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Age of Innocence !!

Date : Unknown, Year : Early 90’s, Place : Infront of the Television….

Those days, the only channel we used to get was Doordarshan, compared to what we have now…I remember one of my college friend call it the age of alphabets, because we have channels starting with every alphabet. Channel A….Channel B….MTV….Channel V.

Anyways getting back to Early 80’s or rather getting back to Doordarshan, I still remember the programs which we used to get. My entire science knowledge was from Turning Point and UGC. I learnt my country’s epic from the program Mahabharatha and Ramayana. There was this program called Chitrahar, i still remember, my entire family used to gather for this program. Chitrahar was as shorter ,half an hour version of VH1.(in hindi)

Then came the age of Star Plus.The “Star Plus” which we have these days is entirely taken over by Hindi Soap Operas. Well those days, for some of us who grew in that age, Star Plus for the only source of information which made us realise that there are people outside India. Programs like Crystal Maze, World News(The best part is the news was a week old) and others were like the biggest entertainment we have ever seen.

Well, lets cut the frame right there and look at what we have today. Countless number of channels, hours and hours of soap operas, News channels like NDTV, CNN showing us stuff around the world, interactive television, IpTV, things are certainly not the same. India has grown, just like the generation which did along with it. We dont have to wait for Chitrahar to listen to the latest hindi songs, we dont have to wait one week to get an international news, and people dont care about Doordarshan anymore. There are Channels like FTV, MTV which matter the most for the teenagers.

There is this song called Age Of Innocence. During 80’s till early 90’s India was innocent. Then came the age of information, it changed the entire perspective. We were really innocent, we really were.

Cheers
Vinod Chandramouli

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3 Responses

  1. Aparna says:

    I too used to watch all those programmes :) I learnt to write Tamil only from a show on DD – the one conducted by Nannan.

    You know what? I didn’t have cable connection at home till the year 2000! So by the time, I started watching Star Plus, it had already become a mega serial channel

  2. theshowstopper says:

    I remember the first time we got a color T.V. It felt as if we owned a theater. Oh man ! those were days…

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