Things back then n now. Life was tough but with a mix of mystery n hardwork it was a different kind of fun. If you grew up in late 80s or 90s, you are much fortunate than today’s kids of idiotic generation. Ask me why? Because you enjoyed your real childhood before smart phones, tablets, facebook, selfies, and other technologies took over it and completely ruined it.
Here are some 90s stuff we all definitely had when we were kids. And if you still remember any of these, trust me, you had an awesome childhood.Imagine when power cuts were a glorious time, coz then you were exempt from doing homework and had no choice but to go outside and play in the dark.
That particular tone of greeting teachers when they entered the class
“Goooooood mooooorning ma’am!”
And in seventh grade, everyone got Slam Books and found out who their true friends were.
The innovative games
From chit games like raja, mantri, chor, sipahi to chidiya udh, maina udh. And how can we forget the gamethat helped us find compatibility with our crushes, flames! This is also how you decided whether someone deserved your friendship, affection, marriage, enmity, or sisterhood.
Life Hacks…. Not youtube ones but real life…
Chewing this helped you concentrate in class? LOL
You relied on white Chalks to hide your shoes dirt as you had no choice in white shoes for Saturday’s.
Intellect of another level
“Elemenopee” was the longest letter in the alphabet.
1 0 O’Cock was considered late.
10 o clock
Every Indian girl secretly tried these on from her mom’s stash. Your mom’s Shilpa bindi gold pack.
Everyone became an expert boat-maker during the monsoon.
This was the No. 1 use of doorways in your house:
This dude was terrifying, and you genuinely had nightmares about him. Thanks, Onida
Our very own actor Aashish Chowdhary of movie Dhamaal.
But this girl — so relevant, so witty — was (and is) your role model.
Always dreamed of eating truck loads of Bourbon but got Parle G.
This cigarette-shaped candy, as problematic as it is in hindsight, made you feel cool as hell:
If you had more of these, you were considered superior.
Always fantasized about having these through out the day
When time pass was easy.
Only 50 Paise for the best entertainment
You only got ONE carrom board in your life, which was one of your biggest asset.
And once you had this toy gun, you started behaving like a boss.
These silly games were fun time pass.
You always played with these when mother served you in the evening with tea.
The funny stupid games played with pen
The nostalgic time pass games
time pass games.
The coins which brought a lot of happiness
Future generation will never know about this relationship
You were considered a rich n a modern( yeah thats the word that was used when someone owns luxuries).Remember the feeling when you first time owned this
This dog was a terror.
Those 16 bit video games glued us for hours to create a unbeatable “Highest Score”.
Wonder how we get glued to clash royale n candy crush… Brick gane was pretty challlenging, no matter how good you are, you miss a brick n slowly whole stack goes up n u hoosh…game over…
Carrying floppy disk was a sign of being tech savvy.
You often debate on which gum is better – Big Babol or Boomer?
BIGBABOOl.And the first tattoo you ever got was courtesy of these guys. Best thing to flaunt.
You substituted your urge for a cola with this many times
cola. I personally recommended it to friends.
When travelling was important. The whole family fitted perfectly on a scooter.
And owning a Maruti 800 was a luxury and a dream for the upper middle class.
And before you knew n pronounce the word “ambassador” this is all it meant.
And your family’s first car was probably one of these. Every kids dream to have an Omni with a dragging door…quite a style statement.
When getting ready for school was not less than a mission. Every morning before you went to school you made sure your HERO fountain pen is filled with this ink.
The proud possessions, always took out this box in maths class with style
Camlin Geometry Box Scholar
Sundays routine – Hair cut –>
Washing your hair with “Clinic Plus” Shampoo –> Then watching Mahabharat, Rangoli, Mowgli back to back on Doordarshan.You remember the tune of this by heart.That awesome 90’s advertising! You actually hummed the jingles & it really gave you the feels! Remember Hamara Bajaj, Cadbury, Raymond’s & Dhaara?
You actually know who these people are. You know these faces for sure.
And the scariest part.You know this means “There’s something wrong with your TV.”
Cameras for you were this along with the reel! When you get only 36 photos… Tough competition no retakes… Selfies were out of question.
When conversation was valuable afterall it costed us unlike todays unlimited free calling. You had long wires on these no caller id phones to take them all across the house. You never saw smart phones coming!
beatle landline phone.
When dreams were limited.You always thought that you will never go there as its affordable.
And the only substitutes were swings n slides in local fairs . Our local road side jhoolas…Two rs will give ten chakkars, that small manual wheel that was good enough for all the fun of a giant wheel that will be installed in the fair for two three days once a year.
And I Wonder kids now feel they have nothing in India now inspite of kidzania, kingdom of dreams, snowworld, go escape, live paint shoot n etc etc etc.
The word was “tension” rarely heard. No not really, you almost feel like you lost your world when you lost one of these. That tricky pencil with ten lead parts.
kids smile…the only thing that stays the same…😊😊😊😊😊😊
Whoa! Feeling nostalgic?
If this post made you feel nostalgic, don’t forget sharing it with people who were part of your childhood. As I did after recieving few 1990s images from my school group.