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topic: i remember.. warning: totally arbitrary n random messages 1-10 of 883 first | < previous | next > | last i remember.. warning: totally arbitrary n random 8/5/2004 7:00 AM delete a circle at haji ali. fewer flyovers. a newspaper called the daily, another called the bulletin. busybee in mid-day not the afternoon d&c. 3 rupee cab rides. 15 paisa bus tickets. trolley style double decker buses. lots of ambassador cabs. manual indicators at railway stations. bus coupons as legal tender. ugly metal carts selling 'machine ka thanda paani' for 10 paise. bhel not wada pav as the signature snack of the city. greater bombay as the official name of the city. peach melba at jaihind cold drink house at nana chowk. strand cinema. roxy where you had go outside in the interval. and opera house of course. B&W tv's as status symbols. needing a license for a tv or radio. when 'close down' was the last item on the days tv listings sometimes as early as 10.45. watching movies on DD all day when the elections were covered. waiting for doordarshan to START transmitting at 5.45 on other days. 28 foot ganesh idols, one even dancing on a massive prudential cup. ganesh idols drinking milk. the infamous 'stone man' who killed pavement sleepers. paddle boats at 'victoria garden'. bournvita quiz contest on Salil 'medium wave' radio, no FM. energee at 80 paise. chocolate bars called plus. a snack called pronto. irani restaurants on almost every street corner. when every house had one of those stupid glass birds with feathers on their bum, drinking from a glass filled with red liquid. glass toys sold on the street. the baloonwallah as a cheap source of thoroughly entertaining toys. cotton carders twanging their contraption on the road. siddhivinayak as a quaint little temple. pune being a 4-6 hour drive away. when 'asiad' buses were described as 'luxury'. when u could call free from a public phone by shouting into the earpiece. cops in navy blue uniforms.. with shorts! a stupid flag collecting contest from topaz bubble gum which nobody ate but all kids bought. another ridiculous 'contest' that never existed, collecting number plates of maruti cars. any of these match with your memories? any to add?

Whoa. 8/5/2004 7:49 AM U have lived in Bombay.
Mohit
8/5/2004 10:12 PM

I remember the Bournvita Quiz contest on radio with Ameen Sayani - I should - I took part in it ...followed by "Ravivar ke rang, Diamond comics ke sang"
Milind

And also the stone man... one of his killings occured on the pavement outside my building... yep 8/6/2004 2:19 AM remember that... chunnu padhta diamond comix, munni padhti diamond comix, mazedaar hai diamond comix! horrible show. but listened nevertheless. c'mon guys wot ELSE was but is no more a part of bombay?
8/6/2004 3:02 AM

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Salil

Taking the radio thread fwd, on MW, I remember these typical people requesting for songs. "Hamare jawano ke liye," and around 40 odd people (with vague names) requesting for the same song. There was Ameen Sayani and Cibaca Geetmala. (Binaca too but I was too young that time I think.) Then there was Magic Lamp on DD which I used to watch as a kid. And those regional shows. And Superhit Muqabala which changed everything. 12 years ago. How can I forget, 'hello hello hello – inspector (Hello Inspector)' and 'Ek Shunya Shunya (100)' on DD – I learnt my broken Marathi here only!!! There are these ads on radio which I still remember – 1) Competition success review, CSR padhte jaaiye, safalta ki seediya chadte jaaiye, competition success review! 2) jeevdaya netra-prabha netra-prabha! 3) tv ad: jab mein chota ladka tha, badi sharat karta tha, meri chori pakdi jaati!! I suppose these are generic for the country. About the city, my memories are pretty much the same. As everyone else. Restaurants mein I remember Dasprakash which was a favourite, Woodlands. Shit, how can i forget Yankee Doodle. I still

Ruchi

sorely miss that place. One used to get the BESTEST sundeas there. Yummy. And the swing there. I dont like Intercontinental. Eew. Another thing I REALLY miss about the city is the double decker 123. Thats a tragedy. Even when my 66 is a single decker, I feel bad. Like I do with the 122. :( Aur kya, abhi yaad nahin aa raha. But this feeling we all have here is intense man. Bonding over the city. Yeh hai spirit. Btw, this is my favourite community!! Everytime I feel low, I read all the posts here!! :) Jai Orkut, Jai Bambai. Will write in when I think of more! Cheers. Contests..and games.. 8/6/2004 3:14 AM Speaking of contests that we entered as kids I remember these VERY clearly. One was collecting those things from under Gold Spot (YUM YUM..BVO zindabad!) caps and sticking them into this Jungle Book comic (each cap had a different Jungle Book character on it). Don't remember what the prize was...all I remember was thanks to the HUGE numbers of Gold Spots my sis and me drank and the caps we collected and traded, we had like 5 copies of the Jungle Book comic by the end.... The second one was collecting cricketer's names under ThumsUp caps (YUM YUM ThumsUP!!)..I think it was for the 1987 World Cup maybe? And I think the prize was a cricket bat with all the cricketer's autographs or something... And the coolest thing was EVERY kid in the neighborhood got together every evening to compare our progress...yes, thanks to the fact that no one had computers, most of us had no TVs...all us kids played in the building compounds EVERY evening..chor-police, dabba-ispice(sp?), kabaddi, kho-kho, hide n seek, L-O-N-D-O-N... I don't see any kids playing downstairs nowadays..sad no?

Vikram

Contests 8/6/2004 3:18 AM Oh ya, there was this another contest. The Cadbury's contest thingie. Remember. Collecting points from wrappers. Getting different things. Camera, false teeth, etc etc. Wow.
Ruchi

I still have the brochure at home. Will check it up and post it online. If anyone wants, I could scan it too!! wow... 8/6/2004 3:55 AM thas mo like it. see? we all saw th same stuff delete at the same times. hey vikram, the thums up contest was in 1984, rite after the world cup wen WI thrashed us well and good. autographed mini bats were the top level prize, there were also mini balls, bottle openers, mini thums up bottles and my favorite. the flicker books. i had ALL of them, sandeep patils lofted drive, gavaskars straight drive, richards' cover drive, lloyds sweep, 2 of kapil- one batting one bowling. u cud flick them both ways, the other side had them drinkin thums up and givin a thums up. din speak to my kid bro for weeks wen he threw them in a fit of anger. strange, even i don remember wot the grand prize fo gold spot was, but my cupboard smelled like gold spot from all the cap liners and the albums. wow.. that product was marketed well. did u know that cricket highlights were INVENTED for thums up? at this very moment, i sit 10 feet away from where thums up got it's name. the cabin where my boss now sits, was the venue for a long argument between ramesh chauhan, head of parle, and ravi gupta, head of trikaya advertising. trikaya fought and fought for the name thums up while ramesh chauhan was insistent on calling the product bisca for some strange reason. but this is a nostalgia thread an im rambling again. so to bring it back on track, does anyone remember a product CALLED bisca? yes mr chauhan finally did use the name 4 his shortlived brand of cup noodles. and does anyone remember a product called big bite? also shortlived and from parle, but it was quite nice i thot, the ads sed "dontcha feel like a big bite now?" hey hey hey.. i'm on a roll... that also reminded me of appella, the refreshing return to nature. this thread is definitely taking an advertising slant......
8/6/2004 9:10 AM

Salil

Milind

I remember the Thums Up and Gold Spot contests - I had all the flickers as well as a ball with Roget Binny's and bat with Sunil

Gavaskar's autograph... And as for the Gold Spot contest, I did end up with the entire Jungle book story in comic form...the first prize was a trip to Disneyland... Also does anyone remember another couple of short lived colas named Rush and Do It??? One thing I miss is the trailer buses... sort of like the double decker buses, but with a detachable driver's cabin... I remember it used to have a deck which had a low height... and when I was a kid, that was the only type of bus in which I could touch the roof and also pull the bell rope...which I did a few times And yes, I remember Bisca... we used to call it "bas kya"...
8/6/2004 9:18 AM

And Frooti and it's lesser known cousin Appy.... Gosh, it really takes me back to childhood talking about all these things.... We should rename this thread the 80's thread.....
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i remember frooti and how yucky appy tasted
Poonam

wow this takes me back.... thing is i cant diffrentiate b/w what was and what is - i havent been to bombay for a looooooooooong time since i moved to phoriegn

ahhhhhhh - i miss it and miss the parle biscuit aroma when the train passed through! Frooti 8/6/2004 6:20 PM Vikram Frooti still exists! They sell that nectar in plastic bottles now!I also found some Indian stores in US which import it!And Appy is back with a sexy packaging!! Nostalgic ! 8/6/2004 9:44 PM ppl! this thread is so making me nostalgic! and making me want to live in the past! I remember it all, from gold spot contest to thumbs up flickers. From TV land, I still remember the sannata on all the mumbai roads when "RamayaNa" serial started, and then "Mahabharat" Also, "Aao maare sathe" and "Phul khile hai gulshan gulshan" and the "Saptahikee" and yes, the "Chhayageet" and "Chitrahar"s And who cud forget "Spiderman", "He-man", and the Jap kid blabbering Common "Giant robot" !
Ashish

Pea Jay

Also, although i was a kid, i remember drawing those Ashiad "Appu" playing all d games in tiny square (82 or 84?) I also remember kids noting down all Maruti car plate number when Maruti first rolled out on roads... dont remember the number, but it was a rumor that if u hv say x number of correct plate numbers, then they will give u a maruti free. More later as i remember it!
8/6/2004 11:08 PM

http://www.vishalpatel.com/features/giantrobot/giantrobot.htm Check this out!
Ruchi

Courtsey: Vishal Patel fusen gum 8/6/2004 11:36 PM hey i can still remember the taste of fusen gum - and those wierd tatoos

Poonam

i loved giant robot! and fraggle rock Daze of Our Lives! 8/7/2004 1:05 AM Giant Robot and Fraggle Rock! Anyone for Fireball XL5? Salil, remember those products because of the 'different' (in those days) packaging they came in.

Mohit

And the political landscape was mucho different wasn't it? Daily shut down. Wonder where Rajiv Bajaj is? Wow! Literally, the daze of our lives!

8/7/2004 4:04 AM

I thought you wanted old recollections, not this modern stuff. ;) I remember: * Riding on double-decker trams and watching the driver turn the crank - one at each end, so reversing the tram meant going to the other end and driving it from there. * Kala ghoda (King George V, not Shivaji) * Rupees, annas and pies (OK, I was 5 then) but the 4 & 8 anna coins stayed in circulation with the Naye Paise for some years. * A pavli was a 4 anna coin aka 25 paise. (OK, OK, if there are any really old chaps here, I know that a pavli was originally a quarter anna!) In the early 1960s it bought you a decent feed of bhel on the street. A one naya paisa coin might buy a dubious no-name sweet, but its main purpose was to help make up 6 paise, i.e. the old one anna. When inflation arrived, they made a 3-paisa coin! * When the only new cars were a Fiat 1100 (later Premier), Standard Herald or an Ambassador and each year's improvements were to the lights or the dashboard instruments. * The period between the departure of Coke and the arrival of Thums Up and Campa Cola. Circa 1968. * When the Gateway of India was pristine and not surrounded by barbed wire and you could shout inside to hear the echo. When the naval docks could not be seen from the Gateway. * When any given food specialty had only one shop that could make it. * When the only disco in town was Slipped Disc at Colaba. * When the bands played at Band Stand near the Oval. * When people could spell Pedder Road and Nepean Sea Road correctly because the signs still showed those names. Now they have morphed. * When Villa Theresa was also a boys school and didn't have the tall building on the tennis court which also had a mango tree. * When the only sign of Shivaji was at his park. * Parisian Dairy, which was famous for its Peach Melba. Later it became Talk of the Town.
8/7/2004 5:58 AM

Ash

Ash, come to think of it, even I remember hollering under the arch of the Gateway of India and marvelling at the echo.
Mohit

The 5 paise coins! Now we have the 5 rupee coins. And Asterix and Tintins that cost about 25 bucks. i love wher this is goin 8/7/2004 9:00 AM hey milind, rite about th trip to disneyland. wrong on quite a delete few others im afraid. rush was an orange drink. part of a ploy by mcdowells to launch a bunch of soft drinks in order to prepare for surrogate advertisin. the cola was called thril, the lemon drink was tripp... go around to worli naka there's one guy who still hasn't removed his tripp signboard. Do it, was the lo-cal cola from parle: Do it for the taste alone, do it leaves yo waist alone, do it, do it, do it! u jus hav 2 do it, coz do it is lo cal! so hel-lo pal, do it is lo cal.. i wish my short term memory was as good. <br>btw, trailer buses u mentioned were wot i meant in the first meg in the thread by trolley style buses. <br><br>Ash, i dunno if u checked th other thread, i was born in th same hospital as u. in 73 tho. speakin of trams, i was at cafe military a year ago, this place that has great parsi food an cheap beer, and this old parsi guy has had too much to drink so he asks the waiter if he will see him off to the TRAM station... hehhehehe. and kala ghoda is where i work, an i dunno the amount of times i've had to explain to cabbies why it's called kala ghoda. and the gateway, if everyone else loves it so much why cant we get rid of that travesty of it so close? can u imagine they actually built a public loo rite there, AND its a bloody replica of the gateway?<br><br>and ruchi thx a mil fo the giant robot link. duz anyone want the title trax of fireball xl5 and fraggle rock? mail me. <br><br>if you guys r so into bombay nostalgia i strongly recommend readin salman rushdie's midnight's children. wild. totally love it.
8/7/2004 9:46 AM

Salil

And I am not in this conversation ????? What is This ? Kombdee ka Pees. Gharme Jaake Masala Pees Gaadi ka number Char Sau Bees.
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8/7/2004 11:27 AM

AiAiYo! Ash!!
Bombay Vikram

Kalaghoda is Edward VII not George V..(*still* not

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Shivaji) The original Kalaghoda statue is now in the Victoria Gardens (Or Veermata Jijabai Udyan if you so prefer)...the statue of Shivaji that replaced it is now the one in front of the Gateway of India... Re: The Gateway of India..the square in front of the Gateway which is now covered by a garden and a statue was originally intended by the architect to be a public plaza...aparently our urge to rename institutions and monuments also includes our urge to destroy whatever originality was present. How many years before the Gateway is renamed? Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Dwar? Daze again... 8/7/2004 2:11 PM @Vik: Victoria Gardens, yes! That was the name! The garden in front of the Gateway of India does host public performances- a very rare occurence though. Last I remember was a series of classical concerts. The taxi blast prolly has the administration a little jittery there. Btw, does anyone remember Sunday mornings spent watching Star Trek and Cosmos? Wow! I'm still a Trekkie and Cosmos fan! The Asiad? The Champions of Champions- the days when Shastri was not heckled? Coolie (the movie and the news around it)? And aah... only the Bombay Gang would know..."Missing Missing Missing"!
8/7/2004 5:25 PM

Mohit

Energee. Sundance Cafe. Hollywood movies in Eros, Regal & Sterling. Sabudana Wada and Batata Wada under the Bridge in Dadar (east?). Giant trees along the road in Dadar. Razz Rhino and Sheetal Again. Sizzlers at Yokos. Sitting on the top deck of 90 ltd. or 8 ltd. with your boyfriend, goofing off from work for the afternoon, in the Monsoon. Classical concerts at Nehru Center.
Sat

I remember Bisca, they'd made an "Upma" flavor. All the kids hated it! And Big Bite too! I loved that. And how can we forget the dosas and idlis on the street? And the perus and timepass chana and singdanas and bhuttas. And street Chinese stalls which had a token Nepali guy for the Chinese ambiance. Bon Jovi concert and Deep Purple concert. Amchee mateeeee, amchee manaasa.

Fireball XL5 - Ok Venus? Ok Steve! Ghaseetaram, Saroj, Geeta Bhavan, Grand Central (Paneer Chilly, so good!) in Chembur. And all those Pubs in Bandra, and the sidey Beer Bars where you could get cheap daru.
8/7/2004 10:49 PM

Hey Mira, the batata wada at Dadar= Sri Krishna. Near the school, between kabutar khana and Plaza.
Mohit
8/7/2004 11:27 PM

I wish I was a space man. The fastest guy alive. I'd fly you round the universe, In Fireball XL-5. Way out in space together, Compass of the sky, My heart would be a fireball, A fireball, Everytime I gazed into your starry eyes.
Nishant

We'd take the path to Jupiter, And maybe very soon. We'd cruise along the Milky Way, And land upon the moon. To our wonderland of stardust, We'll zoom our way to Mars, My heart would be a fireball, A fireball, If you would be my Venus of the stars.
8/7/2004 11:30 PM

And Vaishali, and the Chinese street stalls near Ambedkar Garden in Chembur. And that awesome bhelpuri wala next to the station. Lets add 92 ltd and 6 ltd to that list of buses from Chembur to town.
Nishant

Did anyone attend the free all-night Indian classical concerts at Shivaji Park ? And then walk to the Dadar beach in the night, empty beautiful nights. And some awesome icecream at SevenEleven, King's Circle. They have so many flavours, yaar. trump cards! 8/8/2004 1:27 AM first it started with the wwf wrestlers, then it went on to cars, aeroplanes. i still remember, yokozuna was the heaviest, andre the giant the tallest, hulk hogan was number one and hitman hart was number two

(OMkAr)

by the time the fad had reached it's high and kids were not playing cricket or gotya [marbles] anymore, and sitting anyplace they could and playing trump cards, people had trump cards for almost anything and everything that had statistics

that could be compared... yesterday i was in a mall, and saw these 4 kids playing some game that reminded me of trumpcards, they had these anime characters on them and they were playing, i gave them a superior look and moved on, been there, done that...
8/8/2004 2:03 AM

And I have to add here about Rang Bhavan. Those were the best days of my life.... :( It IS a change now na. Shee. (esp for any Xavierite!) 80's TV rules!! 8/8/2004 2:07 AM My dad made me watch Doordarshan (when we ONLY had the one channel) every evening to learn Marathi....We started with Baatmya, then just before Saaptahiki (on the weekends) there was this Aapan hyana pahilat ka? thing. And my mom would become all sad when they showed children's pictures.... Then again, Marathi serials were way superior to the Hindi ones at the time (other than Buniyaad and Hum Log and Nukkad). Hello Inspector (Hello Hello Hello Hello Insspecctoorr!) and Ek Shunya Shunya (withthe really cool gross out murders) were my favorites. Then on the Hindi comedy front we had Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi and Idhar Udhar (what was the one with Kiron Kher and a bunch of folks trying to steal her necklace? Arif Zakaria was on that one)..not to forget Karamchand...
Vikram

Ruchi

On the horror front, we had (on TV before someone starts quoting all the hajaar Ramsay movies that came out in the 80's..Purana Mandir, Saamri etc) Qile ka rahasya.. On the drama front, we had Tamas (which remains my favorite thing I have ever seen on Indian TV to date) at 11 pm because it was considered too violent for kids to watch. I'd sneak up and watch it and then have nightmares for the rest of the week. Prannoy Roy and the World this week made me feel so international (WAY before all the 24 hour news channels and the Internet). We had Saturday school and Thursdays off till 1990..so we'd all get together adn talk about what we saw on Friday on the World this week.

And my favorites, Chitrahaar for new movie songs on Wednesday, Chaayageet on Friday night with old songs and Rangoli on Sunday mornings for everything else.. I'm writing all this as I'm watching Friends on TV and find that I'd change everything we have now for waht we had then... Fireball XL5 8/8/2004 2:20 AM Nishant..sniff sniff...I'm so nostalgic... I totally remember that song..also the song from Fraggle Rock..(Let the music play! Down at Fraggle Rock!). I can also hum (after about 18 years now) the theme song for Danger Bay (the show set in the Canadian Rockies about this family that rescued campers etc.) and the theme for Degrassi High...(another Canadian show) on Sunday mornings.. Anyone remember Escape to Kythera? It was on the Summer specials that we had every year in the vacations...right after Fairy Tale Theater.
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8/8/2004 6:15 AM

Marathi murder mysteries really ruled! Yeah i remember Ek Shunya Shunya.
Bombay
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And Bharat Ek Khoj? and there was one more serial in the afternoon on Sunday (the last serial before TV ended for the morning) that was historical and had great stuff about ancient india. I still call these serials. People don't know what that is in the US.
Sat

Anyone remember "Sirf Chaar Din"? Murder was really well done on Bombay Doordarshan. Do you remember Saptaheeki? I heard that the theme music for this program was an adaptation from some Deep Purple song.

And then there was "Bhikaji Rao Karodpati" and "Swami" and "Chimanrao". Though i had Marathi in my school, its amazing how much i learnt through sheer absorption. Next time i'll go to SriKrishna, cannot forget the Sabudana Wadas. Love the prasad at Siddhivinayak, thouhg would get pissed off with the dress guidelines (esp. for women) posted (graphically, that too) in the temple. Some more 80s TV 8/8/2004 9:08 AM Those that ruled then: Chitrahaar - Wednesday 8 pm (the only show at that time which used to show songs frm the movie to be released the friday after that) Chhayageet - Thursday 8 pm (for old numbers) Buniyaad, Khandaan, Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (brilliant show that), Hum Log (all on various days at 9 pm).. Hindi movies on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Plus many many more :) Boy, DD rocked then :)))
8/8/2004 9:35 AM

Amit

GOTYA!!!! I remember seeing Joy Ghanekar (the lead star) in Vile Parle (where else!!) and yelling out accross a very crowded market..GOTYA!! P.S. He was with his mom buying vegetables....
8/8/2004 10:00 AM

Vikram

Wow. This is an awesome thread and I have checked it a million times for additions in the past few days! Thanks Salil. So in addition, remember Gul Gulshan Gulfam?
Ruchi

There was also this serial which I cant remember the name of..[help needed]... It was based in Hyderabad and had a royal lady, with an assitant, that Dipika chick [I think] and Kanwaljeet as the bratty nawaab. To add, I also thought about the Channa wala's and bhutta wala's who are missing

from Marine Drive. Sucks. You have to go near Asoka Hall to get them now.
8/8/2004 10:13 AM

Gul Gulshan Gulfam was the one with the houseboats in Kashmir right? With Pareekshit Sahni? Remember Phool Khile hai Gulshan Gulshan? With Tabassum? Whatever happened to her? I prefer her interviewing style so much more compared to Simi Garewal's wishy washy, soft focus ass licking of celebrities.. PS. The bhutta waalas moved to Carter Road...I just had one there about 2 hours ago in the pouring rain..Yum! (Mohit! Say it with me..Bandra Rocks!!) Qile ka Rahasya... 8/8/2004 2:30 PM What was the rahasya, anyway?? Wagle ki duniya, Rajni. There was one loser serial called "Ek do teen char". 4 boys trying to solve mysteries. So one has a sister who's helping her mom in the kitchen, and wants to join the boys in their mystery-solving and asks, main bhi chaloon? so the brother tells her, nahin tu jaake aloo cheel. man, what a prick. i distinctly remember this scene. Dhinchak music autorickshaws. Early FM radio. There was one auto guy in Chembur who'd change the music depending on the fare. I remember when i'd get on with my friends, he'd put on FM radio that played western pop. talk about taking care of the customer. only in Bombay.
8/8/2004 7:37 PM

Vikram

Sat

kaooo. raadhikaa. Natya sangeet on DD. "sorry for the interruption" - "Vyatyay". There would sometimes be flies in the studio and land on the news readers. Ruchi this is for you... ;)
Sat

Remember those Films Division documentaries? there was one in marathi about Leprosy. so sad. and one about the "Tree of Unity", and the one in which people are throwing kachra out of their windows and this guy gets pissed and in the end he kicks the kachra back into the people's houses.

Bombay monopoli game!! 8/8/2004 9:23 PM ppl ! This thread wants me to live in the past! I dont know whether u used to play the Marathi monopoli game ... the places where all from mumbai... like... Crowaford Market, Nal-bazar, flora fountain, Marin lines, churchgate, vile parle, andheri etc. And the white ones were BEST ("pay ur electricity bill Rs 150")
Ashish

I might still have that game board and the money.. which we stick to the card board. I just might... but i'm not sure.. Anyone remembers that??? Do they sell the same game even now??? We used to play it like buch of crazy kids, which we were ;)
8/8/2004 9:27 PM

The name of the game was "Wyaapaar" ( not so synonymous to monopoli but... )

Ashish

sorry, but this one HAS to be in marathi.
8/9/2004 12:05 AM

easiest way to pick up a fight in college was to say : "arre, shaniwari tujhya ghari aalelo, tu nhawtas, baba zhoplele, ani aai gotya baghat hoti" seen it work.

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8/9/2004 12:11 AM

Other serials I remember.. Munshi Premchand ki amar kahaniyaan... Sukanya (Teri kahani hai niraali....) Mullah Nasruddin (with Zohra Sehgal..who was and still is fabu) Dada Dadi ki kahaniyan Vikram Betaal (I went through 3 years of torture in school with people singing the theme song when I walked by) Fauji (I say chaps!!..I still say that a lot!) Neenv (I totally wanted to go to boarding school when I saw that serial) Udaan OK and there was this funny serial with this housing society that all had kids at the same time but al the kids got exchanged at birth... Funnily, the Punju parents got the Tamilian kid (who true to ishtyle, was as Tam as one can get) and the Gujju parents got the Bong kids..stuff like that.. Anyone remember the name of the show? @Salil...LOL! I remember that statement too...and still remember having to explain it to this really dim Gujju friend (who didn't speak any Marathi..or English for that matter..). We managed the translation allright but then she flummoxed us with "But vhat eej balls?" ok then... back to totally arbitrary n random 8/9/2004 2:58 AM delete here goes... a drink called ovaltine. escalators(!) on the chowpatty footover bridge. guys with 'bioscopes'at chowpatty, soon replaced by guys with little disney cartoon viewers, honest. strange yellow plastic web-like markings embedded into the street, they looked like plastic shuttlecocks, flattened into the tarmac, can anyone remember/explain these? the overpowering stench of horsedung near grant road station, which would suddenly disappear as you walked past merwan's bakery baking fab mawa cakes. people on the road selling a strange gadget to light up primus stoves. silver foil wrapped handbombs at diwali before the ban was imposed on them. when everyone tried to walk talk and dress like amitabh. 'pepsi cola' that was neither pepsi nor cola. yeah... non bombayites, figure that one out. a very weird toy with NO purpose, just two balls at the end of 2 rotating arms,

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Vikram

Salil

swivelling on a stick, sold at every traffic signal. little bags of assorted plastic animals. a 'whistle' with two chirping bird chicks on balloon rubber. the opening sound and light show of the festival of france. the 'skylab' scare. gotta cut this one short, work beckons, hope u can add/react.
8/9/2004 3:01 AM

Mungerilal ke haseen sapne deserves a mention here. Malgudi days anyone? The World This Week? (Has this been mentioned before?) (Also Aavo Maari Saathe: special program for Gujjus) I want to add all those national integration documentaries which were made. Mile Sur Mera Tumhara. So So So So rocked. In memory of that, some students from MIT have made this video which is fantastic. (Vishal introduced me to it. Thanks) Link: http://web.media.mit.edu/~ash/ Courtsey: Orkut community of Mile Sur. Its fantastic. Check it out guys. This link I got from there. ps, I feel like writing a papar on this thread now!!
8/9/2004 3:41 AM

Ruchi

Salil, Your post reminds me... I have 2 copies of a magazine. Super hero types. Guess who the super hero is.....?
Ruchi

Amitabh Bacchan!!!! Its wild!!! :D :D :D (I should go home and look it up!) :) 8/9/2004 4:03 AM i had the first one or two of those comics too, delete they were ridiculous. amitabh bachchan as Supremo, spouting harivanshrai's poems like son machhri... rescuing 'gotham' who looked too much like ian botham. of coz i remember. mite even hav em lyin around somewhere.
8/9/2004 6:16 AM

Salil

OK Salil.. Back to random and arbit memories..
Vikram

Frankies on Linking Road (The original Tibbs shop not the hajaar imitations around) Sea Rock hotel in Bandra (when that was the

coolest place to be in the burbs..unless you were a noveau riche type in which case youwent to Sun n'Sand in Juhu) Bandstand with the broken down sea wall Zig Zag Road on Pali Hill with all the filmstar sightings Playing cricket with Aamir Khan around the time QSQT came out (yup! I did it!!) Being able to sing the jingles to Limca (lime n' Lemony Limca) and Liril (La lalalalalalala..lalalala.lalalaalal) Going to the neighbours house to watch TV (LOL) Going to Andorra and Hearsch when no one but the neighborhood Macs knew what they were.. When a Mac meant a Bandra Cat and not a burger When a Cat meant a Catholic and not a pet When every movie had Iftekaar as a police inspector (sorry..totally random comment) Waking up to the sound of the muezzin from the Bandra station mosque (as opposed to traffic right now...) Durga Pujo at the ground next to Patwardhan Park and mom talking about how the Bongs eat meat in front of the Goddess! Shame shame...LOL! NO Jogger's park OR Patwardhan park (and still remarkably slim people..) Anyway, these seem to be more of my memories...and they're all of Bandra..Cause I've been a lifelong Bandra boy ;-) more randomness 8/9/2004 8:34 AM arre, how come nobody remembers chutney sandwiches? softies in dadar. Croissants etc. chocolate croissant, mushroom masala croissant. Fashion street. Irish coffee at Prithvi theater. there was this conductor on a bus on a chembur colony route bus. if he finished issuing tickets to everyone and there wasn;t too much rush, he'd actually talk to each and every passenger on the bus, in hindi, english or marathi, on whatever subject that suited that passenger. amazing public relations! Frankies on Linking road. The stench of Mankhurd, with dirty men doing tatti on the street. pathetic! stone throwing incidents on local trains. 1983, india winning the prudential cup and people celebrating like crazy. HSC results and Ruparel college always having toppers. Aggarwal classes and Tiwari classes. "Aisa Bhi hota hai" - with this bubbly girl, "Udaan", then there was this serial with Girish

Sat

Karnad and Farida Jalal and these kids. there was another one on sundays with Shekhar Suman. and another serial with Ashutosh Gowarikar who i thought was quite hot. and Milind Soman. Halo Shampoo ad and the girl in it with a blunt cut. Rasna ads in the summer. Ah summer. vacation. play carrom all day with the building kids. "Jaane Bhi do yaaron", "Utsav".
8/9/2004 11:32 AM

Adding on, Anando chutney sandwiches at Chowpatty. And Masala Milk. Kulfi wala's. The sugarcane sellers with the dim lamp with them. Sudarshan's dosa's at Malabar Hill. Deepak's classes were happening too!!
Ruchi

A mouthful of sky. Tandoori Nights. Osheen. And one of my best friends was the first Rasna girl. Ankita. "I love you Rasna." :) circus anyone? 8/9/2004 4:20 PM circus w/ young shahrukh khan and that serial -- stone boy with the kid turning into stone for some reason running home at 5 on sundays to watch spiderman snuggleing w/ ur sis and watching 'qile ka rahasya'

Poonam

and yes i remember that serial w/ ashok kumar as the head doctor (i think) and the kids all interchanged w/ diff families also 'paramveer' this was after 'ek shunya shunya' had gone off the air also good old mahabharat and chanakya circus anyone? 8/9/2004 4:20 PM circus w/ young shahrukh khan and that serial -- stone boy with the kid turning into stone for some reason

Poonam

running home at 5 on sundays to watch spiderman

snuggling w/ ur sis and watching 'qile ka rahasya' and yes i remember that serial w/ ashok kumar as the head doctor (i think) and the kids all interchanged w/ diff families also 'paramveer' this was after 'ek shunya shunya' had gone off the air also good old mahabharat and chanakya
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8/9/2004 7:35 PM

yeah, i'm no shahrukh fan.. but circus and fauji were good.
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Ashish

At random, "KadakLaxmi" on the streets, the exploits of "dombaris" .. the one where they used to hang a child at one end of the bamboo pole and lift the other end on their foreheads and balance the pole, also the walk on the tight rope. damaroo wala/wali, and the sound when the seller of the damaroo used to play that damroo. The ppl who used to carry that big cotton knitting harpoon type machine over thier shoulders making that "twang twang" sound.. picture frame walas.. who used to carry those still camera type apperatus .. u cover ur head and peep into them to see the pictures.. Making sand forts n mountains on Dadar Chawpati.. hvnt been there recently.. wonder whether there is any dadar chawpati left... or if it does, to parents take their kids there. i will hv to check it out when i go there next.

Subah !!! The serial... 8/9/2004 7:47 PM ppl ppl ppl dont know anyone mentioned this.. pardon me if anyone has.. u gotta remember this serial.. "Subah" on drug addiction / abuse..
Ashish

I thot it was a well made one... somehow the govt cut it off the air... i remember the title song went like.. "Aur ek subah ko kar salaam... subah ko kar salam"
8/9/2004 11:34 PM

Subah title track was one of my favorites... composed and sung by none other than R.D. Burman himself!!! Ay Zamaane tere saamne aa gaye Aaj ke daur ke naujawaan aa gaye Leke tere dar par Suraj Leke Subah aa gaye ab to Subah ko kar salaam....
8/9/2004 11:39 PM

Milind

Lijjat Papad with this giant rabbit !! Chai coffee ke sang khaye..kharram khurram..khurram kharram.. Mehmaanon ko khush kar jaye..khaaram khurram Mazedaar lazzatdar, sat swad mein Lijjat Lijjat Papad! (Rabbit says: Lijjat Papad!!)
8/9/2004 11:52 PM

Vikram

Milind

Yeh zameen ye aasmaan hamara kal, hamara aaj buland Bharat ki buland tasveer Hamari Mumbai (Sigghhhh....I'm sooo nostalgic now!) loose sweets 8/10/2004 1:29 AM lot of these are still available i know.. bulls delete eyes, jeera goli, churan in plastic packets and in paper tubes. a really weird, tastless 'papad' in different colors for 5 paise, chalky 'extra strong mints', a sweet we used to but only coz it had gizmo in it, a piece of blotting paper, and a piece of photo paper, u put both together and placed them on your tongue and in a few seconds a photograph wud appear (must have been toxic for all you know), mints on a looped piece of string you could play with, little shiny wrapped sweets on elastic you could boing around, a guy sold pink and white sticky stuff from a bamboo

Salil

stick, he would make watches and birds from it, phantom cigarettes, chini mini or tini mini.. colorful sugar coated saunf in plastic soft drink bottles which became salt cellars once exhausted. hard 'chikki' from a mound that was anything but chikki, a disc shaped sweet with a hole in the middle u could whistle thru, a lollipop whistle on a thick red stick, chup-achups, aam papad, a nice octagonal chunk of chocolate encasing a nut, aptly called 'nut sweet', parle kismi, smith's mints, NP minti, fresh'n'up chewing gum, a candy with a bubblegum centre from nutrine, nutrine twin treats, fonda chocolates (fab) and chocrack, double decker, combo, rollo, plus (yum), of course imli, boras, raw mango and bimli not sweets, still.. yeah i put some dentist's kids thru college alrite. And I didn't mind... 8/10/2004 8:08 AM supporting the sweets/ chocolates industry/ sector of the country either.
Mohit
8/10/2004 9:14 AM

Phantom cigarettes......ahhhhhhhh!!! Now that brngs back memories!!!!!
Milind
8/10/2004 9:27 AM

Sat

awla supari for 10 paise. melodeeee toffee. pepsi cola in plastic tubes. (i believe this was a corruption of "popsicle") people falling ill after eating these things since they were made from bad water. then there was milk pepsi. usal pao, misal pao. uncle chips(?) amazing flavored potato chips.
8/10/2004 10:20 AM

Melodee hai chocolatee!
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2 Rs 8/10/2004 10:37 AM 2Rs for bhel for ur neighbourhood bhelwala 2Rs Samosa or batatawada
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or 5Rs sandwich from mithibai sandwichwala more serials 8/11/2004 4:14 PM 'Chunuati'..and its successor 'Campus' 'Invisible man' on DD2 also I hated it whn they used to cancel these childrens's programs for some stupid National Integrity stuff...Once I turned on the TV in time for Invisible Man and was shocked to see a very visible Sardar screaming his head off over some Punjabi song....no offense anyone but it pissed me off then! Russian cartoon films..Disney TV on SUnday...He-Man, Spiderman. Super-Six (does anyone remember that damn series?) Ek Shunya Shunya rocked..it made Shivaji Satam the permanent cop in all serials henceforward!
8/12/2004 12:41 AM

Pea Jay

I just remembered Baigan Raja. So cute! :)

Ruchi

jeeyo jeeyo jeeyo mere baingan raja
8/12/2004 1:08 AM

Salil

yeah, but wot WAS it. a play or something on khel khilone? anyways, a few more random ones... metal meccano sets, long b4 lego, 'dinky'cars or matchbox if someone came from abroad, long b4 hotwheels. 'crazy' guns from shakti toys, long before leo mattel, buggin my parents for a 'hot foot racer' and gettin so disappointed wen i finally got it. gold cup cricket with little ball bearings, of all things. miniature magnetic chessboards, rubiks cubes, and after the whole cube craze, rubiks cylinder and rubik's snake. plastic helicopters that really soared, and airplanes u shot from a pistol-like launcher. wearing a frill fronted shirt and not knowing one day, u wud look back and feel stupid. bell bottoms. and 'matching' clothes... yuck.
8/12/2004 8:10 AM

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Table cricket - ahhh...now that was bliss... I did the unthinkable... got a friend to get me a table cricket set when he came from India... and now we have an absolute blast!! Table cricket in the US is the perfect way to make

Milind

new friends ... now if only I didn't keep running out of ball bearings!!! Mannnnn... 8/12/2004 8:17 AM I hereby anoint this thread, 'The God of All Threads'. And table cricket... Milind, that would make for a great time with darts thrown in!! Btw, I remember the prudential cup final, live. Very very wierd.
8/12/2004 11:01 PM

Mohit

Remember He-man and his lesson for the day after every show? And that no matter what good prevailed over evil? Mwahahaha!
Irshad

Back in the 80s, Linking Road had a green cover! :(
8/12/2004 11:04 PM

Salil, something struck me in your first post. Rs. 3 cab rides! Boy that HAS to be aeons ago. My earliest memory of cab fare was a Rs. 5 one. Sometime in 88 or thereabouts. Even when I started going to college in 96, rick rides were Rs. 6. It's really gone haywire from there. :) 8/13/2004 3:02 AM thx guys, for all those msgs appreciating this delete thread, but mohit... "god of all threads?" naaaah... irshad, 3rupee cab rides were in the 70's. by '88 if im not mistaken, the minimum fare ws already 7 bucks. thas th year i started college. ash, talk of the town no longer exists, now it's 'not jus jazz by the bay'. the name also reminded me of 'top in town raincoats' anybody remember those? and wen all compass boxes were camlin (ok, some omega glory) and all satchels were DM Pakitwala?
8/13/2004 4:21 PM

Irshad

Salil

...and all umbrellas were Stag (Hiran chhap chaatas) ...and all bread loaves were either Britannia or Wib's
Milind

...ice cream meant Vadilal, Kwality or Joy ...picnic meant a visit to Aarey Milk Colony or Hanging Gardens
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topic: i remember.. warning: totally arbitrary n random messages 71-80 of 883 first | < previous | next > | last bread loaves.... 8/14/2004 6:49 AM hmm.. passing or visiting my aunt in worli delete meant a detour to city bakery which had the most amazing bread. i don't actually remember it, but they say polson's butter was the best ever. vadilal icecreams were a relatively late entrant.. wen i was a kid it was joy/quality or a brand called volga. kwality is pretty good at wallopin th competition- they were soon the only ones left. i remember a brand called creata came out in the eighties and soon after the launch there was a jaundice epidemic. this got linked to the ice cream coz it was made in gujarat, where the epidemic had started. brand died very quickly. i remember bein forced to drink milk, (which i HATE) wen we went to aarey milk colony for a school picnic. also remember watchin the bottlin plant of roger's on clare road, on my way to school everyday. roger's made great Salil ice cream soda, they still around but not the same anymore, dukes made a cola that you would never see anywhere else but at a parsi wedding, where of course it was ignored in favor of that ghastly raspberry soda. one o my fave drinks as a kid was frolic, made by dipy's... they had great ads too. based on the lucky luke comix. doubt anyone here remembers dipy-dee, dipy doo, dippy dum dum, dipy dee dippy doo, dipy yum yum yum!!! has anyone ever had 'sekonjbin' sherbet in an irani restaurant? if the waiter duzn't understand, ask for 'chicken (pronounced chikan)sherbet'... SERIOUSLY! hey the end went like this... 8/14/2004 7:29
AM

dippy's sqaushes are very yum yum yum
Sat
8/14/2004 11:45 AM

Richa

Talking of drinks...does neone remember the ones which had marbles for caps and u press the marble into the bottle to pop it up? i always remember calling it "kanche" wali

drink...dunno if there was ne other name for it. i remember britannia selling one plastic animal with each of their bread packets.all of us kids used to compare who had the most. does neone know of nectar colony in bandra? there used to b this abs fantastic bhelwala rite outside it...although i have had bhel a zillion times...the bhel and sev puri he made is the best i have ever had...
8/15/2004 3:08 AM

That was one super-nostalgic thread... Thanks Salil for starting it...! >>Richa: That's 'goli' soda you're talking about... U'd probably still get it at Juhu beach... Okie, here's my random two-bits... - When the auto meter said '1.00' you actually had to pay only 1 Rupee...! - Friendly-neighbourhood bhelwalas with their mobile cane stand on which they propped up their paraphernalia and made you spicychatpata bhel... Long before wada paav...! - Star Trek/ Cosmos/ Fireball XL5/ Giant Robot, and of course Terra Hawks, though that came much later on DD2... - Making little 'Star Trek Walkie Talkies' with discarded matchbox covers and the ubiquitous rubber-band... - Yes Salil, black and white TVs were status symbols... I remember the furore in our colony when we got our first black and white set just before the 1980 Olympics... - The twanging of cotton carders doing their neighbourhood rounds.. - Big Bite... The first, albeit short-lived, of the styrofoam invaders...! - For anyone who's lived in Andheri... The Ambar-Oscar-Minor multiplex where the monstrosity called Shopper's Stop now stands... I remember weekend outings with my father to go watch the latest Bond movies...! - The Cake Shop of The Taj... long before it became La Pattiserie...! And the cheese straws there... - Saayba, at Bandra, used to be a tad less posh, maybe even a little decrepit looking... But brilliant sea food, nonetheless... - Milk would be delivered to one's doorstep in re-usable glass bottles with shiny foil caps...! Oh I cld go on and on...
8/15/2004 3:25 AM

Sahil

I totally remember that Roger's soda Salil. And my favorite part about the Bawa

Vikram

weddings we went to at Albless Baug was the raspberry soda!! And the food..and the caterers (Godiwalla?) walking about giving people their card.. PS Albless Baug was named after this Parsi philanthropist who was surnamed Albless because of his habit of walking around wishing people "God Bless". I wonder how the Readymoney's got their name....
8/15/2004 4:19 AM

once me just wandered into this *really* old chai-cake shop opposite to METRO. an old parsi uncle was the owner-cashier and he was distributing sweets to little kids around :) man, that was anwesome place.. can any one help me out with the name of the place? AFAIR, there are quite a few popular OLD bakeries in that area! man, bbay is nostalgia personified!! :) picnic spots 8/16/2004 2:20 PM Speaking of picnic spots, mine all time favorite was Taraporwalla aquarium. It was closed down afterwards to make a new one, any news about that guys?? some games 8/16/2004 10:06 PM ok, so some maybe played all over the world, delete but the names are mostly unique to bombay: oppingo-battingo- saying the applicable word whenever you stood up/sat down or get punched by your mate. simla-similar, but this time you got punched if you swore. kattoos (very popular on my school bus) one guy puts his head down, anyone else in the group knuckles him on his head and he has to guess who. violent games ruled eh? then don't forget aaba-doobi- basically hitting your playmates with the ball. this was like the second part of 'lagori'-seven tiles.. and also like a slightly disciplined version called 'kings'. 'french cricket' anyone? do they even play that in france? don think so. hey vikram, thot u wud know.. 'i-spice'is a corruption of 'i spy' the call in hide and seek. sahil, u really brought back a unique one. the star trek communicators made from matchboxes. i was rather good with my hands so i had made an elaborate masterpiece covered in graph paper and foil, and even a little screen inside with spock's pic pasted from a star trek ad from the back of a comic. i started getting requests for custom made

Varun

Pea Jay

Salil

communicators from other kids in school. -----P.S.----had intended to, but forgotten this one, and vikram's post right after this reminded me. the dot on your palm was called 'jolly'and it was an independent game, not part of oppingo. u always had to have a 'jolly' on your palm, or your opponent could punch you, or claim a treat, usually an eclair.
8/16/2004 11:31 PM

Nice games Salil...I played them all... How about Chor Police? We played that all the time..and saakli (sp?)...lots of running around aimlessly type games. Our neighborhood never got around to the rules-waala games like cricket or football. We also played a version of hide n seek called Dabba Ispice (LOL! I spy!). As far as I know, you could get out of getting punched during hoppingo-battingo if you drew a dot on your palm (where did that nonsense come from?). And what the hell is up with Birthday bumps? I always wwent home after my birthday at school with a terrible backache! Speaking of borthdays, how did you like to dress up differently from all the other kids in uniform at school and then distibute candies to the other kids in your class? The baniya dukaans even sold special *birthday* packs of sweets. boss is not in and i got some time..
8/18/2004 11:59 PM

Vikram

lesseee..... what else do i remember? actually had started this thread one day when i was appalled how crappy my short term memory has become. this is good excercise! 'this is nitin. he is six. he lives in nasik.' that was the first chapter of my first bal bharti. the second was about leena, nitin's sister, the third about his friends, hasan and dick. then when they come to bombay, it really became intersting. mario miranda's illustration brought the gateway, and juhu beach alive. the kids sight the INS Vikrant from one of those telescopes at the gateway. new then, but lying close by now in the shadow of being scrapped. remember how my 'community living' book said bombay's population was 60 lakhs. we've come a long way. in the third standard the geography textbook was called 'our greater bombay'. wonder if its still called that. mira did you mention geeta bhavan? thats

delete

Salil

another place i wud never eat at. jus like those vada pavs in the other thread. i'd wait for my school bus right outside geeta bhavan, and watch the food bein brought in each morning on OPEN handcarts from the kitchen in a lane next to minerva theatre. also, they had an underground storage tank for drinking water, and the hatch was never fully closed and being a low lying area flooding was common in the monsoons. it's a wonder people din get food poisonin all the time out there. minerva theatre was so close to home, and sholay ran there for about 9 years or so.. six years as the main show and then 3 more as the matinee. so anytime we had houseguests from outta town i was forced to watch the movie. had it comin outta my years so bad i actually DREAMT the whole movie once, only realising i was dreamin wen amitabh gets shot a little too much towards the end and the blood was all different colors. c'mon, i musta been 6 at the time..
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topic: i remember.. warning: totally arbitrary n random messages 81-90 of 883 first | < previous | next > | last Reviving... 8/20/2004 11:17 PM I remember the standard 1 text book too... There was a chap called Jal whose dad took all the kids out to Chowpatty to ride the camel, and the camel ride cost them just one rupee... awesome. Inflation was never a worry back then OMG 8/21/2004 8:16 AM salil and vikram, omg. hoppingo-batingo, jolly. this is f'ing amazing. you have made me reach depths of my memory that have lain dormant for so long.
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Irshad

what about rounders? and "statue"? and 5stones. that was "girl game". we used to play teen-patti and carrom sooo much and also bluff (challenge). Was it Rushdie who talked

about "ice-pice"? and (with apologies to the gujrati community here) - shu che, saru che, danda leke maru che. i remember reading xeroxed chapters of "satanic verses" that my friend's big brother would send from the states. and i bought midnight's children and zen and the art of moto... on the street for 30 bucks. My two paisa's worth 8/21/2004 8:20 AM Forgive me if some of these have been posted already... I vaguely remember: * "Different Strokes" on TV with CampaCola adverts. * Trading tattered Tinkles (who's da Alliteration-Ace???) and Archies. * An ice-cream brand called JOY. * Envying boys who wore police inspector outfits to school on their birthdays. * Playing "jolly" and "statue" and "hops, bats". * A kick-ass serial called GIANT ROBOT - Go Johnny Sokko!!! * Boasting about meeting the guy who played the pandu in NUKKAD. * When my neighbour bought the first VCR in the whole building!!! 3 movies a day during the May holidays, I swear! And every show, a house-full. * Watching my first movie in a cinema.. a boring movie called "Beautiful People". Damn, I'm old.
8/21/2004 8:51 AM

Dylan

hey irshad, if u remember jal, the most delete obscure of the lot, u shudn't b complimenting me on my memory. and i DO remember camels, really on chowpatty, girgaum not juhu where they did remain for longer. mira, the 'rounders' u speak of.. is it like baseball or did i miss something in my childhood after all? and yes, the 'su che saaru che' episode in midnight's children is one of my favourites too.if u like the book so much, u WILL re-read it i'm sure, but next time remember to follow it up immediately with 'the moor's last sigh'. the 2 books blend beautifully. and dylan, u not that old.. beautiful ppl came out wen i was old enuff to not find it boring. it was probably the first 'tax free' movie i saw. the first movie i remember seeing was enter the dragon, wen my dad managed to convince the manager i was too young to understand

Salil

anything in an 'A' movie anyway. freaked me out how much i remembered wen i saw it again the first time after that. but damn, i wish i cud do something about my short term memory... wot WAS i gonna write next?? movies 8/21/2004 9:45 AM beautiful ppl was my fav also 'chota chetan'
Poonam
8/21/2004 9:51 AM

The first Hindi movie I saw (remember seeing) in a theatre (Gaiety-Galaxy-Gemini) was Masoom...and the first English movie at Regal was "The Gods must be crazy"... You know, sometimes I can quote the entire 1st. standard Balbharti..right from "This is Nitin...to his sister Leena..to his friend Hassan onwards". Sometimes. A little vodka might be involved. We used to play rounders in table tennis (on my building tank...which we called tankee..). We also used to rent bicycles (St. Theresa's bike shop in Bandra..It's still there..I saw it today) for 2Rs per hour and ride from our road, up over Zig-Zag Road in Pali Hill and then all the way down to Carter and Bandstand and come back over Turner. And when I say we, I mean all the kids I gre up with (It seems the mmid-late 70's were this very fertile period in Bandra history). We were almost 40-50 kids the same age in 5-6 buildings. Today we have 3.
8/21/2004 10:31 AM

Vikram

Milind

A-B-C-D-E-F-G Come on Leena play with me H-I-J-K-L-M-N Leena's birthday she is ten O-P-Q-R-S-T-U (oops....don't remember what comes next... but do remember that this used to be a lesson in Std I english...
8/21/2004 10:32 AM

Milind

Also a poem whihc was in the Std I/II Balbharati: Algy met a bear The bear met Algy The bear grew bulgy The bulge was Algy O-P-Q-R-S-T-U? 8/21/2004 10:45 AM Damn, this will keep me awake all night..I forget this bit..

Vikram

V-W-X-Y-Z Come on Leena, straight to bed.

(Very suggestive lyrics dontcha think? Play with me, straight to bed etc etc) Was CBSE educated, but... 8/21/2004 6:10 PM could not resist this flash of inspiration. O-P-Q-R-S-T-U birthday suit, she looks so cute
Sat

U-V-W-X-Y-Z Come on Leena, straight to bed. (almost Beatles, wot? ok ok, sorry ;))
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Milind

Vikram, you can sleep easy now beautiful people and awesome memories
8/22/2004 3:46 PM

You guys are phenoms of sorts.. The perverse Leena poetry does come back but no way would I remember it up myself!!! And I have this urge to watch Beautiful People with all of the folks coming out in support of the movie.. I'll look it up at the library..
Dylan

We didn't call it rounders but we had something called "Round Toss" while playing hand tennis (why, on the terrace, of course).. is this the same as rounders? well.. 8/22/2004 5:25 PM rounders was a kind of baseball with the 4 bases, but there was no bat. you had to bounce a rubber/tennis ball thrice and hit it and run aroudn the bases. you know what's interesting is that a friend of mine who's Kenyan told me that they played the same game in Kenya. Poison-Medicine? Goldspot?

Sat

Is this the best f***ing thread or what!!
8/22/2004 9:28 PM

Thanks guys for reminding me those good 'ol days! My two paise worth contribution (excuse me if some are repeated): - Vikram Aur Betal. Dada Dadi Ki Kahaniyan (or was it nana nani?) and Simhasan Battesi (or something like that). then came spiderman cartoon. dinsney hour and he-man on Sunday mornings. ramayan and mahabharat when nitish bharadwaj was considered a real hero! - remember the ram and shyam poppins ads at the back ot tinkle comics? - playing dabba ice-paice, son-sakhli, tipi-tipitip-top which colour do you want, statue, vish-amrut and many more. - watching amchi maati amchi manasa (i still remember the whole song!) - there was a radio show on jokes which went something like this: hassi mazzak ke paal santogen ke sang. - eating garam butta (kanis) with nimbu and masala on marine drive when it's raining heavily. will keep posting as i remember more stuff. aah what the hell... 8/22/2004 9:31 PM thought i might as well post the amchi mati amchi manasa song here... hee kali aaee dhana dhanya deyi zodate manachi naati amchi mati... amachi manasa yemteevee yenjoy! rounders 8/22/2004 9:47 PM vikram, mira.. yup u have the rite idea, the delete rounders i am talkin of was something like that, but i never got to play it. i read about rounders in 'target' magazine. and in spite of tryin to sell the idea to my frenz, it never took off coz none of us had ever really played it. speakin of target magazine, was it part of anyone else's childhood here? it was a mag published by living media out of delhi, but it was certainly one of the best children's mags around. ajit's world, detective moochwala, gardhab das... ring a bell?
8/22/2004 10:05 PM

Abhijit

Abhijit

Salil

Of course I remember Target and Gardhab Das, the singing donkey!
Abhijit

Target... 8/22/2004 11:08 PM I never liked it after it changed to Teens Today (was it?)... Gardhab das rocked. Does anyone remember Tegrat, and that they thought it'd be cool if his name spelt Target backwards. Mwahaha! Target, Tinkle, ChandaMama 8/22/2004
11:17 PM

Irshad

Any of these still being published? I have *loads* of Targets and Tinkles safely archived back at home :-)
8/22/2004 11:46 PM

Varun

OMG..Detective Moochwalla and Pooch! They totally rocked. I loved Target and the stories of kids in Delhi.. Warning! Sacrilege alert! I remember every time my dad bought us a Target how my sister and me would bug him to move to Delhi so we could live those cool Delhi Public School lives... I'm glad he ignored us!! (I have the Target diary circa 1987! lying in my drawer..I guess I need to chuck it out at some point..)
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11:59 PM

There was this scheme of collecting stickers in Uncle Chipps.
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Varun

Also Maggi wrapper schemes were awesome. The games (especially Law of the Jungle) were very innovative, I must say. IIRC, there was a Dairy Milk scheme also in which you would get 1 Dairy Milk free in

return of 5 Dairy Milk wrappers. Once me and bro went to the shop with 17 wrappers. 15 wrappers = 3 chocolates = 3 more wrappers. so 3 + 2 wrappers = 1 more chocolate. and i was the happiest kid at that moment!! :) Maggi...bah! 8/23/2004 2:03 AM I sent 5 wrappers to them twice...and I didn't get membership to the Maggi Club. I was the only uncool kid in school.
Irshad

What a sad state of affairs!
8/23/2004 3:31 AM

*sigh*

Ruchi
8/23/2004 4:49 AM

the first money i ever made was 51 bucks on the early bird prize in that cadbury's contest ruchi mentioned earlier. or maybe it was one b4 that. remember a pretty cheque with a picture of a sunflower on it. mom taught me how to make a deposit at the syndicate bank opp minerva theatre.. and did any of you have a contest in school where you had to collect money for the blind and give the proceedings in with a matchbox filled with as many individual things as u cud? a guy in my school had filled up about 200 things in his, and wen i handed my sand filled matchbox and sed it was 300,000 (who's counting)individual grains of sand my teachers were not amused... remember bein really pissed off wid my stupid uncle who drank from my 'lil thrils' miniature bottles of thril cola a year before thums up came up wid the same thing. insanity runs in my family, you'd think. and ever wonder why all orange drink ads featured amusement parks? campa orange, gold spot and rush. ALL of them, think hard. ever eaten 'sholay' supari? and how old were you when the craze for 'roos' shoes was all over? i was in the 7th, and spent an entire evening near grant road station looking for a pair that looked the least fake. they were sneakers with a little velcro pocket on the side. wen ppl got bored of them, the guys who made em started stamping the 'hara' logo on them. i remember this lady who used to sell 'phoren' products in

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Salil

my colony sayin "haara ka sooo hai, dikhaoon?" Roos shoes..! 8/23/2004 6:06 AM Hahah, that was one of the biggest crazes ever! I was in the 3rd standard in boarding school and suddenly once after holidays every kid had those cool shoes with the velcro pocket in the side... Some of them would actually stuff their pocket money, a grand Rs. 10 a month in 1988, in those pockets, because they'd wear it all the time and make sure nobody would ever steal it. Of course, the shoes themselves started to get stolen by other kids... crazy I pestered my dad the next time to buy me the stuff, he refused. I even asked all the firang uncles and aunts if they could send me those, needless to say I didn't get them. I had to make do with my Corona canvas shoes. Forgot about the NAB... 8/23/2004 7:00 AM yea Salil, everyone was forced in the Interact club to have the matchbox competition to become matchbox maharaja...courtesy of the NAB. Somehow, the school would never donate all of the money that the students contributed ever!
Irshad

Irshad

I listed just 120 things because the list wasn't bigger than that. Some smart alecs attached paper and put more than 200 items. Althought I'd give you a prize for creativity! while on this reminiscing trip... 8/23/2004
7:20 AM

Check out my friends website...he's got a whole lot of stuff from the 80s.
Irshad

http://www.vishalpatel.com/ Reallllllly funny if I may say so myself!
8/23/2004 8:44 PM

"and ever wonder why all orange drink ads featured amusement parks? campa orange, gold spot and rush. ALL of them, think hard." now that's a verrry interesting question. hmmm. i do remember the ads you talk about on the last page of amar chitra kathas and phantom comics. need some blue sky thinking here. ok here's my guess. the owner of the company that made the campa group of drinks, and later Goldspot was actually a smuggler whose name was Mr.Narang. BTW, an interesting tidbit - Mr.Narang had an atrocious sense of dress that was a leftover from the gaudy 70s and loved saffron suits and green shirts. He was involved in some shady business deals with another business

Sat

tycoon (Agent Orange, who also happened to own amusement parks), for a chemical with a secret formula that was used to lend these drinks their toxic orange color and distinctive taste (you might remember goldspot's taste changed after a few years: this was just after the chemicals were busted and Mr.Narang was badly injured after a fight scene with Amitabh on the docks). So where do the amusement parks and the ads figure? Oh, that's how Mr.Narang sent code messages to Agent Orange - through the innocuous ads, to give him the exact location for delivery on the Amusement park grounds. The clowns in the ads mark the spot. Some say Mr.Narang is still alive today and has moved to the US, where he has patented his secret formula and they use it in Fanta. ok i give up, man! what's the answer?
8/23/2004 8:55 PM

you hit the nail on the head mira... u know too much about this, so now we have to kill you. :D
Salil

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my first bucks 8/23/2004 9:35 PM a cool 100 rupees cheque drawn in favor of my name by DoorDarshan!! IIRC, I was in 7th then, so that makes it 1990 or 91. yup I was on TV :-p
Varun

some sidey Knowledge program. but bunking school on a tuesday for a shoot was profitable nonetheless.
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8/23/2004 11:01 PM

@Varun I grew up on the chandamama stories...my dad has a lifetime subscription for

Richa

it, hve it all archived since 1981 @Salil target was my all time favorite..too bad they had to convert it into teen something. growing up.. 8/23/2004 11:04 PM who can forget the summer holiday homeworks? :))

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some hajjaaar fun and some a real pain in the a$$ SCHOOLTIME:we used to have sports day! a fun and frolic day basically with wierd games along with the usual athletics wheel barrow races and ropeskipping races were my favorite! kay zhala!!! 8/24/2004 9:11 AM hi this is an awesome thread, yeah DD in those days rocked with hello hello inspector and ek shunya shunya!!! also 'rau' was an awesome serial...hey how can we guys forget this ad about some kids tonic (i forgot the name): "kay zhala??? bal radat hota....." and we kids would always follow that up with "don dhapate dyayla saag tila...tu lahan astana mee hee tula tech dyayche"!!!!!
8/24/2004 10:36 AM

Varun

Ameya

i made Rs.300 at a college fest when i won the western vocals contest. the money went towards xeroxing a text book.
Sat

Pea Jay

Furthermore 8/24/2004 12:07 PM This thread is indeed making me remember things which I never would have! @Ameya, that 'tonic' was Gripe Water. I am sure everyone who is posting on this thread has had it atleast once. It was a patent medicine for babie's tummyache or something, but all it was just an extract of the Gripe plant. What I remember is the Ad where 4 generations of women give the same advice to each other. I.e mom-mother-in law-her mother in law-her mother in law!was a pretty cool ad. Does anyone remember Indrajaal comics, Phantom, Mandrake, Flash Gordon, and most favorite short comic-strip Henry.This is before Diamond comics brought the rights for Phantom. I still have abt 500 Indrajaal comics bound safely with twine! Thanks for reminding me Chandamama, 'Chandoba' as it was for me. I LOVED the serial stories, and the mag had some of the BEST illustrations I have ever seen. I had scanned one cover and used it as a desktop background for a long time.Dunno where that file is now.

