Got this post from a friend and it really made sense… Wanted to share it…
We are the last generation that learnt to play in the street, we are the first who’ve played video games, see cartoons in color and went to amusement parks. We were the last to record songs of the radio on cassettes and we are the pioneers of Walkman’s and chat-rooms… We learned how to program VCR before anyone else, play with the Atari, Nintendo and believed that the Internet would be a free world all on a 56kbit modem… Traveled in cars without seat belts or air-bags & lived without cell phones… Rode our bicycles down the road without brakes… We never had phones but still kept in touch… We did not have Play stations, 99 television stations, flat screens, surround sound, mp3s, iPods, computers and broadband…
but never the less we had a GREAT Time…
When INNOCENCE Was NATURAL,
When GETTING HIGH Meant On A SWING,
When DRINKING Meant RASNA ORANGE,
Not BEERS Or WHISKEYS.
When DAD Was The Only HERO,
Not DEPP Or TOM.
When LOVE Was MOMâ€™S HUG,
Not The GIRL-FRIENDSâ€™.
When DADâ€™S SHOULDER Was The HIGHEST PLACE On The Earth,
Not Your DESIGNATION.
When Your WORST ENEMIES Were Your SIBLINGS,
Not Your MANAGER.
When The Only Thing That Could HURT Were BLEEDING KNEES,
Not The TEARS Falling Down Your Cheeks.
When The Only Things BROKEN Were TOYS,
Not The DYING HEARTS.
And When GOOD-BYES Meant TILL TOMORROW,
Not For YEARS & YEARS.
Life Has Changed A Lot. And The People Too.
But The Thing Is That We Donâ€™t Want To Accept It!
For the whole day Iâ€™ve been at home all alone. Yes no momâ€™s nagging, no travelling, no meetings and no friendâ€™s visits. But was picking calls and was online so some office work is done. So what is special staying alone at home?
It means a lot time to;Â
- Think back and cherish the best moments in life.
- Think back into horror moments and see how we overcame those situations.
- Understanding our mistakes and thinking of solutions.
Over all got a good opportunity for self-realization.
Secondly staying alone means freedom.Â
- Got up very late.
- Didnâ€™t take bath till evening.
- Had some grub by evening.
- Then washed cloths @ 10 o clock in the night.
- Staying awake without momâ€™s interference at 4 o clock in the morning and blogging.
- Watching TV channels of my likes. No Airtel Super Singer or reality shows.
Whole day lived a life which was total indiscipline and been myself. Again back to business from tomorrow and let me close the day without knowing if Iâ€™ll get a chance again like this.
Signing off for nowâ€¦ Good Nightâ€¦
Today I took my mother and grandmother to Jaya Nagar 4th Block. This was a spot which we use to frequent almost everyday for shopping. Yes 12 years back when I first visited Bangalore my father took me to shopping to 4th block. For me everything looked different compared to Chennai. The language, the people, the culture and I really enjoyed the new place and culture. From then on I use to frequent this place when ever Iâ€™m in Bangalore.
Though 4th block had one-way traffic system even 12 years back but a lot of things changed other that that too. It was not this much crowded and one can see lots of retired old people gathering and talking with each other. The climate was even better than now. The bus stop was one the corner in an open space.
After the malls started occupying importance I stopped visiting this place from the year 2002 though I frequented to Bangalore.
Today the bus stop was changed into a commercial building. Traffic has gone really 10 fold more without exaggeration. I canâ€™t see any old gentlemen.
Today it was really nice to walk down the memory lane. Walked through nook and corner of the place. I remember how I nagged my parents for all nonsense things (I feel them nonsense today), but which I thought of importance then, the I got on the platform shops, paw-bajji on cool joint, then juice and ice-creams.
Today Iâ€™m independent and can buy what I like but those were special day. But nagging parents to get something and cherishing the past is cherishing historical momentsâ€¦