Inside Iran is an experiential piece from a country one rarely visits. It also focuses on the global and regional politics at play. We discover how despite the lifting of partial sanctions the Iranians have not derived any benefits and accuse the U.S. of playing them. We Interviewed scholars arrested for standing up against the clergy and the former hardliner President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the quest of the intellectuals to take Iran forward.
As the Taliban began encircling Kunduz, I was interviewing Afghanistan’s new President Ashraf Ghani. A scholar, Mr. Ghani was banking on his Pakistan gamble to bear fruit, admitting there was no change in the security situation on the ground despite embracing Pakistan. It was filed after interviewing the President, the second in command in Afghanistan- it’s CEO Dr Abdullah Abdullah and many other Afghan players.
In 2014, 39 Indians were abducted by the ISIS, Indian government claimed they were alive. Mid 2017 the Iraqi forces declared victory over the ISIS in Mosul and Indian government said the Indians were in Badush prison on the outskirts of Mosul. The reporter went to Mosul searching for them but found the prison was destroyed months ago. Based on the story, the opposition parties in India questioned the external affairs minister in the parliament but she could not provide a satisfactory explanation.
BRICS is trying to redefine the rules of regional economy. Russia though seems more interested in using it to counter the U.S. The report has been filed from Moscow after attending ‘Çivil BRICS Forum’ and speaking to a range of experts.
The al – Nuri Mosque held symbolic importance to ISIS and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as it was used in 2014 by the militants to self-declare their “caliphate”. ISIS’ black flag had been flying on minaret since June 2014. Now it is destroyed.
LTTE, the terrorist group in Sri Lanka lost the war but did the government win? This report was filmed in the erstwhile stronghold of the LTTE, Jaffna. A lady shows a picture of her hand cuffed naked husband, surrounded by Sri Lankan army. An old grandfather desperately waits for his grandson to return and the families of the intellectuals describe mysterious abductions of their loved ones for being critical of President Mahinda Rajapakse.
A 40 minute piece, this was filed at a time Aung San Suu Kyi was still under house arrest. I went undercover to meet the victims of Junta’s atrocities- raped women, mothers who lost their sons and underground student revolutionaries.
I accompanied India’s Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in 2012 to Myanmar and filed a half hour report on India and Myanmar’s relationship and the change in the state post Suu Kyi’s release. I also visited the Indo-Myanmar border areas held by anti India extremists and discovered how the weapons these men used came from China.
Nepal’s new constitution evoked protest by minorities in territory bordering India.More than 40 people were killed by Nepal’s law and order apparatus and the protestors blocked the supply route. Nepal’s PM blamed India for backing it. The report looks at this difficult relationship and exposes the deep discrimination the ethnic Madhesis face at the hands of the hill elite.
In 2015, PM Sheikh Hasina’s government started the trail of men responsible of killing thousands in the 71 war. It is in this backdrop that the rationalists began protesting against what they called growing radicalisation of the youth in Bangladesh. We met families of killed bloggers, writers under threat and students of Islamic schools known as Madrasas to explore the widening chasm between the radicals and the liberals in Bangladesh.
The theme of this report was to look at the benefits of trade between India and Pakistan. And what a score it was. The ratings of the show shocked the network. A whopping 98.5 % of viewers tuned in to watch it.
On the Indo Myanmar border flourish both anti India and anti Myanmar terror groups. This special report has been filmed in one such zone. There are several groups using child soldiers, training them on using weapons and kill. One such group is the Kuki Liberation front.
Tired of waiting for law enforcement agencies to provide justice, women in Banda in Bundelkhand take the matter into their hands. Pink sarees is an all women vigilante group that’s taken on the role to sort out cases of sexual and physical abuse.
Who suffers when fanatics clash in the name of religion? Pregnant women abort and children live in filth. This is a ground report after a violent riot between the Hindus and the Muslims in an election bound state in India.