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Turning Point at Tololing 54:43

Turning Point at Tololing

Turning Point at Tololing is a documentary by General GD Bakshi detailing Indian Army's first major win during the Kargil War of 1999. India was caught unawares by the sudden offensive by the Pakistani Army while the then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee was engaging in peace talks with Nawaz Sharif. How did the Indian Army fight back this sudden and aggressive attack by the enemy in the unforgiving Himalayan terrain? Recapturing Tololing Peak was a major turning point, which eventually ensured India's victory in one the toughest wars fought by the Indian Army in post-independence India.

Life Zara Hatke 38:53

Life Zara Hatke

Most of us live by the rules family, society, and the world dictates. But there are some who dare to tread a different path to follow their dreams, even if it means going against sound advice or popular choices. These rare people dare to think big and do whatever it takes to make their dream a reality. ‘Life Zara Hatke’ is the story of two such young people, Ankur and Danish, who have not only dared to dream but have already embarked on the quest of realizing their dreams. Ankur has just begun her journey as a stand-up comedian, and Danish has his mind set on becoming a professional wildlife photographer. They have made it their life’s mission to follow their passion, no matter the sacrifices or challenges. Join RJ Anmol as he introduces us to these inspiring youngsters and partake in their amazing journey.

Nagaland - The Hornbill Festival 40:00

Nagaland - The Hornbill Festival

The Hornbill Festival of Nagaland, over the years, has evolved from being just a celebration of the heritage and tradition of the Nagas into one big cultural event for all the 8 Northeast States. Named after the Great Indian Hornbill, the revered forest bird which is displayed in the folklore of most of the state's tribes, the festival is a colourful mixture of religious ceremonies, food fairs, sports, games, parades, crafts, performances, dance etc. In this EPIC Special we take you to the exotic state of Nagaland to experience 'the festival of festivals' and a unique tribal life and culture.

Nagaland – Songs of Japfu 40:23

Nagaland – Songs of Japfu

The Hornbill Festival of Nagaland, over the years, has evolved from being just a celebration of the heritage and tradition of the Nagas into one big cultural event for all the 8 Northeast States. Named after the Great Indian Hornbill, the revered forest bird which is displayed in the folklore of most of the state's tribes, the festival is a colourful mixture of religious ceremonies, food fairs, sports, games, parades, crafts, performances, dance etc. In this EPIC Special we take you to the exotic state of Nagaland to experience 'the festival of festivals' and a unique tribal life and culture.

Air Battle of Srinagar 44:22

Air Battle of Srinagar

In the battle of Srinagar, it was the heroic acts of Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon that turned the war into our favour.

The 1965 Indo - Pakistan War 48:33

The 1965 Indo - Pakistan War

After the sudden demise of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964, Pakistan plotted against India, aiming at taking control of the disputed territory of Jammu & Kashmir. This led to the India-Pakistan war in 1965. In this documentary, Major General GD Bakshi takes us to Asal Uttar, Punjab – the battleground of one of the world's fiercest tank battles and the key turning point that turned the tide of war in India's favour. He recounts the incidents leading to the war while analyzing Pakistan's Operation Gibraltar which was designed to infiltrate their forces into Jammu and Kashmir and India's military response to counter which ended after a United Nations mandated cease fire.

Janani 43:03

Janani

Rivers have been the thread through which a nation's history, culture and existence has been woven. Be it Ancient Egypt along the Nile, or Indus Valley Civilisation along the Indus - rivers are the cradle of our civilisation. The rampant growth and development in the last couple of centuries has taken its toll on rivers - environmentally and culturally. Janani is a journey along the glorious Yamuna river, exploring it's mythical and natural origins, the society and culture that prospered on its banks and the environmental degradation it now faces. Mother to cities like Delhi and Agra, consort of Krishna and a gushing pristine stream in the Himalayas, Yamuna is not only a giver of water and life to its people, it is also a goddess and a cultural icon that has been celebrated in various art forms. Janani is the story of this river from its birth at Yamunotri till its confluence with Ganga and the Mythical Saraswati at Allahabad.

