In years gone by, when we were all growing up in India in the 1980s, do you remember how you saw your TV? Not everyone had a TV at home. Only some had it. And some of us would go to neighbor’s house to watch that odd movie. Remember? I am sure everyone would remember the time when your household got their first black & white TV! Do you remember? Which TV was it?
I still remember. Our 1st and only B&W TV was EC TV. We had just returned from Haridwar when we came home to see this TV that my Dad had bought as a surprise for all of us. The program that we had on was Krishi Darshan – a program for the farmers. There were only a few programs that you would get on the TV: Samachar (News) – both in Hindi and English; Chitrahaar (movie songs – MOST popular program); the Sunday movie (do you remember the movie that was always shown during a solar eclipse? for answer look below somewhere); and the Samachar.
The year end New Year’s program was really awaited. We would all wait to see that program. And everytime it would be a let down… not even half as exciting as it was made out to be. I still remember the one where the celebrities came up dressed as someone different – Kiran Bedi had come up dressed up as a village lass.
Which were the TV brand which people bought?
Weston and Beltek were very popular! ECTV was a government brand whose quality was extremely good! We bought this both, for B&W and the Color TV (our first color TV).
Salora TV, Oscar TV (?)
The movie shown most (I think all) number of times during a solar eclipse was Chupke Chupke with Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore and Amitabh Bachchan.
Which did you buy?
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