Thursday, July 10, 2008

I am missing them

People reading my blog (yes there are a few) were complaining that of-late I have startedposting more senti type posts instead of my usual ones. They were wondering if I have started watching K-Serials, hell yes I do.

Not disappointing them I talk of a time when Gulli-Danda & Kanche (marbles) were more popular than cricket.When we always had friends to play aais-paais (I Spy), chhepan-chhepai& pitthoo anytime ... When we desperately waited for 'Yeh Jo HaiJindagi' (Doordarshan serial)When chitrahaar, vikram-baitaal, and chutti-chutti during summer breaks. When there was just one Tv in a single houses and...When Bisleris were not sold in the trains and we were worrying if papas will get back into the train in time or not when they were getting down at stations to fill up the water bottle ...When we were going to bed by 10.00pm sharp except for the 'Yeh Jo Hai Jindagi' day ...When Holis & Diwalis meant mostly hand-made pakwaans and sweets made by moms and neighbours ...When Maths teachers were not worried of our Mummies and papas while slapping/beating us ...When we were exchanging comics and stamps and Chacha-Chaudaris & Billus were our heroes ... one movie every Sunday evening on television was more than asked for and 'ek do teen chaar' and 'Rajani' inspired us ...When 1 ruppee meant at least 10 toffees ...When left over pages of the last years notebooks were used for rough work or even fair work ... the first rain meant getting drenched and playing in water and mud and making 'kaagaj ki kishtis' ...When there were no phones to tell friends that we will be at their homes at six in the evening ... we remembered tens of jokes and were not finding 'ice-cream & papa' type jokes foolish enough to stop us from laughing ...

The list can be endless ... On the serious note I would like to summarize 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 favorite 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 somesuper fast's second ac with its curtained, closed and dark windows ... I really miss them .. don't u?

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