Dia Mirza, the delicate faced film actor and Miss Asia Pacific 2000, has chosen to make her television debut with a travelogue on Living Foods, titled “Ganga – The Soul Of India” The journey traverses from Gangotri, Uttarakhand, the birthplace of the sacred river and will climax at the Ganga Sagar, in West Bengal. Dia Mirza, as anchor, has hit a home run with the first episode that aired on May 1, 2016 and looks like she will go far, literally and figuratively. While the channel has primarily been a food & cooking channel, it has now revamped its presence to showcase food, travel and lifestyle … the closest Indian parallel to TLC, the travel channel.
The show is an exhilarating visual experience as Dia travels like a regular hitch-hiker, in search of herself while following the route of the Ganga. Breathtaking Indian landscapes make you want to start packing your bags right away. She also takes on mountain adventures like river-rafting, trekking, paragliding and camping overnight in tents, before continuing her journey the following day.
The show is just two episodes old, so those who love travelling tune in soon. It makes great viewing for two compelling reasons…. a) the anchor, who is lovely, very, very real and wonderfully unguarded and spontaneous b) the breath-taking imagery of India that we hardly see, unless we make the trip ourselves!
The Sunday 12 noon and 7 p.m slot is just right, because it won’t clash with your prime time shows and will recharge you for the busy week ahead.