With the dawn of the ’90s, the skies seemed to have parted, like with Moses and the sea. The Gulf War, the first televised one, made the world live and visible. Just a season later, India had just flung open its markets. One icy morning in December 1991, Subhash Chandra and a friend waited in the offices of Star TV, Hong Kong, thinking big, loo­­king to strike a deal with its chief, Richard Li.