8/24/2004 10:36 PM

oi Pranav.. what exactly is a 'gripe plant'? Woodwards gripe water is called that coz it soothes gripes, or abdominal cramps in babies. on my way to work, i remembered another hilarious sight, still visible on rare occasions and in some 1st class compartments... the 'safari' suit.... hahaha... ridiculous. especially when teamed up with a tin of pan parag in one hand... Safaris.... 8/24/2004 10:46 PM Damn, they still exist dime a dozen. I had to spend a week at Mantralaya - torture. Having said that I was quite impressed, the so-called "bureaucracy" was actually quite alert. I never had to wait for more than 10-15 minutes to meet any secretary, and all correspondence between the PA and me happened quickly. But, the safari suits and pan chewing babus are really nauseating, not to mention the gold pen they keep in the top pocket! DD 8/24/2004 11:15 PM Indradhanush:Time travel, indian ishtyle :) Stone Boy:It was shot at Mauritius, right?
Varun

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Salil

Irshad

Aasmaan se gira.. (movie):*ing Raghubir Yadav as the alien!! loved the movie.. I was in 5th then, I guess.
8/25/2004 4:20 AM

Does anyone remember Sigma? That "awesome" program on DD about the Indians in space and their adventures? haha!
Irshad

Indradhanush truly stretched it, time travel through a video game? i mean... come ON! But we all bought it :D Sigma... 8/25/2004 8:53 AM had Milin Soman in it right? yeah i thought he was pretty hot when he first started appearing in the media. some safari suit wallas were in the police force i thought, in slightly higher posts. Do you remember that ad for some tea, was it lipton?, some kadak chaha. it had this mustachioed machoman and his wife wearing jasmine in her hair. the guy is a policeman. to me he embodied Bombay Police. Anyone into Inspector Ghote?

Sat

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Salil

no mira, milin soman was in captain vyom.. much more recent. sigma was right on the heels of star trek, it was a stupid serial from delhi and every episode seemed to end with "captain.. spaceship ka oxygen khatam ho raha hai!!" and everyone gasping about. oh crap! the tea you mentioned was lipton tiger tea. how old were you.. 8/25/2004 11:03 PM ..when you travelled in a double decker for the first time?

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Varun

Sat

delhi serials... 8/25/2004 11:46 PM were so bad, na? i remember one really random serial called PC 1008 with kanwaljeet as the PC. the song went PCPCPCPC1008. i never quite got what they were trying to get at in the serial. hey do you remember this wierd cartoon called gayab aaya? i don't remember the title song, but remember being very pissed off with it because it had this prepubescent voice in it that irritated me to no end.
8/25/2004 11:58 PM

Dont even get me started on with buses. I used to travel with my mom all the time. Used to love going and buying the ticket. Ma used to give me the change and I remember reconfirming the destination 2-3 times before actually mustering up the courage to say the same to the conductor.
Ruchi

Then, school days, when I needed to go somewhere. I used to be so scared inspite of proper instructions on how to go anywhere. From opera house to Churchgate, Regal, chira bazaar, napeansea road... I started going by

these routes. Had bought a bus directory as well. Once, I took a 122 to Regal only to realize that it went to Ballard Pier (it comes back from Regal) and then I got lost. I was so scared!!! :) Some of my favourite bus routes are: 66, 122, 85, 92 ltd, 123 (double decker i miss), 83, 86, 28, oh god, the list will go on!! Maybe we should start another thread on buses.
8/26/2004 12:00 AM

Deepa

remember the cartoon-Jungle Book...And of course its song"chaddi pahan ke phool khila hai". @Ruchi 8/26/2004 12:23 AM There was a bus directory ??? Wow !!

Anish

Milind

Gayab aaya 8/26/2004 12:40 AM Gayab aya gayab aya idharse aya udharse aya kisi ko hasaane aya kisiko sataane aya sataane aya sataane aya Gayab aya gayab aya Gayab aya gayab aya paaaaaaa paa paa - couldnt resist this
8/26/2004 12:52 AM

I remember the bus directory... it had information about all the bus routes.. as well as some interesting titbits about the routes....here are a few... Bus Route No. 166 - plies on roads interconnecting maximum Hospitals
Milind

Bus Route No. 320, 22ltd., 25ltd. - These routes have an outstanding feature of connecting two largest water reservoirs of the city. Bus Route No. 9 - A network of large number of school and colleges is interwoven by this route
8/26/2004 12:55 AM

Salil

i remember the issue of target magazine where they bid farewell to one of their best illustrators- suddhasatwa basu, or suddha as his byline went. he was moving on to bigger things they said, developing an animated serial called, yep.. gaayab aaya.

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strange how this thread keeps goin back to television. so tell me, who remembers 'haas parihaas' with baban prabhu and yakub saeed? does anyone remember a marathi teleplay called 'kalpanecha khel' i used to get shit scared wen i saw that. as many times as hey showed it. and i used to love a serial with paintal in it called 'laddusingh taxiwala'. ruchi the bus thread is up.. and i used to travel a lot with my mom too, and she hated double deckers as much as i loved them, so i used to pretend that single deckers, or for that matter riding on the lower deck made me sick. yup, i'm devious.
8/28/2004 4:08 PM

wow this thread is so cool, its great reading about everything, and i miss bombay so much, i remember everything, chandamama, tinkle, vikram bethal, all the tv serials, those marathi comedy theater plays, the busses, the trains, but folks the thing i miss the most is the bhel puri from the stalls at the beaches..no where else other than mumbai u can get that taste!! there is a cafe in sion near to SIES college, they used to make the best shav puri!!
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8/28/2004 5:09 PM

Swathi, are you talking about Guru Kripa?
Milind Bombay
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yes i think thats what its called. fireball and fraggle rock theme songs
8/29/2004 7:38 AM

hey guys, since these seem to be in demand and i can't possibly attach and reattach these files to email messages which mostly bounce..
Salil

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download them here

there's also he-man and the masters of the universe in case you want it. Do YOU remember? 8/30/2004 1:51 AM ok, so it's been a quiet weekend, so i thot i'd delete re-read the entire thread. actually puttin out a quiz now, based on stuff u guys have contributed... 1)Who sang the title theme for "hello inspector"? 2)Which was the first soft drink to fall into the BVO controversy? 3)What did you get with every tub of Bisca? i mean what did they officially call it? 4)Who was the first poster girl for Frooti? 5)Which parsi gentleman hosted 'Aavo maari saathe' for years in its early days? 6)What was the shape of the 3 paisa coin? 7) The first televised WWF match on prime sports (in india) was between____and ___? 8)Yes, mira, what WAS the rahasya in "qile ka rahasya"? 9)Amitabh Bachchan was Supremo under which comic label? 10)What was the name of the 'bubbly' hostess of aisa bhi hota hai?
8/30/2004 2:00 AM

Salil

2. Limca. have absolutely no clue about the rest and dont plan to trawl the entire thread to find answers ;)
8/30/2004 2:29 AM

Irshad

trawling the thread won't help irshad... the delete questions are based on previous posts but the answers aren't on the thread..
Salil

the one u answered is abso correcto. Answers... 8/30/2004 10:54 AM 1)Who sang the title theme for "hello inspector"? ANS-> Suresh Wadkar and Annette

Milind

2)Which was the first soft drink to fall into the BVO controversy? ANS-> Limca

3)What did you get with every tub of Bisca? i mean what did they officially call it? ANS-> Wasn't it the "Foon"??? The combination of Fork and spoon? 4)Who was the first poster girl for Frooti? ANS-> No idea... 5)Which parsi gentleman hosted 'Aavo maari saathe' for years in its early days? ANS-> I can see the guy in my mind's eye but can't name him... don't think I ever knew his name... 6)What was the shape of the 3 paisa coin? ANS-> Was there a 3 paisa coin ever? 7) The first televised WWF match on prime sports (in india) was between____and ___? ANS-> Hulk Hogan and the Undertaker??? 8)Yes, mira, what WAS the rahasya in "qile ka rahasya"? ANS-> Hmmm..are you fishing for the "suppsoed rahasya" - the ghost of the girl who falls off the tower - or the "actual rahasya" the drug smuggling outfit? 9)Amitabh Bachchan was Supremo under which comic label? ANS-> Indrajal comics??? 10)What was the name of the 'bubbly' hostess of aisa bhi hota hai ANS-> Monika Lal
8/30/2004 11:39 AM

4. Pooja Bedi?
Vikram

6. Hexagonal not bad, not bad... 8/30/2004 9:40 PM i think we've got almost all of em now... vikram, wrong about pooja bedi, right about the hexagonal shape of the 3 paise coin... as for you milind... 1)Suresh Wadkar sang the paramveer title track, hello inspector was just annette lobo, so i guess we can take that as correct. delete

Salil

2)Limca is right, i wonder how they put oil in a soft drink and we can't tell? 3)"Foon" is dead right, i was expecting ppl to say 'spork' as we know it. but foon is wot bisca preferred calling it. 4)Who was the first poster girl for Frooti?

we still waiting for this one... 5)Which parsi gentleman hosted 'Aavo maari saathe' for years in its early days? and this one... 6)What was the shape of the 3 paisa coin? ANS-> Was there a 3 paisa coin ever? ---now you know there was. 7) The first televised WWF match on prime sports (in india) was between____and ___? ANS-> Hulk Hogan and the Undertaker??? nopes. try again? 8)Yes, mira, what WAS the rahasya in "qile ka rahasya"? ANS-> i was looking for the real rahasya of course, close... but it was NOT a drug smuggling outfit. 9)Amitabh Bachchan was Supremo under which comic label? ANS-> Indrajal comics??? no way! indrajal had bahadur as their sole indian character. 10)monica lal is correct too. the rahasya of q(k)ile ka rahasya 8/31/2004
4:49 AM

they were a family watching a video, if that is the answer that you are looking for @ salil
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8/31/2004 5:17 AM

The main Parsi comedian for years was Adi Marzban. Tarabai Hall was (I think) his stomping ground. 3 paise coin and others: http://www.igmint.org/hist.htm
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The Irani restaurant near Metro is Kyani. It was still there a year ago. My favourite snack there as a kid was a "maska bun" - a sweet bun with sultanas in it and topped with yellow Polson's Butter (better tasting than the white Amul). Kalaghoda - yes, it was Eddie the 7th. I sit corrected. Earliest double decker buses were there in the 1940s if not earlier. The big innovation in the 70s was the articulated double decker, which couldn't handle the sharp turn at Portuguese Church in Girgaum and often toppled over. Another treat used to be "jelly custard" at Satkar on the corner of A Road (all the Udipi dishes were also great). I really miss seeing the constant parade of street pedlars:
Ash

* The knife sharpener * The Kabuliwalla (Pathan selling dried fruits until the 1965 war) * The kandabatatawalla * The grinding stone sharpener * The mattress destuffer * The jaripuranawalla * The ration rice exchanger (0.5 measure of basmati) * The flour grinder * The red chili powder grinder team of 4 women * The kulfiwalla * The cone icecreamwalla * The sarbat-golawalla * The chikkiwalla

* The narialwalla * The bhelpuriwalla * The panipuriwalla * The sandwichwalla * The chanawalla * The ganderiwalla I don't think any other city had such a range of goodies... help me figure this out... 8/31/2004 5:29 AM OK i admit a bit off the original topic but help me figure this out... In the movie Angoor, with double roles of Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Verma, there is a song, which in the film was performed by Deepti Naval inside an auditorium. Whenever I see that bit in the movie, I always get Deja Vu. Which audi is it? I am damn sure I have been there for some Dandiya show (hint: might be in a gujarati community) but I can't seem to recollect where and when? So please help me recollect the name and location of the hall.
8/31/2004 5:36 AM

Varun

Shanmukhananda Hall? The one that burnt down?
Vikram

@Ash: What is the ration rice walla? I know all the rest but I'm not quite sure what the rationricewalla did....
8/31/2004 7:20 AM

to add to Ash's list.. Kalhaiwala : thats wot we call in marathi.. the person who used to glorify (kalhai) vessels with aluminium/steel or something.. he used to come with his little machines which he used to place in the ground, start them and then used to just touch vessels with this aluminium/steel stick and then used a cotton to spread it. I remeber this procedure used to create a lot of smoke of weird smell. we kids used to love watching the whole thing. Dombaris : The street circus ppl.. I never saw then recently..wonder whether that art dissappeared in thin air... they used to do all sorts of things for 5 paisa.. fugewala : balloon wala They used to make a peculiar sound scrubbing

Ashish

their hands over balloons to sound thier arrival... the sound i heard in "Main hoon na" song (Shahrukh Sushmita one... yeah.. that hot song) and i was so sure that, the sound has to be from the balloon ;) wonder if it was.. We kids used to dance on that sound (it was very near to scratching nails on blackboard)
8/31/2004 8:09 AM

also the Rat Poison Man.

Sat

Pea Jay

Answers 8/31/2004 4:17 PM The rahasya in Kile ka rahasya was an illegal printing press for 'Jaali Note' The first WWF match, didnt it have Macho Man Randy Savage? vs Tiger ALi Khan, I think. Enlighten me.
8/31/2004 9:37 PM

hey, we almost got them all covered... yup ash, adi marzban it was, that hosted aavo mari saathe. pranav, the 1st televised match was tatanka v/s papa shango.... NOW you remember! but right about the rahasya though. and since nobody gets these last two, i may as well give it out... the first poster girl for frooti was malavika tiwari. wearing a weird fusion costume and sitting next to a tokree of mangoes. and the label amitabh bachchan appeared for as supremo was 'star' comics.
9/1/2004 2:26 AM

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Salil

Papa Shango...that guy who claimed he was a magician, and Tatanka the native Indian who had his war cry! Papa Shango didn't feature in the WWF cards though...Yea I remember both of those, but didn't know they fought the first match televised on Prime sports.
Irshad

Thanks salil, you've made everyone dig deep into their brains for some amazing long lost memories! papa shango 9/1/2004 10:12 AM I think he was on the WWF cards, atleast on the set which I had. Anyways, we friends used to update our card collection every month or so. One of my friends had a photographic memory so he could remember wrestler stats as soon as they were displayed on TV, then we would get stickers and make our own

Pea Jay

cards. Nowadays, I dont even update my supposedly-all-important lab notebook that often!
9/1/2004 11:59 AM

Malavika Tiwari... There's a name from the past... The pretty girl with the dimpled chin and frazzled hair... Wonder what happened to her...
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Salil

was shuttle voyage.. not from nintendo. just like space invaders was the sole game on ataris before others came in. i know it was pong that stated it internationally, but i'm talking bombay. i had earlier recommended salman rushdie's midnight's children for a cool bombay nostalgia trip. another unmissable one is the busybee book from penguin, i think. ruchi... you'd mentioned yankee doodle. do you remember their 2 headed cones? and the time when kwality was innovating like mad, coming out with sundaes, flora, topocon and push up? push ups were the funniest, u had a cup and a stick, and could push the bottom upwards to revela the icecream. and flora was a work of art.. elaborate flower shaped sundaes...
9/3/2004 4:57 AM

I remember those sundaes. It was here that I started my love affair with ice-creams. Never liked them before. My favourite one used to be the Tropical Paradise, I think. Simply heaven. And we should also not forget Vadilal. I've eaten my first kala-khatta ice-candy there. Was so yummy. And also, on that note, how can I ever forget the kala-khatta sherbet outside VT (and NOT CST)... thats the one thing which is older than my parents and still going strong. Also the Croissants Etc craze which hit everyone at the same time. I remember, it used to be such a dating ground with us kids... hehehe. About the mail van thingie, we used to cross our fingers and could uncross them only when we saw a black car. Did anyone ever count the numbers on a bus ticket, find out the corresponding alphabets and figure out which person from the opposite sex of the name from that alphabet liked you? :) In the novel scene, a couple of things which bring out some flavour of the city. One is Tales from Firozsha Baag, Rohinton Mistry. Another one is Dangerlok, Eunice D'souza. Random Indian literature. I havent read the Busybee book as yet. Should pick it up soon...

Ruchi

:) hmm... 9/3/2004 6:37 AM From what I've read, the book that describes bombay best is "Bombay MeriJaan", co edited by Naresh Fernandes and Jerry Pinto...a collection of short stories about the city. Some of the best stories are those translated from marathi which talk about the mills - the disruptive powerloom and Datta Samant - and the shivsena movement through the 60s, how they managed to get all the left leaning mill workers to 'fight' for their rights. Phenomenal stuff, i preferred those stories to Rushdie and naipaul extracts...Rushdie though is easily the best authority ever to have written about Mumbai. Digressing, I think everyone should read 'Poisoned Bread', a collection of stories by dalit writers. Amazing. Further digressing, having an office in what used to be a mill makes me realise what different worlds we live in. My life has begun to revolve around the 3 o clock shift, when the bhajiwalas and the lunch carts make a beeline for century mills and bombay dyeing, and all the workers squatting, drinking tea and having their bidis. The mills and the mill workers to me are more symbolic of mumbai than totos, or bhutta at carters.
9/3/2004 11:09 AM

Irshad

On this note I have to mention that I've done a summer school at Xaviers which was on the history of Bombay. Awesome stuff. They got all these authorities to talk to us, about how the city was and is, and mainly the history of settlements in this city. Thus we had covered three main settlements. 1) Industrial settlements 2) Community settlements 3) Slums / unplanned settlements
Ruchi

And I had personally done a project on the industrial settlements, taking into account the BDD chawls at Worli. BDD stands for Bombay Development Directorate and some say that these were meant for jails before. Thus the windows in the one room flats are high up with bars on them. Man! Awesome learning there.
9/3/2004 11:15 AM

Vikram

I like Sharda Dwivedi's book on Bombay..it's my favourite coffee tablebook..great great pics of the city...

Especially of the *actual* Fort, Church Gate etc... @Ruchi 9/3/2004 11:19 AM Wow, thats awesome I Love history. Do you know if there is any course offered on Colonial era Bombay, i.e. from Portugese colonies to Independance. I am deeply interested in that era, maybe something to do with the buildings. Please let me know when, where the course is, if there is one, so I can plan my next visit to Bombay accordingly. Thanks wwf stuff... 9/5/2004 5:52 AM My younger bro and I would turn our bed and often the floor into a wrestling ring. We'd each choose our teams of wrestlers and could put on any of these avatars. I bullied him into taking all the bad guys. My team: The Undertaker (my all time fav), Tatanka, El Matador and The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon?). His team: The Nasty Boys, Papa Shango, Mr. Perfect, The Hitman Brett Hart (Hey, I had to give the guy something)... aa bell mujhe maar 9/6/2004 2:19 AM there was this funny serial on DD-2 (i think). it used to come in the afternoons at 3:30pm on weekdays and had amol palekar in lead role. anyone remembers this? my school ended at 3:30pm and i used to rush home to catch the last 10-15 mins :-) jus remembered a total gem... 9/9/2004 5:29
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Dylan

Amyn

Salil

anyone remember those plastic fighting dolls? more than the dolls it was funny to spot the guy who sold them secretly wiggling his finger....

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9/9/2004 2:30 PM

I miss the madaris and their performing monkeys Ab Johnny Mithun ki tarah disco dance karega
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9/12/2004 3:56 AM

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Sahil

Amyn, you've brought up a real gem...! Aa Bail Mujhe Maar was indeed hilarious... It's surprising how some of the beter programs recede into some forgotten corner of your mind and other, less enjoyable programs stay clear and vivid...!
9/16/2004 1:21 AM

Someone put a bullet through my head.. I woke up this morning humming the theme song from "Bawaji ka BiScope" starring Ashok Kumar... And now the stupid song won't go out of my head!!
9/16/2004 2:45 AM

Vikram

Damn, you come outta jail and you do this! Hey, that jail bit reminded me of Monopoly...and those 'get out of jail free' cards. I used to get em and sell em off for 25, so that guys who got into jail didn't pay 50 and I made a 100% profit. lol! @ Old Times ............. 9/17/2004 9:18 AM Old is Gold ........... i remember those serials :Hum Log , Buniyaad , ek shoonya shoonya , paramveer , Chitrahaar/Chaayageet , Man, those dayz ppl used to really luv soaps/serials ..... Movies were normally seen in Theatres ...
Shankar

Irshad

Wat else :Mumbai was Bombay ---- of course ..... Hence , CST was VT ....... & so on ........... Shankar. toffee 9/17/2004 5:37 PM Guys, do any of you remember that toffee in '80s, which was shaped like a cube of 1 cm side (roughly), had a buttery taste and was flavored as different dry-fruits. It had a gold wrapper with a pic of the particular dry-fruit it was supposed to taste like. I cannot remember its name, and would be glad if you Pros can help me with that

Pea Jay

more on serials .............. 9/17/2004 10:02 PM Who can forget :epics --- Ramayan [Ramanand Sagar]& Mahabharat [BR Chopra] !! Also,those dayz ppl weren't as glued to the Idiot Box as kids do today ....... i dont think ppl saw FRIENDS , BAYWATCH, The Bold & The Beautiful ...... coz those days ppl weren't having Cable TV ... Wat Else ?? ---- add on ......... Shankar. @Pranav 9/18/2004 1:18 AM Are you talking of AA Sweets (Anant & Athavale) kaju toffee ?
Milind

Shankar

Mangesh

ahhh 9/20/2004 8:39 AM also fusen gum which used to have that tatoo thing, double gum with gums of two different colours...also saw this ad by cadbury's in worli saying " Completing 50 yrs of calling chocolate CADBURY S" ..so true..i used to travel in BEST buses with a 1 Re tkt(costly then) and it now costs me 11 Rs...would like to add that Bombay then had so many irani rest where you could go and have brun pao..yummy!!..now you can hardly see any revival 9/30/2004 8:02 PM this is one of my favourite threads on orkut, so i thought i'd post one and bring it to the fore again.. random "i remembers": gumboots, sporting encounters (Sat times), paperpellets slung by finger-mounted, rubber-band catapults, "tikli" guns at diwali, tying a "maanja" length (during kite season) to a chappal or stone and engaging your opponent in a game of whose "maanja" holds... was there a name for this?, 5paisa coins, a cheesy movie called Mard that was once my favourite, autograph books in std 10, carrom games on rainy days...
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9/30/2004 9:20 PM

Damn you Dylan for making me remeber this silly song!! It's gonna be in my head all day now..
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Vikram

Mard Taangewaala, main hoon mard taangewaala Mujhe dushman kya marega, mera dost ooperwaala.. (Full disclosure: This was also my favourite movie at one point in my very very misguided childhood..) omg.... 9/30/2004 10:29 PM i'm sorry but you are completely hilarious, Vikram. there is another song that comes to mind, but won't state it here, for the sake of PCness (my sense of "humor" is getting a bit too unPC nowadays). so will stick to other earworm-worthy jingles. how about... gimme gimme gimme, vijaya butter. on my toast gimme the most...on idli dosa, even samosa...makki di roti, sarson da saag, wah ki swaad...

Sat

or ab main bilkul boodha hun, goli khaake jeeta hoon, lekin aaj bhi ghar ke andarrrrrrrr roshni deta bajaj. and Neena Gupta with "Murg mussallam, tameto juice, matar pulao, maakidaal, kheeeemmaaaaa, dum aloo....har vyanjan swadisht banaye, minton mein jhatpat pakaye, hawkins, hawkins, hawkins pressure cooker." ok gotta go, i think i'm going nuts now. @Mira (and everyone) 9/30/2004 11:24 PM Mira, you mentioned part of the Bajaj bulbs ad... Can you (or anyone) recite the entire ad ??? - I can @milind 9/30/2004 11:58 PM I think it went something like jab mein chhota bachcha tha, badi shararat karta tha, meri chori padki jaati, ab mein bilkul bhooda hoon etc. Btw u have a phenomenal memory for these things ..it funny though, my roommates and I were just thinking talking abt old ads a while back and this one came up. Do you remember the complan ad? wot abt rasna?
10/1/2004 3:33 AM

Milind

Richa

What about the Amul chocolate ads?! I am too old blah blah, too young to be a yadda yadda...But I think you're just right for amul

Irshad

chocolates. Amul Chocolates - a gift for someone you love! Damn, the days when ad agencies made ads not to win awards. Salil would agree I'm sure! Edit: They had these really corny ads in Amar chitra katha...callig them "Sweet Toot delights from Amul" and had the chocolates all on a train. Or was that nestle?! Someone with a better memory..help!
10/1/2004 4:26 AM

Yeh hai badta baccha, dekho kaise kuud lagaye, Yeh hai badta baccha, kapda chhota hota jaye... I'm a Complan Boy! I'm a Complan Girl! (For the record, I was a Boost Boy...thanks to Kapil Dev's "Boost is the secret of MY energy"!) back by popular demand... 10/1/2004 5:42 AM jab main chotta baccha tha, badi shararat karta tha, meri chori pakdi jaatiiiiii, jab roshni deta bajaj. kya rangeen jawani thi, ik raja aur ik rani thi, raja rani ghar ke andarrrrrr,aur roshni deta bajaj. ab main bilkul boodha hoon, goli khaake jeeta hoon, lekin aaj bhi ghar ke andarrr, roshni deta bajaj. FYI, the Presidential debates are very interesting right now in my part of the world, yaar. Hammm.... 10/1/2004 7:20 AM Hammmm....7.25 Boriwali fast....Cutting Chai at the Thela.....Rain in the train....Worli Seaface in the night....Velocity on the Friday night....Girgaon Chaupati at Ganesh Visarjan....Marine Drive in the evening....Wadapaw.....and on....and on....
10/1/2004 11:11 AM

Vikram

Sat

Paresh

The Topaz flag collection, where we collected the flags of the countries. And how no matter how many candies you bought, you could never find the Mauritania Flag. Aur woh pacchis paisey ka "sorat" jo local bhaniya ke paas milta tha.
Raj

And did someone mention the firebrand lady "Rajni"? Or "Faster Feni"? Or the serial hosted by Kamleshwar on Thursdays. Anyone remember the name? And those annoying "Rukawat ke liye khed hain" signs on TV.

When my mom used to wake us up, not because it was 6:30 in the watch, but because she just heard the "Deccan Queen" pass by. How proud we were, that Rohan Kanhai, and Allwyn Kallicharan were Indians. How we used to tell the barber, "Setting" style chahiye. Those long sideburns, and the hair completely covering the ears. And <making a gun out of my fingers>, you all "STATUE".
10/1/2004 11:07 AM

Thanks vikram!!
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LOng time no post 10/1/2004 1:13 PM Since I have to run off in a few mins, here is a package reply to all the new posts so far: 1. Vikram, thank you so much (sarcastic) for replacing the Allah ke Bande song from my head with this 'Mard' song. FYI I was caught by my mom trying to carve 'Mard' on my chest with a kitchen knife! HOw misguided is that! 2. Milind, I am not talking about AA brother's Kajubarfi. They still have it though. 3. SInce I was a BOurnvita boy: "Tan ki Shakti Man ki Shakti Bournvita" 4. God bless the soul of Late Shafi Inamdar (MDH Masala ad with Nina Gupta) 5. ANother corny and hilarious ad of Prestige Pressure Pan:

Pea Jay

'Fek do ye Kadhai, ...ye (something else) Le aao prestige pressure pan Fry kare, deep fry kare..." ANyways, my favorite scene in the ad was Father, Son and MOther-in-Law sitting at dinner table and staring at the flying utensils coming from the kitchen. I found the ad completely natural back then, but after some years, thinking of it starts giving me a laughing fit! @Irshad 10/1/2004 10:45 PM Are you talking about ads which were a picture and you had to count how many logo's were hidden? Well that was for Maggi and used to be on Chandamama. By the way, does anyone remember the fortnightly 'Champak'? All these years and they still publish it. @pranav... 10/1/2004 11:30 PM Nope, this was just a cheesy ad that Amul used to have in Amar Chitra Katha...Other cheesy ads in the ACKs were "The adventures of Gems Bond", no prizes for guessing what his secret weapon was. Ram and Shyam and their Poppins adventures...somehow they had color co-ordinated teeshirts in those ads.
Irshad

Pea Jay

I do remember the Maggi contests, they were great fun! But I somehow never made it to the Maggi club, dunno why. Must've been the only shmuck who didnt! @Irshad 10/2/2004 12:10 AM Neither did I! The bastards took my goodies away and never replied a thing!

Pea Jay

Raj

And celebrity Ads 10/2/2004 7:20 AM I dont remember any cricket or film stars appearing in Ads on TV, unlike today. Imagine Dharmendra or Rajesh Khanna adverstising for Rim Jhim, or "Taste the thunder" Thumsup. The only one I remember is Sunil Gavaskar for Dinesh. Anyone else?
10/2/2004 8:07 AM

Take the world in your stride... Dinesh! (The firang was so cute, angry and all). The Egypt ad was not so cute. I also remember Sridevi in the Seema tubelight ad wearing some blue thing with lots of frills, walking down from stairs and dancing. Wearing lots of lipstick obv.
10/2/2004 8:10 AM

Ruchi

This reminds me.. let me make the US people zara jealous now! I have the ring tones of Lifebuoy, Titan, Nescafe on my phone currently.

Ruchi

Used to have the Batmaya one and the Malgudi Days one too!
10/2/2004 9:44 AM

I would love to have the Malgudi days one. And the jingle from the Bacardi Ad. Humming .. Nothing is as nice as finding paradise, and sipping on Bacardi Rum !! Talking of cell phones reminds me of how we had to do with the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited of old. How we had to grease the hands of the linesman, and their Diwali Bakshish. That probably still happens. And anyone remember LalitaJi, and her "Ravi Beta"? Surf ki kharid daari mein hi samajhdaari hain. celeb ads 10/2/2004 6:36 PM Kapil Dev-Palmolive ka Jawab nahin Dilip Vengsarkar-SOme stupid soap called VIgil
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10/3/2004 12:48 PM

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Dylan

my bro and i would sing this '87 Reliance World Cup ad, I think (the I think was insurance against Salil pointing out that my memory is crappy again.. he's totally right though) "The world is coming down, the flags are up, who's gonna be number one, who's gonna take home that Cup.." I've got more to that if anyone's interested.. And Bharat Ek Khoj 10/3/2004 1:40 PM Woh tha hirany garbh srishti se pehle vidyamaan Wohi tho saare bhoot jaat ka swami mahaan Jo hai astitvmaan dharti aasmaan dhaaran kar Aisey kis devta ki upasna kare hum avi dekar Jis ke bal par tejomay hai ambar

Raj

Prithvi hari bhari sthaphit sthir Swarg aur sooraj bhi sthir Aise kis devta ki upasna kare hum avi dekar And I've got more to that, if anyone's interested. cool! 10/3/2004 3:03 PM LOL, my god, that's so cool, Ruchi. Batamya, that's priceless. what would alos be cool would be the Doordarshan intro music that would come on every time tv started in the evening. (no, not the uni-frequency drone that accompanied the colored bands, but the music with the rotating comet type things that ended with the DD logo.) here in the US we are quite backward when it comes to cellphone and general technology usage. hardly anybody uses SMS here. Raj, definitely interested, please post the rest of the Bharat ek Khoj poem. thx!
10/3/2004 4:26 PM

Sat

I agree with the how the US of A is backwards in terms of cell phone technology. Strangely, India seems to be going backwards, I hear, especially with Reliance making use of CDMA technology like in the US, instead of GSM. And I guess people dont use SMS coz of all the unlimited call times one gets. Better to leave a voice mail, rather than learn the ins and outs of shortcut keys and SMS abbreviations. And do not complain about me filling up the page. Here goes "Bharat Ek Khoj" Srishtee se pehle saty nahin thaa, asaty bhi nahin tha Antariksh bhi nahin, aakaash bhi nahin tha chipaa thaa kyaa kahaan, kisne dekhaa tha us pal to agam, atal jal bhi kahaan tha Shrishtee kaa kaun hain karta Kartaa hain yeh vaa akarta Oonche aasmaan mein rehtaa Sadaa adhyaksh banaa rehta Wohi sach much mein jaantaa, Yaa nahin bhi jaantaa Hain kisi ko nahin pataa, Nahin pataa Woh tha hiranya garbh srishti se pehle vidyamaan Wohi to saare bhoot jaat ka swami mahaan Jo hai astitvamaan dharti aasmaan dhaaran kar Aise kis devta ki upasana kare hum avi dekar Jis ke bal par tejomay hai ambar

Raj

Prithvi hari bhari sthapit sthir Swarg aour sooraj bhi sthir Aisey kis devta ki upasana kare hum avi dekar Garbh mein apne agni dhaaran kar paida kar Vyapa tha jal idhar udhar neeche upar Jagaa chuke vo ka ekameva pran bankar Aise kis devta ki upasana kare hum avi dekar Om ! Srishti Nirmaata swarg rachayta purvaj rakhsa kar Satya dharma palak atul jal niyamak raksha kar Phaili hain dishayen bahu jaisi uski sab mein sab par Aisi hi devta ki upasana kare hum avi dekar Aisi hi devta ki upasana kare hum avi dekar amazing... 10/4/2004 4:44 AM here i am in a an internet cafe in amsterdam delete so bloody glad i started this thread'. guys, got little to contribute as my euros run out... but its great to read at least fo now..
Salil

Amit

Bharat ek khoj 10/4/2004 6:43 AM Hey isnt tht the translation of the "hymn of creation" from the rigveda @Raj 10/4/2004 3:53 PM Awesome, man..Thanks for the Bharat Ek Khoj title... Actually, if you remember the very first Episode, the entire episode was in Verse... and it was a continuation of this very verse... from the Rigveda... ZEE TV USA shows Bharat Ek Khoj weekly, and I never waited for any show in the US as I did for that first episode @Mira & Ruchi 10/4/2004 3:56 PM USA cellphones suck.. but get a GSM phone here and then you can really go wild... I have been converting MP3s to ringtones and I have so many self created ones... in fact I have the All India Radio signature tune as one of my ringtones.

Milind

Milind

Mira, I also have the Doordarshan signature tune.. as well as the Marathi "baatmya" theme - unfortunately all on tape.. one of these days I really need to get those into digital format!

10/4/2004 5:34 PM

Thanks Raj that was really mind-blowing. Does anyone remember the title song for Chanakya? Also there was a patriotic song in one of the Chanakya episodes: Ham Kare Rashtra aaraadhan Ham kare raashtra aaraadhan. Tan se man se dhan se Tan-man-dhan-jeevan se Apne haste shaishav se apne khilte yaovan se ham kare rashtra ka archan Does anyone remember the complete verse? Hiranyagarbha Sookta 10/4/2004 9:46 PM The Bharat Ek Khoj song is from two famous RV verses, Nasadiya Sookta and Hiranyagarbha Sookta. Both of them are agnostic hymns, as opposed to the Purushasookta, but now the Hiranyagarbha Sookta is considered to be a prayer to the Sun. I disagree, but let's not digress. RV 10:121 Hiranyagarbha Sookta RV 121 I know the sookta in sanskRut, though, not in Hindi. hiraNyagarbha samavartataagre bhootasya jaata patireka aaseet. sadaadhaara pRuthivi dhyaamutemaa kasmai devaaya haviSha vidhema. and so on...
(OMkAr)

Pea Jay

the meaning can be found here Someone spoke about the creation hymn. That is the Purushasookta RV 10:90. It's highly controversial because it talks about the creation of the four castes. The sasnkrit version is here and the English translation, here. The Nasadiya Sookta is RV 10:129 English Nasadiya Sookta RV 10:129 The thing is, the Hiranyagarbha sookta in Bharat ek Khoj has been chanted exactly the same way as I was taught it, though in Hindi.

The translator must have been some really smart guy. I take no credit for the English translations, and no responsibility for your actions after reading them. Do not flame me.
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Raj

Aye balike, twam katham kathisyasi Aye balakah, aham kim kathisyamh Shrinvasi Shrunha Kim twam khandaalaa agchasyasi Aham kim kurwasyami khandaalayeh gamisyami, bhramisyami, nryuthyami, gaayami, maja karishma, kim karishyami? nice one! 10/5/2004 9:51 AM Esta canción es del "Ghulam" cinematográfico. el chico y la chica son "Aamir" y la "Rani". Ellos van a "Khandala". ¿Soy correcto?

Sat

onkar 10/5/2004 12:14 PM The Purushasookta doesnt really glorify the caste system. It explains the importance of each caste by comparing it to human bodily organs
Pea Jay

Raj

@Mira 10/5/2004 2:00 PM Señora Sí Querida. Usted tiene absolutamente razón English, please 10/5/2004 3:37 PM Sprechen Sie Englisch, Bitte.

Pea Jay

Raj

Sorry 10/5/2004 4:34 PM The sanskrit shlok is the song "Aati kya Khandaala"
10/5/2004 11:18 PM

"i remember.. warning: totally arbitrary n random" I cannot even crib. I have been warned it would be arbitrary and random...
Ruchi
10/5/2004 11:32 PM

Kya pakarai sablog! :)
Nishant

Sahi ekdum ! Doordarshan tune mp3 10/6/2004 1:54 AM Please please please, can i have it? Please? Please?

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Hell, I haven't seen anyone beg this badly even for a gmail account! purushasookta 10/6/2004 2:00 AM Raj, It's from the RV, dashama mandala. the dashama mandala has some really kickass sooktas. however my favourite is the second mandala, which has most of the brahmanaspati sookta, my favourite of them all. Pranav, I never said it celebrated the caste system. But it uses a metaphor for the creation of the brahmins. 'brahmanosya mukhamasit' = the brahmin was his mouth. while for the shudras, it says, 'padbhyaam shudro ajayata' = the shudras were born from his [two] feet. it could be argued that the brahmin was purusha's mouth even before the purushamedha was performed, which makes it controversial. anyway, lets end this here.
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topic: i remember.. warning: totally arbitrary n random messages 211-220 of 883 first | < previous | next > | last i remember.. 10/6/2004 6:58 AM * Going late in school. and prayer Guru brahma guru vishnu guru devo maheshwara Guru sakshat par brahma tasmayee sri guru dev namah
Nilesh

Yakunde tu shar har dhavala.. Ya veena var dand mandit kara.. Ya shwet padmasana.. i remember.. warning: totally arbitrary n random 10/6/2004 6:59 AM * The teacher's day, rahi day and friendship day celebration in school * Starting XII classes right in XIth class * daily going to VJTI and roaming around in b;bay for complete One month of stay order on engineering admission * Run for domicile certificate since some friend say it will be needed * Sitting on the belapur station for one to two hours waiting for Andheri Belapur local * Coming only by lift from MGM to belapur, if some girl is there with you.. * Attaining all the inter-collage functions Horizon, Chemsplash and what not.. forgot the names of some.. * Going to vidyalankar classes on friend's I-card * Copying another's project for B.Tech project when TV was not 24 hrs 10/6/2004 7:21 AM Remember when TV was not 24 hrs ??? Doordarshan used to start at around 5 pm or so... initially the screen was of 7 vertical bands of the rainbow colors.. then that tune with the DD logo forming in the background... then the announcer announcing "Doordarshan Mumbai chya sandhyakalchya sabhet aaple swaagat aahe... aajche karyakram.." The Old TV Shows 10/6/2004 8:09 AM But, I remember that Sundays were an exception. Used to start at like 8:00 AM. As kids, we used to watch "Show Theme", "Star Trek", "Different Strokes", "Kahan Gaye Woh Log", "Dada Dadi Ki Kahaniyan", "Bawaji Ka Biscope", "Aisa Bhi Hota Hain" on Sunday Mornings.

Nilesh

Amit

Raj

Some othe shows on weekdays that I remember: Swami, Singhasan Bateesi, Fauji, Vikram Aur Betaal, Ados Pados, Yes Prime Minister, Tasveer ka Dusra Rukh, Udaan, Street Hawk, Knight Rider, Katha Saagar, Tamas, Whats the good word, Bante Bigadte, Old Fox, Subah, Life Line, and those

TeleMatches, Mister Yogi. I still remember that funny line from Mister Yogi. [I could understand the joke back then [:D] ] Yogi Introducing himself to a PYT: "Y.I. Yogi". PYT: "Thats your problem" Wow !!! I remember so many of them. Jeetendra was not kidding. These memory tablets do work [For those who remember that ad ].
10/6/2004 8:17 AM

@ Raj... 30+!!! :-) And I remember the music of dada dadi ki kahaniya. Have I/anyone else mentioned Potli Baba Ki? That was the cutest thing ever! Ruchi... 10/6/2004 12:25 PM dada dadi ki kahaniyaaaaannn... sadiyon yaad raheeee... bhoola nahin koi bachpan me suni...
Sat

Ruchi

why do i remember all this? did i suffer some brain trauma in the 80's? @Mira 10/6/2004 2:00 PM You and me both How about the classic from Vikram aaur Vetaal: Vikram, bhag jaa...mera peecha chod de. Main tere bas mein aane wala nahi hoon... jisne tujhe mere peeche bheja hai woh maha dhurt hai... ha ha ha ha
10/6/2004 2:02 PM

Milind

Milind

Had the most terrific experience yesterday... While browsing about in the local public library, I found treasure!! - Video cassettes of Fireball XL5 and Giant Robot !!!! Did I have a fun night out!!! "yere yere pausa.. 10/6/2004 6:11 PM ya do remember potli baba ki, there's also "yere yere pausa tula deto paisa...paisa jala khota paus aala mota.." does anyone remember that, i dont know the whole thing, just the begining. And do you remember this? 10/7/2004 8:59 AM And do you remember this animated song? Didi, yeh anek kya hota hain? Anek, anek yaaney bahut saare Jaise.... Suraj ek, Chanda ek, Taare anek.

Raj

Didi, Taaron ko anek kyon kehte hain? nahi, nahi, phir se suno Suraj ek, Chanda ek, Taare anek. Ek gilhari,Ek aur gilhari

Ek ek ek karke, ho gayen ab anek gilhariyaan Ek titali, Anek titaliyaan Cannot help a smirk at myself, remembering this

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topic: i remember.. warning: totally arbitrary n random messages 221-230 of 883 first | < previous | next > | last yere yere pausa... 10/7/2004 11:38 AM yere yere pausa tula deto paisa paisa zhala khota paus ala motha yega yega saree mazhe madka bharee sar aali dhavun madke gele wahun

Milind

@Milind 10/7/2004 1:11 PM Great. Now how about "Ring-a-Ring O Roses"?
Raj

Satish

here you go Raj! 10/7/2004 4:41 PM let the nostalgia juices flow! http://www.rajiv.com/india/humor/anek.aspx http://www.geology.ohiostate.edu/~bhattiprolu/personal/nostalgia/ *hops on one leg* Thanks Satish 10/8/2004 11:01 AM That did bring back some memories. And jogging back, Does Anyone remember the Pepsi Ad? The full one with Remo and Juhi "Are you ready for the magic?" The other Pepsi one with Aamir, Mahima and of course, Sanju a.k.a Ash. No one can forget that.

Raj

The Thrill One - Hum, Tum aur Thrill. Chaahe Mera Dil. Yeh Bechaara kaam ke bhoj kaa maara. Isey chahiye Sinkara.

The Lehar 7up Fido Dido Yeh Captain Cook Aate waalon ne thoy Naak mein dum kar rakha hain. The Onida Ones - Neighbours Envy, Owners pride. (This one also made it to our College Toilet Graffiti ) Marlex Pressure Cooker - Khaana Jaldi Pakaaye, Kaise Seeti Bajaaye Prestige - Jo Biwi Se Kare Pyaar, Woh Prestige se Kaise kare Inkaar Hawkins - Hawkins Ki Seeti Baji, Khusbhoo hi Khusboo Udi Nirma Detergent tikiya, Iske jaag ne jaadu kar diyan Bacchon, Yeh hain hamare daaton ki banawat. Raju, Tumhare daath thoy motiyon jaise chamak rahe hain? Aur Masterji, aapke daath? People seem to get nostalgic about a lot of things they weren't so crazy about the first time around. - Author Unknown
10/8/2004 12:31 PM

bhool na jaana..ECE bulb lana khujli karne wale, b-tex lagaale bally sagoo's churaliya awake on the wild side with nonie headbangers ball with danny mcgill gnr appetite for destruction tape covers through the window display parikrama's 100th jason bourne
Satz

jonathan livingstone seagull chota chetan supremo's comics space, the final frontier. these are the voyages of the starship enterprise. On a mission to visit stange new worlds, to seek out new planets and new civilizations. to boldly go where no man has gone before. i am adam, prince of eternia and a defender of the secret of castle greyskull. this is Krenjure, my fearless friend. fabulous secret powers were revealed to me the day i held aloft my magic sword and said:

10/8/2004 12:38 PM

BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL I HAVE THE POWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRR!
Satz

Raj

Headbangers Ball !! 10/8/2004 12:56 PM Oh Yeah !!! And I was a regular of The MTV Rewind show with Danny. And then there were Nonie, and David Wu, and Alessandra. Those were the days when MTV played only English tracks. Those were also the times, when every other VJ did not attempt to be funny. Just kept it simple.The good old days when MTV was not indianized, and did not have Bollywood movie clips after every 2 minute song. And Indian pop did not mean plagiarized remixed songs. kya bhailog, 10/9/2004 8:31 PM kya chalrailay? aur kuch yaad nikalneko lag raha tha aur yeh thread ko jinda bhi rakhneka hai. So, here goes - Tender Coconut ice cream from Naturals, Ganga Jamna Saraswati at Chembur Station, Chinese Bhelpuri and American Chopsuey and Jain Pav Bhaji, Spring Masala Dosa at Krishna on SionTrombay rd.., and Ethnic Pizza at Dominoes(?) opp. akbarallys in chembur - the pizza topping was the masala you get inside the masala dosa, how cool is that? And the SeaFood 10/10/2004 7:10 AM ... at Mahesh Lunch Home. Awesome!!!! Typical Manglorean fare. Prawn Gassi, the Pomfret Curry. Been more than 5 years since I last went there. And missing Bade Miyan ke Egg Parathas and kababs, and the bun maska paav's and kheema paav at Light of Iran, the rasam vadas at Cafe Madras, the solcurry's at the Malvani restaurants after a heavy meal. Bliss!!!!
10/11/2004 2:46 AM

Sat

Raj

Mumbai without flyovers without multiplexes the Abyss playing at Sterling the day i visited Rhythm House for the first time and went absolute bonkers getting drenched by the waves and the rains at worli seaface spending days at crosswords at breach candy and finishing books without buying any.
Satz

discovering smoker's corner at Fort(really cheap books here) walking across south mumbai...fort to churchgate to regal and back to fort. fashion street the biggest vada pavs at worli

Independence Rock at Rang Bhavan neanderthals who shut it down)

(curses to those

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topic: i remember.. warning: totally arbitrary n random messages 231-240 of 883 first | < previous | next > | last @ Raj 10/11/2004 7:38 PM Gajalee at Vile Parle, great, great seafood. Anyone know Goa Bhavan? Its actually a flat near Juhu Scheme, run by an Aunty and Uncle. Great food yaar, che, kya hai yaar ! You go and ring the bell, and sit in the ghar ka table. There is a slightly bevda guy who comes and gives you water. Then the Uncle or the Aunty comes and gives you the food.
Nishant

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Reminded me of a superb Konkani place in Poona, near Deccan, it was on the first floor, similar to the Goa Bhavan joint. But nothing like Goa Bhavan, for the smell. (Also in Poona, Sujata Cold Drink House' fabulous Mastana - a milk shake thing which was totally, totally BLOWN!) Kya kar diya yaar!
10/11/2004 7:40 PM

Oh ya. I think I wrote this on another thread. What is This? Kombdee Ka peese Ghar Me Jaake Masala Pees Gaadi ka number Char Sau Bees. (Edited - I wrote this one in early on this thread. :) ) may i add... 10/12/2004 4:46 AM I was'nt too much into the telly as a kid. Doordarshan was the only channel then. Weekends, especially Sundays were when I used to watch stuff.
Anand

Nishant

I vividly recall this program called TURNING POINT hosted by Girish Karnad... Sundays... 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. if my memory serves me right

My dad is a diehard fan of Carnatic music fan. His domination of the TV was between 11:00 and 11:30 a.m. on Sundays "THE SPIRIT OF UNITY CONCERT" Others I can recall include the morning cartoon slots of Tom and Jerry Guinness Book of World Records hosted by some Robert Frost(9:00 A.M. Sundays) Summer vacations were spent watching the telly every morning 9:30 to 1:00 P.M. odd (Here it was CHARLIE CHAPLIN, LAUREL HARDY, and yes... this one called INVISIBLE MAN) Other serials: Chandrakanta, Reporter, Junoon, Shanti, Udaan(Kavita Kapoor thingie) Hey, this one called BYOMKESH BAKSHI was my favourite. Don't recall the slots though (Friday nights I think) Also this one called SANGHARSH (Padminin Kutti), FAUJI(Shah Rukh Khan) Every Sunday afternoon one regional film on DD. Sunday evenings were filled with sounds of Ghazals (Jagjit Singh et al) I remember going ga-ga over the "Hawa Hawa" song by Mehdi Hassan of Pakistan. All this was before DD came out with SUPERHIT MUQABLA and other countdown shows to increase their weekend viewership. (A total makeover from Chhayageet, Chitrahaar stuff) Hawa Hawa was by Hasan Jahangir 10/12/2004
6:26 AM

Hawa Hawa Ey Hawa Khushboo Lutade Kahan Khuli Hai Khuli Dil Ko Bata De Ab Uska Pata De! Zara Mujhko Bata De! Mai Usse Miloonga! Ik Baar Mila De! Yaar Milade Dildaar Milaade Yaar Milade Dildaar Milade (Tanana-tana!) (Tanana-tana!)

Nishant

Phir Kisike chehreka rang khil gaya Bichda Hua Aaj Koi Usko Mil Gaya (Tanana tana!)(Tudum-tudum) (Tanana tana!) Phir Kisike chehreka rang khil gaya Bichda Hua Aaj Koi Usko Mil Gaya Kaise Mil Gaya! Dildar Mil Gaya! Maine usse dhoond liya saara zamana! Hawa Hawa Ey Hawa... dudes and dudettes 10/12/2004 12:42 PM anybody here remember Giant Robot and Fireball XL5 on DD? ok..how about Satyajit Ray presents...remember that alien spacecraft landing and giving a teleporter to the geography teacher in a village? or how about Der Fahnder, Shoestring and the Old Fox. the detective series the dudes on DD used to show. that was i believe german teleserials...ok..and how about those ...whaddya call em...them german games..yea TELE-MATCH!
Satz

and the Didi's comedy show.. that was hilarious...woo hoo! then the UGC programme that was mostly boring, sometimes educational..at about noon everyday. and i remember drinking loads of goldspot and campa cola... just awesome man! @Nishant 10/12/2004 3:19 PM Gajalee sea food was awesome. They opened one in MIDC, Andheri too. And does anyone remember that small home like restaurant, outside the Kalina campus. We could not help licking our fingers. Awesome food. @Raj... 10/13/2004 12:29 AM err, you must've been at Kalina ages ago man! there's no small home type restaurant there anymore. there's one called Walk-Inn, and there's two others called Sai Kripa and Sainath I think.

Raj

Irshad

The students won't be able to afford that though! @satyajit 10/13/2004 4:19 AM i agree man that detective series on dd was awesome... the german guys were real cool i loved it... and so were the german games.. that thing where towns

Freebird

compete against each other .. and who can forget didi's comedy show... that guy got hit so many times it was not ecen funny after a while... and of course i was a giant robot fan.... such fine things ur post made me recall...ahhh the good ol days...
10/13/2004 6:29 AM

Telematch! Eins Zwei Drei Vier (cool!) Funf
Nishant

Sechs Sieben (this was very cool !) Acht Neun (and then whatever it was for Start!) :)
10/13/2004 6:38 AM

Salil - in that superb first post which began this thread, you mention Busybee in Mid-Day. I remember Busybee in The Evening News. Also Afternoon D&C's very controversial front page which went "NO NEWS"..."IS GOOD NEWS BECAUSE NESTLE CHOCOLATES ARE HERE" or something like that. Also the Illustrated Weekly's brilliant covers, during Meham, Mandal and Devi Lal.
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Hey Nishant.. u not older than *I* am... in my delete days it was the middaythat carried busybee... and its funny how the readers of the ADC made it such a big deal coz the times got away with something similar in the same week. of course no visit to the barber shop (yes i used to get haircuts once) was complete without readingg the entire illustrated weekly (2 issues at a time), i remember being totally shocked by the issue on the bhagalpur blindings. and reading for the first time about phoolan devi. and u corrected anand jus in time about hassan jehangir and not mehdi hassan.. man, mehdi hassan wud not be amused. but then anand, u not too great with names... robert frost is turning in his grave at bein credited for hostin guiness world records. that was david frost.. another great david.. attenborough i mean is the only voice i see fit to describe the goings on in 'the living planet.' and whoever sed satyajit ray presents.... that show was indelible coz it scared the hell outta me with one episode with amol palekar and shriram lagoo... about the portrait painter who only paints dead ppl... and about school prayers, who can forget the secular version most schools had which went like : "eternal God creator of all i firlmly believe that i am now in your presence i adore your divine majesty and i ask of you to enlighten my soul that i may never in my thoughts words or deeds offend against your holy law. the other one with which we ended school was : we give you thanks almighty God, for all the benefits you have given us today. Oh my God (help complete please...) and thx to whoever brought up that ek aur anek cartoon... that along with 'tree of unity' and the garbage one are my all time faves.

