NDTV lines up special programmes to raise a toast to 2008

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New Delhi, Dec 30 (UNI) As the world gears up to ring out the ongoing year and raise a toast to 2008, NDTV, a leading news and infotainment network, will dish out a bouquet of special shows on its three leading news channels NDTV 24x7, NDTV India and NDTV Profit.

The slew of special programmes on this special day will review the year gone by, its milestones and benchmarks and pave a vision for the coming year to give the viewers a wholesome perspective and infotainment.

As part of the celebrations of New Year, NDTV India celebrates the undaunted spirit of life in the special programme 'Shuruat Toh Karo'.

The show has the wife of a fighter pilot posted in Nicobar -- who lost his life saving people during tsunami disaster -- as the special guest sharing her late husband's philosophy of living life fully instead of giving up on it.

Following the same philosophy, she overcame the trauma of losing her husband while she was seven months pregnant and had to raise her daughter. She is now participating with both her children in a dance competition (Boogie-Woogie) and is amongst the eight finalists.

The programme is to be beamed on NDTV India at 1130 hrs on December 31.

This will be followed by the channel's another enchanting programme -- '60 Years of Music' - which encapsulates Bollywoods' music moving through different eras.

The show ( Dec. 31 at 1230 hrs) tracks the ups and downs, the musical legends of each era and the adaptations of different styles according to the decades that Bollywood music went through from Independence to now.

The Overall Year-ender 'Saat Ka Safar' will feature seven topics from as many fields, ranging from the flip side of politics to the funny side of business, with topics like 'How Bush didn't wage a single war this year?' or that 'Musharraf got a new suit' and 'A new adhesive called Mayacol - a Fevicol that Mayawati gets with her as she sticks to her seat'.

Viewers can also take a sneak-peak through a comic spectrum of seven different topics from seven different fields on last year's events on New Year's eve - December 31 at 1400 hrs on the same channel.

NDTV 24x7 will telecast a special Year-ender show 'Rewind 2007' -- anchored by Vikram Chandra -- which looks back at the most talked about events last year on politics, international affairs and on newsmakers.

The year-ender looks at the rise of a Dalit leader Mayawati, firebrand Narendra Modi, the big deal at the national level 'The Indo-US Nuclear Deal', fight for democracy in Pakistan and other topics like the final Harry Potter book, the sublime Irom Sharmila to how Shilpa Shetty suddenly rose to become the Bollywood queen.

The programme, which provides a comprehensive perspective on the year gone by, is to be shown on December 31 at 2000 hrs.

'NDTV Profit' will present a half-hour show 'Business of 2007', which reviews the entire year to bring forward the biggest moments of business world in 2007 -- the year of the bulls when the Indian stock markets broke new records on a weekly basis.

The show looks back at the reasons and the excitement along with the sceptics who questioned the meteoric rise of the markets at every stage and the record level of foreign investments in the country.

'Business of 2007' also provides an insight into the most crucial business events of the year 2007 that saw the country take a step towards becoming an economic superpower and the most attractive destination for inbound M&As.

A special episode of NDTV Profit's 'D Street: Setting Sail for 2008' on stock markets will air the biggest voices on Dalal Street helping the viewer make sense of the phenomenal returns they earned and the possibility of its replication in 2008.

'D Street: Setting Sail for 2008' explores the reasons behind the boom in the Indian stock markets, and tries to foresee if it will gain greater heights or fizzle out in the next year. The show will also have the big investment ideas for 2008 by identifying potential stocks and sectors.

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