 29, 2006 5:50 PM, Blogger Bharani said…

    And Wishing you also a very very happy new year...enjoy pannunga....nalla kudumagana iruka poreenganu kelvi patten...parthunga...steady face pannunga pudhu varushatha :)

     
  • At December 29, 2006 7:04 PM, Blogger Arunkumar said…

    Very very cute post.. Loved your apt words. Didnt hear the songs though..

    sometimes, even with 100+ channels , we dont know what to see but during Doordarshan days, we just wait for Friday Oliyum Oliyum and Sunday movie...

    Guess, problem of plenty..

     
  • At December 29, 2006 7:06 PM, Blogger Arunkumar said…

    Man, that "Mile Suru Mera Thumara" and the last video really kindled nostalgic moments...
    i crave to watch this video as a kid and i sang every bit of it though i dint know the exact words..

    This post did bring in a lot of nostalgic moments and yeah, made me feel young :)

     
  • At December 29, 2006 7:06 PM, Blogger Arunkumar said…

    Wish you a fabulous New Year 2007. Have a Bacardi Blast :)

     
  • At December 29, 2006 10:18 PM, Blogger brute said…

    thnkxs bro!!!!!...am a big fan of doordarshan....i miss thsoe days terrribly, i used to wait for "The Jungle book", "Chadrakanta","tehikikaat", and also those bruce lee flicks which aired on sat midnites. :D

    hmmm....

    WISH YA A VERy HAPPY N PROSPEROUS NEW YER SAAR!!!!

     
  • At December 30, 2006 12:43 AM, Blogger G3 said…

    @Arun : //made me feel young :)//
    Appo kezha bolt aayitta ipponnu neeyae othukkara :)

     
  • At December 30, 2006 12:45 AM, Blogger Arpita said…

    O my god!i too used to love that Chidiya video! So nice to see all that after so many years. I wonder if they still play it on DD.

    Wish you a Happy New Year and hope all ur dreams cum True!

     
  • At December 30, 2006 4:16 AM, Blogger Karthik B.S. said…

    I was unable to view the videos. But my favourite of all Doordharshan programs was "Tamanna" aired only during summer vacations. The program were meant only for children. It wouldn't have much graphics or any special effects... but the theme would be awesome!

    Sorry for the interruption that was the unofficial tagline of DD!!! But still I enjoyed watching it. It has something got to do with sentiment.

    Indha ulagathula evalavo ponnunga irundhaalum, namma Amma dhaane sirandha pen! Andha madhri dhaan evalavo Satellite channels irundhaalum DD dhaan bestu!

    Idhu eppadi????????? :)

     
  • At December 30, 2006 4:16 AM, Blogger Karthik B.S. said…

    BTW my egjams got over!

    Wish u a very happy new year!

     
  • At December 30, 2006 4:34 AM, Blogger Krithika said…

    n even the classic news bulletin tune..i can still recollect it :)
    a delightful post..
    have a happy,beautiful and a superb 2007!! :)

     
  • At December 30, 2006 9:53 AM, Blogger Arunkumar said…

    //
    @Arun : //made me feel young :)//
    Appo kezha bolt aayitta ipponnu neeyae othukkara :)
    //
    kela bolts thaan young aaganuma?
    youngaa irukkuravanga innum youngaaga koodaada? :P

    anyway, good attempt g3, better luck next time !!!

     
  • At December 30, 2006 11:43 AM, Blogger golmaalgopal said…

    hiya kk...hows u??? cool post...dat song "mile sur..." really kindled good old memories...

    wishin u a fabulous new yr...

     
  • At December 30, 2006 3:12 PM, Blogger starry nights said…

    A beautiful and nostalgic post. took me back when i was a child running to school. was very nostalgic.thanks for sharing this. So true we have to be in harmony with each other as we enter the new year.Wishing you and your family a wonderful and prosperous new Yeat.