10/13/2004 11:10 AM

Milind

Talking of Films Division cartoons - my favourite one was Swimmy- about a small fish who goes out into the ocean and then teams up with other small fish to form a big fish which scares the shit out of bigger fish
10/13/2004 5:24 PM

So ya, I just went through the Whole Thread 1. The 4th chapter in Balbharati had Nitin's father from Panaji, who was really cool for some reason. I dont even remember Jal, but kucch tho deep memory me kuch tho chalrai. And Community Living and Moral Science really Orwellian subjects yaar. All the roads and trees and buildings were so perfect, like nothing could ever go wrong here. BTW, American Suburbia is verrry Community Living. In CL tho kuch bhi karke you had to get good marks. Also in school, "Who said to whom" in History, what was up with that ? 2. I remember all those games. Opps- Batts was a very good excuse for us to line-maro girls (coming now from an avowed feminist. :) ) Jolly, yes, kya pakau game tha yaar - and ek dum jor se we used to give Guccha. 3. The matchboxes reminded me of those sofa set mathboxes we used to make in school. And Craft and Marble Paper. Some kids used to make really cool sofa sets yaar. Mast ekdum. Also,we had charts na, with pictures of animals, plants, different foods, boys and girls being clean, healthy and thoughtful to elders, the handicapped, freedom struggle leaders, so many different ones yaar. I found those charts compiled as an "Indian Art" compendium at the Museum of Modern Art's shop in NYC and also at the MFA in Boston. Sold at around $50, I think. 4. LOL - ROFL @ Ameya Our version was "Kaana Khali vaajav tyala" from the Gripe water ad. LOL! 5. Satya, I remember Inspector Gote, dont remember what it was. Please refresh our memories, thanks. 6. Varun, is kadaklaxmi the dude who used to whip himself and make that very painful noise. It used to scare the s*** out of me.
10/13/2004 5:24 PM

Nishant

Nishant

7. Old TV stuff - Shwetambara,Santakukdi, Kilbil, Narrotam Puri and Anupam Gulati in World of Sport, Bhakti Barve in Saptahikee, Gher Bethan (Gujju, no ? wasnt there a

Marathi version), Charcha (how rivetting is that?), Telematch of course, Whats the Good Word with Sabira Merchant, New Years Special with Usha Uthup and a Ronnie Screwwala type Bawa, The News (Rini Simon, Gitanjali Aiyar, Luku Sanyal, Minu,Sasikumar, Siddharth Kak, Suneet Tandon - my parents used to be damn kicked with the Mallu newsreaders), Loved the Brit Brown Sahib accents of the News Readers.Shafi Inamdaar, Satheesh Shah and Swaroop Sampat in Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi. With Saptahiki, we used to watch the programmes that week, and light up when they used to show a scene which had already appeared in Saptahiki. "Yeh Ayela Hai.Yeh Ayela Hai." We had the only TV in the building, so everyone used to come to our very very tiny house to watch the Hindi Film on Sunday and the Marathi Film on Saturday. Nilu Phule, drunken and lecherous was so cool. We had one of the first VCRs when we moved to Chembur. The only movie in the whole colony was Tohfa. For one year, One year. "Aah, ooh, lolita!" OMG, Jeetendra. Trying to trace the faces of Karachi singers and old-school bureaucrats after "Close Down". I remember being very dissapointed when "Close Down" happened, just after National Programme of Music and Dance. 8. Double Decker Chocolate!, Joy Ice Cream, I have an invented memory ke I can still get it at a restaurant in Dadar Circle (I know, I know bridge ban gaya).Brittania Coconut Crunchies (Jala Agha, no ? Ek Naariyal Pedh Se Tuta, Girte Hi woh beech se toota.) 9. The themed Chayageets were awesome. Every year during Ganpati - Amjad Khan went "Dev Ho Deva, Ganpati Deva...Tumse Badhkar Kaun...swami tumse badhkar kaun".
10/13/2004 5:25 PM

Nishant

10. Eh, I also won the Boost ka cricket bat with Kapil's autograph, 3rd prize during the Reliance cup, okkkkkkk? :) And Irshad, I had 2 memberships to the Maggi club, made me feel special, that was the only mail I used to get. Sorry they couldnt find a place for you. :) 11. And Irani restaurants of course, I heard Bastani closed down, the brun maska and the kheema paav. Brittania and Co at Ballard Pier

still rules, Berry Pulao is still mind-blowing and they had a dessert which was awesome, dont remember what it was. 12. @ Vikram, isnt Shanmukhananda Hall back in action ? I remember my parents dragging me to Mallu programs every year, the smell of the mullapoo (mogra flowers), while doing anything traditional. Right up there with all those forgotten smells of our past. Like the dettol/phenyl that greets us at Sahar airport, the same phenyl that used to hypnotize us in school toilets. 13. Havaldars in blue uniforms ! :) 14. For Bombay nostalgia, its Busybee anytime ! 15. Dylan, Sporting Encounters in Saturday Times, yes! Really funny, and its counterpart in building get-togethers - fish pond?? And Mukul Sharma's Mindsport. I knew one guy who used to solve those puzzles seriously. Merko tho pahla problem hi samajh me nahi aata tha, yaar. 16. Mango Ripe, Mango Ripe, Naya Hai Rasna Mango Ripe, Koi Samay Ho, Koi Din, Rasna Mango Ripe Ka din. (Lyrics could be corrected?)
10/13/2004 5:25 PM

17. Also Fryums, and Kwality Bun, this was another sticker ka contest, I was in 4th standard, and used to study in the same school my mother still teaches in. All the other staff members would make sure they gave me the stickers that they got. I remember having finally finished it, dont remember what I got for it. 18. Saat Saal ke Boodhe Ya Saatth Saal Ke javan. Chyawanprash ? 19. And that ad with Jayant Kripalani and the little girl," Aur phir bhediye ne .... se kaha..." and she clears her throat. "Gale me khich khich, gale me khich khich kya karooooon. Vicks ki golee lo, khich khich door karo. :) 20. I found Champak and Chandamama, bound copies at the New York Public Library, not for circulation one summer afternoon. You can imagine what I went through at the time. 21. @ Raj, That was "Y.I. Patel" "Thats your problem". Mohan Gokhale, may he rest in peace.

Nishant

22. The serial with Girish Karnad and the kids and Farida Jalal - Sara Jahan Hamara. 23. Hey, and Siddharth Basu's Quiz Time ! REC, Rourkela, IIT, Bombay and St Xavier's Calcutta. 24. And the films division short films - there was one where this lady, I presume Queen Victoria, standing atop CST station screams "Stop!" at the loud, noisy traffic. Then of course, The Tree of Unity, the triangular guys talk and wail in gibberish. Really cool film. The Chipko movement, wasnt there an FD film for that? There was one stop-clock film of a thali full of food, dont remember the funda of that film. 25. Still with games - Lagory, anyone ? Putting seven stones one on top of each other, hitting it with a ball, and then running away. Again, one of those boys versus girls type games that used to be unadulterated fun. 26. And Narottam Puri used to give such faltoo prizes in Sports Quiz. And so much tamasha yaar asking anyone who put their hands up. That format is quite faltoo yaar. @Salil 10/13/2004 7:04 PM I used to live miles away from you (Kalyan actually, but that still seemed miles away in those days) and my school prayers were very similar to the one's you have mentioned: To begin the day: Infinite god, Lord and master of our hearts we believe that we are in thy prescence (forgot the rest)
Pea Jay

End-of-day Almighty and merciful god we offer thee our prayers begging thee to supply what is wanting so that we may rise to thy throne in order of sweetness (ofcourse, we were too excited to recite the last 2 lines) @Nishant 10/13/2004 8:39 PM Champak and Chandamama at the New York Public Library. Under which section?

Raj

10/13/2004 9:28 PM

Nishant

Its only at the NYPL on 5th and 40th, not the Mid-Manhattan Library, the other big one which you always see in the movies. Its in Humanities/ Asian Studies section on the second floor. Plus some bound Amar Chitra Kathas, of course. tohfa tohfa tohfa tohfa.... 10/13/2004 9:33 PM laya laya laya laya... RRROOTTTFFFLL!!! remember the pots and the amply endowed aunties on the beach? I also love the Naag/Naagin movies - "main teri dushman, dushman tu mera: main naagan tu sapeeraaa" and Sridevi's blue eyes? Inspector Ghote was this character from these mystery novels. One was adapted into film by Merchant-Ivory, i believe - the Perfect Murder with Naseeruddin Shah as Ghote. Milind - I found Swimmy in my library when i was in grad school. It was actually a Soviet story book that was adapted into the documentary. yes, the kachra cartoon was hilarious. i remember the thali, i thought it had something to do with hunger and food and that sort of thing. there was another one on kachra where the kid asks in the end - "yeh jo chod diya, iska kya karen?" (unintended pun there if u caught it, sorry if that sounds offensive to some, i don;t know how else to spell it!) dont recollect if i posted this earlier, but remember the Leprosy documentary in Marathi? man that was so sad. and this must have been from the 70s or something, but does anyone remember the news documentaries they would show before screening a movie in movie theaters? wow, now i'm *really* surprising myself with my memory.
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topic: i remember.. warning: totally arbitrary n random messages 251-260 of 883 first | < previous | next > | last docs before mov 10/13/2004 9:36 PM YEAH I remember those...made you feel guilty enjoying the movie while people outside theartres suffer as they show in the documentary. Finesse was never a Films Division traits! Pea Jay SALIL! 10/13/2004 9:43 PM The remainder of the prayer we used to say in school assembly: We give thee thanks Almighty God For all the benefits You have given us today Oh My God, I love thee With my whole heart and above all things I'm heartly sorry for having offended thee (forgot the rest...Us agnostics don't pray!) MIra/Satya: If you remember Tohfa, How about Justice Chowdhry? Or any of those innumerable Jeetendra (or as my Sindhi friends at school called him ..Jitenndarrr) / Jaya Prada (Prada? Damn, I knew there was a reason I liked her..) flicks..Locket, Sangam, etc.
10/13/2004 11:08 PM

Vikram

@Nishant, der se jaage, magar jaage sahi! Swimi... she was one orange fish and all the other fishes were black.. and when they all become one fish, swimi becomes the eye. So cool it was! And in my school, at the end of the day we had, school is over for to-day, done our work and done our play, at the end we come to say, thank-you heavenly father. amen! (we used to say this with so much jazz) I miss my school assemblies. Piano's, hymns, hymnal (which I still have since 13 years now) and the choir. wow.
10/13/2004 11:25 PM

Ruchi

Though everything has been said here, still read this.

Ruchi
10/13/2004 11:51 PM

Nishant

And the FD docs would mostly be about ministers travelling to Tashkent, generally some East European city, Indira Gandhi dancing with a group of women. What did we actually gain, if it was

meant for us, the children of India at the time, if it was supposed to influence us? Not a rhetorical question. I strongly believe that our generation has remained largely drug-free because of the vigorous DD campaigns in the 80s. Those skeletons (remember the ad with the skeletons playing electric guitars), and ashes, sweaty, smoking dying men were enough to freak us out. Plus Subah, Chunauti and Campus did the same.
10/14/2004 3:12 AM

salil you've created a monster ...! This has to be one of the most awesome threads on orkut...atleast among the groups that I am on. Have dug deep into the recesses of my memory and remembered things long forgotten. Seriously, had this not happened I wouldn't have had much to say to my kids (as and when they happen), and they'd prolly think I was a boring dude...(whos to say I'm not anyway:D)
10/14/2004 3:55 AM

Irshad

Nishant

Ok, the Balbharati textbook covers. That optical illusion on the cover was very jhataak, man. The two kids, boy and girl are reading Balbharati, inside which the two of them are reading Balbharati, inside which the two of them are reading Balbharati, inside which... Used to be really freaky man, when I started thinking about it suddenly one day.
10/14/2004 5:40 AM

i remember the day when bread used to cost 2 bucks a pack.. and the melody jingle....melody hai choc-latee oooh and those burgers before mcdonalds came to town. and gotee soda. and my school trip to aarey milk colony and the prince of wales museum and having sandwiches in tiffin boxes in Jijamata udyaan nazia hassan's disco deewane and funky town by lipps inc.
Satz

and a monte carlo ad that made nothing's gonna change my love for you..so famous that i got so sick of that *&%#@d up song and amitabh going disco dandiya..or wazzit discobhangra in ganga jamuna saraswati... and of course mithun da walking on a bullet (from a gun) to cross a cliff...

hoo boy. and the cartoons by films division..yea one called the tree of life..with those folks dancing around the tree..and one guy being hit on the head..and going AAAOOOOOOO OOOOAAOAOOOA D se hota hai Dance... 10/14/2004 8:41 AM Vikram - yes of course Justice Choudhary! So there's this deaf-mute girl who's someone's daughter. and some guys are playing golf and one of them probably a bad guy says - "arre yeh to gungi hai". To which the girl starts bawling for absolutely no reason other than the obvious being stated. ...I se hota hai Item, S se hota hai Singer, C se hota hai Chorus, O se Orchestra.... I met a musician here from Russia recently and he starts singing - "Jimmy Jimmy...Aaja Aaja". So hilarioussss!!! Such deep Indo-Soviet Roots and such deep seated trauma in our minds from Mithunda.
10/14/2004 9:24 AM

Sat

For anyone who might be interested, every last Friday of the month, DJ Rekha hosts Bollywood Disco Night here in NYC. They are in transition now, for many months they used to be at Blur, last month they were at Cielo. Here's what they play Begin with 80s Disco Disco Dancer Jab Chaaye Jimmy Jimmy Maango Maango Maango about 15-20 minutes from that period. Then thoda 60s/70s
Nishant

Jaane Jaan (Randhir Kapoor/Jaya Bhaduri) Aaja Aaja RD types Jaano Meri Jaan Nisha Ah Ha Ha about 15-20 minutes from this time. Then new stuff Maheeve Its the Time to Disco Koi Kahe Legai Legai (about 30-40 mins)

Then after that, only Amitabh Ke Pag Ghungroo Jahan Teri Yeh Nazar Hai. Jumma Chumma De De Mere Angne Me Rang Barse (This list is really long.) They play the entire song, without remix, from beginning to end. The crowd is very mixed, white, black, desi, "asian". Many people sing along with the songs, yes, everyone. 11 pm to 4/5 ish - non-stop. :)
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topic: i remember.. warning: totally arbitrary n random messages 261-270 of 883 first | < previous | next > | last NIshant 10/14/2004 10:50 AM ..about the Balbharti text-book cover, I thought I was the only kid who thought about the optical illusion you mentioned. I didnt mention that to anyone back them because it freaked me out too! Some maths textbook had the same trick Pea Jay Man I had forgotten about that! yep, 10/14/2004 11:01 AM heard about DJ Rekha. Gotta check the scene next time i'm in NY. When RD Burman passed away, we would have tributes going on in the backbenches in college (of course, where else can i be found if not in the backbenches). The prof would teach, but for us it was more important to recollect all the hot favorites right there in the class.

Sat

Sat

Bombay Hindi (Bhindi?) 10/14/2004 11:10 AM I had a really serious Hindi teacher in 10 std. So imagine the teacher's consternation when this girl in my class writes this ekvachan-bahuvachan: ladki - ladkilog
10/14/2004 11:17 AM

Milind

For those who want to relive the "glory Days of Films Division", visit http://www.filmsdivision.org/ and go through their video archives. I found the Ek-anek video there, but no luck sof ar finding Swimmy/Tree of unity. Did find a hilarious cartoon of the monkey chopping off the king's nose to drive off a fly - had forgotten that. But it does have all the news reels they showed before movies in the theaters. ding dong ding, 10/14/2004 12:22 PM ding dong ding dong ding dong, ding dong ding, ding dong ding dong ding dong.

Sat

slow day at work.
10/14/2004 12:53 PM

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring Banana phone Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring Banana phone I've got this feeling so appealing for us to get together and sing - SING! Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring Banana phone Ding dong ding dong ding dong ding Donana phone It grows in bunches I've got my hunches Its the best beats the rest cellular modular interactivodular Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring Banana phone Ping pong ping pong ping pong ping Ponana phone Its no baloney It aint a phony My cellular Bananular phone Don't need quarters don't need dimes to call a friend of mine dont need computer or tv

Mihir

to have a real good time I'll call for pizza I'll call my cat I'll call the whitehouse, have a chat I'll place a call around the world Operator get me beijing jing jing jing Guess i am having an even slower day !!
10/14/2004 4:19 PM

* Aapan Yanna Paahilat Ka ?
Nishant

* Oh ya, Salil, we played French Cricket, and I know we still play it. Totally unrelated topic 10/14/2004 8:10 PM Vikram Joshi... dude the S.Es at VESIt are STILL passing some of your work as their own at Hard Sell competitions...

Rohan

OMG!! 10/14/2004 11:28 PM I'm still famous at VESIT!!! Yes indeed, my batch came up with the most memorable VESIT Hardsells ever! (I met someone from Nair Medical a couple of years ago who recognized me from a hardsell I was in...unbelievable!) Well, you made my day..time for me to go check out the old alma mater wot say? @Nishant,Salil THANX 10/15/2004 2:53 AM thanx for the correction guys. About the Mehdi Hassan... Hassan Jahangir thing. I am indeed bad with with ol'names, I see. And the Guinness Book being hosted by Robert(my apologies.. David) Frost. Wonder how I could get the name messed up! Thanx anywayz
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10/15/2004 4:35 AM

earlier this week i found myself at a party on the eiffel tower of all places.. it was thrown by a tea company that was launching 2 new indian teas called fakir and somethin else...
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theme for the night was bollywood!!! cocktails with tea were served in fab coloured versions of cutting chai glasses.
Salil

and entertainment for the evening was "Pascal of Bollywood" (google him he's funny) this hilarious frenchman who sang hindi songs (badly)and kept me in splits till i cud take it no more.. shall upload some lo quality clips from my fone cam later so u know wot i mean. Did you ever do this? 10/15/2004 10:29 AM I used to look at every Rupee Note that passed through my hand, to see if the currency number ended with 786. Back then, we believed it to be a lucky number. I remember, I had a 10 rupee note ending with that number. Never left my wallet.

Raj

I just found out last night why it was considered so, and probably how it all started. Was watching "Deewar". "The Bachchan" wears a badge number 786, which is supposed to be lucky, because it is the numerological equivalent of the Arabic letters that spell Bismillah.
10/15/2004 3:41 PM

Ash, we need to hear from you. Tell us more.
Nishant

Kotachiwadi, anyone ? :)
10/15/2004 5:08 PM

(Orkut has been buggy a lot - keep getting errors) Kalhaiwala - It is tinning, but I'd hate to look too closely at the mixture, as I am sure it was lead plus tin and the powder was a flux to clean the surface. Yes, I can almost smell the stuff. Which reminds me of the TambaPittalwala. He used to sell brass and copper pans and pots.
Ash

Dombari - yes - we used to call him Ambaji for some reason, or am I getting confused. Anyway, Ambaji was a muscleman with a whip and he used to whip himself while twirling around. Actually, the whip cracks because it breaks the sound barrier and isn't really hitting the man, but just coiling around.

Perhaps Dombariwale were the acrobats who put up a tightrope on the bamboo poles? The radio farmaish names were rumoured to be fake, or else the same listeners had nothing better to do than hear their names on the air. I remember "Jhoomri Talaiya se Zuleikha Begum" - bless her soul, for she was a regular requester. I remember wondering where the hell was Jhoomri Talaiya. There was never any "Bambai se xxx". On Wednesday nights at 8 pm, Ameen Sayani (he had married a Jew named Aviva - quite radical at the time - except I had no idea who Jews were) introduced "Binaca Geetmala" on Radio Ceylon. He would play all the hits and the last song was always by KL Saigal. I used to wonder how he managed to fly to Colombo to announce those songs. Never figured it out at the time. ;) The music from Radio Ceylon was always more interesting and modern than the crap from All India Radio. Crap was too harsh a word - for AIR played a full variety of music including classical. Even the Western pop stuff was better on Radio Ceylon but it was just one day a week. LPs used to cost exactly Rs 36 for a long time. Can't recall the name of the only store opposite Kalaghoda where we could buy them. Ash 10/15/2004 5:39 PM I think the flux was ammonium chloride. I had talked to my prof about how the entire kalhai process works, but forgot about it now. And about radio farmaish, I once heard the name of a person from my town, whom I remotely knew, but this incident was probably years after you listened to it, so probably someone called Vividh Bharti's bluff. In the 90s there was a TV show which featured Ameen Sayani wherein he talked about his radio career. Does any of you memory-master's remember that show? It was just a few episodes.
10/15/2004 5:56 PM

Pea Jay

My third and final attempt for today to post through the 404s. RationRiceWala - Rationing was always present until I left in 1973 - some things would come off the ration and some stayed. Often the rice exchanger was the same as the JariPuranaWala (usually a wali). We would feed the semi-polished ration rice to the

Ash

servants or swap it for whiter-than-white Basmati. No wonder the servants were healthy! I remember as kids we would sing the streetMarathi/Hindi version of eenie-meenee-mineymo, catch a nigger by his toe etc. It was something like: Eena mina myna mo Catch and leke baat lo... I forgot the rest. I remember renting comics for 75 paise/ Re1 and scrounging around for cheap 2nd hand ones at recycled newspaper shops. Not much earlier, you could buy a US comic for 75 paise. Boy, did I envy the Yank kids who could buy the Daisy BB guns that were advertised on the back pages.
10/15/2004 6:18 PM

Ash

Havaldars in blue uniforms - yes. My parents used to talk about the uniforms before independence and there are pix somewhere on the web. They had a flat, yellow topi kinda like the Peshwa days. So they were called "bhuri batli, piLu booch" in Gujarati (blue bottle, yellow stopper). @pranav... 10/16/2004 12:01 AM Don't know about a few, but Ameen Sayani was one of Shekhar Suman's early guest on Movers and Shakers, and so was the other radio dude...(damn whats his name, the guy that went "main samay hoon"...) OK I need help now!
10/16/2004 2:04 AM

Irshad

Harish Bhimani.
Nishant

Havaldars in blue uniforms and half - pant.
10/16/2004 2:41 AM

thanks Nishant, that kept me gnawing for the better part of the day!
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10/16/2004 4:49 AM

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@ash, the store opp kala ghoda is rhythm house, and you'll find me there on a lot of saturday evenings, especially the first couple of saturdays in the month. irshad, harish bhimani was earlier a newsreader on dd bombay. these days he does VO for ads and produces radio spots. altho the FM channels have taken to doin the production themselves now. ameen sayani too was a veteran in this field. Ruchi i jus remembered, the 'fauji bhaiyyo ke liye' program was called "Jaimala'. Jhumri Talaiyya is indeed the highest request area for AIR even now i suspect. As for bombay there was always Jangoo and Cyrus Siganporia and the 5 star listeners club. You cud hear their requests and messages on every show on radio. i think they still have some presence on 107.1 fm. and good old DD is still the same... half an hour ago there was a womans voice overlapping the cricket commentary telling all the guys in the studio to get some sleep coz they all had bags under their eyes.
10/16/2004 4:57 AM

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Salil

I remember Baatmya and how there would be flies in the studio and the (very pretty greeneyed) newsreader would just wave her hand over her head while not missing a beat (a page? they always held a sheaf of papers..).. And of course, my first crush..Komal G.B.Singh on DD news (then she started doing the Republic day parade broadcast in English). And Salma Sultana in Hindi news on DD with her rose strategically placed in her hair right over the left shoulder and saying *Konks Eye* instead of *Congress I*....
10/16/2004 7:04 AM

Vikram

Nishant

And those DD presenters. The most popular one was Sadhana Srivastav, she was kinda cute. And that woman who was Manju Singh's sister. Manju Singh used to have that kids show in Hindi - Khel Khilone ? and of course Magic Lamp. Also Tabassum in Phool Khile Hai Gulshan Gulshan, Aaj Ki Shaam Kishore Ke Naam, that was Tabassum at

Shanmukhananda Hall, at one of those Babla Kanchan type shows. :) Rhythm House keeps rocking. Rrrright? I remember..... 10/16/2004 9:01 AM Ek, Ek, Ek, Ek titli....anek titiliyaan not so much for the message of unity but for the voice which was naisal and it was repeated so often on tv, it's embedded in my mind til today!!! The song not the message, indeed! Not exactly 80s... 10/16/2004 3:01 PM but does anyone remember ... "the man.....the machine.......Street Hawk"
Priyang

ps. sorry if someone already posted this one.
10/17/2004 11:43 AM

@ Priyanq man that was an awesome series. i soooo used to look forward to seeing it. and an awesome bike it was too. u remember indradhanush and there was that other series..with the space station on an asteroid and funny aliens. some space station sigma or sumthing cheers hahahhhaaaaahhaa 10/17/2004 12:06 PM salil, now you're kidding!! really, there was a lady saying that in the DD studio? that's too funny!
Sat

Satz

hey what about Henry Bloemfield (sp?) the cricket commentator who'd obsess over the cricket-watching ladies' earrings? Street hawk 10/17/2004 1:29 PM Now thats opened a door in my memorywarehouse. I even recorded the starting music of the series. That was also a very short lived serial. Among the Russian shows, my mom used to love the Nadia series, that one was short-lived too. I still have it somewhere recorded in India
10/17/2004 1:39 PM

Pea Jay

Mihir

anyone remember the puppet series ... potlibaba ki or something ??? and one which had a puppet parrot and stuff .... i can picture the characters but just cant remember the names :( :( Pepsi Cola! 10/18/2004 4:40 PM Chotu waala for 25ps and bada waala 50p (:O soooo expensive)..then came the hygienic

Onjus.. kuchbhi! who cares about THAT!
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10/18/2004 6:14 PM

Milind Bombay
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Potli Baba ki - wasn't that the puppet show about Alibaba and the 40 thieves??? Loved that one!
10/18/2004 6:56 PM

onjus? Dont remember that, but remember OJO with the gaudy fluoroscent color ads
Pea Jay
10/18/2004 11:02 PM

yea, onjus was a far more recent thing. In fact it still exists, its been renamed something else though. Have a vague recollection of Ojo... damn, blame it on all the doobies I had while I was in college.
Irshad

Does anybody remember 'Slurp' from the mid 80s? This really awesome slushy thing that was sold at a very few places. I used to collect the plastic dabba it would come in cuz it was almost foreign...!
10/19/2004 12:05 AM

Salil

yeah irshad, i remember slurp all right. in the delete little plastic cones with some inventive toppings too.. used to walk all the way to imperial cinema from navjeevan as a kid during the summer hols.. to buy comix, and a Slurp on the way back felt real good on a may afternoon... funny how that last sentence reads, eh? guys onjus was a few years ago. in fact the guy who worked on the first ad campaign as his first campaign is sitting right next to me right now. it was basically orange juice whereas OJO was a branded 'pepsicola' from some idiot tryin to scare mommies that the roadside ones their kids were having were unhygenic.

I am shocked... 10/19/2004 1:28 AM Irshad and me were hanging out on Linking Road yesterday and the chana-sing waala charged us 5 Rs for a small packet!! WTF? I remember the small one costing 25p (then again, I also remember the 25p coin..) (and BTW, the shoe shops along Linking Rd? Well, turns out they're 2 storied...)
10/19/2004 2:41 AM

Vikram

Vik, inflation has caught up everywhere man! Even sheng-chana, that quintessential Bambaiya timepass snack is more expensive than Parle-G. Dayum. Bandstand and Linking road are expensive for sheng-chana, the interiors are cheaper.
Irshad

If you're strolling linking road at the nighttime, say 2 or 3 am, the ciggies cost 1 Rupee more than the day time. Next day its back to normal rate. I knew inflation's cylical and all that, but such rapid cyles?!
10/19/2004 3:22 AM

the chana on dadar station is still one rupee.....
Nilesh
10/19/2004 3:33 AM

Vik, you forgot me????? And Pranav, apart from the Nadia series, does anyone remember Osheen? I used to love it. Especially when she cut that customers hair short and she was upset initially but everyone loved it so she came later to thank her. Also, now this thread is so long, I have no clue if it has been posted earlier!
10/19/2004 4:12 AM

Ruchi

Urvi

Ok, one more, The RAINS!!!! now that i know is totally non-random and non-arbit.. but does anyone remember that pic that used to appear in TOI/mid-day every year? 2 guys in a boat...on kings circle of all places?! Now tell me, why would anyone take a boat out to kings circle?? I prefer taxis if you ask me... number 300!! 10/19/2004 4:45 AM couldn't resist. btw.. i thot u were off smokes, irshad? so back to more random thoughts... i remember... delete

Salil

really tall cut outs of amitabh, shashi and shatrughan on minerva theatre wen 'shaan' came out.

an entire mughal garden, with fountains and caged birds with a hema malini statue sitting on a swing on the long balcony outside maratha mandir wen razia sultan came out. mad magazines in great condition at 5 bucks near churchgate station. spending all your money on really sucky 3D comix jus coz 3D was so in jus after 'chhota chetan' came out. wen the 19 yr old girl upstairs threw huuge tantrums coz she wanted desperately to marry sunjay dutt wen 'rocky' (not starring stallone) came out and every kid your age and above thought tina munim was REALLY hot... (y don these ppl disappear from public view after?) when it cost 10 bucks to rent most movies on VHS but michael jackson's thriller video cost 30 bucks to rent. and mr.india and shahenshah (on 2 cassettes each) rented at 50 bucks... for HALF a day wen they came out. when u thought computers were really tough to use, actually u dinno WHY they were used, and wondered wot the whole point about learning BASIC, COBOL and FORTRAN was... hell, a digital watch (electronic watch as it was then called) was the height of hi-tec then. when you would give anything to have sea monkeys, joy buzzers, joke gum and all those other goodies u saw in those ads in archie comix.

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well done salil... ! 10/19/2004 4:49 AM First triple hundred thread on the Bombay community. With the promise of more to come hopefully...
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So we meet at Mondy's to celebrate, wot? Whee!! 10/19/2004 11:51 AM So I think Salil deserves a pat on the back! *claps her hand in wild applause* Everyone who has posted here deserves an applause as well. Bravo. And at Mondy's I cannot dance.. we should stick to Sports Bar where you can show off your pool skills Irshad, and I can dance to all the retro! (Whatsay all you firangs, want to fly down for this event?... Satya, Raj and the others) Akash Shetty 10/19/2004 11:55 AM I have a question here... Will the moderator of this community please stand up! Youve given me some of my best online moments here... Mr Akash Shetty... kidhar ho aap?!
10/19/2004 1:15 PM

Ruchi

Ruchi

Milind

Are you guys trying to drive me insane with jealousy, discussing your get togethers and parties and meetings this way, ekdum khullam khulla in public!!!
10/19/2004 6:53 PM

Pea Jay

Dekh na yaar ye log bhi... Ruchi I REALLY wish I could fly to meet you guys. Maybe we firang Bombayites can plan something here...What say, Milind? @Salil 10/19/2004 7:00 PM Digital wathces remind me...there were some which had a calculator function..was thought really cool having all those number buttons on the watch. @Ruchi I do remeber Osheen,not for the story but for the beutiful scenaries of Japan. There was a debate in my class as to whether the girl playing Osheen was slightly cross-eyed or not.I dont remember finally resolving it. You guys make me sick !!! 10/19/2004 7:53 PM I mean, homesick Isn't Mondy's the cafe palace near Colaba Causeway?

Pea Jay

Raj

And this has really been a wonderful thread. Going back in time, with all you like-minded folks, was wonderful. "Koi louta de mere, beethey huey din". I tip my hat to all the contributors here.

So, some more memories: Bade shaher ki ek gali mein basa hua hain Nukkad, Nukkad ke saare baashinde taqdiron ke bakkad, Alag alag taqdeer hai inki, alag alag hai boli, Apne apne dhandhe, sabki apni apni toli Ajab tamasha hain ye nagri khud mein haste gaate hain Chahe kisi ke naam se tum inko pukaro, yeh saare hain bakkad
10/19/2004 11:25 PM

Priyang

ABCDEFG G mein se nikla Gandhiji Gandhi ji ne khayaa peeeruuu peru mein se nikla neeeehruuu [...... anyone remember the rest of it? the shorter version i remember continues like this...] nehru ne khayaa paan jai jai hindustan
10/20/2004 2:39 AM

Ruchi

ABCDEFG G mein se nikla Gandhiji Gandhi ji ne khayaa peru peru mein se nikla nehru Nehru ne khaya paan paan se nikla Pran Pran ne piya lemon lemon se nikli Helen Helen ne kiya dance ek thapad advance!! Oh Boy!!! I remember two 10/20/2004 5:43 AM ABCDEFG G se nikla Gandhiji Gandhiji me khaaya Peru Peru se nikla Nehru Nehru ne khaaya kaakdi Bhaiya ka shendy vaakdi

Raj

Or Nehru ne maara Hataudi Hataudi ne nikla Pataudi Pataudi me maara sixer Sixer ne nikla boxer Boxer ne maara fight <friends name> ka chaddi tight
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10/20/2004 3:21 PM

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ok u guys make me really homesick i want to back to bombay but also back to that time when all the school "picnics" were at aarey milk colony or vihar lake or the fav drink was always energy not coke or pepsi shit or u could hang out after school having 25c pepsi and the really good ones cost 50c which were made of milk or something like that does anyone remember bhelwala walking in ur nieghbourhood or even the guy with the sugar cane i dont know if they still do havent been back for a while
10/20/2004 5:03 PM

Poonam

Eh Picnic songs... I remember bits and pieces only...please help me finish them. Raj, Ruchi...you guys seem to get there very quickly, I am relying on you guys. Parlez Vous Of all the animals in the zoo Parlez Vous! Of all the animals in the zoo Parlez Vous! Of all the animals in the zoo The monkey kissed the kangaroo Inky Pinky Parlez Vous!
Nishant

(Yeh inky pinky kidhar se aaya?) I know this one is longer, with a whole bunch of masala thrown in...:) Galyat Saakli Sonyachi Galyat Hi Pori Galyat Hi Pori Saakli Sonyachi Konachi Saakli Sonyachi Konachi

All of them seem to have the same tune now. :) Darling Open the door

Darling Open the door Why are you angry sooo? @Poonam 10/20/2004 7:06 PM If I may be bold enough to make a correction "or u could hang out after school having 25c pepsi and the really good ones cost 50c which were made of milk or something like that"
Pea Jay

I think you meant 25p and 50p...I would not imagine those selling for a quarter and a halfdollar First One 10/20/2004 7:14 PM Galyaan saakli sonyachi Hi Pori konaachi Aai's bhi bewdi, Ni baapus bi bewda Hi saadhi pori konachi..

Raj

Aai's bhi kaali, Ni baapus bhi kaala Hi Gori pori konaachi Aai's bhi khadki, Ni baapus bhi kadka Hi Jaadi pori Konaachi Second One 10/20/2004 7:25 PM Darling Open The door Darling Open the door Why are you angry so? I will take you to Bandra And show you my Sandra Why are you angry so?

Raj

I will take you to Dadar and show you my mother Why are you angry so? I know more of it, but cannot remember any more of the clean lyrics.
10/20/2004 9:19 PM

Thanks Raj ! Keep it rocking ! Mera bhi usi me thoda fut gaya. Dont remember the clean lyrics. :) Once I made pepsi cola at home with Rasna. Orange Flavor in a little plastic tube, and closed the tube by burning it on the gas. My mom was damn irritated with me. It turned out fine. That was of course, my last attempt. i ReMeMbEr....... 10/20/2004 9:44 PM Rbered Fraggle Rock n how much i njoied it.... There was Fire ball XL5
Her

Nishant

Yeh jo hai Jindagi---with the hilarious acts of

Highness

Swaroop Sampat and Shafi Inamdaar, later on Satish Shah Cartoon Strips on sunday's Rangoli on sunday Morning Sat evng movies on DD Those Phantom Cigarretes---Rber sweet sticks with red tips Interfood---Wafers with cream packed in pink wrappers Extra Strong peppermint Indrajaal Comics DD pgms ---Sundar Majhe Ghar, KilBil(nt the Kill BILL...ha ha), Swayamsidhaa of Priya Tendulkar, Swami, Gajraa, Shabdaanchyaa Palikadle--much awaited pgm in our house, Saptahiki-i rber, we did nt hav tv at tht time so i used to go to my frnds place to watch it... ---------some more to come....this is like a journey through the old familiar lanes
10/20/2004 10:26 PM

I'll take you to Agra and lift up your ghagra (Oh come on! Someone had to go there!) After years of going to the Zoo (Victoria Gardens when I was in school..Veermata Jijabai Udyan Prani Sangrahalaya now..Generic "Rani Baug" to all the bawas and bus conductors), we started going to "Picnic Spot" which depending on the school was either at Vihar Lake, Aarey Milk colony or Borivili National park. I ALWAYS traded my idlis for some Punjabi kids parathas (I could never have enough paratha..explains my love for Cream Centre). I also made my own pepsis at home..and sealed them on the gas! Also, when "crafts" projects were due the next morning and I began them at 11 pm at night before, and NEVER had any gum ..(what was that flavour again? I remember the smell but don't remember the brand..), my mom would help me make gum with Atta (flour not Mohammed the 9-11 terrorist) and water...or leftover rice. (Anyone remember the origami books that came out when we were younger with their

Vikram

own craft papaer? I made so many cranes and turtles..) i ReMeMbEr.... 10/20/2004 10:32 PM In the morning, in the morning, in the morning by the sea..... Old man Donald had a farm eyaa eyaa oh and on this farm he had some ducks eyaa eyaa oh Quack quack here and a quack quack there here quack there quack, everywhere quack quack Old Man.....
Her Highness

n this string would go on n on n on Oranges and Lemon..... We used to play Kapchi with the broken pieces of saucers/china clay, khamba khamba, land n water, Thappa Hw cn i frgt 'Bhatukli cha Khel'.....i jst dnt c kids playing this games animore....
10/20/2004 11:26 PM

vik do u mean fevigum? that was the only one delete i remember which was strawberry scented and had a little cartoon bee as its mascot. i grew up with joker gum, a white paste in a red box. teachers used camel gum, which was applied with a plastic brush in the cap and my dad would never let me touch the fevicol in his studio. and don't even dream about the stikfast.. later on in the jj school of applied art i discovered rubber solution. and the pyromania that goes with it...
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i ReMeMbEr 10/21/2004 1:06 AM Double decker choclates Melody choclates ka contest Jungle books stickers on the insides of Goldspot billas Cricket team member photos on the insides of Thums-Up billas
Her Highness

Thrill, Do-It

---------many more still
10/21/2004 1:25 AM

used to purchase a chocalate "Luv-Kush" just because it has some lottery kinda stuff.. cricket ball and other instant prices..
Nilesh

Joker gum and other memories 10/21/2004 9:15
AM

Thats it, Joker gum, there were many legends to what it really was and how it was made. Had an awful smell! Fevicol had the most creative ads on TV. .... stuff like Charlie Chaplin candies which everyone collected to get a piece of paper inside, which was part of a charlie chaplain picture. You had to make a complete pic to get some goodies. ....the Charlie Chaplain window sticker craze which came for a very shortg time? ..... those tiny, raised-up'radium' stickers which glowed in the dark and which ppl stuck on their watch dials? Sahi Hain!!! 10/21/2004 11:32 AM Joker Gum tak pahuch gaye aap log. What next? Toothpastes. I started off with using Rock Salt. Then, I used Bandar Chaap Kaala Danth Manjan Until I heard Everready scream "Gimme Red". So, I shifted to "Daanton ki karey hifaazat, Moti saa chamkaye, Dabur Lal Danth Manjan se, Mukhda Khil Khil Jaaye". Then, it was "Ayurvedic Jadi Bootiyon se bana sampurna swadeshi Vicco Vajradanti".
Raj

Pea Jay

Talking of Old Ads, here's a quiz. Which product was this for? Kal Bhi, Aaj Bhi, Kal Bhi, Aaj Bhi In Yaadon ka safar thoy ruke na kabhi Kal Bhi, Aaj Bhi, Kal Bhi, Aaj Bhi Kuch Rishtey badalte nahin hain kabhi

minor technicality... 10/21/2004 1:11 PM Raj, the line is actully: Kal bhi, aaj bhi, aaj bhi, kal bhi (aren't i annoying?!)
Sat

Bajaj scooter, no? sorry all u desis in des, slight advantage here, i'm awake right now (though barely, its quite hard to stay awake at work.) @Satya 10/21/2004 1:23 PM Thanks for the correction. But you are wrong. Its not the Bajaj Ad.

Raj

Any more takers? Bye, Bye, Bye (Thats a hint)

Sat

chaayla! 10/21/2004 4:07 PM Raj yaar, i thought i was 1st and i'd get laddupedas. ok, still some more time before the people in bombay wake up... how about "Bhartiya Jeevan Beema Nigam"? Wapas Galti kiya rey!! 10/21/2004 4:35 PM Wrong again. Last try. You fail once again, and your personal physician will prescribe you some memory pills
10/21/2004 5:31 PM

Raj

Merko maloom hai yaar...pak gaya mai. Isnt it a kind of spoof of the Bajaj ad ?
Nishant

I guess 10/21/2004 5:36 PM VIP luggage?

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My guess 10/21/2004 5:39 PM ..thats it, has to be VIP luggage. I vaguely remember the scenario, girl going to sasuraal after marriage, etc.
Pea Jay

@Pranav 10/21/2004 5:54 PM Yup. VIP luggage. That was the one. The hint provided "Bye Bye Bye" is what they use in their new ads. And heres one more, for those interested. This should be easy. The dance (or was it a jiggle) was what made it all the more memorable. Kuch Khaas Hain, Zindagi Mein Kuch Baat hain, Hum Sabhi Mein. @Raj 10/21/2004 6:22 PM Damn easy..but I'll give someone else the chance. Meanwhile guess this one: 'Betaa, sweater pehno'
Pea Jay

Raj

You will reward yourself with a good laugh if you get this right!!
10/21/2004 7:08 PM

@Raj, Cadbury's dairy Milk. The next one, I dont know.
Nishant

Which one was this, I forgot ? "Dadaji, Badminton?" dadaji badminton 10/21/2004 7:07 PM I think Zandu balm or some other pain relief balm Think about my question. HInt: fairly recent, scenario: train.

Pea Jay

Answer tomorrow Goodnight Y'all 'Betaa, sweater pehno' & 'Dadaji, Badminton?' 10/21/2004 9:39 PM 1st wala - Polo - the mint with the hole (easy) 2nd - Nahi beta pehle Dabur Chyavanprash. with the bald dadaji in white shorts and tshirt.. quite quaint. Used to wait for sundays for the Disney Mickey mouse crap. even remember the doordarshan anchor who used to announce the programmes. Hey anyone remembers when Binaca became Cibaca etc etc and you had Forhans and arbit toothpastes... Also Gateway didn't have a fence. Guess it was really "the age of innocence" compared to today.

Anish

10/22/2004 1:08 AM

nice one raj, kal bhi aaj bhi does sound delete deceptively like bajaj... tv was flooded wid emotional ads like those then.. should rename the thread to "mujhe yaad hai woh sabkuchh, sabkuchh mujhe yaad hai" can u tell which jingle THAT was? rest goes something like "mitti ki khushboo, yaaron ka milna, honthon pe khatte meethe kaee swaad hai, sabkuchh mujhe yaad hai" mohit, irshad, vikram..(or whoever else wants to come) beer's on me if u get that one... anish, right about the polo, a good fren of mine did the voice for 'beta sweater pehno' and everyone still makes her say it. wrong about the bald dadajee though. it was shriram lagoo who never did go bald. and of course i remember binaca turning to cibaca, they used to sponsor contests in my school and the trophies had to be changed. anyone remember these?
Salil

"i'm uncle monty, but they call me 'naughty' i gave up pinching poories, i gave up tall stories and i returned to nature.." "we're all in it together for the fun of it, for the taste of it _________ _________ ________ has the flavor of fun." (can't remember th whole thing but this next one was funny) "ek tha raja... jahan kahin bhi sair ko jaata, kism kism ke joote lata..." (not a jingle, but try an remember this..) "shantaa, shantaa... aaargh... crash!... splash!!... glub... it still works!!" enuff now, as it is wasting a public holiday at work, shud get my butt movin.. Salil 10/22/2004 10:27 AM These are ones I can get without too much thought... We are in it together for the fun of it, for the taste of it Campa, Orange flavour, has the flavour of fun Thats the flavour of fun!! And the Cherry Blossom Boot polish one: Ek Tha raja Jahan kahin bhi sair ko jaata, kism kism ke

Milind

joote laata Mahal atari akkas bakks jooton se bhar gaya thasathas Lekin - itne daami joote, itni jaldi taain taain phiss Raja gusse se gurraya - Mere pyare joote bachao, jhatpat koi upaay batao Warna sab sar dhad se door Vidushak adab se aagey badha Huzoor, gustakhi maaf, upaay hai ekdum saaf Jooton par Cherry lagayen, chamak phirse wapas aaye Aire gaire polish bakwas jooton ka kare satyanaash Cherry kare jooton ki maalish, Cherry se karen joote polish Chamak dhamak jo banti rahe to jooton ki bhi umar bade Khush Raja ne phir kiya ailaan Bacche buddhe naari nar Cherry lagaye jooton par Chamak aur ho dum se bharpoor, Cherry, Jooton ki shaan!!! Wow! Milind and Salil 10/22/2004 10:42 AM That was something !!! Cant help a chuckle. Its all crystal clear to me now, and can remember it vividly. Was it not Guffi Paintal in the joker attire? Talking of friends, the guy in the other cadbury ad, the one who runs after the bus and hurls the chocs, is a friend of mine. I think that jingle was a bit different. "Kya swaad hain, Zindagi mein". And did you know that all those cadbury jingles was the first break for Shankar Mahadevan ?? "Yeh Kambakth Tamatar ka saas" "This saas is different, Boss" @raj 10/22/2004 11:14 AM pankaj kapoor and javed jaffrey! or was it Ravi Baswani? Maggi sauces? karamchand! pankaj kapoor is hot IMO.
Sat

Raj

there was this movie - Raakh with Aamir Khan and him. released about the same time as the fluff QSQT. after i think. what a difference! wonder where i could see this movie again?
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ek naariya ped se tuta...Jalal Aga? coconut crunchees. and there was this sad ad for Sasa Detergent Tikiya with these sad 80s aunties, sad versions of Reena Roy (Disco Staaation, Disco) Ok now the song has started playing in my head with the visuals and the green chamki clothes (one shoulder dresses) and the disco ball. washing powder nirma washing powder nirma doodh si safedi nirma se aaye rangeen kapde bhi khil khil jaye sab ki pasand nirma. washing powder nirma washing powder nirma NIRMA! you'd be lying if you said, you didn't just hear this jingle in your head ;)!
10/22/2004 12:03 PM

Sat

If Nirma is there, why should this fall behind... Hipolin, Hipolin washing powder Hipolin Mail ka dushman tagda, chamkaye har kapda Hipolin, Hipolin washing powder Hipolin Hipolin!!! Raj, it wasn't Gufi Paintal - just plain, simple Paintal in that Cherry Blossom ad... but he did a magnificient job!
10/22/2004 12:12 PM

Milind

AND the perennial, long lived radio jingle: Yeh dher se kapde, main kaise dhoun Accha sabun kaunsa laaoon Kapdon ko jo ujala banaye Umar badhaye, Chamak la de... Koi bata de, mujhe yeh koyi bata de.. And then the male voiceover: Dhantak ka Double D sabun. Kapdon ko rangeen aur ujala banakar kapdon ki umar badhaye!

Milind

jingles 10/22/2004 1:12 PM Now my head is spinning with them: NIRMA detergent tikiya iske zaag ne jaadu kar diyaa paani me rehke bhi ye kam gale NIRMA kapde dhoye aur jyaada chale NIRMA detergent tikiya
Pea Jay

and Sangeeta Bijlaani saying: 'Ab aap samjhe ke ye tikiyaa maine kyoon li?' to which the answer was: 'Azaruddin ke kapde dhone ke liye!!' @satya 10/22/2004 3:04 PM I think the Sasa detergent tikiya ad went something like this.... Sasa detergent tikiya laao, Sasa detergent tikiya laao, ____ ke kapdo ko ujala banao, der tak chale, bahot kam gale, kimat munasif, paise bhi bachao, Sasa detergent tikiya laao!! ok i thought i remembered it when I started writing this. But after writing 2 lines, memory ne 'dagaa' de diya. I am sure one of you (i put my money on Milind) remembers it better than i do. how about this one 10/22/2004 5:34 PM ..kay zale?? baal radat hot.... woodworth (i am not sure of the name) gripe water de tyala.. tu lahan asta na me hi tula hech det hote.... Its Woodwords Gripe Water 10/22/2004 6:06 PM @Satya, the coconut crunches one. Ek naariyal ped se toota, Ghirtey hi woh beech se toota something something use banakar Anyone remember this one? Some more: Maccharon ko jissey lagta hain dar, Woh hain Casper Woh chemical jis mein dugna asar, Woh hain Casper Shaam se lekar subah tak jale, Woh hain Casper Jismein ek nahin, do conductor, Woh hain Casper Meri Jaan, Meri Jaan, Murgi ke Ande Khaana Meri Jaan, Meri Jaan, Murgi ke ande Omlet Khilaaon, fried Khilaoon, Boiled Khilaoon Khilaoon Murgi ke Ande hi Ande Khaana Meri Jaan, Meri Jaan, Murgi ke ande Sunday ho ya Monday, Roz khaaye Ande

Priyang

Anil

Raj

10/22/2004 9:35 PM

Jalal Agha! Hmm, famous for his line "Ek se mera kyahoga". And I really liked the coconut biscuits.
Mohit

And wasn't there a tubelite ad in B/w in the 80s... dang, this one will give me sleepless nights. @mohit 10/22/2004 9:44 PM Surya tubes, surya bulbs? Sylvania Lakshman?

Sat
10/22/2004 9:40 PM

Lakshman Sylvania it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RAAAJJJJ 10/22/2004 9:52 PM what do you think about this?
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Sat

this guy in this above link says this ad is for Godrej. now i vaguely remember an ad for Godrej Almirahs. it starts out B&W with the almirah, and there's a kid, then the kid grows into color and gets married and brings the bahu home who inherits the Almirah. But then... 10/22/2004 9:59 PM i saw this after another google search.

Sat

Gabbar Singh ki Pasand? 10/22/2004 10:03 PM hmm?

Sat
10/22/2004 10:15 PM

Glucose Biscuits
Raj

Bade naazon se paali hamari banno

Tujhe dulhan banaye rey pyaari banno Tujhe haldi ka uptan lagaaye sakhiyan Teri kaaya ko kanchan banaye sakhiyan Roop kundan sa, Roop Kundan Sa Damke ri pyaari banno. Thats easy. But lets see who gets these two? (Not Related) Yeh Andar ki baat hain Sachmuch !! Kaafi Bada Hain Though this is pretty recent 10/23/2004 7:25 AM Since we talking about ads... whats happened to digen verma?
10/23/2004 12:54 PM

@Coconut Crunchies... [small addition to Raj's version] Ek nariyal ped se toota, teuneu neuneu neuneu neuneu neu girte hi woh beech se toota, teuneu neuneu neuneu neuneu neu ______ ______ ker usse pakaya, khoob kurmurra usse banaya brittania coconut crunchies!!! @Laxman Sylvania Asrani: Laxman Sylvania ke bulb dijiye. Shopkeeper turns around to give him one. Astani: Lekin ek nahi paanch. Shopkeeper: paanch?? Asrani: Haan, poore ghar ke badal daloonga! @andar ki baat hai was it Lux ke underwear aur baniyan? with tiku talsaniya, tabassum and that kid who i think when he grows up is gonna look like bappi lahiri. Guess this one..scenario is given 10/23/2004 2:18
PM

Priyang

(Group of guys carrying cricket gear passes a group of gals) One of the gals: HI Kapil, kya cricket khelne ja rahe ho?
Pea Jay

Guy: Nahi, Bhangda karne ja rahe hai. Gal: To fir ye balle, valle...?? Guy: Haan...(dances with a bat in his hands, over his head) O Balle Balle!! @priyang 10/23/2004 2:58 PM Yes. Right about the first one. And It hink the line was "Tej Aach par use pakaaya". The second one was OK Saabun.

Raj

Jo OK saabun se nahaaye Kamal saa khil jaaye

OK Nahaane ka bada saabun Sachmuch !! Kaafi Bada hain @Pranav, Cannot remember this one. OK. Whoever gets this one, can treat themselves to some chocs. I am too old to go to school Too Young to be a grandma. But I think you are just right for .......... Amul Chocolates.. 10/23/2004 10:47 PM Do I have to buy myself some chocolates?
Vikram

Sat saal ke boodhe ya saat saal ke jawaan?
10/23/2004 11:09 PM

Zhandu ka special chavanpraash
Raj

Poyinde, Gaayab, Chalo gayo she
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i ReMeMbEr 10/25/2004 9:24 PM Byomkesh Bakshi....with the handsome, going bald now, Rajat Kapoor On the similar lines, Sherlock Holmes was also going on for smtime on the tube Games category: I rber playing Ludo, Snakes n Ladders, Vypaaar (rber??) with the fake paper notes, we ended playing for hours together. Then there was Bogle..with the sand clock
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Yadnya

@lakshman sylvenia: The ad starts from Asrani: Ram Lakshman bubl dena... shop keeper: aisa koi bulb nahi aata

Nilesh

The one featuring archana joglekar was quite famous..Shaadi aur tumse.... kabhi nahi.... MTNL 10/26/2004 2:16 AM So who remembers the trauma MTNL gave us...! Phones going 'dead' off and on, especially in the rains. New lines coming ages after registration... People having only one telephone line in a house, sometimes buildings! (I used to have people come home to make a call and leave a buck back). The men who used to fix telephone lines and how important it was to stay in their good books, thus a nice boni during Diwali. The help line of MTNL with really rude people answering the queries(these days they are ever so nice, really). I still remember some telephone numbers the old way. For eg, 35-8834 which became 3828834 which became 2-382-8834! I remember the Flop Show episode where the Bhatti's got a brand new telephone line, and the neighbours used it more than them, and when the phone 'died' - they had a baithak for it! Heh. (Have we mentioned Flop Show before... kya show tha woh! ... fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa flop, flop show! flop show!)
10/26/2004 2:36 AM

Ruchi

flop show se yaad aaya..... bhatti's another show..... Ulta Pulta
Nilesh

Sat

MTNL! 10/27/2004 6:12 AM yeah, diwali baksheesh and whatnot. once in our area (N-E), for some reason all the phones of everybody went down for a day or something. nobody really complained coz, u know, these things we're used to. the lines come up. and in a few days every single house gets an apology letter, and a rose! how bizzare and touching is that?!! onto other matters. remember this from Target: Peanut sat on a railroad track

Its heart was all a-flutter The 5:15 came rushing by Toot-Toot peanut butter!
10/27/2004 7:13 AM

Salil

i remember that episode of flop show too delete ruchi... it had a really hilarious scene. see, the deal was the bhatti's phone gets screwed up coz the telephone linesman falls for bhatti's neighbour. so he's wooing her desperately, and he sends his crony to her house with this whole bunch of sugarcane and he enters sayin "bhabhijee, ramesh ne aapke liye froot bheja hai.." telephone 10/27/2004 7:29 AM I remember a shop "NBC" National business center opened in our area.. Not everyone was having the phone in their house. People book a mail box at this shop and whenever some calls come, they will take the message and put the card in your mailbox... It lasted for about a year...... *SCREAM* 10/27/2004 7:43 AM hahahhaa...i remember that "froot" too!!!

Nilesh

Sat

Sat

E-mail 10/27/2004 9:46 AM my friend had an email account with VSNL when email first started out. they'd actually call him if he got any email. he lived in Borivli. so he'd have to travel 4 hrs or whatever to get to the VSLN bldg to retrieve his email. one time he went all the way there to find that all he had were his own emails that had bounced. how sad is that?
10/27/2004 7:51 PM

@satya 4 hours? Are you sure it was Borivli and not Poona? @salil yeah the sugarcane scene was hillarious. Bhatti had such an amazing sense of humor. I don't know why he got into doing small (also stupid and not at all funny) roles in movies. I guess paapi pet ka sawaal tha...
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fastfood 10/27/2004 8:00 PM the life before wadapav... the chat was famous fastfood of bombay

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Nilesh

priyang: 10/28/2004 1:25 PM 4 hrs to pune? oh, i'm talking about the good old days when my friend and i were not privileged to travel by snazzy expressways ;)! i saw a fox on the bombay-pune highway last year, and it was in the rains so there were all these waterfalls and wildflowers (real ones as opposed to the engineered ones you see in the US). so pretty, no? Resurrecting this thread. 10/31/2004 8:45 AM Recognize these Ads: Its start with Ashok Kumars Shrimati saying: Suniye, Ladki ke maa baap aaye hain?
Raj

Sat

And which soft drink had isotonic salts to quench your thirst?
10/31/2004 9:07 AM

The first one is Pan Parag Suniye ladke ke maa baap aaye hai... (forgot this part) Shammmi Kapoor: Lekin ek baat kehna to hum bhool hi gaye AK: (Tense) Ab kya hoga SK: Ghabaraiye nahi, hame kuch nahi chahiye Ham itna chahate hai ke baaraatiyon ka swagat Pan parag se kijiye. AK: Oh Pan Paraag, hame kya maalum aap bhi Paan parag ke shaukin hai..yeh lijiye Paan Paraag SK: PAAN PARAAAG Sorry couldnt resist this memory overflow

Pranav

10/31/2004 11:15 AM

isnt the soft drink Limca?

Satish
10/31/2004 1:48 PM

Both are right answers. Heres one more. Which ad featured these lines:
Raj

Chai thoy chai hi hain, paani ubaalo, patthi daalo, doodh shakar milao, aur pi jaao. Isme kya khaas baat hain?
10/31/2004 2:11 PM

Brooke bond Red Label
Pranav

Salil

random-shandom 11/1/2004 2:43 AM a strange abstract mural which looked like a delete bat to me (the flying variety) on the first building in that poonam chambers stretch.. a red mass of metal in piloo pochkanwala's sculpture 'spark' in the centre of the circle at haji ali.. badal, the 3 wheeler car made famous by amitabh and dharmendra in 'ram balram'. watching a highly dangerous (for spectators) shoot for 'naseeb' when they were throwing burning dummies from the ambassador hotel... the colorful channa dal wala on dadar's CR platform no 1 who went "channe ki daaaaaaal, teriii kasam!!" the old, decently dressed parsi woman who'd come to your cab at the navjeevan signal and claim to have lost her purse and passport.. and when you asked her jus how many times she expected to get away with that, she would shed her decent avataar and curse in the foulest language... anyone remember those ball bearing mazes? are they still around? and water 'video' games? then there was the time where your polyester and terylene shirts simply HAD to be 'tebilized' or 'sanforised' and yo mom wud use products like 'ranipal' on them.. and beggin mom to buy only 'point' detergent (have i mentioned this already?)coz you could cut out stencils on the back and make cool stuff like model buses and clown puppets. ash, i've always wanted to ask you, was there really such a thing as the "kolynos kid?"
11/1/2004 2:55 AM

Strangely today I'm thinking about sweets.. Specifically, Melody (Melody hai chocolatey...Melody khao khush ho jao) and Parry's (Is toffee mein hai coffee, Parry's Coffee Bite)

Vikram

11/1/2004 3:17 AM

Salil...about the water video gameWhile I was travelling to Cal by train last month, I saw someone peddling a variety of those near Nasik. I was so amused I actually thought of buying one! I thought they had all become extinct, hehe! It was really quite striking, most of the people had very good and sleek state-of-the-art cellphones and here was this thing, from a bygone era. I had one with two sharks on which you had to pile in the ringlets. There were others too apparently.
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Salil

melody i think has made its appearance so delete many times on this thread... i remember melody being launched and it was an instant hit. at 40 paise a pop then it was still one of the more expensive toffees, eclairs went for 60p at the time i think. then they started launching variants, and when melody-rose came out, u wanted to throw a brick at whoever got that idea. one rose flavored sweet i do remember having often is parle's gold star rose mints. classic pack in sasta paper.. and a very cool shape too i thot. even now wen i pass vashi station, the shape of the building brings back memories of goldstar. the product still exists, but the pack's all glitzy now. parle also cam up with the first paan flavoured sweet called 'tri-pan' which was a disaster, but all it's imitators did well especially pan pasand which is stil around. parle also had 'fudgee' a chewy fudge bar which must have put my dentist's (really cute) daughter thru college. parry's chocolate was launched with some sexy packaging.. a brown gradient with a

cartoon cat on it.. then there was campco chocolates with a very popular 'turbo minibar'. i tihnk i did mention the jacob suchard range that came out with fonda (abso delicious, especially the almond variant) and chockrack (mostly air on account of its rice crispy interior) so vik, nostalgic sweet tooth sufficently tickled?
11/1/2004 9:05 AM

I remember Fonda more for the Superhero stickers that used to come with them. Apart from that, it was a disgustingly sweet chocolate. They also launched Melody Cola along with Melody Rose, and both producs were not well recieved as far as I remember. Coffee Bite had the most delightful ads : 'Coffe-Toffee'coffe-toffee'.
Pranav

incidentally, there some contest with that Fudge chocolate bar, something related to the He-Man merchandise? The most inane things I remember were biscuits (or shall I say cookies?) flavored like the energy drink Horlicks. WOnder if they are still around.
11/1/2004 10:58 AM

Milind

The talk about the water video games brought back memories of the balloon seller, and his other interesting wares... there was a marriage hall near where I lived and a wedding there always brought out an army of balloon sellers... I remember the View Master toy they had, which you held to the sunlight and in which you could see slides of the Taj Mahal, Jantar Mantar and such, or if you took another set, you would get Zeenat Aman, Padmini Kolhapure, Tina Munim and the like... I got a real kick when I saw the same toy out here in the US at a souvenir shop at Niagara Falls, with slides showing images of the falls!!! Also remember the wierd "balloon whistles" you blew into them and inflated the balloon, and then let the air out, which would sound a weird moaning whistle ...also remember the tiny TV toys - which had a plastic screen and u turned a spindle on the side to make a roll of paper turn inside and show a series of images on the "screen" ...ahhh... the simple toys we had!!!
11/1/2004 7:42 PM

Flop Show, Flop Show. Writer, fighter... Writer, fighter, producer, director, singer actor...

