Documentaries that interests me:


Ancient India’s Inventions some of the greatest invention by Ancient Indian including world first modern City (harrappa and Mohonjo doro)

Science Safari— Showcasing advancement in Indian Science & Technology.

Nice guys finish first documentary film from BBC, based on one chapter of the same name from the Selfish Gene by Oxford Zoologist, Richard Dawkins.

Social Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, discusses his book “Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships”.

The Advertising World and the Human Ego, is very interesting documentary about how advertising is working on our human mind subconsciously and subliminal. Why and how are people attracted to advertised goods and services? With which tricks is advertising working to get you.!

The Century of the SELF – Happiness Machines, BBC Documentary about Adam Curtis’ acclaimed series examines the rise of the all-consuming self against the backdrop of the Freud dynasty. Sigmund Freud’s work into the bubbling and murky world of the subconscious changed the world. By introducing a technique to probe the unconscious mind, Freud provided useful tools for understanding the secret desires of the masses.

Part 2 — The Engineering of Consent, The programme explores how those in power in post-war America used Freud’s ideas about the unconscious mind to try and control the masses.

Part3 – Policeman Inside All Our Heads: He Must Be Destroyed, This programme shows how this rapidly developed in America through self-help movements like Werber Erhard’s Erhard Seminar Training – into the irresistible rise of the expressive self: the Me Generation.

Part4a – Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering,Part4b , Part4c , Part4d , Part4e , Part4f
This episode explains how politicians on the left, in both Britain and America, turned to the techniques developed by business to read and fulfil the inner desires of the self.

History Of Hacking, Documentary produced by Discovery Channel about the history of hacking, including interviews with Captain Crunch, Kevin Mitnick, and Steve Wozniak

Sigmund Freud – Analysis of a Mind, documentary reviews the career and personal life of the founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud. In 1881, Freud received his medical degree and initially sought work at Vienna General Hospital before setting up a private practice for the treatment of psychological disorders. In 1885, Freud went to Paris where he became familiar with the technique of hypnosis. He soon deemed the effects of hypnosis temporary and adopted an alternative method of treatment which involved “free association.” He also developed the notion that many phobias were rooted in traumatic childhood experiences.

Guns Germs and Steel – Part1 , Part2 , Part3. Jared Diamond’s journey of discovery began on the island of Papua New Guinea. There, in 1974, a local named Yali asked Diamond a deceptively simple question: “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo, but we black people had little cargo of our own?”

DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY: The Power of the Situation– program explores psychologists, attempts to understand human behavior within its broader social context. It also examines how beliefs and behavior can be influenced and manipulated by other people and subtle situational forces.


The Paradox of Choice – why More is Less , Google Talk seminar with Barry Schwartz, a sociology professor at Swarthmore College and author of The Paradox of Choice. In this talk, he persuasively explains how and why the abundance of choice in modern society is actually making us miserable.

Leveraging India As India Stands Up , Google Talk seminar with Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala is Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India. He explains Current India – what development are happening in India? How that can leveraged by global world ?

Steve Job’s speech at Stanford University, an amazing speech by Steve Jobs in Stanford University’s graduation ceremony.

Harsha Bhogle’s speech at IIM-A, an inspirational speech about Excellence.

Sugisivam (Tamil)Speech, an interesting and funny speech about Life’s Challenges.

Why Smart Executives Fail, seminar about the book and relates the stories of great business disasters and demonstrates the ways many businesses make themselves vulnerable to failure.

Philosophy & Sociology of Acting Good & Compassion by Daniel Goleman

Martin Seligman talks about psychology — as a field of study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. As it moves beyond a focus on disease, what can modern psychology help us to become.!

Instant Mix Imperial Democracy (Buy One Get One Free) Speech by Arundhati Roy at the Riverside Chruch in New York City.

Dan Dennett is a Tufts philosophy professor and cognitive scientist. His book, Breaking the Spell: Religion as a natural phenomenon calls for a rational examination of religion as a cultural phenomenon that has co-evolved over milennia to meet human needs.

