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A New Voyage

Discovery India is exploring a new frontier with the launch of its GEC channel. Can it create a niche in an overcrowded genre? 

It was some time in September 1897. A contingent of 21 soldiers from the 36th Sikh Regiment of the British Indian Army led by Havildar Ishar Singh, thwarted an attack by over 10,000 Afghan tribesmen in what was declared as a milestone in the Indian military history. More than a century later, this historical event will be revived on the small screen as a drama series titled, 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897. And that’s not all, there’s even an 85-episode series on Patanjali Ayurved’s founder, Baba Ramdev. Fact-inspired stories such as these are being brought to life by Discovery. Not surprising then that its Karan Bajaj, who heads the India business is feeling the rush.