Nishant

Hoo...Ah, ah, ah, aah, aah. Lightman, Stuntman...Hoo...Ah, ah, ah, aah, aah. Cameramaaaan, Everymaaaan. Is A Flop! I am sure someone remembers Dilip Prabhavalkar's Chimanrao ? (Sunbai, Kaakoo, "Ishha bai...Kai tarich kay?") Also Haswafaswee is very easily available in any ghat video store in NJ? Six fantastic performances... Old Times :----- 12/13/1901 7:45 PM @ Old Times ........... OLD is Gold ........... i remember those serials :Hum Log , Buniyaad , ek shoonya shoonya , paramveer , Chitrahaar/Chaayageet , Man, those dayz ppl used to really luv soaps/serials ..... Movies were normally seen in Theatres ... Wat else :Shankar

Mumbai was Bombay ---- of course ..... Hence , CST was VT ....... & so on ........... Who can forget :epics --- Ramayan [Ramanand Sagar]& Mahabharat [BR Chopra] !! Shankar.
12/13/1901 7:45 PM

Good morning Shankar!!!

Ruchi

good Morning ! 12/13/1901 7:45 PM Hi Ruchi ! well, i'm late in postin' here alright; but I am sure reminded of the 80's Bombay scenes/tags/events ........ distinctly !

Shankar

Shankar. @Shankar 12/13/1901 7:45 PM maybe its a good idea to read atleast some of the posts and then post a message yourself.
Pranav

@shankar... late in posting? 11/3/2004 1:03
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Salil

c'mon... at least not on this thread where everyone obviously has a sharp memory.. and if mine serves me right, you posted this exact same thing almost 2 months ago.... @ Salil,Pranav & Ruchi 11/3/2004 4:25 AM i thought this thread hadn't mentioned all that ............ Anywayz, Old Times also Remind me of Kapil Dev "Palmolive" da Jawab Nahin ... Some of 'em :The All-States Cricket Song for 1992 World Cup Team; then similar such stuff for the Reliance World Cup ; when India managed to reach the Semifinals ! Then TV serial "Udaan" .......... Shankar.

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ok am a bit late posting in here but tell me if you guys remembered catchin crabs in the rains with a stick and a thread!
Santosh

Those mud splashing rain drenched football matches.

The Guppa Guppi (hope i remember right) wherein we play with an iron rod and try to have it stick upright on throwing inside a circle drawn on the ground. If you fail then all the others playing with you would do the same but this time outside the circle and into places they decide... Once all your opponents have failed one by one then you start your langdi back to the circle traversing the path exactly as it was taken in the first place.... phew .. guess just got into the mood to explain this one .. I played this one and can claim to have done langdi for a record time! :))
11/3/2004 5:16 PM

Raj

We used to call it "Hera Heri". Then there were all these games with Marbles (Dus,Bees; Raja Rani), Cashews, and even bottle tops (Billas). Then, there were Tops (Bawras). And come rainy season, those fishing expeditions in the local lake. Looking under rocks for fish bait. The football in the rains and the slush. Collecting 'chandas' for the local Ganesh Mandal, and the Holi Festivities. I think, it was for the good that technology was not advanced back then. No 24 hour Televisions, No internet games, and no Playstations.
11/4/2004 11:12 PM

And come rainy season, those fishing expeditions in the local lake. Looking under rocks for fish bait. Local Lake? Dude where did you live, u lucky guy! My local lake would be the Bandra Talab (pre and post "beautification")...
Vikram

PS Have the Balbhartis for the first standard changed? My bacchalogs who I teach don't have Nitin and Leena and Hassan and Jal...they have strange people like Ravi and Suresh (who I don't like at all!) double decker chocolate 11/4/2004 11:38 PM there used to be this chocolate "double decker"... anybody know why did they stop making it.... i ReMeMbEr 11/5/2004 12:14 AM Its not only Mumbai....but even Navi Mumbai has changed!!!!! So many new stations added....now with the link opening with btwn Thane n Vashi...its gng to b a huge change The old access bridge to Navi Mumbai is no longer getting used. I rber whn we travelled to Vashi some 10-15 years back, we were amazed with the kind of construction that was happpng alongside the old bridge. The open space of Vashi rlwy station is totally changed with malls n commercial premises being built. But inspite of all that, the sun setting on the vashi creek in still picture perfect.....try to catch it next time u travel by train during sun set

Yadnya

11/5/2004 12:51 AM

yep.. new bombay has changed a lot in last 3-4 years... when there was no fly-over at belapur, we used to walk from station to highway and catch a bus to college.. it is on kalamboli highway.. whose board is now almost unvisible because of new fly-over which marks the start of express-way.
11/5/2004 10:07 AM

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11/5/2004 10:12 AM

Char Sau!!!

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@satya 11/5/2004 5:25 PM char sau beesi to get to char sau
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Raj
11/8/2004 10:19 PM

Ok this is no way connected to the topic. Me and a couple of other orkutkars had gone to a lounge on Fri nite and something happened there that was supposed to go on

Irshad

this thread. But I can't remember what it was. There was just too much rum floating around my brains. Even today. SO, I hereby rename this thread "Warning: Totally arbitrary and random...I don't remember!"
11/9/2004 1:54 AM

Vikram

As one of the Orkutkars who was there, I agree. I don't remember either..though I remember telling Irshad, this should go up on the thread!
11/9/2004 2:59 AM

Ruchi

And as one of the orkut-kar who could NOT there, I feel left out. But I remember some things Irshad, about that night which I heard through the grapevine... Should I remind you about those?! so i guess is up to me then... 11/9/2004 3:16
AM

vik what you wanted to put up on this thread was "sona nahi chandi nahi yaar to mila, arre pyaar kar le...." wait a minute... was it that or "main pyaar ka pujaari, mujhe pyaar chahiye??"
Salil

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ruch, i don think irshad's forgettin wot u thot about... check our respective scraps and u'll see wot he wants to forget totally random!! 11/9/2004 5:37 AM stop press!!! Can anyone tell me the name of a seafood rest in flora fountain area ...I know there is Mahesh Lunch home close..but which is the other one??
11/9/2004 5:37 AM

Mangesh

Trishna? Why bother? Go to Gajalee in Vile Parle (E)...much better food, cheaper too.
Vikram

Sayba at Bandra(W) station is good too..but it's STINKS of fish!!
11/9/2004 3:30 PM

Milind

Vikram, Salil, Ruchi - are you sadists or something??? Causing me so much heartburn by going on and on about your doings !!!!!
11/9/2004 10:00 PM

I feel left out too!And unlike ruchi, i don't even have access to the grapevine to hear all these seemingly interesting incidents that must be forgotten. waaah!

Priyavrat

me 3 ( could be ) 11/9/2004 10:45 PM Ok i am new to this comm .. and i dont think i have time to read 407 posts .. can someone tell me what this thead is about .. else i would also feel left out .. :d .. cheers
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i remember.. (again) leaving trishna one night delete and walkin bac to the office, and this guy in my office comes running out and sez, is everything ok? i dinno wot he was talkin about, but in the few minutes that it takes to walk from trish, to where TGI Fridays is now, a shootout had happened on the next table to the one i was dining at, one of the brothers that ran the place had been killed, AND the news had already spread all over.. vik, trishna and mahesh hav both become sell-outs after they started gettin lots of press.. imran khan comes and dines there, and poof! suddenly they're nothin like wot they used to be. saayba duzn't stink o fish, i lived pretty close to it, and wud end up havin dinner there quite often. im not too big on seafood, hell im not too big on food, but still.. gajalee has sorta fizzled too... only one left here in south bombay with some semblance of old glory is apoorva. @priyavrat, ok, so u can't read all posts, but surely u can read the subject line/title?
11/10/2004 1:16 AM

Salil

Irshad

hey i just read through the whole thread again and it took me less than 30 minutes. (but I omitted reading salil's posts cuz they're the longest!)

So...priyavrat, go forth and, figure it out yourself. Happy diwali everyone! Does anyone remember anything random from diwali? I spent every diwali till 96 away from bombay, either in Panchgani or pune. Well, this one time, we lit a rocket in school and decided to tinker with the stick that held it. The rocket took off on a parabola motion and went straight thru the window of one our teachers... made a lil hole in his dhoti . The next day, we saw stars! diwali, eh? 11/10/2004 2:28 AM ok, i think i did mention the now-banned delete handbombs we loved as kids. and much has been said about sweets too.. anyone remember how gajra used to have a diwali special? and marathi diwali 'ankas' of magazines? i remember 'aawaaj' used to have a window cut on the cover.. i remember a diwali special episode of aavo maari saathe in which this old kaka eats mithai but does not know that the covers of the mithai box got swapped with the box of crackers, and then goes out on the balcony to smoke a bidi and jus takes off... i warned u i'd be random, ok? i remember someone getting very badly hurt when those stupid crackers that came in tiny round metal tins whizzed up his pajamas and seared his calf. i remember trying to record a funny programme on tv with a tape recorder and playing back only the sound of crackers.. umm.. wot else... different types of crackers, little triangular ones with bird pics on them, various animals but mostly wavy green snakes that whizz about aimlessly, snake tablets those disgusting things that lat out loads of smoke and the ash (or whatever)would curl out like a snake.. 'telephone' that involved settin up a long string betwen 2 buldings even.. i loved double bars which had a big no 2 written on them, parachutes? do they still make those? even those little colored matches were fun to play with especially the ones with a little bit of sparkler masala on them.. and roll caps were always more fun on a rough wall than in those stupid guns they were made for.
11/10/2004 3:33 AM

Salil

Ah, that tikli gun! They normally would conk off after just two or three rolls...!
Irshad

ya salil, it was the best thing ever, to burst it against the walls and on the ground with the heels of the naughty boy shoes.

Parachutes! 11/10/2004 11:34 AM I remember longingly chasing after one of those 'parachutes' immediately after spotting it, and finally, after successfully tracing the path and catching it, being roughed up by another kid and having to give it to him. The little snakes tablets were so pointless!All ash, no sparks.And tremendously unsightly.Somehow as a kid, the unsightliness went a long way in determining it's popularity... And the blue and red striped 'pencils'- loved those!bright as hell... There was this one cracker ..(our extravagance that year- 300 bucks!)...on being lit, little sparks (that reminded me of calculus and the seven crystal balls ) would follow random short trajectories, while emanating the most annoying shrill sound.Can't remember what they were called. The diyas, the new clothes, the yummy food and tonnes of relatives over (i.e. many gifts coming your way)...*joy* The least fun bit of Diwali, needless to say was the annual clean up. diwali related random 11/10/2004 11:40 AM The red-bound books to be worshipped on Laxmi poojan day, Invariably bursting Laxmi Bombs (Loud crackers with picture of Goddess laxmi on them) during the 'aarti' part of Laxmi poojan, Making 'Aakash Kandil' (wanted to call it sky-lamp..) at home with Joker gum, 1000, 10,000 garland-type firecrackers which were the attraction of the alley and the guy would get preference over everyone else's lot, us kid's deference towards adults lighting "Sutali Bombs" and its cousin, the one wrapped in green thread, Anars(flower pots) which exploded without warning after a jet of sparks... Thats Diwali as I enjoyed it.
11/10/2004 3:19 PM

Pranav

Essabhai crackers store on Mohammed Ali road - ahh... Firecracker paradise!!!! I remember we used to get a box of sparklers free with every box of anaars we bought there
Milind

Buy crackers, and then feast out at the numerous stalls selling kababs and biryani and phirni, during Ramzan... yet more paradise!!!
11/10/2004 5:52 PM

I am in Bombay now.(Sorry, US residents. :) )
Nishant

Yesterday, I think I was privileged to complete a minor Mumbai Darshan. I was in

Worli, Nariman Point, Mahalaxmi, Andheri, Juhu, Oshiwara, Aarey, Powai and back home in Chembur. I had forgotten the magic of the Kandeels. It was mind-blowing yaar. Goregaon, Mahim, Oshiwara, blinking lights streaming down buildings, whole buildings looking like veiled princesses - I never thought of them that way. Kandeels of all those colors and shapes, and then the orange kandeels which everybody in the building hangs, so it looks orange and uniform. Really fantastic. And suddenly,I stop to think how in the midst of this random traffic and apparent disillusionment, Mumbaikars imagine beauty and joy (Sorry, kuch tho senti tha yaar...:) At Lokhandwala, there is this awesome lane which is completely lit by an awning of streaming lights. Didnt get into it, or I would have been truly eaten up by the traffic (haan, yaar, traffic ka bahut futa hai - kuch karte hai,lekin.) At the entrance to this street, the banner says, "Happy Diwali and Eid Mubarak."
11/11/2004 2:32 AM

one of the most beautiful sights which is otherwise really ugly.. flying into bombay, on diwali nights, when the hills covered in slums are so prettily lit up.
Salil

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another typical diwali memory, chayageet playing the 'deepavali manayee suhanee' song from 'shirdi ke saibaba'.. sai baba song 11/11/2004 5:20 AM yes i remember that one. and also the one in marathi, where they had the most desolate looking actor playing the saint and a sad looking girl who lives in a hut and doesn't have diyas since she is poor. so the saint creates spontaneous combustion thru his divinity and the diyas appear and light up. one bura thing the kids used to do was to set rockets alight in a horizontal position instead of vertical.
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Diwali memories... 11/11/2004 8:22 AM We used to celebrate Kali puja, which was a day before the Diwali. I remember a chocolate bomb (called so because of the colourful aluminium foil on it) going quick on the wicker and bursting in my hand. I remember a rocket suddenly taking a rt angle random turn and going straight through the neghbour's window, and me diving behind our boundary wall straight into the still hot burnt out anar pots. Eating green peas kachauri (radha ballabi) with sweetish aloo dum and having to hug our dog because she would tremble so much because of the noise.
11/11/2004 9:52 AM

@ Satya
Nishant

Thats so funny....lol...cant stop laughing. Hope this is the topic 11/11/2004 2:20 PM This is what i remember about my Diwali days .. that was until two years back. I stay near te beach so all us friends would chip in the dough and then we would burts crackers in the sand. Yea we were harrased by the pandoos ... but its Diwali... after a little "haggling".. they would allow us :D ...Also as mentioned earlier .. the best part would be the parachutes ...Initially they would glow so we could see them and dash after them..after a while however, they would stop glowing and then it would be on intuition to track it and find it .. and if needed fight with the urchins for it :D .... After that we would go to Marin Drive to burst some crakers there ...Finally.. being a Maroo and all.. diwali is never complete without a late night game of cards :D .... Also i remember ( and i think they still dod it ) .. Every diwali there is this group of people who burn ladees ... outside the stock exchange on dalal street .. I had been going there as a kod every year to see that .. It was fascinating .. one after the other, ,,,and long ones too.. Also every diwali postmen come for baksheesh .. lately i remember them haggling for that even..... "itna hi kyon .. aur deejiye " ... Cheers

Priyavrat

@Priyavarat 11/11/2004 3:03 PM You are right on the spot!
Pranav

AiYaiYo! 11/11/2004 10:25 PM I'm going to be all Soutie and tell you my Diwali was slightly difderent than all yours... Waking up before dawn to have my mom oil our hair (as teenagers..before that it was chaddis off, full oil massage!) and then oiling ourselves with coconut oil in which some tulsi had been left. Then bathing in hot water (water had to be stored the night before) and saying the names of the holy 7 rivers as you poured tumbler fulls of water over yourself. Then, as you step out of the bathroom, you crush this fruit thing that symbolizes Naraka's head (Hence Naraka Chaturdashi) Then touching parents feet, getting new clothes, books and crackers(yay!). Eating sweets and lighting off crackers (at 6 am!! as the sun rose). Then making the rounds of all assorted uncles and aunties houses to wish them Happy Diwali...my mom taking care to see that her silks weren't messed up in the rick.. Then taking platefuls of sweets and savories to all the neighbours houses and getting a plate full of sweets in return (excpet most Catholic neighbors would give us a plate full of sugar..they'd give out sweets over Christmas..our Muslim neighbours would send over meat from the freshly slaughtered goat during Id and as the token non-veggie in the house, I had to accept the plate with my parents out of the room!) Then lighting crackers all evening after going to the temple. So far, this year I've managed to do it all :-) Diwali Aftermath 11/11/2004 10:36 PM Tomorrow ( day after diwali ) is gujrati new year :D .. i rememeber the pedder road ..mahalakshmi junction is going to go crazy cause a lot of gujjus go to the mandir there. Also the jams are going to be all over the city and till late...Good luck with the traffi folks
Priyavrat

Vikram

Cheers P.S. : Rues the fact that he is unable to busrt crackers anymore :(

One more... 11/15/2004 12:18 AM Don't know if this was mentioned... but I remembered it today. Some bank sent us chocolates which had this golden wrapping, resembling a gold coin.
Irshad

Harnik had the exact same stuff, anyone remember eating that? it was crappy chocolate but I loved collecting the gold coins. gold coins 11/15/2004 1:40 PM Yes i remember those, the chocolate would melt real soon and make the hands messy, resulting in a scolding from the grumps..but the design on the gold wrappers were cool. I was under impression that these too were lost in time. Irshad, which bank sent you those sweets? they must be pretty nostalgic about them, like us.
11/15/2004 10:12 PM

Pranav

it was Kotak Mahindra, they've just started banking, so perhaps it was their way of My colleague pulled out a gem today (perhaps its been mentioned) - how every school birthday, the kids would buy ravalgaon sweets and distribute it to the whole class. The kids would fight for the red sweet and would invariably throw up and the orange sweet was the yuckiest of them all.
11/15/2004 11:15 PM

Irshad

melt? u guys talk like it was real chocolate, it was crappy toffee, as far as i remember... vik, brilliant description there... not a southie but totally relate to that.

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@ Vikram 11/16/2004 3:45 AM hi ! i'm also from VESIT ....... gr8 to know that u were the Hardsell Champ UR version of the Southie Diwali was just too good ....... Dude, keep in touch. Shankar. @ Vikram 11/16/2004 3:46 AM hi ! i'm also from VESIT ....... gr8 to know that u were the Hardsell Champ UR version of the Southie Diwali was just too good ....... Dude, keep in touch. Shankar. @ Vikram 11/16/2004 3:48 AM hi ! i'm also from VESIT ....... gr8 to know that u were the Hardsell Champ UR version of the Southie Diwali was just too good ....... Dude, keep in touch. Shankar. Birthdays in school 11/16/2004 8:06 AM I remember how as a birthday boy one wud get to attend school in casual clothing and then in one of the classes the birthday boy wud stand in front of the class with a bag of chocolates in his hands and the entire class wud sing the birthday song to him and then he wud go and distribute chocs to the teacher and all the students.. those were the days..miss them all!!
11/16/2004 3:24 PM

Shankar

Shankar

Shankar

Sharad

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Children splashin in pools of water an Roads clogged due to excessive rain, People running across the road in damp clothes an overturned umbrellas,the red BEST buses over the damp roads,and then finally after long hours or even days of rain, the elusive rainbow shows up. Crusataceans and earthworms springing up

from nowhere, butterflies fluttering all around, beetles and bugs trekking over damp grass,and the divine odour of mother earth dampened by the rain.. Whenever I step out into the roads just after rain, and my nares get a hint of the after-rain smell, my mind whirls back into the more ecstatic phase of my life. (That was ghatkopar W) Come out of the home and you see long lines of flea markets, people eagerly shoutin at you and forcing you to buy whatever they have.Once inside the station, we start feeling like we are just a speck of dust in this huge cruel world where no one ever seems like he can spare an extra moment. People, people and more people.. so much difference ..so many types, so many jobs, so less time,.. it all never seemed obvious when I first came to mumbai, when I was all of 7. Boarding a train too, needs a few techniques in this city. Once into the rusted cubicle of over-crowded, smelly people, one begins to wonder why did he even think of trains as a fast and a good mode of transport. The next moment a near by seat goes empty and viola!! even before you blink u r eyes, its full again.Once out of the train and back onto the station, we feel a wee bit of relief and start staring at the cheap, indigenious commodities being sold. There was this small, delicate set of aluminium fancy mock tables, which this dumb dora can make within a few seconds. And still a treasure in my room, is this small model of a cycle one of those guys sold to me . all made with a single wire of aluminum. And to think that smelly people are good for nothin!!An then, there's also this boat model, which runs on steam.. For 15 bucks, at the age of ten, I thought it was real costly, but lookin back at my past,.
11/16/2004 3:36 PM

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I can say, my hands can never pain of writing about bombay.The time when T.V. only meant doordarshan and the newly launched DD-2 which was on air till bout 7pm,when games(no virtual gaming!!) actually meant sports, where spreading smiles was viral, and where keeping your school lunch basket in Q, so that one could get the best seat, the one above the tyre(the one, I feel really maladroit in, now)..., where ganesh drank milk in my house, and where, hum aapke hain koun ran at the near by cinema house for months together, where I bought five packets of

chicklets so that I could get this squeezable, smashable, awfully scary looking rubbery,lava-like lizard, and where I first saw cinema-like real life sequences during the Ayodhaya strike, where cheap shopping meant.. the streets of V.T, and where comics like disney and the Amar chitra katha were a necessity to me weekly, That was bombay for me... Where the wind was so humid that when u dry urself after a bath, u end up rubbing sweat off the body,... Where, the road to school, was a winding path, up a hill, where, u meet people of all sects and all beliefs, right in your school(K.V.--IIT, powaii). Where missing the BQC was as rare as missing the daily news. That's Bombay for me.. and I am back here now, startin all over again.
11/18/2004 12:19 AM

Irshad

This thread needs a revival... it was one of the main reasons I ever visited orkut in the first place @irshad the curator 11/18/2004 1:07 AM why don you do it? c'mon surely a journo can delete generate content... don jus bump the thread, contribute! I think guru raj jus b4 u, did a pretty good job too..
11/19/2004 12:22 AM

Salil

I'm just maha-amused that Agrawal classes is one of the "friend" communities to this one..
Vikram

-Vikram (Vacation Batch A 1993-94) revival? 11/19/2004 12:31 AM Someone told me that Roxy was coming up again. Is it true? Its one of the first things on this thread.. and if its true, I will be maha excited.
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Priyanka

one really aweosme thing was the 123 bus ride from tardeo to navy nagar..everyone wanted to sit on the top deck in the first seat! so cool..literally!! now apparently they've changed that to single decker just like the others..losers..double decker buses were unique to this city. btw..what is that "stone man" story..plz tell me..sorry bout my ignorance! about "gotya" 11/19/2004 1:02 AM salil..i've not heard anyone mention the serial "gotya" in years!! i was totally into it as a kid..watched it all the time with my grandma..yeah i was a true ghati!!!

Priyanka
11/19/2004 1:08 AM

Priyanka

awla supari was awesome.. so is raste ka sandwich and ofcourse kailash parbat paani puri o and New Yorkers..all my classmates flocked there after finals..and ate the usual..nachos, enchiladas and onion rings!
11/19/2004 1:52 AM

Ok Salil, since I spent the latter half of the 80s and the first half of the 90s in a boarding school which didn't allow us to watch TV except on weekends, and didn't allow us to read the newspapers till std 5th, I've got precious little to add . Which is why I loved reading most of these posts, revived memories from summer holidays. But - here's a few things we did, which city kids probably didn't. Run into the neighbouring mango plantation and aim stones at raw 'kairee' hanging. Eat all those raw kairees with salt and chilli powder stolen from the gunny bags that were stacked behind our dormitories. we'd play hide and seek on the roof on the school... the drainage pipes were big enough to accomodate two puny kids. The trick was to hold onto the opening extra tight so we didn't slide down and become part of the excreta. Alternately, play land or water (did anyone else play this one or was it a pure boarding school thing?) within the dorms, on the top bunk of the double bunk beds. The first ever music cassette that someone ever brought to school was Tridev...so spent an entire term singing 'Oye oye'. Walkmen back then had these huge headphones...the likes with high resistance and pathetic output. Roos boots were big in 1988, but they'd get stolen pretty regularly.

Irshad

Cable TV was a big thing, we actually had it in 1991, before i had it at home. Our teachers didn't let us watch MTV. They contributed to our immediate graduation to Debonair that same year... Few other random school things - football shoes by Nivia, hockey sticks by Rover sports, white canvas shoes from Corona (for some reason bata wasn't common for the school buyers), postcards would be distributed to all kids to write home, so that teachers could check what we write back.... More randomness later. @ Irshad 11/19/2004 6:32 AM hey ! u r rite ! those dayz Cable TV wasn't there .... i mean bfor some 1991/92 ! ppl never allowed kids to see MTV & the stuff ever since cable-tv started [obvious bcoz of the Skinshow & sex-stuff in 'em] nowadayz ; however even Bollwood has changed ; oops oopsy mumbaii 11/19/2004 10:36 AM aila i log into orkut after ages n man wat greatt discussions on here. talkin abt serials at a time when saas bahu didnt appear on screen we had stuff like amchi mati amchi mansa n all many other serials discussed here. how abt surabhi, renuka n siddarth n superhit muqabala where u had to send postcards(near to extinction today) n they would pick up random postcards. and ya the trend of showing "hit" movies on sunday evening on DD. people actually stopped visiting each other n would remain glued to tv to see maine pyaar kiya when it was televised for the first time. and of course radio was a great force to reckon with. hey guys dont u think as time passes we are kind of reviving the past. radio wave seeping in again, old fashioned clothes in thing again, mughale - azam ab color mein. next maybe hype may be the balbharati text books. kuch bhi kaho old is gold . yep one thing i miss most is those phantom ciggarate chocolate. dont get them anymore. sob sob OK Salil- 11/19/2004 9:41 PM Out of the most hazy memoriesSummer holidays - Handloom handicraft fairs that used to be at azad maidan and marine lines... and euphimistically call themselves Disneyland. hehe! They used to have all these weird rides, and was

Shankar

Swetha

Irshad

around way before Esselworld or Fantasy Land. Every single kid I know has been to one, and nobody ever bothered shopping there. Atleast not my folks. The only thing I ever picked up from any one of these was an old 'Appu' replica that used to hang in my cupboard til a few years back. (Incidentally I went to appu ghar in the mid 80s and was quite cheesed off that there was nothing of that sort here) My favourite was this wacko ride called Tora Tora, god alone knows what they ever called it that! Esselworld when it just started out had this really wild ride called the Rainbow (or sumthn) When it reached the top you could see half of bombay. unfortunately they wound it up cuz it was too dangerous. It came back many years later, only after 96 or something. Made me feel dizzy as hell. More later as I jog my memory. some more ramblings 11/20/2004 5:35 AM hey some more old memories struck me. talking about chocolates(i luvvvv them) u ppl remember paan pasand! n esp that ad . i cant remember the jingle but a model gets angry n then eats pan pasand and is happy.somebody plzz tell me the jingle/ puchline if u can remember it. and then coming back to DD (i was a couch potato then n sob sob now get to see very less tv). there was euphoria when DD 2 was started. tab DD 1 was like boring n all happening serials there. remember dekh bhai dekh n jaban sambhalke. and one song which DD always played was" mile sur mera tumhara yeh sur bane hamara" . bass ab itna hi yaad aa raha hai, jab aur yaad ayega i will ramble more!!!!:) talkin abt cable... 11/20/2004 5:58 AM i;m not sure if it was Bhawani tv, or whether this is an urban legend, bt there was supposed to be this channel that broadcast bhajan-kirtan type of stuff during the day and switched to porno late at night. channel would've captured a big market at all times of the day using the 2 main opiates of the masses, not a bad idea, wot? @swetha 11/20/2004 6:15 AM Wow! I musta forgot a lot of those serials..The pan pasand jingle was real famous.and then there was 7up ..and the amchi mati thing ..wat was it about?? And there was this cute rasna catchphrase: Nanne munne bachhe tere mutthi mein kya hai, muthi mein hai mera ..... Rasna..
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Deepti

@swetha 11/20/2004 4:33 PM hey Swetha, I think that jingle went something like this: "Pan ka swaad, gazab ki mithaas" , and this used to be followed by the angry person repeating his/her words in a mild manner :) @Satya 11/22/2004 10:44 PM FINALLY after ages I get a chance to contribute on my most favorite thread on Orkut. @Satya, Indeed there was a channel which played all religious stuff in the day time, news in the evening and unbelievably-hardcore-porn on Saturday midnights. It was JAIN TV. Unfortunately, I never was allowed to stay that late on Saturdays back then, but some of my most trustworthy buddies confirmed this info. more random 11/22/2004 10:48 PM -Collecting the unused pages of you previousyear notebooks in summer and carrying them to be "bound-up" into one big 1000 page notebook. The notebook was a psychadelic thing as it had pages with the different line-styles we used to use in school, single-spaced, doublespaced, squared. The biggest suspense was what picture the binder put on the cover of the giant notebook. Afterwards, I would demand him to put some cool pictures rather than boring Scholar or Rajat type designs. HAHAHAHAH... 11/22/2004 10:52 PM that jain tv thing brought back memories.. a delete whole bunch of frenz n me used to do our yearly submissions together at night. basically gettin rid of backlog and extra assignments, so the way it works in art school is, common palette, lots of color, mass produced work. so we put jain tv on, coz that was pretty controversial then, and sure enough, soft core porn comes on. at this, my fren tej goes.."yeh achcha hai, kaanda lasun nahi chalta hai, yeh sab chalta hai..."

Pranav

Pranav

Salil

sorrrrreeee.... no offence intended
11/23/2004 5:58 AM

Puhleeze!! It's the "no kaanda-lasun" types only who are maximum into this stuff...
Vikram

PS I watched my first Hindi (or badly dubbed into Hindi) porno on Jain TV...YUK!
11/23/2004 9:13 AM

Now I have been in Bombay for about 2 weeks. From the beginning, I have been complaining about how crowded it has become, how there's no place for pedestrians or cars, how hot it is, how people shout at each other and dont really talk to each other the same things I would celebrate from the quiet suburbs of New Jersey. I had been thoroughly disappointed. Today, I took a ride in an AC bus (A-4 from Opera House to Amar Mahal, Chembur), minus the pollution, minus the crowds, minus the noise. And I saw the Bombay that we speak of so affectionately about in this thread. Kabutarkhana and Portuguese Church and the roundabout near Plaza theater - slick, coolsy Marathi film playing there. The older buildings at Dadar on Ambedkar Road, quiet, and somewhat desolate. The temples and shops and quiet yellow halogen lamps, now under the bridges. There was one little building where all the homes were dark, except for one. This was late evening, isnt that kind of strange, that there was only one inhabitant in that building? Just before that, I had walked through the streets and smells of Charni Road, the diamond market, the vada paav wala, old Bombay, still breathing and living right by the noisy television channels. Some days ago, another fantastic 35 minutes (First Class ticket) on a Harbour Line train from Chembur (home) to VT (now CST) brought me so close to seven years of commuting. Harbor line services have improved, yes, improved - thank you Central Railway. The train ride brought the same smells at Vadala, Cotton Green, Reay Road, Dockyard, Sandhurst Road and Masjid. Somewhere along the way, I re-discovered Bombay's Parsi-Gujarati flavour. Dudes, rest assured, Bombay rocks.

Nishant

Paan Pasand Ad 11/23/2004 11:22 AM (Angry, sniffy Archana Joglekar) "Shaadi? Aur tumse? Kabhi nahi!" Voiceover: Paan Pasand. Paan ka swaad, gazab ki mithaas (Lovey Dovey Archana Joglekar) "Shaadi? Aur tumse? Kabhi nahi!" @ Milind 11/24/2004 6:40 AM good Recollection/Memory ! Old Times Serials' Malgudi Days Buniyaad Nukkad Circus Gotya Yeh Jo hai Zindagi Mr. Yogi
11/24/2004 6:47 AM

Milind

Shankar

The train ride brought the same smells at Vadala, Cotton Green, Reay Road, Dockyard, Sandhurst Road and Masjid. I could live *without* the same smells along Harbour line... We'd call Sadhurst Road "Sandas Road" when I was a kid travelling to town.. And Aamir, you *really* need to go back and read all 400 odd posts in this thread...
11/24/2004 11:48 AM

Vikram

Milind

Lol Vikram - You and everybody else!!! Poor Lord Sandhurst!!! - must be rolling in his grave!
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11/28/2004 12:11 AM

Lol, Vikram.
Nishant

I couldnt. :) u cudn't WHAT, nishant? 11/28/2004 12:59 AM vik, fren o mine who used to live at antop hill, delete would take the harbour line to GTB nagar.. she claimed she cud wake up at any point in her journey and identify the station by its stench. she actually had pretty detailed descriptions for all of them. thankfully there are a few things i have forgotten after all, and this is one of them.

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Salil

ever smelled burnt toothpaste? go to the stretch between sion and mahim where they burn garbage near the bridge. u'll definitely see (smell) what i mean. Stink things off all the Topics!
11/28/2004 2:27 AM

hey Salil/Vikram ! we can maybe talk bout somethin' else ....
Shankar

Way Out ..... mumbaiii 11/28/2004 9:11 AM ya absolutely smell is something that is very distinct n if ur a regualr commuter by trains then u can actually make out where u are. vikram some people still call sandhurst road as "sandas road". the first time i heard it i laughed out so loud that the women who said this didnt know wat to do. y r ppl talking bout SHIT 11/29/2004 9:42 PM we can maybe talk bout somethin' else .... Way Out .....

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11/30/2004 9:17 AM

Sat

kyon re? kya hua? by now we should all be so accustomed to the sight / smell of excrement and its origins, that we shouldn't really have any delicate sensibilities left to offend anymore, no? Dabur Lal Daanth Manjan 11/30/2004 8:35 PM Master - " Raju tumahre daanth toh motiyon jaise chamakte hai" Raju - "Kyon na ho Masterji, Dabur ka lal daanth manjan jo isteymaal karta hoon" LOL

Kunal

11/30/2004 9:02 PM

Datton ki kare hifazat, moti sa chamkaaye, dabur lal dant-manjan se, mukhda khil khil chamkaay!!
Ruchi

Spotted at Andheri station.. 12/1/2004 9:02
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On a purple velvet banner: "TANA-TAN 100 DAYS PERFUME! RS.5/- only!" neone tried one of those?man, was i tempted! arre Kunal 12/1/2004 9:32 AM beta you forgot the clincher only aur masterji, aapke dant? hehehe.
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hey, pavitra, i see the tanatan100 days delete perfume guys every day at the beginnning of D.N.road... believe me, u don even wanna get close, the stuff stinks. and i saw a wall painting for 'dhantak ka double B saabun' a few days ago at sion. made me laugh to think of the jingle.. "yeh dher se kapde, main kaise dho-un, achcha saabun kaunsa laaoon.."
Salil

went thru the new edition of 'bombay, the cities within' by sharda dwivedi and rahul mehrotra some days ago. was workng closely with the designer of the first edition so was lucky to see some kick ass pix of the city, but the new edition has so many more and some cool maps too. crazy wen u see dongri

marked as 'dungaree town' and charni road passes thru wot were the 'churney oartes'. was also kicked to finally find out that 'mahim' gets its name from 'mahikavati' the 12th century 'capital' of raja bhimdeo. i keep bringing up the building i work in but seriously the old baby has seen so much. the oldest pix i've seen have that building with little else around that's familiar. mohit dropped in the other day, sorry bro, but was too preoccupied wid jobs at hand to give you a proper tour... nex time.
12/1/2004 1:00 PM

i remember Lalitaji Watching an English movie at New talkies in bandra (i dont think it exists nymore) and hearing all the andrews and national college kids yell "jhaag" when the "nirma detergent tikiya" add came on the screen. (for those who don't remember it went a little like this "nirma detergent tikiya.......iske jhaag ne jaadu kar diya") watching the annual jackie chan marathon at New Talkies every summer ( folks from bandra should remember this) the excitement of going to the garden in santacruz with the airplane gola sharbat outside ruia college after cricket practice in the maidan across the street in the summer andorra and hearsch bakeries in bandra, jai sandwich outside national college, pure gold ice cream and stomach chinese near bhabha hospital and shiv sagar in pali hill.
12/1/2004 7:02 PM

Ashutosh

Pranav

that Zhaag word was always a laugh-rioteer, especially the way they sang it inthe jingle like ZHaaaaaaaaa..gneJaduuu Kar Diya Mission 500 12/6/2004 7:16 PM Guys N Gals If Orkut maths is right, we are just 27 posts short of making the longest thread on this community reach 500. So, wake those grey cells up and get cracking!!

Pranav

12/6/2004 7:51 PM

a real ride thru the 80s and the early 90s....wow!!....readin all the messages itself has taken me over a day!!!,,,and i have an exam in less than 48 hrs...eeeeks isnt it fun to gather totally random thoughts from thin air, stuck up somewhere in ure memory...does reduce some burden off some of those grey cells... it also energizes u to get back to work feelin lot lighter...and happier that an entire generation shares the same set of memories.... isnt Bombay the best!! keep the comments comin....ill be a silent reader from here on.... Bombay ruuuuullllleeeessss!!!!!! randomness... 12/6/2004 8:09 PM one thing that i remember is, the stupid Sansad samachar that used to come on primetime DD just before the really good prayojit karyakrams ....Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha...
' The Shiva '©

' The Shiva '©

i was like 9 and 10 those days and i hated to wait to see some morons shout in the well of the house.... and then came the really kool...Byomkesh Bakshi, Tehelka, Gul Gulshan Gulfam?.... Sansad samaachar 12/6/2004 8:12 PM And the worst part was that they used to report it again in English as 'Parliament News', but then it would be too late for us to notice and there would be nothing following them, so no one cared. If anyone listened, the proceedings as reported would sound so civic and respectable from the mouths of those newscasters on Sansad Samachar and Parliament News. Then, they started live recording of the House proceedings,and that showed what "actually" went on in the parliament!! sorry couldnt keep quiet... 12/6/2004 8:14 PM had to write somethin....this thread is makin me go crazy!!!

Pranav

' The Shiva '©

DD MTV mourning days.... 12/6/2004 8:21 PM imagine when some prez or pm died... DD bandh....5 days some moron used to play some unbelievable shit....no programs...just that shehnai...all day.... no wonder u felt sad!!
12/6/2004 8:23 PM

' The Shiva '©

That was the whole point!! to make you grieve with the rest of the nation
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DD regional language movies on sundays...
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i also remember the regional language movies on DD on sunday afternoons.... the entire cycle had to go thru before they showed the same language... my family would wait for the Tam movie with so much patience...OMG...i didnt even understand what they were lookin forward to....in the end DD did show some shit....and my family would be very happy...i would be like..huh??...THIS...THIS was ure movie??? i would have rather not waited....
12/6/2004 9:04 PM

' The Shiva '©

batli dabba batliyaaa

Sat

cricket @ wankhede.... 12/6/2004 9:08 PM wankhede rules....!! my first ever test match was the 1991-92 england rout, where kambli scored the double ton....the 4th day was what i saw, where he scored his double ton

' The Shiva

and then prabhakar took 3 quick wickets at the end of play....watchin a game at wankhede is awesome.... the second game i saw @ wankhede was the 1996 world cup under lites against the ozzies....wow SRT was in awesome form that day and i still remember the sound from his bat when he hit mcgrath for a six over midwicket....we did however lose the game..:(...the experience with the bby crowd under lites is heavenly!! the third game i saw at wankhede was the durin the infamous ind-SA series where cronje and his buddies huddled up the bigbucks....this was at the fag end of the tour and was a mohinder amarnath benfit game....ODI...this time i got to see the big screen and the lites along with the bby crowd....and we won...(apaprently durin the break the entire SA team were discussin whether to throw the game).... my dream is to watch SRT at MCG under lites and probably my only chance would be at india's tour down under in 2007....
12/6/2004 10:52 PM

Pranav

Well I am not much of a Crick enthu but why wait till 2007? Arent we playing the 'roos anytime before? or is it the earliest we are playing at MCG? another arbit thgt 12/7/2004 8:35 AM cant resist posting in this thread. thanks a lot salil for starting this awesome thread. everytime i come to this thread its so nice goin back to old times. which was the malls that u ppl visited for the first time in bombay? i remember goin to akbarallys at fountain n being completely in awe of the ambience there. then another mall i remember was shoppers stop at andheri. bombay had a new landmark in it. today one finds malls in every nook and corner, so no big deal!!! hmm those were days!!!
12/7/2004 12:43 PM

Swetha

Pranav

Yeah..going to Akbarally's was considered to be a status symbol in those days!But shopper's stop sucks, there is nothing complete of any collection in it. Crossroads is a bit OK cross roads ...hmm... 12/7/2004 1:03 PM good only for window shoppin and promotions... and yeah pranav..the next tour it seems is only in 2007...have to plan for that... Don't laugh... 12/7/2004 1:32 PM but the first "Mall" I went to was the Apna Bazaar store in Parel... I remember I must have been 4 or 5 years old at the time... and being amazed by a store which was 3 stories, and seemed to have

' The Shiva '©

Milind

sooo many things
12/7/2004 7:19 PM

!

Ruchi

Talking of malls, does anyone remember a toy store somewhere at Mahalakshmi? I think I was really really small so I dont remember. Think it was owned by Jaydeep Garware? Anyways, there was this kids store my parents used to take me and I would think to myself I was in 'foren' and all those stores there must be so cool. The toys there was so pretty... felt like Christmas to me. Always. And then one day the store vanished. ps, I think there was another cool supermarket next to it as well... that was fun too.
12/7/2004 7:55 PM

i miss the apna bazaar bus!

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We used to go to Akbarallys (the Santacruz one) to sit on Chacha Deepak's lap (sorta this desi Santa Claus trying to get junta to buy dry fruit dabbas).. Anyone went shopping at Sahakari Bhandar? We used to go to the Bandra Station one... And anyone remember *actually* using your ration cards to buy stuff?
12/7/2004 10:10 PM

Vikram

Pranav

Not my family, but I distinctly remember our Kaamwaali buying cheap sugar/rice on our Ration card, which we got but used only as as proof-of-address.
12/7/2004 11:02 PM

Milind

We would sometimes get Kerosene on our ration card...the blue dyed official for public distribution kerosene - never used it for cooking, though!

@Milind 12/7/2004 11:28 PM cooking, you mean as a fuel in cooking.?
Pranav
12/7/2004 11:34 PM

Obviously... wouldn't be using kerosene for tadka or frying !
Milind
12/7/2004 11:49 PM

Pranav

That reminds of a useless fact. Since there were many suicides or accidental deaths by drinking kerosene, this new kerosene had additives for the blue color as well as for giving it an extremely bitter taste to discourage people drinking it, just as mercaptans are added in LPG to give its easily detectable odor.
12/7/2004 11:52 PM

Salil

memories of the blue kerosene came back delete when pepsi came out with their blue variant. milind, in another thread u mentioned smash tshirts.. i had earlier brought up the whole 'roos' shoes craze. together these 2 became a popular way to make fun of gujju's then, coz.. "roos na soos, ane smes no tsirt" was wot every self respecting pares(h) wud wear...
12/7/2004 11:55 PM

Pranav

Also, at some time, Rasana released its Aqua soft drink concentrate, which looked and even tasted like the blue kerosene
12/8/2004 12:55 AM

Ration card... I remember waiting about 3 hours in a line when they changed the ration card system and made the white and saffron cards. And remember waiting with drunk macs to buy sugar.
Irshad

Someone had convinced my grandma that if ration cards weren't used once in two months then they would cease to be recognised. It took two years to convince her otherwise. Til then, guess who trudged all the way to the rationing office at Pali hill! 500 post 12/8/2004 1:44 AM Hey we reached 500......COngrats Remember that white liquid bottle with which we used to polish our canvass shoes sparkling white : ) :) for our PT!!!
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Irshad, I have memories of buying wheat and taking it to the Atta chakki (Laxmi flour mill) on 33rd Road and Pali.. Man that smell of fresh atta being pisofied was awesome! Anyone remember when salt wasn't iodized and we had to buy salt crystals? yeah 12/8/2004 6:51 AM and the chakki man would be covered by a fine dusting of white atta. (wow talk about job related hazards, wonder what sort of respiratory probs the guy must suffer from after years on the job!)
12/8/2004 9:48 AM

Vikram

Sat

Milind

Yeah.. .guess the chakki wala must be "floured" (Poor pj, but couldn't resist!) nahin re, 12/8/2004 11:07 AM that's a good one. seriously. haha.

Sat

@milind...more 12/8/2004 11:38 AM good one !! ration cards used to be everythin for identification...school admissions, drivers license applications...the moment u suggest a passport...u should see the look on the officers faces...OMG...it was like committin suicide....
' The Shiva '©

the call to get LPG at home was another fun fact...it used to take a weeks bookin to get the guy to come home and replace ure 'cylinder' and it was almost to check the predictive capabilities of the women at home to call the guy up.... hey anyone remember when the first meter card for rickshaws and taxis come out...

i had a cuz who came from the US after ten yrs or so..the moment he got outta a rick, e handed over to the driver...Rs 1.20 everyone on the road startin laughin... the conversions used were more like the Duckworth lewis system...
12/8/2004 12:13 PM

I'd find it hilarious when taxi drivers would use the complex tariff calculations to overcharge you and that too without actually getting out the tariff card!
Milind

I remember being asked to pay Rs 650 for a taxi ride from the airport to Sion... I had a good laugh, asked to see the tariff card, and paid up the 40 odd rupees that was the actual fare...
12/8/2004 10:40 PM

i almost hit a cabbie and his drunk cohort on delete sunday night wen they tried the same shit with me, milind.. under normal circumstances, even i wud laff it off, AND get my way, but that nite i was really pissed off having had an excruciating delay flying back from delhi. imagine taking a 7.40 flight that takes off at 8.40 and u only get back by 11.45 and this jerk demands Rs.210 wen the meter sez 80 bucks. on a funnier note that is more relevant to the thread, i did have a very interesting conversation with an insane punjabi cabbie who had been driving since 1959. irshad din belive it wen i sed 3 rupee cab rides, this chappie tells me about the time wen petrol was 50p a litre and and cab rides were 4 annas. he told me about the various cars that were cabs before the fiat and amby took over. he sed some bentleys even were part of the cab fleets. our man himself drove a ford prefect and dinno why i started laughing my head off wen he sed that. fellow douglas adam fans will know wot i mean.... just caught a colleague singing this..
12/9/2004 4:53 AM

Salil

so i'm gonna make a quiz out of it: jingle A _____ in your hand A smile on your face and suddenly the world is a much better place. with _____, _____,_____!

delete

Salil

add something special, to an ordinary day.
12/9/2004 9:28 AM

A Bird in your hand A smile on your face and suddenly the world is a much better place. with onebirdinhand, nottwo, inthebush! add something special, to an ordinary day
Sat

ok sorry that's as far as my creativity goes today on a full stomach. is it a chocolate ad? jingle.... 12/9/2004 10:42 AM me thinks two songs for conservative and liberal america... CONSERBATIVE:: A GUN in your hand A smile on your face and suddenly the world is a much better place. with I-RAQ,BUSH's SHRUG,and CHENEY's SAD FACE! LIBERALLL: A GAY PARTNER's HAND in your hand A smile on your face and suddenly the world is a much better place. with MARRIAGE,PRE-NUPS, and Kerry's long but bright FACE! comin to apna bby, A VADA PAV in your hand A smile on your face and suddenly the world is a much better place. with LASOON, SWEET CHUTNEY ,and the TASTE!
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@Salil 12/9/2004 6:11 PM By any chance, is that an ad for Nescafe select?
Milind Bombay
(6844 members) 12/9/2004 7:25 PM

nice work guys, but no cigar... it's a drink, no longer in the market.
Salil

delete

Sat

good morning! 12/9/2004 7:58 PM black label whiskey? campa cola? gold spot? Sprint? thums up? ol monk rum? aarrgh, what is it?
12/9/2004 8:00 PM

ok ok, one mo hint... it was from dukes. NOW delete that shud not b a problem... in the meanwhile, here's another. have a feeling milind will get this after his last performance with the cherry jingle, awesome!
Salil

how about a _____ when you are in the sun how about a ____ when you are having fun how about a _____ when you are at play just have a _____ it'll brighten up your day. _____, _____, _____, _ _ _____!
12/10/2004 12:31 AM

Minti.
Nishant

NP Minti. Real Cool.
12/10/2004 10:07 AM

right on nishant, that was quick! wanna take a delete shot at the earlier question?

Salil

mangola? 12/10/2004 10:14 AM lemonade? Ginger? Thrill?
Sat

@Salil 12/10/2004 12:27 PM Is it Appella?
Milind

woohoo!!! 12/13/2004 9:46 PM after 4 days of being told to join this community if i wanted to post, i finally get back in. happy to b back, so here's the answer: A TangO in your hand, a smile on your face and suddenly the world is a much better place. with TangO, TangO, TangO add something special to an ordinary day!
12/14/2004 2:08 PM

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Salil

Tango... drat it!! I knew that one!!
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salil,
Bombay
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which era was the tango in?
Ruchi
12/16/2004 4:45 AM

jus one year b4 u were born, ruchi. i do think delete they tried to revive it once later... not sure wen.
Salil
12/16/2004 12:55 PM

Tango was actually quite good... I remember, I had gone on a trek to Raigad fort (sometime in 1990, I think) and in a chhote gaon ki dukaan they had crates full of Rush, Double Cola and Tango... no idea which era they were from, but they tasted good to parched throats!!

Milind

12/16/2004 9:01 PM

Rush for taste Rush for Tang Spread the love And join the gang...
Vikram

I must be delirious with this nasty viral fever I have..this song is going around in my head...
12/17/2004 12:53 PM

Milind

Didn't they advertise Double Cola as "The American Cola" or something?? Ad guy Salil, care to confirm ?
12/17/2004 11:08 PM

Salil

absolutely. milind u are usually right, champ.. delete don need me to back that. i was in class 7 i think wen i found a folder discarded in the elevator of my building. it was prelaunch promotional material for double cola wen they were looking for bottling partners in india. but it wasn't until a year later that the product did hit the shelves and was advertised using yankeepop idols. cindi lauper is the only one i remember, but there were a couple more. and yes, the sign off indeed was "the american cola".
12/18/2004 2:50 AM

Milind

I remember Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA' and Bangles 'Walk like an Egyptian' used in ads for the cola... thats the first I ever heard those songs... so I remember the ads vividly...
12/18/2004 2:57 AM

I remember seeing the Bangles in concert in Bombay at Rang Bhavan in the mid 80's...
Vikram

I had the HUGEST crush on Susannah Hoffs...
12/18/2004 3:19 AM

susanna hoffs... hmmmmm... her lil break-in in the middle of 'walk like an egyptian' is probably one of the sexiest moments in any music video. well, at least my teenage brain (?) thot so.. yo rite milind, bangles and springsteen it was. u jus had to mention to make the memory come back. saw a longer edit of the bangles one in cinemas. speaking of concerts, anyone remember OSIBISA? the 1st time i saw so much hype.. and curiosity over the drummer's strange name: Daku Potato. OMG 12/18/2004 9:12 AM yes! and Boney M? (By the rivers of Babylon...)
Sat

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Salil

*i* had the hugest crush on george michael. last christmas and careless whisper, found LPs

recently. moving along in time, anyone went to the Bon Jovi concert?
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its all comming bck to me now!
Bombay

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Rishi

i owe it to Salil who brought bck thes wonderful memories! to name a few fraggle rock..remember running bck frm school on sats to see the show.. classic adds...*phek do yeh kadhai,yeh frying pan* and *eh he heh...lijjat papad* and of cource the classic songs.."We Ddnt Start The Fire" performed on stage at the Grammy awards! FEVICOL 12/24/2004 10:36 AM remember tat Elephant-Advt ! the now-Famous M-Mbbs Director Rajkumar Hirani featured in it : " dum laga ke haisha zor laga ke haisha Furniture ka saathi; Jiski nishaani hai haathi ;

Shankar

FEVICOL aisi Jod Lagaaye; Achche se Achcha na Tod paaye ....... Haiyshaaaaaa [even the Elephant Gives Up!] " tats Hilarious !
1/13/2005 10:09 PM

anyone remember this?? they used to show it on sunday mornings, i think. hilarious link though, check it out, it beats leena's birthday poem..

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Salil
1/14/2005 7:37 AM

salil, no wonder us 70/80s kids turned out the way we are today. it was a conspiracy all along. a good conspiracy.
Sat
1/14/2005 11:05 AM

Salil - where do you dig these up...God, that was fun, seeing it again!!!
Milind

Nice of you to revive this thread again!!! Captain Pugwash 1/14/2005 1:54 PM Damn..I didnt know Captn Pugwash was that old a series. They used to use it as a filler between two programs on Star TV But that was in early 90s when Star TV was still completely English.
1/15/2005 7:13 AM

Pranav

Hi everyone!! Spent almost two hours browsing through these posts and just can't resist the feeling of wanting to contribute..Probably been covered but here goes.. I remember a particular time of the year (I think around spring) all the kids would start flying kites..Aggressive kite flying involved cutting others kites and building a collection.. And I remember the water baloons during holi..And sometimes the colors they'd use was soo strong it wouldn't wear off immediately..So you'd have kids showing up to school with painted faces..very funny!! @ sreedevi... 1/15/2005 8:14 AM kite flying day was yesterday... 14th of jan, delete also known as makar sankrant. i had a terrible holi in 5th grade... used up my dad's squirty bottles of foto-color on guys in my colony... got beaten up by them, and whacked by my dad when i got back home.
1/15/2005 12:08 PM

Sreedevi

Salil

Ohh I see..Shows my ignorance but strange coincidence, don't you agree..
Sreedevi

Pranav

Holi colors 1/15/2005 6:03 PM The most notorius one's were the silver and gold 'oil-paints' which would stay put almost until a week after Holi, and it was a disaster if someone put them in youer hair!
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I LOVE BOMBAY!! 1/15/2005 8:57 PM Woh elco ki pani puri, woh chowpatty ki chaat, Woh Naturals ki ice cream, Wah usme thi kuch baat. Woh tiwari ki mithai, woh raste ka dosa, Woh shivsagar ki pav bhaji aur Guru Kripa ka samosa. Woh local train ka 'suffer', woh juhu beach ki hawa, woh chowpatty ke tange aur joggers park ka sama. Woh december ki zara si sardi, woh baarishon ke mahine, Woh garmi ki chuttiyan, jab chuthe the paseene. Woh holi ki masti, woh navratri ka garba, Woh divali ke patakhe aur ganpati ka shor o sharaba. Woh peak hours ki traffic, woh BEST ki rush, Woh tadapti garmi mien, Snowmans ka ek kala khatta slush. Woh Juhu beach ka mohol, woh samunder ki leheren, Woh doobte suraj ka nazara, Wah uska kya kehena. Woh Sterling ka popcorn aur Cotton World mein shopping, Woh Fashion Street ka nazara aur Nariman Point ki building.

Madhu

Woh cinema ke queue, woh black ki ticket, Who ShivajiPark ka maidan, jahan practice karte the cricket. Itni cheezen kehene ke baad, aur kitni karoon mein badai, Yeh shehar hain mera apna, jiska naam hai MUMBAI !