     
  • At December 30, 2006 7:53 PM, Blogger G3 said…

    //youngaa irukkuravanga innum youngaaga koodaada?//

    Oi.. edho samaalikka try panni irukka.. aana onnum wrk out aagala :P

    Better luck next time :P

     
  • At December 31, 2006 4:41 AM, Blogger G3 said…

    Eppo enga commentskkellam reply panna poreenga? daily vandhu vandhu paathu emaandhu poga vendiyadha irukku :(

     
  • At December 31, 2006 6:18 AM, Anonymous karthik said…

    WISH U A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.

     
  • At December 31, 2006 10:04 AM, Blogger Usha said…

    oye KK,

    ~~~!!!WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007!!!!!!!~~~

     
  • At December 31, 2006 11:59 AM, Blogger Arunkumar said…

    eppa kk, indha g3 tholla thaanga mudiyalapa...

     
  • At December 31, 2006 12:15 PM, Blogger KK said…

    @Prithz - Yup, You are the first always :D Catch your Ferrero Rocha :D

    @G3 - Thank G3. Oh!! you too like the last video?? I too, it like living my childhood again whenever I see that video.
    Wow! Its been ages for me since I saw DD. Ippo antha Odeo links are working try listening to them :)
    Ungalukku illathatha here catch your Pista ice cream :D
    Wishing you to a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!! Yenna maathiri illama neengalava intha varusham kalyana saapadu podunga :)
    Sure, first 3 comments pottathukku enga katchikku spl treat:)

    @Bharani - Thanks thalaiva... :) Oh yeah antha oliyum oliyum kaaga yevaluv wait pannuvom, ippo ninaichu paartha feels really good :)
    Sunday, Thirai malai paarthathu illainu ninaikuren... but I never used to miss Ramayanam and Mahabharatham.
    Naanum kadaisi kadasiya DD paarthathu only in hostel days :)
    Oh yeah metro priya nyavagam irukku :) That reminds me of yen iniya iyanthriya... one of sujatha's novel taken as a serial :)
    Wishing you too a very Happy New year!! Neengalum enjoy pannunga... :D

     
  • At December 31, 2006 12:15 PM, Blogger KK said…

    @Arun - Yeap, seems like the wait for that oliyum oliyum and other programs of DD feels so nice now. Yep and I guess its the problem of plenty as you say :)
    You too used to sing? Mile sur Mera Thumara, kewl... same blood :)
    Wishing you a fantastic New Year 2007!! Have fun :)

    @Brute - When did they play Bruce lee movies??? I dont remember seeing those...
    Wishing you a Happy, prosperous and dream come true New Year Bro!!! Have fun :)

    @G3 - //Appo kezha bolt aayitta ipponnu neeyae othukkara :)//
    Nice try G3... Better luck next time :D

    @Arpita - Wow! you to used to like Ek Chidiya....That was an awesome video, atleast then :) Yeah I too felt great when I saw this online. I dont think they play this on DD anymore.
    Wishing you a very Happy New year filled loads of whatever you want. Have fun!! :)

    @Karthik B.S - What was this Tamana program about, I dont remember this... Cartoon??
    //Sorry for the interruption//
    Oh yeah I wanted to included that in my page, but thought it will make the post long :)
    Analogy, Kalakiteenga Karthik :)
    Alas!! Exams over :D
    Wishing you to a very Happy, prosperous and deepika come true New Year!! Have fun!! :)

     
  • At December 31, 2006 12:16 PM, Blogger KK said…

    @Krithika - Oh yeah, I too remembered the music when I read your comment. There used to be a people like Shobana Ravi, Sandhya Rajagopalan... wow I still remember their names too. Even the national news is coming in front of me now... but dont remember any of the news readers name :)
    Wishing you a fabulous New Year!!! Have Fun!! :)

    @Arun - correct :D

    @GolmaalGopal - Vathiyare!!! Howdy??? Mez gud man... Great to see your comment :) So hows the training coming??? Hope your having lots of fun with Mallu penn kutty's :)
    Wishing you a very Happy and Properous New Year!! Have fun!! :)