Killer Squadron 45:42

Killer Squadron

Navy day is observed on 4 December every year to celebrate the achievements and the role of the naval force in the daredevil attack on the Pakistani naval base in Karachi. The war of 1971 was a military conflict between India and Pakistan. The Indian Navy started the covert naval operations, which were executed successfully. Overall, the Indian Navy's attack was carefully planned and well executed. 'Operation Trident' has often been described by experts as one of the most brilliantly planned operations in the history of naval warfare. INS Nipat, INS Nirghat, INS Veer and INS Vidyut were part of the 'killer squadron' that was assigned with the task of sealing the fate of the Karachi harbor. The crew communicated in Russian, making it difficult to for the enemy crew to intercept. The attack was a complete surprise and a shock to Pakistan's Armed Forces Command. The operation was considered an enormous success for the Indian Navy with no casualties or damage to the Indian task group, which returned safely back to Indian ports.

The Fall Of Dhaka 47:35

The Fall Of Dhaka

The 1971 war with Pakistan was a quasi- total war fought on both the eastern and western fronts across many battle theatres that led to decisive results. It broke Pakistan in two and helped the new state of Bangladesh to emerge on the global stage. It entailed a march on the capital of Dacca (Dhaka), enforced regime change and the mass surrender of approximately 93,000 prisoners of war. The Indian political leadership displayed a single-minded and cold-blooded pursuit of national interests. The leadership of all three Service chiefs was inspiring and highly professional. This film puts spotlight on the charismatic leaders who won the war for us and records the bravery & sacrifice of our brave & young officers and jawans.

Royal Enfield | Brands of India 41:41

Royal Enfield | Brands of India

A few rare brands achieve the distinction of becoming truly iconic. Royal Enfield is one such legendary brand with a unique story - a vintage motorcycle company that has an English pedigree but an Indian upbringing. Royal Enfield Bullet, is the world's oldest continuously made motorcycle which has legions of fans and followers who love it's sound, looks and riding comfort. This is the story of the rise, fall and rise of Royal Enfield - an iconic motorcycle company.

Jallianwala Bagh: Punjab Da Dil 43:17

Jallianwala Bagh: Punjab Da Dil

Over 1,000 people were martyred to British bullets as they celebrated Baisakhi in Amritsar on 13 April 1919. Watch our retelling of this heart-wrenching incident on 'Jallianwala Bagh: Punjab Da Dil’, a salute to all these brave freedom fighters who made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation.

Jallianwala Bagh: Punjab Da Dil - (English) 43:17

Jallianwala Bagh: Punjab Da Dil - (English)

Also available in Hindi and Punjabi languages. Over 1,000 people were martyred to British bullets as they celebrated Baisakhi in Amritsar on 13 April 1919. Watch our retelling of this heart-wrenching incident on 'Jallianwala Bagh: Punjab Da Dil’, a salute to all these brave freedom fighters who made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation.

Jallianwala Bagh: Punjab Da Dil - (Punjabi) 43:17

Jallianwala Bagh: Punjab Da Dil - (Punjabi)

Also available in Hindi and English languages. OOver 1,000 people were martyred to British bullets as they celebrated Baisakhi in Amritsar on 13 April 1919. Watch our retelling of this heart-wrenching incident on 'Jallianwala Bagh: Punjab Da Dil’, a salute to all these brave freedom fighters who made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation.

Royal Enfield | Brands of India - (English) 41:41

Royal Enfield | Brands of India - (English)

A few rare brands achieve the distinction of becoming truly iconic. Royal Enfield is one such legendary brand with a unique story - a vintage motorcycle company that has an English pedigree but an Indian upbringing. Royal Enfield Bullet, is the world's oldest continuously made motorcycle which has legions of fans and followers who love it's sound, looks and riding comfort. This is the story of the rise, fall and rise of Royal Enfield - an iconic motorcycle company.

URI: THE FORGOTTEN BATTLE 45:28

URI: THE FORGOTTEN BATTLE

An unforgettable saga of raw grit and courage, this is the story of how one man, The Chief of Army staff of the Jammu & Kashmir State Forces, Brig. Rajinder Singh MVC, changed the course of history. With an intrepid band of just 150 soldiers, he saved the valley of Kashmir in 1947, when treachery opened the gates from Uri to Srinagar. Ruler of Jammu & Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh, called upon Brig. Rajinder Singh to do the impossible – hold the raiders off till Indian Forces could fly in. Brig. Rajinder Singh collected all available men and went forward himself. How long did he hold off enemy forces? How did he manage to save Kashmir in the nick of time? Find out in this EPIC feature.