This Is Mumbai. Wah ..wah 1/15/2005 9:00 PM Kya baat hai!
Pranav

Sanjay

OSIBISA 1/16/2005 5:51 PM Salil thanks for the memories mate, I remeber Osibisa concert very well. Everyone had their music cassette, dance the body music.....:)) I also remember our pop stars were Usha Uthup and Asha Putli...:)remember them? Does anyone remember the Hawkins Pressure cooker ad with Neena Gupta ? what were the things she could make, Mutter pulao, Maki Dall,Kheer aur Dum aloo :)) S Quiz 1/16/2005 6:33 PM In the 80s, Lipton or Brook bond ( not sure ) introduced iced tea in flavours like lemon,orange etc. The ad featured model Ruchika Pandey ( who also acted in a film 'Yaara Dildaara') Can anyone name the brand ? ...
1/16/2005 6:57 PM

Sanjay

Salil

i think the brand you are talking about is delete Paloma. from lipton. (don't ask how i remembered that, it just flashed..)though i don't think ruchika pandey was in that ad. it was either chhabi dhariwal or monica dutta... the only ad i remember ruchika pandey in was bajaj fans just before yaara dildaara came out and that was 91-92 i think. am i right? Bang on... 1/16/2005 7:01 PM Salil You are a adman mate.. you are right it was Chabbi Greval. Paloma... was in the market for not long. Good product but wrong timing I guess. Good on you Sanjay

Sanjay

I also remember 1/16/2005 7:19 PM When Ranipaal was Tinopaal :) very catchy gingle. I also remember watching english movies at Shree cinema. watched a lot of Laurel-hardy and Charlie Chaplin movies there. I remember we got the first phone in the building and we put up a sign 'Rs.1 per call' as the neighbors used it all the time. Salil 1/16/2005 7:55 PM Do you remember the ad featuring Anuradha Patel ? "She's a special woman"....Red Label tea was it ?
Sanjay

Sanjay

Also the ad for Elphar suitings, Vilas Kalgutkar riding a horse with a cowboy hat ? He is now my neighbor at Prabhadevi :)
1/16/2005 8:04 PM

Salil

Not Red Label sir, methinks that was delete Duncan's Double Diamond' ex colleague of mine wrote the jingle, first conceived in hindi and then adapted to the english version. yes, Vikas Kalgutkar did model for El-Par suitings after Suresh Oberoi became too expensive for them.
1/16/2005 9:52 PM

Salil, you got competition in the field of 'historic ads'
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nothing new milind, u always been here...
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Salil

Milind 1/17/2005 1:31 PM just Reminiscing mate. This is the best thread I have come across orkut.
Sanjay

anyone remember playing marbles where you throw two in a square and try to hit one of them, Koyba :) The bigger ones made out of white cement - 'Duffers'
1/26/2005 11:42 PM

I can't bear to not see this thread in the top 5 for the "Bombay" community. I remember: -> 15 paise golas (heck, I now remember 10 and 5 paise coins) -> Boris Becker winning Wimbledon at 17.. all in black and white. -> the green-tiled bus stop at Flora Fountain (have I got this one right?) -> playing cricket on the terrace; asking strangers to throw the ball up 4 floors! Remembered this on the ferry ride yesterday 1/26/2005 11:47 PM Ek do teen char Ek do teen char chaaron milke saath chale , toh kitna chamatkar something something something na ho, hum hain aise yaar.. Ek do teen char The Bombay DD version of the Famous 5...
1/27/2005 12:56 AM

Dylan

Vikram

charon milkar saath chalein to kar de chamatkar. Kahi se koi juda na ho, hum hain aise yaar. also don't forget, there was a national integration theme in this, all 4 friend belonging to different faiths. i think only the fatso who played the mac speaking 'anthony'(?) had some sort of luck with his acting career thereafter.
Salil

delete

you brought this up at the meet yesterday, vik, but i think someone did mention it earlier on this thread. the comment about the kid sister being told by the main kid to go to the kitchen and cut veggies... just remembered. musta been sick in the head, in class 7 to sing "charo milkar saath chale to karde balatkaar.. I remember 1/27/2005 3:24 PM I remember standing in the terrace for hours to watch movies like 'Pandu Hawaldar' and 'Jai Santoshi maa' in the 'Vadi' behind the

Sanjay

building. intermissions after every 30 minutes to change the reel. Also remember on the 1st of april kids used to fix a rupee coin to the road with fevicol and when unassuming people tried to pick it up, shout "April fool...."
1/27/2005 8:18 PM

Anyone remember this family-planning add with butterflies.. it was animated and the theme song had the words "..unek titliya.." in it!
Dylan

Also, can someone confirm that there was a green-tiled bus stop at Flora Fountain? This has been eating me for a day now..
1/27/2005 8:56 PM

Salil

dylan, you just keep asking for it, don't you... delete hehehe... it was not about family planning, dude. that film was about the strength of unity.. can't help you with the green tiled bus stop though. unless you mean the stanchart bus stops which were maintained by them. and I remember.. 1/27/2005 9:15 PM Gold Spot Fewer Highways Bandstand without the promenade(tres nice but tres pretentious) Mahabharat, Tipu Sultan, Shaktimaan!! Hamaara Bajaj beta, shweater pehan lo And yes, I remember everything else-misal paav, Fountain, Barista, Haji Ali, Planet M, Linking Road, Carter's, Marine Drive, Rythm House, Fashio Street, BEST buses, the rain,...simply coz Im not there!! @ Dylan 1/27/2005 11:17 PM Regarding dat "unek titliyan" cartoon, Salilz bang on abt National Unity cuz it wuz not for family planning... :p Tho d cartoon called 'Tree of Unity' is most recalled for National Integration. D one u mentioned wuz wid d concept of how v r so many cultures yet one nation. Signature line, i think, "Hum sab Ek Hai" Salil, kindly confirm man. I think, d song went sumwut like dis... m trying 2 maintain d accent ov da singer, pls xcuse da spellingz... cant remember d xak startin ov da storyline Didi: Suraja ek, chandaa ek, taaray yanek Younger sibling: Didi, Didi, taaronko anek kyun kehtay hai? Didi: Hmmmm.... bataatee hoo

Shree

Didi: Eka titalee, eka eka ekka karake, ho gayi ab... aneka titaliyaa Didi: Samajhey?? Sum more kids playing in d aangan: Didi, didi, hamein bhi sunao nna! Didi: Eka Gilahari, eka, eka, ekka karake ho gayee ab... aneka gilhariya Kids: Didi, Phirsay samjhaonaa (chorus) Didi: Hmmm, Eka Chiriya. Daana chubhanay baith gayee thee. Ek aur chirhiya, daana chubhnay baithi chirhiya. Ek, ek, ekka karakay anekka chirhiya. Kids: haa haa didi, samajh gaye n i think it signed off wid, "Ek, anek... Ek, Anek" MVO: Bhaasha hamaaree Anek kyun naa ho, Sanskriti hamaree Anek kyun naa ho... Desh Hamaara Ek hai! Hum Sab Ek hai! @ Salil Yaar, confirm dis one if u can remember anything abt dis. Der wuz diz anada cartoon, i think during d massive famines in NorthWestern India, to encourage conservation of food n donation of food. It wuz a chapter out of d Mahabharata regarding "Akhshaye Paatra" d miraculous never-exhausting food vessel. Scene wuz set during d forest exile ven Krishna visits d Pandavas, it had dat catchy song "Mein, bhooka hooo, bhojan lavo, Jo kuch bhi hai le avo, Mein Bhooka hoo!" Talking abt food, its munch time ere n m outta here... catchya laterz
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hmmm... so i have become old man mozz eh? delete who made me the authority to confirm stuff? anyways, the ek-anek film actually ended with the 'ek aur anek ki kahani sunoge?' story. the one about the pigeons taking off as one with the bird catcher's net. this one had the same animation style as the one with the monkey and the king. used to love that. the one you mentioned, shree, also had a brilliant animation style with cutouts moving on static background. of course i remember it. "woh khaali bartan le aayee, aankhon mein aansoo bhar layee.. prabhu bole "kyon sharmaati ho, kyon mujhse ann chhupati ho. bus ek ann ka yeh daana.. sukh dega mujhko manmaana(2)" speaking of animation styles... i wud get really freaked out whenever they showed this buddhist monk's tale called "chandalika" it had a really scary ending, does anyone remember that? how about "the trip" in which different parts of bombay were shown in time lapse photography? another scary one was "child on a chessboard" with paintal as a mime.
1/28/2005 12:54 AM

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Salil

Sanjay

Does anyone remember the two films division animations, Dancing Chapati and another was Smiling Thali. Dont know what the chapati thing was about but Smiling Thali was a good message not to waste any food in your thali. mumbai meri jaan 1/28/2005 2:35 AM i was just at crossword looking up the coffee table book with all those oldie pics of mumbai, and a whole lotta memories came flooding back to me... - travelling by local train from andheri to churchgate with my mom and aunt in the ladies compartment in shorts and tshirt and being compared to all the other ladies children (i was like 5 at that time)

Pranay

- Route No 365 that went from Worli Naka to kasaiwada, it got discontinued [pretty soon] but i remember it cos I used it one very late night to return from basketball practice - 25 paise bus fares changing to 50 paise minimum bus fare and how we used to hear oldies on the bus lamenting how expensive it

had become - how we used to travel from chembur to sion by rickshaw for 6.50 rs. - watching "born free" at the bandra theatre (forgot the name) and biryani at lucky restaurant later.. Complete TREAT. - making star wars style walkie talkies from 2 empty matchboxes and a rubber band.. abhi bhi banaa sakta hoon :D - there used to be this jeera cola called rimzim when i was in school... whatever happened to that - buying "jeera golis", "saunf" on its branches (green saunf), big bor, small bor with the mirchi namak, hard crystals of rock salt, finding these floating "bombax" and seeing them float around, stickly weeds that when you threw them on people's socks/clothes, they stuck on... - tinkle comics, there used to be these "MISHA" comics, that my upstairs friend used to subscribe to.. archie, bettie and veronica digests, from the local library that i couldnt read, because comics were banned at home.. the only concession were these indrajal comics, that my grandfather subscribed to.. there was a new hero they invented on the lines of "bahadur" who was a rich industrialist and who, by the cover of night, was a undercover agent... logon ka parda FAASH karta tha...:) hmmm.. - Just loved Amitabh Bachchan as Supremo!!! i mean, what did i know... - Loved Karamchand, the serial...
1/28/2005 9:41 PM

Family planning.. communal unity.. same difference, man. They're both good for the nation, hence.. it's all good! Geez, I must have the suckiest memory on this thread. Yet I keep coming back to get my @$$ kicked (by Salil always - and then he asks why he's the authority on confirming stuff). Oh, here's my contribution: I remember "I saaay chaps" becomming a craze in school courtesy Fauzi. And I KNOW I've got this one nailed down! Ha!

Dylan

By the by, I had me some of that fab Lucky biryani last night..
1/29/2005 2:05 AM

Salil - Old Man Mozz, Teller of Tales - Knows all and forgets nothing - a very appropriate title indeed... maan, now those are memories... haven't read those Phantom comics for ages now!!!
Milind

You got the "Main bhukha hoon, bhojan laao" film memorised down to the very last word... but then so have I - that was a classic!
1/29/2005 5:01 AM

@dylan - yaar, actually i had asked salil 2 confirm on both d animoz i had mentioned... so u arent alone here wid a fazed out bits-npieces memory :) @salil - zankyu mann, sumhow i knew ur d most reliable source 2 confrm nethin related to AVz n u arent fuzzy like us in our recall process :D hee hee i sorta luved d cut out animo stylez too, tho it went outta style till channel v created a similar one for der promo ads in b/w. btw, der wuz dis utha animo abt a small fish called 'Swimmy' an awesome concept on "united v stand n divided we fall". i dunno, it seems nowadez der aint any such unlayered simple animoz used to drive thru important social messages... absolutely fab thread once again mann, rock on salil. @pranay 1/29/2005 9:28 AM boss rim-zim still sells 10 bucks for the new bottle really cool too maybe not as good as the old botal ...
1/30/2005 6:12 PM

Shree

Freebird

Sanjay

I remember the tender coconut water in bottles which did stay on the markets for long. I recall it didnt have the natural taste of Nariyal Pani. Anyone remembers what the brand ? I dont. Salil..Milind...
1/31/2005 1:27 AM

Salil

nopes. no recollection of bottled tender coconut water. although not long ago i had packaged (read plastic bags) nariyal paani at wankhede. was at home yesterday, surfing channels when on zoom they showed this ad for fresh ones, the wet cleansing tissues. i think this is the oldest ad currently running in its original form on tv? my brother said, "yeah, this ad

delete

used to come on 'lehrein'." remember lehrein? those days when 10 bucks rented you a VHS for 24 hours?
1/31/2005 8:49 AM

Did anyone catch that crazy rain yesterday? More a drizzle than a propah rain, really.. anyways, it got me thinking about: ***endless games of Ludo indoors ***earthworms creeping into the bathroom via the drain(does this happen to everyone or should I move?) ***rain holidays!!! ***gumboots splashing in muddy puddles
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Yeah rber those lehren...me as a kid ws so curious n so enchanted with those videos...never gt to c thm fully though. hw many of u rber..Faster Fene? Marathi-speakin peopl wl know this...a hyper-active kid with his antics.
2/2/2005 3:06 PM

Yadnya

Yep, remember Fa-Fe
Milind

Ttttokkkkk
2/2/2005 3:52 PM

Fursungi !! Somewherenear Pune... does that place exist ?
Sanjay

I had the entire set of 8 or 9 books.
2/7/2005 10:22 PM

Shree

As summers approach, i remember gettin all prepared 4 holidez more than d xams Due 2 working parents, my pad wuz d makeshift summer club wid friends studiously dropin der various indoor games like Trade, Table Cricket, Carrom Coins, Uno Card deck n invariably atleast 4 decks of playing cards. its surprising dat i nevva

had 2 remind ppl abt playin cards cuz v usually lost sumthing d last year (strangely, junta had 2 b persistently nagged even for a contri for Holi or a Picnic) one more thing dat used 2 get lost every vacation ver d carrom coins n Trade ke Currencies. guess it had sumthin 2 do wid cheaters forgetfully carrying stuff home in der pockets i also remember d VCR conking off in d middle ov our vacation due 2 d strain it had 2 endure Karamchand 2/19/2005 2:36 PM hey and how come u Bombayites FORGET the great detective program ....KARAMCHAND..... in which Kitty says "Sir you are a genious...."
Manoj

Does that ring any bells? Oh yes 2/19/2005 3:48 PM How can one forget Karamchand..the one and only Pankaj Kapoor, with the trademark carrot eating style. Faster Fene 2/19/2005 4:48 PM And does anyone remember the televisation of Fa Fe on Sunday afternoon (was in Hindi), wherein Sumit Raghavan played Faster Fene. That was his debut role i think... @Pranav 2/22/2005 7:19 PM Well, Faster Fene was Sumit Raghavan's Television Debut... He used to act in a lot of Marathi theater productions prior to that... especially in Ratnakar Matkari's youth theater
2/22/2005 7:20 PM

Pranav

Pranav

Milind

Oh, and FWIW, Faster Fene on TV sucked big time!
Milind

Much needed revival... 2/22/2005 9:36 PM Hehe!!!!! Who can forget that... Yeh faster fenay hai, faster fenay hai..yikes I used to sing that tune aloud!
Irshad

Faster Fenay used to be a tinkle character too, but duno if it was beofre or after the TV serial. His surname was Mane.
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Me big tinkle fan.. 2/22/2005 9:45 PM .. and I also liked Phantom, Mandrake, Tarzan in that order. Asterix rules the roost though!
Dylan
2/22/2005 9:50 PM

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Oy vey Dylan.. Tinkle in Angrezi means "to pee"..
Vikram

You might wanna change your post subject now eh?
2/22/2005 11:04 PM

Salil

And look at Sumit Raghavan now. poor chap. Fa Fe made him delete flunk in his HSC exams too. i remember that the title track which irshad mentioned earlier was only the opening of the show and different from the weird song that played at the end of each episode. it went "iraade nek ho to sapne bhi sakaaaaaaar hotey hain, agar sachchi lagan ho to raaste aasaan hote hai.." in a shrill 'ek titli' kind of voice.
2/22/2005 11:36 PM

Hahaha Yep salil remember that, was really sidey! Oh BTW, you can download the "Ek anek aur ekta" video from one of the sarkari sites... Its a scream. "Didi didi, ek kahani sunao na"
2/23/2005 2:04 AM

Irshad

...or you can see it here... http://www.rajiv.com/india/humor/anek.aspx
Dylan

googled it out.. it even had that en titli, anek titliya bit.. yes, yes, salil - the same one i confused with a family planning piece! (how?) @Milind 2/23/2005 1:30 PM I agree, Fa Fe on TV used to suck, but I used to watch it out of my loyalty to the original Marathi books..

Pranav
2/23/2005 6:49 PM

What's up with this" http://www.orkut.com/CommMsgs.aspx?cmm=972&tid=8124695
Dylan

there's still mucho space on this thread, right?
2/23/2005 10:36 PM

There was more than enough space until some slum dweller began squatting here... In the interests of promoting this thread..BUMP!
Vikram

PS. Was Faster his first name? Cause then he'd be "Master Faster

Fene Mane".. viks, ur creativity is a benchmark for all of us 2/24/2005 3:43
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Shree

btw, anyone remembers 'Chandamama'? i m sure this is ancient stuff man i found some of dose mini-booklets wid my cousin tho i couldnt get thru one entire issue in one go. he told me it wuz a one-time hit. they have a lot of indian stories but d overtly text layout made reading a task. chandamama 2/24/2005 6:58 AM yep absolutely. i remember troubling the paperwala if he didnt get the chandamama i havent seen chandamama in stands for sometime , i see champak n tinkle still.

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Sorry guys ... i thot we cud make a clear distinction b/w < 85, 85 < x < 9 et all.. so i started a different thread..
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but as someone correctly pointed out.. theres enuf space here..
Ashish

Advts.. i guess they still play the OLD advt. of "Vico Vajradanti" sometime right?? Because I have nothing better to do.. 2/24/2005 7:51 AM Vajradanti, vajradanti, Vicco vajradanti Toothpowder , Vicco paste Ayurvedic Jadibootiyon se bana sampoorn swadeshi Toothpowder, Vicco paste, VICCO VAJRADANTI!!
2/24/2005 7:34 PM

Vikram

*bites into crunchy apple with strong teeth*

Dylan

2/24/2005 9:51 PM

Vik - rubs Zandu balm (Zandu balm, Zandu balm, peeda haari balm..) ont elbow* and grimaces...What is this? Saath saal ke boodhe ya saath saal k jawaan? Anyone has some Kesri Jeevan lying about?
Vikram

*old basketball injury (was trying the "yeh hai badta baccha, dekho kaisi k lagaye" bit when I slipped..)
2/24/2005 11:14 PM

who remembers the phoogawallas near the babulnath bandstand? they us sell all sorts of weird toys along with the balloons... like those stick helicop and some sort or cube that u sould make with mirrors that were mounted some kind of card paper..
Ritwik

and who can forget the chicken jungleee croissants @ croissants etc...
2/24/2005 11:36 PM

incidentally, the weird phoogas are mentioned in the first ever post on this thread..
Dylan

yes, i have a lot of time on my hands..
2/24/2005 11:42 PM

Speaking of weird phoogas..

http://www.orkut.com/AlbumZoom.aspx?uid=15666070047830276265&p
Vikram

(Thanks to thread on Ido-Pak Friendship (??) forum)
2/24/2005 11:54 PM

Dukes Raspberry...Though its still available at Gaiety Galaxy

Vivek
2/25/2005 12:24 AM

and the quit smoking ad.. with a cigarette in my handdd... i felt like a man..
Ritwik
2/25/2005 12:40 AM

oh man.. i donno if anyones already put this up..but who remembers chac choudhri and his giant side kick Sabu.. and whenver sabu used to get ang volcanoes used to explode on Jupiter..
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Chinese dragon 2/25/2005 12:53 AM Who remembers the chinese dragon carts/trucks that they used to have at Nariman Point that used to have chinese food??? Oh mannn... this thread is bringing back such memories of bombay... and oh ya.. each and everyone of those trucks used to have the sign "NO BEEF" in big bold capital letters on it...
Ritwik

How about those origamy shows on DD.. they used to call it an origamy show but in the end they always used to end up using glue to make all those paper animals and birds. "Chipka Deejye" was the only phrase i remember from those shows.. uma joshi yea yea yea 2/25/2005 1:19 AM and all those other clapping games that the girls used to play in class... uma joshi yea yea yea, my mother she told me 50 years ago, there came an old man knocking at the door.. and then it went on from there.. and also who stole the cookie from the cookie jar, #1 stole the cookie from the cookie jar.. who me.. yes you.. cudnt be.. then who.. number 4 stole the cookie from the cookie jar.. dammmm... this thread is awesome... paras pepsi.. anyone remember that???? those frozen ice lollies that you used to get in plastic covers...
2/25/2005 1:23 AM

Ritwik

Irshad

Dude ritwik, what were you doing overhearing lil pre-pubescent girls, specially at an age where you tend to hate them?
2/25/2005 1:28 AM

Irshi, I remember those rhymes too...(Sigh! I guess that explains everything about me..)
Vikram

Vik - who spent many a rainy evening playing "Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar"

since everyone's admitting everything..
2/25/2005 1:39 AM

Mea Culpa! I played chuppi-chuppi with my older cousin sisters!
Dylan

Anyone remember this ? 2/25/2005 1:46 AM the sweet memory of those good old days when only DOORDARSHAN was available on our TV sets ..........(And How many of us remember seeing this song's cartoon ... one of the most famous DD cartoons, along with the "Tree of Unity") mmmm mmmm hind desh... mmm huhu... hum sabhee.... ek hain... tara ra ra raaa bhashaa anek hain mmmm mmmm bhasha anek hain.... mmmm yeh anek kya hain didi ? anek yani bahut saare.... bahut saare, kya bahut saare? acha, batatee hoon... suraj ek... chanda ek..... taare anek.... taroN ko anek bhi kehte hain ????? nahi nahi !! dekho phir se suraj ek, chanda ek, ek ek ek karke taare bane anek.... theek se samjhao naa didi dekho dekho ek gilahari peeche peeche anek gilahariyan ek thithli, ..... ek aur thithali...... ek ek ek karke ho gayee ab, anek thithliyaaN... samajhgaya didi ek ungli, anek ungliyaan haaan, didi didi woh dekho anek chidiyan... anek chidiyoN ki kahani sunoge .... haan haan aa aa aaa, ek chidiya, ek ek karke anek chidiya.... dana chugne aayee chidiyan ..... chorus : didi humen bhi sunaonaa....... tho suno phirse... ek chidiya, anek chidiyaN dana chugne baith gayee thi ..... hai raam, par wahan byaadh ne ek jaal bhijaya tha...

byaadh, byaadh kaun didi ? byaadh ... chidiya pakadne wala "phir kya hua didi, byaadhne unhe pakad liya, maar daala... " un..huh...Himmat se gar jute rahe to , chote ho par, mile rahe tho,bada kaam bhi hove bhaiya.. bada kaam bhi hove bhaiya ... ek..do..theen.. Chaturrr cidiyaaN, sayaani chidiyaaN miljul kar, jaal le kar, bhaagee chidiyan furrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr door, ek gaaon ke paas, chidiyon ke dost, chuhe rahte the.... aur unhone, chidiyonkaa jaal, kaat diya......... tho dekha ki tumne, anek, sirf ek hojate hain tho kaisa mazaa aata hain didi main bataoon... HO GAYE EK ... BAN GAYEE TAKAT.. BAN GAYEE HIMMAT... didi agar hum ek ho jaayen to bada kaam kar sakte hain? haan haan, kyon nahi ... to is ped ke aam bhi thod sakte hain ??? haa
2/25/2005 1:53 AM

Ritwik

@ Irshad: It wasnt as much overhearing as asking them to keep their traps shut.. We had like 28 people in our class and classrooms ever really small.. hell the school had only 300 people.. so i mean wherever you went, as long as you were in class u could heard the pre-pubescent girls screaming away to glory...
3/1/2005 10:06 AM

Just some links... Look here and here.
Ruchi
3/1/2005 7:09 PM

Vivek

I remember this serial on DD called "Oshin" where all one ate was radish rice. For a long time I used to think it was a delicacy up until I found out otherwise.
3/2/2005 5:00 AM

Salil

hey ruchi, that baje sargam link reminded me delete of the whole slew of such films. i remember the first of them was "spread the light of freedom" with the sportsmen bearing the torch..

ok, this goes out for the few guys MY age.. what do you remember from that film? or rather, what do you NOT want to remember but is indelibly graven in your memory?
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@Salil 3/2/2005 2:25 PM From the "Light of Freedom" video you mean?
Bombay
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* Sunil Gavaskar running in the rains, in the Khandala ghats * P.T. Usha?? running with a few deer
Milind

* A hefty, overweight Sikh sportsman (don't remember the name) ambling along * And a rather heavy bosomed woman, whose identity I never knew
3/2/2005 7:50 PM

Assuming Salil's freedom ad is the one that Milind's described... I won't ever forget this VERY BOUNCY female.. (she's the one that comes out of the tunnel???).. she has this huge grin on her face, though of course - that's NOT her most prominent feature.
3/2/2005 7:52 PM

Dylan

PS: THIS DOES NOT MEAN I'M SALIL'S AGE!!!
Dylan
3/2/2005 8:14 PM

Lady Bounce-a-Lot was Nirupama Mankad. I am also not Salil's age..but remember being very embaressed when my dad said it was his favorite National Integration bit (I'm repressing his "jhanda ooncha rahe hamara"

Vikram

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3/2/2005 9:18 PM

Milind

Salil... how old are you anyways??? And why do people shy away from being in your age group ?
3/2/2005 9:29 PM

@vik - LOL.. I thought I was the only one with a perv dad! My dad would say.. "Look at her Dodhhol, men!!!".. For the non-Goans among us, Dodhhol (don't know if that's the way to spell it.. crazy Goan spelling and all) - is this bouncy, jelly-like Goan dessert..
3/2/2005 9:47 PM

Dylan

Salil

yeah.. i see you guys have been scarred for delete life too. that's just the part i meant. nirupama mankad it is. as if it wasn't embarassing enough for young guys already, these two AVM kids were asked to identify her on the BQC in a video round. they couldn't, and looked at Derek O'Brien as if to say "please get us out of here." mile sur mera tumahara 3/2/2005 11:30 PM heres a rendition of mile sur mera tumhara that some MIT folk happened to make... mileSur

Ritwik
3/2/2005 11:45 PM

Hmmm I certainly remember that...!!! But, damn, didn't think too much about bouncing boobies. I guess it was baywatch that shud take more credit for scarring me with that...
3/3/2005 9:07 AM

Irshad

Irshad

Aha... Salil, did you know, or remember, that Nirupama Mankad in fact was the TT champ? How appropriate
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Chandamama 3/5/2005 11:17 PM It was published in many languages - the Marathi one was Chandoba

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Ash
3/5/2005 11:45 PM

Hey Ash is around!!! We'd love to hear more about old Bombay if you please? Birthday sweets 3/5/2005 11:58 PM Ravalgaon sweets, Morton toffees, Parle sweets (blue tin for sweets with pic of Ram/Sita/Laxman, and red tin for toffees). Yup, I don't think our school (St Xavier's Boys' Academy) allowed the birthday boy to wear casual clothes, but we gave each student one sweet each, gave the teacher as many as he/she took, then went to the staff rooms to give the rest to the other teachers. One of the best soft drinks in the 50s that didn't survive was "Pick Me Up" -- I think it was what we know here in Oz as "Creaming Soda" (Was that "ice cream soda" in Bombay?). Another favourite chocolate that disappeared in the 60s was a dark Cadbury choc called "Bournville". I think Cadbury was edible then -- these days, the execs should be taken out and shot for passing off this current crop of crap as "Cadbury's". Yuk. Smokes 3/6/2005 12:48 AM I never smoked, but as a kid I would collect discarded packets. Brands I remember: Red and White Black and White (Indian Navy got them) Blue and White Capstan Cavanders Benson & Hedges Panama Wills Four Square Charminar Beedies Gold Flake The covers of the slide-out packs could be made into many things - mats were the most common.

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Ash

Ash

Movie ads 3/6/2005 1:15 AM Advertising on the big screen was mostly done by a company called Blaze. It was run by my classmate Gulshan Bijlani's dad. Wonder what happened to Blaze or Gulshan. (Salil?) Gulshan was filthy rich, eccentric, but never showed off. He once proved to me that his Rado watch was unbreakable by dropping it from his balcony some 2-3 floors below. His family holidays were usually in the US - he had an autographed photo of Paul Anka in Las Vegas (never heard of either until then). Our little competition was to see who could eat the biggest food item in class while the teacher's back was turned and not get caught. You had to finish the whole item within one period. (Eating in class was one of the worser crimes to commit, after talking in class). Eating supari was a piece of piss, so the goal was to eat something like an "egg toast". In Oz we call them jaffles except they are triangular - the Indian ones were the full sandwich size with a circular bulge in the middle - very awkward to eat without the scrambled egg filling falling out. School Trips 3/6/2005 1:44 AM A Parsi chap named Homi Lala used to operate "Lala's Tours" for many schools. In the Diwali vacation our school would take us on tours such as: Jaipur-Agra-Delhi-Nainital Gwalior-Agra-Delhi-Simla-Chandigarh Madras-Madurai-Rameswaram-TalaimannarColombo-Kodaikanal The modus operandi was for a bogie to be dedicated to our group and we lived in it at the station at a remote platform. Steam trains were still in use, so it was fun to watch the red hot cinders flying past the window and sometimes creating small fires on the tracks.
Ash

Ash

Yes, we still used "beddings" - canvas roll-ups that contained your thin mattress, pillow and blanket. While we toured during the day (visiting places with swimming pools was common, as it enabled them to wash 40 kids in one go), the cooks set up a kitchen on the platform and fed us when we got back. Lala sent college students (always Parsis, for some strange reason) as our minders. They were great folks, often puzzling us pre-pubsecent kids with racy jokes that we pretended to understand. They taught us various bus songs, e.g. "she'll be coming roung the mountain when she comes" -- with some local

adaptation. In the 1960s, you could not take photos of dams, railway stations, bridges, airports, etc for "security reasons". Therefore, it was fun to take photos precisely of such objects. I had a Kodak Retinette camera, whose 10-second timer was easy to set, press the shutter while looking another way, let the camera hang down, then turn around in time to take a wildly aimed picture of some dam or bridge the things that amused us! Fondest memory of a train tour was of our muchdisliked, humourless teacher who poked his head out of the window to yell at some hawker as the train pulled out. He didn't see the chap a little further who reached up and gave him a resounding slap and ran off. Justice comes to such tyrants eventually. :)
3/6/2005 7:19 AM

@ash I am from SXBA too . You must have been one of the first batches to have passed out 1962 i guess. I passed out in 1999. Btw lala tours was still operating in the school in my time . I think they just started a primary division and I think the students have to wear ties. Were you there for the 40th anniversery celebrations? Any more trivia about the school. ROTFL!!!! 3/7/2005 7:23 AM "Fondest memory of a train tour was of our muchdisliked, humourless teacher who poked his head out of the window to yell at some hawker as the train pulled out. He didn't see the chap a little further who reached up and gave him a resounding slap and ran off." Bombay's the coolest. What with role models like Ash around to set the right standards for our collective sense of humor . Another one: asking a rickshaw walla - "Bandra jayega?", and when he says "Hanh.", replying "Toh jaa na." and running away. Sounds reaalllyy silly and insensitive to PCfied ears now, but my guilty secret is that this still makes me laugh. a little stale but.... 3/7/2005 7:29 AM Hey don't make digs at Salil's age yaar! He's got great company in his age group - moi!
Sat

Chaitanya

Sat

Irshad bhai - LOL at TT. Talking abt PCfication, i

gues that's why here in the US, they call it pingpong. Talking about racy.... 3/7/2005 7:39 AM "she'll be coming down the mountain when she comes.....she'll be wearing pink pajamas when she comes..." yeah i remember that! How about "In the moooorning, in the mooorning, in the mooorning by the sea....(and then something abt a a sailor's son)" kids picnic songs? no way man. my analysis is that these were old dirty songs sung in the army or some such collective from the british era, that somehow wound their way to school picnic buses as someone's idea of a joke (hilarious in a surreptitious way, what?)
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"darling open the door, darling open the door why are you angry so" Yup, remember this song - used to sing it on picnics when we were real young (about 3rd/4th standard) and would blush at having to say "darling" Yep, we were *really* innocent back then!!! *scream* 3/7/2005 6:33 PM yes of course!!!!! i remember that one!!! but it wasn't 3rd/4th ka bachalog who sang it in my colony, it was 11th/12th types. and the accent was not on the "darling" but on "door". and this was esp. sung on the afternoon of playing holi after some pretty potent thandai. me, i was too cool to play holi. eww.
3/7/2005 7:10 PM

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Milind

Sat

and parlez vous? "the chinese on the borderline - parlez vous! the chinese on the borderline - parlez vous!

delete

Salil

the chinese on the borderline - they dip their b***s in turpentine. inky pinky (?)parlez vous!" complete the following: of all the animals in the zoo...
3/7/2005 7:22 PM

..."the monkey kissed the kangaroo"... would be the printable version! And hey, I still sing those songs at picnics!!! Vikster, you're bound to have been to your share of mac picnics in your time - vouch for me, man!
3/7/2005 10:02 PM

Dylan

What about Irshad

In the morning, in the morning, in the morning by the sea...
3/7/2005 11:25 PM

dirty limericks anyone? they're sung to the tune of "Aiy, yai, yai, yaiiihhhh.. in china they do it with chillies.. the chillies are hot and God knows for what.. in India we do it with mirchi.."
Dylan

Don't look at me for the meaning!
3/7/2005 11:36 PM

hey ash... you were on a roll on the last page, delete do go on, we're all ears. as for blaze and gulshan, i really don't know. that is one medium i have never worked on.. cinema slides. i do remember blaze had 'pioneered' cinema ki duniya mein ek tehelka... [voice=amin sayani]slides with SOUND![/voice] and bournville dark is still available, it was revived in the early 80's.
3/8/2005 3:40 AM

Salil

Mac picnics? My whole life, men, was one long Mac picnic. (P.S. Pass the sannas men) "I'll take you to Agra and lift up your ghagra" (Why are you angry so?) We had a whole bunch of these...How sad was our life? (you would be too if you went to an all-boys Catholic school)
Vikram

And any 5 minutes spent in the bus was an excuse for someone to start "Baithe Baithe kya karen, karna hai kuch kaam (We hadn't discovered masturbation I guess), shuru karo Antakshri, leke preabhu ka naam".

3/8/2005 3:41 AM

antakshari is for homosexuals reminds me of all the ppl pissed off when I called Vikram a homosexual
Coddie
3/8/2005 3:55 AM

*Sigh*

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*sigh* indeed. 3/8/2005 5:40 AM is this what the naya generation is reduced to? eat $hit, blackheart.
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3/8/2005 6:20 AM

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preaching to the converted, satya?

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Salil
3/8/2005 6:31 AM

Damn orkut its and its donut deprivation. Wrote somethin about us discussing things that Blackheart would not have possibly fathomed cuz Im sure he wasn't even thought of at that time no man, salil 3/8/2005 7:42 AM i'm so out of it , i have no clue. Just daling daana to bachalog for keeda purposes.
Sat

Irshad

3/8/2005 11:19 PM

Dylan

i remember this rumour during this particularly bad monsoon.. it was said that the dam at vihar lake was going to burst because of excessive water pressure and the whole of the city was gonna be submerged.. (hey! i was in the fifth standard - stop judging!).. so if you woke up and heard police whistles, that was your signal to find higher ground!
3/8/2005 11:37 PM

when i was a kid it was skylab. everyone was afraid it would fall on their heads. bombay was no better than the little gaulish village.
Salil

delete

hey, actually we are a bit like the little gaulish village..
3/9/2005 12:35 AM

now that's one of the best analogies to this city i've heard!
Dylan
3/9/2005 12:06 PM

Ahhh... just bring on the Romans now!!!!!
Milind
3/9/2005 9:52 PM

Join up, them said... Its a man's life, them said...
Irshad

yeah bring on the romans (read pakis)
3/10/2005 3:24 AM

for some obscure reason, maharashtra has not been awarded a single match of the current indo-pak series, leave alone bombay! but thats another story... ash, salil.. i thot id lived in bombay.. but mann u guys have LIVED in this city.. hmmm if i take a trip down memory lane i can remember the lokhnadwala and haji ali circles... and also those umbrella shaped thingies outside heera panna shopping centre... another fav memory is yankee doodles ice cream (which was still there up until a few years ago)... and who remembers that ek tittly.. anek tittliya.. that thing used to come on DD.. that animated movie.... hahahahahhah ... check this out.. http://www.rajiv.com/india/humor/anek.aspx
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bet you havn't seen this in a long time
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an old timer from DD TV Ek, Anek aur Ekataa = one, many and unity
Rishi

http://www.rajiv.com/india/humor/anek.aspx
3/10/2005 10:33 PM

noone gives a goddamn fuck as for all da ppl sayin shit bout me : GO FUDGE URSELF
Coddie

& bring on the wild boars, I am hungry. You see, when I was a baby I fell into a cauldron of magic potion...
3/15/2005 11:53 AM

how many children do you have salil? you must be a good father/grandfather
3/15/2005 6:37 PM

huh?

Dylan
3/16/2005 7:26 AM

hey I have a good one Remember long time ago there used to show this programme on dd metro about these german villages playing against each other. Its like one of the first game shows on DD. It was great timepass on all those summer afternoons with nothing to do. So does anyone know the name of that programme. Telematches... 3/16/2005 8:05 AM But I think someone mentioned that 500 posts ago
Irshad
3/16/2005 9:18 AM

Chaitanya

ops I thought it was too obscure.
Chaitanya

3/16/2005 9:30 AM

Sat

oh come now, why would this thread be called arbit and random if we all weren't going to refer to obscure things that are somehow hidden inside our collective mumbai consciousness?
3/16/2005 9:35 AM

Chaitanya

what I meant was that I thought that it was too obscure for it too be a in the thread ,but it must be there somewhere,I have been gong through the thread right now(I am on page 16 ) almost everypossible thing is there. i remember.. 3/16/2005 6:40 PM ..having read about telematches on this thread! *snigger*

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but seriously.. 3/16/2005 6:43 PM I remember our colony picking up on the telematch popularity by staging our own telematches on an annual basis.
Dylan

I'm sure this has been done before but.. CRYSTAL MAZE!!! loved it!
3/16/2005 6:51 PM

Is CST a huge station? (Just wanted to increase the arbitrariness and randomness of the thread. )
Karthik

o karthikeya.... 3/16/2005 8:16 PM define huge.

Sat

Ecstacy unlimited 3/16/2005 9:10 PM Was browsing the local public library out here this weekend... and did I find buried

Milind

treasure!!! I knew I could borrow Tintin and Asterix from the library collections (even though the Americanos hadn't even heard of these publications) - but this time I hit mother lode - Amar Chitra Kathas in the foreign young adults section!!!! @Satya 3/16/2005 9:15 PM COmpared to other railway stations across India?

Karthik
3/17/2005 4:37 AM

Oh yeah telematch thts the name. It great time pass. One more did is there anyone who saw the whole robotech series . It used to come at 4:30 in the afternoon that ws dam good
Chaitanya

Who can forget force five ,every day of the week a different cartoon ,so cool. And one day it stopped they put some learning alphabets programme. Tht was such a sad day for me. It never ever came back soon.
3/17/2005 4:44 AM

Coddie

I remember watching japanese anime on AXN, I had to wake up at 8 am at sat & sun to watch em but it was so damn worth it. I remember Cartoon Network showing Dragonball Z with their fucked up hindi translation Salil looks like a jap anime character
3/17/2005 5:09 AM

thank you blackheart.. that, i shall take as a compliment.

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Salil

yes, salil 3/17/2005 6:05 AM anime is cool, japanese are the coolest...you really got a compliment there from l'il brother. Blackheart, i also like anime you know? ...not the pokeyman types or the kiddie action stuff....but there's a whole bunch of sophisticated high-funda stuff out there. speaking of hindi translations
3/17/2005 11:25 AM

Sat

Lemon

they dubbed hercules in hindi ..and the scene where hercules is riding back home on his

noble steed his 'chela' says ... 'jaldi chalo mahashakti, ghar par khane me halwa puri bana hai" hmm and when starmovies kept playing The Mask with Hindi subtitles... they'd write 'Dhumrapaan" and "dhuan uth raha hai" for smokin' and its smokin respectively and where they shoot at him and miss their aim, The mask says, 'did you miss me' the subtitle is " kya tum mujhe yaad kar rahe they?" hmmmm like they say, the poetry was what got lost in the translation
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I remember the "Dhumrapan" for "Smoking!" in The Mask
Milind

Another subtitle I remember is again, from The Mask... for "Oh God!" the sibtitle would read "Daiyya Ri!"
3/17/2005 7:42 PM

and who can forget the way they showed the promos on air for The lostbworld in hindi.... and the famous "Bachey ki maa naaraaz hain"
Lalit
3/17/2005 10:32 PM

I remember how cartoon network fucked up good jap anime like dragonball Z with their pire hindi. I puke whenever I see pokemon
Coddie

There were some real cool shows on AXN like NINKU, Grandmaster Mushashi, Flame of Recca & mainly Fuushi Yuugi.

starts singing : 'those were the days' by Queen speaking of cartoons.. 3/17/2005 11:47 PM i remember these video tapes my uncles in the gulf (where else) had made.. they had: Tom and Jerry (all time fav), Woody Woodpecker, Mickey and gang, some other misc. cartoons.. and every day my dad would get home from work he'd be greeted by a "Dada, put Tom and Jerry, no?" singsong chorus (my bro and i).. No we didn't have bugs and daffy, porky et al. Loved those guys on Cartoon Network! !! 3/18/2005 3:15 AM and ERASER was called mita doonga naamonishaan
Lemon

Dylan

Jurrassic park was called Kudrat ka karishma
3/18/2005 3:29 AM

my school bus passed alexandra cinema at delete nagpada, at the corner of shuklaji street.. which was then the fringes of the red light area. the only theatre that chose to show english movies in a locality where almost nobody spoke english. (broad assumption) so every friday, we'd wait to see what the bawa who owned the theatre had come up with. english poster (small) with hindi title (huge) below it. crazy jungle adventure became 'aasmaan se gire jungle mein atke' fist of fury became 'fauladi mukka' loaded guns became 'jaanbaaz haseena nikale paseena' 36 chambers of shaolin became 'ek cheena ke chhattis paintrey'
3/18/2005 6:21 AM

Salil

How come they don't dub hindi movies into english. Then we would have more things to laugh about.
Chaitanya

I remember they dubbed small wonder in hindi it wasn't funny really not funny. But on Vijay TV you can see small wonder in tamil now that funny (only for the 5 minites that you can tolerate it). @Salil 3/18/2005 9:12 AM Crazy Jungle Adventure.... isn't that the one where the guy keeps going "This would never happen on Swissair..." ??

Milind

3/19/2005 12:51 PM

When "From Russia with Love" came the first time, that was its name. During the "Kiss the USSR's arse" years, it returned as "From 007 with Love". 70mm films (and theatres) seem to have gone, but they were the best. I saw "The Battle of the Bulge" from the first row at Eros or Regal and it was like watching a tennis match, as you couldn't see the whole screen at once. I think the inventor of iMax theatres must have got his idea while seated in the first row... Picnic songs 3/19/2005 1:19 PM Some of those songs go back to WW1 and WW2, e.g. http://www.whatalovelywar.co.uk/trenchlyrics.html http://www.kididdles.com/mouseum/g039.html When I was at Sydenham College doing a BCom, there were lots of clubs and societies. You tried to get on the committees because you got a huge certificate that you thought was going to impress your potential employers. Also, if you came from a boys-only school like I did, those committees were another way to get to know females!
Ash

Ash

There was a govt funded entity called Indian Council for Cultural Relations based in a home in Marine Drive. They organised socials or tours for foreign students in India. Since I was going to "go phoren" after graduation, the Sydenham Overseas Students Association snuck me in as a "foreign student" and I went on their picnics and tours. They were well organised, with printed booklets containing picnic songs in multiple languages. Try singing in Cantonese...
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SXBA - pt 1 3/19/2005 7:19 PM I was at St Xavier's Boys' Academy from 1963 to 1969 (Std V-XI). It was a concrete skyscraper (well, 6 storeys, IIRC), so no playground apart from the nearby Cross Maidan. The USIS was opposite in the early 60s, so I read a lot of Yank magazines and books. The most interesting piece of trivia was this "picnic wagon" owned by the consulate. It was a van whose sides opened out to reveal stacks of plates, knives and forks etc and was used to accompany their family outings. The school's discipline was harsh. No cane or strap, but rulers on knuckles or palm, kneeling down for a whole period, slaps across the face, and Fr Netto's favourite 50 phattacks on the buttocks. Assembly started with a prayer "Eternal God, creator of all, etc" which was slightly changed in later years. The school occupied the bottom three floors, then a floor for a teacher's training college (we were guinea pigs for them) and a couple of classes on the top floor. Sports were - hu-tu-tu, table tennis, kho, langdi, cricket and this game whose name I have forgotten. One kid would stand up and the rest formed a chain by bending over and holding the waist of the guy in front. The other team would take a running jump and land as far forward so the whole team could fit without falling. If the first team could not hold the weight and collapsed, they lost; if the jumping team fell over or could not fit, they lost. SXBA - pt 2 3/19/2005 7:34 PM The canteen was run by a Goan named Caetano Toscano (Mr Tosa) and his son. Coke was 25 paise a bottle. The food was the usual samosa, batata wada, sandwiches fare. I still have a small silver Goan coin that he gave me. In the street there was the sandwich man (this happened in the mid 1960s - great invention - Britannia Bread, fake Polson butter, boiled potato, tomato, chutney and tomato sauce), the sweets/supari man - the owner was a slick young Malyali with the greasy hair and starched shirt, while his lackey carried the display case. Imports were not allowed, so there was a lot of smuggled chewing gum e.g. Chiclets and its Indian imitator, Dubble-Bubble gum from the US, imported Kit Kat, etc. He also sold "hot" magazines such as Mamta and some imported titles. There was a protection racket in place, so you didn't get two competing hawkers or heat from the cops. The channawala used a brass container to fill the paper cone, but the container had been stuffed so that it couldn't hold much. I guess the theory was that four measures looked better than one big one with the same quantity. Minimum size was 10 paise. If we walked to Cross Maidan, you would get decent bhel for 50-75 paise, sugarcane juice for slightly more. My

Ash

Ash

daily allowance was Rs 5, which was considered more than enough to eat, so I would save a couple of bucks to rent a few books or comics from a shop near Metro. The school was near a Parsi-run school - Bai Bhikaijee Bengalee or something like that. We had no interaction with them, not even any kind of teasing. I think the two schools had arranged so that the breaks never coincided. Latter Day Wars 3/19/2005 8:11 PM When Nehru died, most people my parents' age cried. His funeral ceremony was shown on film (this is pre-TV) and I bought a magazine devoted to it. It was a long, drawn-out affair, with his ashes going to TriveniSangam, being dropped from helicopters, etc. I barely remember the 1962 war with China except that we lost big-time. In the 1965 war, air-raid drill meant all staff and students had to crouch low in the passage outside the classes. Lata Mangeshkar had earlier (1962 war) released this patriotic song "Hey mere vatanke logon" which allegedly brought a tear to Jawaharlal Nehru's eye. She also released in Gujarati "Taiyaar thai jajo", "Jinku kinva maru" in Marathi and probably similar songs in about 50 languages. Wars meant following WW2-vintage procedures. Patriotic music and jingoism on Vividh Bharti. Blackouts, painting out headlights except for a chink, a white stripe along the side of cars, air-raid sirens, etc. The warnings were largely ignored, as we didn't have air-raid shelters anywhere. In the 1965 war I remember seeing explosions in the sky above me (broad daylight) and not thinking anything of it - it was probably a U2 plane far above ack-ack range. In the 1971 war, there was a false alarm when at night all the ack-ack guns started firing. The people were told the next day that there was an air raid, but they couldn't admit that some idiot had let off some rounds and the others started firing. Hundreds of people were injured or killed as the projectiles fell. I did the Civil Defence air-raid warden course but the war ended before I finished my course. :) All that knowledge about detecting UXBs, smothering phosphorus bombs etc gone to waste... I wish if I was a hippie in goa 3/19/2005 9:38 PM I wish if I was a hippie in goa in the 60-70's. I would have followed QUEEN everywhere & would have attended all their concerts, or else I would have started a band "BLACK ICE" & would have played 70's music in Goa.
Coddie

Ash

sings : "Those were the days not of our lives" not by QUEEN

the name of the game.. 3/21/2005 2:32 AM @Ash - the game you described in your SXBA - pt1 post was called "Kitty Kitty, what's the time?"... well at least that's what it was called in our colony...
Dylan
3/21/2005 10:24 PM

how old are you ash
Lemon
3/23/2005 2:02 AM

So I don't know where thse shouldgo, but I figured that since this is the random, arbit community, I cn put these in here. These are pictures of Rajabai tower and the Uiv buildings when I walked by them a month or so ago. Album is called Rajabai.
Vikram

Yenjoy http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/thehotvikster/my_photos
3/25/2005 5:09 AM

"machli jal ki rani hai jivan uska pani hai haath lagao to dar jayegi bahar nikalo tomar jayegi"
Bourgeois

one of the few hindi poems that i remember from my childhood days. poems.. 3/25/2005 6:31 AM talking about school poems.. i remember lots of them.. in Hindi "koshish karane vaalo ki haar nahi hoti. Nanhi chiti dana lekar jab chalati hai. chalati dewaaro par baar baar fisalati hai. chadhakar girana girakar chadana ragome sahas bharata hai. mehenat uusaki bekar har baar nahi hoti, Koshish karane ....." I could recite the whole poem man but lemme not bore u ppl OK. one more. "choto choti jal ki boonde sagar ko bhar delti hai. balu ki raj nanhi nanhi sudhar bhumi rach deti hai. kshan kshan kaal iikhatta hokar lamba yug ban jaat hai. khan ko shudra na samazo bhai yeah ka nirmata hai." Now some "vilayati" poems. had those shakesphere ones from hamlet. "To thine own self be true". one of ma fav's. another of my favourite line from "solitude - by Alexander Pope" Let me live unseen unknown,

Kaustubh

Unlamented let me die. Steal from this world and, not a stone tell where I lie how profound !!!
3/25/2005 6:55 AM

i remember yere yere pausa tula de du paisa paisa zhala khota paus ala motha yere yere sari majhe matké bhari sar ali dhaaun paise gele vaahoon
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I remember... 3/25/2005 8:06 AM Main banjara le iktaara ghuma bharat saara Kahin khade parbat barfeele to phir kahin reth ke teele jungle kahin, kahin hai daldal kahin jheel jharnon ki kalkal khade khet khalihaan kahin par hare chai bagaan kahin par fal-fuloon se lade bageeche baandh bandhe neher nitya sinche sagar kahin hilorein leta kahin nadi ki dhaara aisa apna desh sajeela dheer veer pranveer hatila jisne ispar aankh uthayi usne hi bas mooh ki khaayi har nar naahar ke samaan hai har naari angaara
3/25/2005 9:58 AM

Coddie

I remember throwing a 'fuga' at an old lady two years ago from my the top of my friend's 30 storey building. the lady's son came up & slapped us all twice

3/26/2005 12:27 AM

serves you right you will go to hell
Lemon

Vik remembers... 3/26/2005 12:29 AM The Mala D ads. I'm surprised I ddin't see any mention of those.
Irshad

anu malik! 3/26/2005 6:36 AM dekho barish ho rahi hai its raining its raining its raining
Lemon

mera dil ro raha hai my heart is paining its paining its paining
3/26/2005 6:37 AM

merri jaan merri jaan murgi ke ande
Lemon

sunday ho ya monday roj khaye ande Warna srikhand 3/26/2005 7:45 AM "ek that gudda, Guddi ki gudiya, pyari sundar lagane vaali. Ruuth jaati hai. alee lee lee, kuch bhi na khati hai. Warna srikhand se vo fir khush ho jaati hai. Ussako pasand, muzako pasand. swad bhara Warna srikhand"

Kaustubh

3/26/2005 7:47 AM

and how can one forget.. "majedarr, lajjatdaar, 7 swad me lijjat lijjat papad. lijjat papad..eh he he"
Kaustubh
3/26/2005 11:41 AM

I gotta....
Nishant
3/26/2005 11:44 AM

do this. :)
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why you bending over eh? nishant
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Lemon

Kaun-traceptive? 3/26/2005 9:28 PM There were 2 : Mala-D and Mala-N...with the "Matki kyon tooti, Urmila kyon Phooti" type ads. Nirodh had the truck driver sitting on a charpoy with his wife and two beaming bachhe...and the triangle painted on his truck.
3/26/2005 11:04 PM

Vikram

I remember when I was young, cartoon network used to come only till 4pm, then 5pm & then 7pm, then 9pm & finally full day
Coddie

I used to get so damn happy when the time increased.
3/26/2005 11:28 PM

vikram! what triangle ?
Lemon
3/27/2005 5:22 AM

VVriter-ji... "when i was young"???

Dylan
3/27/2005 5:23 AM

meaning 6-7 years old.

Coddie
3/27/2005 7:40 AM

Irshad

Hum do Hamare do, Goli ke humjoli... What else was there? Does anyone else remember more birthplanning slogans?
3/27/2005 7:55 AM

whats up irshy, u r hell bent upon familiy planning nyways... it goes something like zis
Kaustubh

Sooch liya hai, samaz liya hai, hamane pakka irada kiya hai. Bas do hi phul khilayenge !! Har aanagan me hum bas do hi....
3/27/2005 9:01 AM

Chaitanya

I remember when cartoon network first came . It was pure heaven that summer. Think about it first we had to watch cartoons at specified times now we can watch it every time ,dammn cool.
3/27/2005 8:10 PM

dude, u still watch cartoons?? & some pricks here think I am immature
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Bombay

Cartoon Network - can be watched anytime ! I still enjoy watching it for the entire day on holidays
NerdIndian
3/28/2005 12:20 AM

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yeah rt !! especially when its Popyee show. In the good old days.. we had He-Man, Superman, Spidy etc.. love those shows
Kaustubh
3/28/2005 2:45 AM

CN fuks all cartoons by their hindi translation

Coddie
3/28/2005 3:08 AM

But don't kids from rural areas [or maybe nonEnglish speaking kids] deserve to watch those too ? And even the Hindi versions of these cartoons are not as bad !
NerdIndian

In fact, most of the dubbed movies are like cartoon

flims.
3/28/2005 3:28 AM

i remember remembering once...but i don't remember when...

Viraaj
3/28/2005 4:24 AM

fuck the rural area loser kids

Coddie

@ Blackheart Kiddo ! 3/28/2005 6:40 AM WFT, those kids are not losers just because they were born in rural areas or because they have no access to technology like us ! I can show you example of a guy who comes from a rural area and is into the MIT, doing his MS today. He is on Orkut too. You will see a day when one of those kids might be your boss too. Dare you get into the MIT ! Using those few f*** english words doesn't make anyone great. I respect all languages and know that English is a must for all international communication, but it is not everything on the earth ! If you want to read more about the friend I am referring to, visit DP's Inn @Frederic Balsara 3/28/2005 6:55 AM they say youre a ball dance expert
Lemon
3/28/2005 8:30 PM

NerdIndian

Coddie

two things 1: writers do not have bosses, we are to do what we want 2: I don't see it as a reason good enough to get such a crappy translation. Mainly, Don't I deserve good television. I don't break any laws or offend people reasonlessly. So why shud I get such crappy TV for their cause? Its just making the kids wanting to learn hindi instead of english. If the kids could not understand english, they would learn english with atleast the intention of understanding the cartoons & our country will be a little more educated
3/28/2005 10:09 PM

Lemon

i only wish these posts would be around ones you grew up... so for your fond memories you would come back to read them and say "Gaaack! whaa!!! i said That!!"

"So why shud I get such crappy TV for their cause?"(their's is not a 'causee besides..YOu hog!) "If the kids could not understand english, they would learn english with atleast the intention of understanding the cartoons & our country will be a little more educated" sigh.... you dint get any education, did you ! live example.... of someone who has all the gadgets and all the english education and talks like this
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"...we are to do what we want"...ha ha ha ha ha ha
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Viraaj

rural kids 3/30/2005 2:47 AM hey Shishir --thanks for the flattering words ;) writer of vt or ft or whatever he is, has no sense or clue about kids from rural areas. they'll do well, and are doing so. and let him go to wherever he wants to. Time to flame VVriter of FT!! 4/1/2005 12:23 AM Writers dont have bosses, true but they need publishers.. And they can very well b from the rural areas you so derisively speak of!
Pranav

Unless ofcourse you plan to publish your own book, which you can as it will be 10 pages long anyways. You will be doing the reading community a favour by not writing more than those 10 pages!!
4/2/2005 6:45 AM

hey Blackheart... what are you holding with your hands?

Lemon

Coddie

@Chromus 4/2/2005 8:16 AM I MANAGED TO WRITE 11 PAGES! check how small the book is at http://www.ffodyssey.com/ : fan fiction : Final Trigger by Cody Rossheart or jus search Final Trigger in google, the first link is mine. see how small it is. MAIN THING! quantity does not matter at all, quality does. my book is over 270 word pages & I leave judging the quality upon you. It is not that writers need publishers, both publishers & writers need each other @lemon 4/2/2005 10:11 AM ur mom's panties

Coddie
4/2/2005 11:20 AM

Freddie boy, you do realise that we grew out of chaddi jokes some 15 years back. Probably even before you were a glint in your father's eyes.
Irshad

Don't get your panty in a knot over insulting other people.
4/2/2005 11:38 AM

see how small it is. what is small, bete?
Sat
4/3/2005 4:44 AM

???

Coddie
4/3/2005 5:11 AM

270 pages of a word document at 150pt font size? and why IS it so small? It's not something most people would proclaim...
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Bombay

shut the fuck up & check the document if you like instead of barking
Coddie

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\/\/riter... 4/3/2005 6:31 AM i heard you were a Ball Dancer
Lemon
4/3/2005 9:01 AM

you have to have balls to be a ball dancer lemon...he's trying though...

Viraaj
4/3/2005 10:06 AM

was that a joke? allthesame, check out the document before judging it
Coddie

History repeats itself :) 4/3/2005 12:40 PM Quoting leomn: > i only wish these posts would be around > ones you grew up... > so for your fond memories you would come > back to read them and say > "Gaaack! whaa!!! i said That!!"
Just Read

Hmmmm, you have never posted to usenet, have you? Google groups tends to do that to you. Oh, and I think you meant 'once' up there (s/ones/once/)
4/3/2005 3:48 PM

@devdas yea i meant 'once'... i tend to type the way i pronounce so sometimes use becomes youse and wimmen becomes wimmen when i am not paying attention hmm whats this usenet and all that? that post was meant for \/\/riter...
4/10/2005 1:41 AM

Lemon

Bumping up this thread... While posting on a diffeerent thread in this community, I was reminded of the first remixes I ever heard - the (in)famous Jhankaar Beats, added to all popular songs (they usually sounded like sonic booms going off in the background tracks!) - Most

Milind

likely place to hear these songs? - The tinny casette players in Rickshaws and Tax cabs... Do these jhankaar beat remixes still exist in the current remix world? I dont think so... viraaj 4/10/2005 9:05 AM aap bachpan se hi itne funny the?

Sat

h 4/10/2005 7:09 PM Nothin beats bombay in the rains. whether u r sitting in palms (previosly samarkand) lookin out at the people gettin drenched on nariman point or if u R one of the people getting drenched on nariman point. chai cigarattes and egg bhurji at ur favourite irani joint.
Shaunak

feelin the prematch jitters before a big match in wankhede. gola, pani puri, bhel puri, dosas n all the posible junk available in every nook n corner. :)))
4/10/2005 11:44 PM

Lemon

WOW I LOVE THE RAINS!! i walk home from college and get drenched along marine drive and get almost get flyed away on princes street flyover...
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I remember that I can remember
Bombay
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Coddie

4/11/2005 3:02 AM

@black cycle...bicycle...whatever... you line looter (ref. pg72) @satya...nai yaar...only since yesterday...i said to myself..."viraaj...all work and no raunchy jokes will make you a very very dull boy" but i don't know any raunchy jokes so i ended up like this... hey 4/12/2005 3:44 AM hey anybody remember Sam Fox? sorry this isn't quintessentially indian but she had quite a fan following even here
Monks

Viraaj

of course, old monks! 4/12/2005 6:18 AM i remember 1 poster of hers which was very famous all over the place with blonde 80s hair short top and cut away jeans. did she really sing? or was it just opportune marketing that got her big in india?
Sat

George Michael....*sigh*....Careless Whisper, Last Christmas....kya hero admi hai.
4/12/2005 7:13 AM

(ah, it's a rum thing calling me old monk) But yeah, george micheal. and madonna, romping 'round the place with papa don't preach. guaranteed to get you in trouble with the olders.
Monks

aach, sam fox didn't sing. she was the trendsetter as far as, well, big goes -- long before pam a & baywatch
4/12/2005 7:38 AM

@satya: she didn't get big in india, she was already that way in the uk. but she did make an appearance in the bhappi lahiri home production 'Rock Dancer'. same movie with the chicken fry and fish fry song. this was way after her success had faded in the west, so i suppose india was pretty partial to her. she was also big in pop-o-phile europe, germany type countries. she recently had a remixed version of 'touch me' done by some gunther dude. personally never liked her, but have one good friend who got extra saliva retentive at the sight of her posters in satyam collections. another reason i never liked her was because i

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Salil

thought her (then) arch rival sabrina salerno was hot. everyone in my class (all boys school, wot to do) came to school one day with a big shocked smile one day. the previous night's telecast of 'western music' (on DD!) where sabrina's video 'boys, boys, boys (summertime love)' had suddenly made horny young men out of 14 year olds... while i am still on the subect of the depraved bits of my juvenile days.. i remember walking past the right side of the pherozeshah mehta statue at BMC, and the same friend i mentioned earlier in this post asked me to keep looking at the statue as you walk past it. has anyone else done this? do people know what i am talking about? this thread makes me ramble...
4/12/2005 8:01 AM

Coddie

no matter what you say: no one will be able to make as big as an impression on this mortal world as Lord Freddie did. I remember once in Hyderabad, I was glaring at a buddha statue from the upper deck of a ship, some motherfucker (I still don't know who) pushed me from the deck, making me fall down ten feet with a bloody nose
4/12/2005 8:31 AM

god bless the motherfucker
Lemon

@Salil 4/12/2005 11:21 AM keep looking at the statue as you walk past it.
Milind

I've heard about this, but never done it personally.. care to enlighten us ???
4/12/2005 12:30 PM

i wish i could in words... maybe i shud go take delete a few pictures to elaborate? good to see someone knows what i'm talking about...
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Amit

well Salil me remember the statue and have tried wht u said a couple of times understand wht u say infact thts just one more thing u ought to show a newcomer in VT The Statue has a colloquial name which very much sums it up
4/12/2005 7:49 PM

I think its something to do with the left hand of the statue.... am I right Salil :)
Sanjay
4/12/2005 9:54 PM

@amit... the statue has a colloquial name??? are you sure you're not confusing it with the one under byculla bridge which actually has no such quirks?
Salil

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yeah sanjay, it has something to do with the left hand of the statue. and before i forget, aamer said hi..
4/12/2005 9:58 PM

There is a huge statue of Freddie Mercury in Switzerland dedicated to him. I would give anything to see that statue
Coddie

@saLiL 4/12/2005 10:21 PM ah! just tell us!
Lemon
4/13/2005 3:32 AM

Dylan

Been there, seen that! Though i was taken to one spot and told to look up at the statue.. haven't done the walking thing, though I can see how that's even funnier.. doff, doff, bow 4/13/2005 4:05 AM Salil, you're a walking encyc. i doff my mane off to u.

