Slumdogs and Millionaires


If the portrait of India in this movie mystifies you, this series of short documentary videos from National Geographic offers some explanations. 

Focussing on the seismic changes coming about as a result of the Golden Quadrilateral, a wildly ambitious superhighway project that will finally link the major cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Mumbai, the videos help you understand the pride of a young woman earning her living for the first time, the frustration of poor farmers losing their lands to a new auto plant, the stunning prosperity of families in million-dollar subdivisions, and the loneliness of long-distance truck drivers who describe their jobs as the filthiest in India.


From the Upcoming Queue, submitted by Marilyn Terrell.

Newest 3
Newest 3 Comments

Alex, what is there to be repulsed about; these people are the finest examples of hard-work, honesty and a life of achievement. I resent your choice of words here, even if they were well meant to begin with.

Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
We are repulsed at the thought of how poorly these people live, but I think we have to keep in mind that there has been progress in improving their lives. Yes, they are poor but they were far worse before.

A nation does not become wealthy overnight.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Commenting is closed.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Slumdogs and Millionaires"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More