The Gopi Bahu meme fest refuses to leave us. Millennials are obsessed with her ever since she washed that damn laptop. Now, thanks to Yashraj Mukhate, she’s back in our collective consciousness along with Kokila Ben. The question on everyone’s mind is – Rasode mai kaun tha?

Where do we even begin with Indian television shows? The gaudy outfits? The OTT reactions? The WTF storylines? These television shows exist in a parallel universe altogether. You thought Keeping Up With The Kardashians was unpredictable? Please. Kris Jenner has nothing on the producers of desi serials.

We catalogue the five weirdest Indian TV show moments:

Saath Nibhana Saathiya

Let’s start at the beginning – with Gopi Bahu. She was naive af and always got taken around the bushes by Rashi Bahu. One of the most iconic moments in Indian television has to be when she washed a frickkin laptop with soap and water.

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

The only thing we remember about this show is that the protagonist was always crying like sis, join a Yoga class and balance your chakras already. Of course, the show was about super-rich people with first world problems so we’re not quite sure what Akshara was crying about.


Okay, Naagin is our guilty pleasure. It’s a pleasure because the CGI is so laughable that it cures our sadness. The show is one of the most viewed on Indian television and that tells you all about why people actually believe in WhatsApp rumours in this country.

Sasural Simar Ka

This was the legendary show where the show’s heroine turned into a housefly. How did our good sis, Simar, turn into a fly? Because she walked into a jungle in the middle of the night and disturbed a sadhu who had been deep in meditation for 5000 years. Naturally, the sadhu cursed her. But wait, why was Simar in the jungle in the first place? To help out a fairy, of course! Much like Batman, Simar is the hero India deserves but not the one it needs right now.


Diya Aur Baati Hum

This show’s storyline was nuclear. Literally. The protagonist Sandhya is an undercover cop whose aim is to disrupt the plans of a gang who have developed their very own, homegrown ‘nuclear bomb’. LMFAO. Have you stopped laughing yet? Cut to the future, Sandhya pilots a plane with the nuclear bomb hanging from it and then when the bomb explodes, she’s still on the plane. But wait, the next scene shows us that she’s alive and has a scratch on her head which a simple band-aid can fix. But what about the harmful effects of nuclear radiation? What just happened?