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Discovery Travel & Living Way arranges an ‘Indian Rendezvous’ for viewers

10-November-2006
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Discovery Travel & Living Way arranges an ‘Indian Rendezvous’ for viewers

Come November 12 and Discovery Travel & Living will be taking viewers on an extensive six-city tour of India via its new series called ‘Indian Rendezvous’. The six-part series will cover Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Chennai and will be anchored by the likes of Sushma Reddy, Ayaan Ali Khan, Vasundhara Das, Nagesh Kukunoor, Konkana Sen Sharma and Meera Vasudevan, respectively.

The series will be aired on Sundays at 8:30 pm with a repeat telecast on the following Thursday at 10 pm. The first metro to be featured is Mumbai.

Deepak Shourie, EVP and Managing Director, Discovery Networks India, said, “‘Indian Rendezvous’ promises viewers, both in India and abroad, an unparalleled journey into the best of India’s biggest cities. Capturing the top six cities under a variety of themes – cuisine, locations, art and culture – ‘Indian Rendezvous’ reflects the vibrant spirit and soul of modern India. Following the stupendous success of ‘The Great Indian Wedding’ we are confident that viewers will enjoy watching and rediscovering their cities.”

Besides India, the series will also air on Discovery Travel & Living in the UK and Asia. Enticing both domestic and global travellers, the series captures the entire range of India’s magnetism, from Mumbai’s nightlife and Bollywood glamour to Delhi’s famous chaat, buzzing fashion houses and the Millennium City – Gurgaon, from Nrityagram, MTR and the raving pub culture of Bangalore to Hyderabadi pearls and biryani, from delectable Bengali sweets and Kolkata’s Durga Puja celebrations to naadi astrology and Kanjeevaram saris of Chennai.

The series also captures some of India’s leading artists and personalities discussing and showcasing their talents, including jazz musician Louis Banks and ballroom dance instructor Sandip Sopparkar from Mumbai; Kathak maestro Birju Maharaj, fashion designers Ashima and Leena, and ace golfer Shiv Kapur from Delhi; fashion designer Prasad Bidapa from Bangalore; tabla maestro Bikram Ghose from Kolkata; one of India’s best known percussionists Anandan Sivamani and Bharatnatyam exponent Shobhana from Chennai.

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