Bharat Ki Baat features art of living guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Pallavi Joshi’s infotainment show Bharat Ki Baat is galloping towards a gala finish. The show has covered topics like Social Justice, Women Empowerment, Governance and Entrepreneurship among many, in its earlier episodes. Now it moves to more forward looking subjects like “India Emerging” and “Soft Power” this weekend. The 26-part show, Directed by Vivek Agnihotri is a positive narrative on India glorious past, ever developing present and a positive outlook into her future.

The upcoming episodes cover India’s unique assets like Yoga, Ayurveda, our ancient language Sanskrit and in a major spin our film industry. Pallavi and Vivek caught up with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on international yoga day and spoke about the spiritual progress of the country.  The scene quickly moves to down South where Oushadhi, a government of Kerala company which is in the process of making Kannur as first Ayurvedic village in India is featured.

As for Sanskrit, Professor Raja Ram Shukla, Vice Chancellor of Sampurnandan Sanksrit University spoke about the genesis of the language and its future.  The show meanders to a more glamorous territory thereafter with the film industry becoming an integral moot point in the upcoming episodes. Ace producer, Mr. Siddharth Roy Kapur comes in as an expert and speaks on India’s diversity as the strength of Indian cinema and how it is an emerging soft power of the country.

Talking about the upcoming episodes of Bharat Ki Baat, Pallavi Joshi says, “These are the fun episodes of the show. Vivek and I met Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and we had such a heartwarming conversation about such deep things which he simplified with ease. Featuring the film Industry really felt closer to home. We had a swell time chatting up with Siddharth, it was such a refreshing & constructive conversation pertaining to the film industry. We are quick to criticize what is not, but seldom do we really talk about the strengths of our industry and Bharat Ki Baat debunks many such myths”.

Bharat Ki Baat is telecast at 10am every Saturday and Sunday only on News18 India, along with News18 UP, News18 MP, News18 Punjab, News18 Rajasthan, News18 Bihar and News18 Urdu.


1.      A total of 17 countries including the US have Universities that are dedicated completely to Sanskrit and their sole purpose is research on the subject.

2.      There is a separate department in NASA as well to conduct research on the language of Sanskrit.



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