India@IT Revolution – Doordarshan

It is the era of Digital India - from basic services like banking and law & order to citizen rights like food security, health and education, from restoring our historical legacies to predicting the weather down to the hour, every aspect of Indian life is touched by Information & Communication Technologies. What happens when a billion strong nation is empowered through digital tools? Watch the series to find out.


A Question of Science – Doordarshan

Scientific Curiosity & the chase for Answers.
This is the central theme of 'A Question of Science' -- a 26 part series on the most exciting & cutting-edge research & innovation happening across India's science labs and technology hubs.

The series aims to answer the viewer's question: What's the latest happening in Indian science and technology?

Each 22-24 minute episode introduces us to a team of researchers, working to solve a pressing problem of science. We traverse a wide range of fields: from genetics to particle physics, from wildlife conservation to radio-astronomy, from biomedical engineering to agricultural innovation -- every aspect of India's scientific landscape is explored.

This quest takes us across the length & breadth of India and beyond (including CERN at Geneva). In each story, we meet the researchers and understand the basic questions they are trying to answer. Using simple scientific explanations, analogies & state-of-the-art 2D & 3D animation, we bring the science alive. We also delve into how science is 'done' -- the ups & downs and the challenges, triumphs & failures of scientific pursuit.


A Question of Science - Does The Higgs Boson Exist?

Our idea of the universe at its fundamental level rests on the discovery of the Higgs boson â€" that elusive particle being chased by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva. How have Indians contributed to searching for this needle in the haystack of particle physics? Let’s find out.


A Question of Science - How Does a Radio Telescope Work?

Our quest to pursue the radio universe continues this week as we get a VIP pass to the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope at Khodad, Maharashtra. Discover what happens in one of the largest & most sophisticated radio telescopes in this world, how it was built and how it is used.


Acoustics Technology in Conservation of Ganges River Dolphin

Acoustics Technology in Conservation of Ganges River Dolphin, we learn how a group of underwater acoustics experts from Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi, University of Tokyo - Japan and conservationists from World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) are collaborating to translate the state-of-the-art military sonar technology to save the endangered Ganges River Dolphin.


Stem Cell Therapy for Rejuvenation of Cornea

Can permanent corneal damage of the eye be reversed? As we discover this week, the answer is yes. Meet Dr. Sangwan of the LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad and see how his low-cost, innovative technique is restoring sight to those affected with corneal blindness.


What Happens When We Sleep

Is sleep just a passive state of rest or are thereother important things going on while we sleep?This is the question of science this week. We visit the labs of different sleep scientists & clinicians -each in their own way attempting to understand themost mysterious state of being in the humanexperience.


A Question of Science - How can Conserving Mangroves tide over Climate Change?

Just like Indian mangroves bridge the gap between oceans & freshwater, so also, they connect the past & future of the Indian coastline. This week we travel to Tamil Nadu’s mangroves along with conservationists from the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation to witness ongoing efforts to revive the ecosystem and prepare coastal communities for climate change.


A Question of Science - What is Rotavac?

Diarrhoea caused by rotavirus is one of the biggest reasons for infant mortality in the developing world and especially India. Now an Indo-US research collaboration has cracked the code to ending the dreaded disease. How has this innovation come about? We found out this week in ‘Question of Science’.


A Question of Science - What does the Insect World look like?

This week, enter the fascinating world of creepy-crawly flying insects â€" often misunderstood as annoying, scary or dangerous pests. But science has much to gain from the way they perceive, navigate & communicate with each other in the world. That’s exactly what Dr. Sanjay Sane and his team at National Centre for Biological Sciences are determined to do and we have the front row seat.


ICT as an agent of Social Change

ICT can be one of the most powerful tools in a democracy â€" whether it is the free access to information or a platform to be heard, digital technologies are bringing unheard voices to the forefront. From mobile phones to digital cameras and online newspapers, watch how ICT is helping fuel social change.


ICT in Law & Order

In the 21st century, law & order has brand new challenges, whether it is increased violent crimes, terrorism or cyber crime. How are law enforcement agencies meeting the challenge? Join us as we get exclusive access to a new-age police station.


ICT in Banking

Over the last few decades, no sector of Indian life has been as transformed by ICT as Banking â€" from ATM machines to online & mobile banking. How did this transformation take place? And how is it impacting the public? Find out.


ICT in Open Data

One of the most exciting fallouts of the digital age is that it has led to the opening up of access to information across various sectors of Indian life â€" be it governance through open government portals or science or even historical heritage. We take a look at how the common man now has access to knowledge like never before.


ICT in Health

One of India’s biggest millennial challenges remains healthcare, especially for the socially & economically weaker sections. However digital technologies allow more and more patients to get quality medical attention than ever before. Today ICT can provide end-to-end patient care services â€" whether in the city or villages of India. We explore how.


