1. With a population of over one billion people dispersed throughout 4,635 distinct people groups, speaking over 1,600 languages, and believing in at least twelve different official religions, India is proud to maintain relative unity amongst such rich diversity.

    India can also boast about being one of the world’s top ten industrialized nations. Yet its population growth rises as fast as its economic growth, and with seventy percent of its people dependent on agriculture and a sixty one percent literacy rate (only one in three women can read), its people suffer under one of the world’s lowest per capita income levels.

    However, God is at work from the small, traditional Indian villages to the gargantuan cosmopolitan cities.

    Radio broadcasts in the northern regions reach and disciple illiterate and isolated Christians throughout the week who need to walk three miles to reach the nearest church.

    Gospel tracts, which cost less than a penny to produce, fuel a church movement in Himachal Pradesh.

    Small women’s fellowship groups faithful in prayer and fasting report healing miracles and an upsurge in conversions in small Assam villages.

    In Delhi, where over half of the population lives in large slums filled with pollution, disease, crime and hopelessness, orphans raised in Christian orphanages dedicate their lives to Christ and proceed to witness in desperate neighborhoods and lead hope-filled churches.

    But as Christ and the gospel of peace defeat and replace powerless superstition, age-old tradition and satanic strongholds, the enemy resists.

    Christians face violent persecution in almost every prefecture and converts are threatened with loosing their status, jobs homes and lives. Poverty, cultural barriers, illiteracy, religious opposition and a rigid class system pose tremendous obstacles to the gospel. Yet, dedicated Indians empowered by the Holy Spirit and made powerful by the grace, peace and strength of Christ are and will continue to reach the smallest hamlet and the mightiest city.

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  2. Enslavement. Trafficking. Bondage. For most of us, these evil practices seem like wretched memories from a less-enlightened time. Yet the reality is that today heartless criminals are exploiting the vulnerable in ways that are nearly beyond description. And few are more defenseless than young girls -- many sold by their own parents who tragically consider their daughters a liability and a curse.

    Discover what you can do to help these desperate girls and young women discover God's boundless love for them. Like Lakshmi, they will only learn of the salvation Jesus freely offers by reading of His unconditional love and care for them. And this will only happen for the many school drop-out girls if they are able to complete their education and learn to read. By equipping them with literacy skills and vocational training, they will be able to better meet the challenges they are certain to face and to escape the vicious circle of grinding poverty and prostitution. After all, God's Word empowers and transforms people from all walks of life and social strata.

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  3. In the city of Varanasi there are many suburban areas that remain in ignorance and marginalization from the rest of Indian society. The families of the slums are living in extreme poverty, deficient health and dedicated to very low-paid jobs traditionally regarded as "unclean" by the upper castes.
    The 'untouchables' (the name assigned by the Hindu society) are repudiated, insulted and excluded.
    Illiteracy makes impossible the progress of the children, being forced to work for the sustenance of the family from an early age.
    Terra Incognita is a short documentary about the life of a suburban family. A life subjected to social discrimination and the struggle for survival.
    Jahima and their children are engaged in collecting garbage, while the householder, Purbha, works as a rickshaw.

    After living with them and enter their circle of trust from working with the NGO Seed for Change, born this audiovisual piece.

    Genre: Documentary
    Duration: 25'07''
    Director: Vanessa Escuer

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  4. Scored this short segment from 'Dilli', a multiple-award winning documentary that has played in over 50 international film festivals across North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia.

    The film brings out a stark difference between the city's 'Development' and the plight of its homeless.

    Directed by Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas

    Produced by Robin Raina

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