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The gripping tale of a London-based girl, Ruhi who is drawn towards the facets of Punjabi Indian Culture, ultimately taking her to the roots where she belongs to...
Concept & Story: RUHI had grown up wearing her best dresses to Sunday Mass at the church they attended in downtown London. She was the only daughter of JOHN and LINDA, an upper middle class white family residing in England. Yet in all her growing up years, she inexplicably was drawn to many facets of the PUNJABI INDIAN culture that was very abundantly on display at various corners of England. The music fascinated her, the aroma of spices, the fabric and the dresses, the colors everything seemed to have some kind of meaning to her though she could not explain why. LINDA seemed to avoid any conversation about INDIA and even JOHN who was an otherwise liberal man seemed to clam down on the mention of INDIA. Overtime, the Gurbani from local Gurudwara started to haunt yet attract her.

Then one day RUHI comes to know that, she was half-INDIAN and JOHN was actually her stepfather. LINDA had once been married to RANDHEER - a SIKH and RUHI was their daughter. RANDHEER's mother had refused to accept this relationship and had insulted LINDA when they had visited Punjab just before RUHI was born. After that their marriage disintegrated, they divorced, and RANDHEER requested LINDA to raise RUHI without telling her about her INDIAN origins for reasons best known to him.

Traumatised RUHI is drawn towards PUNJAB where she knows her biological father lives. She decides to go to PUNJAB to search for some explanation to the primeval pull that she feels, the inexplicable draw towards PUNJAB that has always lurked in her subconscious.

RUHI lands in PUNJAB to a huge extended family completely hostile to her. Moreover, a culture that is so alien to her that she does not know whether she will survive another day here. We look at PUNJAB and the culture of its landlords who staunchly hold on to their traditional methods of life. We explore PUNJABIYAT, the term, which defines PUNJABI culture in INDIA like never done before.

The pastoral way of life where the same brawn and the raw emotions that have managed to reap millions from what seems like unyielding plain raw earth, describes daily living. Every expression is like primeval scream of the farmer who heaves up a stone stuck in his field. Loud, animalistic, passionate, boisterous yet innately human and poignant where both pain and happiness is expressed in equal gusto and aggression. From a very rational state of mind that RUHI carries, PUNJAB and its people look to be simply surreal and childlike in their possessiveness and their hatreds. RUHI inherits not only the wrath of the family, she also inherits the decades old rivalries, she inherits their pains, their angst, their hopes and their dreams. Though the family outwardly does not accept her but in true PUNJABI tradition she is a guest whose honor is sacrosanct and they would kill for her, though never talk to her. She gets embroiled in their charades, in their intrigues and in their pains, yet she is a far cry from being accepted.

And the abundance of ceremonies, such an integral part of PUNJABIAT, in the beginning seem absurd and illogical to RUHI. However slowly she starts understanding the emotional foundations behind those ceremonies and she herself becomes an expert in them. It is a journey for RUHI from rationality and skepticism to accepting and understanding an emotional way of life. AND herein the serial differs from others. It does not talk about right and wrong, it just shows a way of life in all its dramatic hues. The choice to accept or reject is yours. And RUHI falls in love with not just PUNJAB but with a boy from the family with whom her own family has had traditional rivalry. And all hell threatens to break lose.

