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Titled "A Tribute to CLASSIC Doordarshan Entertainment". Recall, Refresh and Cherish sweet childhood memories.
A blog all about recalling the "Good times" we grew up watching as a child in 70s thru early 90s on Doordarshan national channel. This blog calls to have Fun refreshing and cherishing some unforgettable and memorable television momments on DD. I'm just glad to express my personal views and opinions along with our Blogger fans who send us amazing Fan mails about few Shows and Sitcoms aired on retro Doordarshan. Isn't it a great feeling to find those great stories we had once watched when we were just kids? Don't you feel those retro shows still connect to us in the present time someway or the other? well, I assume we do and why not! there has been some kind of good influence on our minds after all we have had a great association with the past shows that aired till the mid 90's :) So Let's keep cherishing those lovely memories right here in this Blog.

Here's a Wonderful chance to "RE-LIVE" those Heartwarming Moments.

So ENJOY the Info and Clips of few Retro Hindi and English sitcoms aired in "GOLDEN YEARS" of Television on DOORDARSHAN National Channel!

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Nostalgic 80s n early 90s DD days

Say Hellooo! to your school years and your Childhood days :)

National programme was introduced in 1982. In the same year, colour TV was introduced in the Indian market with the live telecast of the Independence Day speech by then prime minister Indira Gandhi on 15 August 1982, followed by the 1982 Asian Games being held in Delhi. The 80s was the era of Doordarshan with soaps like Hum Log (1984), Buniyaad (1986-87), comedy shows like Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (1984) and mythological dramas like Ramayan (1987-88) and Mahabharat (1988-89) glued millions to Doordarshan. Other popular programs included Hindi film songs based programs like Chitrahaar and Rangoli and crime thrillers like Karamchand (starring Pankaj Kapoor), Byomkesh Bakshi (starring Rajit kapur) and Janki Jasoos. Source: WIKI

If you would like to read more about early days of DD, you can do so by going over Here.


Do you miss the Good old Years? Hmm...do you wonder where did those days go, vanished before you could know it. Well I do. Therefore, I thought how about collecting some memories and consolidating them in one website. Isn't it interesting? Actually these shows were "something" they were simple and one could really associate their life with it cause when we watched those shows, we felt like it was like a reflection of life. So why not watch those trapped moments from the Past you may realize Simple things are so beautiful.

Here's a link of some intro clips of old Sitcoms aired on Doordarshan.

You can watch some of your Fav Old Doordarshan Serials Online here like PAYING GUEST, FLOP SHOW, MALGUDI DAYS, KACHCHI DHOOP, BYOMKESH BAKSHI and many more just by scrolling down this page. Click and enjoy!

Folks, I would like to dedicate this blog to all those people, who have cherished their childhood memories and who've educated themselves with some really good shows that aired in 70s to early 90s on doordarshan national Channel.

A Retro clip: Ek Anek aur Ekta by Films Division 1974

This Video is all about giving a positive and powerful message to the whole nation i.e.,"United we Stand, Divided we Fall". How we can create wonders by forgetting about the cast, creed and color of a man. They should still play it. I simply used to enjoy this video when I was small, still do its very inspirational too.

Alright people!! how about refreshing those days right here :) discuss n comment about your favourite shows and artists. Know more about the lost memories, just to feel good and be proud about your sweet Childhood days.

Can you name some of the old DD TV Actors?

I can think right now of some popular names like Neena Gupta, Sriram lagoo, Mohan bhandari, Alok nath mmmm how about you?

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Doordarshan Celebrates its 50th Anniversary!

Great memories you'll find in this video and I am happy to share a part of it with you all. Interested Viewers can follow the link within the video to watch all the parts.

So here we are talking about the Retro programs on DD and their awesome journey :) it all started when Doordarshan was introduced all over India after Television services were separated from A.I.R(All India Radio) on April 1, 1976 with the live telecast of the Independence Day speech by then prime minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi on 15 August 1982. These were the times when Indian Television evolution was just beginning like News Coverage's around the world and as we see in this video they talk about how they broke more barriers in developing the Network.

Memories refreshed about Entertainment Programs that started becoming more and more popular like Feature Films, Chitrahaar, Sitcoms like Hum-log earning them good TRP and there was this one particular program which is considered to have broken lot of records and ratings, it was the greatest hits of that time "Phool kile hain gulshan gulshan" for which the host Ms Tabassum, expresses her experiences doing the show which are sweet as herself. Many such faces, shows and programs make you feel nostalgic when you watch it after all these years. Doordarshan here also recalls about the experiences of the early Reporters and New readers national and International like Ms Salma if you remember, the beautiful News reader from the 80s who shared her First day experience of News reading in the Studio which was a bittersweet experience as this network was just in a initial stage.

There came many events as the Evolution of Indian Television was just beginning like there was telecast of Asian Games, National programs and that when color was introduced on the Independence day of 1982. I assume the Biggest and greatest unforgettable event was the Victory of ICC World cup Championship 1984, in the same year the Indian viewers enjoyed and were so proud to watch the telecast of the First Indian cosmonaut "Rakesh Sharma" with team who spent eight days journeying around the Earth's orbit in a space station called Salyut 7.