Monks
4/13/2005 8:35 AM

Amit

@salil nope i think arent we talking of the statue of a parsi guy outside VT the guy standing right outside VT station ;)

though the name of gentlemen escapes me rite now think i shud read the ealier posts someone mention the name
4/13/2005 9:12 AM

@monks, thank you.. bhala aapki mane meri mane se doffable kaise... @amit- i thought you were referring to the 'khada parsi' who stands beneath the byculla flyover on a column flanked by 4 topless sprites. like flora fountain, this one has been spared by the culture police, i'd hate to see them put bras on them. in case you did not take the trouble to flip to the earlier page, it's pherozeshah mehta. wonder if the sculptor had seen it coming, but the positioning of mr.mehta's left hand creates quite a hilarious illusion when you walk past the right side of this statue. will try and put up pictures in the coming couple of days. @ Salil 4/13/2005 8:26 PM Yeah, seen it.
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@Salil 4/14/2005 4:24 AM okay, now we're all waiting for the pictures
Bombay
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and hush, not so loudly bout the mane
Monks
4/14/2005 4:29 AM

or maybe he just made it up in his head, this man
Letucce

who's this salil guy? does he have a good reputation monks?

4/14/2005 6:02 AM

who's this salil this head says...

Viraaj
4/14/2005 8:03 AM

abe randvya Salil is ur baap
Coddie
4/15/2005 4:03 AM

Salil's a nice guy, a trifle serious But it's his mane 'n memory that make me envious

Monks
4/15/2005 10:13 AM

For those who came in late, Salil is best known by the self inflicted title "Old Man Mozz"
Milind
4/15/2005 11:50 AM

this salil guy has grankids at home? he seems to have a looot of time .... he jobless? hehehe
Letucce

80 PAISE energee? bahut vela insaan hai
4/15/2005 1:55 PM

Anand

Great posts guys. I have been away in Chicago for sometime now and this thread is bringing back some sweet memories....of my childhood days...those days of fun. Regards Anand 1-2-3-4 4/29/2005 7:38 AM hey..this reminds of the serial '1-2-3-4' and the jingle..."chaaro milkar saath chale to karde chamatkar"

Parag
4/29/2005 9:32 PM

tuppence from the far flung northern suburbs... remember seeing a lot of rickshaws, as a kid, with these shiny, trumpet-like air horns sticking out above the left rear view mirrors. always insisted on sounding 'em before i got out of a rickshaw. reasonable demand from a 3yr old, i believe.
Ninad

don't see them anymore... i guess most rickshawwallas traded them for the electronic ones. maybe the new ones sounded louder in traffic jams!

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Coddie

I remember when ppl were damn crazy bout MJ all over India fags didn't know MJ is FM's bitch yet they gave the tranny all that attention
4/30/2005 1:59 AM

> tula de du paisa tula deto paisa Yes, I remember that one too. At high school we had this Marathi text book that was the same one used in primary schools (Marathi medium). I am 52.
4/30/2005 2:02 AM

Ash

Ash, You have any stories about the Royal Opera House in...Opera House?
Vikram

I would love to hear some if you know any. The building is so dilapidated now.
5/1/2005 12:48 AM

maharastra board sux just rataakhor giri, no use of IQ I am skrewed by all this tutions, bwaah... is 10th the hardest year in life?
Coddie

sings save me by Queen wrt 10th 5/1/2005 4:22 AM Your HSC may be slightly worse. The really hard part is when you are working and you have to deal with idiots all the time.
Just Read

...back to random... 5/3/2005 10:23 PM Someone mentioned Jerome K. Jerome and I had another Bal Bharati flashback! I remember borrowing english text books from older friends during the summer vacations cause I liked reading from the "prose" stories! My favourites include: The Open Window, The Stuffed Trout (I think this is the Jerome K Jerome story), this one murder-mystery about Triceratops (that I was so in love with that I made my friends enact it!), The boy who broke the bank.. I'm getting a sense of deja vu. I'm pretty sure these have come up before on this thread. Oh, and from the "poetry" section: The Born Spectator, Topsy Turvy World
5/3/2005 10:56 PM

Dylan

yeah.. i remember.. The stuffed trout was from 'Three Men in a Boat' Jerome K Jerome. I always used to wonder, whoever this guy is, how come he has the same name as the surname or vice a versa Amoungst other prose.. -'An Excellent Father' extract from my all time fav. Pride n Prejudice - Jane Austin. - 'On Travel by the train' Poetry.. lots of them.. -'A Born Spectator' - dont remember the poet -'To Thine Own Self Be True' - Extract from Hamlet - Shakesphere -'Psalm of Life' - Longfellow .. What lines !!! -'Vagabond' - R L Stvenson -'Solitude' - Alexander Pope Some my fav lines..that I remember Let me live unseen unknown, Unlamented let me die. Steal from this world, And not a stone tell where I lie. Sigh*** Those were the days..
5/4/2005 6:08 AM

Kaustubh

hmm... I remember not so long ago you were in red knickerbockers

Monks

5/4/2005 6:08 AM

hmm... I remember not so long ago you were in red knickerbockers

Monks
5/4/2005 10:22 AM

from balbharati. flashback to school days. back when i was in 4th std. geography unit test in progress... the sky suddenly turns pitch black and its definitely about to rain. but the rain sounds different as it hits the top of the school buses parked outside. suddenly our teacher asks us to stop writing and line up alongside the verandah.
Ninad

it's hail, as it turns out! so our teacher tells us what those ice spheres crashing into the ground are, and there we are, in the middle of exams, standing and looking at hailstones. it was unexpected and quite memorable. any of you guys remember the only time (in my experience) mumbai got hail?
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Bombay

I REMEMBER THE HAILSTONES IN THE AFTERNOON!!!!!!!
Lemon

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a Lesson in SSC [Class X] 5/20/2005 4:14 AM Called "The Impossible Dream" again BALBHArti it is .......
Shankar

it was a nice Story !!!

5/20/2005 6:09 AM

far too impossible to be true allthesame, good writing work
Coddie

my 2 paisa ... 6/9/2005 11:34 AM YOU PPL ROCK! pheww!! what a memory .. you people took me too back in time and itd difficult to come out now .. aaj to kaam nahi hoga baba ... :) Well, most of the things are covered, but i'll give it a try, remember 1. the old Hindi news.. i think at 8.40 .. with that background music :), 2. the 'ek titali, anek titaliya, ek gilahari anek gilahariyan .. dana chubhane ..' :) 3. the marathi serial called 'Chal nawachi wachal wasti' .. 4. Hiring a VCR for 2 days and watching movies overnight (5/6 in a row) 5. Starting trowing ballons from terrace one month in advance, we even got police visit .. LOL ! 6. Also how can i forget playing cricket on road when it used to be 'band'? and running away on breaking the glass of someone :)
6/9/2005 3:32 PM

Rohan

running home at noon during the school summer vacation to catch the 1 hour of kids programming. fraggle rock, he-man, giant robot, jungle book...
Ninad
6/10/2005 1:00 AM

Coddie

I remember... Freddie Mercury died in 91 whole country was in tears goddamn terrible tragedy The news 6/10/2005 1:16 AM Hindi Samachar at 8:30 PM Sansad Samachar at 8:50 PM The news in English at 9:00 PM Parliament news at 9:20 PM

Just Read

This would be followed by a serial with no ad breaks in between, then ads, then another serial.
6/10/2005 8:25 AM

tandurusti ki raksha karta hai lifeboy ... lifeboy hai jahan tandurusti hai wahan hippoleen hippoleen hippoleen ... maaaiil ka dushman aaya ... hippoleen hippoleen hippoleen
Niraj( )

kaise kahoon .. inke saanson me badboo hai chup chup baithe ho zaroor koi baat hai ...

Milind

Editing Niraj's "memories" :) 6/10/2005 11:21 AM Hipoleen Hipoleen washing powder Hipoleen Mail ka dushman tagda, chamkaye har kapda Washing powder Hipoleen
6/10/2005 7:38 PM

SKYLAB and the scare that it would fall on Bombay?
Raj

Those afternoon movies on Doordarshan on solar eclipse days.
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and of course, the day ganesha 'drank' milk. headline news!

Ninad
6/10/2005 10:36 PM

I remember... Freddie Mercury died in 91 whole country was in tears
Vikram

Weren't you 1 year old then?
6/12/2005 1:42 AM

wheres that ganesh rumor start from
Lemon
6/12/2005 2:07 AM

I remember... the 87 cyclone that nearly hit Bombay. I went out to go to school and it took me a full 2 minutes in the blinding rain to decide to turn back. Discretion is the better part of valour.

Mohit

Coddie

@Vikram 6/12/2005 10:47 AM I had a very sharp memory, I remember people crying on streets, the greatest Indian ever died (his birth-certificate said he was Indian). I could hear people shouting "FREDDIE FOREVER" TThe 87 cyclone, yes.. the whole city was terrifid. We got our asses saved for a lil. The whole city was in terror
6/13/2005 4:15 AM

i remember eagerly awaiting chitrahaar as i was very fond of music... wednesday and fridays 8 pm
Chandni

:o)
6/13/2005 10:42 AM

@Lemon ganesh rumour originated in Delhi and spread to the far regions of Mumbai, Calcutta and as far as the UK. it was that rare day when priests could give the media soundbytes such as 'the idol at this temple drank litres and litres of milk'. *burp*
6/13/2005 11:55 AM

Ninad

i heard about the ganesh rumour at around delete noon, when the telephone operator in my office came up to me and said she wouldn't have believed it if she hadn't seen it. but in her version of the story it was Nandi, the bull outside the temple. in a few minutes news from all over said it was Ganesh idols, and in a couple of hours there were calls from across the world talking first hand about the phenomenon.
Salil

of course, the next day, Chandraswami who'd just been arested took credit for the whole thing. saying it was his prayers that made the 'miracle' happen.. i so hate 'Godmen'...
6/13/2005 12:19 PM

goddamn religious ppl *invites everyone to become Atheists*
Coddie
6/14/2005 4:06 AM

*invites everyone to become Atheists* Freddy is God. We should all become atheists. Ergo, We must agree there is no God. Ergo, Freddy is not God who doesn't exist.

Vikram

*goes to lie down and calm swimming head*
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that was the 800th entry! fuck.
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Sat
6/14/2005 5:43 AM

I don't think the words 800th entry and fuck should be in the same sentence...
Vikram

Ouch. A quiz 6/14/2005 5:00 PM Bhavnagar waale Seth brothers ka ...... ...... ??? (Two words)

Raj

And watch this ad, http://www.dazzled.com/dangermuff/bollybob/n_ghee.html
6/14/2005 5:39 PM

Quoting Vikram: Freddy is God. We should all become atheists. Ergo, We must agree there is no God. Ergo, Freddy is not God who doesn't exist. Your conclusion is wrong. The correct conclusion is that Freddie does not exist. Remember that gods are only created by the belief of their followers. To kill a god, you must just kill the belief of his followers. Ganapati drinking milk incident... 6/14/2005 6:24 PM I think the date was 22 September 1995 (or was it 1996??)...
Milind

Just Read

Anyways, I was in Engineering College at the time... And it happened to be the final day of our Intra-collegiate festival.

At around 6 in the evening, it was the final (formal) event of the day - Housie!!! And for the first time in my life I was actually about to win at Housie - I had just one number to go, and could hardly restrain myself... And at this very moment the principal came up to the stage, and announced that the festival had to end and everyone had to go home at that very instant, as there was an uproar in the city and the police would be imposing a curfew any minute !!! We walked out of college, with no idea of what was going on... it was only once we got a bus, that the conductor told us what was going on, told us how the BEST staff at Kala Killa Depot had performed a Ganesh pooja and had actually seen the idol drink milk... and then the conductor actually led us in a Ganapati arati in the bus itself, urging the passengers to join in... which we did! One question remains : Will I ever again come close to winning at Housie again ???
6/15/2005 2:02 AM

not offending anyone GHAND-PATI
Coddie

i dunno know man, milind. 6/15/2005 5:54 AM even the gods don't want u to win. i remember i was at work and we were hearing the radio and there were reports taht ganpatis were drinking milk in the US.
Sat
6/15/2005 10:35 PM

taht ganpatis were drinking milk in the US. 2% or Skim?
Vikram
6/16/2005 10:19 AM

I would say Whole milk... nothing but the real stuff for Gods
Milind
6/16/2005 1:48 PM

Jab mein chchota bachcha tha ... badi shararat karta tha ... meri chori pakdi jati ... ting ding ding ding ding ding ... jab roshan hota Bajaj !!
Rohan

ek titali, anek titaliya, ek gilahari, anek gilahariya ... ek .. anek ...

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Irshad

I'd imagine that even the Gods would fall ill if they were drinking unboiled milk, specially in Bombay.
6/17/2005 12:53 AM

Coddie

as Tabu said "Use Cartridge milk, much better than diluted milk" Bombay doodhwalas mix milk in water, which the poor gods would have to drink
6/17/2005 1:22 AM

Lalit

Regarding the ganesh milk drinking incident... we had a normal day but heard the news at school that GODs were drinking milk and in particular Lord Ganesh teachers discussing this, non teachinf staff... by noon the news had been blown out of proportuion and when school finished some teachers dashed straight to the temple nearby and performed the whole exercise themselves to be a prt of the 'miracle'.... by evening the whole thing died out and reporters from aajtak had interviewed numerous people in their studios who described the phenomenon as a result of surface tension to capillary action to what not...
6/17/2005 3:46 AM

lalit, was there aaj tak when that happened? delete or are you referring to the old news magazine of the same name?
Salil
6/17/2005 6:37 AM

It was in 1995, and then Aaj Tak was just a one hour weekly news show. A bit like The World This Week (I'm assuming someone has mentioned this surely!)
Irshad

What was the name of that person who had become synonymous with the show and unfortunately passed away...?

Amit

World this week 6/17/2005 5:54 AM wasnt the world this week hosted by Prannoy Roy ? and he is very much alive or am i missing someone here S P Singh - Aaj Tak 6/17/2005 6:10 AM kya baat thi uski yaar aisey lagta tha mano news nahi padh raha kisi ki pitai kar raha ho...

Lalit
6/17/2005 9:54 AM

@Irshad his name was Appan Menon. I think he passed away while on a foreign assignment.
Ninad
6/17/2005 10:35 AM

Milind

Appan Menon indeed... He always used to remind me of the guy in the Godrej Shaving Cream ad, who would caress his beard and say "ME???"
6/17/2005 12:43 PM

had forgotten about the Godrej ad another news show that used to be pretty good was this one called 'question time india' (may have the name wrong) by saeed naqvi. he had some high profile guests on that show. though, as always, DD's sense of timing the broadcast was up there on a cloud playing a harp. i remember, they used naqvi's interview with boutros-boutros ghali as a filler when rain had interrupted a cricket match! talking about interruptions, the 'rukawat ke liye khed hain' cards. real show-stoppers!
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6/18/2005 2:29 AM

Ah yes, Appan Menon. And yeah, he passed away while on a foreign assignment. In the saddle, so to speak :) Thanks Ninad, that brings back some good memories of the yesteryears -- less hype, less bluster, and just the right amount of the substance. Ah yes, he was good. And quite unlike today's Barkha Dutts and Rajdeep Sardesais (sigh). Or for that matter thousands of other teeny things on TV. Ah and those doordarshan newsreaders, some of them had such perfect diction. And one of them I almost fell in love with :))
7/7/2005 3:39 PM

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Monks

did you guys know that one of the only two surviving manuscripts of the epic poem 'the divine comedy' is owned by the Asiatic Society of Bombay? methinks this post may be out of place in this thread. but this was pretty interesting trivia for me and i didn't know where else to post it!
7/7/2005 3:41 PM

Ninad

@Monks thanks for the thanks!
Ninad

Sat

sometimes 7/7/2005 3:49 PM there would be flies flitting around the newsreaders. and on the vyatyay placcards. i always would wonder what frenzied activities might be in progress behind those cardboard signs. or not.
7/7/2005 9:46 PM

@Ninad! hey! when you have something to say and dunno where to say it... go to
Lemon

" i will take you to bandra and show you my sandra" that way it keeps all threads as threads without getting them all knotted up ! *blows kisses
7/7/2005 10:27 PM

Marathi DD news (Baatmya) would have all these bearded dues while the women were all fair-andlovely, green or grey eyed Kokansthas.
Vikram

I had such a crush on one of them. I saw her once at Dadar and made my dad stop the cab. LOL!
7/7/2005 10:28 PM

*/make that dudes..not dues

Vikram
7/13/2005 5:21 AM

This one deserved a bump, well deserved onebecause I suddenly remembered something right out of childhood.
Irshad

Cadbury's Mr. Pops chocolate lollipop. With that monkey kind of thing as the mascot. Where did that disappear to? @irshad 7/13/2005 7:40 AM now that cadbury's lolypop is so ugh! have you eaten it? its plastic boiled confectionary!

Lemon
7/13/2005 8:12 AM

m postin here in Bombay aft a looooong time ..i guess & this thread has turned up grr8 Readin all those posts sure makes us wonder... *Jaane Kahan Gaye Wo Din..*
Karthik 'KK'

But then if we were still in those din, then wudnt be feelin good readin abt this stuff rite ... So let the fun continue ....
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Vikram > You have any stories about the Royal Opera House in...Opera House? Earliest memory is seeing V. Shantaram's Do Aankhen Bara Haath when I was < 10. My dad saw Anna Pavlova (ballerina) there in the 1920s or 1930s.
Ash

There was an alley behind the opera house where Exide batteries were sold/serviced. My dad used to take our Morris Minor there to have the battery topped up with distilled water.

Directly opposite was the home of my uncle, L.P. Jai, who was a test cricketer in the 1930s and is listed in Wisden. Poor chap was too patriotic for his own cricketing good, so he resigned in protest over some political event and wouldn't go to England. He was in the same group as Merchant, Duleepsinhji, etc. In the 1960s, cricketers needed a day job sponsored by some company, although they were never at their desk. His job was with the Imperial Bank, later known as the State Bank. Every peon in the bank knew to collect stamps off the day's mail and hand them to him, so he became a great stamp collector and was a compatriot of Jal Cooper, who ran a well-known stamp shop on DN Road.
7/29/2005 10:28 PM

My dad saw Anna Pavlova (ballerina) there in the 1920s or 1930s. WOW!!!!!!!! Man! Bombay in the 1920's/30's must have been such an exciting place to be. From the world's best who made a stopover here to being able to participate in the freedom movement, there was so much to do! Everytime I pass the Royal Opera House I feel so sad how we've let our heritage go to pieces.
7/30/2005 6:51 AM

Vikram

Pravin Da

ya mumbai witnessed WAR , Indo china war , Indiapak war (twice) , blackouts , painting glass with black ,pasting paper on glassed so that light should not come out , total black out at night , 'jaag te rahoo' , first siron - RUNNING FOR COVER , sititng down ,hidding under cots , bed , desks in school corner , bus stan still on road , petrolling, when second siron rings everything normal. then strikes 15 days BEST , rail strike , we used to walk down school from Parel to Wadala, then there was 'daagad fake'STONE THROWING , riots , tear gas , soda bottles throwing , BEST bus burnings (eye wistnessed all)danga ,slogans - 'shiv sena jinda bad' , 'andugundu thanda paani soda lemon garm paani', 'lungi haatav' there were quues for everything shottages milk shortage , ration shop there used to be 'CARD' for milk , milk booths , queue early morning , 'rokel'-kerosine , DALADA--yes dalda favoraite cooking oil/ghee, shortage raman raghavan -killer man , varda bhai (arda satya),haji mastan (deewar) then reclamation , nariman point , backbay, ans sooooooooo on

Yes I have witnessed 7/30/2005 12:01 AM I have stayed in heart of mumbai for 3 decaded Agarbazar , parel , & wadala ya mumbai witnessed WAR yes , no other city in India were so much alert and asertive since it was the only Industrial place , BARC , ATOMIC ENERGY , TEXTILEMILLS , PHARMACEUTICALS , BANKS , STOCK EXCHANGES and foundation of Indian economy, Bombay was target for enemy,roumours of bombay being Bombed Indo china war , India-pak war (twice) , blackouts , painting glass with black ,pasting paper on glassed so that light should not come out , total black out at night , 'jaag te rahoo' , first siron - RUNNING FOR COVER , sititng down ,hidding under cots , bed , desks in school corner , bus stan still on road , petrolling, when second siron rings everything normal. then strikes 15 days BEST , rail strike , we used to walk down school from Parel to Wadala, then there was 'daagad fake'STONE THROWING , riots , tear gas , soda bottles throwing , BEST bus burnings (eye wistnessed all)danga ,slogans - 'shiv sena jinda bad' , 'andugundu thanda paani soda lemon garm paani', 'lungi haatav' there were quues for everything shottages milk shortage , ration shop there used to be 'CARD' for milk , milk booths , queue early morning , 'rokel'-kerosine , DALADA--yes dalda favoraite cooking oil/ghee, shortage raman raghavan -killer man , varda bhai (arda satya),haji mastan (deewar) then reclamation , nariman point , backbay, ans sooooooooo on contd 7/30/2005 12:16 AM DURING 1971 WAR -YAYA KHAN mumbai witnessed Anti aircraft fires , by military , on one evening sky was looking like falling stars , red ones , from all sides ,we saw it from our gallery , but some people came out to see were got burnt ,yes burnt it was first time India tested that.
Pravin Da

Pravin Da

during child hood games like vitty danndu , kabbadi , aatya paatya , shig rupi (iron rod piearcing ground), gada (ring), goti (marble), paagam , koyba ,had ki , dappar (names of marble game), then cards , pach teen dona , mendikot , badam satta , gadhav,vaya paar ,carrom , patang - jhole , dhenga ,bhardol , manja , tara manja , badami , gulabi manja , Dongri was famous for Patang (kites), firki ,..

7/30/2005 1:11 PM

PravinDa must be of my vintage - I was just 10 in 1962 but I remember the "Hindi-Chini bhai bhai" slogan before that war. We lost the top right hand side of Kashmir (Aksai Chin) and bits near NEFA. The "air raid" incident of 1971 was no air raid. Some crazy guy started shooting in the sky and the rest of the ships and shore batteries followed suit. What goes up comes down, and the next morning we read that dozens of people were killed, injured (by the falling shells). The official line was that there was an air raid. If you haven't heard ack ack, it is awesome (in the original sense of the word). The red tracer shells seem to float up lazily and then explode. It reminds me of the 1962 war. I was playing in my galli and remember looking at the sky. I saw a couple of shells exploding high in the sky but could hardly hear them. I don't think I used to read the newspapers then but I did not hear anything about the incident. In later years I assumed that a U2 flying overhead may have been shot at.
7/30/2005 1:12 PM

Ash

>andugundu thanda paani soda lemon garm paani', The version I remember was "andugundu thanda paani; hoshil ka tu maaji rani?" :)
Ash

Pravin Da

ASH 7/30/2005 9:00 AM ya i was 2 yr old in 1962 , i was from new course 1st batch 10+2+3 1975 ssc of Mumbai's , first time in education syatem was shook , parents , teachers and students , we were treated like guinea pigs throughout our career , no text books till second term!!, no previous years question papers,teaches were not knowing what to teach , they went for training till july. bombay 60-80 7/30/2005 9:29 AM i remember there used to be loud speakar on any good occations , one could hear filmy songs from long distance , there used to be LP record which is played with record player and an amplifier, these songs/films have deep impact till today if i hear those songs i can link it to which class i was studying. for eg.songs from padosan-ek chatura naara -3rd ,bramha chari - chakke pe chaaka , aan milo saajna - accha to hum chal te hai -4th std , aradhana film - 5th std , hare rama hare krishna 7th std , sholay -11th etc there used to be road side Cenemas at night on ganapati days , we used to roam in night to find where is hit film screened, sit on the road ,

Pravin Da

foothpath , roads are blocked there used to be good dramas too on stages during ganapati festival. among good dramas i have seen (marathi) preeti sangam , lekure udanda jhale , nata saamrat , we have seen many actors on the stages - ramesh deo , seema ,

then there was earthquake koyna was worst affected , then there was once a releief fund collection, I dont remember which one , at Dardar TT circle there was a big julus of all film stars I saw almost all, you name them , top actors actress of that time , we shook hands , just standing there at one place , they were collecting funds walking on the road Cool thread 7/30/2005 10:33 AM I have been reading this one since past one hr...still not finished. This thread is really awesome...thnx to author for refreshing the memories. My favs were batatyachi chal, gotya, giant robot, vikram n vetal, dada dadi ki kahani...n so many. I still remember on Sunday morning how people used to stay at home to watch Mahabharat and Ramayana. And the games we used to play..lapa chupi, anadhali koshibir, ghar-ghar..where you pretend to be a family..lol, vish-amrut, shakali-sakhali, Chappi, joly,opingo-batingo...man there were so many:)...Nowdays I see kids playing either cricket or those comp games. I truly miss those days:(
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this thread is getting more interesting as time goes on.. like wine
Kaustubh

7/30/2005 8:03 PM

People check out this site...around 80 indian ads are here.
Hemangi

http://www.pha.jhu.edu/~sundar/tp/jinglebell.html thanks to sundar.
8/4/2005 7:38 AM

i remember major outdoor shooting spots of mumbai, you can see in old films one is goregaon arey colony road near picknick spot, apart from film city , chotakashmir etc, five garden dadar -saccha jootha -rajesh khanna, gateway of india , worli sea face, band stand bandra, mud island, hanging garden, girgaon chopati , dock, I have seen many outdoor shootings in mumbai by chance Five garden at dadar -padosan -mahmood on icee Donbosco high school matunga -amar akhbar anthony- Amitabh bacchan , Parveen babi,naseer husain kalina campus- saath saath-farukh sheikh ,deepti naval chorni -ruia college class room as court room - nitu singh , shreeram laagu as judge wadala depot -idont remember the name of the film starts with K - pran, reeta bahadhuri, but prans dummy jumped from the top of BEST bus ,RAIN sceen was created by water from tanker spraying through pipe
8/9/2005 8:56 AM

Pravin Da

you really killed this thread or what uncle!?! you havent still answered my question about women wives and sisters equating to servants.
Sat

Pravin Da

@Sat 8/9/2005 9:12 AM It was not this thread it was bare thread Just check the thread 'Question and ans' I have replied you As I have promised not to post in that mentioned thread I created another thread
8/9/2005 9:20 AM

Krunal

unkil unkil yes KD tryin 2 piss me off? no KD tellin lies? no KD kiss my arse yes KD

Pravin Da

@Krunal 8/9/2005 9:31 AM This is not Mumbai spirit from you its not Krunal in you its anal from you
8/10/2005 6:10 AM

THose movies played in the streets on white cloth screens during Ganpati in our community ground!! ahhh I miss those!!
NagPAIper

Giant Robot and He Man shows!! wow
8/11/2005 7:33 AM

hey, to bolo om....shanti om.....shanti shanti om.... om....shanti om.....shanti shanti om....
Sat
8/11/2005 8:00 AM

om....shanti om.....shanti shanti om.... om....shanti om.....shanti shanti om....
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Kaustubh

i remember 8/21/2005 9:37 AM I remember the only skyscraper tallest in Bombay was Usha Kiron 26 storey bldg, it was a tourist spot , I hope now people and tourist of Mumbai have forgotten that location.
Pravin Da

Then the tallest structure we saw was TV tower at Worli, we used to have antennas on terrace and it was adjusted for direction pointing to that tower!! , crows and pigeons used to sit on it and it used to break ,also from kite getting stuck and that too during Test cricket match or during Wimbeldon!!

I remember we could see TV tower clearly from as far as 15-20 km away from suburbs bldg terrace. Our terrace used to be full of antennas and their used to be fight for space for this among neighbours and bldg people. Even in kids drawing of those days the pic of bldg used to have antenna on top
8/21/2005 12:02 PM

@PD "I hope now people and tourist of Mumbai have forgotten that location"
Freebird

why do u hope that people and tourist of Mumbai have forgotten that location ??
8/21/2005 12:14 PM

Neha

radio listeners.....anyone remember Hello Farmayish????? it used to be a request n dedications kinda show on vivid bharti...n aftr sayin d name of d show they used to hv echoes for d same...i jus loved it...also cant find ne mention of detective karamchand n his sec. kitty (was it??? cant remember)
8/21/2005 2:34 PM

some of the things here are not just mumbai specific. i remember me and a unch of friends running around, taking down numbers of maruti license plates because rumor had it that MUL had just rolled out it's 1000'th car and whoever can bring the number of all 1000 can have one 800 free. ofcourse we never bothered to figure out the statistics, but at the end of two days, there was plenty of cynicism to say the least. but we couldn't trace the "originator" of the rumor, even within our small gang. so, pfft, some 20 pages of license numbers were discarded. and we still don't know if anyone won that 800. as for the radio programs, surprise surprise, most of them program are still aired and listened to all over India. turn ur A.M. radio on! @Neha 8/21/2005 9:22 PM Yes, that was Karamchand the jasoos.... wih his secretary Kitty, and his trusted gajars
Milind
8/21/2005 11:10 PM

Salil

@monstrous: you are 23 and in hyderabad. delete the maruti contest rumour i was speaking of took place around 1984. you were 2 years old then! takes pretty long for a rumour to head south, does it?
8/21/2005 11:20 PM

Hehehe! There was no internet and email then, so

Irshad

chain letters would take some time to reach I imagine
8/21/2005 11:37 PM

Kaustubh

When I was in school.. there was a rumor going around that there were few 1 rupee coins that had 'H' or 'M' or 'T' letters inscribed on them. Whoever manages to collect 3 coins having with those letters to complete the "HMT" would get an HMT watch free !!! I remember 8/21/2005 11:48 PM when Bohemain Rhapsody was released, full country had the craze. even with their black & white TVs. Freddie was a living role-model for the whole of the country
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whoops! 8/22/2005 12:10 AM almost deleted the first post in the thread by mistake... the delete link is too close the last page link.
Salil

delete

can't believe this topic is over a year old now. Radio 8/22/2005 1:10 AM I remember Cricket commentary became famous because of one person Anand Setleward , we used to imitate his style in school during match. The best program on radio was cricket review from Vijay Merchant , he was a good orator.
8/22/2005 2:04 AM

Pravin Da

Radio made Jhumri Talaiiiya famous......

Yadnya

8/22/2005 2:54 AM

who remembers when Bret Hart got screwed at survivor seris in 1997
Coddie
8/22/2005 4:39 AM

does ANYONE remember thsi radio ad?
Lemon

"mummmy! ho gaya! dho do! " i dont remember what product it was for.
8/22/2005 4:56 AM

I am guessing it must be for laxatives

Advait
8/22/2005 5:13 AM

I remember there was an add on radio at 10 at night ladies voice Karona ... , karona .. then there was male voice CARONA JUTEY (SHOES) CARONA SHOES WAS FAMOUS THEN.OFFICE WAS AT FORT HANDLOOM HOUSE BLD. @cody aka freddie fan 8/22/2005 7:38 AM queen never released an album named bohemian raophsody.. it was a song off thier "night at the opera album" which came out in 1975 and u were born in 1990 so u cldnt possibly remember how it was when it came out unless memories frm your previous life carried fwd :D P
8/22/2005 12:31 PM

Pravin Da

Freebird

Coddie

I know all of that I read it in Wiki but it was the video-craze which Bohemain Rhapsody created that gave the band all the hype. It had stayed on as #1 in Many countries for a long period of time. I hear the song daily since the past 2 years & never get tired of it. @salil 8/22/2005 3:34 PM That would have been unforgivable!!!

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Advait

Does anyone still have those small bottles of Thumbs Up ? I have the bat and the ball which i got in exchange for the bottles. Would love to get my hands on the small bottle though.
8/23/2005 2:26 AM

Advait, I was at a club on Saturday where they gave us the small Thums Up bottles when we orderd a cold drink.
Vikram

Was prety awesome until they charged us 30Rs. for them.
8/23/2005 4:32 AM

Vikram, What did u do with the bottles once you were done drinking . Did u get one home by chance.
8/23/2005 4:50 AM

Advait

Salil

advait i think vik means the old 200 ml delete bottles, not the mini thums up you were asking about. i have a strange uncle who once actually drank (and immediately spat out) the coloured water that came in those mini thums ups. personally i thought the li'l thrils that came out before the mini thums ups were more well finished, proportionate and cute. you got those in exchange for 6 thril crowns.
8/23/2005 4:58 AM

Salil

been really long, so time to fish out another delete random memory. these guys with what looked liked fish tanks strapped around their necks walked around peddling balls of pink candy floss from them. the top of the fish tank was modified into a wooden pinball game. i distinctly remember the plunger for the pinball was made out of a toothpaste tube cap, and the cups were simply semicircular arcs of nails. street food was forbidden for me through most of my childhood but that didn't stop me from watching other kids either buying a ball of candy floss for 5 paise, or taking a chance with 10 paise with the pinball. nowadays you still see the stuff but it's now sold out of a large, boring plastic bag.

8/23/2005 6:15 AM

Advait

Damn ... spent the whole afternoon wondering how anyone would be happy with that small quantity of cold drink ....aaaaghhhhh !!!
8/23/2005 6:22 AM

Kaustubh

we used to have those erasers put inside small plastic toys.. like bunny etc.. There were some small cricket bat shaped toys which had those erasers in them. And they were perfumed..
8/23/2005 6:27 AM

Advait

I remember making walky talkies (like the ones they used in Star Trek) with empty match boxes and rubber bands .... I remember reaching cinema halls well before time to catch the films division documentaries. They even had one of the 1985 Bombay test match between India and England on stationery.. 8/23/2005 8:54 PM I remember being extremely envious of was these extra-long pencils with a little plastic hand at the end. My folks never let me get one, branding them "dangerous".
8/23/2005 9:55 PM

Dylan

Advait

That reminds me of the long plastic hand that is available these days for scratching your back. I bet they got the idea from the long pencil with a plastic hand.
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Pravin Da

I remember we used to have on long pen type made of wood /bamboo type which is called ‘Boru’ we have to sharpen its end and dip in ink and write , as improving handwriting , this was compulsory at our school drawing period ,before switching to ink pen at 7th std.

There were ink pens with ‘nib’ , ink of ‘camel’ brand was famous for that , there was ink filler , daily morning filling ink before going to school in ink pens , fingers getting blue , some time pens getting leak , shirt getting stain with ink were common. Ball point pen were not allowed in school of course there were no gel pens . Parker pen was hero no 1 just got one nice e mail 8/25/2005 1:26 AM When gulli-danda and kanche (marbles) were more > > > > popular than cricket ... >>>> > > > > When we always had friends to play aaispaais (I Spy), > > > > chhepan-chhepai and pitthoo anytime ... >>>> > > > > When we desperately waited for 'yeh jo hai jindagi' > > > > ... > > > > When chitrahaar, vikram-baitaal, dada daadi ki > > > > kahaniyaan were so fulfilling ... >>>> > > > > When there was just one tv in every five houses and >>>> > > > > When bisleris were not sold in the trains and we were > > > > worrying if papas will get back into the train in time > > > > or not when they were getting down at stations to fill > > > > up the water bottle ... >>>> > > > > When we were going to bed by 9.00pm sharp except for > > > > the 'yeh jo hai jindagi' day ... >>>> > > > > When Holis & Diwalis meant mostly handmade pakwaans and > > > > sweets and moms seeking our help while preparing them > > > > ... > > > > When Maths teachers were not worried of our mummys and > > > > papas while slapping/beating us ... >>>> > > > > When we were exchanging comics and stamps and > > > > chacha-chaudaris and billus were our heroes ... >>>> > > > > When we were in nanihaals every summer and loved > > > > flying kites and plucking and eating unripe mangoes > > > > and leechis ... >>>>

Pravin Da

> > > > When one movie every Sunday evening on television was > > > > more than asked for and 'ek do teen chaar' and > > > > 'Rajni' inspired us ... > > > > When 50 paisa meant at least 10 toffees ... >>>> > > > > When left over pages of the last years notebooks were > > > > used for rough work or even fair work ... >>>> > > > > When 'chelpark' and 'natraaj' were encouraged against > > > > 'reynolds and family' ... >>>> > > > > When the first rain meant getting drenched and playing > > > > in water and mud and making 'kaagaj ki kishtis' ... >>>> > > > > When there were no phones to tell friends that we will > > > > be at their homes at six in the evening ... >>>> contd 8/25/2005 1:26 AM > > > > When our parents always had 15 paise blue colored > > > > 'antardesis' and 5 paise machli wale stamps at home > > > > ... > > > > When we remembered tens of jokes and were not finding > > > > 'ice-cream and papa' type jokes foolish enough to stop > > > > us from laughing ... >>>> > > > > When we were not seeing patakhes on Diwalis and > > > > gulaals on Holis as air and noise polluting or > > > > allergic agents ... > > > > the list can be endless ... > > > > on the serious note I would like to summarise with ... >>>> > > > > When we were using our hearts more than our brains, > > > > even for scientifically brainy activities like > > > > 'thinking' and 'deciding' ... >>>> > > > > When we were crying and laughing more often, more > > > > openly and more sincerily ... >>>> > > > > When we were enjoying our present more than worrying > > > > about our future ...

Pravin Da

>>>> > > > > When being emotional was not synonymous to being weak > > > > ... > > > > When sharing worries and happinesses didnt mean > > > > getting vulnerable to the listener ... > > > > When blacks and whites were the favourite colors > > > > instead of greys ... > > > > When journeys also were important and not just the > > > > destinations ... >>>> > > > > When life was a passenger's sleeper giving enough time > > > > and opportunity to enjoy the sceneries from its open > > > > and transparent glass windows instead of some > > > > superfast's second ac with its curtained, closed and > > > > dark windows ... > > > > Wo choti choti khushiya, small pleasures, those corners of galli with this guy really killed this thread 10/26/2005 6:42
PM

or what?
Sat
10/26/2005 10:24 PM

wat a stupid topic to post.come on guys grow up.
sayeed
10/27/2005 5:55 AM

hey sat sunday
Pravin Da

that was an email I reced long back
11/23/2005 5:48 AM

*koff* *koff*

Sat
11/23/2005 9:02 AM

Sat feeling nostalgic
Milind
11/23/2005 8:51 PM

?

I Remember the school days with no tension around and the careless college days.

Aalok

11/23/2005 9:46 PM

So I woke up this morning singing the theme song of "Superhit Muqabla" hosted by Baba Sehgal.
Vikram

How sad is my life!

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@Vikram 11/23/2005 10:57 PM It would have been sadder if you had been humming one of Baba Sehgal's atrocious rap songs instead Baba Sehgal...aka BS.. 11/23/2005 11:47 PM Manjula Manjula Manjula Manjula Manjula Manjula Manjula Manjula.

Irshad

YO!
11/24/2005 12:33 AM

Aaja meri gaadi main baith ja.. this was also baba sehgal i guess!!
Aalok
11/24/2005 12:47 AM

Now that we have Billboard Top 200, Superhit Muqabla is SAD..phew
Gopi

I too remember 11/24/2005 1:10 AM Playing Dabba ais pais (I spy) or thappo, playing cricket with strabeg rules and stranger terms; underrum (under arm), and overrum, tiffin (tip and run), and most common, bahar full toss out, one tappi out, kaach ko kaise bhi laga to out. I remember going in school buses and listening the first NON VEG JOKE (from school seniors) I remember playing holi before school final exams, I remember my dads Lambretta scooter ...

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Am i crazy ... 11/24/2005 2:48 AM to go thru first 450 posts ... or just feeling nostalgic anyways great thread .. might read the rest sometime later
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11/24/2005 3:06 AM

Lambretaa reminded me of my rides with my dad....and the gunny bags full of sand that we used to get back at home to play with from juhu chowpatty.. ..WOW..whataaa life!!!!
Yadnya
11/24/2005 3:18 AM

Anoop

i'm pretty new & young to all of u,but does anyone remember "Indus creed/rock machine".amazing music.still heard & admired! Neighbourhood Star Library 11/24/2005 3:21 AM where i would rent asterix and tintin comics (as they were too expensive for middle class children) and when i first went in crossword, i read the complete Menhir and Co. did the same 2 days back. Read the complete Sky is falling (latest asterix comic by uderzo, goscinny is dead) in a book shop at Wurzburg number 900 11/24/2005 3:36 AM ok finally browsed thru the entire thread, and yeah spent 3 hours doing this instead of some assignemnt. But time well spent.

Nirav

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gaalis at age 8... 11/24/2005 5:04 AM you bloody basket.

Sat

@Dil 11/24/2005 5:10 AM "and the gunny bags full of sand that we used to get back at home to play with from juhu chowpatty"
Pravin Da

thats why we were wondering where all sands of chowpatty gone!! have you got any precious stones or cakes along with sands!! hey !! 11/24/2005 6:39 PM HEY ALL !!! I have been on this thread for days now , trying to get thru each and every entry , i think ive read about the frst 400 o so. n trust me , some day il finish it all !!! wenever im nostalgic n miss bombay , i cum up here , read a few more entries and so on... but i have 2 say , awsum awsum awsum !!!!! Salil , Vikram , ash , milind , pea jay and the others ,... I hereby announce u as the Gods of Mumbai !!!!! I wasnt even born that long ago , but styl , wat a great read !!! Tho as I move on and read the later posts,I can recollect sum of them ones which wer memories of my childhood tho not very long ago !!one of the best threads no doubt , keep it up guys !! Its been goin on from may 2004 if im right , hopefully its here 2 stay , so il have sum stuff 2 post too sum 10 years down the line . In all , LOVED IT !!!
11/24/2005 6:43 PM

I Lurvve SyDneY

Salil , Vikram , ash , milind , pea jay and the others ,... I hereby announce u as the Gods of Mumbai !!!!!
Milind

Dhanyawaad, vatsa... ayushyamaan bhava @Pra Da 11/24/2005 7:10 PM Lolz...naaaa..those days were free of stones and cakes.... they were full of smiles and laughter...
Yadnya
11/25/2005 4:01 PM

Pravin Da

I agree with you , there were smiles and laughter on sands!! when there used to be vacation for school we used to go to our grand pa house at Agar Bazar (near SiddhiVinayak temple)and every evening he

used to take us to beach (atleast 5-10 children from the bldg)from Kirti college end ( 5 mins walk from grand paa house) the excitement of going to beach was such thet we children used to be ready by 4 pm (when he used to take us at 5 pm) once we go there we used to play , and there used to compitition of building sand house , tunnel , fort etc as the sky becomes dark one person carrrying one round vessel with lamp(panti)on the top of head shouting 'hiyo' 'hiyo'we used to closely watch him but dont no what he used to sell i used to wonder what he is shouting , once when my grand pa called him and bought kulfi from him.it was yummy !!a small piece on banana leaf. After many years I came to know that he was shouting 'kulphiyo' kulphiyo' i remember ... 12/5/2005 6:48 AM paying my first bribe to a traffic cop speaking in fractured marathi ah those were the days before i perfected "Rahu dya na saheb, kahi laahn adjustment karu yaa" @Laxmi 12/6/2005 9:32 AM how come the MHP of Bombay community is not included?

Nirav

Coddie

now I will gather other MHPs & file a lawsuit against you for under the violation of the MHP Penal code: law no. 39: not including the name of the MHP whereas including the name of some jackasses.
12/6/2005 6:08 PM

No offences meant to anyone in particular !!!!!

I Lurvve SyDneY
12/7/2005 6:58 AM

Pravin Da

Laxmi- gr8 u read 400+ if u continuing reading and posting then it will be of sense to everyone and nonsense to cody
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Hats off...... 12/7/2005 12:51 PM Great thread ...... I'm fairly new to this community and the only reason I joined was for threads like these..... you can take the bombayite out of bombay but you'll never take bombay out of the bombayite....... it sometimes annoys the hell out of non-bombayite indians And my share........There'd be golawallas in summer selling sherbet flavored ice chunks dripping in chilled juice........ Kaala Khatta was a pretty popular flavor. we'd take our own glasses and the golas were for chaar-aana each,........ somehow fancy ice-cream parlors and coffee shops just don't compare... BALBIR PASHA 12/7/2005 6:51 PM this may be a change from all the nostalgia ever wonder what became of the BALBIR PASHA KO AIDS HOGA KYA ? campaign 3 yrs ago?

Bhavik
12/7/2005 7:42 PM

i remember dhituklya from kilbil on tv and santakukdi the gujrati kiddie programme.. and whats the good word..on sundays by Sabira Merchant and Magic lamp on sunday mornings... BAlbir Pasha ko AIDS !!! 12/7/2005 7:43 PM Kya balbir pasha ko AIDS 3 saal pehle hua tha ??? How fast does time go by ??? Ab kya haal hai janab ke ????
I Lurvve SyDneY
12/7/2005 8:16 PM

I remember wearing the AIDS awareness band for a monh now... mine one says 'Freddie Mercury 1946-1991' spreads awareness as well as a tribute to the greatest Indian ever
12/8/2005 1:13 AM

Coddie

Pravin Da

Swati some more to add Chaya geet , chimanrao gundya bhavu, gajra, phool khilehai gulshan gulshan –Tabassum yeh jo jindagi, hum log, yakub sayyed and baban prabhu’s haas paridhaas,

Doordarshans start music- shahanai ,news readers sarita sethi , harish bhimani,pradeep bhide,bhakti barve I remember on radio 12/9/2005 3:07 AM Bhoole bisere geet and the commercial Bhoole bisere geet ke prayojakta "washing powder nirma, washing powder nirma ... dhoodh ki safedi nirma se aayi ..."
12/10/2005 5:55 PM

Nirav

patel roadways patel roadways kangaaroo hai kangaaro kangaaroo hai nishaani lollllllllllll
12/10/2005 5:55 PM

oh and how can i forget?? baabbuuubhaii jagjivandaas lol bhavik 12/10/2005 6:04 PM we used to put some salt on the malai kulfi ( the 25 paisa variety sold outside our school at lunchtime) and watch it curdle and point at the malai bits thinking they were worms. lolll ( we did that with earthworms too :( ) oh and the supari wala with his aluminium dabba..the khajur supari.. the laal imli wala..who'd wrap up the imli with salt in the filthiest bits of newspaper the high we got from jumping off the BEST bus at the signal next to our school..to avoid walking from the bus stop damn..why do we grow up???
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12/11/2005 3:00 AM

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Swati !! Swati!! so nice .. nice to remind me , we used to do on (salt) ice cream seniors used to say there are kida worms in it so used to beleive and try to see worm, we used to call ice candy , icefrut.There were Bum gola (round ice candy red one), long cone culfi with stick. That cycle icecream wal with ganti and rectangular box with 2 small opening we used to climb the box and peep inside through small opening for choice to select colour and variey of ice candy ( but i could never see anything inside as it was dark). orange and mango were favorite , then came white milky (taste was horrible) about the imly thing type there were red bor , green badishape , karwand , and dongarchi kalimaina , aamm paapad(seasonal)were sold opp school with typical cane stand crossed sticks , girls used to crowd around. and that sharbat wala , 10 paise per glass with kalingad(water melon)sabja, he used to clean glass in one bucket , after some time his bucket water used to look same as sharbat , and we used to say he makes sharbat with same liquid.Then we never feel like drinking but afer football match we were tempted to drink that sharbaat and that felow at the corner with a thick wooden long stick with sticky chocholate wound at the top with plastic covering with 34 colours stripes , he used to pull that stripe and make diff shapes like watch , ring , flower of it and give (it tasteslike pepermint) also there were pink kapus (sugar gola)on small stick.
12/11/2005 8:19 PM

Pravin Da

I think those colour stripes are still available in Mulund... don't know what the hell is an ice candy though.
Coddie
12/11/2005 10:20 PM

ice candy and icefruit are just colloquial delete names for ice lollies, cody. but pravinda, what exactly is 'dongarchi kaalimaina?'
Salil
12/11/2005 10:34 PM

Anoop

the early mornin show on radio AIR FM stereo & a host of amazin rj's-my favourite being kiesha lobo.so many others playin gr8 musicnoel,phali& so many others.miss them.

12/12/2005 1:16 AM

Pravin Da

The Ripe Karvand with small seed inside is called kali maina –or dongarchi kalimaina it is dark in colour when it is cut it oozes red or pink liquid we used to call komda ki komdi (cock or hen)(I don’t know the name in engkarvand is used in pickle which is round green in colour if broken white milk like liquid oozes out) u get these during april-june. good old school times 12/13/2005 11:57 AM i remember: - 75 paise samosa with 25 paise paav - tomato flavored simba chips - yummy potato shells by monginis - eating imli, raw mango, peru and sauf from the hawkers outside school - seeing stone boy on tv - being crazy fan of chintu(rishi kapoor) and imitating his dance in om shanti om from karz - dancing on tamma tamma loge from thanedaar..hahaha...i even got prizes for this! oh those good ol days! Ads: 12/13/2005 2:11 PM Does anyone remember those wonderful ads on tv... 1. Jab mein chota baccha tha badi shararat karta tha...fir bhi meri chori pakdi jaati...jab roshni tab bajaj!!

Shweta

Shweta

2. Kabir Bedi hosting a quiz show and ending it with " Full points to you and JK Tyres!!" Awesome Thread! 12/13/2005 2:22 PM I have comment here that this is an absolutely mindblowing thread. Kudos to all author Salil and all the regular contributors Vikram, Ruchi, et al! I spent almost 4 hours going through the entire thread..and it was just worth reading through everyone's experience and reliving my own! Truly, once a bombayite always a bombayite! more school nostalgia 12/13/2005 4:27 PM yeah swati - the kulfis were kinda neat and affordable too i remember hari saunf and then having cold water after that - it was awesome too bad its all never coming back, and i feel it right now more strongly then ever. i mean here i am sitting in a starbucks sipping latte and having fake and polite conversations with random starngers with no real meaning..... damn i wish there were a time machine just

Shweta

Bhavik

like the serial indradhanush......
12/14/2005 5:25 AM

bombay is still one place where u can have a wonderfully happy day with just 100 bucks in your pocket..and do sooooooooo much too..even today.
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bhavik 12/14/2005 5:26 AM try delhi after bombay
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u'll know what i've suffered :(
12/14/2005 5:36 AM

ohhhhhhh we forgot 'buddhi ke baal' lol
12/14/2005 8:06 AM

Pravin Da

Swati- buddhi ke baal there was some confusion , recently there was an add on TV where a girl is standing and another says wo dekh buddhi kaa baal etc etc but it was pointing to Pink sugary puff type ona stick or now a days they give in plastic. but according to me it was creamy soft thread like moulded round or loose sugary. School days 12/14/2005 8:40 AM I remember when the Josh movie was released, everyone was making their gangs in school. We used to beat up other gang members & such. Feel funny thinking how it would have looked 5th/6th graders beating up each other via gangs. The post-puberty 'I am cool' period is also kinda hilarious... all the kids act like WWE Wrestlers, or actors or singers to impress the girls & they with each other about what type of porn they prefer & such... weird but funny

Coddie

12/14/2005 3:52 PM

Happlicious

Wow..could this get more evocative:) U bet it took me a good 2 hours to read the entire thread..being in accordance with the ads and serials..All apologies if I am repeating anything but here I go...I remember this very silly but catchy tune of nirodh played just before or after the news at 8.40pm "zarasi saavdhani zindagi bhar asani." and then there was saptahiki(that 2 min music was something)..with Bhakti Bharve hosting it at times.. and then phool khile hai gulshan gulshan.Udaan with that "lalitaji".. I will never forget the taste of golas at Juhu and that was the only place that sold Bhel with this certain kind of mangopieces in it(parrot nosed) and it tasted heavenly. and khau gulli in town where they sold the most amazin ghanne ka juice and the hawkers would say"jueeece" Also speaking about the Thums up series.. I dunno but was it then when the rage of "Flickers" started where Gavaskar was shown drinking it..man everybody wanted to own one Sigh..i miss it too much
12/14/2005 6:49 PM

Pravin Da

i remember those days i remember during drawing period water colour from camel with digene tablet type /shaped colours we could afford and all that dish with cups and cofee coloured solution and all mix ups in that colours but my rich friends used to have tube colour and bottle colour as it was called. similarly pink bordered note books were called DELUX were top variety Rajat name was famous now all that has become relatively cheap ENERGEE 12/15/2005 10:29 AM fortunately ENERGEE by AAREY dairy is something from our childhood that's still available and popular as are a lot of other things...... anyone listing? takin cue frm swati !! 12/15/2005 12:15 PM HO man.. this thread is probably one the most compelling threads tht i have come across on orkut...SALIL'S brainchild..promoted by others as well...NEAT STUFF PEOPLE...though mes not tht old i guess..mes jus 21...but i can relate to most of the stuff... BOMBAY...not for nothing YOU R D BEST !! ORANGE ad 12/15/2005 4:55 PM The ORANGE commercial that ran about 2-3 years ago with the boy and his puppy was really neat....... "You and I in this beautiful world...." Anyone has any links to this ad?

Bhavik

Vishal

Bhavik

12/16/2005 8:42 AM

Kevin

i remember the programmes "Giant Robot", "Heman", "Gaayab aaya" on the national channel. the movies every saturday evening. i remember Uncle Chips. Man, the Paapri Chat flavor was to die for. i remember Gold Spot. Would love to have it again. i remember the Bombay bombings, the riots, the curfews. i remember the WWF craze.
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@Kevin 12/17/2005 9:21 PM let me explain to all of you the WWE Craze.
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I assume you are over 16, so no longer interested... once you are not interested, you figure out that was damn pathetic & with only a few good wrestlers (The ones who entered around mid 80's - mid 90's) However, the younger generation when watching WWE also obviously sees the half fake audience cheers for certain 'face' (good people). They all feel he is very cool & they should be like him (hence, the imitations). When they reach puberty, they give attention to the divas & act like their 'boyfriends' they think they will get these type of girls doing so (regardless of them being 12-14 & hitting on 19 yr. old girls... you girls may be accquainted with this, the little boys in photo-printed Tees & spiked hair, with some freckles & usually a canvas pant callin you baby or trying to simply talk to you, asking for directions when they know em very well). They will act like idiots till they start discovering some other work or have a load of studies or so on... after a few years, 65% of em realising what assholes they were & then decide to be a rocker worshipper or something, hence falling into another fad whilst giving gallis to the wwe... strange, but its true...

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12/17/2005 10:07 PM

Sagar

wwe is bullshit!! used to rock when hitman, hulkman, machoman n all were dere.. now utter shit.. where have all the sparrows gone?
12/17/2005 10:39 PM

Milind

Came back to India after 3 years this month, and one thing I noticed s that there just are no sparrows here anymore... I remember the times in my childhood when sparrows would come and have a dust abth in the patch of garden in my building... some even dared enter our flat and made a nest on top of our wardrobes... but now dont seem em anywhere at all... hope they haven't become extinct... @Milind 12/17/2005 10:49 PM I agree with you , even my gallery used to be sparrows maternity home. But its not that extinct, last time I saw in Malabar hill areas , shivaji park but in suburb its almost extinct , the reason I heard is because of Mobile phones tower and waves!!
12/18/2005 2:20 AM

Pravin Da

Marin

u guys make me feel so small... dun rememebr much of all tat but yea... rememebr that NCERT animated ad tat used to come on DD n the doordarshan song n range logo which wud come b4 Mhahbharata show on sundys...thse were days :)
12/19/2005 12:57 AM

Before the Israelis blew up the ships in the Red Sea in 1967 and forced the world to use long range passenger jets, it was fun to read the Shipping notices at the back of the Times of India. A typical route was Sydney, Fremantle, Singapore, Colombo, Bombay, Aden, Suez, Piraeus, Naples, Marseille, and Tilbury Docks (London). There were shipping lines such as P&O, Chandris, Lloyd Triestino etc. I remember the P&O ships of the day, such as Orsova, Oriana, Orion, Oronsay, etc. They were serviced by Mackinnon Mackenzie when in port. In 1962, my uncle having done his CA exam and served time with AF Fergusson & Co on DN Road, decided to go phoren for a couple of years. He was to sail on the Orion. He was given two guest passes (like the platform tickets sold to people sending off train pax). He gave one to his mum and I seemed to score the other one. (As a precocious 10-yo I imagine I made a nuisance of myself to get it). He had gone aboard a while before the guests were allowed on board. I went with my granny and tried in vain to find his room, gave up and came down, having wasted the ticket. My granny wisely decided to stand at the railing until he came up and met her. When the ship later pulled away, it was quite a

Ash

sight to see hundreds of passengers waving to the people on the dock. Thanks to the Israelis, when he returned two years later, it was on Air India's shiny, newish 707 named Kanchenjunga (planes had names back then). The pax used to get a little booklet with tips on how to use the amenities, e.g. a picture of the AI maharajah lathering up his beard and holding an electric razor to it with a note NOT to do this! The same plane a few years later was carrying Homi Bhabha the atomic reactor supremo when it crashed on Mont Blanc...
12/19/2005 1:08 AM

In the early 70s, there used to be a ship owned by CY Tung (father of the HK boss Tung Chee Hwa) called the SeaWise (get it?) University. It sailed around the world with a bunch of rich kids who got one hell of a geography education. We heard from someone that you could get a visitor's pass to see the ship from Mackinnon Mackenzie (who else?). So I went to have a look. I had never seen a green blackboard before, so that was an education in itself. There was a tuck shop selling all sorts of phoren sweets and gum but it was shut. Then we came down in time to see the rich kids returning to the ship with some local souvenirs.
Ash

I still remember what looked like a dark Sardar teenager being grabbed by the police as he tried to get on board. It turned out that he was a black American kid who had bought a turban. No wonder, turban on head = Sardarji, right? They were not amused. Some years later, the Seawise University caught fire and was wrecked. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seawise_University @ milind 12/19/2005 2:23 AM I live in Borivali and thankfully there are still some sparrows to be seen around. Have lost the squirrels though.

