Increasingly drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB) are on the rise in India, particularly in hotspots such as Mumbai. Two new TB drugs, bedaquiline and delaminid, are proving to be the very last lifeline for tuberculosis (TB) patients with the most extreme forms of drug resistance show promising results and offer renewed hope to patients whose TB strains are resistant to nearly all drugs available. But access to these new life-saving drugs in India remains greatly restricted; Delamanid is currently only available in India through so-called compassionate use, where a special application for importing the drug needs to be made for each patient. While a few patients benefit from these new drugs in India, many die before being able to access them as they are not widely available.

By the mid 1960s, Charlie Chaplin - the man George Bernard Shaw called 'the only genius to come out of the movie industry' - was well into the twilight of his 75 year career. Having directed, produced, acted, edited and written sound scores for hundreds of films going back to 1914, Charlie Chaplin was a world-wide superstar. But it wasn't until 1966 that a young Ashok S. Aswani, now an Ayurvedic practitioner form the town of Adipur in Gujarat, first laid eyes on the man that was to become his hero. 

Women devotees do traditional Dhunuchi dance during Durga idol immersion on the streets of Mumbai.

Durga Puja is an annual Hindu festival in the Indian subcontinent that reveres the goddess Durga. A multi-day festival that features elaborate temple and stage decorations, scripture recitation, performance arts, revelry and processions, Durga Puja is particularly observed by Hindus in eastern and northeastern states of India, in Bangladesh and in Nepal where it is called Dashain

The festival epitomises the victory of Good over Evil, but it also is in part a harvest festival that marks the goddess as the motherly power behind all of life and creation

Apshinge village is a small village tucked away in a remote part of Satara in Maharashtra, India, where at least one member of every family in the village has served & is serving in the armed forces. The village is popularly known as Military Apshinge that has a tradition of villagers taking part in armed forces from the 17th century, fighting for great Maratha king. 

According to available records, 46 soldiers fought in World War I from Apshinge village 14 of them died fighting. To recognize significant contribution British government installed a memorial in the village in the memory of these soldiers.

Apshinge village is a small village tucked away in a remote part of Satara in Maharashtra, India, where at least one member of every family in the village has served & is serving in the armed forces. The village is popularly known as Military Apshinge that has a tradition of villagers taking part in armed forces from the 17th century, fighting for great Maratha king. 

According to available records, 46 soldiers fought in World War I from Apshinge village 14 of them died fighting. To recognize significant contribution British government installed a memorial in the village in the memory of these soldiers.

Increasingly drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB) are on the rise in India, particularly in hotspots such as Mumbai. Two new TB drugs, bedaquiline and delaminid, are proving to be the very last lifeline for tuberculosis (TB) patients with the most extreme forms of drug resistance show promising results and offer renewed hope to patients whose TB strains are resistant to nearly all drugs available. But access to these new life-saving drugs in India remains greatly restricted; Delamanid is currently only available in India through so-called compassionate use, where a special application for importing the drug needs to be made for each patient. While a few patients benefit from these new drugs in India, many die before being able to access them as they are not widely available.

New Drug New Hope - Rough Cut of ongoing documentary film