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  • India’s transport infrastructure is creaking with the sheer number of people on the road.

  • Let’s take a look at new innovations that are trying to harness the power of shunya to improve Indian infrastructure.

  • Access to sustainable electricity for every household remains a distant dream.

  • According to 2011 census, more than 77 million houses in India rely on kerosene for lighting.

  • India urgently needs highly productive renewable energy sources that don’t imate toxic pollutants.

  • By 2020 India is set to become the youngest country with half the population under the age of 25.

  • India urgently needs highly productive renewable energy sources that don’t emit toxic pollutants

  • Quest to eliminate hunger and lack of nutrition in times of technology and innovation

  • The world health organization estimates that the quarter of the world’s disease burden is due to contamination of water, air, soil, food and more. Safety is single most fundamental part of living.

  • Meet innovative companies striving to achieve “Zero waterborne diseases” & “Zero Contamination”.

  • Revolutionising agriculture is crucial for India’s economic growth.

  • Watch Innovators and companies striving to achieve “Zero Water Waste” & “Zero Water Shortage".

  • Agriculture is a critical factor in shaping India’s economy, growth and development. Producing a healthy, resilient and a pest free harvest is still a challenge for India.

  • Watch how companies and innovators strive to avert a potential water crisis.

  • Can we build a bigger and better India without giving up on green? Find out.

  • Watch companies harness the power of science to unlock ‘Zero Energy Buildings’ and ‘Zero Energy Waste’.

  • 94% of the waste we generate is disposed of and less than 20% of domestic and 50% of industrial wastewater is treated.Can science and technology be used to reverse this waste management crisis.

  • Watch top innovators as they try to reverse the waste management crisis in India.

  • Meet innovators who are on a quest for ‘Zero Carbon Footprints’ and ‘Zero Carbon Emissions’.

  • Watch innovators take up the challenge of arresting climate changes in India.

  • Let’s take a closer look at how innovation plays an important role in overcoming challenges of Indian agriculture.

  • Despite India’s impressive global ranking in terms of food output. India is still the world’s Hunger Capital.27% of the world’s under fed and undernourished people are in India.

  • Can innovation help us achieve Shunya poverty in education? Let’s find out.

  • Can science and technology help us reach zero education poverty? Let’s find out.

  • Let’s find out how innovative thinking can change the face of healthcare in India.

  • The world health organization projects that over the next 10 yrs over 60 million people will die from a chronic illness in India.

  • Opening episode of Quest for Zero – Season 2 throws light on air pollution, the fifth biggest threat to people living in India.

  • India’s air quality has slipped 32 ranks in the World Health Organisation Global Environment report. Pollution levels are all time high in our cities, in our water and in the air we breathe.

  • Join Manvi Dhillon in the Quest for Zero as India moves towards zero everything that hampers our growth.

  • In the season finale, panelists discuss and analyze various opportunities, challenges and solutions to achieve India’s Quest for Zero.

  • With India growing at an exponential rate, can we strive towards zero workplace injuries and zero ineffectiveness?

  • Watch India’s leading visionaries take the herculean task of increasing agricultural produce head on.

  • In episode 13, we take a look at sustainable methods adopted by companies and individuals to abate the growing risk of pollution.

  • This episode highlights efforts taken today to achieve zero nutrition deficiency.

  • This episode showcases measures taken to achieve zero wastage of water with zero contamination.

  • Innovators show how sustainable techniques can be used for effective mobility and, in the process, achieve zero negative environmental impact.

  • In this episode, we examine how India will continue to keep its burdening population safer with each day.

  • Can innovative techniques ensure a steady growth of energy supply in the long term? Find out in this episode.

  • This episode takes a look at case  studies that are pushing the green limits for sustainable design, buildings and communities.

  • Episode 6 focuses on solutions to ensure uninterrupted power supply and achieve zero power shortage.

  • As waste becomes more of an issue, innovation in recycling plastics and e-waste look to help bring the problem of excessive waste to zero.

  • Discover innovations and science-powered solutions of companies in the healthcare sector.

  • The third episode focuses on the manufacturing sector and its efforts to achieve zero workplace injuries and zero negative environmental impact.

  • Watch dairy industries work towards the goal of zero wastage and zero milk spoilage across India.

  • The Quest for Zero series premiere gives viewers a sneak-peek into the challenges showcased over the course of Season 1.

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The Power of Shunya honored as Gold Stevie award winner in the Marketing Campaign of the Year - Agricultural / Industrial / Building category at the 11th Annual International Business Awards.

The Power of Shunya wins the Silver Abby for the Best Non Fiction Program Series of Film at Goa Fest 2014.

The Power of Shunya wins four gold medals at DMAi Echo Awards in India.


DuPont, in collaboration with Times Television Network, presents The Power of Shunya™, an exploration of the companies, the minds and the innovations working together to ensure that India can achieve maximum progress with zero negative impact on its people and its environment. “Shunya,” the Hindi word for “zero,” is an ancient idea that once stood for “nothing.” Over time, the concept has been expanded to include a wide variety of initiatives to change India for the better.

At its core, The Power of Shunya™ is a collaborative and science-driven platform consisting of two inspiring television series - Quest for Zero and Challenge for Zero, both of which showcase companies and individuals that epitomize the spirit of Indian ingenuity and demonstrate the fact that science-driven solutions can help solve some of the key challenges facing India. The Power of Shunya: Catch every episode of Challenge for Zero every Saturday 4:30pm, Sunday 11:30 am and 6 pm only on ET NOW.

Power Of Shunya


TIMES NOW brings you Quest for Zero, an inspiring television series that examines critical challenges faced by growing India. It showcases opportunities and innovative solutions that will help shape our future in the advent of pioneering technology. In its journey, The Power of Shunya explores practical and sustainable science-based solutions to address issues plaguing our growing economy. Each episode will outline important challenges with a clear focus on developing sustainable solutions and looking into problems that need to be redressed by the means of Science and Innovation.