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iDubba brings you a list of Mother's Day Special on TV! Watch with your mom on this glorious Day.

Mumma I Love You..

The greatest creation of God is a Mother and to celebrate her spirit, small screen is leaving no stone unturned to make this day special. iDubba brings you a guide list so that you can watch these shows with your mom on this glorious occassion of Mother’s Day!

Star Plus- This Mother’s Day, meet your favorite Star Plus actors offscreen mothers on a special show ‘Meri Maa.’ These actors will be seen giving a tribute to their moms by fun activities and performances. After all it’s all because of them they are here. Don’t forget to watch this large than life event where for the first time Rahul Mahajan will be seen as an anchor. He will be anchoring  the show with Karan and Neelu Vaghela, known for playing Bhabho in ” Diya Aur Baati Hum“.

Karan Tacker, Ravi Dubey, Sayantani Ghosh, and Om Chettri will be seen entertaining their mothers and saluting them for their love and support on the show. Catch Rahul, Viren, Gopi and their mothers share some special moments for the first time on television.The highlight of the show will be a fashion show where all the mothers will walk the ramp. The show will be aired May 11 at 6 p.m.

COLORS- This channel is known for doing creative and out of the ordinary programming. Mother’s day is not an exception for them. You can watch a special track of story weaved into all their serials like Balika Vadhu, Na Bole Tum Na Meine Kuch Kaha-Season 2, Uttaran, Sasural Simar Ka, Baani- Ishq Da Kalma, Sanskaar- Dharohar Apnon Ki and Madhubala- Ek Ishq Ek Junoon. This special Mother’s Day show will come on 13th May from 7.30 to 11pm.

TLC- Discovery India’s channels TLC will celebrate Mother’s Day in style.TLC will air the special ‘Extraordinary Moms‘ on 12 May at 8 pm and 7 pm. Hosted and executive produced by actress Julia Roberts, this one hour special programme explores the power of mothers and features five women who share a connection: the love they have for their children combined with a desire to protect the future of all children.

Discovery South Asia senior VP, GM Rahul Johri said, “TLC celebrates Mother’s Day with some of the world’s most fabulous women and their enchanting stories. All of these women’s lives have been altered by motherhood, but their stories will resonate with anyone who wants to make a positive difference in the world.”

As a mother of three young children, Julia wanted to produce ‘Extraordinary Moms‘ after realising how her world view has changed since becoming a mother. She wanted to profile women who had also undergone this profound change and in the process become inspired to take on causes that can make the world a better place for future generations. Each mom featured in the special began their missions after their own personal encounters leading to stories that are both dramatic and empowering.

The show features the likes of the US former Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, who finds the right balance between family, work and service even while working on a global scale as well as founder of the Harmony Project and domestic violence survivor, Dr Margaret Martin and comedian and Rosie’s Theatre Kids founder Rosie O’Donnell who at the age of 10 lost her mother to breast cancer.

Animal Planet- There is nothing quite like a mother’s love, even in the great animal kingdom. Just as human beings, mothers in the wild shower all their love and care on the offspring’s. They also protect them from danger and teach important aspects of life and skills required to survive in the most unfriendly and dangerous environments and scenarios.

Animal Planet is hosting special programmes to celebrate Mother’s Day on 12 May from 4.00 pm – 8.00 pm.

Audience will get to witness some of the most ‘extraordinary’ mother-child moments of the planet’s ‘amazing’ creatures in the episodes like- Super Mums, Echo and The Elephants of Amboseli, Wild Mothers and Babies, African River Goddess and Sita’s Story.

‘Super Mums’ is a story in the wild, good mothers need to be clever operators if they want their kids to survive and in turn, breed themselves.

The ‘Echo and The Elephants of Amboseli’ is a story of a mother’s journey to keep her family alive. Echo is a wise elephant matriarch who lives in South Kenya alongside fifteen hundred other wild African elephants who protects them from attacks by lions and growing conflict with angry Masai farmers.

The ‘Wild Mothers and Babies’ looks at the funniest, dangerous and heartbreaking moments. It is at this point when bonds are forged between parent and child.

The ‘African River Goddess’ follows the life of a young crocodile mother as she mates, bears eggs, guards her nest and sees most of her offspring perish in the treacherous waters of the Nile.

The ‘Sita’s Story’ is the tiger and queen of the forest, hunter, mate and mother. Like all tigers, Sita hunts alone, stealthily. Large deers called Sambars, are her favorite prey. Follow Sita as she teaches her offspring to hunt and learn the ways of life in the jungle.

VH 1- VH1 will bring an array of beautiful pop sensational Moms on this special day. Super moms like Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and Madonna will be featured in this program. You can watch this on 12 May at 12 pm and 8 pm.