    @Starry - Thanks Starry :)
    Wishing you and your family an awesome New Year!! Have fun!!! :)

    @G3 - New Year'ku suthurathula busy...so lil delay in reply :) kindly echuse :)

    @Karthik - Hey Karthik!! Howdy? Wishing you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!! Have fun!! :)

    @Usha - Hey Usha!! How are you???
    Wishing you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!! Have fun!! :) seekiram kalyana saapaad podunga :)

     
  • At December 31, 2006 5:36 PM, Blogger G3 said…

    //Sure, first 3 comments pottathukku enga katchikku spl treat:)//
    Aaha.. neengalum enga katchikku thaaviteengannu marai mugama idhula soldreengala :P

    //Nice try G3... Better luck next time :D//
    //eppa kk, indha g3 tholla thaanga mudiyalapa... //
    Oru badhil solla therilanna ippadi edhaavadhu stmt uttu escape aagaradhu.. Idhellam oru pozhappa :P

     
  • At December 31, 2006 10:04 PM, Blogger kiraN said…

    2007 The Year with best

    Do you know the specialty of this NEW YEAR?????

    It starts with MONDAY and ends also on MONDAY

    No PUBLIC HOLIDAYS on SUNDAYS

    This year has got highest number of SUNDAYS and SATURDAYS

    Enjoy the least working year in your life

    --------------------
    kiraN

     
  • At December 31, 2006 10:44 PM, Blogger Kavi said…

    Happy New Year KK ! All the very best for 2007 !

     
  • At January 01, 2007 12:09 AM, Anonymous Lera said…

    KK,I wish you and your loved ones a very happy, peaceful, healthy and prosperous New Year!:)

     
  • At January 01, 2007 12:52 AM, Blogger The Boss (:D) said…

    hey! happy new year! may all ur wishes come true!

     
  • At January 01, 2007 6:59 AM, Blogger Marutham said…

    INAKU NEW YEAR!!!
    HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! :d

     
  • At January 01, 2007 7:54 AM, Blogger smiley said…

    DD .... reminded me of the days when we used to listen right from the start of the DD music till the end :)

    Wish u a happy new year :)

     
  • At January 01, 2007 8:04 AM, Blogger Raju said…

    mmm.. those golden days, when we used to wait for a week to watch serials like 'Thevai oru mappillai', Vannakolangal, etc.. No excitement nowadays with megaserials..

    Happy New year, KK!!

     
  • At January 01, 2007 11:02 AM, Blogger Venkatesh said…

    Wish you a very happy and propsperous new year 2007.. thxs for ur wishes..

    i have to catch reading blogs once I get back to US.. vacations are busier than work days.. ;-)

     
  • At January 01, 2007 11:03 AM, Blogger Ramya said…

    I didn't watch all the videos! I admit, but anyways- Happy New Year ! :)

     
  • At January 01, 2007 12:51 PM, Blogger priya said…

    KK: DD reminds me of good old days of how we used to sit and glue on to tTV when tamil/ hindi songs comeout. I remember not missing the 8'clock oliyum oliyum. Damn now with too many channels, the remote goes handicapped when we keep changing all channels with no satisfaction.

    Happy new year brainwave:-))

     
  • At January 01, 2007 10:35 PM, Blogger Kittu said…

    memories kindled again :)

    doordarshan na kaevalamaa paesina aala naanum oruvan. but as u said, now thinking about those doordarshan days make me happy too. sunday movies kaagavum and Sv.Sekhar dramas like vannak kolangal ellam nenachaa we can feel the young blood within us..too little satisfaction daan eppavumae nelachu irukkum enbadhu unmai...now there are so many channels but i dont think we will think about this trend like we think about our boyish days.

