Roadies 9 Journey – The Stunner ?

The word “Roadies” bring out the madness, craziness, enthusiasm, sob stories, fake-ness & a lot more amongst the youth of India. As the auditions for the show begin, people await & prepare for days. The D- Day is jam packed with people which starts with GDs, forms and more & ultimately facing the judges trio – Raghu, Rajiv & Ranvijay.

Roadies 9 Season started on September 16th and the telecast started few weeks back with much ho-la-ho. The auditions went on in major cities , also in Hyderabad from where the maximum number of Roadies got selected. In total, there were 13 people selected, with a majority of girls. In words of Raghu- It’s only getting BIGGER & this is the first time the show is going to USA.  The selected Roadies are :-

1. Diyali Chauhan , Kanaka Raju & Pratima Dagar – Delhi

2. Abhishek P. Shetty- Pune

3. Dimpy Yadav & Himani Sharma- Chandigarh

4. Manali Banerjee- Kolkata

5. Taranjeet Kaur, Vikas, Aarsh Sharif, Vinay Abhishek, Anirudh Sharma & Khushbu Mendoza- Hyderabad

The Roadies journey is about to begin from Tomorrow , i.e March 17th. The interesting part is that for the first time in Indian Television, a show has been premiered on the Big screen. Yes, you heard it right. The premiere was held in Delhi on the March 15th, which showcased the start of journey of Roadies 9. This season promises to be bigger and the start is grand in itself.

And it does not just end here. This is the first Indian reality Tv show to be shot in USA, says Rajiv. He claims that the audience would enjoy new culture since America is a unique place and everything is larger than life in that country. It will have a basketball task at San Francisco and  a man versus wild survival task at the Death Valley of California. The journey of ‘Roadies 9’ will kick start from Jaipur, then Delhi, and finally to the U.S.

This show promises a lot of adventure, back biting, plans & games, group-ism, over-the-top-drama, tasks, immunity, vote-outs, abusing & ultimately a winner with his/her Karizma bike. Ultimately, it will be a masala show ; living upto the name of reality shows. Only difference is that this one has major viewership of youth & children.

Let’s wait and watch if the show lives upto it’s promises of being the most grand season ever. Let’s see if the show makers are able to make it any different after so many seasons.

The episode telecasts on the television sets tomorrow at 7pm. So stay tuned & do let us know what’s your opinion regarding the first look at the journey of Roadies 9. 

Cheers to the spirit of Roadies 9 !!

 

New Channel “History”: Are you tuned in?

If you are bored of regular shows on all other Infotainment channels, tune into “History TV18” for some real whacky and amazing shows. History TV18 is a new channel launched in October owned by a joint-venture between A&E Television Networks, owner of American History and Network 18, Indian media group. The channel is currently available in six languages in full HD across all major markets in India and plans to reach out to more than 50 million households.

Salman Khan has been roped as brand ambassador of the US based factual entertainment channel. It hopes to change the perception of history in India and by choosing Salman as the face of the new channel; they have already taken an imperative step in reaching out to all age groups and gender.

With the new avatar, the channel wants to transform people’s opinion about History. The channel today lays emphasis on people making history every day and trying to make this genre as popular in India as it is around the world.

All the shows on the channel have a different and intrusive trend about them.

– They have a modern feel because of the major theme “How Stuff Works”. This can be    seen in shows like “Food tech“- how technology behind farming/processing works, “Extreme Trains“- how some amazing trains work and run, “Sliced“- how everything works?

– It blends well with historic themes like America- Story of US (again America is very modern society so it’s historic but modern), strange rituals (scientific explanation behind theories like hypnotism, sub conscious mind etc)

– Shows like Ice road truckers, Child Warriors, I’m alive, MonsterQuest etc gives channel a very adventurous theme.

– Hindi dubbing is decent too.

India’s audience has evolved in terms of TV and its daily dose of entertainment. The History channel realized this fact and shows with apt motto-

“Kuchh Naya Dekho, History Bante Dekho” are on air.

So what are you waiting for? Get over the boring soaps, serials, reality TV shows and head for this one!!

Man vs. Wild might be staged but it’s brilliantly awesome!

The new season of this amazingly wild series “Man vs. Wild” premiered a week back with the host Bear Grylls in his usual but much more fascinating “Survivor” mode. The show has been described as the most entertaining and educational one, as it depicts some really basic but great survival tips in any situation that you can or cannot imagine. This intriguing series tells you what it takes to get out alive from some of the most dangerous places on earth and make it for a week of challenges in the sort of places you wouldn’t last a day without the right survival skills.

I find the series too addictive however would like parents to know that this enthralling adventure show depicts a trained survival expert escaping from dangerous natural locations. The host, Bear Grylls, is seen attempting dangerous acts while describing the reasons for his choices, as well as the proper technique for achieving success. He is never reckless, though at times he takes risks to demonstrate some particularly interesting acts. You might find Grylls naked occasionally, but his genitals are always blurred and the nudity is never sexual.

