A close encounter with an encounter specialist.
The film Gangajal was based on the life of a real police officer. Shashi Bhushan Sharma is that police officer. An encounter specialist from Bihar, he is responsible for getting numerous dangerous criminals off the streets in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
In a long and glorious career with various divisions of the police force, Shashi Bhushan Sharma has won almost every medal that a police officer can win. He’s received the President’s Medal for Gallantry four times, along with several other awards for meritorious service. We spoke to him about how he came to be in this dangerous line of work, and what it has meant to him.
Outside the metros and beyond the urban jungle live the sons and daughters of India’s heartland. This series tells their stories. 101 Heartland celebrates both unique communities and individual tales of hope, struggle, and reform. From the village of Bouncers just outside Delhi to the fascinating story of Ram Kumar Tyagi, once a wanted man but now a coach for aspiring female wrestlers, 101 Heartland tells stories for the heart, from the heartland.
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101India is youth focused YouTube channel serving entertaining videos trying to connect urban Indian audiences. Created by a team of youth television experts, film makers, writers, bloggers, animators, designers. 101India aims to give you a mix of humor, music, travel, people profiles, alternate sports and food. We believe in embracing our differences and celebrating them because this keeps us unique and diverse. Satire and humor are powerful tools for social change and we use this in our content to create movements for change. We want to encourage a freer flow of information and dialogue and our human stories videos are based on culture, sub culture and counter culture.