Asia Business News India is bringing the celebrations of India's Golden Jubilee to millions of televisions world-wide, with a series of special episodes of India Talks, "The State Of The Nation". The special episodes will be broadcast on ABNi every Friday evening at 10pm IST, starting on the 15th of August, 1997, and repeated at 11:30pm IST the same evening.

The special series features discussions / interviews with prominent Indian personalities in various walks of life. the discussions will deal with issues that have dominated the nation's psyche for the last 50 years. While looking back into the past, the programs will project into the future.