Life long student of technology. Heads pre-sales & Product Management at an IOT Startup for a living
With the lockdown in place here in India, to prevent the community spread of COVID-19, most of us have been home bound trying to get work done and also spend some quality time with our families. In addition to this, I m sure most of them are taking this as an opportunity to pickup new skills through various online courses. My only request to my readers is to stay home to stay safe, be focused on what you do and the task at hand and not get stressed about the fact that you are not able to get out.
Prasar Bharathi (PB), India's largest public broadcasting agency, came up with an awesome idea of replaying some of their iconic shows from the like Ramayana, Shaktimaan, Mahabharata etc,. Some of these shows have so much of nostalgia associated with it that most the folks born in that era fondly remember it as "those days". One of the best part of these shows were amazing story telling though from a technical aspects of film-making these shows were pathetic. Through this article I just wanted to relive some of that nostalgia and also give a glimpse of the world before the cable tv revolution shook India in the 90s.
Some of the facts to be considered about TV in India before the cable TV revolution of 90s:
Keeping the above in mind, let now recount some of my earliest memories how TV was watched in India:
Watching TV during the 1980's used to be like festival where people used to watch these programmes together and enjoy it as against the current generation where TV programming is available everywhere on every type of device.
Hope people from my generation who are reading this blog are able to relate to some of the things that I had mentioned. Also if you remember any of those significant events do let me know.
Thanks for reading.
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