In the wake of elections, BBC Hindi launches three new series

MUMBAI: In the wake of the upcoming elections, BBC Hindi service, radio and online, will bring in-depth and comprehensive coverage of the elections. The service, which currently has the Voice of the People road show touring Bihar, is also broadcasting three series especially for the election featuring the former prime minister I K Gujral and discussing India‘s democracy and voting tradition.

Over the next eight weeks starting Wednesday, 25 March Gujral discusses the elections, weaving in the electoral dynamics of India‘s democracy into his own busy political past. Gujral‘s radio programme will be accompanied by a regular column on BBC Hindi‘s popular website

In Aap Ke Mudde, Aap Ka Chunav also starting on 25 March, BBC Hindi radio editor Shivkant travels across India exploring how democracy interplays with different aspects of life. In the 25 part series, Shivkant compares voting trends by caste, region and social groups throughout the years. He discusses with politicians the key issues affecting India and speaks to young people, who make up more than half of the voting population, about their concerns and aspirations. Shivkant also explores how women vote and what their expectations are.

Starting on Friday, 2 April social scientist, Yogendra Yadav navigates listeners through the diversity and complexity of Indian democracy in Sansad Ki Raah. This 25 part series analyses the impact of the election on the major states of India, examines the electoral battleground and looks back on past elections. Each programme explores the nature of party competition including how political and social alliances are formed and develop. Yogendra also looks at the challenges ahead for the winning political party and explores the possibility of a caste alignment.

BBC Hindi head Achala Sharma says, "With our radio and online coverage we will ensure that Hindi-speaking audiences globally are engaged with the election story as it unfolds. But more importantly, we will give visitors to the opportunity to put across their views and contribute to the debate on key issues affecting them in this vote.

The three new series are in addition to extensive news and current affairs coverage of the election on BBC Hindi radio and online.

Latest Reads
Content a 'Game of Thrones'; AT&T's control over HBO, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros faces regulatory lens

The global media landscape is resulting in a new juggernaut as an internet and cable behemoth yesterday purchased an entertainment conglomerate making the former unmatched in its size and reach to consumers through home broadband, smartphones, satellite television and a battery of movies and cable...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
US$ 4.5 bn expected from IPL rights; SC recommends accounts scrutiny

The Supreme Court on Friday froze all financial transactions between the BCCI and state cricket associations by directing the apex body not to disburse any funds till it resolves to abide by the Justice RM Lodha panel recommendations on reforms by 3 December . The top court ordered that none of...

Television TV Channels Sports
TVS Tyres is co-presenter for Asian Champions Trophy 2016

Continuing its strong connect with sports, TVS Tyres has associated with Asian Champions Trophy 2016 by becoming the co-presenter. The Asian Champions Trophy is one of the premier hockey tournaments, a much sought after annual international competition promising some great hockey action. This...

Television TV Channels Sports
Q2-17: Zee Learn declares maiden interim dividend

The board of directors of the Essel group’s education company Zee Learn Limited (ZLL) have declared a first time ever dividend of 5 percent per equity share of Re 1 each for the quarter ended 30 September 2016 (Q2-17, current quarter).

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
Whether BARC action can stop unethical practices?

MUMBAI: Can businesses and industries practise their art of selling fairly although they have 'Fair Practices' training during academic courses, workshops and several ISO and other certifications? There seems to be the fear of the lawman, and not the law in India. If the traffic cop is watching,...

Television TV Channels Viewership
TV Superhighway: beIN, Yaddo, AfricaXP have joined us, says Magine CEO Ambuj Goyal

CANNES; Magine has secured partnerships with four of the industry’s most exciting sports, documentary and entertainment content providers. Partnerships with beIN, the international media group and owner of MIRAMAX; Yaddo, the new documentary streaming service headed up by former head of The BBC’s...

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
Colors emerges strong on strength of Naagin I & II

MUMBAI: One of the top rated shows Naagin Season 2 helped Colors reach a top-ranking position.

Television TV Channels GECs
Pakistan Broadcasters Association to oppose PEMRA Indian content ban

MUMBAI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) shocked both Pakistan and Indian broadcasters when it issued an order blanking out  all Indian content from Pakistan’s television channels on 19 October.

Television TV Channels GECs
Sony Pix to telecast 'Jurassic World' on 22 October

Sony Pix will take the viewers on a thrilling, adventurous journey with cloned dinosaurs in their Billion Dollar Premiere property. The channel plans to air Jurassic World on 22 October at 1 pm and 9 pm.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories