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Thursday, May 08, 2014

Nostalgic moments

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Change is often good... and yet....

These days we get to see/hear non-stop songs 24/7 on TV
A variety of music channels and FM radio
But I miss my week long wait for that half hour of Chitrahaar and Binaca Geetmala…

These days there are malls with all kinds of branded clothes
Unlimited choices, and shopping all year around
But I miss excitement of the days when Diwali meant one set of new clothes…

Winters mean Raymonds, Monte Carlo, Benneton and the likes
Overcoats, blazers, sweatshirts and jackets
But I miss the warmth of mom’s handmade blue color sweater…

Comics now are named Iron Man, Hulk, Bone, and Calvin and Hobbes
And children mostly read them on the internet
But I miss my Chacha Chaudhary, Chanda Mama and Nagraaj…

Books have now gone digital and become “e-books”
To be downloaded as PDF or read on Kindle or I-Pad
But I miss my old favorite books that smelled like a loyal and trusted friends…

For kids today holidays mean packaged tours and Disney worlds
Time spent on the Internet, play station or playing games on the mobile
But I miss my holidays playing chupa-chuppi, gilli-danda, spinning lattus and flying kites with cousins...

Meeting friends and relatives now means phone calls and prior appointments
Gatherings are planned and parties are arranged
But I miss the unannounced visits of friends who would raid the kitchen and the hearty laughter that followed…

Change is often good... and yet....

21 comments:

  1. Very true......
    though I used to buy two sets of clothes on every diwali.....one frm papa n other frm u ;)
    luv u!!!!

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  2. Very true....
    I would always buy two party wears on diwali....one frm papa n another one frm u;)
    How I miss that:(
    Luv u !!!!

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    1. Lol yes I remember your buying the two dresses :)) those were good times :)

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  3. how true .. loved the post ::)

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  4. It is the golden days of our childhood that we crave! :)

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    1. Yes Sunil Ji..unfortunately..gaya waqt wapas nahi aata..:)

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  5. I suppose every generation has some of the most beautiful memories that the next generation will never get to enjoy. Ours I guess was one of the luckiest generations with all the good things a childhood could have.

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  6. Ah! Those were the days...
    I loved this post, Renu! The smell of old books...:)

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  7. i agree with every word....

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  8. Wonderfully written! you have just taken me back to some of my precious memories.
    "I miss my week long wait for that half hour of Chitrahaar and Binaca Geetmala…" The excitement is waiting for something special is gone in the midst of several different music channels and FM radio

    "But I miss my Chacha Chaudhary, Chanda Mama and Nagraaj" so very true... while kids find Iron Man, Hulk, Bone, and Calvin and Hobbes to be appealing and interesting i truly miss Chacha Chaudhary..

    "I miss my old favorite books that smelled like a loyal and trusted friends" I truly appreciate all these lines...

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  9. कल 10/05/2014 को आपकी पोस्ट का लिंक होगा http://nayi-purani-halchal.blogspot.in पर
    धन्यवाद !

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  10. Could n`t agree anymore, I stopped by to read the first few lines but the way you framed your thoughts caught me. loved every bit of it, I`m literally on the verge of tears.Well,your ode had that effect on me

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  11. Thank you likitha..you're very kind :)

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