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India with Sanjeev Bhaskar

India with Sanjeev Bhaskar is a four-part BBC documentary presented in which Sanjeev Bhaskar travels across India, using humour and insight to get under the skin of the fascinating country. Sanjeev Bhaskar begins his journey in Mumbai, the nation's financial capital, before heading south to the global IT hub of Bangalore. He takes a trip along the Grand Trunk Road in a quest to find his ancestral home. And then starting in Calcutta during the chaos and fireworks of the Hindu New Year, Sanjeev takes a trip on the Ganges. On the final leg of his journey, Sanjeev heads into the magical state of Rajasthan.

Episode 1 - Bombay Dreams
Sanjeev Bhaskar begins his journey in Mumbai, the nation's financial capital, before heading south to the global IT hub of Bangalore. He meets some of the rising young middle class who are transforming the face of Indian society.

Episode 2 - The Longest Road
Sanjeev Bhaskar takes a trip along the Grand Trunk Road in a quest to find his ancestral home. He is invited to a lavish wedding, travels high into the mountains to see the summer capital of the Raj, and visits the breathtaking Golden Temple of Amritsar, the holiest shrine of the Sikhs.

Episode 3 - Mystic River
Sanjeev Bhaskar finds out how the country's ancient traditions still shape life today. Starting in Calcutta during the chaos and fireworks of the Hindu New Year, he takes a trip on the Ganges, and sees a spectacular statue-dunking ceremony dedicated to the city's patron goddess, Kali.

Episode 4 - A Camel Called Sanjeev
On the final leg of his journey, Sanjeev Bhaskar heads into the magical state of Rajasthan, where he samples the princely lifestyle of the Maharaja of Jodhpur and learns how Indian royalty has reinvented itself in a bid to become relevant in the 21st century.


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