A “child” is defined as “a person who is not an adult yet.” Emphasis on yet. Matlab pressure bohot bhaari hai bade hone ka – and this is one instance where we don’t want to say, “Apna time aayega!” Nahin chahiye bhaiya, aage jao.
All the things about adulthood that we thought were cool, are really just ~meh~. We wanted to grow up so we could have the TV remote control. Guess what – they threw the TV out of style! We wanted to grow up so we could make our own decisions. Guess what – we suck at it and regret our decisions every Monday! We wanted to grow up so we wouldn’t have to do homework. Guess what – now we have WORK FROM HOME which is just a fancy phrase for “tere toh lag gaye”.
So basically –
And that’s why, today, let us take you to “Neverland” – a place where nobody ever grows up and it’s always Children’s Day!
So strap on your seat belts and prepare for a nostalgic trip through the relics of our childhood, or as we call it, the Neverland.
1. TV of our childhood!
2. Superhero of our childhood!
3. Candies and chocolates of our childhood!
The elaichi of Kismi was so strong, we still have an aftertaste on our tongue!
4. Toys of our childhood!
^This image is enough to make our palm tickle!
^The deafening, annoying, repetitive noise of this tin pistol irritated every adult around – and we LOVED it! 😀
^This brick game broke friendships and caused sibling rivalries that are still going strong! (Also, do you remember stealing the batteries from the TV remote when the game’s batteries ran out? Oh, it was SO fun to watch the adults try to make the remote work with the swapped batteries! “Arey news nikli jaa rahi hai, volume kyun nahin badh rahi iski?? *hits the remote*)
^Ring toss nahin khela toh kya khela? Before Pokemon was a thing, this was the original “Gotta catch ’em all!”
These beauties were the first items of “trading” we had. Two of these could buy you the contents of your benchmate’s lunch-box, three of these could buy you your Maths homework, and four of these could make you the team captain in gully cricket. (Psst! They were also great if you wanted to annoy your sibling. All you had to do was put one in their shoe and wait!)
We applaud our parents for putting up with our Contra-juiced brains for years. Poor souls didn’t know what they were getting into when they bought us those game cartridges.