Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Good old days..
When writing pads were more popular than cricket bats to play cricket
When we always had friends to play Thirudan police anytime
When we desperately waited for 'summer vacation'
When Chandamama, Gokulam and tinkle digest were so fulfilling
When there was just one channel our own doordarshan and we had to see whatever they telecasted
When Raja and Rancho and Super hit muqabala were very popular
When we were going to bed by 9.00pm sharp except for the 'vacation starting' day
When Diwali meant mostly hand-made sweets and food 'n moms seeking our help while preparing them
When Maths teachers were not worried of our parents while slapping/beating us..
When we were exchanging comics, stamps and Trump cards
When He-man and Giant Robot were our heroes
When we were in our native place every summer and loved flying kites and plucking and eating unripe mangoes and leechis
When one movie every Sunday evening on television was more than asked for and we even used to se other national movie telecasted at noon with English subtitles
When 2 rupees meant at least 10 toffees
When left over pages of the last year notebooks were used for rough work or even fair work
When 'camelin' and 'natraaj' were encouraged against 'reynolds and family'
When the first rain meant getting drenched and playing in water and mud
When there were no phones to tell friends that we will be at their homes at six in the evening
When we were not seeing crackers on Diwali as air and noise polluting or allergic agents
…...The list can be endless…..
On the serious note would like to summarise with
When we were using our hearts more than our brains, even for scientifically brainy activities like 'thinking' and 'deciding'
When we were crying and laughing more often, more openly and more sincerely
When we were enjoying our present more than worrying about our future
When being emotional was not synonymous to being weak
When sharing worries and happiness didn’t mean getting vulnerable to the listener
When blacks and whites were the favourite colors instead of greys
When journeys also were important and not just the destinations
When life was a passenger's sleeper giving enough time and opportunity to enjoy the sceneries from its open and transparent glass windows instead of some superfast's second ac with its curtained, closed and dark windows
Those days are always to be cherished!!!