On TV, for first time!

Today, May 3rd, five years ago along with bunch of college friends appeared on a TV show and grabbed the award. All seven of us were totally excited. We appeared on a Kannada program - ETV Vedike :)
Five years ago, ETV organised this program,Vedike, between the two colleges/schools and hence approached most colleges in and around the city. The events were
1. group dance
2. group song
3. fashion show
Our seniors selected a song from "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam"-Dhol Bhage and hired the costumes. We, as juniors admired them for such dedication and hard work. We had decided a group song since most of us had practised classical music. But what do we sing-film song or a classical or ....? After much confusions, hesitations and dilemma, as to which song to be sung, we-a group of seven gals, decided to sing a song by Da Ra Bendre-Bangaara Neera Kadalaache which all of us agreed to. Last, but not the least, was the Fashion Show which was only traditional and no western. Our preparation was strong in a less time, say a week.
Finally, the day approached. The organizers arranged for the pick and drop facility. Pick up from college to the studio which is at Nandini Layout and drop to home or at the nearest possible location.
May 3rd, 2003 was a saturday. Phew, what a memorable day! Today, is also a saturday :)
Usually, we had classes till 11:30am on satudays. On this day, none of us had least interest in attending the class or even listening to the lectures. We bunk the classes, went backyard to practice the song. Also dragged few other friends and sung before them for their opinion. The tempo was perfect. We had mixed emotions: happy and tensed.
At around 2pm, we reached the studio. We were told that we would be informed when our turn begins and we should be ready. Since we were into singing, we did not have much to make up or change. We washed our face with the face wash followed by a light makeup. And all of a sudden, there wasn't a single drop of water in the tap. We managed with the sufficient water which we had taken in our water bottles. The green room was occupied by those who would participate in dance and fashion show while we happily roamed around the campus and eagerly watched :) We also entered the studio with the stage where a competition between other two colleges went on. We had already learnt that there were around 3-5 competitions in a single day with a different judge for the same program. The most interesting thing was the studio had NO roof and bamboo support was provided high up and it was as hot as being  in a furnace.
The lunch was offered by them. To be honest, I didn't like it. It would call it "stale" or we called it-jail food :) Since all of us were hungry, there was no other go rather than eating it :( While we eat in groups, we discussed how these anchors would have them every day.  Money could bring you fame and wouldn't bring many things in life--say good food, health, smile and even sound sleep :)
We had lot of time to practise and we did. Sometime, in the noon we were sent a word that our performance would commence. The host was Reena and judge was Nagendra Shah. The first round was dance by both the competitors. While they danced on the stage we danced down as audience in our own way ;) Later, followed by group song and concluded with fashion show. Performers were the audiences when we weren't on stage.
After those three rounds was the most awaited result. Guess, we WON. Yippee! The judge, Nagendra Shah, appreciated our pick-the song by Da Ra Bendre and he enjoyed it :) We were overwhelmed :D 
As our turn concluded, all of us were eager to know when the show would be telecast on TV. A few days later, we were told that, it was May 3rd.
Being on cloud nine, I called up all my acquaintances, friends, cousins, neighbours and even my bustop buddies that they can catch me on May 3rd on Kannada ETV Vedike :) And those who watched me: congratulated :) Even though, I had forgotten to inform a few to watch me; few of my neighbours who were regular ETV Vedike watchers said:"Was that you on TV? Congrats, Manasa :)"
I have watched ETV Vedike only once till now and the reason being I wanted to watch my performance. The video has been stored on my iPod too :)
Today, I remembered ETV studio experince at 11:15pm while mom was watching some program on this channel. Suddenly, I was awakened that it was a precious memorable day of my life that had not been recorded on this blog. Yes, I was on TV. And today was the first alumni meet of the college where I studied. Though, I couldn't make it to the alumni Inauguration, memories persist. Don't know if any of us who participated still remember of not. For me, I still.
As for the song is concerned, I have forgotten the lyrics :| .. and in search of the sheet of paper I had scribbled ;)
It was a moment of ecstasy since our hard work was fruitful. Don't know if I get such an opportunity in near future :) 


  1. oh.. wow... thats cool.
    Remembering Happy Moments...

  2. did u win it??
    i came in a cricket quix show when i was XI std, we lost...so i dont boast of making it to a TV show


  3. Manasa,

    Just mooning around the webspace and checking blogs in Indiblogger and stumbled on yours.Gone through some of your postings,the very first thing what I noticed the way you put your thoughts into words is quite nice.
    Seen many blogs in which people try to show off that they are immediate kin to Shakespeare(in term of English)and turning the blog into a complicated piece of Literature making it very difficult for the reader to understand.

    Yours is quite a nice one.

    Looking forward to your next posting.


  4. hhhmmm so u were on TV eh? the only time I was on TV, or should I say my voice was on TV was when I called in MTV to request a song. I dont remember the programme's name , but it was that phone in show by Nikhil. I called in all my friends to say that my voice would be on TV :)

  5. @ peevee,Yup, remembering happy times :)

    @ Vikrem, Best luck next time :)

    @ k.kiran,Thanks for the compliment. Keep visiting this space.

    @ maverick, The show is MTV SelEcT by Nikhil. So your voice was on TV :P


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