    BTW, wish you a very happy new year 2007. keep kalakkings and entertain us as usual

     
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  • At January 02, 2007 3:10 AM, Blogger artnavy said…

    THANKS A LOT for the links
    ENJOYED THEM

     
  • At January 02, 2007 4:53 AM, Blogger itchingtowrite said…

    loved the nostalgic trail

     
  • At January 02, 2007 10:20 AM, Blogger prithz said…

    First comment pootutu.. apete aanuthuku romba sorry! ;) Many many thks for ur ferro rocher! here, catch! take one too! :)

    super cute post KK! neenga friday nite vara Oliyum Oliyum maranthutele! latest songs ku only refuge then! I remember watching Mahabharath also! :)

    I like the news ooda music also! :D

     
  • At January 02, 2007 2:10 PM, Blogger Sandai-Kozhi said…

    "Mile Sur Mera Thumara" and the chidiya last video really brought back nostalgic moments... I used to watch ramayan,Mahabharath and surabhi,siddharth basu's quiz.
    adhu oru kalam.ippo TV la yenna nadakkudhunu kooda theiryadhu.

    Thanks a lot for bringing back the memories.Hope you have had a great holidays.All the best for the year 2007.--SKM

     
  • At January 02, 2007 7:13 PM, Blogger Deepa said…

    DD - we all love them as much as we hate them, I am sure.

     
  • At January 02, 2007 7:26 PM, Blogger Keshi said…

    Happy New Year KK HUGGGGGGGGGGGGZ!

    I missed ya...

    Keshi.

     
  • At January 02, 2007 11:03 PM, Blogger gils said…

    wow...u also like tt ek chidiya song is it...i've dloaded it long time back..awesome song...u knw...till 5 years back..we had only DD in our house..no cable..someone or other were studying..wen dd2 came...it was like..WOW..metro priya was my first crush...semma cute presenter...superhit muqabla..hmm...mother of all countdowns...and the cartoon time on sunday...aiyoo..chancela...scrooge mcduck vachu oru series and balu bear vachu onu...where that bear is the pilot....i never used to miss those...govt owned and tho operating with lot of restrictions...dd in many ways was a path breaker...Turning point remains the oray urupidiyana science program which u can follow and understand to this day...chacnela...kalkiteenga KK...DD malarum ninaivugal...huh..wasnt tt also a program? ;)

     
  • At January 02, 2007 11:25 PM, Blogger Bharani said…

    //yen iniya iyanthriya///.....my fav TV serial so far....ippa varadhu ellam serials illa....tharkolaikaana thoondudhalgal....ivangala ellam arrest panna mudiyaadha :(

     
  • At January 02, 2007 11:35 PM, Blogger G3 said…

    50th comment!!!

     
  • At January 03, 2007 1:24 AM, Blogger Jeevan said…

    Who can forget those days!! My fav programs on DD was Shakthi man, Moogle cartoon and the Super He-man Samurai.

    The First video was very nice friend:) but i can't listen to the audios. How was ur new year celebration?

     
  • At January 03, 2007 2:57 AM, Blogger Priya said…

    OMG, I'm gonna bookmark this post! You've put up all the very things I miss about good ol' DD! Including the Ek Chidiya song!!!! Man, Sundays were a treat when DD was the only one around..now weekends are the most boring of 'em all! :-( And I miss those regional language movies on Sunday afternoons and how I used to wait for Telugu movies (black n white classics with stories about bad magicians who store their life in parrots!)

    All I can do now is be nostalgic!

    Nice post, brought back a lot of good memories :-)

     
  • At January 03, 2007 3:58 AM, Blogger Karthik B.S. said…

    yeppa sorry adhu "Tamanna" illa "TARANG". Summer vacation appo mattum dhaan poduvaanga.


    Aamam ippo dhaan enakku nyabagam varudhu: wednesday 8.30 ku poduvaangale oru program.... robot vechu... watch vechu edho paapanga udane oru robot varum.. inna program adhu????? haiyuoo nyabaga vara maatingudhu!! :((

    edho ______ the Giant nu varum! Sooper program adhu.