Advait

Dental hygiene 12/19/2005 2:28 AM In high school one of my friends was Rustom Avasia, the brightest kid in the class. His parents Banoo and Minoo were dentists and had their business at home in Tapia Building near Sir Hurkisondas Hospital. The drill was operated with a foot pedal. Thankfully I was not a patient of theirs.
Ash

When I went to the countryside, a toothbrush was a twig that one chewed to get the end fibrous and then you savaged your gums with it.

Some people used Colgate Tooth Powder, which you placed on your left palm and used your right index finger to apply it to your teeth. Sometimes we used a black tooth powder called Monkey Chaap. It was made from charcoal and camphor and it's a miracle I have any teeth left. When I went to NZ and checked in at the dental school in Dunedin for a free checkup, the professor called all the students to look at my teeth. I feared the worst, but he told the students "See what a healthy set of teeth looks like.". One year and a few non-veg meals later, I had four molar fillings! It would seem that my Bombay regimen of eating veg food and washing my hands and gargling afterwards was good for the teeth, but I wasn't as good with cleaning my teeth after my Western meals... Bacche log, brush your teeth! Villa Theresa and Lost Treasures 12/19/2005 2:48
AM

My primary school was Villa Theresa on Pedder Rd. The kindergarten in the late 50s was in the old, mosque-like building which was originally the home of Sir Hurkisondas Narottamdas. I didn't know until a few years later when my dad was briefly employed there as the General Manager and I read their hospital magazine. It featured a story of him and another employee who had dug up a fact that the late knight had a hidden vault in that old building but it was hidden behind a bookcase. So they trotted off to the school and asked if the hospital could have the treasures believed to be in the vault. The school had not heard of this and didn't know about what was behind the bookcase. So they moved it and lo, there was indeed a vault there. They opened it (not sure if they had to crack it open or it was unlocked) and there was nothing in it. My dad told me that the wily nuns had probably discovered it years earlier and had given it to the church! Sports Day at VTHS was in a dirt field behind the old building. We had sack races, three-legged races, one-legged races etc. Almost every week there was a Feast of Some Obscure Saint or the Other, which meant we had to bring some money as a donation. At morning assembly we sang a song that went,

Ash

"Good Morning to you, Good morning to you. We're all in our places with sun shiny faces Good Morning to you, Good morning to you." At each refrain the boys would bow with the right arm folded in the front and the left at the back. The girls would curtsy. Our school Mother was Irish and my KG teacher was a Pom with an improbable name of Miss Dolly Booth. We had fun calling her Miss Dolly Bhoot. :) I recall learning the alphabet at KG whereas my children didn't when they went to KG here in Oz. The nuns ran some kind of enterprise as well. There were lots of Christian women (only Christian women wore skirts then) using sewing machines, embroidery etc. God knows what they made.
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The birds 12/19/2005 3:06 AM In the 60s, there were four main birds in Bombay (Thakurdwar, near Charni Rd) and lots of them: sparrows, pigeons, crows and kites. The pigeons lived under the eaves of the old tiled roofs and were a damn nuisance. We had a ceiling fan in our home, not being rich enough to afford an airconditioner. Every now and then a pigeon would fly into the house, hit the fan and there would be feathers, blood and guts everywhere. In the monsoons, cockroaches would spout wings and fly. One day, one flew into my mouth as I was talking. Yes, it is not a pleasant feeling and put me off cockroaches forever!

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Maggi and things at the naka 12/19/2005 3:36 AM A passing comment on Maggi - in India I noticed that you pronounce it with a hard "g" as in Maggie. Elsewhere, it is pronounced Majji. When I was little, my mother would reminisce about a pre-independence chocolate or cocoa called Nestle, pronounced as the word nestle ("nessle"). In Oz and NZ, the brand had never gone away and it was also pronounced as nessle. Then a few years ago, the ad agencies decided we were ready to pronounce it "ness-lay"! When my allowance didn't stretch to Cadbury's, I made do with Sathe's or Dr Writer's chocolate (I use the terms loosely). Supari was a perennial favourite. Milan came later, but there were other kinds of shredded, chopped, and diced flavours and colours. But nothing could beat a powdered version we simply knew as Suparichi bhooki, sold by Jaadya - a fat man whose name we didn't know. You had to be careful not to breathe it in by mistake but to wet it thoroughly in your mouth before chewing it. It always caught the back of your throat later.
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It was a simple treat to have kadak pav (as opposed to naram pav, the other variety) with one's tea, especially if the bread was fresh and you dipped it into the tea, even if it had lashings of Polson butter... The naram pav was nominally a cube of indeterminate shape but it kept shrinking every year. Years later, the little bun we got with Kentucky Fried Chicken in Oz/NZ (what the Yanks call a biscuit!) reminded me of the humble naram pav. Its main role was to be eaten with hot Usal until much later, when wada-pav and pav bhaji were invented in the late 60s. There were strange little shops and I wonder how their owners could live on the takings. There was a watch repairer who also sold Hindi movie lyric sheets. There were Kutchi shops that sold stationery, batteries, etc. There was the coal shop that also sold crackers at Diwali. There was the cold drinks shop where you went to drink a Mangola. There were grain shops and as kids we would grab a handful of beans and run off into our lane. Recycled tea 12/19/2005 3:46 AM There were tea shops at my naka where the tea was always strong and hot. The leaves were recycled. There were not many cars then, so there was plenty of footpath space to dry the used tea leaves. These were swept up and sent to some "factory" to be coloured and mixed with fresh tea.

Ash

Over here in Oz, cheap tea leaves are usually referred to as floor sweepings - makes me shudder when I remember the recycled tea leaves of Thakurdwar... @Ash 12/19/2005 5:34 AM Wonderful!!
Pravin Da

u did sou sunar ki ek luhar ki!!postings. gr8 Munji circle kissa 1/5/2006 5:45 PM Munji circle Yesterday I was going from BEST bus in Mumbai to Dadar from Esatern suburb, an old man sat beside me , he was taking ticket from bus conductor asking ticket for Munji Circle and conductor was confused as there is no Mumnji circle on this route, old man was murmoring Munji circle,then he said matunga , I came to know it as it was not munji circle but King circle so I corrected him ,but that old man had not enough money to buy ticket (as he earliear caught wrong bus and exuasted his money by buying wrong ticket of munji circle and made him to get down) , so this conductor also told him to get down but I said this conductor to give him ticket for which I paid the ticket cost.That old man (looking like an acharya aged 75 ,in dhoti, who had shendi on head)thanked me and was saying how long is Munji circle and talking to me in kannada as he was not knowing hindi well,I replied in Kannada and h was surpriced, He had come to mumbai from Shimoga dist of karnataka as we were talking he said he was a teacher by profession and now retired , he was 75 yr old i felt touchy .He was so thankful to me that he offered an orange fruit the only one he had to me which I refused saying its for u. as the bus was speeding and his orange fell and as he was catching it ,the bus was on bridge on slope that orange tumbled under seat All pasengers were trying to catch that orange but of no use as it fell out from front drivers end.Still that old man had smile on his face , as kingcircle (Munji circle)approached I told him to get slowly down and he got down and went. I remembered all my ex school teacheres who may be so old or order than him, some may not be there and had tears in my eyes. @Pravin Da - Great post 1/5/2006 10:56 PM its really sad to think those who helped you become what you are are now dead or helpless... I always wish I would die before 40... least wouldn't have to see our respected mentors die neither would I like to be someone wit back-ache or any dependance on anyone else...

Pravin Da

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Pravin Da

@Cody 1/8/2006 2:26 AM Whats this yaar , abhisey ghabra gaye, life is beautiful and life after 40 is more beautiful.One has to experienece every stage of life , its different,one cant explain one has to experience, one thing is , see that u r fit and healthy ,You said u r going for ARTS after SSC , I didn't expected this from you, Arts people knows how to live happily till end , never give up Life is precious , u always use words 'kill' 'die' so easily , the fact is u r afraid of it. unless one completes his balance sheet of enjoyment and sufferings in relative sense one person never dies. now better concentrate of studies till march (date has anounced 7th) then u can discuss on this, all the best to u r exams.
1/13/2006 10:08 AM

One heck of a thread!! Didn't go through it all...but it reminded of memories I didn't remember I had ....if that makes any sense ;-) It was like dominant corners of my brain suddenly flickered and lit up after many years. Thanks to all the contributors. This thread is priceless.....Can I get the hard-copy somewhere? ;-) btw,has anyone mentioned Phantom cigarettes yet? Used to love those as a kid.
1/29/2006 11:43 PM

André

Mahalaxmi

oh ya those phantom cigarrettes !! who can 4get them .... well i dont think i went thru all these memories u r talkin about ...but i remember those phantoms for re1 and then using the red end part to color the lips like a lipstick n then sitting n pretending to smoke like a rich lady frm the movies ....those were days...
1/29/2006 11:58 PM

oh that stick cigarette goli those phantom cigarrettes , I did not know it was called phantom cigarretes. I first thought phantom trade mark etc. thanks for that info.
Pravin Da

I remember we used to colour white chalk on tip with black and red spots and at at bottom light brown band, looking exactly like burning cigarette and we used to hold in between two fingers and showing from distance to a friend, half hiding and acting like smoking who then used to make chuggli(tell) my brother that he saw me smoking

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who remembers Ganesh mahotsav with movies etc..with projectors and dh screens??
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Swati

ganesh mahotsav ... 1/30/2006 1:47 AM with movie screenings in the locality and small skits enacted by children in the program every night after the aa

Nirav

Pravin Da

@swati 1/30/2006 2:09 AM check this http://www.orkut.com/CommMsgs.aspx?cmm=972&tid=1026648&na=4& 1026648-111401717 , cenema on the road side
1/30/2006 2:14 AM

1 question? Why not purchase a cigratte & smoke it instead?
Coddie
1/30/2006 7:00 AM

Cody good one ,
Pravin Da

purchase a cigratte & smoke it instead.

and tell kids, friends that it is still a Phantom cigaratte!! or a painted chalk
1/30/2006 8:30 AM

smoking real cigarettes, there would be no need for phantom cigarettes. w automatically become phantom after some time.
Kevin
1/30/2006 8:35 AM

Kevin

i fondly remember this one: just visit this link and see http://www.x-entertainment.com/messages/356.html this surely brings back some memories for me.

1/31/2006 8:33 AM

:) i love bombay..it brings tears to my eyes reading all your posts :)

Swati
2/2/2006 11:50 PM

Ganesh utsav in my lane (where the Shiv Sena was born) was funded part charm only budding sainiks can exude. They would collect vargani door-to were supposed to donate on the basis of your perceived wealth.

I was a half-Marathi kid who used to play with all the budding sainiks, so I they never hassled my dad, but my Guju relatives who owned Continental DN Road were the shrimant ones, so they were squeezed for all they were all very pleasant.

Ash

At the end of my lane, a mandap was erected mainly to hold a small stage screen made of something more substantial than a dhoti. Each night after would be a play, singing troupe, or a forgettable movie. It could rain at an the street could get emptied very quickly with the actors playing to about audience that could fit in the mandap.

The visarjan would wind its way up Girgaum, past the Majestic "tawkij", O then Chowpatty. All within walking distance. We felt sorry for the big Ganp that had come a long way, as there weren't many visarjan launch pads in Can we swap railway stations? 2/2/2006 11:56 PM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flinders_Street_Station I work a few hundred metres from Melbourne's Flinders Street Station, so to find that it was apparently built from plans meant for Bombay's VT stat versa.
Ash

The Poms were always mixing up plans - I think the plans for the barracks Fort were mixed with ones for one in Scotland, so Delhi got one with thick Scots had one more reason to hate the Poms.

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majestic 'tawkij' was no longer there by the time i used to accompany my cab ride from navjeevan society) when she went shopping around there. in shopping centre sat depressingly housing 5 or 6 shops. i used to slink awa ambitious little model they had in the atrium.. it showed this flourishing sh ambassador cars parked outside under sponge-foam foliage.. that place w time i passed it.
2/3/2006 2:53 AM

Salil- I Think still that area is called Majestic. No doubt about this thread,

Pravin Da

I like yours and Ash posting very much. But when u read Ash posting u feel the original uniform Heart beat of Bom lost today Ash in his writing skill carries us to exact spot step by step as a sincere fri touching.
2/3/2006 7:05 PM

Hey Ash... what was that about plans getting mixxed up - you got more in collecting trivia, and this seems like a juicy piece I never knew about
Milind
2/20/2006 3:10 AM

Oh, so Majestic Talkies is no more? I saw "Sampoorna Ramayana" there a remember the "trick photography" used to make Hanuman fly. I said to m said to Ravana 'Main Ram ka dost hoon'" -- actually he said "Main Ram ka a new word that day.

A few doors away from Majestic was a sweetmeats shop called Baburao Pu bald chap with glasses. Often stopped there to have Piyush -- haven't tast Alternative drink there was plain old limbu sharbat. Diagonally opposite was a small Marathi restaurant called Cona - it was in building. They served a good veg thali and great pachdi.

Around the corner at Portuguese Church were the two textbook stores - La Annual pilgrimage before the schools opened. We couldn't buy the generic anywhere but had to use the official ones sold by St Xavier's Boys' Academ by the same supplier...
Ash

A couple of doors away was a clothing shop run by the Karanjia family. On was a tailor named Kotak Stores. My dad liked having his clothes tailor-ma survive a few years of wearing the most baggy, uncool school uniforms.

It wasn't until college that I could go to Raymond's at Ballard Estate (uncle got me discount coupons) to buy trousers and sports jackets. I also bough Sobers and bell-bottom jeans (early 70s) around Fort. Yes, the Brits have a lot of mixups - http://kildare.ie/knn/newsweekjune2

http://www.remuseum.org.uk/education/school/teachers/Background_Info http://www.garrisonhotel.co.uk/docs/16_Garrison-History.pdf

http://www.vincentpeters.nl/triskelle/attractions/cahirciveen.php?index=1

Sweet local delicacies 2/20/2006 3:27 AM What are the locally made Bombay delicacies that often have no English n were hand-made: * Shrikhand vadi * Shrikhand * Badam vadi * Thandai * Panha * Fresh jalebi-gathia
Ash

* Badshah's falooda * Vibgyor icecream * Sweet poha * Am papad Do they all still exist? Add your own.

Piyush 2/20/2006 3:36 AM I could only find one recipe for Piyush and it wasn't how I remember the M remember a strong mace or nutmeg (can never remember the difference) in this thick saffron-yellow yoghurt + milk cold drink.
Ash

Any specific memories of this elusive drink? Is it a Bombay-only drink?
2/20/2006 3:57 AM

yes ash, it's a bombay-only drink. it was invented in sikkanagar if my dad It's quite simple. piyush is nothing but diluted and whipped shrikhand.

thought of the last message you had posted when i landed up right outside it was late so no explorations could be made. all i saw was one bharatgas and that was all.

i remember going to cona as a kid. had 'kharvas' which my kid bro would the 70's cona still had topiwalla waiters in shorts, carrying aluminum box t kulkarni for the best misal in girgaum (my personal opinion) and stopped my uncle once forced me to drink a disgusting pink "doodh cold drink".
Salil

there was also "virkar aahaar bhavan" once famous and the last time i we place was haunted by this very scary lady who was doing everything herse kaa, aamras?" she burst into the 'family room' mid-meal and scared the b us.

i heard she later used the premises to screen porno movies to the local tee teens told me years later how she hid the VHS cassette in her saree during last week when i passed it, it was "virkar telecommunication centre"

2/20/2006 5:49 AM

Pravin Da

Ash u still get good piyush in dadar shivaji park area , prakash hotel, panshika it tastes like shrikhand (diluted with lassi)
2/20/2006 12:33 PM

Piyush does seem to be a Mumbai-only drink... My friends from Pune/Nasi even heard about it when I mentioned it at one of our nostalgia trips...
Milind

"Dilute Shrikhand" seems to be the best way to describe it... with a strong Nutmeg in it!
2/20/2006 2:33 PM

Prakash Hotel ki kothimbir vadi and Daalimbi Usal. Wow.
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Havent seen any Vibgyor icecream lately. Have had loads of it as a kid. The rest of the delicacies still exist. Does anyone remember Tambe Uphaar Bhavan. I donno what it is called now. Ash, The other book stall which we frequented during engineering days (early 90's)was next to Lakhani's. It sold "Students Notes" for various engineering subjects. I am sure the Engg grads here would know this. Got thru a lot of subjects thanks to those notes. The other one at the time was "Social". I believe this book stall is near Somaiya College.
2/21/2006 12:42 AM

Never heard of Vibgyor ice cream where did you get it? And bookshops i went to for school books were Popular and Cultural on Lamington Road.
Salil

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Arts de Trio near Gaiwadi is where i went to get art material while i was in JJ. Once we paid the bill in Cona and the waiter

came back and asked "Bachchi ko pun deu?" my mum, my brother and myself stared dumbfounded while he went on repeating his strange request. refer the first post in this thread where i mention bus coupons as legal tender. the waiter was asking "Bus chi coupon deu?"
2/21/2006 1:05 AM

Advait

Tambe Uphaar Bhuvan. I do not know Girgaon that much as my family shifted to Borivali before i was born. But i do remember this place where we frequented for Vibgyor, whenever we were in Girgaon. In fact the propreitor(sp), a frnd of my dads, claimed only they have it !!! Dunno how true that was. Does anyone know why Dhus Wadi is called so ? Girgaon is one place in Bombay that for some reason makes you go back in years. love this thread... love d mumbaikar in u all 2/21/2006 8:43 AM it feels so good reading all this... but the nostalgia in your words make me take a breath n try to think about the romance that this city brings to the life of so many... i always decide to write in something, but words fail me, as my heart goes heavy, so does my pen... the ink spreads, conjuring up a picture of the map of the city in its absolute shapelessness... thanks a million guys, for writing from your heart
2/21/2006 9:28 AM

Eternal

Hital u r welcome not thanks a Million guys but thanks a Salili n guys (girls also) not only writing from heart but by ASH also
2/21/2006 7:35 PM

Pravin Da

Pravin Da

From Random memories Near Wadala station (while coming from my school as we used to walk to school from house , no school bus- 20 mins walk)on the way, there used to be a ‘bholanath’ bulls astrology, ya .A man with big bull and a’bugu bugu ‘dhol (he used to come once a week), there used to be big crowd standing in circle and that person used to shout at bull ‘ein logon main kaon sab sey paise wala hai ya hoga ‘ or ‘kaon huashiyar hai’ ‘kaoun dana shur hai ‘ , ‘kis ki shadi honewali hai’ etc and that that bull use to walk on circle and stand near a person , then some questions and answer by bull by shaking head , and he used to ask for money from that person , ‘yeh paise

khushi sey diya kya naraji sey’ naturally that person used to say khushi sey , than he used to keep that money. Such events I have never seen now a days.Has anybody observed??recently.
2/21/2006 8:47 PM

oops, i messed up my sentence... forgot to put the comma after 'million'...
Eternal

thanks a million, guys, for writing from your heart help me out 2/22/2006 12:39 AM Damn! I just can't remember that gum I used to chew as a kid. The "phoren" purple one with the "tattoo" on the wrapper. Used to be my staple diet in school. How can I forget? Can anyone please tell me the name.
2/22/2006 12:41 AM

Vineet

GOT IT! Fusen Gum !!!
Vineet
2/22/2006 1:26 AM

Advait

Fusen Gum was Purple ? ... I always got the white one. The Tatoo was purple iirc. My staple diet as a kid was pepsi cola... the one in plastic tubes. 25p for water one and 50p for the one which had milk in it. Also the kulfi sold by the kulfi waala bhaiyya. In a basket with that distinctive red cloth tied around it. He used salt+ice to keep the temperatures down so sometimes the kulfi tasted a bit salty.
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Ek Anek cartoon clip 2/22/2006 6:44 AM There'd be a nice childrens' cartoon on DD when I was a kid, a little boy and his elder sister telling him a story about Unity...... It had jingles like - "Ek chidiya, anek chidiyaan, ek gilhari, anek gilhariyaan.." and a story about how birds fly together when

trapped in a net and escape a bird-catcher; and then the net gets bitten off by their friends the mice........ This clip was doing email rounds a few months ago, does anyone have it now???
2/22/2006 7:03 AM

Ek anek...unity in diversityThe Clip Now that you look at it, it seems cheesy, but back in the days, i have lost count as to how many times i would see this. Would prolly see it every day i guess. Cheers from my holidays in mumbai... 2/22/2006 8:46 AM Random bits from my Mumbai memories... Going out for lunch with the family at Cream Centre, Chowpatty. Doing random shopping at Century Bazaar ,Prabhadevi Going to Fort ,to visit Strand Bookstore and buy story books… I don’t care much for the Crosswords or Landmarks. Miss the old fashioned Amar Chitra Katha’s… Grampa buying me Poppins… Buying Ecko felt pens for coloring … JAM magazine Mom used to read a magazine called Eve’s weekly, I used to browse through it but don’t know how much I understood as a 7 year old!!!!
2/22/2006 9:17 AM

Priyavrat

Natasha

Priyavrat nice gr8, good link
Pravin Da

random -mm 2/22/2006 9:54 AM we stayed in Parel area for about 7 yrs 1962 to 69 , just near V Shantaram's Raaj kamal studio , behind Gandhi hospital and near animal hospital , that area bus stop was called 'bail ghoda' i was small then , i used to wonder when people bye ticket from conductor saying 'ek bail ghoda' and conductor used to give ticket and same stop we used to call ek gandhi hospital ,i never new why that stop was called bail ghoda until one day i saw the entrance of animal hospital near road with a bull and horse statue on top of pillar gate.
Pravin Da

that area was so polluted then , surrounded my mills , and noise ,'taka taka taka' throughout , our ceiling fan was thinly coated with cotton !! yaa cotton , every week end we have to clean that , we could have made bed out of that cotton !! , (my father has severe asthama because of that , so we shifted to wadala in late 1969) we used to know the timings from sirons from mill , and that chimney's black smoke we used to watch its trail from wind direction which used to spread with diff designs on sky. on chimney i used to get

confused with sparrow which is aslo called chimney in marathi , i used to wonder when friends used to say look at black smoke from chimney!!
2/22/2006 10:02 AM

Lets gift Salil his present by making this thread go 1000 posts
Coddie
2/22/2006 10:14 AM

Anyone remembers the early comics like Chacha Caudhary & Pinky... My god! What English they used! 'Ok, I go' 'When Sabu gets angry volcano erupts' I recall when I was in 3rd/4th grade we used to make our gangs and hang out in the primary halls like bosses of the whole school... I think it was like the year 2000 then, people were all into the gang feuds started by Josh movie. I remember on some of the streets, there were these silly graffitis with the gang names on them. It seemed damn funny...
2/22/2006 10:33 AM

Coddie

Does anyone remember the sunglasses being 'fashion' and nearly every college going dude would be wearing them.
Coddie

@Natasha 2/22/2006 10:36 AM I remember the Amar Chitra Katha stuff and have a huge stack of historic comics... They always seem fun. Though they fucked Mahabharata bitterly (even more fucked than its original form)
Coddie

You remember poppins? I recall we used to have a 'giraa wo gayaa' competition for which. Damn fun...
2/22/2006 10:37 AM

1000!

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1001!!!!!!!! 2/22/2006 5:01 PM yaa,kudos!!
Bombay
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is baat main ek kissa yaad aaya bachpaan kaa whehever we used to see red van, car , or postal van (There used to be a red postal van(bajaj tempo) )we used to say 'shambar ek' means '101' and immediately slap the friend near to u on head.This was the game , like 'statue' game, now its '1001'!! wow
2/23/2006 2:13 AM

Pravin Da

Yeah Pravin Da , i remember that game too. It seems to have originated in the Sion Matunga area coz i got it from my cousins who lived there and no one else arnd bombay seems to know this game.
Advait

BTW did anyone else make those walky talky's like the ones in Star Trek using empty match boxes and a rubber band?
2/23/2006 3:36 AM

Walky talkies? Of course. Cody, ACK wasn't all that bad. Speaking of which, I should find out if Strand has any Neil Gaiman books. Their SF and Fantasy section is sadly lacking :(.
2/23/2006 4:19 AM

Just Read

vivek

walky talkies and then pagers and mobiles.. i miss those days when festivals were celebrated with lotssa fan and fare.. holi, diwali, navratri, christmas... and i miss ram leela too.. dunno whether the next generation will even hear about these festivals... Amar Chitra Katha 2/23/2006 3:48 PM Those books were great, they had a lot of history and mythology... i bet a lot of the people posting here grew up reading them. It taught you real good stuff without being preachy, i'm not sure if its still popular these days, they're kinda uncool for today.

Bhavik

Bhavik

HE-MAN toys 2/23/2006 4:05 PM The cartoon series He-Man was very popular in the late 80s , there were Leo toys based on HeMan characters... those toys would sell at 60 rupees apiece, which in the late 1980s was still somewhat of a steep price for toys. I remember rich brats in school flashing about how many He-Man toys they had collected. There was HeMan, Skeletor, Man-at-Arms and some other characters that sold as toys. And if you twisted them at the waist, by some elastic they'd twist back... which was how they faught. Vibgyor Ice Cream 2/23/2006 4:44 PM Vibgyor was near Cream Centre / Purandare Hospital at Chowpatty - closer to the Parsi building. It was a slab served on a plate. It was a mosaic of little rectangles in many flavours, i.e. more than 7 colours of the rainbow, and it was fun trying to distinguish the different flavours. I think they all tasted the same. Amar Chitra Katha and Phantom comics
2/23/2006 4:55 PM

Ash

I hadn't noted ACK before I left in 1973 but did in 1978 during a visit. I bought the full set bound in about 24 volumes and still have it. It is often borrowed by expats to show their children. When I was at high school, the local version of Phantom by Indrajal Comics ran for years. The artist was Kavadi. The Phantom story has changed since the 1930s - he was originally a British aristocrat and the story was set around Bengal (Bangala coast). In recent years, the story changed to make his ancestor a Yank and the setting moved to West Africa...
2/23/2006 6:56 PM

Ash

Pravin Da

This Phantom and Mandrek , Hagar , Henry ,comic series ,stories used to come daily , some on week ends ,in Times of India on last page 3 or 4 blocks on one row. In the morning before our elders read we used to grab the paper and read fast to see what happened , it was like TV serial to us,waiting for next day and share , discuss with friends in class (aaj aisa hua re , kya re, aab dekh wo kya kaarne wala hai etc).Then one of my friends used to cut that row and stick in a book serially , he had a good collection , when ever we miss any of this we used to get from his book.
2/23/2006 7:05 PM

chandamama and
Swati

champak :)

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Coddie

I hated those HE-MAN Toys I remember how much we played with the GI Joe figures. There were this ranged weapons which fired little sticks which came with some joes. We played a game called blast. Here both the players would put their GI-joes within around 2 feet of their opponents Joes and the one who blasts the opponent's joes to zero wins and gets one of his Joes. A turn can be used to move the Joes like in Chess.
2/24/2006 12:22 AM

Heramb

Anyone remembers Mowgli? and during summer vaccations we used to get Funtime at 12 in the noon.
2/24/2006 12:31 AM

Mowgli - "jungle jungle baat chali hai pataa chala hai. chaddi pehen ke phool khila hai phool khila hai" - total arbit but great stuff!! Also, the summer afternoon shows - Giant Robot, StoneBoy etc. Man, those were days..
2/24/2006 8:40 AM

Kunal

any oen for indrajal comics check this out http://thecomicproject.blogspot.com/
Nirav
2/24/2006 2:27 PM

Bhavik

yup jungle book was popular, and somehow for once I think it sounded good in Hindi. I remember there was some double entendre about "chaddi pehenke phool khila hai" - cant exactly remember what.. And I remember when Cable TV had just started in and became a sudden rage. There was a channel when I was in standards 7-9 , I think it was called Jain TV that beamed adult movies. We'd sneak up to watch those at a friend's house until we were caught and his parents called

everybody else's parents and I got a lecture at home about it being "bad stuff" et al......
2/24/2006 4:10 PM

Raj

Yup. Remember that. And MTV Grind Also, the Sun TV songs that started at 12:30 AM, was the reason for many a late nights for me, until Madame Sushma Swaraj played spoilsport.
2/25/2006 8:11 AM

I remember these books: Tinkle Champak Chandamama Target Chacha Chaudhary Billoo Pinky Channi Chachi Raman Lamboo Motu Tauji Chacha Bhatija Thak thak Agniputra Abhay I remember these tv shows: He Man Spiderman Giant Robot Baingan Raja Tele games Shazam Gayab Aaya Superman Superboy G I Joe Force Five Voltron Indradhanush Hum log Chitrageet Ramayan Mahabharat Gotya Fatichar Nukkad Rajni Wagle ki duniya Hello inspector Zee horror show zabaan sambhalke Malgudi days
2/25/2006 8:19 AM

Kevin

vikram-betal : used to be really scared of betal;i was about 5-6 yrs that time singhasan battisi: had really cool stories
Bhavik

2/25/2006 8:32 AM

ok now i miss the bhaandi wali..the twang twang of those guys who redo the cotton mattresses and cushions...the kulfi with falooda that used to taste like heaven...the sev jalebi ghaantia wala who cycled by in the morning...the haaapoooooooooos wala...the tarboooooooooooooooj wala..dammit..i miss it all
2/25/2006 8:34 AM

Swati

Kevin

hey swati, those guys still roam around my place with the exception of the sev jalebi waala

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Pravin Da

Ya that Bhandi waaali still comes she used to come when my mom was there ,for last 15yrs she comes regularly once a month on sunday ,last sunday she came to our place , her dialogue remains same , 'kapde nikalooo' naya bartan laya hai (mai mann main bola taa houn -kapda nikala tou baretan rahe gaa naa!!) tub laya hai , balti laya hai , daabba hai ,etc , and onec u start giving cloth she calls my wife aur kapda dalo ye dabba itne kapde main nahi aaata , 'saree nikalo' , ek dou sari dalna pade gaa.. and that istri wala , bell marta hai , when u open the door - smililar dialogue 'kapde nikalo' upar jaake aataa houn !! TV shows 2/25/2006 8:28 PM I remember these TV Shows from ZEE TV's early years.... Banegi Apni Baat Campus Tara Filmi Chakkar

Natasha

The Zee Horror Show Antakshari.. it's off the airwaves now i've heard... There was also this Hindi kids show ... Junglee Toofan Tyre Puncture.. i was too old to watch that stuff but it was good timepass.... Saanp Seedi with Mohan Kapur...
2/25/2006 8:55 PM

See, the reason I am so great abd you all are not is because I grew up watching Japanese anime...
Coddie

Kyo-oro-Shitiyoro
2/25/2006 8:59 PM

@Coddie, eeee, so desu ka
Kevin
2/27/2006 8:09 PM

at 1024 posts, this thread is now one delete MegaPost long. thanks to everyone for a year of reading and contributing.
Salil
2/27/2006 9:17 PM

I remember when 1024 was just 1000+24 no mega no giga
Advait
2/28/2006 2:41 AM

Good one Advait...

vivek
2/28/2006 2:43 AM

And guess salil u posted the first message almost a couple of years back.. This is Mumbai... A city that never stops...
vivek
2/28/2006 3:58 AM

Namitha

i'd visited bombay a few times before, but i've been living here for the last six months now, and loving it!. i remember seeing double decker buses the last time i was here, about seven years ago. i was so thrilled, coz in bangalore (where i come from) they had been withdrawn a long time back. but now i don't see double deckers here either. are they still around?
2/28/2006 5:57 AM

Kevin

@Namitha, OFCOURSE they are around. And lots of them. Where do u live babe? In Mahape?

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Kevin, The roadmasters are being phased out. They are rare on the streets today (but they still run).
Just Read
2/28/2006 11:10 AM

@Namitha Have they removed the double deckers which used to run from MG Road to Jaya Nagar and from Indra Nagar to Shivaji Nagar (I think #139)

Prasanna

Namitha

@prasanna 3/1/2006 12:47 AM nope, no double deckers on that route now. there used to be one to domlur, about 2-3 years back, but i haven't seen any around of late. and kevin, i really haven't seen any . i live in dadar and commute mostly along the western line. glad to know they're still around, though. will keep an eye out.
3/1/2006 2:42 AM

I used to take the 4 Ltd. from VT to Bandra a lot...and would love to peer into people's houses along Mohammed Ali Road from the top deck.
Vikram

Once we were stuck in a traffic jam and some guys from the neighbouring building starting chatting up some girls in the bus I was in. Was quite fun!
3/1/2006 6:16 AM

@namitha.. double deckers are still operatinal here.. u can find them in the areas around VT and churchgate...
vivek

@namitha 3/1/2006 2:06 PM In Andheri (W) and (E) you'll see double decker buses plying from the station to the interior like Veera Desai Rd, Lokhandwala etc.
Bhavik
3/1/2006 11:54 PM

Who remembers Johnny Soko and His Flying Robot , or more commonly, Giant Robot
Priyavrat
3/2/2006 12:52 AM

The third post on the second page of this thread. Also in several other places on this thread.
Vikram
3/2/2006 1:00 AM

Anyone notice how politically correct our Balbharti English textbooks in Standard 1 and 2 were?
Vikram

The friends were called Nitin (Hindu), Hassan (Muslim), Jal (Parsi) and Dick (Christian).
3/2/2006 1:29 AM

The politicians had not thought about tampering with school text books at that time i guess !!!
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I recall having a poem in 8th...
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It said Jo Ishwar ko naa maane wo daanav samaan hai: Presently we also have in 10th certian unseen poems which declare Those who do not worship god are bound for hell and will rot there till eternity. I have a chapter in Hindi titled lautna aur

Coddie

lautaana... It has seen to be believed, it insults all americans and indirectly states comparing men and women is wrong and dowry is a good thing... Buy the Hindi text for SSC (Maharashtra board) and go through the lesson, you'll what I mean... Nitin - Balbharti 3/2/2006 7:37 AM I remember the 1st lesson in the 1st std. Balbharti textbook was Nitin, followed by Leena (I think his sister) Nitin This is Nitin. He is six. He lives in Nasik. This is his garden. I don't know how this is still on my memory but am pretty sure this is how the 1st chapter went. Namitha 3/2/2006 8:01 AM Staying in Dadar and not seen double decker is impossible!! bus no 65, 66 , 165,171 are still double decker, looks like u walk with head down. Or may be walking below the Tilak bridge and looking at the bridge ,could see only upper portion of bus and assume it as single decker.
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Bhavik

Pravin Da

Kevin

i regularly see double deckers at kurla station. No 332 Kurla to Andheri 311 Kurla to Santacruz 313 Kurla to Santacruz 310 Kurla to Bandra Entertainment 3/6/2006 2:39 AM In the 1960s, there was no TV in Bombay, so movies and plays were the main outlets for entertainment. If you were desperate, there was this auditorium (name Tarabai Hall?) near the Princess St flyover on the Marine Drive end where you paid to watch documentaries. Documentaries were shown in the movies before the main feature started and included the news. My dad used to tell me about this old Parsi chap who would come every day to the old Excelsior cinema (even I remember it vaguely) and bought a 75 paise Matinee ticket, the cheapest. He would sit in the front row and go to sleep for 2-3 hours as he reckoned this was a good price for airconditioned comfort. In that theatre there were columns within the seats, so you were

Ash

unlucky if you got a seat behind one of them. Apsara was probably the first theatre to have the "airline" seats (not that we knew what an airline seat looked like). You could slide the seat cushion forward and lean back a little. The best plays were the Parsi ones and they always featured Adi Marzban. The Gujarati ones were rarer and always very melodramatic. Some featured a family friend of ours - Deepak Gheevala. A regular magician was K Lal and His Maya Jaal. Once I found out that his name was Kantilal, the magic disappeared :) Woh beete din yaad hain..... 3/6/2006 5:09
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Kavita

I remember juhu circle at JVPD scheme which has been broken now due to traffic congestion. But u can still see it in lot of movies. I remember a day when suddenly all Ganesh idols started drinkin milk in Mumbai. Thr were lot of theories abt it.
3/6/2006 6:47 AM

you're right as usual, ash.. that was tarabai delete hall. i don't know why you doubted it, you mentioned it in an earlier post too as the stomping ground of adi marzban. i used to go there quite often till a few years ago, as someone i used to work with a lot has his office in the same building. documentaries before movies? i remember something calle d"indian news review" which played before movies. i also remember how the same documentaries would play in all the theatres at the same time, so if there was a month when you watched more movies than your usual quota, you'd be subjected to the same documentaries which were hardly entertaining. in my case, i went through maybe a dozen screenings of "Pangu Giri Langhe" in 1990-91. i swear that really was the name of the documentary, it was about prosthetic limbs. Apsara theatre always boggled the mind. huge phallic structure on the outside. with a verrry well endowed female bust on the facade. inside, the theatre had one of those big spiralling walkways. Minerva had a waterfall alongside the stairway. it was lined with mother of pearl and these grew disgustingly paan stained over the years. newspaper ads always added the suffix "pride of maharashtra" to the name minerva. just like they always added "theatre magnificient" to

Salil

Novelty's name. kavita, how ironic that a song that brings about nostalgia for me is called "woh beete din yaad hai". not like i think it's a great song but just that this song was one of the songs my friend played over and over whenever we'd go to his house to do our assignments in college. it was on a mix tape, so for about 3 years we did not know who sang that song and in what movie. it's from a ramsay flick called purana mandir and was sung by jeet singh. father of tanya singh who covered the song a few years ago. one of the ramsay brothers had his kid studying in my school, and we'd walk home from the bus stop together sometimes. when we got to his place, i'd usually hang around outside and gawk at posters of upcoming horror flicks. To salil 3/6/2006 7:01 AM Thnks salil for the info on that song. I m not especially fond of that song but the 1st line juz came to my mind while writtin that scrap. I remember those posters of horroe flicks too and i remember generally finding them on walls and doors of small shops. Thr r lot of things abt mumbai that i miss.
3/6/2006 10:11 AM

Kavita

Salil "i went through maybe a dozen screenings of "Pangu Giri Langhe" in 1990-91. i swear that really was the name of the documentary, it was about prosthetic limbs." Its a sanskrit word -its Pangu langhe Giri- a cripled person can climb the mountain! The Indian news review used to be in black and white and for many years the Voice used to be of same person.Typical , the marathi one used to begin with some jargons like 'ani hya desha cha ... durdaiwane.. bhayankar pristhiti nirman jhali ahey ... shetat paani nahi....gavatlya manasala anna milat nahi.. berojagari vadhli ahey ..janavare ...etc etc used to show some dry farm faminne , mal nutrition animals , people , bidi smoker , tambaku -chewing toungue cancer wrinkle face of old man were common
3/6/2006 3:18 PM

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Raj

I was looking for images of the little baby from the Murphy TV (or was it radio) paper ads. No luck. Anyone know where I can find it?

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I remember a documentary where they showed the highlights of India v/s England cricket match from the 82 series i think. Somehow movie watching with Dolby and all that is more comfortable but less Charming !!!
3/7/2006 12:07 AM

the murphy baby was really a classic icon. i read delete some years ago that the guy was working in a bank in calcutta now. pravin da, that really was the name of the documentary. you are saying the same phrase in a different way, crudely translated, i am saying "langda pahaad chadhhe" and you are saying "langda chadhhe pahaad". same difference. yes the voices in those documentaries were almost always either zul siwani or partap sharma. zul siwani is long departed, but partap sharma is very much around, in fact he still conducts courses for aspiring voice over artistes at indo studio near mahalaxmi temple. for all those who remembered "tinkle" and "target" magazine earlier, partap sharma is also the owner of "Dog Detective Ranjha" and wrote the stories that appeared in both these magazines. for all you others of todays generation, he is actress Tara Sharma's father.
3/7/2006 5:10 AM

Salil

Don't think so Salil, Tarabai Hall wasn't really used for major plays as it was too small. I have forgotten the name of the hall closer Nariman Point where the Marzban plays were held. My dad's friend Mr CL Gheevala was the supremo of the Indian Merchants Chamber, the curved building opposite Churchgate near Resham Bhavan/Tea Centre. He was a trustee of this auditorium and we would get free tickets if his own family wasn't using their allocation.

Ash

I can't recognise it in the list at http://glamsham.com/dramas/auditorium.asp so it might have been demolished or renamed. It wasn't particularly old then. Not here either: http://www.mumbainet.com/etainmnt/theatres.htm We actually used to go to the Tea Centre to drink tea - radical thought! They also served great dahi wadas. Nearby was this Gujarati restaurant Purohits. They had this grand Kathiawadi guard with a shotgun, bandolier of shells and an impressive moustache and turban. I was a veg in those days and really enjoyed their mixed veg curry and rice. Later when at Sydenham College, it was very uncool to be seen in Purohits. It wasn't there in 2004 when I visited after a 20-yr absence. I think Coffee Centre was at Fort. Didn't go there much. I think I may have found it - Bhulabhai Desai Auditorium - rings a bell. Was it near Nariman Point? What street was it in?
3/7/2006 7:06 PM

Pravin Da

Salil I remember I have also seen that documentary many times. Ya thanx for that names Zul Siwani and Pratap Sharma - I have alomost forgoten their names.
3/7/2006 9:20 PM

http://www.filmsdivision.org/ has all those documentaries for your viewing pleasure...
Milind
3/8/2006 11:19 AM

All crones here... ... ...
Coddie

... Just read some old newspapers or magazines... Holi 3/14/2006 10:15 PM I remeber those days when we were in wadala , we used to have holi bonfire in our colony , 2-3 days before digging work used to start and used to make round area with a small pit (hole) at the center nice elivated border with mud in our ground and then used to water it to make hard , we used to go and bring wood, lakdi's, some we used to buy some we used to cut dry branches from trees. There used to be pooja in night , before bonfire and all people used to gather , once the fire is on people used to throw cocunut in it and all friends used to keep one long stick to remove roasted cocunut and we all used to follow then to eat that inside of roasted

Pravin Da

cocunut.then all that colours gulal used to apply in same night. next morning there were people collecting ash , as it was in demand ,as there was no vim or shineit that time for washing utensils. now also we have bonfire here at present place but people are too busy dont come down, but those were the days.
3/15/2006 5:28 PM

Milind

I remember the watchman in my building would diligently collect branches trimmed from the trees in the compound all year round, as well as dry coconut leaves that fell off from the couple of coconut trees at the back - and save them all for the society Holi - At night I would be in the team who would light the Holi (since I was a Boy Scout, it was assumed I knew how to light fires ) I've been away from home 5 years now and I really miss Holi - and it makes me even less happier to learn that my society discontinued the celebrations as there are far too many cars in the compound these days for a safe bonfire
3/16/2006 1:50 AM

Milind, burn the cars :P. Holi hai!

Just Read
3/16/2006 8:31 AM

I couldn't play Holi because: 1.) Next day marathi exams 2.) Red Dye in my hair would get fucked
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Raj

As kids, eating Amulspray straight from the tin.

Appu from Asiad 82. Fantazing about Diana Walker & Narda. And wishing for a job like that of Hojo. Anyone know which Hojo I am talking about? Mom making sure I have my calcium sandoz pills daily, which I would have, coz of the cute Appu like bottle it was in. Hated the Complan, though. Cricket with Vijay Merchant, every Sunday Afternoon. Binaca (later cibaca) GeetMaala with Amin Sayaani. Reading all those "competition success" magazines. @Raj 3/18/2006 2:04 PM So did you want to be a cook, or a linguist, or a 10th degree Karate black belt, or the secret head of Inter Intel ?
Milind

Or just a fat man ?
3/19/2006 4:24 PM

chunnu padhta diamond comix, munni padhti diamond comix, mazedaar hai diamond comix! horrible show. but listened nevertheless. c'mon guys wot ELSE was but is no more a part of bombay?
Megha

Took me back to my childhood Just wondering, does anyone listen to Vividh Bharti anymore ???
3/19/2006 4:30 PM

Megha

Remember Phool Khile hai gulshan gulshan with Tabassum - India's talk show with bollywood celebrities.
3/19/2006 7:50 PM

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i remember two serials 1.dekh bhai dekh 2.zabaan sambhal ke they were the great serials i never missed those one!! remember? I remember.... 3/20/2006 4:12 AM A string of pharmaceutical companes that lined either side of LBS Marg in Mulund (W)...They have now been unceremoniously replaced by pidgeon holes pretending to be homes and flashy curtain walls housing the brands of the world.-the Nirmal Lifestyles proudly endorsed by Dravid himself. Capitalism has had a face lift and globalization has changed name from "industrialization" to "mallification". One of these factories was Hoechst, later known as Hoechest Marion Roussel which finally shifted hands to Nicholas Piramal before being finally

Kingkini

torn down. Rolling lawns and shining pipes conatining all kinds of chemicals and steam piping off at a few ends..it was a sight of sophistication associated those days to the West. Gone are those sparkling whitewashed buildings, save for Johnson and Johnson which strives and struggles to remain an entity in the city which it helped shape at one point of time. I also remember... 3/20/2006 4:20 AM The tiny cafeteria behind Jehangir Art Gallery that served awesome chicken frankies...
Kingkini
3/20/2006 4:48 AM

T Shirts with "HAPPY" written on them

Advait
3/20/2006 5:26 AM

the wwe stickers? some coud be transplanted on tees, others collected....
Coddie

There was also this card game where you would compare the stats and win cards till your opponent has none
3/20/2006 6:01 AM

Nice one, advait! good you brought it up, i had thought of it so many times myself, but kept wondering what else to club it with.. there were just a few, so i'll just rattle off those.. "twinkle chan" water bottles with hello kitty type japanese graphics in pastel shades. you twisted the round head and a straw would slide out from inside. adidas drawstring sling bags. nothing special, but the fact that they were all fakes with "made as japan" written below. ditto for puma. on the same note, fake NIKE tshirts when everyone pronounced it as NAIK. another popular bag was one usually in brown with a squarish 'PPPPPP' kind of design. nobody knew then, that it was ripped off from pierre cardin's signature pattern. who had those fancy compass boxes with a dozen buttons on them? i was already out of school when they came out, but i remember they were too gizmofied for the younger kids to resist..

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the tiny cafetaria behind jehangir? that can't be Samovar because it never served chicken frankies.. and it's still there.
Salil

the otherjoint around there that always did and still serves frankies is "Chickita" and (ahem).. do tell us more about your memories of that place?
3/20/2006 7:45 AM

Kavita

Gaming machines at some udipi restaurants where u have to put a coin n paly games while waitin for ur order. Hot dogs at Sarkari bhandar, vile parle....they were very tasty. @Salil 3/20/2006 8:18 AM The compasses with the hoards of buttons? I remember them being the newest and coolest thing when I was in 1st and 2nd... I recall it was shaped like a paino and upon pressing certian keys would open compartments to erasers, pens or pencils. Earlier, it was only me and two other kids who had got their parents to get for them from Bombay (whinning and crying)

Coddie

Everyone picked up as soon as they were available in Mulund... it became a status symbol among us, some of us would have wwe/cricket stickers on them... I recall whenever a new period started, we used to make huge tapping voices from the gizmos in order to get our stuff (we deliberately put them back in so we could take em out with the keys).

It became a nuisance and was therefore banned from school... I believe other schools followed quickly
3/20/2006 8:31 AM

Pravin Da

@kingkini ya all those on lbs marg right from Ghat kopar ro Mulund , all pharma companies closed down accept J&J. hoechest , merind , may & baker , ciba,john wieth, Geofrey Manners (anacin), Welcome . i have worked in our 2 of (Multinational pharma co)units in mulund , now closed and property is sold , i feel sorry when i pass through that area , i see 'all patra' on border and some demolition and contruction work going on'. after closure of factory i was moved to HO , most of my collegues got VRS, now we have one chemical unit at Thane. i had an opportunity to see/ visit all those formulation units on lbs which were of world class standard including our units.which i m missing now @Salil.... 3/20/2006 8:36 AM I did mean Samovar and they did serve frankies when I went there about 8 years ago....and the last I heard was that it was closed down...well if its still there I guess I heard wrong or they had closed to redo it..my mistake.
3/20/2006 8:37 AM

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Pravin Da

@kavita that gaming machine i have never seen in any udipi hotels but in irani hotels yes they were there , one at king circle i have seen , also there were music , u have to put coin and select u r song in irani hotel Caramel Custard 3/20/2006 8:46 AM Parsi Dairy Farm makes the most amazing caramel custard.... or at least used to until a few years ago.

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3/20/2006 9:23 PM

Advait

PPPPP in the bags was Pierre Cardin ... wow !!! we had a blue one IIRC. Talking about fashion accessories .. what abt the ROOS shoes .. was a rage with the gujju crowd in my college. They also had a typical label for their Jeans ..can't remember what it was called....Dacron or something like that !!!

3/20/2006 9:28 PM

dacron came later.. those were popular delete around the time 'road star' shoes became all the rage. road stars were ankle length but you could unzip and remove the cuffs.. n was "roos na soos, hara ni jeans ane smays no tsirt" smays=smash tshirts, with the running bull logo
3/20/2006 11:13 PM

Salil

yeah iremeber roos shoes but that was when i was areal small kid in class 2 or so I remeber small pocket book size he man comics which my class teacher confiscated for me reading them in class
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@pravin da 3/21/2006 6:30 AM Those gamin machines were in udipi restaurants too. There was 1 in juhu near HAre rama Mandir and 1 in santacruz west, juz outside the station. The juhu restaurant is closed now. I dont know abt the s'cruz 1. I dont know abt them being in irani restaurant. They were not the song playin machines. It was a game.
3/21/2006 10:09 PM

Coming back from Goa last night by7 train, I realized what I missed seeing from when I was growing up.. Those Duckback pillows that you had to blow up to use..we called them Air Pillows I think...
Vikram

And at Sawantwadi, this guy got on the train and was selling Fryums!! It's been years since I've even heard of Fryums..and now I can hum the jingle to it! (Fryums, the

tiyums..Fryums, the tiyums) Anyone remember which camera company got all of us to say Khatak instead of Cheese while posing for a picture for years?
3/21/2006 11:26 PM

Hotshot ? Was that a company or a product line ?
Advait
3/22/2006 12:25 AM

Vikram, I _have_ one of those pillows. That isn't really a Mumbai memory though.

Just Read

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Wafers 3/22/2006 1:34 AM Only in India are crisps called wafers (or were). In the 1960s, there were just two major brands. A1 Wafers were in striped red+white paper bags and OK Wafers were in something else. <p> However, my favourites were sold by some little shop that made them on the spot. This was very close to Colaba post office and it was a delight to eat them fresh out of the fryer while they were still had hot air trapped inside. Anyone remember this company? <p> Of course there were lots of unlabelled brands, such as the ones sold by Panshikar's in Thakurdwar. Dipped in shrikhand, they were also quite pleasant, not to mention an unusual combination. :)
3/22/2006 3:07 AM

Kingkini

Oh yeah....Hotshots...Gosh,had completely forgotten about those. I was sooo excited when I was gifted one..I had been working on my parents to buy me one for soo long
3/22/2006 3:18 AM

I'm a Hotshot lady, I'm a Hotshot guy.. something something something
Vikram

Khatak!
3/22/2006 3:19 AM

i'm a hotshot lady, i'm a hotshot guy delete the (something) little camera that money can buy...
Salil

ash, do you mean camy wafers?

Happy T-Shirts 3/22/2006 3:23 AM Hi guys... There were t-shirts with the words "Happy" written on it... Do we still get them ;) ?
Ravi

Regards, Ravi
3/22/2006 3:39 AM

vik, we posted that simultaneously! which reminds me... it's: Fryums! Ta-dum! Fryums! Ta-dum!! Just fry them just try them just pass around the bowl let the fun times roll.. they had 3 flavours didn't they? Masala Wheels, Onion Checks and a third one i can't remember..

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Advait

Talking of Wafers .. i rememer ones that came in pink colour and packets .. dunno what they were called. Are those the ones u talkin abt Salil ?
3/22/2006 4:11 AM

Isn't Camy wafers still around???
Kingkini

Are you talking about Pickwicks Advait?

3/22/2006 4:17 AM

No Pickwicks came later. These were just Pink. Pickwick had many flavours and they came in different colours.
Advait
3/22/2006 4:21 AM

advait's talking about the Strawberry Cream Waffles from Interfood. They had an illustration of a mexican in a big sombrero.
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3/22/2006 5:01 AM

Advait

Dunno abt this mexico stuff .. i just remember that they were pink colour wafers in a pink plastic packing. Each packing had 2 wafers in it with strawberry cream. They were the size of two pickwicks put together side by side. Some foodie stuff to remember from my kiddie days... NP chewing gum for 25p. Then there were those muticoloured gum balls in packs of four. 25p and 50p pepsi colas...i think u still get those. What is a sombrero btw ? fatafat 3/22/2006 5:55 AM i dunno how many of u had dis fantastic tasty golis...called Fatafat....its stil available...i ve been consuming it for last 15 yrs...he heh heee again an ad of CEMA tubelights by our then bollywood-rani Sridevi....'cema bulb...cema tube...cema cema'
3/22/2006 9:01 AM

Sam

I'm a Hotshots lady I'm a Hotshots guy Got the Smallest little camera That money can buy
Milind

I think that was it, repeated twice awwwwesome!!! 3/22/2006 4:36 PM i totally luvvv this thread.....its so much fun..goin down memory lane.... keep goin, guys! i used to keep playin these ad-ad games with my sis..so its all comin bak to me now.. how i miss bombay!! all u guys who r still in bombay, im sooo jealous!!!! Ads 3/22/2006 5:06 PM The CINKARA ad was kinda memorable. "Yeh bechara kaam ke bojh ka maara, inhe chahiye cinkara"
Bhavik

Archana

And I remember the "Raju tumhare daant to

motiyon jaise chamak rahe hain" - Dabur Lal dant manjan. And in my primary school years Doordarshan would constantly bombard us with Family Planning Ads - Mala D , small family etc. I remember .... 3/22/2006 5:25 PM Nani Palkhiwala's budget speeches, at Brabourne Stadium.
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Plastic erai remember there was plastic material started replacing metals , around late 70 , the quality was very good made of virgin raw materials but it was costly initialy , there were few petro chemical companies who were making rawmaterial for plastics, majority was imported , IPCL and few were original manufacturer or RM, there were quota of raw materials for plastic manufacturers and demand was more than supply, manufacturers were just selling their licensed quota to buy rawmaterial ,in black and earning money. This demand for RM and future requirement triggered Dhirubhai Ambani to float Reliance petro co. at one time there were plastic chappals ,were fashion,like sleepers, but it lasted for few yrs. then came plastic chairs (Nirmal plastic became famous) there was separate eye droper along with eye drop medicine (ink filler type with rubber bulb and glass/plastic tube) it was replaced by plastic eye dropper

3/22/2006 7:33 PM

oh those lezim walas at Ganesh visarjan

Swati

@Bhavik 3/22/2006 8:14 PM You remember that Saffola ad? Where the boy in yellow does cartwheels near gaint puris after he somehow sinks down to their size?
3/22/2006 8:20 PM

Coddie

Yeah the Saffola ad... Tonnes of giant sized food.
Bhavik

I remember the Complan jingle too... yeh hai badhta bachha dekho kaise kood lagaye..
3/22/2006 8:40 PM

Sundrop super refined sunflower oil. the healthy oil for healthy people.

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Salil
3/22/2006 8:55 PM

one more i remember.....laxman sylvania tubes...Asrani used to cum n tell 'sade ghar ko badal dalunga'
Sam
3/22/2006 9:10 PM

its not sade ghar its sarey ghar...
Pravin Da
3/22/2006 9:11 PM

it's not sare ghar it's pooore ghar..

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Salil
3/22/2006 9:18 PM

aaadjectly...

Sam
3/22/2006 9:38 PM

Mummy the puri is fallin.....

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Asrani used to cum n tell
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Vikram

Ewww...was this on some late night Jain TV/ Sun TV thing?
3/22/2006 10:12 PM

Pravin Da

Godrej store well was/is famous , once there was new company named Gadre gave advertisment on radio and also on TV for their store well , it was sounding 'Gadhe' after many days we came know it was 'Gadre'
3/22/2006 10:13 PM

Talking about Puris... I hav never been to this place but my nanji (matenal grandfather) told me bout it... He said in VT some odd 20 years ago, there was a small store which opened in 1850 that served Jalebi ghaatiyaas, puri bhaaji, poram puri, lassi, buttermilk, first ones to start nimu pani, some kesar sweets... A meal would cost 2Rs till 1950... by the time it closed (I believe 1985), it took thirty Rs. with no specific additions on the menu. Apparently a huge crowd would be gathered in the morning hours to lunch there daily
3/22/2006 10:46 PM

Coddie

still there, cody... still there.. you're talking about Pancham Puriwalla at the mouth of Bora Bazaar Lane..
Salil
3/22/2006 11:01 PM

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Bhavik

yeah , Pancham's still there right outside VT station, but not sure if it's so popular any more. I don't quite remember a crowd outside it during the 5 years I was in that area.

More ads 3/22/2006 11:07 PM Pan Parag - some guy distributes paan parag packs to many guests and then a tall guy asks him "aur mere liye" ... or something like that. Doordarshan would start in the evenings at about 6 in the evening or so and the start up music used to be some very sad tune And the Kelvinator refrigerators Penguin Kelvinator, its the coolest one
3/22/2006 11:13 PM

Bhavik

Baarat theek 8 baje pahunch jaayegi Par hum aapse ek baat kehna toh bhool hi gaye Ghabrayiye nahin, humen kuch nahin chahiye, hum sirf itna chahte hain ki baaratiyon ka swagat paan paraag se kijiye..
Vikram

Oh ho paan parag, hume kya maloom aap bhi paan parag ke shoukeen hain ..yeh lijiye paan paraag.. Paan Paraag!!
3/22/2006 11:13 PM

Pan Parag - some guy distributes paan parag packs
Vikram

That guy was Jalal Agha..
3/22/2006 11:49 PM

yes Jalal Agha (the same person who was in sholay dacing on famous song Mehbooba o mehbooba uoo u uooo..)
3/23/2006 9:52 AM

Pravin Da

I think the Ad was remade with Aman Verma...
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we're talking about before you were born, beta.
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3/23/2006 11:01 AM

Amit

remember playing cricket on the gymkhanas along marine drive in summer with the red leather ball and walking bak home from coz alteast one of us managed to loose the return fare everytime. Pooling money to get a cricket kit. i Sometimes miss the chowpatty of old before it was cleaned and everything There was a place there which was the only permanent building on chowpatty served nice masala milk ? i forget the name.
3/23/2006 9:38 PM

Sam

another one....'tandoroosti ki raksha karta hau lifebuoy...lifebuoy hai jahan...tandoroosti hai wahan....lifebuoy' heard dat this jingle was first sung by Jagjeet Singh jee.... And I remember .... 3/24/2006 3:19 PM Cricket broadcasts on Sundays being interrupted to be shown the News followed by the 'badhiron ke liye samachar patr'.