The novelty of this serial lies in the exploration of the way and life of pastoral and feudal PUNJAB. A PUNJAB on the verge of change and desperately tying to ward off the western influences, Punjabis desperately trying to hold on to their quaint cultural idioms, their ethos, their unshakeable belief in the hierarc
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TIDTopic SubjectStart DateLast Entry
260259Story & Concept4/18/2006 3:43:22 AM1/3/2007 8:14:20 AM
260280Article -New Tandon in tellyland...4/18/2006 4:15:46 AM5/22/2006 5:45:21 PM
260285Sarrkkar producer Goswami's next show...4/18/2006 4:18:07 AM5/22/2006 5:49:33 PM
260376Introduce yourself4/18/2006 6:03:57 AM5/22/2006 5:52:01 PM
260511New Serial4/18/2006 8:45:08 AM5/22/2006 5:53:23 PM
260560Time4/18/2006 9:47:37 AM5/22/2006 5:56:20 PM
260654ADHM-Picture Gallery(NO COMMENTS)4/18/2006 11:21:10 AM2/28/2007 2:30:12 AM
260769ADHM articles-no comments4/18/2006 1:26:52 PM1/9/2007 7:36:39 AM
261001A return to the roots4/18/2006 6:20:48 PM4/20/2006 5:43:24 PM
261593Nauheed Cyrusi's apology letter4/19/2006 9:31:29 AM4/20/2006 5:48:13 PM
261596Lekh Tandon returns to TV4/19/2006 9:33:47 AM4/27/2006 11:46:36 AM
261740let's play a game...4/19/2006 11:30:16 AM4/26/2006 3:41:28 PM
263128luck by chance4/20/2006 11:37:35 PM4/27/2006 3:07:24 PM
263229Information About ADHM Timings In UK!!!!!4/21/2006 3:05:03 AM4/27/2006 11:11:40 AM
263952new promo video4/21/2006 10:06:39 PM4/27/2006 11:03:57 AM
264001What is..?4/21/2006 11:26:38 PM4/26/2006 1:40:15 PM
264045I remember this show..4/22/2006 12:57:11 AM4/27/2006 11:32:35 AM
264600Concept and Story4/22/2006 4:55:11 PM4/27/2006 10:59:45 AM
264833Rusty's Voice4/23/2006 12:47:12 AM4/26/2006 7:21:35 PM
264895ADHM Archive Updates- No Comments4/23/2006 3:26:35 AM3/1/2007 7:15:29 PM
264896ADMH Archive Videos- No Comments4/23/2006 3:27:38 AM2/21/2007 8:26:29 PM
264976wht do u thimk4/23/2006 7:04:45 AM4/27/2006 3:09:46 PM
265277how can rusty speak hindi??4/23/2006 4:38:27 PM4/27/2006 11:37:22 AM
265796April 24 Picture's.4/24/2006 11:13:27 AM4/28/2006 1:41:40 PM
266020Discussion on 1st Episode4/24/2006 3:43:13 PM4/26/2006 9:59:08 AM
266093am new =))4/24/2006 5:40:37 PM4/25/2006 5:13:45 PM
266223Plz upload the link again4/24/2006 9:36:06 PM4/27/2006 10:53:18 AM
266285Did you like the first episode!!!???4/24/2006 11:19:10 PM4/24/2006 11:19:10 PM
266582new to this forum!!4/25/2006 7:31:50 AM4/30/2006 5:52:16 AM
266662Updater Needed !! PLZ READ4/25/2006 9:01:10 AM4/25/2006 9:51:20 AM
266691When it's repeat telecast??4/25/2006 9:41:50 AM4/26/2006 5:59:14 PM
266753waste of time dumb show4/25/2006 10:49:51 AM4/26/2006 7:34:08 PM
266757Update: April 24, 2006 (First Episode)4/25/2006 10:53:26 AM4/28/2006 12:21:07 AM
266883Saumya Tandon of Aisa Des Hai Mera4/25/2006 2:44:35 PM4/26/2006 1:09:49 PM
