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Introduction: Episode 1: Modern and Mystic (India From Above) (01:41)


India is the birthplace of a civilization that is over 5,000 years old. Aerial footage provides a unique perspective of various sites and activities.

Worship of Water (06:50)

India, home to 1.3 billion people, is the birthplace of Hinduism. The River Ganga influences the country's religious landscape. Prayagraj is the confluence of three holy rivers and one of four sites for the Kumbh Festival. Police use over 1,000 cameras and artificial intelligence to monitor the event.

Sunburn Goa and Holi (02:25)

Fans, performers, and DJs from around the world attend the EDM festival. In Nandgaon, a group of men travels through the streets to the main square where women wait to "beat" them with lathis.

Lathmar Holi (02:44)

The festival is a modern retelling of Lord Krishna and Radha's love story. Neighbors throw pigment at each other and Nandgaon becomes a kaleidoscope of color.

Indian Engineering (04:40)

The desire for progress binds citizens together; the drive to build exploration vessels stems from India's ancient roots. Veraval is a busy fishing port. Mansur Kureshi and his team build wooden boats in the traditional way.

Energy Infrastructure (05:00)

India's population will likely increase to 1.5 billion by 2030. Experts plan to boost energy production from renewable resources by 40%. Kamuthi houses one of the world's largest solar farms. Teams work to ensure the panels remain free of dust and shadows.

Khardungla Challenge (07:42)

Over 65% of India's population is under the age of 35. Ladakh, a landscape of high plains and deep valleys, is the location of one of the world's toughest sporting events; athletes begin the ultramarathon in the dark. Weather conditions and altitude are challenging.

Indian National Elections (05:02)

The majority of India's populations lives in villages. Federal elections occur every five years; the Election Commission of India ensures every registered voter can cast their vote. Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas is Gir's only inhabitant and voter.

Republic Day Parade (07:17)

Delhi is a modern metropolis with an ancient history. Every January, people line the Rajpath for the procession; the Indian Border Security Force's camel contingent draws extra attention. Riders and camels train in Jodhpur and must earn their spot in the parade. (Credits)

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Episode 1: Modern and Mystic (India From Above)

Part of the Series : India From Above
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Fly over the world’s largest religious gathering, dive into the festival of colors, explore traditional techniques of building wooden ships, run one of the world’s highest ultra-marathons, experience the world’s biggest election and discover the training of the Border Security Force’s Camel Contingent in an episode where the ancient and modern coexist. This is India From Above.

Length: 44 minutes

Item#: BVL283845

Copyright date: ©2020

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