The term Big Brother originates from George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, with its theme of continuous oppressive surveillance.
The program also relies on other techniques, such as a stripped back-to-basic environment, evictions, weekly tasks and competitions set by Big Brother, and the "Diary Room" (or "Confession Room") where housemates convey their private thoughts to the camera and reveal their nominees for eviction.
In the earlier series of Big Brother, there were 10 contestants with evictions every two weeks.
These websites were successful, even after some national series began charging for access to the video stream.
In some countries, Internet broadcasting was supplemented by updates via email, WAP and SMS.
Newspaper (The Hindu) reading with certain books to have a deep insight over varied topics that are now part of the new syllabus.
To gain knowledge on diverse topics it is prudent to read standard texts rather than depending on materials provided by various coaching institutions.
Although essential amenities such as running water, furniture and a limited ration of food were provided, luxury items were often forbidden.