10 MEMORIES OF THE 80s & 90s TO MAKE YOU NOSTALGIC
The seventies were sexy, the eighties exciting, the nineties were undoubtedly nubilous (remember all those Jitendra-Sridevi movies? *shudders*); and the kids who were born and grew up in these years were, still are, and forever will be Stupendo-Fantabulously-Fantastic. Okay, I may have copied the last part from a certain Ms. Geeta Kapoor. We the 80s kids (on the average), were still human, still practical, being social still meant talking to people face-to-face, and we still valued real relations more than the ‘likes’ and the ‘forwards’. Bante-wali bottle used to be our nectar, while Parle-G was our elixir. Being the certified sadists that we are, we’ve decided to compile a list of 10 memories from your childhood that will bring flush you into nostalgia and you are going to spend the rest of your day sulking and brooding. Huuuaahhhh! Told you we’re sadists. Anyway, read on…
1) THE VACCINATION MARK:
Raise your hand if you have this small-pox vaccination mark on your upper left arm. Yeah? You’re a 80s kid, Hence, proved!
2) CHACHA CHAUDHARY:
If you hear this name and the first image that came to your mind is a 4.5 ft elderly, with white hair and bushy regal white mustache; congratulations mi amigo, you’re a 80s kid. And yeah, there was Sabu too, remember him?
3) THANDA THANDA PANI:
While the west was going bonkers about Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice, you were hung up to eternity on Thanda Thanda Pani version of the same by Baba Sehgal, right? Dude, you’re so 80s!
Do you still say Flit, whenever anyone mentions insecticides? I’ve got news for you, my friend; you’re a certified 80s kid.
5) RAJIV GANDHI:
Who has been the most handsome Prime Minister of any country in the world, ever? Did you say Rajiv Gandhi? Please be well informed, you are a 80s kid.
Those white bodied pens with that epic blue cap, and that clip you so loved to mercilessly snap break with a flick keeping it between your three fingers. Remember them? You do? Well…
There are devils and there are devils, and then there are a few more…well, devils. But, if the very mention of the word reminds you of a certain bald yet cute, greenish entity with horns with a super-imposed ONIDA at the bottom, you are a 80s kid. Neighbor’s envy, owner’s pride.
8) FIAT/ AMBASSADOR:
Your earliest memory of cars on Indian roads is of Fiat’s Premier Padmini or an Ambassador (a few would also remember Standard)? Oh come on, 80s weren’t all that bad. The trendsetter, Maruti 800 came out in 1983, remember?
9) LALIT JI:
Remember Lalita Ji, the homely lady with the typical next-door look, trying to sell you Surf? Bhai Sahab, Surf ki kharidari mein hi samjhdari hai. You do? Gawd! You’re so 80s.
Getting up early on Sundays, that too without being forced, just so you can get ready and sit before the television to watch Lord Rama slaying the baddy Ravana…aah, memories! Nothing compares to that battle, not even the one between Bahubali and Bhallaldeva, right? Admit it now dude, you’re a 80s kid. Be proud!