So, watch these shows, give her something special and tell her how much you love her! Enjoy!! Also share your Views, Reviews, Comments and Suggestions on Twitter-iDubba and set reminders for your favorite shows on iDubba app..

Curiosity- Reviewing episode 1&2

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The first episode of this amazing series that  started last  week had Stephen Hawking as the celebrity guest who gave his views explicitly on whether God created Universe or not.

As per Hawkins Big Bang happened out of a black hole to create the Universe. And Time can’t exist inside a Black hole. Hence before big bang there was no time and hence No creator of Universe can exist. Big bang itself is the creator on Universe and Time!

The second episode that aired yesterday night had Morgan Freeman hosting the show and giving breathtaking opinion on theories of some great quantum mechanics physicts and cosmologists.

This episode of Curiosity investigated the possibility of existence of more than one version of reality. On the edge of space, buried in a black hole, or right on top of you, there could be an exact copy of yourself living a parallel reality. In those parallel worlds, you may be living your wildest dreams, or your worst nightmares.

This episode answered the questions like “Is there more than one of you or more than one of me?” and “Does another version of you look identical?”

We could all be living multiple parallel lives because as scientists explore the outer reaches of physics n cosmos they are beginning to believe that parallel universes do exist and that they might determine the fate of humanity.

The show takes you to an imaginable world and tells you to that it might take a staggering number of light years a man will have to travel to meet his cosmic clone.

But the big question is: why do we care if another version of you and me exists. We are never going to meet them face to face. But these alter egos are important because they are the key to answering the biggest questions of existence – How was the universe born and how will it end?

You have to tune in to the show and find out yourself!!

Watch out for repeat telecast: 26 oct, 04:00pm

Life on Discovery soon..

Discovery is ready to launch a new series called Life, which captures the unique struggle for survival among different species across continents.

Our planet may be home to more than 30 million different animals and plants. And every single one is locked in its own life-long fight for survival. Life uncovers some extraordinary strategies they’ve developed to stay alive and to breed.

Life, which has been filmed over 3,000 days, aims to narrate about 130 different stories featuring various rare species. Beginning on May 24, the 10-part series will be on-air from Monday through Friday at 8 pm. It will be aired in three languages — English, Hindi and Tamil. The channel has roped in Britain’s natural history filmmaker, David Attenborough as the narrator for the series.Sir David Attenborough is Britain’s best-known natural history film-maker. His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited.

Talking about the show, Rahul Johri, senior vice-president and general manager, India, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific, says, “Life brings some of the most outstanding stories ever caught on camera; and highlights the efforts of men and women who spent days, weeks and months waiting for that perfect shot.”

Using state-of-the-art filming techniques, this 10-part BBC One series, narrated by David Attenborough, is about extreme behaviour. It’s survival of the fittest in their battle against daily life or death challenges.

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.

Show review: "Doing DaVinci on Discovery"

Yesterday I was able to catch this show which I wanted to watch when it premiered in India but somehow missed that time. However yesterday I put a reminder for the show and was able to catch it right on time. So here is my take on the show-

“Doing DaVinci” is based on innovative and creative thinking of the original Renaissance Man- Leonardo Da Vinci. He was an artist, scientist and a master of technology. Some of the designs which he made were thought to be ahead of his time and couldn’t be constructed then. Discovery thought of this as a good opportunity and came up with this idea of making a show around such designs.

But, as we know Discovery, they are experts in creating shows which are awesomely appealing. Hence they chose the ‘war’ section of Da Vinci’s designs to be constructed by a team of six experts from various fields of expertise. In this series their aim to construct 4 war designs viz. Armored Tank, Siege Ladder, Scythe Chariot and Machine Gun.

Yesterday I watched their “Seize Ladder” episode. In the episode ‘The crew attempts to build the renaissance master’s most massive design: a towering three-story siege ladder. But as creative differences arise, tension threatens to pull the team apart.’ To be frank the show wasn’t able to leave an awe effect on me, as it does for other Discovery shows. May be because this episode was related to a ladder and not something like Tanks and Fire guns. But one thing which was missing is lack of information about Da Vinci’s design itself. They should have covered his theory behind the design more extensively, because that is something we are really looking at on the show.

The show still has some usual Discovery touch- fighting among team members (some spice), flawless commentary and perfect execution. The only lacking part for last episode was content. Let’s hope that upcoming episodes are better in content as well.

Watch this show on Discovery: Sat, Dec 19 at 10:00 AM and let us know what you think about the same.

So here is iDubba’s iVerdict for the show- [3 Stars]

Note: Verdict can be modified after watching future episodes :-) !