    And who can forget Super human Samurai???? School vittu odi varuven naan adha paakardhukku! :)

    And Didi's comedy show! wowowowowow!

    sooper post kkkkkkkk! sooperu! Best so far! :)

     
  • At January 03, 2007 10:56 AM, Blogger Life Lover said…

    I sooo relate to this..hey I also used to like the purab se surya uga song for the saksharta abhiyaan...as a kid, i used to hum that and my parents went bonkers just listening to me sing in tune!! btw, here's wishing you have a wonderful 2007 :)

     
  • At January 03, 2007 12:48 PM, Blogger KK said…

    @G3 - //neengalum enga katchikku thaaviteengannu marai mugama idhula soldreengala :P//
    Aasai dosai appalam vadai....asku busku... neenga sonnatha maathama sonnen... enga katchikku treat :) Yepothum ore pechu :)

    @Kiran - Wow! thats nice to know!! Wish you too a great New Year Kiran!! Welcome to my blog. Hope to see you around :)

    @Kavi - Happy New year Kavi!!!

    @Lera - Thank you and wish you and family a very Happy New Year!!!

    @The Boss - Wish you the same :) May all your dreams come true :)

    @Marutham - Wish you a very Happy new year!!

    @Smiley - Glad this post took you back to the DD days :) Wish you a very Happy new year!!

     
  • At January 03, 2007 12:48 PM, Blogger KK said…

    @Raju - Megaserials are pathetic...so boring.... Wish you a very Happy new year!!

    @Venkatesh - Wish you a very Happy new year 2007!!
    Yep vacations are always shorter than regular days... :)

    @Ramya - Watch the video when ever you can :) Happy New year!!

    @Priya - I know I too miss oliyum oliyum.. :(
    I still dont find anything interesting inspite of so many channels :)
    Happy New year to you Priya!!

    @Kittu - Neenga mattum illai yellarum kevalama than pesinom... S ve Sekar drama was one motivating factor for me to wake up early on sundays :)

    //now there are so many channels but i dont think we will think about this trend like we think about our boyish days.//
    Very true :)
    Wish you a very Happy new year!!!

     
  • At January 03, 2007 12:49 PM, Blogger KK said…

    @Oliveoyl - Thanks!! Wish you too a very Happy new year!!!

    @Artnavy - Glad to know that you enjoyed the links :)

    @ItchingToWrite - Glad you liked it :)

    @Prithz - First comment potutu yenga appete aagitiyonu ninaichen... paravaala thirumbi vanthute :) Seri, why did'nt your profile image come for the first comment?? :D
    Oliyum Oliyuma maraka mudiyuma...
    I like the music when the Doordharshan logo music that comes in the early morning when their service starts :)

    @SKM - Surabhi was the program where they used to take us to different places? rite? Yeah I too used to watch siddhartha Basu's quizes...
    Thank you and Wish you the same :)

    @Deepa - Exactly!!! :)

    @Keshi - Hey Keshi!!!! welcome back... Huggggggzzzzzzz.... Missed ya too :)
    Hope you had tons of fun... if so then gimme some ;)

     
  • At January 03, 2007 12:49 PM, Blogger KK said…

    @Gils - I too have the Ek Chidiya song for some time now... but was excited when I saw the video on google video's... Metro Priya was major hit the... Oh yeah super hit muqabla... who wont miss that one... wonder if it still comes... Hey neengalum Balu bear paarpeengala?? super... followed by Mickey show :) super duper!!!
    I was a big fan of turning point too... I used to watch it since Naseeruddin shah's was hosting.... later he was replaced by Girish Karnad... Super Gils!! neengalum naanum niraya common programs parthu irukirom... :)

    @Bharani - Aamam Bharani, ippo vara serial yellam vengayam maathiri irukku... pakravangala azha veckuthu... There was one more serial, Revathi, Suresh Menon .. some kinda murder mystery... athuvum super'a irukkum... peru maranthuduchu :(

    @G3 - Congrats!!! Kalaignar freeya color TV thararaam... poi vaangikonga :)

    @Jeevan - I have never seen Shakthiman... but I used to watch Jungle book and Heman every sunday without fail...
    I think the Odeo site is having some problem... Try after some time dude...

