Devlok Mini with Devdutt Pattanaik explores fascinating titbits of Indian mythology and legends with a narrative that is both, quick to watch and easy to absorb. In each episode, mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik narrates stories, discusses popular beliefs, and provides his insights into the meaning behind various mythological tales.
Sakshi Tanavar prepares recipes that have significant meaning behind them as all of them are made for festivals celebrated in India. Watch as she prepares the recipe and shared her story behind each one of them in a very festive way.
A single man's quest to end suffering changed the course of history for a large part of the continent. In 'Buddha-Sutra'; we examine various facts about the Buddha, his teachings and the spread of Buddhism. This series of animated shorts also explores the impact Buddhism has had on art and architecture, politics and history.
India has a deep cultural heritage full of mythological and historical battles fought for power and supremacy. The Hindus even have Kshatriya warrior clans, who dedicated their entire lives to honing battle skills and fighting wars. Contrary to the popular belief that martial arts originated in China, martial arts have strong roots in Indian history and Hindu mythology. Bodhidharma, a Buddhist monk from South India, is even credited to be the first to teach Kung Fu at the Shaolin Temple. In 'Shastra Ke Shaastra â€“ The Indian Legacy', delve deep into the roots of the different indigenous weapons that originated in India and continue to be used in various martial arts and performance arts around the country.
An area in the Chambal region on the border of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh has a unique geography, and an even more unique human ecosystem. A region which, for many decades, has been home to some of the most feared dacoits in the country. Travel with us deep into the ravines of the Chambal river to hear first hand, the stories and experiences of some of the most notorious dacoits of modern India and the people whose lives are caught in the crossfire. For a close encounter with the legends of the wild, watch this EPIC Special - Beehad.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
Hinduism is abound with Gods and Goddesses as well as other interesting characters that form an important part of our stories and legends. Their visual representations in calendar art are kitsch, colourful, and loud. In this book, Devdutt Pattanaik explains how these fantastic-looking images are possibly the most democratic representations of mythic imagery that were, at some point, only seen on the walls of temples and in manuscripts written on palm leaves. Thanks to calendar art, this imagery is now part of almost every Hindu household.
Stories about Vishnu and His many avatars appear in various books and scriptures of Hinduism. Vishnu has always been the God who engages the most with humankind, always with a smile on his face, and is the one who ensures the world functions as it should. In this book, Devdutt Pattanaik uncovers the hidden meaning in the many stories and appearances of Vishnu, secrets that are learnings and revelations. Each chapter unlocks the symbolism and ancient wisdom that is relevant even in this day and age.