Sunday, March 1, 2009


I was at the Indian Embassy the other day, to get my passport renewed. Even though my appointment was at 10.45am I reached the place at 9am. Why? Because I wanted to be the first in line ( I know these guys don't work by appointment time!). They had a small TV and Aaj Tak was running continuously. I was glued to it ( we don't have dish network so no access to Indian channels) and did not want my name to be called! There was a very funny ad featuring Amul Thermals. I remember Amul sold only butter/milk products and was surprised that they had branched to clothing as well!

Then nostalgia took over me; when we were kids there was just 1 channel- DD1. We used to look forward to Sundays when we could watch He-man ( that cartoon was just terrible, but hey it meant that we could be in front of the TV and not with those dreadful textbooks!). My mom, aunts and other neighbour aunties were crazy about Ramayana (yawwwn!) and the whole family gathered around to watch Oliyum-Oliyum (it was a tamil version of Rangoli). Ah.. those days...sniff..sniff...

I cannot post any of the above mentioned items, but I found all these, which are equally close to heart,

Having spent more than 10 years in Chennai, it would be unfair if I did not post these,

I could find only these two :(
Finally this,

Have to get back to real world now **Sigh**. Have a good week everyone.


  1. hmm good old days!!!

  2. @Anon
    yup! Good old days. As someone in You Tube had commented "India was so innocent then".

  3. Hey Amul inners is a different brand, not the same as dairy product manufacturers:) I love He Man even now esp. Orko!!

  4. got ur passport renewed r not?not bad u got so much time 2 go back 2 that era!


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