Thursday, May 22

Childhood Memories...

M B'day reminded me of the childhood day’s memories, pretty and nostalgic...

So let’s have a Deja Vu with those by quoting some happy memories from childhood.

1) B'day Celebrations!!!
It used to make me really happy when I got all the attention, and moreover all the gifts. :D

2) Chocolates!!!
My mom used to give me and my sister a chocolate every day after her day at work. I remember the name too… “Milky Bar…” Havent had any other chocolate than this one. It was my favorite.

3) Dresses!!!
It was an occasion when I used to get a new dress and it was a reason to celebrate too. I still remember how before the birthday or any festivals we used to prepare for the shopping. :D
4) Lunch boxes!!!
I am an admirer of good food since childhood and I still remember all my female friends used to fight that whose lunch box I am going to eat. :-P
I still remember this one girl who used to bring sweet sandwiches just for me. :D

5) Picnics!!!
Oh… at that time, even going to a local garden was celebrated as picnic. We used to take the lunch and water bottles with us and then used to eat there sitting under a tree.
Used to play cricket or some other game and had so much fun.
If it was some other city we used to be so excited and used to boast a lot to our friends about it. :P

6) Cards, Chupan chupai (Hide n Seek), Langdi Tang!!!
The best games we played, not like the present generations spending whole time sitting in front of TV with a X-Box. So many games there were and so many kids. Playing Cards were the best thing still and so were Sitolia, Gulli Danda!!!. :D
But I miss playing “Kanche” the most. My mom never let me play that because she said it is a bad habbit. :(
(Sorry keshi, I don’t know the English versions of these games.)

7) Comics
Omg… the best thing created by god ever…: D :D
I am an ardent follower of PRAN, the author/creator of Chacha Chaudhary, Pinky, Bablu and many more. :D
I used to read Nagraj, Dhruv, Doga, Ram Raheem, Krookbond, Bankelal, Chacha Bhatija and so many more comics.
Also Mendrek and Phantom were my favorite characters. :D
On my b’day I visited LANDMARK and asked them about hindi comics, but bad luck… :(

8) Ride on someone’s bike or own bicycle
In those times, it was an luxury and so does the car. I remember my dad bought an Ambassador in 1985 which he sold later, but till 1987 we used to ride on his Luna. :D
I had my own bicycle in class 8th (auto till then), and it was stolen too :(
But when we used to ride on someone’s bike it was an amazing experience and we used to talk about it. Hehe

There were so many other things which used to make me happy. They were small but beautiful. I really wonder nowadays when the children don’t know even the name of the kids who live in the same building, leave society even. We have been too busy with out laptops, TV’s and above all with ourselves.

But I surely had my happy childhood days. Tell me yours!!! :)


This is a pic i clicked recently on my trip to Delhi...

Cheers!!!

64 comments:

Jeya said...

I am voting for Comics and all those boxes of south African chocolates!

Sweetstickychewy said...

Thats a really nice collection of your childhood memories. They are juz so precious!:D

*** I really wonder nowadays when the children don’t know even the name of the kids who live in the same building, leave society even. We have been too busy with out laptops, TV’s and above all with ourselves.

Come to think of it, what you mentioned above is pretty true these days.

T.C Ankur!:D

Cheers!

Chakoli said...

kaa hua babua;-))

itna mat socho....!!!

comics, patte... dresses.attention....sab ke liye same pinch...;-))))

ohey hoye kaun thi woh bandi jo aapke liye sweet sandwiches lati thi...;-))

pocket mein phto rakh ke ghoomte ho kya??;-)))

Gonecase said...

Milky bar....kya yaad dila diya guruji....abhi bazaar nikalna padega ! And as for the comics...I still read, I have many PDFs :D

Macadamia The Nut said...

"still remember all my female friends used to fight that whose lunch box I am going to eat"

ROTFL! :D:D

This post brought back SO many good memories! Sigh! You're SO right.. where's the simple life gone to?

g-man said...

lol! lotsa happy childhood memories. me posting about them :D two parts already down, i guess there's 2 more to go. hard work it is

RADhika said...

OMG!!! it was as if i was reading my own childhood stuff!!!
except for the lunch boxes... :P

the chocolates, new clothes, birthdays, picnics were so much fun and much awaited events...

and as regards comics, we used to save money to buy one every week...and you wont believe, me and my brother have still kept all the comics intact, and there is a seperate closet for that! and we have hard-bound all the series of that Raka.. :) and used to wait for the next one to come...

we had also predicted what would happen next, like Raka ka pralay and all... :D

oh you made me nostalgic.. :)
Fantastic post!

ceedy said...

nice

will dwell into it in the day and get back tonite :)

lekin abhi aapka childhood khatam ho gaya kya?

