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Bollywood Celebs grace The Foodie Awards 2013: Presented by Times Now

[To set reminder and check TV schedule of The Foodie Awards 2013 click here..]

Here comes another award night, India’s full flavored food serving to you by Times Now. Interesting right?


Let me tell you more about this awards. Held at the ITC Grand Central, Mumbai,the awards honoured & felicitated the best and most deserving food & beverage
establishments in the country amidst prominent personalities from the entertainment industry including John Abraham, Goldie Behl, Alyque Padamsi, Lalita Lajmi
Kalpana Lajmi, Kumar Ketkar, Gerson D’Cunha, Shaina NC, Chhaya Momaya, Poonam Dhillon, Prachi Desai, Cyrus Broacha, Raageshwari, Pooja Bedi, amongst others.
The hosting pair of Kunal Vijayakar, the ultimate foodie and critically acclaimed actress Tisca Chopra was at their charismatic best as they looked stunning together. Kicking off the night was a splendid performance by Samantha & Francois who performed “Strangers in the night” and tweaked the lyrics specially to suit The Foodie. Renowned mind reader Lior Suchard’s performance was an absolute stunner which left the audience wanting for more

The list of categories and the winners are as follows:

No Categories Featured Nominees Winner
1 Best Local Cuisine North Mughal Darbar, Srinagar Mughal Darbar, Srinagar
Cheche-di-Hatti, Delhi
Kesar-da-dabha, Amritsar
2 Best Local Cuisine South Ponnu Samy, Chennai Zains, Calicut
Murugan Idli,  Chennai
Zains, Calicut
3 Best Local Cuisine East Bhojohori Manna, Kolkata Bhojohori Manna, Kolkata
Ri Kynjai, Shillong
Jadoh, Shillong
4 Best Local Cuisine West Aaswad, Mumbai Fish Curry Rice, Pune
Fish Curry Rice, Pune
A Feradura, Goa
5 Best International Cuisine Yauatcha, Mumbai 361,Guragaon
Yauatcha, Mumbai
361, Gurgaon
Spice Route, Delhi
6 Best Debut Café Zoe, Mumbai Tie- Umame, Mumbai and On the Waterfront, DelhiJury Special – Café Zoe
Umame, Mumbai
On The Waterfront, Delhi
7 Best Indian Fine Dine Kababs & Kurries, Mumbai Kababs & CurriesJury special – Sonar Tori, Kolkata
Veda, Delhi
Sonar Tori, Kolkata
8 Best Vegetarian Food Royal Vega, Chennai Royal Vega, ITC
Jury Special – Guru Da Dhaba
Guru Da Dhaba, Mumbai
Shabri, Pune
9 Best Coastal Food Aah, Goa Paragon, Calicut
Paragon, Calicut
Fish Curry Rice, Pune
10 Best Roadside Dhaba Guru Da Dabha, Mumbai Parsi Da Dhaba, Talasari
Kesar Da Dhaba, Amritsar
Parsi Da Dhaba, Talasari
11 Lifetime Achievement Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR)
12 Legend Award Usha Khanna Café Samovar
TOTAL 12 29  

So, do not forget to watch ‘Kent RO presents The Foodie Awards’ on Saturday 9th February at 6pm only on Times Now. And dont miss to tell us your views, reviews and suggetions us on Twitter-iDubba and set reminders about your favorite shows on our iDubba app.


‘NDTV Coca-Cola Support My School’ telethon with Sachin Tendulkar

Tune in to NDTV Coca-Cola Support My School telethon with Sachin Tendulkar

 Catch a unique programming initiative as NDTV, in association with Coca Cola and campaign ambassador Sachin Tendulkar, bring you the ‘Support My School’ Fund Raising Telethon on its network channels with a 12 hour LIVE telecast.

 Join Sachin Tendulkar in Mumbai along with Akshay Kumar, Kajol, Ajay Devgan, Rahul Bose, Vivek Oberoi, Javed Ali, Shilpa Rao, Cyrus Broacha, PT Usha, Alyque Padamsee, Pam Chopra and many more exciting personalities as they come together to extend their support to the cause and raise funds.

This initiative raised 7 crores last year to provide improvement of basic infrastructure across government schools in India. Students, professionals, NGOs, corporate and numerous celebrities will join Sachin Tendulkar on the 12 Hour LIVE Telethon for a full day of laughter, fun, song and dance.

 Tune in to NDTV 24×7, NDTV India and NDTV Profit on Sunday, February 3 from 9 am      to 9pm to catch all the action.

MTV: Music or Masala Television

You might scratch your head and start thinking why am I referring MTV as Masala Television. Well the following post is about finding out the real truth. After reading this you may also come to a conclusion whether MTV is a Music Channel or it has turned out to be Masala Television over years.

It was not long ago say some 9-10 yrs back when viewers used to wait to see what’s new in the list..New Album, hot album, Best songs… in a way they wanted to see the latest Music Labels, their reviews and responses. Top most Singers had their music launch aired in MTV, there were shows explicitly telecasting interviews with the Singers and rappers. TV was geared more towards music and music appreciation, The concept of VJ’s was made popular by MTV as this channel was about MUSIC 24/7!!  The VJ’s of early 90’s had good knowledge of music, a unique style of their own and undoubtedly a great  sense of humor too.I am sure that none of you must have forgotten VJ’s like Malaika Arora, Maria Goretti , Shenaz Treasurywala, Mini Mathur and a few others. No doubt that Cyrus Broacha and Nikhil Chinnappa are still holding the fort but the charm that the previous VJ’s had, is not present there anymore. . MTV is now being hosted as a television show with VJs who have very little to do with knowledge in music and music videos.

You might have this question..Does MTV has series of reality shows!!! You might be surprised, but the answer is YES. The biggest ammunition that MTV has is “Roadies”. It was started way back in 2003, and currently 8 seasons are over. No doubt that Roadies is very popular and has many ardent followers, but the channel is trying to replicate this success in every other show. Every second show is now a Reality show. They are trying to get the youth hooked on to its channel by shows like MTV Stuntmania a biking stunt show hosted by famous stunts director Allan Amin and MTV Splitsvilla A dating reality show.

This channel which once used to be solely a music channel has turned in endless race of reality shows, In 1998, we had about 19 hours of music programming. 2008 saw an average of just three hours of music videos per day on MTV, with the rest of the day devoted to reality shows. . Is this a conscious effort made by MTV or has it lost its audience??? Is this the reason for MTV to drop “Music Television” from its corporate logo too in 2010?

If i ask you, which is the channel you prefer for watching Songs,  MTV will certainly not be your 1st choice. Some might say, 9XM , B4U Music, and the latest one Sony PIX. You might say that I have missed on one more important Music Channel, ie Channel V. Well, they too are slowly but steadily moving on the path of MTV. Only time will say if MTV was right moving its focus on Reality Shows and slowly taking Music off their menu. What are you views on this topic?

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