The series will present a glimpse of India that goes beyond the
clichéd images of temples, holy men and the Taj Mahal. It airs every
Saturday at 9:00 pm, with a repeat telecast on Sunday at 9:00 am.
18 films made by world-renowned producers will be showcased in
April, May and June, states a release.
Some of the programs featured in Discover India are:
Great Cats of India wherein India's leading wildlife cameraman
Alphonse Roy uses his experience and expertise to capture definitive
documentary portraits of India's great cats - the lion, tiger, leopard
and the majestic snow leopard. This programme will show the snow
leopard for the first time on film.
Himalayas - Descending India captures the world class skiers
in Himachal Pradesh revealing some of the most extreme skiing on
Arthur C Clark's Mysterious India explores unexplained
phenomenon like a few men who lift a large stone ball at Shivpuri
using only their fingertips, the centuries-old iron of the Ashoka
Pillar in Delhi that has never rusted and the body of St. Francis
Xavier which has not decayed for centuries.
Konarak - Chariot of the Sun directed and narrated by Shyam
Benegal, examines the possible reasons for the construction of Konarak,
the largest and the most elaborately carved of all sun temples.
In the Wild and Dangerous, the Kaziranga National Park director
PS Das shows what life is really like for the forest guards who
slug it out on the frontline of conversation .
Buddha's Mountain Wilderness, filmed in the Indian Himalayan
areas of Kinnaur and Spiti takes the viewers to a number of great
cultural edifices, Buddhist rituals and customs, which are no longer
found anywhere in the world.