Are we suffering from a poverty of spirit, or are Doordarshan's coffers genuinely in a depleted state? Whichever be the case, producers of issue- based programmes are having a tough time pushing their 'goods' in the market. This committed lot is left with no other choice but to sell its creativity to foreign companies. K Vikram Singh of Cine Arts India has had to sell the 13-part serial Kahin Ek Gaon (depicting the life and work of Anna Sahib Hazare, the environmentalist and social reformer of Maharashtra), for a price that failed to cover the cost of production.
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