This show is the ultimate place where you can train yourself to survive in life threatening situations. I admit I would have a hard time eating what Grylls eats on the show and also wonder if he ever got sick, but then I think this is the reason he has a crew with him.

One more reason that I love this show is that Bear Grylls is a very charismatic person and he puts you into a totally new dimension. He is dynamic and has great energy that reflects on camera.

The show has received a little negative opinion lately basis the fact the situations shown are not so natural and they are made up/fake mostly. However the reviews have not been able to kill the dynamism and interest in the show.

Do you like the show despite the fact that it’s staged?

Curiosity on Discovery- Teaser for Episode 3

The third episode of Curiosity features the most dreaded question “How will the World end?” Watch Samuel L. Jackson host Curiosity: How will the world end, today at 8pm on Discovery Channel.

Samuel looks at the warning that was given 13 centuries ago by Mayan priests; the world will end in Apocalypse. In this hour long journey he will explore the five most probable ways life as we know it on Earth could end. These Mayan priests calculated time on a grand scale which is beyond belief to other ancient cultures. But after 5,125 years of counting their calendar stops date on a very precise date, December 21st, 2012l. He says surely this is “just a story”.

Remarkably those ancient Mayan legends mirrored the 21st century thinking. The Mayans predicted it and modern day science proves it’s possible. Scientists are constantly alert for new evidence of potential disaster. What the scientists are looking out for are the five events most likely to devastate our world: an asteroid impact, a mega quick, a mega tsunami, super storm or a super volcano.

Figuring out which disaster is coming next can answer the toughest question of all: How will the World end? How prepared will you be when doomsday strikes? Are you ready to believe in this looming disaster? This incredible episode will leave you asking that is the world really going to end in 2012? Will it be a super volcano or a mega tsunami that will take the “Life” from Earth?

Tune into this one to get answer to your questions or rather I will say get your brain flooded with endless questions once you watch it!

As the tagline says – Nothing survives here long; not even us.

The episode airs tonight at 8. You can also give your own review by clicking here.

iDubba recommends what to watch this week on TV through Personalized Weekly ‘Show Dubba’?

Sorry, for not posting here on iDubba’s blog for quite sometime. In fact I became more active over trak.in and writing guest blogs instead of writing at my home ground. No. My intention was not to run away from Blogging on my own site, but the main issue was- I needed to find a concrete reason for visitors to come over here and get some real useful information. Something which can be easily associated with what we are doing at iDubba.

I thought that I needed to take a step back, re-think what I was doing and then decide what should be done. I thought that- I should write something which will be associated with what we do at idubba i.e. TV show and Movie suggestion and alerts. But how can I differentiate between what my website provides and what I’ll post here? This question needed to be answered and I finally came up with this idea-

We will give you some Dubba’s of various shows and Movies every week here, targeting specific genres and demographics, specially hand picked and packed with iDubba’s personalization algorithm!

Yea that’s the IDEA! Loved that :)? It may look very attractive but its challenging to achieve what we aspire to do here. We need your support, and looking forward to your feedback.

Here goes the first of such Post–

This week’s show and movie dubba(box) for Technology addicts, Adventure-holics and Action lovers!

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What to watch?

Discovery Project Earth (Show)-

A must watch program for all those who love to see the power of technology. I was waiting for this series after it went off-air from Discovery Channel. But thanks to “Discovery Science” I’ll be able to watch it again  on TV. If you are a geo-engineering student or engineer, this is a must!

You can watch this on Sunday 9:30 PM on Discovery Science.

The Invasion (Movie)-

Its a Sci-Fi thriller starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig and has an IMDB rating of 6.1. It’s a typical ‘Alien Invasion’ story but with a twist where Nicole’s son is holding the key to stop Invasion.

Watch this on HBO on Sat 1:15 PM.

Tech Toyz-

This is one of the most searched for shows on idubba.com. It’s one stop shop for all Gizmo news, latest gadget information and technology updates. If you haven’t watched this show yet, this is THE thing you were missing on TV. Show is hosted by Shruti Rajkumar, Taapsi Ramchandani and Ankit Vengurlekar.

Goto this link to get all the info about this show or to set an sms reminder.

Destination Extreme-Norway

If you like adventure, what could be better than skiing and that too seeing that happening at its birth place. Yes, Norway has skiing and loads of other adventure sports to boast off and and at the same time its glamorized by its awesome natural beauty! Hit this show on Nat Geo Adventure, new channel on Block.

Watch this on Sat, Mar 20th 11:30 AM on Nat Geo Adventure.

Time Warp-Paintball

The only show which teaches you about physics and technology right in front your eyes using whacky ideas. Time warp uses super slow motion camera filming and integrates that with amazing ideas to bring out some effective learning.

Watch this on Discovery @ Get schedule and set reminder.

Who should watch?

Age group- 12 to 35.

Gender- Not gender specific.

Profession- All engineers, IT professionals, technical students, adventure and sport lovers.

We have started out with these shows. Let us know whether you like these suggestions or not. We’ll bring out more shows and Movies for different target groups and for various combinations of schedules very soon.