Intrepid film-maker Shyam Benegal has been busy with work on an interesting 90- minute documentary on the History of Punjab. The docu, a commissioned work will be made especially keeping in mind the NRI Punjabis who visit their homeland ever so often and will be showcased at an upcoming cultural facility in Punjab, open to tourists. The Punjab region, a part of which is now situated in Pakistan, being on the North West frontier of the country which witnessed all the invasions is almost a microcosm of India’s history. That it was also the origin of Sikhism and the fact that Punjabis form a significant portion of NRIs around the world, makes Benegal’s initiative a particularly relevant one. Given his impressive film-making background and earlier ventures like Bharat Ek Khoj and Samvidhan, this could be a documentary to watch out for.