15 things that we Miss from the past decade
These 15 events of our lives from a decade back, would show how innocent our lives were!
1. Life was about exploring the neighbourhood in your cycle!
Guys mostly owned a Devil DX and girls would have a green/pink Ladybird.
2. Samosas came for 3/-
An evening treat would mean emptying the chillars from our pockets for a tasty samosa and the red sauce. Yummy yumm!
3. TV Video Games
TV Video Games were a big deal. It was a battle ground and the champion was chosen through games like Tekken, Street Fighter, although Super Mario and Contra too were big strategy favourites among many. Another accessory was the handheld video game that fooled us with 8-9 games repeating in a console claiming to have ‘999…9999 in 1’
4. Comics and books!
Undeniable is the role of DC and Marvel comics in our lives amidst others. Clouded amongst suspense books about teen kids solving mysteries, at least it was better than today’s kids stuck with a Smartphone.
5. Rent a movie!
Torrent was a foreign word then. Internet was a big deal. Messiah was those CDs and DVDs that we rented for around 10-20 bucks and watched at the comfort of home in the DVD and VCD Players.
6. Galli Cricket
After work, now we die for sleep or at least some sleep, but in those times it meant one thing- eat, take a bath and run out with your bat and ball. Yes! Nothing is as golden a memory as those cricket matches that we played with tennis balls and tree branches as stumps.
Puberty made its entry in that time. Biology books were Oomph factors and with the Internet Cafes being danger zones, excitement was secretly watching FTV. Talks were about how one managed to watch Midnight Haute! Lol those days!
8. The buckle school and the pin badge
The belt was easy but the badge did hole up our shirt pockets.
9. Love…an innocent feeling
Love was simple and pure…you like the cute girl over there and your friends would tell her. It had only two outcomes- either she would come share her tiffin and hand with you; or tell the Class Teacher!
10. Landline phones
Long before Facebook and Whatsapp existed, the only way to call out our friends was via the landline phone where you were expected to hear your friend’s mom’s voice and wait till he/she comes over the phone.
The best love game of all times!
12. Copy Covers
One of the nuisance of new academic session were covering your copies with the brown/orange wrappers and putting those label stickers with WWF Superstars(boys) or Cinderella/Barbie(girls).
13. Greetings Card
It was a special moment for every occasion when you received a specially picked greetings card from your closed ones. When you would read those phrases inside, you would know it’s meant for you. Unfortunately, it has all come down to WhatsaApp and Facebook.
14. Ink pens
The myth was ‘writing with ballpens would spoil your handwriting’. Ink pens were a definite favourite amongst all and one would especially go for Chelpark ink and Wingsung pens.
Who would forget the rectangular glassy cassette that filled our ears with music over a long time! And unknowingly, we were all saving the music industry from piracy!
*All the images are collected from the internet