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Turning Point at Tololing 54 Min

Turning Point at Tololing

Turning Point at Tololing is a documentary by General GD Bakshi detailing Indian Armys 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 Indias victory in one the toughest wars fought by the Indian Army in postindependence India

Andamans - Jewels Of The Sea 49 Min

Andamans - Jewels Of The Sea

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a string of over 500 islands in the Bay of Bengal that shimmer like pearls from a broken necklace scattered across the ocean Located off the east coast of mainland India these islands are a treasure trove of surprises From a solitary confinement jail to impossibly colourful coral reefs teeming with fish of every shape size colour and pattern you can imagine these islands have it all and more Whether you love swimming in the ocean going on a trek to see endemic animals or simply getting away from crowded cities and towns to relax these islands can cater to your every need and want Join Tom Alter as he travels through these breathtakingly beautiful islands in ‘Andamans – Jewels of the Sea

Nagaland – Songs of Japfu 40 Min

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 states 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

Sentinels Of The Snow 48 Min

Sentinels Of The Snow

Major General G D Bakshi narrates the story of the Battle at Rezang La in the Chushul district of Ladakh during the 1962 IndoChina War He talks about how PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had been warned by the military and by Vallabhbhai Patel but he refused to believe that China would get aggressive and stopped the modernization of the military to concentrate on other development in the country When the Dalai Lama fled Tibet and took refuge in India it angered China and the Army Chief General K S Thimmayya was concerned how they would retaliate but his concerns were not heeded The army prepared itself for an attack nonetheless and with just 123 soldiers Major Shaitan Singh of 13 Kumaon gallantly fought wave after wave of Chinese soldiers losing his life along with over 100 of his comrades before the Chinese declared a ceasefire Watch the story of this historic battle in Sentinels of the Snow with G D Bakshi

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

Jallianwala Bagh: Punjab Da Dil - (English)

Also available in Hindi and Punjabi languagesOver 1000 people were martyred to British bullets as they celebrated Baisakhi in Amritsar on 13 April 1919 Watch our retelling of this heartwrenching incident on Jallianwala Bagh Punjab Da Dil’ a salute to all these brave freedom fighters who made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation

Ayodhya - The Home Coming 37 Min

Ayodhya - The Home Coming

Explore the festivities and traditions of Indias mega festival Diwali in the place of its origin Ayodhya Experience this threeday festival of lights and witness the setting of a Guinness world record for lighting 335000 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 Min

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 Min

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 yearsold fossilized dinosaur eggs See them for yourself in Balasinor Rediscover Indias Dinosaurs

Raghu Rai - An Unframed Portrait 55 Min

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 firstever click made it to the London Times This EPICSpecial made by Avani Rai his daughter presents his lifes work and personal perspectives on it with insight into what made him tick

Rampath 51 Min

Rampath

A narrative on the RAMLEELA art form performed in JASWANT NAGAR India It is not performed on a stage but on the roads of the town Recognized by UNESCO as the world39s best field Ramleela and categorized as an UNESCO intangible heritage

Nanda Devi 43 Min

Nanda Devi

The threeweeklong Nanda Devi Raj Jat is a pilgrimage and festival of Uttarakhand in India People from the entire GarhwalKumaon Division as well as other parts of India and the world participate in Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra The goddess Nanda Devi is worshipped at dozens of places in Kumaon and Garhwal but the region around Mt Nanda Devi and its sanctuary which falls in the Pithorgarh Almora and Chamoli District is the prime area related to Nanda Devi The Jat meaning Yatra or pilgrimage starts from Nauti village near Karnprayag and goes up to the heights of Roopkund and Homekund with a four horned sheep After the havan yagna is over the sheep is freed with decorated ornaments food and clothing and the other offerings are discarded The legend is this that Nanda Devi consort of Lord Shiva left her village and went to the Nanda Devi parbat Therefore when the yatra starts heavy rain occurs as if the devi is crying This yatra covers many villages interesting legends and aweinspiring locales The journey is difficult because of the difficult terrain it goes through it goes high upto 16000 feet above sea level Besides many interesting places one passes by a Lake known as Roopkund which is surrounded by hundreds of ancient skeletons and there are interesting legends behind this skeletal lake Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra 2014 started from 18 August 2014 and went up to 6 September 2014 40000 people covered distance of approximately 290 km The 230 km distance was covered by foot or by trekking route and the rest 60 km was covered by the bus transport Nanda Devi Raj Jat is organised once in 12 years Nanda Devi Raj Jat 2014 has special importance because that is the 1st ever Raj Jat of Uttarakhand State which was part of Uttar Pradesh State in earlier Raj Jat

Smile Pinki 40 Min

Smile Pinki

An Oscarwinning documentary about children born with cleft palates in India and the people working hard to help them Pinki is a fiveyearold girl with a cleft lip born into a desperately poor family from a village in the Mirzapur District in India Pinkis 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 reallife fairy tale follows Pinkis journey from a life of isolation and ostracism to a smile of joy

Wetlands 42 Min

Wetlands

Bombay the financial capital of India is known for its fastpaced 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

