So it has finally happened. I was on TV last week, in a programme watched by millions of people, no less. While I cannot say that my desire to appear on TV was exactly fulfilled, it cannot be denied that this is the closest I have ever come to the real thing.
What happened is this: a popular reality show called Didi No. 1 that airs on Zee Bangla wanted to discuss Saraswati Puja on their February 4th episode, and they wanted a slide show of photos to accompany the discussion. They must have turned to Google for help and ended up on this very blog where they found a very photogenic child getting his haate-khori from his very photogenic grandfather.
To cut the long story short, my photo ended up on that show (at 17:05, in case you are interested). Here's a screenshot to prove it.
Zee Bangla has supposedly "blocked" their YouTube channel in the US, but that if they thought that would prevent me from stealing a look at their episode featuring my stolen photo, they need to think again. Before I end, however, I would like to mention that it is no less surprising that although my parents don't watch this show, at least two other people saw the photo independently, recognized my grandfather and called up my parents. That's how we came to find out about it.