266897what time does adhm come on4/25/2006 3:05:02 PM4/26/2006 1:10:52 PM
266973What do u think4/25/2006 5:05:17 PM4/25/2006 5:56:11 PM
267058No video4/25/2006 8:23:26 PM4/26/2006 12:56:03 PM
267085DERS NO UPDATE TOO FOR DA DAY?4/25/2006 9:14:05 PM4/26/2006 12:39:01 PM
267468Update: April 25, 20064/26/2006 9:21:16 AM4/28/2006 12:43:31 AM
267525Aisa Des...stars prefer '9 to 10' block4/26/2006 9:56:05 AM4/26/2006 11:29:47 AM
267615April 26 picture's.4/26/2006 11:34:03 AM4/26/2006 12:09:59 PM
267829Stick 2 Hindi or 2 English4/26/2006 4:12:29 PM4/30/2006 6:15:33 PM
267833Weird blooper4/26/2006 4:24:15 PM4/27/2006 7:08:11 PM
267847Rusty4/26/2006 4:38:32 PM4/27/2006 10:14:51 AM
267851The show4/26/2006 4:42:44 PM4/27/2006 10:26:51 AM
267929Sony PlZZZZZZZZZZZ take this stupid show4/26/2006 7:25:45 PM4/27/2006 10:12:21 AM
267975Lols, she automatically speaks Hindi4/26/2006 8:56:30 PM4/27/2006 5:56:11 PM
267986Friends4/26/2006 9:20:50 PM4/27/2006 5:57:17 PM
267990Update: April 26, 20064/26/2006 9:31:59 PM4/28/2006 12:55:45 AM
268325Not Bad!!4/27/2006 8:07:48 AM5/8/2006 7:47:31 PM
26849927th april snaps4/27/2006 1:06:32 PM4/28/2006 7:56:18 AM
268526April 27 picture's.4/27/2006 1:41:07 PM4/30/2006 1:25:34 PM
268576hit or flop4/27/2006 3:02:23 PM4/29/2006 12:12:54 PM
268793Aisa Des Hai Mera - Launch Party Pics-4/27/2006 8:25:37 PM4/29/2006 6:15:54 AM
268819Update: April 27, 20064/27/2006 9:11:50 PM4/28/2006 7:51:33 AM
268884Kabhi To Nazar Milao Starting Next Week!!4/27/2006 11:04:28 PM4/29/2006 2:20:01 AM
268925OVERRATED PROMOS4/28/2006 1:29:34 AM5/1/2006 7:46:25 AM
269815where is pawan???????4/29/2006 3:24:27 AM5/7/2006 6:04:02 PM
269986Aisa Des...stars prefer '9 to 10' block a4/29/2006 8:54:31 AM5/1/2006 3:45:22 PM
270362Good Bad?4/29/2006 8:20:54 PM5/2/2006 5:14:56 PM
270532Western lifestyle, eastern values4/30/2006 5:40:12 AM4/30/2006 2:09:02 PM
270758Western lifestyle, eastern values4/30/2006 8:57:08 AM5/2/2006 5:24:52 PM
270761In love with poetry and sports4/30/2006 8:59:21 AM5/2/2006 8:51:17 AM
270953the cast4/30/2006 4:25:25 PM5/2/2006 8:42:27 AM
271877Latest video5/1/2006 9:50:26 PM5/2/2006 3:17:24 PM
272058Rusty5/2/2006 2:58:56 AM5/7/2006 5:41:36 PM
272442Update: May 1, 20065/2/2006 2:25:12 PM5/7/2006 6:08:00 PM
272527Banner Contest and suggestions5/2/2006 4:57:18 PM5/9/2006 6:41:38 PM
272546Predictions Predicitions!5/2/2006 5:10:04 PM5/7/2006 5:57:23 PM
272549Explainations!5/2/2006 5:22:46 PM5/7/2006 5:59:18 PM
2725779 se 105/2/2006 6:34:00 PM5/9/2006 7:23:39 PM
272642May 1 picture's.5/2/2006 8:14:46 PM5/10/2006 11:02:00 AM
272665Western Article, eastern values--Article5/2/2006 8:48:33 PM5/7/2006 6:10:17 PM
273061Update: May 2, 20065/3/2006 11:56:13 AM5/7/2006 5:47:01 PM
273112on a a scale 1-10 how would u rate ADHM5/3/2006 1:14:13 PM5/8/2006 11:10:47 PM
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