Pri said...

sweet sandwiches?? ahem!!bachpan se ladkiyon mein popular is it?? :p

that was a sweet trip down memory lane :)
'purani jeans' is one of my fav songs...reminds me soo much of college days :(

Pavi!!!! said...

awwww! Thinking of the past alwez makes me feel soooooooo nostalgic n makes me wish i nvr grew up!!!

n milky bar was the only choc i never ate!i din't like it! n choc everyday!Sheeeesh ! u were spoilt!

Keshi said...

Ankur first of all I wanna say IM REALLY SORRY...for the way I picked on ya yday. plz go read my comment reply to u in my current post. tnxx n HUGZ!

I love this post...reminded me of my HAPPIEST times ever...now they r no more.


Keshi.

Ankur said...

@Jeya

hehe... even i vote for all the comics... :D :D

but SA chocolates... maine aaj tak nahi khayi hain :-/

thnxx for dropping by
Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@Sweetstickychewy

ya the childhood memories are so precious!:D


thnxx for agreeing :)


Take CAre :)
Keep Smiling...

Cheers!

Ankur said...

@Chakoli

*kaa hua babua

kuch khas nahi :D :D
bas yaddien yaadien :D :D

**comics, patte... dresses.attention....sab ke liye same pinch...;-))))

yaar seriously itna majaa aata tha na
i miss all those days... ab toh kya hai.. kahin kuch pasand aya le lo... pehle woh din nahi the yaar :((

aur ussi main maja tha :D

**ohey hoye kaun thi woh bandi jo aapke liye sweet sandwiches lati thi...;-))
pocket mein phto rakh ke ghoomte ho kya??;-)))

haha... main bhi bhool gaagaya... kuch toh naam tha
Sammie types :D :D
foto nahi hai abhi... dekho mang loonga, deti hai toh acha hai
heheh

:D :D

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@Gonecase

haan yaar.. milky bar awesome chocolates thi. le aa aur ek mere naam se bhi kha le :D :D
heheh

aur haan... comics main bahut padhta hoon... soch raha hoon is weekend par kharid loon bahut saari wapas :D :D

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@Macadamia The Nut

**still remember all my female friends used to fight that whose lunch box I am going to eat"

hans lo hans lo...
par woh din the... when i was so famous, class top karne ka yahio fayda tha :D :D

I am happy that i made u nostalgic coz those were d best days :D :D

waise yes.... kahan gaye woh din??? :(

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@g-man

hey... will visit ya and read them for sure!!!

and which party u r talkin abt???

thnx for dropping by :)
Cheers!!

Ankur said...

@RADhika

**OMG!!! it was as if i was reading my own childhood stuff!!!
except for the lunch boxes... :P


hahaha... kyon kyon... werent u arnd then... takin the lunch box along for some one :D :D

hehehe


**the chocolates, new clothes, birthdays, picnics were so much fun and much awaited events...

yes they were and they were BIG!!!

**and as regards comics, we used to save money to buy one every week...and you wont believe, me and my brother have still kept all the comics intact, and there is a seperate closet for that! and we have hard-bound all the series of that Raka.. :) and used to wait for the next one to come...

woww.... really...
seriously yaar... kya din the... awesome man!!!

thnxx and i m happy tat i made u nostalgic :D :D

hehe

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@ceedy

thnxx bro..

m waitin :D :D

nahi d child in me is still alive and u know that.. isnt ;)

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@Pri

**sweet sandwiches?? ahem!!bachpan se ladkiyon mein popular is it?? :p

ab kin ladkiyon main popular hoon... yeh toh batao :D :D
heheh

yes... wanted to put some song there which suits and its my fav too :D :D
nostalgic moments... isnt :)

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@Pavi

**awwww! Thinking of the past alwez makes me feel soooooooo nostalgic n makes me wish i nvr grew up!!!

seriously i do think so... coz there is no fun being an adult and mature :((((

**n milky bar was the only choc i never ate!i din't like it! n choc everyday!Sheeeesh ! u were spoilt!

hahaha... haha.. have it girlie then...
and every day is an exaggeration :D :D
hehehe
so dont worry...i werent spoilt!!! :P :P

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@Keshi

**Ankur first of all I wanna say IM REALLY SORRY...for the way I picked on ya yday. plz go read my comment reply to u in my current post. tnxx n HUGZ!

hehe.. keshigirl i knew it was just a phase, and no need to say sorry for anything... i wasnt angry or anything at u... and when i read ur post, i realized tat y u were at me :D :D

hehe

*HUGZ*

**I love this post...reminded me of my HAPPIEST times ever...now they r no more.

yes... it reminded me too... those were the best times, when we had less and we were more happy with that :)

Cheers!!!

Chakoli said...

