It is hardly surprising anymore, when one gets to hear that ‘no other channel was allowed there but Doordarshan’ like Barack Obama’s India visit. Again, ‘It is alright if someone coughed up a bomb for it but the coverage must be shared with Doordarshan’ – like is the case is in nearly all cricket series. Being the government’s channel, Doordarshan enjoys advantages that others can remotely hope for. Something like BBC in the UK. Why then, does Doordarshan lag so far behind in being a serious player?