When laptops & mobile phones were not a commodity (they have become much more affordable now), there was only one companion (in electronics space) for us. That companion is fondly called as TV (Television). We did have radio during those times but it had limited programs and hence, TV always won the battle of supremacy
During the early 1990’s, there was only one widely viewed channel which was the famous DD (or Doordarshan). It was very popular for a primary reason “There were no alternatives to DD” & kids/parents were compelled to watch it even if kids were not interested. ‘Compelling’ sounds a very tough word but as a kid, I happened to love DD Metro which had cartoon programs like He-Man, Giant Robot, Mickey Mouse etc. and mythological programs like Ramayana, Mahabharata etc. And how can we forget Chayageet that had an awesome compilation of Hindi songs.