Friday, October 17, 2008

Felt Nostalgic....Life in 90's.....

Remember your life in nineties.......
Cycling was like a breath of fresh air… No safety helmets, your cycle with plenty of cardboards between spokes to make it sound like a motorbike…
When thirsty we only drank tap water, bottled water was still a mystery…
We kept busy collecting bits & pieces so we could build all sort of things … and we were fearless on our cycles even when the brakes failed going downhill…
We were showing off how tough we are, by how high we could climb trees & then jumping down….It was great fun….We could stay out to play for hours, as long as we got back before dark, in time for dinner…
We walked to school, or sometimes we even rode our cycle 
We had no mobile phones, but we always managed to find each other…. How? No one knows
We lost teeth, broke arms & legs, we got cuts and bruises and bloody noses…. nobody complained as we had so much fun, it wasn't anybody's fault, only ours
We ate everything in sight, cakes, bread, chocolate, ice-cream, sweet sugary drinks, yet, we stayed skinny by fooling around.
And if one of us was lucky to find a 1 litre coca cola bottle we all had a swig from it & guess what? Nobody picked up any germs...
We did not have Play Stations, MP3, Nintendo's, I-Pods, Video games, 99 Cable TV channels, DVD's, Home Cinema, Mobile phones, Home Computers, Laptops, Chat-rooms, Internet, etc ...
We played with sticks and stones, played  Indians, doctors and nurses, hide and seek, soccer games, over and over again…BUT, we had REAL FRIENDS!!!!
We would’ve watched Shaktimaan on TV at least once in your life. And you can immediately recognize the character when you see him.We would have some ‘NRI’ relatives.We couldn’t wait for it to be December so We could have the chocolates your NRI relatives brought to us
We collected trump cards of wrestlers, cricketers, and airplanes
Our summer vacations were often synonymous with visiting your grandparents
We know the song ‘Made in India’ by Alisha Chinoi
One would be the coolest t in class if ge had a computer in your house while it was still the 1998
We learnt LOGO (turtle drawing in DOS )in school!
We couldn’t wait to start 4th/6th standard so you could start writing with PENS instead of with pencils!
We  tried to convince people around you to not burst crackers on Diwali, and then gone straight back home and burst them yourself.
We loved licking off the cream from the centre of Bourbon biscuits.
We probably consumed more mangoFrooti in your lifetime than there is oil in Iraq.
We chewed Big (big) Babool and/or Boom Boom Boomer chewing gum. They were bright pink and disgusting tasting, but we loved them for the temporary tattoos.Talking of temporary tattoos, we sometimes had contests with our classmates about who had more tattoos on their arm, leg, knee, hand, forehead, wherever.
If you grew up in the early 90s, you will recall the nation's obsession with Mahabharata on TV
For the longest time, the Maruti 800, the Premier Padmini,  Fiat, and  Ambassador were the only cars we saw on the road.Though we never knewed anything other than advertisements ,we spent a good part of 1998 drooling over the Hyundai Santro and the  Matiz , debating which one was better.We thought seeing English movies and speaking English makes one the the coolest so we saw Titanic 12 times.Towards the late 90s (1998-99) at least some of us started our Harry Potter obsessions!........................and this continues as sweet memories


H.GuruPrasath said...

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