Through the looking glass: a middle class story (Aired: March 2009)

PUBLISHED ON: September 6, 2013 | Duration: 20 min, 13 sec

   
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For the ever-growing Indian middle class, it was as if a childhood fairy tale had come true as the foreign and exotic became readily available in the mall next door. But just as abruptly, the fairy tale developed a snag in the shape and form of a global recession. In the last 20 years so much has changed that it is difficult to tell fantasy from reality. One way is to take a long hard look in the mirror and to go back where we came from. A special report on the Indian middle class.

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