If you were born in the 1990s in India, then you are one of that lucky bunch of people who could enjoy their childhood before technology overpowered. Here is a list of nostalgia coming up for you.
1) Video Games.
2) The pain of missing Shaktimaan.
Sunday-12 noon- Doordarshan.
People who got this line know the pain of missing one episode of everybody’s favouite show. Not to forget the constant fooling around with friends – pretending to tell them a secret and whispering, “Gangadhar hi Shaktimaan hai.” What epic fun!
3) Magic Pencil.
Owning Sanju’s Magic Pencil from Shaka Laka Boom Boom was the last thing anybody could wish for.
With time, our favourite candies too evolved. But back then, nothing could beat the taste of Kismi Bar, Nutties and Alpenliebe and of course, how can we forget the colourful popsicle pipes .
5) Everbody knows how to use them “together” .
and also the use of this :
6) The Camera.
Taking a picture required a lot of effort.
First, there was a struggle to insert the reel rightly into its place.
Second, unlike the smartphone or the digital cameras where one can delete a bad picture, clicking a blur or unimportant picture meant waste of a film as one reel had just 36 which meant 36 photos. thre was no option of delete, no matter how bad it was. Not to forget, the waste of a film was followed by scolding from parents too.
7) China Ink Pen.
Owning one of these was a matter of sheer pride. Of course the real motive at the back of the mind was, “Make everybody jealous.”
8) Cartoon Network.
We have grown up watching sensible cartoons in our favourite channel. From PowerPuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Scooby Doo, Ed Edd and Eddy, Adam’s Family, Courage the Cowardly Dog to Noddy, Oswald, Bob the Builder, Pingu and Thomas and his Friends, they have taught us the very important lessons in life including the value of friends and family and have warned us that ghosts and evil do exist in people around.
Only a 90s kid will know the struggle of pressing the ‘7’ button four times to type a ‘s’ . Also being careful of not dropping it. Not because it could break the phone, but because it could hurt you real bad if it hit.
10) One hour playtime.
The best part was going outside after school and playing with our colony friends for an hour or two. It included these games which had different names across the country.
Those where the days where 10 p.m. was the maximum limit of staying awake. In the morning too 8 a.m was the latest to get ready for school.
Actually we did have a life in the real world back then. Now, we have the best technologies to do almost everything for us. All we can do is just sit back and thank heavens for having spent the best childhood, one which our future generations will have no connection to.
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