NewsX team reached Kusha (the breach site in Nepal) after a month of KOSI deluge, when most of the media reports were done with. Since the mandate from the channel was to go beyond showing the misery of the people which has already been covered, the team went beyond covering the catastrophe by carrying out extensive investigation with engineers, local people and digging deep into historical records and satellite images. The programme brought out stunning revelations about the cause of the flood. The NewsX team was first to reveal that the course of the river was changed way back in 60’s when the Birpur barrage was constructed; a plan which the engineers ordained displacing thousands of people, and the same people who lost their life and livelihood again in 2008 when the river disobeyed the human intervention and returned to its original course leading to devastating floods.
The documentary takes the viewers through the history and present of the river and lives around it while pointing out that it was human arrogance which wanted to tame the Kosi and eventually paid a heavy price for it.