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Talking of time warps…

I was at this TRULY bizarre meeting today. We get many of those in the course of our lives as chroniclers, but if it is indeed is the 5th of December 2009, then I managed to break into a time warp. There was this chap who was instructing teachers and principals of colleges on how to turn on a computer. I think that is when I passed out…

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Continuing on the same time theme, there is this really delightful experiment on at Facebook, I picked from Vani and Shyam. Tell me what your first memory of me is and that is sure to surprise me. It is amazing how it becomes like a touchscreen. A gentle touch and a cascade of memories open up…

They threw back nostalgia at me, my green vegetable dress at some second standard show, school games, the taste of a Bombay Halwa samosa, brought back the grim friendless desperation of my early years in a behemoth…

And, you get to hear so much you have had no clue about whatsoever…

It sure is fun, and largely complimentary, you should try it out sometime. If FB is anathema to you, try it on your blog…

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There are things that you’ve left behind that you wish you din’t…

like summer holidays…

like being treated to icecream on the day the last exam is over…

like borrowing books from Raviraj lending library…

like drawing the kolam early morning…

like listening to Thenkachi Ko.Swaminathan’s Indru Oru Thagaval on radio before you went to school…

like travelling by cyclerickshaw…

like riding a cycle with friends…

like playing kho-kho, paandi and that step game…what was it- bank, river, water, sea, play, run…

like complaining about shenaii music that plays on DD when some important personnage has kicked it and the nation is mourning…

like watching national award winning movies on TV at night…

like burying your head in books and surfacing only to eat…

like having holidays on election days, though you have nothing to do…

like not having to worry about tomorrow…

like not having to worry about calories when eating…

like eating hot pooris as soon as you get home from school – with jam!

like playing outside in the evenings…

like celebrating childrens’ day and teachers’ day…

like getting messy with the ‘sweet kozhukkatai’ pooram on Vinayaka Chaturthi…

like painstakingly lighting lamps every night in Karthigai…

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It’s such a pity there’s no getting back to all this…

tell me, what do you miss most about your childhood…

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