Commemorating the 71st Republic Day of India, TIMES NOW unveils an exciting programming line-up of thought-provoking shows. Shedding light on the unspoken, untold and unseen stories, TIMES NOW salutes the spirit of India and brings to its viewers three curated shows, Dispatches from India, Republic Day – Behind The Scenes and 2020 – India’s decade, this weekend January 25 & 26, 2020.
- Republic Day – Behind the Scenes – For the first time ever on television, TIMES NOW’s Consulting Editor – Politics, Padmaja Joshi, visits 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 this Saturday, January 25, 2020 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 January 25, 2020 at 6.00 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 Mustufa – 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 January 26, 2020 at 10 pm, TIMES NOW salutes and brings 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.