Times Now brings exclusive programming line-up for R-Day

MUMBAI: English news channel Times Now will commemorate the 71st Republic Day with a special programming line-up of thought-provoking shows. Shedding light on the unspoken, untold and unseen stories, Times Now brings to its viewers three curated shows, Dispatches from India, Republic Day – Behind The Scenes and 2020 – India’s decade, this weekend 25th and 26th January.

Republic Day – Behind the Scenes: Times Now’s Consulting Editor – Politics, Padmaja Joshi will visit the practice sessions before the final Republic Day March on Rajpath, revealing the painstaking preparations that goes into planning and practicing the tunes that rouse every Indian as the country celebrates its Republic Day. The one-hour feature show will air on 25th January at 2.30 pm and 10.30 pm, brings the unique story of 100s of bands drawn from the Armed forces, schools and paramilitary forces and 1000s of men and women who have spent decades perfecting the art.

2020 – India’s decade: On 25th January at 6 pm, Times Now’s Editor-in-Chief Rahul Shivshankar on the marquee Republic Day show discusses the health of Indian democracy by invoking 3 contentious subjects that could impact India in the coming years. With eminent panellists that includes N Ram – Chairman, The Hindu Group, Anand Ranganathan – Author and Scientist, Pawan Varma – Former Rajya Sabha MP, Aryama Sundaram – Senior Advocate, Faizan Mustafa – Vice-chancellor, NALSAR, Sachidananda Murthy – Resident Editor & Columnist, Malayala Manorama & The Week, Sanjeev Srivastava – Senior Journalist, the engaging debate will discuss the topics – Constitution amended not imperilled, Dissent under threat in democratic India and Can Congress Challenge BJP’s Dominance.

Dispatches from India: On 26th January at 10 pm, Times Now brings to its viewers a heart-rending narrative of the brave Indian citizens from the borders, conflict zones and maritime boundary lines, who are pushed to the edge to fight for survival. The 1-hour special show will showcase the untold stories of people, who are still being devoid of their fundamental rights as an Indian citizen even after 70 years of being a republic nation.

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