Friday, June 12, 2009

Growing up in Madras

1) Cartoon Network, which would turn to TNT in the nights - Speed Racer, Johnny Quest, Precious Pup, Johnny Bravo ...

2) Johnny Sokko and the Giant Robot

3) Small Wonder, The Wonder Years - best shows ever

4) Shrimati Ma'am and Shrinivasan Sir tuitions

5) Pizza was an exquisite, gourmet dish

6) Shopping in Bata for new school bag, shoes and socks before school reopenings

7) Hershey's Kisses were one of the best chocolates ever since it came from America.

8) Tv Video games - Super Mario, Duck Hunt

9) Bourbon, Jim Jam and other "cream" biscuits

10) Watching movies on VCR (deck)

11) Going to the library to get story books
(Side note: I know many parents now who complain that their kids don't read. But I remember almost everyone in my class loved reading books. The problem was you were allowed only one book per week from the school library and that would be read in 2 days.)

12) Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Archies, Tintin, Asterix, Enid Blyton, Chacha Chouwdry

13) Birthday parties which usually had cake baked at home, chips and Rasna. And most gifts received were pen sets and sketch pens

13) Bournvita Quiz contest was one of the coolest shows

14) WWF card obsession

15) Playing Trade(Monopoly), Life, Scotland Yard, UNO

16) Hero pens, Bril ink vs Chelpark ink

17) Running and catching, Lock and Key, Ice Boy, Four Corners, King

18) Saravana Bhavan sambar vadai

19) Big Babool and Boomer gum

20) Contessa and Premier Padmini were the cool cars.

Can the gentle readers add more?


Manju said...

Street Hawk, Oshin - TV shows
Rotomac pens - "likthe likthe love ho jaaye." LOL
Chain Police, 7 stones, Hide and Seek, marbles, gully cricket - outdoor games
Naturo (mango bar), aamchur, guavas, raw mango slices, pepsi (ice stick with color) - snacks
Big Fun - gum

Sandeep said...

Omg! thats one walk down the memory lane thast worth it!

1. Doordarshan folks would know this show - Byomkesh Bakshi - the Indian Sherlock Holmes!

2. Street Hawk and shazam

3. Chelpark rules and bril is definitely for suckers!

4. Nestle chocolates(Esp nestle crunch!)

5. Bun Butter jam!

6. And Shrimathi Mam - Strich No can do!

7. Hiding books in School Library.

8. Shopping in Binny for school Uniforms and yeah Bata would be the best part of school shopping!

Deepthi said...

U've picked the best ones!!!

Mambalam Mani said...

No Oliyum oliyum?

janani said...

Nice work fellas, I will edit the post to add your points.

Jinguchakka said...

I'd love to add to that. But would lose a probable post myself. :-)

Also mine would be a la Chandler. :-(

RaviB said...

And how abt these?

* SUN TV's thirai varisai.(Adhiradi sevvai-read tuesday, kadhal budhan-read wednesday....super-hit velli)

* Gokulam to your list of books ( I am sure you missed it )

* cricket with one-pitch catches

Krithi said...

Junoon, Swabhimaan - the Mega serials :) :)

Monday morning Ramayan

Road side Paani puris, bhel puris

and ofcourse Paneer soda, water melons