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BBC World celebrates 60 years of Independence with 'India & Pakistan 07'

MUMBAI: BBC World is launching a month-long series titled India & Pakistan 07 to celebrate 60 years of Independence Day for both countries.

The series will comprise of Indian School, Another Pakistan, The Wedding Business, The Other Side and Desi DNA. Nik Gowing who hosts World News Today will be reporting from India while Mishal Husain will be reporting from Pakistan.

Indian School slated to premiere on 4 August, is a documentary which follows a school year in one of the world's fastest growing cities Pune. It focuses on two very different private schools and looks at the students', parents' and teachers' dreams and anxieties in a world that changes every day.

Also on 4 August The Wedding Business will be unveiled. This follows a young Indian couple preparing for their wedding. The show will go behind the scenes to explore the business aspect of this multi-million dollar industry.

Another Pakistan which will be aired on 25 August, discovers a colourful, musical and vibrant Pakistan that the rest of the world rarely sees. 

Reflecting the character of India and Pakistan, a two-part documentary, The Other Side visits Pakistan with an Indian, while a Pakistani makes the reverse trip as they gain an insight into each other's countries, for a unique look at what unites and divides their people.

Desi DNA will be aired on 11 August, is an Asian arts, music, entertainment and culture magazine show which looks at the vibrant arts environment in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, exploring the myriad cultural offerings in these very different countries. Besides throughout the season, the channel will offer news coverage of events and celebrations in the two countries.

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