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Buddha

DD National, Zee TV

Buddha

A 52 episode mega-serial on the life and times of Gautam Buddha, who started his journey of life as Prince Siddhartha.While documenting his journey from Siddhartha to Buddha, the serial moves on to the little-known story of what happened after he became Buddha. It chronicles the politico-socio-economic times in which Siddhartha/Gautam Buddha lived. Telecast on Zee TV and DD National since 2013.

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Ek Veer Ki Ardaas…Veera

Star Plus

Ek Veer Ki Ardaas…Veera

This is the story of a brother-sister team, where the brother brings up his sister like no brother has ever done before. Such a situation arises because his mother is unable to love his half-sister Veera, born of another woman and who inadvertently becomes the symbol of her husband’s unfaithfulness. It is an inspiring story of sibling bonding against a backdrop of the complexities of adult issues such as greed, lust and adultery. Telecast on Star Plus since 2012.

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Kogile

Udaya TV

Kogile

A young carefree college girl discovers that she is gravely ill and that she is adopted – all at one go. To save her life through a bone marrow transplant, she needs to track down her biological parents. Her life can be saved, but she wonders whether it is worth living as she realizes that she is the hateful product of a rape. Telecast on Udaya TV since 2012.

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Godh Bharaai

Sony Entertainment

Godh Bharaai

Despite efforts at educating the public, there exists an entrenched bias against adoption. What happens in a family where purity of blood and family lineage are considered most important, but a bahu cannot have a biological child and adoption is the only option? Telecast on Sony, 2010.

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Jyoti

Imagine TV

Jyoti

The sole earning member of a middle class family always puts her family’s needs before her own. Can a girl from such a socio-economic strata, ever hope to find a personal life and eventual happiness, even as she carries the burden of responsibilities on her young shoulders? Telecast on NDTV Imagine, 2009.

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Balika Vadhu — Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte

Colors

Balika Vadhu — Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte

A girl is robbed of her childhood and education and placed at the altar of marriage, much before she is physically, mentally or emotionally ready. It is about her journey from here and the various roles she essays – from a girl to a wife and daughter-in law; and eventually  to a woman of substance. It’s a story of a little girl who moves from dependence on her man to being dependable, strong and an embodiment of women’s empowerment. Telecast on Colors since 2008.

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Ghar Ek Sapnaa

Sahara

Ghar Ek Sapnaa

In some parts of north India, there exists the curious phenomenon of ‘pakadva vivaah’  in which a boy is kidnapped for marriage, and the wedding is held at gunpoint. Detailing such an unusual alliance, the serial explored shades of the relationship which eventually grows into love. Telecast on Sahara, 2007-08.

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Grihasti

Star Plus

Grihasti

Three daughters are brought up in a loving household; each compensates another’s weakness while encouraging her to overcome it. This makes them a great team when together, but puts them at a disadvantage when they are alone. They are like the trinity of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Durga; all have qualities that every girl aspires to, yet each is complete only when they complement each other. Telecast on Star Plus, 2006.

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Panaah

DD National

Panaah

Two women friends have promised to be there for each other whenever they need succour. When one of them decides to walk out of a terrible marriage and the other gives her shelter – equations of love, romance and understanding for both the friends now take on a bizarre turn. Telecast on DD National, 2001.

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Astitva – Ek Prem Kahani

Zee TV

Astitva – Ek Prem Kahani

A committed lady doctor who runs her own nursing home, but is as yet unmarried at 34, eventually finds love in a 24 year old photographer. It’s a roller coaster ride for their love and eventual marriage as the relationship goes through various seasons. Telecast on Zee TV, 2001 to 2005.

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Hamare Tumhare

Zee TV

Hamare Tumhare

A story of two sisters, who once loved each other to distraction but are now estranged for more than fifteen years. Then a crisis in the life of the older sister forces their families and children to interact. But the clouds of the past overcast their lives…until latent love wins over again. Telecast on Zee TV, 2001.

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