The Elephant Whisperer and Maya Memsaheb 47:18

The Elephant Whisperer and Maya Memsaheb

A crew visits the Kaziranga National Park to film the Indian Rhinoceros. There comes a moment when they are trapped between the tall grass on one side, and a herd of elephants on another. This incident shifts their interest from the rhinos to the elephants of the National Park, all because of Debeshwar Pegu. Debeshwar is the Elephant Whisperer, working as a Forest Officer, who saves the crew from one of the elephants about to charge. Discover his story and his special bond with Maya, a female elephant living in the National Park.

Himalayan Misfits 45:02

Himalayan Misfits

It's not a thin line but a thick fence that keeps mainstream sports apart from adventure sports. Mainstream sports have players but adventure sports have Misfits – people who are aware of the dangers they have taken upon themselves by making these sports an integral part of their lives. These games have found refuge in the Himalayan terrain. In this documentary, we have some inspiring Himalayan Misfits sharing their on-field experiences, straight from the higher altitudes.

Cyber Yoddha 22:51

Cyber Yoddha

Our host Ashutosh Rana meets Trishneet Arora from Punjab. This unassuming 24-year-old is the brain behind TAC Security, a cybersecurity company that has been making waves across the world. The company works with private and government organizations in India and the US, along with a number of multinational companies, to prevent cyber-attacks on security and improve security using ethical hacking. A boy from Ludhiana who did not go to school after standard 8, Trishneet started working in the field of cybersecurity at the age of 14 and started his company when he was 19. In a short span of 5 years, he has won innumerable awards, put India on the world may for cybersecurity, and astounded people with his intellect, unique ideas, and his zest for being better at what he does. Watch Trishneet Arora’s unique and amazingly inspiring journey to being on the list for Forbes 30 Under 30 at just 24 years of age in this EPIC Special.

Ayodhya - The Home Coming 37:23

Ayodhya - The Home Coming

Explore the festivities and traditions of India's mega festival 'Diwali' in the place of its origin - Ayodhya. Experience this three-day festival of lights and witness the setting of a Guinness world record for lighting 3,35,000 oil lamps on the banks of the Saryu river. This special feature captures the essence, history & culture of a small but traditionally & historically vital city of India.

Love for the Game 45:11

Love for the Game

Cricket is no less than a religion in India. Every Indian wants to be a part of the prestige and excitement associated with this game. This documentary takes us to Kullu Sarahan – a village situated at 7000 feet in Himachal Pradesh. Here, a cricket tournament called ‘Jhiru Cup’ is the highlight of their annual mela. The Jhiru Cup is as important as the World Cup for the people here. In fact, even the cricket balls used for gameplay are made in the village itself, and you wouldn’t get these balls elsewhere. Watch their love for the sport come to life, in a spectacle of joy, in this EPIC Special.

Balasinor Rediscover India's Dinosaurs 21:48

Balasinor Rediscover India's Dinosaurs

The city of Balasinor has been a site of attraction for several palaeontologists worldwide to study and research fossils. In this documentary, host Neha S. K. Mehta takes us to the Dinosaur Fossil Park situated in this city of Gujarat- the 3rd largest dinosaur fossil excavation site in the world. This site is the only place in the globe to have 675 million years-old fossilized dinosaur eggs. See them for yourself in Balasinor: Rediscover India's Dinosaurs.

Raghu Rai - An Unframed Portrait 55:06

Raghu Rai - An Unframed Portrait

Raghu Rai is undoubtedly one of the best photographers in our country. Such is the impact of his pictures that his first-ever click made it to the London Times. This #EPICSpecial, made by Avani Rai, his daughter, presents his life's work and personal perspectives on it, with insight into what made him tick.

