The key of the first Maruti 800 was handed over to its owner by none other than the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, in 1983.
A lot has changed since then — you can walk into a showroom and instantaneously purchase a car now.
The 1980s and 90s have been decades most eventful – the liberalisation of the economy being its most important beacon.
And that liberalisation has been the catalyst of a number of socio-economical processes – commercialisation of things all and sundry, especially — which have effected a change in the way a certain middle-class India lives.
Here are some of the most common experiences in which people say their lives have changed in a major way in the 2000’s.
The television experience