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Recommended Engagements during Lockdown

16 May 2020

Amidst these bizarre times, we all have had much to experience – both the highs of being able to spend long hours with our families, being able to play with our children like we could never do before and the lows of feeling anxious, uncertain and bored occasionally. 

During the lockdown, children and parents are spending more time watching content online and it would be worthwhile to share a list which we have collated from different platforms. The list has contents which is appropriate for children as well as parents. It is both informative and entertaining.  

Do enjoy watching the recommended content.

Netflix:

Our planet: It is probably one of the best documentary series ever made on the diversity of habitats around the world. Some of the shots in the series were captured for the first time ever. Immaculate narration by Sir David Attenborough is an added bonus. 

Stephen Fry in America: Stephen Fry, an actor, comedian and writer par excellence travels through the 50 states of America in a ‘London Cab’. Proud citizens show Stephen their country as he drives across the continent, uncovering the differences that make each state individual and the similarities that make America distinct.

Kindness Diaries: Leon Logothetis a global adventurer, writer and a motivational speaker, travels through the world in a vintage motorcycle and a classic VW beetle, relying solely on the kindness, generosity and love of people unknown. An inspiring series which influences our ways of looking at the world. 

Inside Bill’s Brain – Decoding Bill Gates: This three-part documentary-series explores the mind and motivations of the celebrated tech visionary, business leader and philanthropist, Bill Gates.

World War II in Colour: Documentary telling the full story of World War II with the aid of rare and unseen archive footage, recently released official documents, modern colorization techniques, state-of-the-art satellite-delivered terrain mapping and graphics.

Becoming: A documentary that follows the former United States First Lady Michelle Obama as she goes on a tour to promote her best-selling memoir of the same name. Described by the author as a deeply personal experience, the book talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother.

A Plastic Ocean: In this adventure documentary, Craig Leeson teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.

Chef’s Table: Some of the most renowned chefs in the world share their deeply personal stories, inspirations, and unique styles. Each chef’s discipline and culinary talent is explored while he or she prepares an awe-inspiring creation. A must watch for the food lovers.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: A 13-year-old boy is thrown out of the school he loves when his family can no longer afford the fees. He sneaks into the library and learns how to build a windmill to save his village from a famine.

Formula 1 – Drive to Survive: This docuseries gives viewers exclusive, intimate access to the people in one of the world’s greatest racing competitions. “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” reveals the true story of the high-octane sport, which goes beyond the fight to be No. 1.

Amazon Prime: 

The Grand Tour: This is a British motoring television series, created by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. A fulfilled and witty series for the car enthusiasts. 

Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse: Join the adventure as chef, restaurateur and author Emeril Lagasse goes on a food-fueled adventure with the world’s most celebrated chefs, from Cuba to South Korea.

Poorna: It is a true story of the youngest girl in history to climb Mt. Everest – a 13 year old tribal and her journey from a village in Telangana to the top of the world.  

Harmony with A.R.Rehman: This is a curated exploration of the past and future of Indian music through the eyes of A. R. Rahman. India’s rich musical heritage is viewed through the prism of four specially curated instruments and vocal traditions, selected in order to represent the geographic and historic diversity of the country.

The Birth of Empire – The East India Company: Dan Snow travels through India in the footsteps of the company that revolutionized the British lifestyle and laid the foundations of today’s global trading systems. 

The World Of StonehengeNeil Oliver continues his journey through the world of Ancient Britain as he encounters an age of cosmological priests and some of the greatest monuments of the Stone Age, including Stonehenge itself. 

Glorious Gardens From Above: Horticulturist Christine Walkden embarks on a journey to explore Britain’s gardens and countryside from a hot-air balloon.

Inside the Human Body: Using spectacular graphics based on the latest science and stories of remarkable people around the world, Michael Mosley takes us on a fantastic voyage through our inner universe.

Attenborough – 60 years in the wild: The Earth has undergone significant changes over the past few decades. David Attenborough, a naturalist, analyses the various alterations in nature which he has witnessed during his 60-year career.

Cosmic Vistas: A brilliant series covering the amazing world of outer space. 

Additionally, we also recommend encouraging our children to watch TED TALKS (https://www.ted.com/talks). 

It has some amazing and insightful content on a variety of topics. 

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