My brother and I were caught in an argument over the 90’s show Aahat. We couldn’t decide if Aahat was scarier than Zee Horror Show. This automatically reminded me of our childhood and how we spent time watching these shows. We both knew that we won’t be able to sleep properly being scared at night but nonetheless we were hooked to the telly. I am going to take you guys on a trip down the memory lane, to the beautiful times of the 90’s. Here are the seven things I miss the most from that era.
1) TV Shows
If you are from the 90’s, you grew up watching these amazing shows like Hip Hip Hurray and Dekh Bhai Dekh. You also wouldn’t have missed these two horror shows- Aahat and Zee Horror Show. Sundays were reserved for the classic Ramayan. I wouldn’t mention FRIENDS because we weren’t allowed to watch it because of the taboo associated with English shows. (People who grew up in conservative households like mine can totally relate!)
I saved my pocket money to buy this one. And it made me one of the coolest kids in school. HAHA. I sneaked in numerous cassettes and listened to my favourite artists. I played Backstreet Boys, Bryan Adams, Westlife non-stop. And of course- I’m blue, da ba dee daba da.
Do you guys find children these days playing wonderful games like Staapoo? They are missing a lot of awesome games that we guys played but I still remember the fights and hi-5’s we cherished with our neighbours. Name, Place, Animal, Thing, Hangman, Mario etc.- these games are just etched in legends. An honorary mention for the fervent obsession with taazos?
Each one of you must have tried this with your girl friends and your crushes. This is how you determined if someone deserved your friendship, love, affection, marriage, enmity or sisterhood. I just tried doing this with my husband and FLAMES has predicted it right- Marriage.
5) Diwali Guns
We played with these guns pre-diwali while our parents went out distributing sweets. These little things were enough to give the kid next door a mild scare.
6) Sports Shoes
I am not sure if kids still wear these shoes to school but do you remember rubbing chalk over these before the teacher could inspect. Chalks came in handy if I forgot painting them before wearing them to school. Action ka school time… or may be BATA
SACHIN SACHIN! DADA! And of course the Wall of our team, the adorable Jammy- Rahul Dravid. Cricket was indeed a gentleman’s game back then and these legends are being missed. Also, who can ever forget the soul crushing exit South Africa faced in the semis? Their fate hasn’t changed much in nearly two decades, has it?