I recently managed to catch the three-part documentary series made for BBC called ‘Welcome to India’ and was massively impressed. The films were fascinating to watch and so engaging, definitely the most enjoyable documentaries I’ve watched this year I think.
For someone who has travelled and worked extensively in India it was pleasing to see how accurate a picture they paint of Indian characteristics which ring true from the poorest to the richest in the country. That sense of optimism and entrepreneurship and competitive determination to succeed is something that is quite unique to Indians. There is literally an opportunity in everything for Indians which is so amazingly resourceful.
What was also brilliant about this series was the clever scripting and the way they were linked to the British audience and in fact a global audience by hooking around themes that affect everyone’s lives and really prompt you to think about how we live.
This links to some short clips from the series highlighting some of the great characters, however if you get the chance to see the whole series don’t miss out!