India

INDIA – Nature’s Wonderland
Part 1 of 2

 

Join wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin, actress Freida Pinto and mountaineer Jon Gupta to explore India’s natural wonders.

 

Part 1 of 2
Experience a ritual tiger dance and see lions, elephants and India’s only ape – the hoolock gibbon. Then climb to the Himalayas where the Ganges River begins.

 

GLOBE TREKKER
Mumbai City Guide

GLOBE TREKKER: Mumbai City Guide

 

Host Zay Harding checks in to the luxurious Taj Palace Hotel, tours the fort of Murud Janjira, shops in the Chor Bazaar and takes in the fish market at Sassoon Docks.

 

GLOBE TREKKER
Food Hour: The Story of Tea

 

GLOBE TREKKER presents the story of how tea spread from China to capture the taste of the world. Visits to Southeast China, Japan, Taiwan, England, Bangladesh, India, Morocco and Myanmar provide historical context, a look at cultural traditions and rituals and what the future holds for this popular beverage.

 

GLOBE TREKKER
Tough Trains: India’s Independence Railroads

GLOBE TREKKER: Tough Trains: India's Independence Railroads

 

Trekker Zay Harding takes on an epic journey across one of the world’s biggest railway networks. These railways were built during the 19th century by the British to move troops and raw materials across the land, and ultimately played a role in the independence of the country a century later. The railway tracks are some of the oldest and longest you’ll find anywhere in the world, and train travel doesn’t get any tougher than this in a country with a population of over 1.2 billion.

 

FRONTLINE
Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria

 

FRONTLINE investigates the alarming rise of untreatable infections: from a young girl thrust onto life support in an Arizona hospital, to a young American infected in India who comes home to Seattle, and an uncontrollable outbreak at the nation’s most prestigious hospital, where 18 patients were mysteriously infected and six died, despite frantic efforts to contain the killer bacteria. Fueled by decades of antibiotic overuse, the crisis has deepened as major drug companies, squeezed by Wall Street expectations, have abandoned the development of new antibiotics.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
The Revolutionary Optimists

 

Amlan Ganguly is a lawyer-turned-social-entrepreneur who has transformed some of the poorest slums of Kolkata, India by empowering children to become leaders in improving health and sanitation, using street theater and dance.

 

INDIA – Nature’s Wonderland
Part 2 of 2

 

Join wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin, actress Freida Pinto and mountaineer Jon Gupta to explore India’s natural wonders.

 

Part 2 of 2
Meet a man who spent 30 years planting his own rainforest. On the way, encounter demoiselle cranes, tahr goats, one-horned rhinos, the tiny pika and lion-tailed macaques. Later, witness the mass hatching of olive ridley turtles.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
India’s Daughter

 

Learn how the harrowing rape and murder of a promising 23-year-old female medical student in Delhi sparked an international movement for change in this news-making film that was banned in India.

 

JEWEL IN THE CROWN
Questions of Loyalty

 

Based on Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet novels, this dramatic series, first broadcast in 1984, recounts the final days of the British Raj in India during World War II. 

 
Questions of Loyalty 
Daphne dies giving birth to Hari’s daughter, and her aunt, Lady Manners, decides to raise the child herself. About to be posted to the war front, Teddie Bingham and his fiancée, Susan Layton, decide to bring forward their marriage. 

 

THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN
The Bibighar Gardens

 

Based on Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet novels, this dramatic series, first broadcast in 1984, recounts the final days of the British Raj in India during World War II. 

 

The Bibighar Gardens 
Daphne and Hari draw closer together. After an assignation with him in the Bibighar Gardens, on a night of rioting and protest, she returns home, claiming she’s been raped. On flimsy evidence, Merrick arrests Hari.

 

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