Do you remember these favourites from childhood days? I got these via email and just had to share them here...which was your favourite? Add any more that you recall.:) I've added my comment below each one.:)
I still have this one, though, next visit will be retirement time for it, too, since the cassettes are gone.
The shame, the consternation-taking drawings to meetings with consultants in Delhi/Mumbai and finding that they did not work? Now, a less-than-finger sized USB would be enough.
Cameras and their rolls....each photo clicked after a lot of thought, to ensure no money was wasted when getting a 36 photo roll developed.:)
For the Wingsung/Pamis(That was a local brand in Baroda, I think) pens- remember that teeny plastic pipette kind of thing we used, to pull the ink from the bottle and fill in the Pamis pens? (The wingsungs could be filled directly)
Zyada glue on the penpal's letter? Well, u have to just wipe it off...and, if u're at the postoffice, u'd have to use the 'lai'(No idea what it's called in English) they'd keep in a decades old worn out katori.
Wing Sung Pens- anyone who had them was deemed to be rich!!:) I see these pens here in Dxb, at stores...anyone still using them?
Well, this one's not old hat yet, I'd say...the newest from this lot.
I can't tell you how lucky I would consider myself, when we were able to afford that compass box, an original 'Nataraj'...:) That's the real fun of longing for something and having to save up to buy it.
Oh God...I wonder where all these phones went, in Y2k? I remember them being in use till the '90s...I don't think they were biogradable.
For the 20-yr olds reading this - this one's called a stamp- you stick it on a letter/envelope, and then post it at a post office...arghh!!I guess all these words are alien.Go back to your emails.:)
Same comment as the stamp...honestly, now- how many of you have not seen an inland yet?
And, if not an inland, have you seen a postcard? It used to be my prime source, for sending LTTEs. (Letters To The Editor) before the days of emails came in and began saving me a tidy bundle.
I'm not sure, but, these are Bata sneakers? I think they're still available, but, haven't seen any youngsters wearing them...well, Reeboks/Adidas/Nike rule the roost, na?
I used to go to school in one of these, for some months- back in 1st or 2nd standard...three to five of us kiddos crammed into it...the cyclo-driver would pant by the time we reached the school- and, used to speak gaalis, too- one day, innocent me learnt one and repeated it at home thinking it was a grand word- and,next day, the cycle rickshaw guy was told that I'd be going to school by some other mode of transport.:)
The ad had no wordings till the end- Laa Lalalala La la la laaa......was the signature tune...and, that was probably the prettiest sight in a green bikini that we'd see in those days in a movie hall. Made the movie 'paisa vasool', even if the movie was a bad one...*winks*...don't look sooo astonished--- those were teen days, remember? And, no internet.:)
More than the gum, it was the pics and details of cricketers and the sort, that were much coveted.
Joke for the day:
Cheerio, till next time.:)