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India: The way we were

What was India like in 1991, the year it began to open up its economy? This was the question I had to answer recently while making a presentation at the launch of the book, ‘The Making of Star India’ by @Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. I was trying to create a picture of India in 1991 when Star TV entered India. And the answer I found was fascinating: it is as if the India of now and the...