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Those who born With the Millennium turn Twenty in 2020, a look at 10 Changes in the World around them.

INDIA FINDS A PLACE IN SPACE

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was set up in 1969.but in 2014 when the Mangalyaan or the Moon Orbiter was launched, the New York Times carried a cartoon depicting a man with a cow, India written on his shirt, knocking at the doors of an " elite space club '.The publication later apologised. Two years later, ISRO launched a record 104 satellites in space, 101 of them foreign. One social media user sketched the Indian cow kicking the US and Russia to the stars.


WHAT IS STREAMING

The liberalisation of the '90s taught us there was entertainment beyond Doordharshan; it brought us Bay- watch and Remington Steele."I have clear memories of my mom watching Serial Hari Mirchi Lal Mirchi but she has upgraded her level now she watches Crime Petrol & nobody can sneak up on her. But I hardly watch TV now,' The TV is used, instead, to stream content via the internet and its OTT platforms. And that's a whole other world. Currently, we're getting used to nudity, sex scenes, and seasons that end abruptly.

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NOW ALEXA PLAYS US WHAT WE WANT

"Remember the idea of giving your love interest a CD which had all your favourite music and showed off your exquisite taste," recalls Amish Sabharwal, senior ad creative director and branding & communications expert. Or create a playlist for them on their iPods. Now CDs are history, iPods a thing of the past and Alexa can play us almost anything.

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BOARD GAMES TO PUBG

We demolished our rivals over a roll of dice, or in the nitty-gritty of business (Ludo and Monopoly ). Today we rip them apart (quite literally, sometimes) on a mobile or laptop screen. But whereas earlier we played with family and friends, our opponent today may be a complete stranger from another part of the world altogether.

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LEARNING APPS, NOT TUTORIALS.

When my friend needed help with the German Language, he went to YouTube. "The way this generation accesses information is so different. They prefer things to be visual. Therefore learning apps and games,'.
For example, there are games that help those providing emergency services at accident sites to improve their skills - if they fail a Round or task, a life is lost. Similarly, with books becoming increasingly digitised & students can easily access or download them, what about libraries? Many, like the BritishLibrary and New York public library, have already made their content, or at least part of it, available on the internet. There are others - like JSTOR and Directory of Open Access Journals - which only have a digital presence. Today what Google doesn't know (if there is such a thing) is not worth knowing.

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CAMERAS TO SELFIES

There are a lot of things the mobile phone has made redundant. The camera is one of them, And with front cameras that aid selfies improving by the day - there are brands now which push their phones on the quality of their cameras - we don't even need someone else to take our photos. But somehow these photos don't make it to our walls or tabletops anymore.

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NOT JUST INIANISED PIZZAS AND BURGERS

From home, bakers setting out tempting arrays of e'clairs, to shops selling microwaveable waffles, and cafe's with crepes, fajitas and grilles on their menus, we have the world on our platters today. Taste has evolved, with ingredient being sourced from abroad, staff trained overseas and chefs from all over the world being drawn to our shores.

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LAPTOPS, NOT PCs, AT HOME

"Growing up, we had one desktop computer in the house. Now we each have a laptop, and there is no desktop," says 18-year - old Girl. No sharing, no awaiting your turn. And even the desktops at work are sleek, fast, and can go for days without crashing!

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CRICKET HAS GONE 20/20

Former 'Captain Cool,' Mahendra Singh Dhoni, is one of India's most successful cricket skippers. He's the only one to have two World Cup wins to is credit - the 2011 ICC trophy, and the 2007 T20 win. Purists may frown at the 20/20 format, but it makes a whole Generation happy. "It doesn't take up the whole day like a 50- overs match, which I can't follow because I have other things to do. 20/20 is fast and exciting,".


ASL TO #TLDR

ASL (Age, Sex, Language) was the conversation starter when interacting with a stranger in an online chat room in the late '90s and early 2000s. Photos were rare, there were no profiles to check, and the question just had to be asked. Now conversations on social media are incomplete without hashtags, the more, the better. #not TLDR ( Too Long Didn't Read).

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