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Oprah Winfrey explores India in two-part series

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US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey's experiences on her maiden visit to India, connecting with people in the country right from slum-dwellers to the elites, will be shown as a two-part series on Discovery. The two part series will be aired on July 20 and 21. As part of her show Oprah's next Chapter, the 58-year-old TV mogul captured real India when she visited the country in January end.

Upon arrival in Mumbai, she visited the slums and met a family of five members living on a meagre salary. She was moved by the aspirations of the family which lives in a 10-foot-by-10-foot concrete room. Winfrey was also enthused by the close-knit Indian families when she visited an upper-middle-class family, which had four generations living happily under one roof.

Oprah Winfrey had her brush with Bollywood as well, attending a party people by Mumbai's glitterati including Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and others. She also met Aishwarya Rai and the Bachchan family. In the second episode of the series, Winfrey travels to Taj Mahal in Agra.

Her next destination was Jaipur, where she was invited to the Palace walls by the Royal Family. She also visited a shelter run by V Mohini Giri's Guild for Service in Vrindavan, which provides safe haven, job training and dignity to more than 100 displaced women.

However, Oprah Winfrey said, "After 25 years I got myself out of the studio chairs. I moved into the next chapter, and I am having more fun than ever - moving around the country and the world talking to people I'm really interested in getting to know and I think viewers will be, too. It is so energising to be out and about in the world exploring new people, new places and new ideas."

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