Wednesday, 16 April 2014

N for Nostalgia!!

       Today we had finished lab early and had nothing to do. So we started discussing about this and that! Suddenly popped up the topic of our school days when someone asked “Do you remember how silly it was the way we used to say ‘Katti’ to indicate we are henceforth stopping conversations!”

    With that a fresh round of discussion began, about all the memories of those good old days. Back then hearing ‘Katti’ from a friend was the scariest thing! Peek-a-Boo, thief and police, chain cut, hop scotch were the favorite games played during P.E periods. And when it came to indoors, name-place-animal-thing was on top! Getting scolding from teachers would instantly bring tears while receiving praise was equal to an award! Biggest fear was to forget home work! Or losing things and getting chided at home for it.

       Evening time was divided as play time and TV time. Going out for games was fun and meant socializing unlike today’s social media where you connect with people far away while ignoring the person right next to you! Though there weren't technologies like now to keep us connected 24*7, the bonds were strong! School was fun and holidays were boring as we couldn't meet friends.

       One common dream every one of us had was to grow up fast and enjoy life. But now if I think about it, I feel those innocent days were the best part of life. Nothing much to worry about and yet so many reasons to be happy; every little thing used to make us happy and excited. I wonder now why we were in such a hurry to grow up! If ever asked which phase of life that I would like to go back if given a chance, then it would definitely be those innocent days of childhood, the golden period of my life.


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Until the next post,
Keep Smiling :)

Love,
Swathi :)

36 comments:

  1. Doesn't it suck that we realize only in hindsight how great things used to be when we were younger? At the time, we never appreciate it or the fact that those were the best days of our lives. ♥

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  2. Those were actually the best days Swathi...how we wish we could go back but sadly we can't ....

    And same pinch for today even I posted Nostalgic:)

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  3. Ah! To get back to the old young and carefree days! Great post!

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  4. This can't be happening! I wrote about nostalgia too! sync again Haan! You made me miss my good old days! *wipes tears of nostalgia*

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  5. My school ended just 2-3 months ago and I am already missing it like anything! I scold myself for the days when I used to say 'when will school get over for good' because now all I want to do is go back to school and meet my friends and have fun and masti! Gosh! I miss it so bad... :=(

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  6. Some nostalgia is good. But I had a friend who used to start everything with, "Remember in junior high when..." After a while I stopped talking to him. It got old, quick.

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

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  8. Ah that was a golden period. We were care free. no responsibilities and no worries. Wish those days could come back.

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  9. I guess all of us go through this phase Swati...when we realize that growing up into an adult is never that great but the growing years were the icing on the cake! Very well written!

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  10. Thinking back on childhood memories is so bittersweet. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  11. Just reading your post brought back memories! It's good to look back and remember those happy times.

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  12. Its always like that isn;t it.. we tend to wait for the growing part so much and then we wish to go back down

    PhenoMenon
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  13. Swathi you took me back to my childhood days. So much nostalgia. Wonderful Blogpost.

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  14. Nostalgia! ...great choice for the week:)

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  15. This brought a smile to my face ... lovely memories :-)

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  16. Good take on N, lovely memories :)

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  17. I enjoyed reading your beautiful story of your childhood.

    http://romisdg.blogspot.jp/

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  18. Hmmm.. Nostalgia... We need to enjoy living in the moment.. I guess that is what matters. Nostalgia is poignant. Nice post Swathi.

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  19. arey mere sher mere cheeteh... athos aur aramis dono ne Nostalgia ki baare mein likha :O Wow.... You both made me feel nostalgic!!

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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  20. Childhood is the best phase of one's life and name-place-thing-animal was my favorite game too :)

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  21. You said it, socializing by ignoring the person sitting next to you :) There is a famous gazal by Jagjit Singh, woh kaagaz ki kasti, woh baarish ka pani. Childhood is a mgical period in our lives.

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  22. You know your posts makes me realize that everyday the memories playing out in my mind's background is a way to hold on to something that was good, pleasant...Good one

    N for Nauseated-Random Thoughts Naba

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  23. BTW i still use katti with my close frnds :)

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  24. I try to follow the Carly Simon maxim: These are the good old days.
    ROG, ABCW

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  25. I think nostalgia is good!- I love your posts. :)

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  26. Really those days were magical,, no worries,,well biggest worry was doing home work,,, nthing else,,,,,, well I realize it nw hw worthy those times were,,,,,,misssing my school days :'( areh tune toh rula diya iss post se :-P

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  27. i found myself nodding my head to everything i was reading....katti, yes, name-place-animal-thing, yes yes,!! ah! those good old days!!!

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  28. My childhood days were never this carefree. But I remember the games and the times outdoors with siblings. Great post

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  29. :) choldhood, the shaping years no?

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  30. childhood <3 yea swatz those were best days <3

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  31. So so true about childhood then and social media now. Sigh. I still make sure that my daughter gets her outdoor time and limit gadgets to once a week. Maybe I should do the same for myself ;)

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  32. Name - place - thing - animal :-) Brought back many nostalgic memories to me too today .. Dropping by from the AtoZ challenge

    GS at Moontime Tunes

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  33. I liked what you said about appreciating where we are when we are there :) When I was young I wanted to be older and vice versa.

    Carol @ Battered Hope

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  34. I remember katti too... It would be the scariest and rudest thing a friend Could say. :)

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