Friday, February 17, 2006

I really miss these things.... Do U ?

Got this message as a forward in my mail and its content was such that I thought hey its what i always feel....

...When gulli-danda and kanche (marbles) were more popular than cricket ...
...When we always had friends to play aais-paais (I Spy), chhepan-chhepai and pittoo anytime
...When we desperately waited for 'Yeh jo hai Zindagi'
...When chitrahaar, vikram-baitaal, dada daadi ki kahaniyaan were so fulfilling... When there was just one tv in every five 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 9.00pm sharp except for the 'yeh jo hai jindagi' day
... When Holis & Diwalis meant mostly hand-made pakwaans and sweets and moms seeking our
help while preparing them
... When Maths teachers were not worried of our mummys and papas while slapping/beating us
... When we were exchanging comics and stamps and chacha-chaudaris and billus were our heroes
... When we were in nanihaals 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 'ek do teen
chaar' and 'Rajni' inspired us
... When 50 paisa meant at least 10 toffees
... When left over pages of the last years notebooks were used for rough work or even fair work
... When 'chelpark' and 'natraaj' were encouraged against 'reynolds and family'
... When 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
... When our parents always had 15 paise blue colored 'antardesis' and 5 paise
machli wale stamps at home
... When we remembered tens of jokes and were not finding 'ice-cream and papa' type jokes foolish enough to stop us from laughing
... When we were not seeing patakhes on Diwalis and gulaals on Holis as air and noise polluting or allergic agents ...
the list can be endless ...
on the serious note I 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 sincerily
... 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 happinesses didnt 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 ...
I really miss these things .. do u?

18 comments:

Kumar Chetan said...

Jo beet giya so baat gayi,
sath me wo ___ raat gayi.
agar dukhi ho to __ ko gham se bhar do agar khush ho to ___ ko khushi se bhar do.
Yaad to a raha hai, lekin kya kabhi kisi bache ke saath bache ban kar khelo ho?
Kehl kar dekho.

Dawn....सेहर said...

oh my iss post ne to mujhe mere bachpan ki yaad dila dee....as I was always on the ground...during exam time too :D.....I really really miss those days...

kash woh din laut aate ya hum oon dino mein laut paate :)
amazing post Manish

cheers

Mitika said...

ab inmein se zayadatar baatein kewal yaadon mein hi hai
par yeh yaadein bhi lajawab hai

i wonder sumtimes.... hamare pass toh yeh yaadein hai... next generation ke pass kya kuch aisi meethi yaadein hongi

Manish said...

bachpan ke din bhi kya din the
udte phirte titli ban ke!

Isn't it DON!

Manish said...

Mitika Welcome to this blog!

I think every generation cherishes little things which changed as they grew up!

humari genereation ke liye ye batein meethi yadein ban ke reh gayin hain ! Agli generation kuch doosri choti choti baton ko sanjo ke rakhna chahegi jo shayad humare liye utne keemati na hon.

Keshi said...

U r so right Manish...those were the days...now life is like a fast vending machine...Im bored!

Keshi.

medebest said...

i really really miss my childhood specially my school days.

Manish said...

hmmmm Keshi! But u have come back taking the time off from ur daily routine. So u must be in ur best of spirits rather than bored :)

Manish said...

hmmmmmm Sumaiya everybody loves those carefree childhood days. Have u heard this ghazal

Ye daulat bhi le lo
Ye shohrat bhi le lo
Bhale cheen lo mujhse meri jawani
Magar mujhko lauta do wo bachpan ka sawan
Wo kaghaz ki kashti wo barish ka pani


Thx for visiting this blog!

Keshi said...

true...Im rejuventaed :) but that doesnt make life in general any better..hehehe...

Keshi.

Dawn....सेहर said...

Yes Manish you said it....zasbaati bana dete hein kabhi kabhi to ye bachpan ki yaadein....aankhein bhiig jaatin hain....waqai...kash!!!! :)

KL said...

Nope I don't miss them :D. Guess why? Because, I still do or involved in doing many of those similar things (of course, except seeing Chitrahaar or Betal). May be I am very immatured, and still indulge in things or do/say things not appropriate for my !? :(. Who knows? But I know I enjoy everything and don't miss anything.

Manish said...

Gulli danda, pitto and aais pais in NY ! that must be great scene to watch :)
Jokes apart thank god tumne ye nahin kaha I hate those things thats y i don't miss them.
Nice to know that u still cherish most of these things

Medha said...

ya even i got this mail...and u kno...i got soooo serious after i finished reading it!!
it was like...damn...just look at all this...has life moved or have we?
it was damn senti yaar :(
khair
it was nice to hear from u on my blog...
keep in touch yaar...
hopefully i wud wanna blog again!!
:D

Medha said...

and ya...that ghazal...yeh daulat bhi le lo...
yaar...ab itna toh mat senti karo!!
vaise jagjit singh ka jawab nahin ji ;)
btw DD national hasnt changed much still...
it still keeps airing those 'krishi' related programmes if u kno how much of a torture they were :P
lol

Manish said...

haa haa that Krishi Darshan ! Khoob yaad dilaya tumne.we all have gone thru that torture test...

hopefully i wud wanna blog again!!
:D


Nice to hear that :)

Anonymous said...

I miss those days when I used to buy cheap second hand books on the pavements for Rs 5- 10 each and spend hours reading them . The cheapest books I have found recently on the web are on www.secondhandbooksindia.com I love this site which is growing fast.. All power to them..

Anonymous said...

oh the joys of buying the second hand books...sigh...
this is my most favourite post of yours manish
I have taken the liberty of posting your URL in a comment to the first post at this blog as it was almost talking about the same thing...
www.sachiniti.blogspot.com