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Times Now & Mirror Now announce Independence Day shows

As India gears up to celebrate its 72nd Independence Day, India’s leading English news channels, Times Now and Mirror Now, have announced their special programming line-up to celebrate the spirit of freedom.

With an underlying focus on the Defence forces, Times Now will air specially curated content through the day. Navika Kumar, Managing Editor on her show, Frankly Speaking will interview the Defence Minister, Nirmala Seetha Raman. Hosted at Asia’s biggest and largest air base, Hindon Air Force station, the show will focus on how the government has changed the paradigm of India’s defence establishment.

Krantibhoomi, a 1-hour special hosted by the Chief Editor, Rahul Shivshankar, will recreate 5 iconic events that were important in the struggle to attain India’s Independence. This will include a panel discussion with the experts including Prof. S. Irfan Habib, Historian & Author, Rakesh Sinha, MP Rajya Sabha & Author, Ashis Nandy, Sociologist, Dr. Ajit Jha, Historian amongst others.

Guarding our Freedom hosted by Consulting Editor (Strategic Affairs), Maroof Raza, will host special interviews with the Param Vir Chakra winners, Hon. Capt Bana Singh, Subedar Major Yogendra Yadav and Subedar Sanjay Singh. The show will feature interactions with these legends on the exceptional bravery displayed by them in the face of adversity and their journey of serving the nation.

Mirror Now through its line-up of exclusive shows will focus on the expression and spirit of freedom. Through a special show, This is my India, Mirror Now will feature the journey of six individuals who have worked selflessly for the well-being of other fellow Indians and have brought about a change in the society.

Verified, a new feature on the channel will feature a special interview of Dr. Bharat Vatwani by the channel’s Executive Editor, Faye D’Souza. Dr. Vatwani has been instrumental in the rehabilitation and treatment of over 7000 destitute and have united them with their families.

An Urban Debate Special, Faye D’Souza will host an exclusive panel discussion on the daily struggles of LGBTQ community and their fight to challenging the constitutionality of Section 377. The panelists include Parmesh Shahani, Head, Godrej India Culture Lab, film-maker Onir, Dr. Prasad Raj Dendekar, Head of Radiation Oncology, Sir H N Reliance foundation Hospital) and Vasu Primlani (Comedian).