YUp yup...agreed din ekdumm khaas the...pehle "boundations"the...to maja aata tha..
itna TV mat dekho
itni cmous mat apodo...
ek aam kha liya na ab kal milega...
aaj ke liye bus 1 choc...
aur so many instances...;-00)))


aacha... naam yaad nahi...photo kya...poora usse hi maan glo...;-))

vEENs said...

aww!! haan! and "aaj toh Maggiii" mama... plsssss!

nahin mujhe yeh nahin khana!!

COld Drink chahiye!

Ice Creammmm on every Sunday from K walls!...

dad n me cooking in kitchen on sundays... and making inedible stuff...to be thrown in dustbin later :D ... we makin our own recipes u knw :D

tellin dad... that i have the worst mom... :D)

fighting with every boy in the town ship :D

playin cricket... and hitting sme aunty on their faces :D

smuggling out biscuits from hme... to our play places and making biscuits cakes out of them :D .. mix it water u knw :D

makin ru-absa..and puting it into ice tray to ice candy :D:D

those were the best days of my life :))

ahh! u made me reemebr so many things so soon :((

i miss them! my childhood...


and yaah... hiding comics underneath clothes and sitting in bathroom for hrs readin them :D:D:D

hehhe!

i shud write a post :D:D:D

aneri_masi said...

just came by to say i aint ignoring you. will write a looong comment kal subah subah, ok?

g-man said...

party? who? how? where?

Lena said...

my childhood memories include lots of boys from the apartments next to ours, me stealing pralines from my grandma's cupboard, looking after a little sister, getting a big prize for winning a math competition when i was 8 :D
i believe i should write a post on this, it can get longggggggggggggg!!

ceedy said...

ok dwell kiya....

haan mujhe pata hai....tu to ek nanha sa, chotta sa, pyaraa sa munnaa hai....awww lalitha :P (remember this dialogue)

well almost all the things you mentioned are obviously I miss here are few I could think of...
- phantom cigerettes...
- awla supari
- I was never into other games...bachpan se hi cricket...so there I have no memories...may have played daaba ise pais once or twice thats it...
- about comics...I was into archie comics and mad magazine...and i still read mad

nice post man....ek taraf yaad karke khushi bhi hoti hai...and you know the flip side...

aneri_masi said...

1) That still is the case, isn't it :)

2) so sweet :) everyday chocolate to possible hi nahi tha when i was really little. later, the fridge wld always be stuffed with them, so they lost their charm :(

3) lol, sorry, that just made me laugh, coz here "dress" exclusively means a woman's dress, not skirts, not pants, but a dress :)

4) you attention-seeker!

7) Loved them too! We used to get Indrajaal comics, phantom, mandrake, bahadur, flash gordon, rip kirby, etc.

8) I was always so scared of bikes!

Arey kids do make friends with others in the colony. Aaj bhi karte hain yaar. jab tak india mein cricket hai, that will never go away :)

Pri said...

@ ankur
///ab kin ladkiyon main popular hoon... yeh toh batao :D :D
heheh///

yeh toh tumhe pata hona chahiye...we know only about the blog world where im sure u r popular with all the ladies for ur writing :D

Ankur said...

@Chakoli

haan yaar... but it was still fun, aur ek toh chodo, cheeze roz bhi nahi milti thi... it was like, kulfi khani hai..
kal hi toh khayi thi na beta :D

and so much more :)
and u kno wat... now it reminds me that still how in those days our parents tried to give us everything they cud have :)
so i never want to falter by sayin no to them, when we r well enugh... i cant ever say them no... i shld not atleast, i keep reminding myself of it :)


**aacha... naam yaad nahi...photo kya...poora usse hi maan glo...;-))

haha... photo mang loonga, dekhte hain deti hai kya... aise public ko dikhane ke liye toh pata nahi degi ya nahi... :D :D

hehehe

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@vEENs


haha.. u just had so many happy memories... i m happy that i reminded tat to u :)

and yes... a post will be like awesome on this !!! :D

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@vEENs


haha.. u just had so many happy memories... i m happy that i reminded tat to u :)

and yes... a post will be like awesome on this !!! :D

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@g-man

**party? who? how? where?

u wrote in ur last comment na... read it!!!

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@Lena

**my childhood memories include lots of boys from the apartments next to ours, me stealing pralines from my grandma's cupboard,

haha... lots of boys and stealin.. hmmm ;) ;)

hehe.. u had so much fun Lena :D

**i believe i should write a post on this, it can get longggggggggggggg!!

i m waitin to read it now :)

Cheers!!!

Keshi said...

so true...having LESS was so much more liberating.

Keshi.

g-man said...

oh, i said parts not parties :D

Ankur said...

