India has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It also has a growing gulf between the country's burgeoning rich and poor.
While the wealthy face issues like obesity and diabetes, the majority of the population struggles each day to find enough food to eat.
The tens of millions of Indians suffering from mental illness face even greater hardship, often abandoned by their families and surviving on the streets without care or treatment.
This uplifting and confronting film follows Krishnan Narayanan. Once destined for a high-end culinary career, Krishnan's life changed when he met an old man living in depraved and squalid conditions.
Rejecting a lucrative European job and ignoring strict caste conventions, Krishnan now devotes his life to helping those unable to fend for themselves, cooking meals for the dispossessed, dumped and neglected in his home city of Madurai.
This episode of 101 East can be seen from Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the following times GMT: Thursday: 2230; Friday: 0930; Saturday: 0330; Sunday: 1630.