India is the fastest growing economy in the world. In the past two years, the country even managed to benefit from the global crude oil price crash. The largest democracy on earth has a young and vibrant population and is poised for a technological boom. As it opens up to a globalised world, India still has a depth of history and intensity of culture that awes and fascinates tourists from all parts of the world.
During the half-hour special, CNN’s Indian-born Fareed Zakaria speaks with some of India’s key figures including:
Coming from different professional branches, the portrayed personalities try to find out if now is India’s big chance. Viewers can join the conversation about the show's topics during the broadcast via Twitter by using the hashtag, #FZGPS.
Airtimes (New Delhi/Mumbai) Airtimes (North America)
Saturday June 11 at 1900 IST Saturday June 11 at 0930 EDT
Sunday June 12 at 1100 IST Sunday June 12 at 0130 EDT
Monday June 13 at 0000 IST Sunday June 12 at 1430 EDT
Tuesday June 14 at 2200 IST Tuesday June 14 at 1230 EDT
Wednesday June 15 at 1400 IST Wednesday June 15 at 0430 EDT
Interview to Premiere on CNN’s NEW DAY on CNN/U.S.
FAREED ZAKARIA GPS Global Television Exclusive
President Barack Obama will sit down with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria for a wide-ranging interview from New Delhi as the President concludes his state visit to India.
Portions of the interview will air first on CNN’s NEW DAY on Tuesday, January 27, beginning at 6:00amET and then air throughout the day on programs across CNN, CNN International, CNN en Espanol, and on CNN.com.
The full interview will air on CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS international affairs program on Sunday, February 1st on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.
Interview topics will include U.S.-India relations, the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, recent terrorism events in the Middle East and Africa, the long conflict in Ukraine, the fall of the U.S.-allied government of Yemen, and more.
In September 2014, Fareed Zakaria was the first person to interview Prime Minister Modi since Mr. Modi’s election as Prime Minister of India.
AIRTIMES FOR NEW DAY
In the United States on Tuesday, January 27 (U.S. Eastern Time):
AIRTIMES FOR FAREED ZAKARIA GPS
In the United States:
Saturday, January 31
Sunday, February 01 (Eastern Time):
FAREED ZAKARIA GPS Global Television Exclusive
Premieres Sunday, Sept. 21
As he prepares for his first address before the world stage of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will sit down with Fareed Zakaria for a global exclusive and wide-ranging interview to air on CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS international affairs program on Sunday, Sept. 21.
The interview was taped on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Prime Minister’s official residence at 7 Race Course Road in New Delhi, and marks Modi’s first since he was elected Prime Minister of India.
Prime Minister Modi discusses India’s economic growth, relations with China and the United States, terrorism, and more.
In India on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 (Indian Standard Time):
In the United States on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 (Eastern Time):
CNN’s and TIME’s Fareed Zakaria travels to and across India for an extraordinarily insightful look at the world’s largest democracy from the inside – its complexities, challenges, and achievements. The one-hour in-depth special report, India at a Crossroads – A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special will debut Sunday, Dec. 29 at 10:00am and 1:00pm on CNN/U.S. It will air on CNN International at 7:00am and 3:00pm. All times Eastern.
To give global viewers greater perspective into the opportunities and obstacles faced by the one-sixth of humanity that is India, Zakaria spoke with leaders in business, politics, Bollywood, and more. For insights on India’s multicultural, multi-class, multilingual, multi-religious society, Zakaria spoke with: the Deputy Chairman of India’s Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia; chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Limited Mukesh Ambani, the wealthiest man in India; actress and human rights activist Shabana Azmi; former CEO for Procter & Gamble in India Gurcharan Das; politician and anti-corruption activist, Arvind Kerjriwal; actor and talk show host Aamir Khan; tech entrepreneur Nandan Nilekani; Member of Parliament from the Indian state of Odisha, Jay Panda; and chairman emeritus of India’s largest conglomerate, the Tata Group, Ratan Tata. FULL POST
Mukesh Ambani is India's wealthiest man and runs a conglomerate with significant energy holdings. He had not granted a television interview in 10 years prior to speaking recently to CNN's Fareed Zakaria for this weekend's 'FAREED ZAKARIA GPS' program. Zakaria asked Ambani about his outlook on the global economy, specifically the American economy, and his response included a prediction about America's energy future. Below, is an excerpt of the interview:
FAREED ZAKARIA, Host 'FAREED ZAKARIA GPS': Tell me, you have a vantage point to look at the global economy. You run India’s largest company. Where do you think we are, um, five years after the financial crisis began?
MUKESH AMBANI, CHAIRMAN, RELIANCE INDUSTRIES: Well, I’m more optimistic than most. And, my view is that this year, we will see the beginning of a recovery, particularly in the U.S. FULL POST