@Ceedy

hehe.. haan main ek bachcha hi hoon :D :D
i so very much remember her :D :D
hehe

oh ya.. how cud i forget... those sweet ones aur unke liye bhi dant padti thi :P

oh wow... aam pachak bhi :D
bachpan se hi u r screwed... cricket :P :P
hehe

kewl... :)

i know yaa :(
but still it makes us happy... tats wat matters d most ;)

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@Aneri

1) yes... :D
but now its sometimes so formal a thing na :D

2) haan... arre woh per day to exgerration ho gaya :P :P
;)

3) ok ok :-/

4) i was so very of dem all... class main top karne ka ek fayda... plus i was smart ... fotu dekha na mera :D

7) haan indrajaal bhi... so very much :D :D

8) u still r kya... ask him to buy a harley for u now ;)

hehe
yaar... par aap dekh lo ratio, ab itne kids nahi yaar jo sabse milte hian..

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@Pri

haha... i m popular... cant believe :D :D

tu bhi unme se ek hai kya ;) ;)
:P
heheh

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@keshi

so very much and now we rnt happy with the excess!!!!

hehe... such is life!!!

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@g-man

oh sorry... oops!!! :P :P

sorry spelling mistake ;) ;)

hehehe
maine padha party do bar padhne ke baad bhi :P

idiot me!! :D

Cheers!!!

g-man said...

i have done the same thing lotsa times :) pardon me, but my hindi is particularly pathetic. i think you're quite aware of mallu hindi and i don't want you to feel like throwing yourself off a cliff after listening to mine.

gunj said...

oi chacha chaudhary was ur fave too!!
cool hai!
u made me all nostalgic ;)

Ashu said...

ahhhhh that made me nostalgic as well...the bday parties, the cakes,choclates, eclairs, gatagat haha, gifts, the first bicycle to ride up to schoool and many more :))

and yes chacha choudahry was mt fav too along with billu, pinki, nagraj, dhruv and bankelal :))

summer holidays of 2 and half months, wow!!!!!!!1

Ria said...

nice post and it took me back to my childhood days!!i miss those days of reading Chacha Chaudhary and Tinkle! :) loved ur simple style of writing. :)

The 'Mad' Orchid said...

ahem ahem...cho chweet.. :))
hmm as for my memories m still a kiddddd n wil remain so it wil remain forever :d and whn i think im nearing to end my bachpan il mail u my memories till then keep it going buds quite a delightful n refreshing post......
take cre n hugs

brocasarea said...

hmmm...yeah birthdays then were really big occasion then:)..and also agree with the 6th point there!!!...[nice blog..came across it today..and good to know that ur a doc too:)]

ceedy said...

are ek gadbad hai....aapke yaha se jab aap comment update karte ho, hamein email nahi milta....:(

Ankur said...

@g-man

i generally dont do it... i m sorry :)

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@Gunj

yeah... he was and is :D :D

making u feel nostalgic was d purpose of d post!!! :)

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@ashu

yep, all those happy memories... wow!!! :D

oh n u too like d comics, didnt know tat
they were all my favorate :D :D

and yes... summer vacations.. wow!!! :D
hehe.. par ab aisa kuch nahi hai :P

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@Ria

i m happy that i reminded u :D
thnx for dropping by :)

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@Maddie

haha.. pata hai ki tu ek kid hi hai :P

Take care :)
Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@Brocasarea

hehe... thnxx :)
but i m a doc?? who toldya??

:O

n thnx for dropping by :)
Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@Ceedy

mere yahan par aisi koi setting nahi hai bhai... aapne comments subscribe nahi kara rakhe honge ya phir apne gmail ke filters check karo... kisi aur main chale jaate honge :)

Cheers!!!

g-man said...

lol, absolutely no problem. i seem to be misunderstood a lot :D once i asked my cousin's friend the time, and he thought i had insulted him gravely and told my cousin to keep me in line or he'd bash the living shit out of me. i still haven't figured out what he thought i called him :|

Ankur said...

@g-man

Thanks :)

Cheers!!!

Satish Bolla said...

ankur-bhai, u made my day. for a moment, i forgot that am 25 n working in a responsible post. i felt as if am a 5 yr old, enjoyin this games.

my fav choc used to be dairy milk n it stays almost the same even today. my vote for my childhhod fav comic is for phantom(the ghost who walks... ;) )

Ankur said...

@Satish

i m happy that u liked it... the sole purpose of the post was that ppl remember their childhood and love it!!!

thnxx for dropping by :)
Cheers!!!

Vandita said...

oh the comics were my bro's favs too...and they were all duly passed on to me :D
chacha chaudhary even in english was really cool... diamond comics ki poori collection hogi abhi bhi kisi box mein :P
great post and ya i wanted to add gallery and hopscotch and vish amrit to the game list too :P

Ankur said...

@Vandita

I find you so similar... and haan main Vish Amrit bhool hi gaya tha... wats hopscotch???

Cheers!!!

ishqia said...

nice memories

Priya said...

:)

That was quite a walk down the memory lane...