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Apr 28, 2016
One River, Many Stories - Dia Mirza takes you on a fascinating journey along the Ganges on 'Ganga - The Soul of India' on Living Foodz

Actor and environmental conservationist, Dia Mirza will take viewers of Living Foodz on a breath-taking journey along the vibrant Ganges through 'Ganga - The Soul of India', which is slated to launch on May 1. Dia makes her debut on Indian television with the show.

The landmark show marks an important milestone for the premium lifestyle channel, which has consistently pushed the boundaries of food and entertainment since its launch in September 2015. Ganga - The Soul of India gives viewers a peek into the fascinating legacy that is shaped by the country's longest river. It explores all that the river has to offer, including the people, history, mythology, anthropology, adventure, music and of course the cuisine animated by its revered waters.

"It is impossible for me to encapsulate in a sentence the boundless joy, the learning, the discovery, the adventure "Ganga -The Soul of India" has brought to my life. For those seeking to define the idea of India, this is the journey to be a part of!" says Dia.

"Travelling is an enriching experience that often remains etched in our memories forever.  Ganga - The Soul of India will give our viewers a never-before opportunity to experience the culture, history and cuisine offered along the banks of  the sacred Ganges through the eyes of Dia Mirza, who is an ardent traveller. We could not think of a better concept and host to marry the ideas of travel and culture in the Indian context." says Amit Nair, Business Head of Living Foodz.

The show promises to be a visual treat as Dia narrates the multi-faceted story of one of the most extraordinary and scenic river in the world - the Ganges. She travels through the many towns along the majestic river, from Gomukh in the Himalayas to the Gangasagar delta where it meets the Bay of Bengal. It showcases her escapades as she explores the culture, cuisine and crafts of more than half a billion people.

A nature enthusiast and staunch environmentalist, Dia enjoyed every bit of the shoot, as it was filled with many cherished experiences like crossing the raging youthful river, mountain climbing at Uttarkashi, dancing with the Santhal tribals of Sonajhuri, leading a cleanliness drive in Varanasi and practising new yoga techniques at the ashram of Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh, made famous by the Beatles. Her journey will inspire travellers and adventure enthusiasts alike.

Join Dia Mirza on this enchanting voyage of discovery every Sunday at 12 noon from May 1 onwards, on Living Foodz. Repeat telecast of the episodes will air every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. The show is presented by Airtel and co-powered by Gowardhan Ghee. American Tourister is the travel partner.

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