October 12, 2012

The Truth Alone Prevails

Satyamev Jayate - Truth Alone Prevails
Today I'd like to write about a special TV-show I saw about on CNN this evening. I ususally don't watch CNN but when I saw that the topic was about Bollywood I watched the current show called Amanpour.

But actually it was not about Bollywood. The topic of the show was the Indian TV show 'Satyamev Jayate' (Truth Alone Prevails) which is hosted by the Bollywood actor and filmmaker Aamir Khan. In his show Aamir Khan talks about issues & problems which are not spoken about a lot in India althought they are omnipresent. 

Many people don't like to talk about sensitive social issues like abortion of female foetuses, child sexual abuse, dowry - put great financial strain to the brides family, medical malpractice, honor killings, pesticide poisoning, alcoholism, untouchability - excluding a social group from the mainstream, plight of senior citizens and water crisis. So for the makers of the show it is hard to find people who talk about these issues on the show & what happened to them. 
CNN showed a short film where a woman talked about that she was pregnant & when she or rather her doctor found out that she was pregnant with a female baby it got aborted without the woman knowing about this. She also said that this happened to her 6 times in the last 8 years.

Satyamev Jayate premiered on 6th May 2012, so the topics spoken about are current issues. I think this show is really touching & you may learn a lot about social problems in India & how the Indian society handles them. I think I'm going to watch it on the internet. Because I just learned about this show I didn't search for a video link yet. But if you are interested in this show too, I could post a video link, when I found one.

I hope you'll like this show & keep curious!


  1. Klingt echt interessant..ich glaub irgendwo hab ich den Film oder sowas ähnliches schonmal gesehen^^

  2. Wow, das klingt sehr interessant aber auch gleichzeitig schwer verdaulich, wie zB das mit der schwangeren Frau :( Aber ich würd gern mal reinschauen, wenn du einen Videolink hast kannst du ihn mir schicken?
    Und danke für deinen Kommentar, der hat mich echt gerührt <3 Natürlich darfst du das und ich hoffe auch, dass ich noch viel mehr von dir erfahren darf ^^ Wir beiden Gefühls-doofis :P

    1. Ich sick dir nen Link, wenn ich einen guten gefunden habe :-)
      Bei dir klingt das mit dem Gefühls-doofis iwie süß ^^ NAtürlich darfst du auch mehr von mir erfahren :-) Gefühls-doofie-Kumpel :-P