101 Underground

SERIES

12 EPISODE

Language: Hindi/English

Genre: Non-Fiction

Short documentaries about people effected by or engaged in illegal trade and activities.

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An Interview With Militants | 101 Underground

Imran Ali is a reformed Militant. He was pardoned by India. Kidnapped in their youth, taken across the border to receive weapons training and border infiltration techniques, not all militants want to lead the life they do. 101 Underground is part of our 'people' stories - people living on the edge. 101India brings you an interview with reformed militants. Shot in Kashmir, it's a fascinating insight into the mind of a militant, the reason why he became one and the reason why he decided to surrender to the Indian Government, and return to civilian life.

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Into The Minds Of Militants | 101 Underground

Ever wondered what makes someone take up a life of militancy? Often, it's not by their own choosing. Kidnapped from their homes, with the safety of their families threatened if they don't comply, reformed militants from the Kashmir valley tell us their horrific tales. 101 Underground is part of our 'people' stories - people living on the edge. 101India brings you an interview with reformed militants. Shot in Kashmir, it's a fascinating insight into the mind of militants, the reasons that made them take up the life, and the reason why they decided to surrender to the Indian Government, and return to civilian life.

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Busting Child Prostitution In Varanasi | 101 Underground

Varanasi is one of the holiest cities in India. According to Manju Singh it is also home to the second largest illegal flesh trade in the world. Along with her husband Ajeet, Manju runs Guria, a non-profit organisation dedicated to fighting child prostitution in the holy city. Guria is a grassroots charity based in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, led by Ajeet and Santwana Manju Singh. Guria's mission is to liberate and empower women in prostitution and eliminate child prostitution. 101 Underground is part of our 'People' feature stories - chronicling the lives of people living on the edge.

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Confessions Of A Pickpocket | 101 Underground

'Bunty 420' reveals the secrets of the pickpocket's trade. No one chooses the life of a pickpocket. If you're caught, you get beaten up, humiliated and fined or thrown in jail. But to get by and feed their families, many people turn to a life of crime. Bunty, also called Bunty 420 by his friends, has had to lead the life of a pickpocket. He's showing us the tricks of the trade, so you can safeguard yourself against them in future. Pickpocket only work in crowded places like trains and buses. The kalakar (artist) is the one doing the actual act of picking the pocket. He takes the purse and passes it on to another, who takes it and leaves the area. If the victim suspects him, the kalakar will become aggressive, ask him to prove it and even threaten to beat him for suspecting him.

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The Great Indian Vegetable Scam | 101 Underground

Silicone spray, coloured dye and injections: What farmers are doing to make stale veggies look fresh. Next time you reach for the biggest, shiniest or freshest looking vegetable on the cart, think about what may have been added to it. The shocking revelations of a vegetable farmer just outside New Delhi show us the additives, injections and sprays used to make old vegetables look fresh. And according to him, he isn't the only one. All farmers do this, he says. With rising inflation and families to feed, he says poor farmers such as himself are left with no option when consumers reject even fresh, hygienic vegetables.

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Groom Kidnapping In Bihar | 101 Underground

To avoid paying dowry, families in Bihar have taken to kidnapping grooms at gunpoint! We've probably all heard of bride kidnapping. It's common enough in Kyrgyzstan, Africa and some parts of India. But did you know that in India, grooms are also kidnapped! The reason: to avoid paying dowry. And you thought arranged marriages were bad! Hear the stories of Rajiv Kumar and Anita Singh, whose lives were changed by groom kidnapping. Beneath the surface lies the seedy underbelly, the black market that supplies our insatiable appetite for sin. 101 Underground tells stories of sex, sleaze, drugs, and violence. From militants in Kashmir to child traffickers in Benares, we interview the men and women making a killing outside the mainstream. This is 101 Underground.

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Desi Pulp Ka Pasha | 101 Underground

Taking a long, hard look at the magazines you usually glance from the corner of your eye. The stories are filled with crimes of passion, love, sex, murder and betrayal. Shailabh Rawat runs 'Madhur Kathayen', one of India's most popular 'crime magazines'. Sourcing stories from police cases, Rawat adds storyline, plot and more than a little glamour, organising risque photoshoots to get the stories across to the public. Enter the gritty world of crime and sleaze with the undisputed King of Desi Pulp Fiction.

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The Private Investigators Of Kolkata | 101 Underground

From cheating spouses to kids on drugs, if you want something investigated, he's your man. Adhyatma Prakash is no ordinary 26 year old. He runs his own private investigation firm in Kolkata. If you've ever wondered what it would take to find out if your husband (or wife) is cheating on you, whether someone is doing something illegal, pre-marriage or post-marriage investigations, employee background checks, look no further. Learn the dos and donts of the investigative trade, first hand.

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The Great Indian Liquor Scam | 101 Underground

Are you sure you know what you're drinking? That Black Label you ordered may not actually be what it seems. A local bootlegger spills the beans on the secret and scary world of alcohol adulteration. Indian alcohol brands are mixed into bottles of foreign liquor, diluting the quality; and locally made alcohol called 'desi daaru' is added into Indian alcohol bottles, often with water. So the next time one of your friends tells you he only drinks the good stuff, tell them they may not want to be so sure about that. Beneath the surface lies the seedy underbelly, the black market that supplies our insatiable appetite for sin. 101 Underground tells stories of sex, sleaze, drugs, and violence. From militants to child traffickers in Benares, we interview the men and women making a killing outside the mainstream. This is 101 Underground.

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Pt 1: The Muslim Gaurakshaks | A Journey With The Gaurakshaks Of Ramgarh | 101 Underground

Doctor VC decides to meet a group of Muslims engaged in the traditionally Hindu practice of 'Gauseva'. Located on the border of Rajasthan and Haryana, Ramgarh is home to several groups of gausevaks or gaurakshaks, the often vigilante protectors of the cow. Interestingly, some of these groups are Muslim. What makes them take up the cause of cow 'seva', and do they get along with their Hindu brethren? Doctor VC set off to find out. Beneath the surface lies the seedy underbelly, the black market that supplies our insatiable appetite for sin. 101 Underground tells stories of sex, sleaze, drugs, and violence. From militants to child traffickers in Varanasi, we interview the men and women making a killing outside the mainstream.

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Pt 2: The Hindu Gaurakshaks | A Journey With The Gaurakshaks Of Ramgarh | 101 Underground

Having met the area's Muslim cow protectors, Doctor VC goes on to meet their Hindu counterparts. Located on the border of Rajasthan and Haryana, Ramgarh is home to several groups of gausevaks or gaurakshaks, the often vigilante protectors of the cow. Doctor VC visits a local Gaushala to see first hand how the cows are treated, and what the Hindu cow saviours have to say about their Muslim counterparts. Beneath the surface lies the seedy underbelly, the black market that supplies our insatiable appetite for sin. 101 Underground tells stories of sex, sleaze, drugs, and violence. From militants to child traffickers in Varanasi, we interview the men and women making a killing outside the mainstream.

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Pt 3 : The Midnight Hunt | A Journey With The Gaurakshaks Of Ramgarh | 101 Underground

For one night, Doctor VC becomes a gaurakshak himself, searching for cow smugglers on the road. Doctor VC is presented with a unique ropportunity: to join a team of gaurakshaks, and understand how they operate in the dead of night, cracking down on the illegal transport and slaughter of cattle in the area. Beneath the surface lies the seedy underbelly, the black market that supplies our insatiable appetite for sin. 101 Underground tells stories of sex, sleaze, drugs, and violence. From militants to child traffickers in Varanasi, we interview the men and women making a killing outside the mainstream.

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