Ekaant Sarhad Paar 42:53

Ekaant Sarhad Paar

After exploring the forgotten histories of India end to end, Ekaant puts a foot forward and goes Sarhad Paar! Ekaant Sarhad Paar takes us back into a time when India was more than just a political entity. It was an idea spread far and wide. History buff and Anchor Akul Tripathi packs his bags and heads to glittering Sri Lanka for an Ekaant divided by political boundaries but united still by that idea of India to explore a tale every Indian child has grown up listening to. In this special episode, Akul explores the Ekaant of Sigiriya, a magnificent rock, the ruins of a rock-palace, which myths and folklore eulogise as Ravana's palace. The same palace in whose gardens he had imprisoned Sita! Following the Ramayan trail into the heartland of Sri Lanka. Much has changed in the cultural links between India and Sri Lanka since the time of the Ramayana, yet there is more than just a hint of the ancient Jambudweep and Ratnadweep that still lingers in the Ekaant.

Utsav 27:18

Utsav

Every corner of the state of Rajasthan is immensely rich in culture and history. 'Utsav' is an extract of this culture straight from the streets of Jaipur - The Pink City. Visit a Rajasthani Mela, where multiple forms of art are exhibited, and people participate primarily to propagate and preserve the culture of their, and our, motherland.

Wetlands 42:58

Wetlands

Bombay, the financial capital of India, is known for its fast-paced lifestyle and concrete jungles. But in this city also hides a treasure fostered by Mother Nature herself - the Wetlands of Bombay. The Wetlands of the city are home to several species of flora and fauna, some of which are endangered. They are also the seasonal retreats for migratory birds like Flamingos.

Smile Pinki 40:50

Smile Pinki

An Oscar-winning documentary about children born with cleft palates in India, and the people working hard to help them. Pinki is a five-year-old girl with a cleft lip, born into a desperately poor family from a village in the Mirzapur District in India. Pinki's parents did not know that her condition could be fixed with one simple operation until they met Pankaj, a social worker travelling through rural India, gathering patients to go to a hospital in Varanasi that provides free surgery to thousands every year. This real-life fairy tale follows Pinki's journey from a life of isolation and ostracism to a smile of joy.

Emerald Forest (Part 1) 40:21

Emerald Forest (Part 1)

The Panna National Park is the 22nd tiger reserve of India and contains the last remaining tiger habitat of North Madhya Pradesh. In 2009, over 40 tigers disappeared mainly due to poaching and global warming. The forest management was quick to come up with a dynamic plan that conquered the issue, and in less than 10 years, the Panna Reserve once again has more than 50 tigers. A story set in a midst of wild canvases of planet earth, Emerald Forest - Return of the Tigers celebrates a decade of the amazing success that will forever be etched in the conservations hall of fame. It also discovers the rich flora and fauna of the region and other wildlife attractions.

Emerald Forest (Part 2) 40:36

Emerald Forest (Part 2)

The Panna National Park is the 22nd tiger reserve of India and contains the last remaining tiger habitat of North Madhya Pradesh. In 2009, over 40 tigers disappeared mainly due to poaching and global warming. The forest management was quick to come up with a dynamic plan that conquered the issue, and in less than 10 years, the Panna Reserve once again has more than 50 tigers. A story set in a midst of wild canvases of planet earth, Emerald Forest - Return of the Tigers celebrates a decade of the amazing success that will forever be etched in the conservations hall of fame. It also discovers the rich flora and fauna of the region and other wildlife attractions.

Ramleela Konch 45:23

Ramleela Konch

This documentary is about Ramleela performed in the quaint town of Konch, Uttar Pradesh. It is a ten-day festival that celebrates the glory of this age-old mythological legend through a beautiful act that demonstrates the events described in the legend. The presence of thousands of people to witness the festival makes the ambience of the place more lively.

Varanasi - The Immortal City 45:01

Varanasi - The Immortal City

This film documents the spirit of Varanasi in all its glory. It elucidates more about the mythological significance of the city, its place in the pages of history, its cultural heritage and the lifestyle of the locals living there. It also explains the value the city holds in the eyes and hearts of the tourists thronging the city.

Pushkar Puran 51:27

Pushkar Puran

Twenty-nine kilometers from Ajmer, surrounded by the Aravalli hills, in the heart of the Thar Desert is a lake city called Pushkar. To the Hindus of the world, it is second in holiness only to Mansarovar. During the full moon in the month of Kartik, the town and the nearby dunes become an enormous fairground. Thousands of villagers bring cattle, camels and horses to trade. Folk artists, musicians, Ferris wheels and merry-go-rounds appear like a mirage in the desert, only to vanish with the decapitation of Brahma's fifth head.