     
  • At January 03, 2007 12:50 PM, Blogger KK said…

    @Priya - I know, Sundays was bundled with so much to watch on TV... now its nothing good...
    I too used to watch the regional movies on sundays... I also used to watch the Telugu movies on saturday mornings :)
    Glad to know you liked the post :)

    @Karthik B.S - Tarang kelvi patta mathiri irukku... nyavagam illai :(
    Karthik neenga sollurathu Giant Robot Athu super program... naanum parthutu irunthen :)
    Super human Samurai.. yetho school pasanga vechu oru drama athuva???
    Didi's comedy show mraka mudiyuma... it used to come on DD2 on Thursday evenings. Super program athu :D

    @Life Lover - I am not able to recollect the purab se surya uga song... sounds familiar though...
    Wish you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!! :)

     
  • At January 03, 2007 5:12 PM, Blogger Keshi said…

    here's some fun then, catch it LOL! :)

    Keshi.

     
  • At January 04, 2007 1:02 AM, Blogger Marutham said…

    Chumma attendnce poda vandhaen..apdiye comment'a kootavum dhaan
    COme on... next post engey!! :)
    //More song// O..potuteney..
    this time very very special paatu!! ;)

     
  • At January 04, 2007 1:38 AM, Blogger prithz said…

    Profile pic ah? Adhu server error :P

     
  • At January 04, 2007 5:09 AM, Blogger G3 said…

    //neenga sonnatha maathama sonnen... enga katchikku treat :)//

    Artham maathaama sonneenga.. rt?? G3-katchikku treat :P

    //Kalaignar freeya color TV thararaam... poi vaangikonga :)//

    vaangitten.. cable connection (with all pay channels) neenga kuduppeengannu avar sonnaru :P seekiram :D

     
  • At January 04, 2007 5:56 AM, Blogger Karthik B.S. said…

    Giant Robot-ey dhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!! sooperu!

    Super human samurai... idhulayam robot dhaan irukkum! nalla irukkum!

    and tarang chinna pasangala vechu seira program....

     
  • At January 04, 2007 5:57 AM, Blogger Karthik B.S. said…

    sooperu Posut kk! sooperu! :D

     
  • At January 04, 2007 12:11 PM, Blogger Syam said…

    sooober KK, andha dhoordharshan many language songs pathi new yr celeb pothu pesitu irundhom...inga vandhu paarthaa neenga athu pathi post pottu irukeenga....great... :-)

     
  • At January 04, 2007 6:52 PM, Blogger Harish said…

    man...that was a time machine travel.
    I will never forget Mile Sur mera Tumhaara. I was the only tamilian in my class in gujarat and I had to sing it in front of the whole school. With a veshti and sattai I damn looked comical in my 3rd std.

     
  • At January 04, 2007 8:32 PM, Blogger KK said…

    @Keshi - Got it :) thanx :)

    @Marutham - Thanks for kootifying my comment :) Next post seekiram varum :)

    @Prithz - //Adhu server error :P//
    Seems like its working fine now :)

    @G3 - //G3-katchikku treat :P//
    Oru oru naal onnu onnu sollureenga, ithu seri illai G3 :)

    //cable connection (with all pay channels) neenga kuduppeengannu avar sonnaru :P seekiram :D//
    Hello avar KM (Kalanadhi Maran) sonnar not KK :p

    @Karthik B.S - Tarang naan paakalainu ninaikuren :(

    @Syam - Hehehe thats a strange coincidence... :D

    @Harish - Wow! man you represented the whole TN when you were in 3rd std?? super kewl man :)

