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MGR and Saroja Devi were riding a chariot and singing a duet on TV. The grandmother lay on her bed; the granddaughter sat next to her. After many years, the duo had reunited in front of the TV. Else, on most days, the granddaughter would ask her grandmother if she wanted to watch a film, switch on the TV for company and leave the room. She had been in school the last time they had watched TV together. It was a Tamil movie on a rainy evening. The parents were not in town and there was no curfew time with Grandmother. She controlled the remote to flip channels whenever an emotional or intimate scene came on screen. The evening had stayed with her. During the advertisement breaks, grandmother hurried to the kitchen to get their dinner sorted. The next break, they filled their 75