The Tamils have achieved and reached great heights in every sphere across the globe, be it Cinema, Science, Technology, Arts or Literature, they have excelled and contributed to the Tamil name. It is now time to recognize and honour these achievers to take the Tamil name to the next level and give birth to fresh talent.
‘MAGUDAM AWARDS’, serves as a unique platform to acknowledge excellence in the field of Sports, Entertainment, Public Service, Literature, Technology and Start-Ups. This flagship initiative of News18-Tamil Nadu aims to recognize and celebrate the talent of Tamil Nadu whose contribution to the state has strengthened the foundation of our society.
News18 Tamil Nadu, one of the state’s leading news channel, has decided to present the ‘MAGUDAM AWARDS’ as the place where these achievers’ work will not only be recognized and honoured but also broadcast to the many viewers of News18 Tamil Nadu. As part of the vast Network18 network that is visible across India, we at News18 Tamil Nadu are proud and excited to bring these awards to you.
The initiative adheres to a robust selection procedure in selecting awardees. It begins with an editorially driven nomination process overseen by our editorial board leading to the final selection of winners by a jury consisting of a select group of distinguished names.
There will be 12 jury members who will select the winners of the Magudam Awards. This jury is not part of the News18 network. They are game changers and leaders in their respective fields of expertise. In each category, these jury members will select 2 winners out of 10 names.
Selection of winners will be conducted in a transparent and fair manner. The votes of the viewers as well as the criteria of the jury – both will be taken into account while deciding the winners.
The deadline for Magudam Awards'17 nominations has now passed. We have been overwhelmed by the response.
News18 Tamil Nadu is an integral entity of the regional news cluster of the Network18 family- India’s leading media and Entertainment Company.
We favour none, we fear none, we function as the conscience of the people – we are News18 Tamil Nadu, the state’s new identity. Part of the vast News18 network in the country that offers over 20 channels in various languages to the people, News18 Tamil Nadu has become a force to reckon with in one year of its launch.
Our network of reporters spread across towns and villages ensure that news is presented with speed and without bias. We are proud to be the voice of the voiceless and to bring our viewers the whole truth.
Monday to Friday 5:30pm in Cinema18 show
Cinema18 show chronicles the latest happenings in the world of film. Through colourful trailers and interviews with prominent stars, we bring you a wrap of all the news not just in Kollywood but also in the Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi film world as also Hollywood.
Interesting slices of information which take place inside filmdom are presented to the audience in this show. Watch Cinema18 to get all the updates on the latest films, their reviews and the lives of stars – Monday to Friday at 5:30pm.
Saturday - 8:30Am
It is a general belief of late that agriculture is a profession that people are moving away from. But a large number of youngsters have enthusiastically begun to make farming their livelihood. Growing natural, organic produce has become a big hit amongst youngsters in Tamil Nadu. They are breaking the myth that agriculture is a loss-making business.
Payir Thozhil Pazhagu is a program that chronicles these success stories. Tamil farmers are now teaching the world how to learn to farm and how to make money beating all odds. This special show airs at 8:30am on Saturdays and repeats at 11:30am on Sundays.
The journey of life not only provides one with rich experiences but also brings inexplicable joy. Travel brings new ideas and broadens the mind. In order to learn the culture and history of a people, it is necessary to sit down and speak with them. Their art, literature, music, history can only be learnt in their own language.
Culture is not unified. It is diverse and rich. Yaadhum Oorey is an effort to search for and find the various cultures of Tamil Nadu.
Yaadhum Oorey takes a deep dive into the lives of people living in various cross sections of the state – whether tribes and their centuries-old traditions or the modern Tamil dwelling in cities.
We take you on a rich culinary journey too as we travel across the state to the most interior parts – whether it is ‘atho’, ‘cheenabai podi idli’, ‘simili urundai’, ‘theeyal’, ‘sodhi’, ‘kinnatthappam’, ‘mallaattai chutney’, ‘muttai mittaai’ or ‘karuppatti mittaai’ – the flavor of each village and town of Tamil Nadu will be showcased in our Yaadhum Oorey show.
Sundays - 7:30Pm
There are those amongst us who give to society selflessly, not expecting anything in return. Even when they face the darkest moments in their own lives, their compassion does not fade. Even in the grip of poverty, these people do not hesitate to feed the hungry.
People who feed the hungry, those that provide succour to the homeless and mentally challenged, youngsters working to better the environment, teachers that turn textbooks into resonant songs… the stories of these people are told in Ippadikku Ivargal.
Saturdays 8pm; Repeat telecast on Sundays 2pm
From its 1916 film ‘Keesakavatham’, Tamil cinema is in its centenary year. Heroes who have captivated audiences – from Thyagaraja Bhaagavathar to MGR, Sivaji, Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan… the music maestro Ilayaraja… India’s pride and two time Oscar winner AR Rahman… Tamil cinema has contributed enormously to the country’s filmscape.
For one hundred years, Tamil cinema has shaped as well as reflected the thoughts and ideas of its audience. The glorious history of this journey is chronicled in Chitthiram Pesudhadi.
Monday to Saturday 9pm
Current affairs, politics and how policies affect the citizen, political strategies… these are debated hotly on Kaalatthin Kural. Not only do we bring you the voices of the policy makers, politicians and the opposition – experts in the respective fields offer their incisive views, bringing to the viewer a mature, logical debate that offers all points of view, without the noise.