"India Reborn" is a four-part series running in March 2009 on CBC. From http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/indiareborn/
4-part series premiering on: Saturday March 15, 2009 at 8 pm on CBC-TV
4 part series repeating: Friday March 20, 2009 at 10 pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld
Home to charismatic gurus, prowling tigers and shimmering temples, India also boasts 28 billionaires, 100,000 millionaires and a middle class that is bigger than the population of the United States. India houses a total of a billion people - half of them under 25 - who speak 850 languages, pray in at least a dozen different faiths, and abide by a stubborn caste system. She is a sprawling, chaotic democracy with an economy poised to become the third largest in the world.
India Reborn catches the excitement of India's cities pulsating with new wealth propelled by an IT boom. Multinationals around the world are rushing to her doorstep. Following are thousands of 'medical tourists' that flock to India's resort-like hospitals for cut-price, quality. But the economy has not created enough jobs for a teeming nation. The countryside tells another, more dire story in the race for India's fortune.
The Indian giant has awakened but so too have the undercurrents of frustration at rampant political
corruption, religious strife and cities chocking on their own growth. Amidst despair there is dazzling
enchantment in the land of Bollywood films. In India, actors are the new gods and teachers. The thousand blockbuster films produced yearly entertain its people but their modern ways clash with age-old morals.
This series captures India's re-creation at a moment in history when this ancient civilization has decided to take on the future - and transform the world.
Experience India Reborn's breathtaking land and seascapes, its colourful festivals and religious ceremonies and most of all, its diverse and articulate people, as they bring to life a portrait of a spectacular nation.
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