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Chetan Bhagat is a bestselling author and a popular newspaper columnist.
Rewind to the 1980s. India has only one, black-and-white, government-controlled TV channel, which telecasts government schemes, agricultural programmes and obscure folk music. There are only two entertainment programmes per week. One of them is Chitrahaar. To explain Chitrahaar to the current generation — it was a fixed playlist of six film songs, played for 20 minutes. The second is a movie on Sunday evening. A full Bollywood movie! Starved of entertainment, we would wait for that Sunday movie the entire week.
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