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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Small screen ­revels in patriotic spirit

Navdeep Kaur Marwah, Hindustan Times   January 24, 2014
First Published: 18:20 IST(24/1/2014) | Last Updated: 18:25 IST(24/1/2014)

This weekend, the tube will witness a high dose of patriotism. From reality shows and regular soaps, to special tributes to Indian army, TV has a lot to offer this R-Day.

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Yeh Hai Aashiqui
On: Bindass When: Tomorrow, Jan 26, 7pmThe special episode revolves around the love story of an Indian girl, Tabassum, and Shadab, a Pakistani boy. The two fall in love with each other while attempting to reunite their ­grandmothers, the childhood best friends who lost touch after the 1947 ­partition of India and Pakistan.

Savdhaan India
On: Life OKWhen: Tomorrow, Jan26, 10pm
Sushant Singh, who is usually a narrator on the show, turns actor for this R-Day special episode. He will ­portray an IAS officer, who is transferred to a militancy-affected area, where hoisting of the ­tri-colour is also considered risky. Watch him fight the millitancy in a bid to free the area of militants.

Inside: Indian Army
On: National Geographic Channel When: Tomorrow, Jan 26, 9am, 9pm and 10pm
This special 1-hour ­documentary takes a ­closer look at the lives and trials of the men in ­uniform and all that goes into making the war heroes of India. The show is strung together through a series of ­interviews, ­dramatic re-enactments and archived footage, and explores strategies of Kargil War and Zozila War of 1948.

Jai Hind
On: NDTV Good Times When: Tomorrow, Jan 26, noon
In this 4-hour long special, hosts Rocky and Mayur bring 13 never-before-seen facets of the Indian Army, Navy and the Air Force. Catch the two of them going the length and breadth of the country with the men in uniforms. From razor sharp rifles twirling inches from their face, to working with the missile battery, they’ll do it all.

30 MINUTES: LOC
On: CNN-IBNWhen: Today, Jan 25, 7:30 PM and Tomorrow, Jan 26, 9:30pm
The show throws light on the lives of the unsung Indian jawans, who battle the odds every minute to keep the nation safe. Travel to the LOC across Uri, Baramulla, Boniyar, Poonch and Srinagar, with the channel to understand their challanges.

Boogie Woogie
On: Sony
When: Today, Jan 25, 8:30pm
Patriotism will be the flavour on the show, today, as the ­contestants pay tribute to their role models. From Aainak pehne dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, to Bande hain hum uske dedicated to the Indian soldiers, the love for the nation and her heroes will be played out loud and clear.

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