Sunday, August 16, 2009

Then and Now

16th August 1987 ...

Telephone was still a luxury
There were only a few makes of car running on Indian roads, Maruti 800 was the car of choice
Only one channel played on the TV - the state controlled Doordarshan
PC-AT had hit the market and it was a big deal
I hadn't heard of Internet
The only version of mobile phone that I saw on Star Trek - "Beam me up, Scotty!"
Portable music came in the form of transistor radios

16th August 1987 ... the day my father died.

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Indian Pundit said...

Hey Amitabh

Last line was like a bullet hitting u when u least expect it.

Amitabh Mukherjee said...

My father's death is the reference point to all the progress (or regress) made since.

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