Ansuni- Manali to Khardungla Cycling Expedition 45:05

Ansuni- Manali to Khardungla Cycling Expedition

As discrimination plagues our society, Ansuni takes a look at disability inclusion through the lens of adventure sport and outdoor recreation. Divyanshu Ganatra, a blind paragliding pilot, trekker and adventure sports person makes it his mission to spread the message of inclusion. Giving birth to the Manali to Khardungla cycling expedition. Inviting disabled people to take on the world's most treacherous road to reach the world's highest motorable mountain pass.

Telangana's Pride - Nagoba Jathara 57:55

Telangana's Pride - Nagoba Jathara

This film talks about a very ancient tribe in India called the Raj Gonds who are more than 2000years old, who live in the state of Telangana Adilabad district, this annual event is the most sacred festival for these tribes which they have been following for centuries now, and for a surprise no one till date has documented this event.

Ramleela Mehatpur 23:45

Ramleela Mehatpur

This is a narrative about the Ramleela art form performed in Mehtapur, Punjab. This documentary throws light on this mysterious event happening every year with the Lakshman Murksha act simultaneously. The event encourages the gathering of people from different corners of India for them to be a witness to this unique art form.

Dwelling In Travelling 01:07:47

Dwelling In Travelling

The story of Baghdadi Jews of Calcutta takes a trajectory very different from the stories of persecution and victimization we all have grown up hearing and watching in movies. The Jewish community of Calcutta was small but influential and prosperous. Today just a handful of them are left.

The Social Solution 01:04:16

The Social Solution

Social media and it's umpteen variations created a paradigm shift in the digital world. With its many blessings came challenges that are now quite clearly grave problems. An alternative solution has never been more a need of the than now. Mr. Anand Mahindra took a step towards making this change. He gave out a call to create Indian rival of social media giant Facebook. The Social Solution is a feature that dives into the world of some young Indians who have embarked on a mission to blaze a trail and revolutionize the way we use social media. Backed by Mr Anand Mahindra, they build a networking site that reimagines the relationship between content creators, audiences, and advertisers.

Agarzari 50:22

Agarzari

Explore an emerging conflict in this safari through the Tadoba National Park in India. As the numbers of tigers in the park are improving, the visitors are excited, but the fears of the 50,000 villagers living inside the reserve are growing. Residents of Agarzari in the core area, and villagers from the buffer zone, are not just afraid for their own safety, but for the safety of their livestock, many of whom are lost to attacks by leopards, tigers, and sloth bears. Can peace be found between man and beast in this area? The residents of Agarzari and guides of the Park share their perspectives.

Hai Junoon 45:07

Hai Junoon

While most Indians get ready to settle into a quiet retired life as they turn older, Gagan Khosla had other plans. For his 60th birthday he decided to gift himself an adventure of a lifetime. Traversing over 4000 kms on his bicycle, battling sub-zero temperatures as well as extreme heat, Gagan has done what only a few others can, that too at 60 ! Join us on this odyssey from Leh to Kanyakumari with the inspiring man himself on the EPIC Special Hai Junoon - Ride of a Lifetime.

Snake Master 44:18

Snake Master

Story of a snake catcher who is rescuing the deadly yet beautiful reptiles from last 30 years. We closely follow his journey as we go with him on the snake rescuing mission.

Curry Pow 31:07

Curry Pow

Curry Pow is India first homegrown​ video documentation of ski and snowboarding from our very own snow powdered peaks! Through Curry Pow we will discover how some impassioned people have taken up skiing and snowboarding even in the absence of support and infrastructure. It further highlights the untapped tourist potential that the sport has to offer in changing the destiny of the region. The film captures the free-spirited lifestyle and the untamed passion of its practitioners who are leading a counter-cultural movement unknown to most of the country.

Kokankada 44:59

Kokankada

A story of not just climbing a big mountain but one that of friendship and support, one that of sharing dreams and achieving them, and with all that also a story of overcoming personal inhibitions. Climbing a big wall is more than just a physical achievement, it takes a journey of years, multiple failed attempts and a supporting team to summit such a daunting "Kada".