Utsav 27 Min

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

Ramleela Mehatpur 23 Min

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

Varanasi - The Immortal City 45 Min

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 Min

Pushkar Puran

Twentynine 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 merrygorounds appear like a mirage in the desert only to vanish with the decapitation of Brahmas fifth head

Hai Junoon 45 Min

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 subzero 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

URI: THE FORGOTTEN BATTLE 45 Min

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

Rupa's Boutique 50 Min

Rupa's Boutique

They thought their lives came to an end That was the stigma the attackers wanted to sow into the minds of these ambitious souls But as it is said that the end is just a new beginning they gathered all their torn pieces and stitched them into dreams Dreams that their creations would be hanging on hangers one day Rupas Boutique is a tale of survival of the spirit of creation that acid attacks failed to destroy

Kashmir Ki Virasat 43 Min

Kashmir Ki Virasat

Go back in time and discover the vivid yet scattered history of Kashmir The monarchs of Kashmir centuries ago built several temples But these temples can not all be seen in presentday Kashmir Some temples couldn’t defeat the rage of the foreign invaders and some got defeated by the sands of time Today even in their state of ruin these shattered temples speak volumes about their history The few that have survived and are standing tall are monuments of grace even today Kashmir Ki Virasat brings their oftforgotten history to life

The Elephant Whisperer and Maya Memsaheb 47 Min

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 Min

Himalayan Misfits

Its 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 onfield experiences straight from the higher altitudes

Naga - The Eternal Yogi 47 Min

Naga - The Eternal Yogi

In this world where most of us have a list of possessions we wish to have in our lives here is a group of people who quest for nothing materialistic but eternity – the Yogis Yogis and Pandits have been living in our country since eons Get a glimpse of every aspect of a Yogi’s life from attire to the ideology theyve embraced through the ages in this special feature

Janani 43 Min

Janani

Rivers have been the thread through which a nations 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 it39s 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 Min

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 Navys 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 Pakistans 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 Min

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 93000 prisoners of war The Indian political leadership displayed a singleminded and coldblooded 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 Min

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 worlds oldest continuously made motorcycle which has legions of fans and followers who love its sound looks and riding comfort This is the story of the rise fall and rise of Royal Enfield an iconic motorcycle company

Ghat Ghat Ka Paani 45 Min

Ghat Ghat Ka Paani

This is the story of the many ghats on the banks of the Ganga and its tributaries in the holy land of Lord Shiva Varanasi and the millions who call it home Kids adults locals and people from all over the country live here in harmony eking out a living and a life for themselves Death surrounds the Ganga with those who pass on from this world in the hope of attaining salvation or MokshaDreams are fulfilled and broken right here along the holy river but life goes on despite everything Ghat Ghat ka Paani explores life and its myriad hues along the holy Ganges

The 1965 Indo - Pakistan War 48 Min

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 IndiaPakistan war in 1965 In this documentary Major General GD Bakshi takes us to Asal Uttar Punjab – the battleground of one of the worlds fiercest tank battles and the key turning point that turned the tide of war in Indias favour He recounts the incidents leading to the war while analyzing Pakistans Operation Gibraltar which was designed to infiltrate their forces into Jammu and Kashmir and Indias military response to counter which ended after a United Nations mandated cease fire

Emerald Forest (Part 1) 40 Min

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 Min

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

Life Zara Hatke 38 Min

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 standup 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 Min

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 state39s 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 39the festival of festivals39 and a unique tribal life and culture

Air Battle of Srinagar 44 Min

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

Jallianwala Bagh: Punjab Da Dil 43 Min

Jallianwala Bagh: Punjab Da Dil

Over 1000 people were martyred to British bullets as they celebrated Baisakhi in Amritsar on 13 April 1919 Watch our retelling of this heartwrenching 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 Min

Jallianwala Bagh: Punjab Da Dil - (Punjabi)

Also available in Hindi and English languagesOOver 1000 people were martyred to British bullets as they celebrated Baisakhi in Amritsar on 13 April 1919 Watch our retelling of this heartwrenching 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 Min

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 worlds oldest continuously made motorcycle which has legions of fans and followers who love its sound looks and riding comfort This is the story of the rise fall and rise of Royal Enfield an iconic motorcycle company

Cyber Yoddha 22 Min

Cyber Yoddha

Our host Ashutosh Rana meets Trishneet Arora from Punjab This unassuming 24yearold 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 cyberattacks 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

Ekaant Sarhad Paar 42 Min

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 rockpalace which myths and folklore eulogise as Ravanas 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

Supermen of Malegaon 50 Min

Supermen of Malegaon

This documentary written and directed by Faiza Ahmad Khan shows the power of art in transforming reality In a Maharashtrian town fraught with poverty and communal tensions the residents seek joy by making spoofs of popular Hindi movies How do they produce these films Does this process bring the community together Find out in this special feature

Ramleela Konch 45 Min

Ramleela Konch

This documentary is about Ramleela performed in the quaint town of Konch Uttar Pradesh It is a tenday festival that celebrates the glory of this ageold 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

Ansuni- Manali to Khardungla Cycling Expedition 45 Min

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 worlds most treacherous road to reach the worlds highest motorable mountain pass

Telangana's Pride - Nagoba Jathara 57 Min

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