22 January 2013

I wanna go back ...

I am a child of the 80s. That says a lot about how my childhood days would have been. Being born in the 80s is the best thing that happened to me. My life did not revolve around a TV and computer. I had time to do so many things which the current generation misses out on. I feel extremely nostalgic about those days and wish I could have all of it back.

This is how life was back then, peaceful and calm, and so beautiful and happy.
  • Playing in the mud and yet not getting any infection or falling ill.
  • Playing catch, kho kho, the colour game, and with marbles.
  • Waiting for hours outside for the first rain of the season so that I could get wet.
  • Picking flowers from anywhere, and making garlands for God.
  • Discovering my love for books at the tender age of 6 which has provided me with endless joy over the years. Now there is only one library left as against 10 when I was a kid since people prefer to read online.
  • Playing badminton late into night with my brother and friends.
  • Playing Business (Indian version of Monopoly) with my father and brother and feeling sad when my father lost.
  • Getting onto my father's lap for a hug when he came home from office.
  • Spending 10 days at the building's Ganpathi pandal with no worries about studies or anything.
  • Waiting for Sunday morning cartoons on TV.
  • Watching Mahabharat and Ramayana on TV on Sunday mornings.
In the 80s, there was no cable and we watched TV mainly on Sundays. A computer was something we saw once a week in school during computer classes. We spent time playing and running with friends instead of being glued to video games. Staring out of the window at nothing, or just watching birds was awesome time pass. How I miss those days and how I feel sad for today's kids whose time goes in watching TV, catching up on facebook, running to a million classes and being over-achievers.

I really wanna go back -

I wanna go back
Back to the good old days
When life was so sweet, so simple, so pure
I wanna go back to the good old days

Time was forever, the days so long
I could do anything I wanted
No worries, just smiles
There was time for everything

The people I loved were still there
And a hug solved all problems
Wishes were small, dreams were big
And I floated in the clouds with a smile

I really wanna go back


  1. Rosh,
    Thanks for visiting, commenting and following both my blogs.
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  2. i so agree with you and I think we (the children of the 80s) had the best of both worlds.

    Lovely post.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments. :)

    Priyanka (The Purplenista)

  3. Love the post.


  4. Same here, I'm so thankful for having been born in the 80s. We used to get Tinkle and Champak to read and, during mango season, would walk around looking for trees in the neighbourhood. Do children today know how to climb a tree??

    1. Oooh yes! Thanks for reminding me of the Tinkles, Champaks and the Chandamamas. I so miss them!