     
  • At January 04, 2007 9:17 PM, Blogger Viji said…

    KK- Just now came across your blog... awesome post! You made my day and how! I'm a DD addict, since that was the only channel available for us till all of us went to college. I loved the Shiksha ad (Poorab Se Surya Uttha... sung by kavita krishnamurthi), Dekh Bhai Dekh, Hercule poirot series on sundays, mahabharatha, ramayana, chandrakantha (yakkuu... :P), school days, Thoda Saa aasman, Wagle Ki Duniya, surabhi and lots more.. actually, too many to list. :)

     
  • At January 04, 2007 9:39 PM, Blogger Viji said…

    oh... forgot to mention the tamil serials... rayil sneham, Penn, srirangathu devadhaigal, Washington-il thirumanam, maadhu-cheenu series, ganesh-vasanth etc. :))

     
  • At January 04, 2007 10:25 PM, Blogger Isha Reddy said…

    wow .. DD channel .. i vaguely remember it but not really

     
  • At January 05, 2007 3:24 AM, Blogger Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said…

    Aaaha thanku for rejuvnetng the memories :)

    DD serials especialy epdi markka mudiyum :P

    Single room'laye whole serial ootuvaangaley :D

     
  • At January 05, 2007 8:24 AM, Blogger Has to be me said…

    Aha KK...yenna oru mix of DD & new yr...way 2 go! Kalakals!
    Hmm so u r so nostalgic abt DD? I also remember being hooked onto it during my skool days but I dont feel so nostalgic abt it!
    And did u get the 2 kg tirunelvi halwa I couriered to u?! ;)
    Ok I did look fr girls for u....but no one really matched ur std yaar! What 2 do! The ones who slightly did heard ur FULL name & ran away!!! ;) Anycase dun worry, Im still on the look out!!! :D

     
  • At January 05, 2007 8:37 AM, Blogger Karthik B.S. said…

    maadhu cheenu serial eppadi maradhu ponen? haiyooo ... great one that!

    and Thuppariyum saambu! Soopera irukkum!

    chandrakaantha, The Great Marathas, Mahabharatha, Ramayana, chitrahaar, the list goes on and on and on....


    who can forget the Election News Bulletin they telecast non-stop when the votes are counted! Man that would be very thrilling!

     
  • At January 05, 2007 11:50 AM, Blogger Contented said…

    Nice post KK! I do have lots of memories with DD. Specially watching " Malgudi Days" during my BTech days in campus...

    Wish you belated Happy new year! How was your eve??

     
  • At January 05, 2007 9:07 PM, Blogger G3 said…

    //Oru oru naal onnu onnu sollureenga, ithu seri illai G3 :)//
    Ada paavi makka.. naan startingla irundhey idha thaanae sollittirukken :(

    //Hello avar KM (Kalanadhi Maran) sonnar not KK//
    U = Misunderstanding???
    Avaru KK nnu dhaan sonnar :P

    Have a nice weekend :)

     
  • At January 06, 2007 9:46 AM, Blogger Da Rodent said…

    Whoa., LOL.. lot of memories.. :D

    dude... HAPPY NEW YEAR.. hope you had a blast.. Hmm., I guess i'm the last :P

     
  • At January 06, 2007 10:21 AM, Blogger மு.கார்த்திகேயன் said…

    school video is really fantastic.. the idea, the camera work, music ..each and everything is wonder ful KK..

    பணத்தின் மேதே குறியா இருக்கும் நம்மூர் தனியார் தொலைக்காட்சிகள் ஏன் இது போல சின்னசிறு குருத்து செறிவு மிக்க பாடல்களை எடுத்து அடிக்கடி ஒளிபரப்பக்கூடாது.. ஒரு நாளைக்கு 5 நிமிடங்கள் ஒதுக்கினாலே போதுமே.. இருபது செகண்டுகளாய் பதினைந்து முறை ஒளிபரப்பலாம்.. இல்லையா KK