It might have been great experience for Doordarshan to have reached these many years with Telecast of Good shows and educate us with informative films, Documentaries, Movies, sitcom/TV series, Events and various programs National and International and its still goin' on Good.

Congratulations on 50! We wish you all the luck for years to come.

Here's a Video of some Sweet memories of Retro DD.

Pyar Ki Ganga Bahe video

Enjoy this most awaited clip aired on DD somewhere in the early 90s featuring all the Hit Bollywood stars of that time. A beautiful song on HARMONY and Peace :)


Spread the Light of Freedom

Good Times Old Doordarshan:)

Doordarshan Signature Montage.

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Seconds glimpse of Soap drama back in the Days!!

RANGOLI with Morning Tea

I think Rangoli was introduced somewhere in late 80s, it may be still running I am not too sure since am I here in States recalling all the "golden memories" and sharing them with you all.

I do remember they used to play wonderful numbers early in the morning on Sundays.  The intention i believe, was to start a great day with Bollywood classic beautiful numbers,  to have a pleasant weekend for everyone by Doordarshan and it worked :)
Lets "Re-live" those moments again. 

Here's a Playlist hope you enjoy it.
BOLLYWOOD CLASSIC SOUNDTRACKS you can also listen to more HITS with lyrics by following this Blog "HINDI VIDEO SONGS 'N' LYRICS" where you can find Good old Nos of Classic Bollywood soundtracks.


  1. I too am not sure whether its still aired on DD but this show did lose its 'Colour' after some years of it being shown becoz of rapid change in sponsorship and 'twas never the same as before.

  2. nice work dude... :)

    expecting more.....

  3. AnonymousJune 26, 2008

    yeh it used to show in the mornings. the day used to pass great after hearing classic numbers. Thanks for the good work.

  4. i loved all the songs your taste is simply great. these songs take me back to my hometown with my folks listening on sunday mornings early 90s.

    60s playlist is good and also 70s collection is awesome. Thanks. Goodluck buddy:)

  5. I thought only 2 songs are here, but this is a playlist. Good collection.

  6. AnonymousJune 11, 2011

    very very tasty, yummy and delicious for ears.

  7. AnonymousJune 11, 2011

    can i here the beautiful songs of devanand next sunday.

  8. Our whole family start our sundays with the classic songs of Rangoli till date....its awesome...so fresh.

  9. my fav program........... it is my jaan rangoli!life ke last 13 years se meri jaan hai ye !!!!!!!

  10. mera fav serial rangoli ha me ise har sunday ko dekhta hu mera fav picture bodyguard hai aur is picture me mujhe i love u gana pasand ha ye gana aap rangoli me dikahia this is request to you.
    indrajeet sen

  11. mujhey aap ka program bahut acha lagta hai hum
    sab dost rangoli dehtehai

  12. Mujhey aap ka program bahut acha lagta hai hum subha me utha kar dekhte hai, magar aap bahuta kam gana dikhta hai

  13. Vartamaan naam ka ek program DD pe aata tha.Kya aap woh link yah dalenge? Thank you

  14. Mujhe bhi rangoli pasand hai bahot jada gane hi to sun ke jindgi katna hai kyoki ..Kisi ne such hi kaha hai insan kya leke aaya tha or kya leke jayega ...Kuch nahi is duniya me sab moh maya hai ..Insan sochta such mera hai kuch nahi hai insan naga aaya tha or naga mar jata hai

  15. Namaste didi,
    mai ragular darshak to nahi hun,lekin mujhe ye aapka show kaphi pasand hai,kyonki ispe purane gane prasarit ki jati hai aur log pasand bhi karte hai,jo ki aaj ke is daurd main aam bat nahi hai.main 12th class ka student hun aur mere hi class mai babita nam ki eak ladki padti hai,jiska chehra bilkul abhinetri sharmila taigor se milti hai.chunki indino hamdono ke bich kuchh anban chal rahi hai, jise main khatm karna chahata hun.isliye mai chahta hun ki aap safar philm ka "geewan se bhari teri aankhen"gana prasarit karen.aap ki badi maharvani hogi.

  16. Rangoli is still on & has its own fan following even in today's date of internet, iPods n smartphones.

  17. Can anyone post Rangoli title song or lyrics?


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Watch the Pilot Episode, right here ;) its called "THE FIRST LESSON".

This may have not been aired on DD national channel in the 70s or 80s but I must tell ya, its pretty entertaining. I am sure you guys would love it the plot is based on the Foreign students who join the Adult School in UK England i believe, to learn "English as a Foreign Language" this is the course they are "Unrolled for" as one of the student puts it to the school's pompous and tight-fisted Principal, Ms Courtney, when the student is looking to find the Classroom (what he means is Enrolled for) Mr Brown who's the English teacher learns himself the trouble and humor in different cultures from the students as he is teaching them. I love this sitcom enjoyed watchin' very episode n its really hilarious to listen to the students when they innocently mis-interpret things or mis-pronounce words while they are learning. Watch n Enjoy:)">


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