Epic Channel

The Epic Channel

The Epic Channel


I dreamt a dream, an impossible dream

Never would be fulfilled, it always would seem

A dream to tread the highs and lows of my country

And discover the beauties spread far and extreme


To study the monuments and know the history

To wonder on the happenings and unravel the mystery

What was the lifestyle? How were things managed?

What was their cuisine? How true is the folklore and adage?


To know all these, I needed to trek far and wide

Impossible for me, so I never ever tried

And then I discovered all these, on my tv screen

Thank you Epic Channel, for fulfilling my dream


The EPIC Channel is India’s first genre-specific Hindi entertainment channel launched in Nov 2014. It aims at telecasting shows related to stories from the Indian history and mythology. An attempt to find a meeting point between the many folk tales and the related historical facts and evidences. Thereby, bringing the minute details of the vast Indian heritage right into the living rooms.

When the Epic Channel was launched and started telecasting its programmes, I was left in a state of wonder as one after another each programme got me hooked. Not only were the visuals top class but the content was about something that I had always aspired to see and know about. The history of India and the many stories related to it. Be it the history of cuisines from different parts or the stories of Indian spies, the inside story of the Mughal empire or the adventures of a detective in the 19th century, the story behind the construction of huge monuments or the mystery behind abandoned forts and towns. This is just a glimpse of what the channel promises to unfold.

Not surprising that the slogan of the channel had to be ‘Kahaniyan Hindustan Ki’, the stories of India. And no wonder, for the first time, a tv channel as a whole has become my favourite.


Epic Channel website: http://www.epicchannel.com/

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  • Reply
    rhea sinha
    April 26, 2015 at 3:14 am

    wow Durga di this sounds really good. As always apt poetry too. And what a nice thought, that this channel can take us to places we will never go in our lives. I didn’t know the channel has shows about the cuisine etc as well. Very interesting. Wonder if they upload online.

    • Reply
      April 27, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      Thanks Rhea. It has been an amazing experience so far, travelling many places from Ladakh to the Andaman Islands, trying to reach every stretch of India. Yes, cuisine shows too, the history of cuisine, a different region in every episode.

      Sadly, no full episodes are available online, only episode promos. Hoping they might upload them or perhaps make the channel available to international viewers as well.

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    Ladki Kijhy
    April 26, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Durga, this sounds really good. I’m glad somebody has finally come round to doing something like this. Wish we would get it here. Like Rhea mentioned, it would be good if we could watch online. Do they do anything on textiles? I’ve always been fascinated with our textile heritage, don’t know if there’s any other place in the world which has so much of it.

    • Reply
      April 27, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      Hi Kizh. Thanks. Ya, me too hope you all get to see it somehow. The channel is definitely worth a watch, especially for those who want to know more about India, its history and heritage.

      No full fledged show on textiles yet, but they might come up with one. There are so many aspects about our history and so many regions to cover, things could be taken up one at a time. However, they have these 10 minute segments talking about different things like, the introduction to India of a particular plant or crop; quotes made by popular personalities, the first women in various fields, the development of cinema, etc, etc. Among these they did talk about cotton and plants used to extract colour to dye cloth.

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    indrani robbins
    April 26, 2015 at 8:35 am

    durga, i don’t get to see epic here, sigh. like you, i too would love to se more and more about india and her stories. i hear they will fictionalise everything, hopefully they will not change the stories just to make them interesting. i like the name and hope we get to see it soon. thanks for the video and that poem is lovely.

    • Reply
      April 27, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks for liking the poem Indi. There are fictions but the treatment is nothing like the commercial ones. Only one is with a continuous story and that is based on a book and it does seem that the narrative isn’t deviating from that of the book. The rest of the fictions are episodic. The channel has more non-fiction shows and that’s where things get interesting. Another thing that I’ve noticed is there are no brand commercials during breaks. The breaks are filled up with promos of other shows. So, hopefully no pressure from advertisers and no race for trps. Fingers crossed that it continues to be so. 🙂

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    indrani robbins
    April 27, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    durga, okay… good to know. i guess the ads will come later… and the trp tug. owned by mukesh ambani… makes me wonder. but if it works out, me very happy.

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