History, Politics

The Story of #1, Terry Jones –writer and historian, best known for his work with the surreal comedy troupe, presents The Story of 1, a one-off BBC One documentary on the history of numbers in which he merges slapstick, quirky humour and learning.

Richard Nixon’s Watergate Interviews by Sir David FrostFrost-Nixon Interviews are now recognised as one of the great media events of the Twentieth Century. First broadcast in May 1977, they drew the biggest ever worldwide audience for a news interview. Forty-five million people watched in America alone. During twenty eight and three quarter gruelling hours, Frost questioned Nixon on everything from Vietnam to China, from abuse of power to the Final Days. But the most tense and gripping sessions were on Watergate. Two whole days were devoted to the subject. Never before and never afterwards would Nixon confront the issue of Watergate, particularly in a forum where he had no knowledge of the questions and no right even to see the edited programme before it was broadcast. A picture emerges of a White House under siege, of burglars and hush money, of a Nixon close to tears, having to sacrifice his closest aides culminating in the unprecedented sight of a President apologising to his people.

Untold Wonders of Southern India, Rararaja, one of famous Hindu King from Southern India and His Great works, Temples that he bulit.

The Story of India – Part1 , Part2 , Part3 , Part4 , Part5 ,
Part6 .. is a BBC TV documentary series, written and presented by historian Michael Wood, about the 10,000-year history of the Indian subcontinent in six episodes. It was originally aired on the BBC in six episodes in August and September 2007 as part of the BBC season “India and Pakistan 07”, which marked the 60 years independence of India and Pakistan. In the United States, PBS broadcast the series on three Mondays, January 5, 12 and 19, 2009 from 9 to 11 PM. An accompanying text was published by BBC Books.

India, Lost treasures of the ancient worldPart1, Part2, Part3, Part4, Part5
Discovery Channel Documentary explains India’s contribution as Mother of civilization.

Lost Treasures Of The Ancient World – Ancient Greece takes the viewer on an incredible journey to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Acropolis and The Parthenon – now and as they once were – and the majesty of the remains at Delphi, including the inspiring temple of Zeus. This documentary provides an over view of ancient Greek History and culture. It deals briefly with many significant events as well as aspects of religion and society.

Lost Treasures Of The Ancient World

Roman Empire in North Africa –
Japan –
Egypt –
Jerusalem –
China –
India –
Greece –
Dark Age England –
Empires In The Americas –
The Celts –

Why We Fight? ,BBC presents Why We Fight by Charlotte Street, a documentary on the commerce of war, and how the military industrial complex profits so much from war, that it must create wars to continue the growth of it’s business. A classic must-see film.

Mahatma – Life of Gandhi (1869-1948), All events and principles of Gandhi’s life as integrated parts of his truth-intoxicated life depicting permanent and universal values are explained.

Hilter’s Private World, when Adolf Hitler bought Eva Braun a movie camera, to film the people and parties which occurred at their Bavarian retreat, the technology to include synchronized sound had not yet been developed. o when soldiers discovered Hitler’s private home movies, in the Berlin bunker where the Nazi leader took his own life, the tantalizing clips they unearthed, featuring leading members of the SS in a more relaxed mode, remained silent for 60 years. Now, leading edge lip reading software has enabled German experts to re-voice these films and provide us with a chilling insight into Hitlers private world.

The Occult History of the Third Reich Adolf Hitler, Documentary narrates the influences of alternative belief systems (occult, paganism, mysticism, etc) on the Nazi ideology and Hitler’s personal philosophy. Also documents the history and development of the ideas and symbols that would be used along with eugenicist racial politics to perpetrate the murder and oppression of millions during World War II.

Rageh Inside Iran, Rageh Omaar embarks on a unique journey inside what he describes as one of the most misunderstood countries in the world, looking at the country through the eyes of people rarely heard – ordinary Iranians, portrayal of an energetic and vibrant country that is completely different to the usual images seen in the media.

