Updated on 23 August 2014
The twentieth century was very typical and traditional. Though newer innovations ranging from penicillin and other drugs, to radio and television occurred within this century, it took a huge lag time for these innovations to penetrate. Especially in a vast country like India, it took further time. The radio took around 2 decades and so did the television. The telephone came in later, but took a good 10 to 15 years to reach households. The late 90s was when the Digital revolution was just initiated in Asia and the biggest thing it brought with it was the speed and pace of changes.
Following the Globalization era in India, the digital revolution was set in the country primarily with the penetration of the PCs earlier and then gathered momentum with the mobile phones, around the first decade of the 21st century. With a population of 1.22 billion people today, India boasts of over 900 million mobile phones in the country - which is the 2nd largest in the world to China, which is 1.20 billion.
Mr Dinesh Chindarkar, Co-founder, MediaMedic Communications, India