     
  • At January 06, 2007 10:24 AM, Blogger மு.கார்த்திகேயன் said…

    பள்ளி சென்ற காலங்கள் எல்லாம் என்று நினைத்தாலும் மறுபடியும் பெஞ்சில் பென்சிலால் கீறிய, மைதானத்தில் பந்தை உதக்காமல் தரை உதைத்த, ஏதோ ஒன்றைச் செய்யாமல் வகுப்புக்கு வெளியே அனுப்பப்பட்ட, மதிய நேரத்து உணவை எல்லோருடனும் பகிர்ந்து உண்ட..எத்தனை எத்தனை நிகழ்வுகள்.. திரும்பி பாக்க வைத்ததற்கு நன்றி KK

     
  • At January 07, 2007 4:34 AM, Blogger Karthik B.S. said…

    pudhu postu potaach! :)

     
  • At January 07, 2007 5:17 AM, Blogger Karthik B.S. said…

    yeppa andha Zezaam! sooperu program! Ippo dhaan kaetan andha audio ellam! :)

     
  • At January 07, 2007 10:18 AM, Blogger KK said…

    Viji - Welcome to my blog Viji!!! Hope to see you around!! :)
    Gald to know that this post made you happy. Poorab se surya... seems very familiar but I am not able to recall it... Wow you seem to be a major DD buff...Both in National television and even the local channel :)
    Then this post is for people like you :)

    @Isha - :D

    @Ponnarasi - You are welcome. Glad I was able to rejuvenate your old memories. :D
    Oh yeah... I used to like GPR's dramas :)

    @Has to be me - :D New year means mix only rite :D Actually when I was watching DD I never thot I will miss it so much, but now I miss it :)
    I haven't yet got the 2 kg halwa... hope its on the way... :)
    My Full name??? oh man! not again :)

    @Karthik B.S - All super!!

    @Contented - Thanks Contented!!! I saw malgudi days recently.. the same one that came on DD. :D I really enjyed watching it. A few are there in google videos...
    Wish you too a Happy New year!! Eve was ok, just went out for a drink..

     
  • At January 07, 2007 10:18 AM, Blogger KK said…

    @G3 - Naanum mothalla irunthe athe thane solluren... enga katchikku treat!!
    Hope you had a nice weekend :)

    @Da Rodent - Yep, lots of memories man :)
    Wish you too a very Happy New Year!! Nope dude, you arent the last, got many more wishes from others after that :D

    @M.Karthikeyan - Neenga sollurathu correct... aana private channels antha time'la advertisement potu kaasa sambarikka paakuraanga... so nadamuraiku konjam kashtam...
    Yellar school'layum ithe kathai thaana.... neenga sonnathu ippo yenakku yen school nyavagam vanthuduchu :)

    @Karthik B.S - Athu yennanga zezaam?? He-Man'a??

     
  • At January 09, 2007 4:10 AM, Blogger Karthik B.S. said…

    he-man illa idhu zezaaam! soopra irukkum andha cartoon! :)

     
  • At January 11, 2007 4:38 AM, Blogger Łóòň Ġãĺ said…

    Those are some really beautiful videos ... to come to think of it .... I think DD wasn't as bad as some of us made it to be.

     
  • At January 18, 2007 2:24 PM, Blogger KK said…

    @Karthik B.S. - Oh ok :)

    @Loon Gal - Yeah , I too feel DD was'nt that bad after all :)

     
  • At January 21, 2007 11:24 PM, Blogger Kirukal said…

    Great videos!!! Loved them....and reminiscing abt childhood memories!!!

     
  • At April 22, 2007 8:25 PM, Blogger susmita said…

    Old memories rekindled...really miss those brilliant progs of DD now...
    Malgudi Days & Jungle Book were amongst the other much loved progs...
    Good initiative...wud love to see more of such posts...keep going :)

     
  • At June 06, 2007 7:35 PM, Blogger subhankar said…

    Really mind blowing!
    it brought back old memories!

     
  • At October 19, 2007 7:24 AM, Blogger கார்த்திக் பிரபு said…

    hi kays

    do u have any vide links of sri rangathu devadhaigal serial or thehenki kat serial links?

    can u pls mail me the details to gkpstar@gmail.com

    i m waiting for your reply

     

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