Jeete Raho (A Medical Series) - DD National

26 episodes series on Common Medical Disorders commissioned by DECU, ISRO Ahemadabad and Vigyan Prasar, for Doordarshan National network. This well received series on Doordarshan's Sunday prime time takes the credit for using the rare combination of live anchor and 3D animated character interacting as presenters in the show which is rated as one of the best innovative experiments in edutainment programming.


Taaron Ki Sair (History of Astronomy) - DD National

A 6 Part Docu-drama television Science Series on History of Astronomy for Vigyan Prasar on Doordarshan National Network.


Theory of Relativity - Vigyan Prasar


DNA and Griffith Experiment - DD National

Film showcases the journey of some experiments that results in our current understanding of DNA starting from the period of 1865 which includes Gregor Mandel's Pea Plant experiment. In 1928, Frederick Griffith prepared the groundwork for modern molecular biology, when he was trying to make a vaccine to prevent pneumonia infections. He discovered that it was possible to transfer genetic material from one strain of bacteria to another. This discovery that he called the 'transformative principle' laid the groundwork for the discovery of DNA -- the stuff that all life is constructed from. Since Griffith's experiment, our understanding of evolution and inheritance has undergone a sea-change. From the identification of DNA by Oswald Theodore Avery, Colin MacLeod and Maclyn McCarty to the unravelling of its structure by Watson & Crick -- today our understanding of molecular biology is transforming the world of medicine and life sciences.


Norman Borlaug and Green Revolution - DD National

Attempting to rid the world of hunger is a goal that many leaders profess to possess but rarely does one witness a phenomenon that actually achieves success in it. Norman Borlaug, also hailed as the father of the Green Revolution, was just such an achiever. Film traces his remarkable journey from Mexico to India, and other parts of world, researching different strains of wheat & rice crops, discovering more efficient ways to maximize crop yields, while minimizing crop damage. We learn how the fortunes of India transformed as a result of the Green Revolution and shed light on Indian scientists like MS Swaminathan who played a crucial role in it. Experiments in Punjab are of special significance. We study how the Green Revolution achieved the impossible & how Norman Borlaug's unrelenting endeavours saved over a billion people from starvation and helped enable entire nations to achieve food security.

Officially selected in Prakriti' 2012 Film Festival, Mysore
Specially screened at 4th Indian Youth Science Congress 2012, Nagpur


Development in Cognitive Sciences : Brain - DD National

Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence, embracing philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology. A relatively new field of study that gained popularity in the mid to late 20th century, cognitive science employs a vast spectrum of experiments on the human mind. Film showcases the experiments that results in the identification of the structure of Neurons in our Brain, over the years. There are other experiments and research studies in cognitive science representing the basics of the Learning and Memory that happens in our mind like Prof. Erik Kandel's experiment with Aplysia. In neuroscience, the approach to understanding the mind focuses on studying the physiology of the brain. It has become possible in recent years to use magnetic and positron-scanning devices to observe what is happening in different parts of the brain while people are doing various mental tasks. For example, brain scans have identified the regions of the brain involved in mental imagery and word interpretation. Additional evidence about brain functioning is gathered by observing the performance of people whose brains have been damaged in identifiable ways.


Science Watch - Vigyan Prasar

Science watch is a programme based on the new researches in the field of science and technology. In this programme one can see the ongoing revolutionary changes in the field of biotechnology, nanotechnology, space science, astro science, disaster management, life sciences, chemistry and other important field of sciences. This programme also provides information on the innovative experiments in the field of agriculture using science and technology.Not only this, science watch also gives information about the scientific and technological developments in the field of health.

The presentation of this 21 episode series of science watch is in the magazine style in which different researches, events and discoveries related to science and technology are sequentially provided. Various developments and innovative works of different science institutions are also being included in this programme. Apart from this, issues related to environmental protection and climate change are also highlighted in the series. Health related aspects are also included.

Science Watch also provides information on various research topics like stealth technology, hydrogen energy, web surfing, bio diversity, tsunami warning system, genomes-genes, robots, new juice extraction method, unmanned submarine, Hubble constant, HIV rapid analysis kit, stem cell, sunflower fuel, new species, antigen, extremely large telescope, embryonic research, e-chaupaal, brahmos, green building, micro cooling device, laser light, super computer, e-governance, photosynthesis, DNA Chip, robot vehicle, etc..

Science Watch programme is an effort to attract the attention of the people towards the developmental aspect of the science which will familiarize the audience with the new events in the field of science and technology.


Topper (A Curriculum based Educational Programme) - TV 18 Network


Turning Point - Doordarshan


Folk Tales of Kashmir: DD Kashir