The government in an effort to control the slide of the Rupee, has banned the import of flat screen Televisions. These were an extremely popular option for people going to Thailand, Singapore, UAE and other countries where LCDs and LED TVs were much cheaper than India. To support these activities, some companies had started charging slightly more (Samsung and Sony) and provided them with International Warranty as well. On a average, a 32 Inch Flat screen purchased abroad is about 10-12,000 Rupees cheaper. I Saw a 42 inch Samsung Series 5 LED for about 34,000 Rs, which would be about 20,000 cheaper than it's Indian counter part. This comes in effect from August 26th. So anyone traveling back to India, please make sure you don't get one with you. The official statement is that they will "disallow import of flat panel (LCD/LED/Plasma) television as part of free baggage allowance"