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Across the consumer industry, there is typically more than one version of an available product. This is actually very common since class divides dictate a segmented market. In its growing-up years, socialist India made sure that every product or service was available to all, and there would always be a watered-down version.
Of course, across the food service industry for instance, it is simply a way of offering you a plain, "vanilla" version without the extras.
Literally, ordinary, plain, simple.
You get what you pay for.
Ghee Masala Dosa - A rice and lentil crepe with loads of butter and a spicy potato and onion masala.
Masala Dosa - A rice and lentil crepe with a spicy potato and onion masala.
Saada Dosa - A rice and lentil crepe.
In a movie theatre:
Balcony ticket - A ticket at the upper stalls, the second level of seating, at a height - a vantage point for families and "decent" folks.
Ordinary ticket - A ticket at the lower stalls, preferred by wayward youths and lafangas. Colloquially, a saada ticket.
First A/C - luxury seating and sleeping berths in spacious, private coupes, with courteous, servile attendants. With Air-conditioning.
Second A/C - seating and sleeping berths - no coupes, but spaces separated by curtains, with courteous attendants. With Air-conditioning.
Third A/C - seating and sleeping berths - no coupes, but rather congested in spaces separated by curtains, with intermittent vendors who travel with you on the train. With Air-conditioning.
Second Class Sleeper - seating and sleeping berths - in congested spaces with intermittent vendors who might hop on to the train at various stops. No Air-conditioning. Sometimes referred to as saada.
Second Class Sitting - A saada compartment. The Real Deal. You buy a very cheap ticket. No seating or sleeper berth reservation. Ordinary wooden seats with no cushioning. Very crowded, with possibly space for only one human foot each.
A cheaper, saada version exists for nearly everything - cellphone plans, internet, hotel rooms, soaps, various food items, electronic products, falana, dimka.
Look carefully - it might just be cheap and best!