India with Sanjeev Bhaskar
Over the past 60 years, India has changed more rapidly than any other nation on the planet. In fields as diverse as agriculture, medical research and information technology, India already leads the world. London actor Sanjeev Bhaskar's quest is to get under the skin of modern India and rediscover the ancestral homeland his family left behind.
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A Camel Called Sanjeev
April 17, 2009
From the maharajah in historic Rajasthan to nomadic camel herders, from street cricketers in Gandhi's home state to pensioners in Pune, Sanjeev sees a remarkable range of people rising to the challenges of a rapidly changing India. Along the way he visits the Barefoot College and a city of the future, meets a man who walks on water and witnesses the birth of a baby camel.
April 10, 2009
A journey along the Ganges. Visiting during Diwali, the festival of light, Sanjeev sees Calcutta, once the capital of the British raj, in exuberant glory with exotic fireworks and traditional and contemporary displays of worship. His journey along the Ganges also takes him to Darjeeling and Rishikesh, a destination for Hindu pilgrims, hippies and, most famously, the Beatles.
The Longest Road
April 3, 2009
Sanjeev shows us Delhi - Old and New. He takes an emotional journey along the Grand Trunk Road across the border to Pakistan to visit the village his father was forced to leave in 1947. Has India been able to overcome the 60-year-old trauma of partition, which has shaped the country's relations with its neighbours and its own millions of Muslim citizens?
March 27, 2009
London actor Sanjeev Bhaskar takes us on a journey to his India. In Mumbai, the financial capital, the entrepreneurial spirit thrives, both in global business and at street level, and Sanjeev is given a cameo role in a popular soap opera. He moves on to Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley, and Kerala, where he is reminded that Hinduism is about constant change.