DD Bharati re-invents itself with new programmes

New Delhi: DD Bharati has re invented itself with new programmes. It has commenced a new series on Theatre through the Ages that will be telecast on Wednesdays.


The series will be shown every Wednesday at 11 pm and will be repeated the next day at 7 am and 3 pm. It will be based on the journey involved in the history of Bengali theatre and how the Bengali theatre came into prominences with stage actors and actresses.


The channel will mark the centenary of Begum Akhtar (1914-1974) through a special presentation on her.


Akhtari Ki Mehfil Aur Kaifi Azmi, will be telecast on 8 October at 9 pm and will be repeated at 5 am and 1pm. The programme is a presentation featuring the legendary Begum Akhtar singing the verses of literary giant Kaifi Azmi.


DD Bharati sources indicated to that there may be more programmes on this legendary ghazal singer during the year to pay homage to Begum Akhtar.


The channel has a series of programmes taking viewers to the head and homes of trendsetters, trailblazers. This will include classical dance- kathak, theatre, art and advertising trailblazers presents a glimpse of their personal and professional life. Kumudini Lakhia will be featured on * October and Kiran Seth on 12 October. It telecasts every Sunday at 10 pm onwards and repeat next day at 6 am and 2 pm. It has been curated and designed by Dr Priya Kanungo.


On the birth anniversary of Jaiprakash Narayan, DD Bharati will telecast Lok Nayak on 11 October 2014 at 5:30 pm and repeat telecast at 1:30 pm and 9:30 am.


Earlier this week, DD Bharati presented a very interesting film, Making the Face (A Make-up Artist in Manipur) a film by Uvendu Chatterjee and Joshy Joseph.  The film is Manipur based and it deals with identity in general and the personal story of Tom Sharma, a transgendered make-up artist. Tom feels he possesses a woman’s soul in a man’s body. The story is centered around Tom Sharma’s life in the backdrop of the turmoil in the Manipuri society owing to the long drawn problems of insurgency leading to state sponsored violence on the citizens in the name of counter insurgency.


Ramayan Beyond Borders was telecast over the weekend. This was a presentation of various forms of Ramayana prevalent across the borders of India which has been curated and conceptualised by Dr Arshiya Sethi.


DD Bharati also marked World Animal Welfare Day over the weekend by showing a special film, Resurgent Manas. This was about Manas National Park in Assam was endangered species like the rhino or the Bengal Florican and the involvement of local communities to restrict and overcome Poaching.


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