The U.S. vs. John Lennon, is the documentary of Lennon’s transformation from loveable moptop to anti-war activist, and recounts the facts about Nixon’s campaign to deport him in 1972 in an effort to silence him as a voice of the peace movement. [ more @ US vs Lennon ]

WE. Featuring the words of Arundhati Roy, is fast-paced musical documentary that visualizes the words of Arundhati Roy, specifically her famous Come September speech.

The Tank Man @ Tiananmen Square in 1989, Tank Man, or the Unknown Rebel, is the nickname of an anonymous man who became internationally famous when he was videotaped and photographed during the Tiananmen Square protests on 5 June 1989. This Documentary tries to trace that legendary Tank Man and impact of his actions.


Ramayan is a successful Indian television series created in Hindi, written and directed by Ramanand Sagar. It is a television adaptation of the ancient Indian epic of the same name and is primarily based on Valmiki’s Ramayan and Tulsidas’ Ramcharitmanas.

Scientific Verification of Vedic Knowledge in Hinduism, vast number of statements and materials presented in the ancient Vedic literatures can be shown to agree with modern scientific findings and they also reveal a highly developed scientific content in these literatures. The great cultural wealth of this knowledge is highly relevant in the modern world.

Essence of Bhagavad Gita by Sugi Sivam, is very interesting(but long) speech by SugiSivam explains some basic essence of Bhagavad Gita.

Atheism: A Rough History Of Disbelief, BBC Jonathan Miller’s: A Brief History of Disbelief, is a 2005 documentary series conducted by Jonathan Miller for the BBC tracing the history of Atheism.

The Real Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has been a phenomenal success with millions of readers hooked, but what do historians think of the book? Discover the facts about the Holy Grail and cut through the thicket of mystery that surrounds the subject. The Real Da Vinci Code, a Wildfire Television production for Channel 4 first shown in February 2005 and will be rebroadcast on the Discovery Channel.

The Doomsday Code, Tony Robinson travels to America, the Middle East, the Mediterranean and Africa to gather evidence that might uncover the realities behind the prophecies contained within the Book of Revelation. He interviews people who believe millions will be spirited up to Heaven, Israel will fight a nuclear war, that the Secretary General of the UN will be unmasked as the Anti-Christ and the world will end after the Battle of Armageddon. Broadcast on Channel4, UK

Trouble with Atheism, Rod Liddle argues against those who turn to atheism for a rational and moderate approach to today’s problems, and says that atheism has high priests and dogmatic beliefs, just like fundamentalist religion. Broadcast on Channel4, UK

The Root of All Evil? — Part1- God Delusion, Part2 – Virus of Faith, The Root of All Evil? is a television documentary, written and presented by Richard Dawkins, in which he argues that the world would be better off without religion. God Delusion explores the unproven beliefs that are treated as factual by many religions and the extremes to which some followers have taken them. In The Virus of Faith, Dawkins opines that the moral framework of religions is warped, and argues against the religious indoctrination of children. The title of this episode comes from The Selfish Gene, in which Dawkins discussed the concept of memes

Children of Abraham: Part1, Part2, Part3
Features footage shot from Palestine, Bosnia and to find root of conflict between Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Part 1 features Turkey, Palestine and Jerusalem. The Muslims , Christians and Jews there. Baruch Goldstein the Jewish terrorist is mentioned and extremist fanatical zionist Jews seen. Some of the Zionists discuss how they would dismantle the Muslim mosques. Part 2, features Palestine, this time has Joseph Cohen (Yusuf al-Khattab).. the orthodox Jew from New York, who migrated to Israel with his Jewish family, and later he and his family became Muslim and now live in East Jerusalem. Umm Qara students in Egypt shown.Part 3, features Muslims in Bosnia and how the people are trying to put their lives back together after the dreadful war there.

The Life of Buddha this BBC documentary explain Buddha Life journey.

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Links that Worth a look:
more Documentaries @ Google Videos
Best of Google Videos
more Documentaries
TED – Ideas worth spreading – Videos/talks
Free University in Internet

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