Raj

Then DD2, came along, and the telecast would be moved to DD2. The "Rukawat ke liye khed hain" screens.
3/24/2006 10:22 PM

Rukawat.... is unforgettable, so many interruptions when you least wanted them I am trying to recollect the name of an American TV show that appeared I'd say in the mid-80s on Sunday afternoons which had a black kid as the main character? Also I remember some German or Soviet detective show dubbed in English that ran late at night.....
3/24/2006 10:28 PM

Bhavik

aapan hyaana pahilaat ka?

Swati

3/25/2006 2:44 AM

the american show you speak of was delete 'Different Strokes'. Gary Coleman is currently trying his hand at politics. the others.. not soviet, they were german all right. you're referring to 'Der Alte - The Old Fox' and 'Derrick' aren't you?
3/25/2006 3:16 AM

Salil

the german show was dubbed " the investigator " wasnt it ?? and btw after diffrent strokes ended gary coleman worked as a lift (elevator) guy for a while... @vikram's mention of late night jain tv antics.. does anyone remember the russian channel TB6 ???
3/25/2006 3:22 AM

Freebird

Kingkini

Yeah thats the show where the elder brother Will and the younger fella kept calling the sister Kimberley -" metal mouth" coz she wore braces.Also "Mind your language"...that was a fun one too and "Some mothers do have'em" Anyone remember those?
3/25/2006 4:40 AM

The kid from different strokes is still a shorty...
Coddie

I can't believe only me and Kevin kn0ow about the morning Anime on AXN
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Whatchou talking about, Sahil?
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Raj

3/25/2006 12:18 PM

Farewell

Giant Robot series, used to be shown about 12-15 years ago on DD Metro was it? I still remember those arm movements the robot used to do before firing the bullets/missiles from its fingertips Miss it, have searched for it on numerous sites, it has vanished without a trace though.
3/25/2006 6:44 PM

has karamchand been mentioned? with his silly secy kitty?

Swati
3/25/2006 6:45 PM

Metro Dhamaka!!!
Vineet
3/25/2006 9:14 PM

superhit muqabala, geeto ka hain silsila, public ka hain faisla, superhit muqabala

Farewell
3/25/2006 11:41 PM

One of the only likeable Indian shows was Malgudi Days...
Coddie
3/26/2006 12:34 AM

Kevin

dont forget indradhanush. it was created years ahead of its time. infact, even now the science fiction stuff made in India sucks compared to that show. also stone boy was pretty good. the one that used to suck then was some serial called zigma or something like that which was copied from star trek.
3/26/2006 12:51 AM

Kingkini

Yeah the wannabe star trek was "Zigma". Giant Robot was something I loved too. Somehow in those days without cable it used to be always a struggle to catch the transmission especially on b/w ECE tv, and for some reason it was particularly hard on the days that Giant robot would feature. Also in the early days of cartoon network, late mornings had a Japanese animation about intergalactic wars and robots that were spaceships. Most of them are like that so it isnt a specific description I know, but just cant remember the name of that one...had a characters Lisa and Minmay or something like that. The other recent Jap. animation one was "Curious play" on AXN. They stopped showing that one too. Now there is "Animax".

3/26/2006 1:10 AM

And remember "Rangoli" (or Chitrahaar was it??)on DD on Sunday mornings??
Kingkini
3/26/2006 4:29 AM

Tejas: http://www.google.com/search?q=johnny+sokko
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Bombay

Rangoli on Sunday morning, Chitrahaar on Tuesday evenings, then moved to Thurday, then Wednesday. There used to be a Geet Ateet on Thursday evenings, which would show black and white movie songs.
3/26/2006 9:38 AM

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Just Read

Sam u said-"another one....'tandoroosti ki raksha karta hau lifebuoy...lifebuoy hai jahan...tandoroosti hai wahan....lifebuoy' heard dat this jingle was first sung by Jagjeet Singh jee.... "
Pravin Da

It was not sung by jagjeet but it was by Bhupendra the same person who sung 'ek akela ish shahar main raat ya do praharamain abodana(sabodana) dhoond taa hai' 'dil dhoond ta hai phir wohi ." @kingkini 3/26/2006 10:38 AM the wannabe star trek was sigma or space city sigma the guy who made it,ashok talwar is quite a genius as per me...(and a gentleman) who definately has his shots figured out right !!

Freebird

3/26/2006 9:57 PM

Sam

thanks Pravinda for d info.... ok again there was serial 'Stone Boy'....ohhh i liked it so much.... n also the 'Fairy Tales'....n 'Potli Baba ki'.... ofcourse malgudi days is my all time fav....it stil comes in some Channel...may be *one??..
3/26/2006 10:08 PM

Likeable Indian TV shows of old:Khaandan Buniyaad (If it were cut short a bit) Lifeline (One of the best) Dekh Bhai Dekh Dwidhaata (Marathi) Malgudi Days
Advait

Fill in the names for these: 1. Some short stories show on Zee aired on Sunday evenings. 2. Shekhar Kapur stared in this one. Something to do with a character called Yaksh. Damn it was intriguing.
3/26/2006 10:54 PM

Kevin

there was a serial with three kids: one boy with cat eyes, one fat boy and a girl who run away from home. dont know the name. there was "gotya". there was another one with a boy who gets some alien instrument which can make him invisible, fly, cause earthquakes, etc. dont know its name either.
3/26/2006 11:37 PM

Advait you forgot to mention Nukad, Circus and Fauji
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zoby

Sam

@ kevin 3/27/2006 1:00 AM hey i remember dat serial but cudnt recall d name... again there was another one...where 4 guys frm school used to do spying n burst rackets....d title song was somethng like 'ek do teen char...charo milke saath chalen to karde chamaatkar...' name was 1234... @just read 3/27/2006 2:01 AM thanks for the giant robot info

Farewell

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Pravin Da

I remember on radio there used to be (in Mumbai A,some thing like that- marathi station)'Gammat Jammat' and that jingle was too good -gammaaat jaammmaaaaat , gammat jammat tuka laya gammat ya jammat ...ya ya ya ..etc. and the Music on that station during changeover was also good 'dhun tun tu ...' @freebird 3/27/2006 10:25 AM Hey, no offense meant...I am sure he is a great guy. a genius too maybe...adapting a western sci. fi sitcom for an Indian crowd seems to be a good idea too especially for those times. Not to mention that I watched it too (thats how I know about it!!)till I discovered Star trek. But it still remains a take off of Star trek.
3/28/2006 3:26 AM

Kingkini

Sometimes during Sunday afternoons (if m not wrong) ... there used to be movies on the radio... actual movies.. only dialogues (obvsly).
Kunal

counds weird now.. but was kinda fun then...
3/28/2006 9:33 AM

d title song was somethng like 'ek do teen char The name of that serial was "Ek Do Teen Char" as well - one of those boys in the serial, named Vikas Khanna, used to be in my school, and I remember my class teacher gloating over how she had punished him so many times for not ever doing his homework!
3/28/2006 9:36 AM

Milind

Rangoli on Sunday morning, Chitrahaar on Tuesday evenings, then moved to Thurday, then Wednesday. There also used to be a Chayageet on Friday evenings... The first 2 songs would be from new movies and "sponsored songs" - the rest would be old black and white numbers... I remember we would stop watching after the sponsored ones were

Milind

done with - never realising till later, that the black and white melodies were the "real thing"
3/28/2006 9:38 AM

Milind

And of course, on Tuesday evenings Bombay Doordarshan would have "Chitrageet" with Marathi songs! - And there also was a Chitramala some time with songs from all possible Indian languages on Monday evenings.
3/28/2006 5:02 PM

I remember all these ... For we discussed all this in the first 10 pages of this thread.
Raj

Anyone has something new to add?
3/28/2006 10:02 PM

some intel-series the world this week ...by Pranay Roy turning point...by Girish Karnad surubhi ...by Siddharta kak n Renuka Sahani
Sam

Surubhi was fantastic!!!
3/28/2006 10:12 PM

chimanrao and gundyabhau

Swati
3/28/2006 10:15 PM

idhar udhar - ravi baswani - doordarshan

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yeah raj, (not surprisingly) this threads gone deja-vu back onto itself. btw, were you referring to something i said earlier? it's salil, not sahil..
Salil

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ok.. since i seem to be half a generation ahead of you guys, let me use it to my advantage and embarrass you people: 'fess up - how many of you wore caps that said either "friend" or "captain"(with a li'l gold chain on the side? how many of you played "Unicorns and Gargoyles" instead of cops n robbers? how many (this is the most recent) actually had the guts to stomach something called "Joly Jelly"? who remembers owning a black and white tv? anyone remember the first indian colour tv to offer a remote control? (that last one came from Kingkini's ref to ECTV (not ece, those were bulbs and tubes as more than one reference in this thread will tell you) i was intrigued by my neighbours ECtv only because it also had a hindi logo which read "EeKaa tv".. short for Eelectraanik Kaarporation, i'm sure. @Milind - if Vikas Khanna was in your class, did you guys give him a tough time for showing his willie in a movie called Basera?
3/29/2006 3:59 AM

I remember the day this thread started.

Vikram
3/29/2006 5:11 AM

comming to black and white TV those brands i remember were CROWN, STANDARD , UPTRON , ECTV, BUSH , KELTRON etc those foreign tvs were coloured but due to black and white Indian tranmissions they were also looking black and white till coloured transmission began SHARP , SONY , were some brands
Pravin Da

we could afford to buy black and white tv in 1981-2 (asiad games) when others started buying coloured TVs , we owned Crown TV ASIAD games were first to see in colour tv and that time colour tv craze and boom took place and buy back offers for black and white tv. TV was luxury in those days only few used to

afford , watching TV in others house was more intersting , as we all friends used to gather in one friends house who was owning tv , and watching film or wimbeldon or cricket with expert comments from sitting member were were really fun than that on tv . for info: the bus used in asiad games to carry players were then used for mumbai pune route by msrtc and it was called ASIAD bus , till now its called by same name
3/29/2006 5:28 AM

Joly Jely had a jingle that went to the tune of Cotton Eye Joe (Remember THAT!)... " It jiggles jiggles, it wiggles wiggles, JOly Jely, the drink that jiggles... Tried it. Yuck!
3/29/2006 6:21 AM

Irshad

I remember that Jolly Jelly ad. It had a really fat lady in it, I think it was Guddi Maruti....
Bhavik
3/29/2006 7:41 AM

My Grandpa still has the 1970 black and white TV and a 1940 radio...
Coddie
3/29/2006 8:23 AM

I didn't wear caps (still don't), but I remember those. We owned a black and white TV though
Just Read
3/29/2006 8:31 AM

kayyyyypooooooooooooo cheeeeeee :) and nukkad
Swati
3/29/2006 9:06 AM

We too had a B&W TV till I was 5

Bhavik
3/29/2006 9:07 AM

@Swati They revived Idhar-Udhar in around 1998 I think , but it bombed.
Bhavik

Isn't it the same show that's a remake of "Three's Company.."

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Akshata

a li'l more nostagia 3/29/2006 9:38 AM d 'MONGINIS' cake ad.its bak after so many yrs. shows like karamaati,gotya,filmi chakkar,phulwari bachhon ki,fun time(in d summer hols),junglee toofan tyre puncture,potli baba ki,suno suno trin trin trin jungle buk contest where u had to watch it every week n answer questions to win prizes
3/29/2006 9:58 AM

Pravin Da

This thread is going like stock market index first 1000 it took long time , now 170 in few days!!
3/29/2006 12:02 PM

remember the black and white TV company called Texla (i think) ?
Freebird

@Salil 3/29/2006 3:34 PM Was the first TV with a remote the Nelco Blue Diamond? With a detachable remote that also served as the front control panel of the TV? And no, Vikas Khanna wasn't my classmate, he was 3 years ahead of me... But I did go to the same coaching classes as Joy Ghanekar, the boy who played "Gotya" in the TV serial games 3/29/2006 7:08 PM Remember those kids' games... summer vacation stuff , I used to play with a bunch of other gujju kids and the hide and seek game I SPY was called ice-pice. And for time out you said "templisse" which I figured out many years later was Time Please. Under-arm cricket where everyone got a chance to bat.... bowling was your prerogative and if you caught the ball hit by the batsman

Milind

Bhavik

even after it touched the ground once " ek tappi" , he was still out.
3/29/2006 7:59 PM

Salil

@Milind, who's almost always right.. yup it delete was Nelco, no it wasn't Blue Diamond. Blue Diamond came a little later, with ads featuring Vinod Khanna. the ads for the first ones with the remote (and so right about the detachable front panel thingy) featured dilip tahil.
3/29/2006 8:40 PM

Raj

The first TV in our household, was a black and white Weston. After 2 years, we would be calling the mechanic every other month, who would then climb onto the roof, and point the antenna in the rite direction. "Abhi program aaya kyan?". "Nahi". "Abhi?". "Nahi". Often he would open it up for repairs, and I still have vivid images of those huge cathode ray tubes that were used back then.
3/29/2006 9:18 PM

Advait

Talking of TV antenna's I remember when every one had their own antenna at terrace. Then some smart ass would put a longer pole for better reception and that would result in "Ghost" images for all other whose antennae were below the longer pole propped antenna. Then someone would come up with an even longer pole :-) Also there was this craze for sometime of pointing antenna in a specific direction which would then get you some Russian Channels !!!
3/30/2006 1:39 AM

kaade peti kaade peti petat nahi majhi maitrin bhetat nahi kaade peti kaade peti petli majhi maitrin bhetli
Akshata
3/30/2006 2:08 AM

Pravin Da

on antina i remember we used to go to terrace (4 storey bldg in ghatkopar) from there we could see TV tower clearly and adjust the antina, now we can'tsee TV tower ,may be because of pollution and due to skyscrapers in between
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Pravin Da

Bhavik;For timeplise the other symbol was u spit on backhand and show u r 'thunki' for confermation
3/30/2006 4:40 AM

Nitin

INDUS CREED....Mumbai's first international Rock Band...guess it has sunk into oblivion now..
3/30/2006 7:50 AM

2 shows on TV: CRYSTAL MAZE UDAN CHOO
Akshata
3/30/2006 9:05 AM

Nirav

TV shows there was fraggle rock as well (dunno if discussed earlier on this thread) and i had COSMIC TV i guess company went bust soon after we bought it
3/30/2006 9:26 AM

it can't be that bad nirav, imagine what happened to NIKY/TASHA. after some success, initially with the niky tasha kitchenette (ANYTHING is possible with niky tasha kitchenette) the company decided to cash in on the craze in 1984 for all things 3D. Chhota Chetan, the first indian 3D film was followed by "Shiva ka Insaaf" the 1st hindi 3D film. then came a whole bunch more.. the Ramsays made Saamri, someone else made "Mahashaktimaan".. all hollywood films ever shot in 3D were re-released and there was also a whole bunch of 3D comics that came out, some of which i still have.
Salil

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NIKY/TASHA, decided to launch niky tasha 3D vision. a television that promised to turn your living room into a 3D circus. anyone who knows the principle of stereoscopic 3D imaging knows that to playback a 3D video signal you have to first shoot in 3D. Predictably, niky tasha's 3D television flopped - and badly. Mukesh Agarwal, the poor guy who owned the company went bust. then he married actress Rekha. Soon after; he killed himself.

3/30/2006 9:48 AM

The famous household brand Sumeet mixer and grinder is no more now.
Pravin Da
3/30/2006 10:06 AM

Milind

I had a few 3D comics of "Sheena: Queen of the Jungle" - a skimpily dressed voluptuous female... now that I look back at it, it was almost soft porn - in 3D
3/30/2006 10:09 AM

Milind

PravinDa, Sumeet certainly is around still... maybe its not as popular... in India at least however, its pretty popular in the US, especially since it comes in Dual voltage modes and with a heavy duty grinder... check here
3/30/2006 10:17 AM

yeah i htink my mum still might have the sumeet mixer grinder in our kitchen

Nirav
3/30/2006 12:01 PM

Mukesh Agarwal, the poor guy who owned the company went bust. then he married actress Rekha. Soon after; he killed himself. Must have thought marne se pehle thaakthook karnaa chaaiye...
Coddie

I remember Sheena... Hot... inspired me to watch Hentai...
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another grinder 'Singer' has also disappeared dis days... we used to see an ad -- sumthng sumthng...its a singer...evry morninggg its a singer...
Sam

3/31/2006 11:09 AM

Nitin

I remember TV video games like Contra, Mario and Duck Hunter....to which Mumbai kids were glued to like crazy.. @Nitin 3/31/2006 12:03 PM I did the same thing with ps1 and a SNES (Super Nintendo, 16 bit) emulator.

Coddie

I loved (and still do) RPG @Pravin Da 3/31/2006 12:36 PM I still use Sumeet mixer!

Farewell
3/31/2006 12:38 PM

Milind

I woke up today thinking about "Stick-em Stones" itty bitty plastic stickers, in all colours and glow in the dark kinds, that seemed to come out of nowhere... If you didn't have a few on your pencil box or your watch, you were old fashioned... anyone else go through that phase?
3/31/2006 2:55 PM

I remember those glowing stickers - they came in different shapes - squares, circles. diamonds etc.
Bhavik

Bhavik

This reminds me of JOLLY 3/31/2006 2:57 PM Kids used to play "Jolly" - It meant that whenever the other person on the game said Jolly , your hands should have had an ink stain or pen mark, otherwise the other guy scores more points over you. A couple of points' difference meant a punishment. Misha 4/1/2006 12:06 AM This is one of the best threads I have ever come across. Brings back so many forgotten memories... I wonder if this was mentioned before (there are way too many posts to follow up on), but does anyone remember the soviet era where khadi kurtas, jholas, "comrades" and misha comics were the flavor of the time.. thanks to all those who have shared this ride
4/1/2006 1:17 AM

anoop

Who remembers Opps Batts? That was rad... I often used a hammer strike or explosive elbow to grind my opponents backs... soon, people did the cutting the game thing where your cross your little finger..

Coddie

4/1/2006 1:50 AM

Susheel

Guys I am currently in Michigan USA. Originally from Bambai, the city. I cudnt hold back the tears from ur scraps. I love you all. God bless you and our city. Theres no place like Mumbai.
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Cody,
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Read Salil's post here
Vikram

We're now regurgitating posts....
4/1/2006 2:10 AM

I remember a Bandra WITHOUT a Bandra Reclamation. The sea started just where the bus depot is today. The ONGC flats were the only buildings there and no one wanted to live there becuse of the mosquitoes. I remember watching the giant landfill tractors things filling up earth into the Bandra bay when I was in school..
Vikram

Anyone remember the spate of copy-cat suicides that rocked Bandra (and Bombay) after "Ek Duje Ke Liye" came out? Couples would jump into the sea from bandra fort! Anyone remember the plywood shop that was where Toto's is right now? I do! (Well, I've lived in Bandra almost all my life so I notice crap like this)
4/1/2006 2:11 AM

Pravin Da

has anybody played 'attaya patya' it was wonderful game , we used to play in vacation and in night with extra lamps on , we used to shout toad toad something on winning. If u read any encyclopedia on indian sports

'atyapatya' is on first page.
4/1/2006 2:15 AM

So many brands one almost never sees anymore.. Singer, Sumeet, NikiTasha, Nelco, Corona, Campa Cola, S Kumars (They are still around bt previously they were like the ONLY people who made school uniform colours..we had to buy our standard grey color pants at Elco Arcade)
4/1/2006 2:15 AM

Vikram

Pravin Da

Vikram :Yes i remember that 'series of suicides after film ek duje ke liye it was in 1980-81 i hope
4/1/2006 2:27 AM

Pravin Da

Vikram we used to visit Bandra often as my uncle used to stay behind siaba hotel , bhatia bldg,that mahim causway road used to get flash flood from high tide time and during monsoon.we used to visit band stand with friends - and watch couples in diff positions!!
4/1/2006 10:19 AM

why, pravin da, i stayed in bhatia bldg. for 3 delete years as a PG. i stayed with a catholic family, the middle aged bachelor sons said exactly the same things about bandra that vik said a couple of posts ago. brands that were everywhere but no longer? i remember that on every railway station there were billboards featuring a moghul miniaturesque woman holding uup her pallu advertising Ranipal i think it was a fabric conditioner or something? there were also boards with a sardar couple dancing, advertising Hakoba i think the name is still used for that fabric with the holes in it.
Salil

Singer went out of the household appliances market but i think it's still a big name in sewing machines. remember the "you did it, with your merritt" ads? Zarapkars was a big name in 'easy installments' and wall paintings for 'V.G. Paneerdas - VGP' were also everywhere. S.Kumars tried something ambitious about 7 years ago, that flopped. Internet retail. did anyone lose money on that nonsense? another fabric brand which i can't see any more is Binny's. There was also something called "Peerless"

that people seemed to be investing in a lot. PravinDa, shed some light on this, if you recall? As kids we were subjected to savings schemes initiated by banks. i recall my mum getting me and my brother these television shaped piggy banks from Canara Bank. A couple of years later, Maharashtra bank had a similar scheme for kids and we got squirrel shaped piggy banks. i think the squirrel mascot was called Minti... and there was also a govt. scheme for children's savings called "Sanchayita" which was promoted through one of those films division animation films. i also remember having an apple bank, almost everyone i knew had one. it had a little button that you placed your coin on, and a plastic worm would come out of the apple and drag it in. anyone else remember these?
4/1/2006 11:00 PM

Ranipal- is a fabric whitner initially it was called Tinopol was early a monopoly item (Tinopol adv was famous in Radio used to come daily) which was objected by other manufacturer later as it was a chemical name and not to be used a brand name , so the company has to change name and started advertising as 'TINOPOL KA NAYA NAAM RANIPAL' slowly the ranipal became famous in this category, now aala , ujala and other brands came. About 'Peerless' a calcutta based pvt finance company ( i think started as chitfund company)started PVT insurance business with more attractive benifits than LIC, There was boom for investment and agency , every other person was made agent , i remember when I passed SSC in 1975 after few yrs i met one of my friend (who was doing Bcom) who said he is doing well part time as an peerless agent getting good commision (Rs 5000 in those days pm). Govt policy did not support this company that time and went in to some controversy , govt did not gave 80c benifits which LIC used to get etc. now after 25yrs govt opened Insurance for PVT sectors ! there were boom for CHITFUNDS also in those days but many people gained and lost money. on radio.. 4/2/2006 6:31 AM i remember listenin to "bhoole bisre geet" on radio....reallly ancient songs n my mom used to get all excited with them......only now i actually appreciate them!

Pravin Da

Archana

also ther was an ad abt 'competition success review' or smthin like that...
4/2/2006 9:43 AM

@vikram ... garden vareli sarees ..I dont see those advts as well nowadays....
Shailen

I remember seeing this line at the milk centers in the morning. i think it was warna or aarey . the milk used to come in those bottles with a tin foil cap.
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Milind

@Salil 4/2/2006 5:47 PM The VGP outlet still exists almost next to my house, in Sion... though from its appearance, it seems like its fallen on bad times...
4/2/2006 11:52 PM

Anyone remember the plywood shop that was where Toto's is right now? I do! (Well, I've lived in Bandra almost all my life so I notice crap like this) Aye! I do! I used to frequent the video game parlour next door when mortal kombt became popular.
Irshad

Peerless still exists and is a big advertiser in most business mags/newspapers (it's more into insurance and bancassurance, not really chit funds). Babubhai Jagjivandas that's one heavy outdoors advertiser that don't advertise as much now!
4/3/2006 12:43 AM

BJ BJ BeeeeJay! Babubhai Jagjivandas, Babubhai Jagjivandas, Babubhai Jagjivandas!

Vikram

4/3/2006 12:47 AM

I remember the Garden Ads ... You fascinate me !!!
Raj
4/3/2006 12:53 AM

Raj

And looking back, I must have been really outta my mind, when I paid some of my meagre pocket money to buy Hassan Jahangirs "Hawa Hawa". It was a craze then.
4/3/2006 1:10 AM

Oh God, I remember Hassan Jehangir's Hawa Hawa" We even had a dance that went along with the song...I'm scared that I still remember BOTH the words and the steps to the dance....
Vikram

On the subject of ads...How about "Every night I hope and pray, Dream Lover will come my way, And his touch will sweep me oooooofffff my feeeeet, cause my dream lover is the Bombay Dyeing man"
4/3/2006 1:31 AM

Advait

Talking of investments, i remember a scheme floated by a BEST employee which doubled ur investment in 2 yrs or something like that. It was based upon some chain investment logic but went awry.
4/3/2006 3:02 AM

Pravin Da

advait: I hope it was already discussed the persons name was Sherekar , and double in one month!!! not 2 yrs
4/3/2006 4:26 AM

another famous add on radio 'sirf ek saridon aur sardard se aaram naarahe ...' 'dada ji dada ji wo jo mohan ke dadaji ke daat nahi hai .. patani beta forhans tooth paste istamaal nahi kiya hoga!' anacin add was showing 4 fingers, for 4 remidies in one tablets , then it was realised that people were taking 4 tablets instead of one!!
4/3/2006 5:53 AM

Pravin Da

was it true that an anacin dropped in a bottle of "Sosyo" gave you a super-kick? btw, loved Sosyo, even if it was way too sweet. i guess they took the "thanda meetha" baseline too seriously..

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Bombay

here are some of the other nostalgic songs which used to be aired by DD The most famous one -- 'Miley sur mera tumhara tooo sur bane hamaraa...... sur kee nadhiyaan har disha se behkee saagar mein mileee...Baadalon ka roop leike barse holeai hoolei........bahut lamba gana hai :-)' ' then comes -- 'bajey sargaam har taraf se...gunje bankaar deshraag' while i was a kid ..i almost memorised d whole song...'miley sur'
4/3/2006 6:04 AM

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Sam

while i was a kid se kuch aur yaad agaya... 'jab mein chotta bacha tha...bada shararat karta tha...mere chori pakdi jati...tab roshan tha Bajaj'
Sam

Bhavik

Dabur Lal Dant Manjan 4/3/2006 7:08 AM Masterji :"To yeh hai apne daaton ki banawat, arre Raju tumhare daant to motiyon jaise chamak rahe hain" Raju:"Kyon na ho masterji , main Dabur lal dant manjan jo istamal karta hoon" Jingles 4/3/2006 7:09 AM "Washhhhhhhhhhming powder NIRMA" and "Hawkins ki siti bajee"

Bhavik

Doordarshan 4/3/2006 7:11 AM Remember the literacy ad ?? "....padhna likhna sikho..." Damn I also remember the family planning jingles " Do hi phool khilayenge" and MALA-D

Bhavik

@Bhavik 4/3/2006 9:53 AM Yeah... the literacy ad. The boy in the aid was frying food in forms of Alphabets and his employer asks if he was going to school and he nodded in agreement. And he was asked why he left school.
4/3/2006 10:40 AM

Coddie

another one ek titha li anek thithaliyaa , ek anek etc sam: that mile sur mera was picturised nice especially in the middle one shot became so famous we just used to see that shot and go. there sports man and woman with torch running and in one seen 'she' was looking wonderful seeing running. ( later came to know that she was Ms Mankad, national badminton player and wife of Ashok Mankad crickter)
4/3/2006 11:26 AM

Pravin Da

does anyone remember those chipmunk stickers in some candy???? almost every mirror n fridge in every house had em. also yankee doodle anyone???
Shailen

we didnt know about the sosyo and anacin we heard it was anacin n thumsup.. tried it on someone .. he acted weird .. prolly knowing we tried it on him n he pulled one on us ...
4/3/2006 1:18 PM

Meghna

duuno if this is relavant..but speaking of ads i absolutely loved the ujala song..."aaya naya ujala..char bundo wala...[four drops in the background] kapdo ke reshe tak jaaye...safedi ka naya rang laaye".. does anyone know any links where we cxan see all these ads again?
4/3/2006 4:27 PM

Raj

And I remember, when you would turn on Doordarshan, and would be hear/see something concerning Rajiv Gandhi every 15-30 minutes. Critics called it RajivDarshan instead of Doordarshan.
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Bombay

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Don Bosco's annual fun fairs... i can remember 'funky town' the song being played every three minutes lol
Swati

tryya luck tryya luck tryya luck
4/3/2006 9:39 PM

The Hindi news on DD was so heavily Sanskritized (it was almost too hard to understand) that the joke was instead of hearing "Ab aap Hindi mein samachar suniye" , it should have been "Ab aap samachar mein Hindi suniye".
Vikram

With the advent of AC studios, it's hard to see the bechari Marathi newsreaders trying in vain to swat the flies buzzing around their head while reading the news.
4/3/2006 10:17 PM

Milind

What I remember more are the frequent "rukawat ke liye khed hai" placards on TV, with flies settling on them...
4/3/2006 10:38 PM

I remember those Rasna add around 1980 which became popular , 'I love u Rasna' and Rasna became hit in the market and for every party and in summer at home rasna was common drink. I have met one food specialist Dr Rege who was doing consultancy in my earlier firm working on soya products ,soya baby food , soya milk , told me ,that he was behind the formulation of Rasna as a R&D cunsultant but he did not earn much but that company came up.
4/3/2006 10:40 PM

Pravin Da

Sansad Samachar ... my cousin used to call it Sandas samachar :-)
Advait
4/3/2006 10:41 PM

ya pravin da 'ek teetli anek teetliyan' is one of my favs .... i ve got d video....if u want it i can fwd it to u :-) from 'saksharta mission' i remember another one 'purab se suraj ugga faila ujaala....jagi haar disha disha...jaga jag saraa....kya yeh wohi Kishan hai?'
4/4/2006 12:28 PM

Sam

Does anyone else remember some silly limericks like these:
Raj

A B C D, E F G

G se nikla Gandhiji Gandhiji ne khaaya peru Peru se nikla Nehru Nehru ne khaaya kaakdi Bhaiya ka shendi waakdi .. Or was it just my neighbourhood? @Raj 4/4/2006 1:20 PM It starts of the same way but there are lot of variations to the same rhyme
Bhavik

@Raj 4/4/2006 2:29 PM yeah... these things were everywhere... in our neighbourhood, there was this 'ek don teen char' ganpati ke something something...
Coddie

it went on till twenty
4/4/2006 10:06 PM

Anyone remembers the cartoon which use to preach about Unity in diversity.... "Ek Chudia Anek Chudia" ... it goes like this...
Amar

Ek Chudia .... anek Chudia Daana chugne bheth raheee.... taa naaa taan naaaa taan naaa !!! :-)
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YEs, we all remember..
Bombay
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Vikram

If you read the rest of this thread, you'd find we've all talked about this before..
4/4/2006 11:00 PM

Amar

thanks Vikarm, this is a real huge thread and i have just joined this community .. so didn't had the paitence to go thru it all ... though its very interesting conversation .. and may even break some record of the longest running

topic in orkut ... btw i went thru some of them and really loved the giant robot link :) ... maybe in my freee time i will read thru it all...
4/4/2006 11:07 PM

Raj : there was similar thing mera pas tha hatodi hathodi se nikla Pataudi pataudi ne mara six six sey nikla Gibbs Gibbs ne mara ball Ball se nikla Hall Hall ne pakda catch khatam hogaya match
4/4/2006 11:24 PM

Pravin Da

Hey Pravin Da Ekdum fultu ... I donno whether this one has been posted earlier ..I couldnt go thru all da posts in the thread .. a new entrant ... Hey .. I do remember ... do ya . Padhna likhna seekkho O mehnat karne walo.. Padhna likhna seekkho O mehnat karne walo.. Ka Kha Ga Gha ko pehchano .. Ganit ko karna sikho ... A AA e EE ko hatyar bana kar ladhna sikho ..
4/5/2006 9:13 PM

Kunal

there were famous picnic time pass songs in those days sung during travel in bus Bambai sey aya mera dost dost ko salam karo raat ko khavo pio din ko araam karo (this song latter introduced in Film by Bappi lahri) another one in marathi meri tujhe kes laamb laamb laamb , papa baghi taan papa baghi taan..
Pravin Da

galyat sakli konachi hi pori kona chi aai bhi bevdi ani bapus bhi bevda hi pori konachi then pakad pakada pakada , khich ke pakad kheech ke pakad 3 cheer for.. hip hip hurray1

then that 'bongo' bajana dance on Bhagwan style 'bholi surat dilke khote naam bade aur darshan khote..'
4/6/2006 7:32 AM

Rachana

i remember how v wud die to watch DD n DD Metro.....those old serials like HUM LOG, NUKKAD...n i also had a crush on mowgli....n if sumone got a video casette, then how the entire bldg wud gather at tht house to see the movie......n crawford mrkt n elco mrkt were supposed to be the ultimate shoppin places.........n initially v didnt even hav a telephone n wud use the neighbours phone...... @Kunal 4/6/2006 3:47 PM That actually was Ka Kha Ga Gha ko pehchano .. aliph ko padhna sikho ...
4/6/2006 9:28 PM

Milind

Ka Kha Ga Gha ko pehchano .. aliph ko padhna sikho ...
Vikram

In which case, I suppose I was "anpadh" till I was 25! Hooray for Arabic classes!
4/6/2006 10:49 PM

i suppose they must have put that so as to not alienate those who chose to go to urdu schools? actually i would not be surprised, they used to (and still can) be quite paranoid about PC-ness.
Salil

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if i remember right, initially the 4th line was "O bhookh se marne waalo" which was quickly retracted and replaced with a repeat of the 3rd line refrain.
4/6/2006 10:50 PM

Crush on MOWGLI? Dear, you are watching too much hentai...
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Agni ka safal parikshan 4/6/2006 10:58 PM Anyone remembers the "Agni ka safal parikshan desh ki...something something..."
Vineet Bombay
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With Mr Rajiv Gandhi's face and the missile launch juxtaposed.
4/6/2006 11:13 PM

I think Its ". aliph bey padhna sikho ..."
Pravin Da

and not 'aliph ko'
4/6/2006 11:26 PM

Anyone remembers the "Agni ka safal parikshan desh ki...something something..."
Vikram

Agni ka safal pareekshan rashtra ki aazadi, suraksha tatha "something" ka pramaan hai...
4/7/2006 2:24 AM

" GIANT ROBERT " I still wish i have a watch like that ... GIANT ROBERT will come n with those Rocket fingers of his .. will do my codes ... Bro n me used to rush home from school aft 5:00 n a late bus wod miss our fav program ... also .. FUN DAY - 1 hr show on Sunday ... POTLI BABA KI ...
4/7/2006 2:26 AM

Kunal

Was it "Giant Robert" or "Giant Robot"?
Vineet
4/7/2006 2:27 AM

Vineet

http://www.stomptokyo.com/otf/JohnnySokko/Johnny-Sokko.htm
4/7/2006 3:34 AM

Sam

'jhunnur walle...chunur walle chunu ka baba...keeson ka khazana laya geeton ka blah blah... aya aya jhunu walle ..chunu ka baba...ayaaa baba aayaa...' i tried my best to recal d lyrics n write it dwn....can anyone of u remember few lines of potli baba ki.. OOpps galti se mistik kar diya .. 4/7/2006 3:53 AM Ya..Vineet ROBOT .. n cool link buddy .. Actually I had recvd only the pics in some FWD ..

Kunal

Fultu .. ekdum Dhassu ..
4/7/2006 10:50 AM

Raj

I remember, as kids, when someone used to tell us something which we had already heard of from someone else (or read about it much earlier in this thread), we would retort "Postman is too late".

4/7/2006 4:51 PM

Milind

Yes Salil - it was "O bhook se marne walo" before they changed it... I wonder what genius thought that a good line to put in !
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Agni ka safal pareekshan rashtra ki aazadi, suraksha tatha swayampurnata ka pramaan hai...
Milind

I scare myself when I remember all these titbits!!!
4/7/2006 7:01 PM

Didn't Ramdas Padhye the ventriloquist do the Lijjat Papad rabbit ad? The puppet saying Lijjat Papad hehe..... And I remember the child artist in most commercials was Baby Guddu and there were urban legend type stories about her that she was being injected with stuff to stop her from growing....
4/7/2006 9:37 PM

Bhavik

Kartik

anyone remember chandrakanta with its main theme being the otal absence of chandrakanta or anyone remotely connected to her after some episodes. still absence of cable made it popular.
4/8/2006 7:03 AM

a few days ago i posted this one to the orkut delete bombay group mail.. none of them got it then, so they better not post the answer guess the brand from the jingle: oranges and lemons sold by the penny smile with _______ flavours so many

Salil

hint: it's a soft drink. speaking of which, how many of you drew big "C"s with your fingers whenever a glass/jug frosted over?
4/8/2006 8:20 AM

campa?

Swati
4/8/2006 7:14 PM

Energee? Wild guess, since it does come in many flavors.
Raj

And any one remember a product called Dipy's, and the cowboy comic strip ad for it? I forget, if it was a Tomato sauce, or ketchup?
4/8/2006 7:31 PM

Or how about Sosyo, RimZim, Do it, Thrill, Citra, Teem, Rush, Bejois, Sprint?
Raj
4/8/2006 7:50 PM

Salil, is that Campa ?
Milind
4/9/2006 1:27 AM

I think it Energee
Shreeji
4/9/2006 3:57 AM

In school days we used to say 'Half circle full circle half circle A Half circle full circle right angle A' whats that!
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4/9/2006 4:20 AM

It's Trinka. Don't ask me how I know..LOL@ Salil.
Vikram
4/9/2006 4:29 AM

Bombay

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I remember it was in 1972-73 , 12 yrs old , I joined Savio Club at DonBosco Matunga in vacation (membership was cheap as it was subsidised because of foreign aid), It was my memorable days where I saw first time billiards ,carrom champion board, sketing , played season cricket, learnt basket ball ,BOWLING game (yes what u see now in malls),played volley ball,saw all musical instruments like acodian , drums , guitar etc(they had musical group) Brother Rocha (club head) used to stand in gallery watching our games in the evening and used to throw foreign postal stamps and we used to leave the game run for collecting it.Then we used to fight and sort out and exchange stamps which are duplicate. Every sundays we used to have english movies in the Hall for club members and their friends and serve cold cofee yummy! I have seen most of the then movies there like charlie chaplin's, laurel and hardy,Macanas gold, fivemen army, dirty dozen,10 commandments etc. Though we never understand their English words we used to say kya sholet pic tha 'eastaman colour' we use to have anual fair at Donbosco (as swati mentioned in her post early)we used to sit in stall whole day. Those basket ball state level matches with Indian gym , NNH ,Railways - we used to watch as our seniors play. Farookh engeener used to come there to play billiard. Shashi Kapoor was our default chief guest (ex Bosco). I think that club is no more there now!!
4/9/2006 6:11 AM

Pravin Da

Trinka !!! I thought that was a toilet cleaner
Raj

No Less Than

i remember...... 4/9/2006 6:50 AM the bread used to cost rs 2 n 10 paise then it was 2.35 then ppl were apprehensive to buy breads bcoz it was costly(the hike of 15 paise wo!) mumma used to give us 1 ruppee everyday, n we

used to enjoy the whole day in that our school fee was rs 15 for 3months,.... rememberances 4/9/2006 7:31 AM i think this is pretty recent but still i remember school days in the late eighties and early nienties....when dd was the king 12 noon fun time where in giant robot...and all those crazy serials....makes me nostalgic but the i thing i will never forget that i was born in BOMBAY.tats wat i learnt when i was a kid and i will never forget.i guess because everything was changin those f***in ppl thought of changin the name of my dear city
4/9/2006 8:20 AM

Rohit

And I used to save my pocket money of 1 Rupee, by walking to college, and getting a Gold Flake for 70 paise.
Raj

In my school days, I remember paying 25 paise for a half ticket.
4/9/2006 8:47 AM

Pravin Da

Myself and my brother used to walk to school 25mins to save 10paise each 1/2ticket single journey,buy groundnut chicky on the way and also buy one chocholate (which we never used to like)but we used to get small square photografic paper stamp size inside(suspense - we used to predict then whos pic will come) when made wet used to get Cricketers in action picture in black and white , which we used to collect. later in chocolate a paper with tatto used to come on making wet on cloth and ironing the print used to come on cloth. rembr the good ol days 4/9/2006 8:49 AM i rembr the campus was all my world the whole powai used to seem a jungle n the whole world to me.....
4/9/2006 8:57 AM

No Less Than

I recall when I was younger we used to swear when girls were nearby but act as if we don't know they were around... since we looked tough then. Also we used to copy the WWE taunts and all... While playing kabbadi (I was the captain), we all had the moves of a particular wrestler despite the fact that we had to simply touch them, we would use jabs or so. And if someone came in our line, we would be giving Bodyslams... I was given the wrestler role of Kane...

Coddie

@pravin da 4/10/2006 9:56 AM wasn't dat 'half circle full circle' thing COCA COLA? @all does ne1 remember a marathi serial called 'ase paahune'?
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yes u r right
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Pravin Da
4/10/2006 10:18 AM

I know "asse pahune". I can still sing the theme song "Asse pahune, asse pahune, asse pahune yete, ani stuti (?) gheune zaate" vik, vik... 4/10/2006 10:34 AM smriti deuni, not stuti gheuni. leaving memories, not receiving praise... that reminded me of vane kong, this chinese kid in my school who was singing raghupati raghav in the school assembly and sang "eeshwar allah tero naam, sabko santati de bhagwaan" santati=offspring as against the more appropriate and correct sanmati=like mindedness/wisdom
4/10/2006 10:40 AM

Vikram

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Salil

I remember whenever some bollywood song becomes hit there were other funny songs were made in similar lines those days like 'meri desh ki dhar ti sona ugle hire moti'
Pravin Da

has sung like this mixed with marathi' meridesh ki dharti don pay warti khalun distey mirchi' (excuse me for this )

dum maro dum mita jaye hum bolo suba sham harekrishna hare ram. that time BEST strike for diwali bonus was there, George Fernandis was leader , it went for many days so posters were pasted on bus later 'dum maro dum mita jaye hum bolo subha sham pahila bonus pichey kaam' ay nilegagan ke ta ley dharti ka pyar bade was sung like ayy bombai ka naam badha andhar bhara kacharaa (refering to migrants) mere saam ne wali khid ke main ek chaand ka tukda reha taa hai was sung like 'mere saam ne wali khid ki main ek doodh wala(bhaiyya)reha ta hai , wo chor hai wo daku hai wo doodh main paani dal ta hai' many more
4/10/2006 2:03 PM

I remember "ase pahune yetil". Remember, shwetambara. Back then, DD had a strict policy of only 13 episodes per serial. Dont you wish it was in effect today? Kusum and Jassi would have lived happily ever after. @salil 4/10/2006 2:20 PM Now thats one variation of Raghupati Raghav that might not have appealed to Gandhi
Milind

Raj

@Pravin Da 4/10/2006 2:47 PM Did you forget mentioning something along the lines of Ashok Kumar's compere from Hum Log?
Raj

Chan Pakaiya, Chan Pakaiya Chan ke upar lota ..
4/10/2006 9:33 PM

Raj: it all covered in many more like one 'avo baccho tumhe sikha du ...and included Dara Singhs name in between with vulgur comments' Dara Singh was so popular that he was like

Pravin Da

ultimate in strength and body (there was add few yrs back some thing on strenght kitni Dara singh jitni) because of Wrestling , one used to say Dara singh banna hai kya, khud ko dara signh samajh ta hai kya. Wrestling fight between King Kong and Dara Singh was like Finals, there were more fans of them than cricketers in those days in Mumbai.Randhawa his brother was also a wrestler King kong -Dara singh became household name. then came one Mighty Mongol Most of the wrestling compitition was taking place in one Worli Stadium
4/10/2006 9:54 PM

Advait

Was listening to "Jaanu Meri Jaan" from the movie Shaan, on my way to work today and it occured to me that most of the Bollywood songs in those days had 3 stanzas as opposed to 2 nowadays. The love songs usually had one stanza each for the Hero and Heroine and one duet. How politically correct :-) @PravinDa 4/11/2006 2:09 PM That ad about Dara Singh was "Everest cement ki chaadarein - mazboot itni, Dara Singh jitni" - am I right?
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Bombay

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I remember another Marathi show about a miser Bhikajirao, that was his name and the name of the show.
Bhavik

4/11/2006 9:07 PM

Bhikajirao Karodpati you mean
Milind
4/12/2006 1:33 AM

Hello Hello Hello Hello Inspectarrr!
Vineet

Dr Rajkumar -Bombay memories 4/13/2006 10:27
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Yesterday Dr RajKumar a noted kannada film actor and singer died , I felt very sad on hearing as I am a silent fan of him. A great loss to film industry. I remember in 70s when I was in school (NKES high school wadala-a kannada and english med school), Dr Rajkumar was once in BOMBAY has come for shooting in shanmukhananda hall Matunga , our school trustee - invited him to our school saying his fans are intersted in seeing him and he accepted invitation in short notice as our school was 1 km away. but he said he will come after the film shoot, immediately news spread , teachers were thrilled anounced in each class that Rajkumar is visiting school that day.Students were excited after 5.0pm when our school time over we all waited for him to come , sitting in hall , he came at aroung 6.30 pm along with heroin Laxmi and his wife , looking tired as he came straight from shoot whole day when i saw him first time 'wow' !! too charming , handsom ,he was in silk lungi and jhabba .The hall was jam packed , after all the bhasan , flower har etc students demanded a 'song' from him 'we want song' though tired he immediately sang song without any musical instruments and the hall was so silent listning to his song , he sang almost 3 songs continously, tears in our eyes with joy, It was a memorable day for me . 'endendu ninnanu maretu na nirala re' one of the famous song of his film
4/14/2006 4:55 PM

Pravin Da

Shailen

does anyone remember those really large ladders with huge steel wheels....I think they were used by people to change street lights or by firefighters .. i never saw those being used .. but there used to be one on the street.
4/15/2006 2:00 AM

A boring saturday afternoon which reminded me of a great boardgame that we used to play...Scotland Yard. Does anyone remember that?
Irshad

A certain Mr X has to trawl across the London and 3 detectives hunt him down within 28 moves. The dice is naturaly loaded against Mr. X. What fun!

4/15/2006 8:15 AM

Kevin

that ad is still shown on some channels. never played it though. some popular board games: ludo, snakes and ladders. carrom. monopoly (buying and selling places, remember the pink, yellow, blue money). cricket(it had a cricket ground with cricketers and a batting machine)
4/15/2006 8:43 AM

Pravin Da

Kevin: that game Monopoly was called Vyapar we used to play lot in early 70s -that time we were not knowing Bombay well and all names were there though we have not seen we have owned many in that game! ,I was wondering why Walkeshwar costing more in that game than other place
4/15/2006 9:54 AM

Anyone, remember those flip books from Thums Up. I still have one of Gavaskar playing the drive.
Raj
4/15/2006 12:11 PM

There was another one, I think it was Gavaskar drinking Thums Up
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Kevin

also miniature thums up bottles. remember the hero cycles, bsa cycles, tobu cycles
4/16/2006 12:45 AM

yeah i remeber scotland yard. still have it. might just as k friends to play it some time. also i had thumbs up flip books of gavaskar and kapil flip em one way sunny hits a cover drive / kapil clean bowls a batsman

Nirav

flip em the other way and they are drinking thums up
4/16/2006 1:56 AM

there were quite a few flicker books available delete then in that thums up contest. no cover drive by sunny though.. let's see which one's i canm remember.. Sunil Gavaskar - Straight drive. (you could stare all you like but you'd never see the ball in this one.. maybe he was just demonstrating) Sandeep Patil - Lofted drive (my favourite) Vivian Richards - Cover drive
Salil

Clive Lloyd - Sweep Kapil Dev - Bowling action Michael Holding - Bowling action. i vaguely remember one with Kapil batting too, but i'm not very sure. There was also an older black and white gavaskar flicker which wasn't part of this promo. and an unofficial old Gary Sobers flicker you'd get at the baloonwala's for 50 p.
4/16/2006 2:13 AM

Pravin Da

hey anyone remember spot the ball contest on paper they used to show a pic of cricket match and one has to spot and mark where ball could be and win a prize.
4/17/2006 6:07 AM

As i was watching discovery channel on inventor of Elevator - Mr Otis In 70s in mumbai very few skyscrapers were there. I remember those days when Deewar film was hit and that automatic door open /close lift in that film was new to us .we never seen such lift.
Pravin Da

My self and my brother got chance first time to see that when one of our relative got house in Cuffeparade area and he invited for house warming ,as we went that area it was like foreign to us all skyscrapers president hotel was beside that bldg , as we never saw cuff parade area that time when we entered that bldg Sealord (18 or 20 i dont remember the floor)we saw that lift wow

- deewar wala lift ! automatic open /close and baand darwajaa , we went up down many times , first we were afraid to go. From terrace we saw swiming pool of president hotel Which was on some floor , wow kya sceen hai! after comming home we were discussing with friends what we saw and all friends listening as if we were telling Deewar film story. 'lift mai daar laga kya' 'areey upar atak gaya tou' 'hey upaar sey dekh tey samay dar nahi lag ta kya ree' 'hey swiming pool mai kay dekhaa ' were some questions.
4/17/2006 2:37 PM

Milind

I remember when my grandfather took me and my cousins to the Worls trade center just to show us the escalators... we spent an entire afternoon going up and down those ... The pedestrian overbridge at Marine drive had escalators as well - but I never saw it work
4/17/2006 4:25 PM

yash

hi everyone! i feel so happy right now.. like i havent felt in many years. I have laughed so hard remembering the old days.. not as old as the anna days or the tram days. its amazing that memories comes back when instigated by some other parallel memories...I am not going to put any of them in here cause i think most have been put on in these last 2 years that this thread has existed. the school days were golden.. lots of space to play galli cricket and mri made rubber balls which were priced at 3.50.. even at that time teams collected 75 paise from each player in the colony and bought balls from the local general stores. "box-type" had become the game. Salil mentioned french cricket in one of his earliest posts.. yeah i remember it very clearly..was fun to bhe**%^&d hit the ball on the guys feet.Talking about advertising I dont know if anybody in the preceding posts has mentioned the very famous ad "A cigarette in my hand.. i felt like a man". school was fun on fridays with the white uniforms and white canvas shoes.. we used to get a think paste that you applied on the canvas shoes the night before friday morning so they would dry. and rainy days.. with gum-boots.... man...often we mumbaikars here discuss stuff that we grew up with but this here is a wealth of information. Thanks to all you guys. it brings peace to me to remember these days about bombay after so many years and especially when im away from the place.

I havent read all the posts. Has anybody read the book Shantaram.. by gregory david roberts?.... i met the guy last year on May 7th in Leopolds...I was so amazed with the book that I just had to go there once again and I actually met the guy... who had come there to see his friend from australia... this was the same day that abhishek bacchan and boman irani were shooting for "bluffmaster" at the gateway... the "piche mat dekhna piche mat dekhna" scene which i later saw here after it was released... yeah me currently reading shantaram
4/23/2006 2:46 AM

Nirav

by gregiry david roberts. And man this book has changed my view about mumbai. For a guy brought up in the suburbs, little did i know all my life about the drug cartels, the extent of availability and organised crime for me was little more than the D vs Chhota R and extorting wealthy builders. Well all said and done there is little petty crime in the city, and i feel safe moving out at any point in the night alone books.. 4/23/2006 11:09 AM guys..can u gimme a good list of books to read on bombay....its history n all....

Archana
4/23/2006 11:16 AM

Bhavik

start with Maximum City : Bombay lost and found.... Shantaram mentioned in the previous post is good too...

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Archana: Why spend money on books on Bombay, just read this thread (main author Salil)in detail ,I bet u wont need any book!

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Pravin Da

and if u still has time compile this and make a book!!
4/23/2006 11:21 AM

yeh thread ko compile kiya to who will have the copyright?
Bhavik
4/23/2006 11:26 AM

forget about copyright there wont be any copyleft!!!
Pravin Da
4/24/2006 4:45 AM

forget it, i've been trying to save this thread for i don't know how long i think i'm some 40 pages into it so far.. as for shantaram, nirav i'd advise you to take it with a pinch of salt, the more i read it the less i found believable. when he started talking about a widespread cholera epidemic in the late 80's - early 90's, i gave the book up. to top it all the guy almost ran me over with his bike.. riding full speed on the pavement during the kala ghoda festival a couple of months ago. thanks for the info on ranipal pravinda.. in fact there were so many ads in which i did not (then) know what the actual product was. there used to be poters/boards and small ads in the times for 'PECOPP' with half a black cat's head for a pest control company. freedom sanitary pads of course was a big mystery to me then too. as was 'OKASA' silver pills for men. A guy in my class used to carry his broke crayons in an okasa box and i would keep wondering what his dad took those piss for. and i'm sure a lot of people still remember the fist and rifle graphic of '303'. there used to be ads for 'tebilized' i asked a tutor once what 'tebilized' was and he said it's the same as 'sanforised'... like that would help. there were ads for 'steritabs' that claimed to remove impurities in water. i used to wonder how you could take something out of water by adding more stuff to it. Does anyone remember the first branded

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Salil

frisbee that was launched? or have i asked that before? i remember it clearly because the company that made them was NOT a toy company.
4/24/2006 5:59 AM

Freebird

they ran an ad for that frisbee didn't they ? this rings such a big bell in my head ...think think...
4/24/2006 6:07 AM

Salil

yup. and guess what, i've never seen this delete otherwise but they used another brand's property, the poppins characters, Ram & Shyam to advertise it. not very sure, but it's possible there was a promotional tie-up in the beginning. still, does anyone remember what it was called? and no vikram, i'm not giving out the answer on mail this time. was it... 4/24/2006 6:10 AM Leo Mattel?

Irshad
4/24/2006 8:14 AM

Freebird

yes yes leo mattel .. the hotweels guys .. they used to have a very fancy packaging for that i think.. didn't they also market bommerang at some point too ?.. tho unsuccessfully..
4/24/2006 10:45 AM

nope. i said not a toy company. leo mattel came much later, when leo toys decided to tie up for the whole he-man action figure and barbie franchise. before that was just leo toys, preceded by aurora hasbro and shakti toys which basically made a whole lot of guns and cars and a few board games. another memory some of you might have, is that before aquaguard became a household name, we had water filters in every house. ugly two tiered metal containers, and the top one had 1 or 2 ceramic 'candles' which would drip down filtered water into the lower container which had a tap. now 2 companies were at the top of this market: Crompton and Phirol. Phirol was also in every house in the shape of that filter which fit directly on to the tap. remember? typically a red rubberised plastic kind of thing that fit snugly on the faucet and a blue porous section that did the actual filtering? ring a bell? well Phirol was the first frisbee in the market

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with the "Phirol Firkee" dig out your old indrajals and you might find the ads.. @Salil 4/24/2006 11:47 AM Didn't Phirol use a clown to advertise their Frisbees? I think that clown was a comic book character too - but the name slips my mind at the moment...
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Bombay

Bozo - I think that was the name of the clown...
Milind
4/24/2006 3:08 PM

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Yeah, I remember both the types of filters that you've described Salil... one of the science textbooks even had a description of that. And also Godrej refrigerators, that initially didn't have the automatic defrost, so every weekend the whole thing would be cleaned up to get rid of all the accumulated ice. Ever notice that the old time Godrej fridge had A LOCK AND KEY? I think I read somewhere that lock-and-key for the fridge is an exclusive Indian phenomenon.
4/25/2006 5:12 AM

Bhavik

I am half way through Shantaram, and it reads like a Bollywood potboiler, rather than reality. Speaking of books, has anyone else read "Crazy Bombay", by Gangadhar Gadgil?

Just Read

4/25/2006 5:48 AM

i would keep wondering what his dad took those piss for. You went to school with Morarjibhai's son Kanti?
Vikram

P.S. Shantaram is quite a crappy book really. Badly researched (even though he "claims" it's real life)
4/25/2006 6:26 AM

Salil

yeah milind, i vaguely remember that delete bozo rip off.. do you remember a detergent brand that used a clown? in fact the back of the carton had, for a while; a clown puppet you could cut out and string together. i loved the carton that came with a double decker bus model you could assemble after you cut it out.remember the name of the detergent? speaking of paper puppets, the old OLD colgate logo could be cut out from the toothpaste carton and made into a puppet too.. bhavik, they still make locks for refrigerator doors. i think it may well be an india only phenomenon. like the locks they have for telephones.
4/25/2006 6:32 AM

Wow! This is certainly a great walk down nostalia lane. Adding to the train of thoughts, 'Rukavat ke liye khed hai' on DD with the rainbown colored stripes one had to watch for long periods of time before getting on to the show.
Srilakshmi/Meera

Talking of books based in Bombay, 'Family Matters' by Rohinton Mistry is a great peek into the Parsi community. Have you read it?
4/25/2006 8:30 AM

Is that detergent name 'Point' from mysore soaps,
Pravin Da

and about lock on godrej refrigeratorthey were first in lock business na, so its sort of advertisement!!
4/25/2006 1:27 PM

Amit

recently looked at maximum city nice book think i have already discussed this somewhere else salman rushdie's moors last sigh and midnights children also paint bombay very beautifully @salil 4/25/2006 4:43 PM Are you talking about Hipolin?

Milind
4/25/2006 10:02 PM

Wow this thread is brilliant!

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Going back to Phirol .. was it not Phirol Phirkee ? I somehow remember it as Phirol Phirkee.
Advait

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@Artist 4/26/2006 12:33 AM all bouncers...

Coddie
4/26/2006 7:31 AM

@Coddie, more like beamers.
Kevin
4/26/2006 10:14 PM

Mahalaxmi

remeber those days when every Sun they showed movie on DD n the whole family plus the neighbours wld gather around to watch them
4/26/2006 11:12 PM

And I remember the deathly silence and deserted when Mahabharat was being aired. And hearing MAHAAABHAAAAAAAAARAT echoing from every single TV set in the nation. I remember Bharat Ek Khoj. Chitrahaar. Those educational cartoons---- that unity one with bela gulab juhi champa chameli all forming a garland together and that morphs into the outline of India. Ek, anek and the pigeons trapped in the net.... How the 'Superhit Muqabala' revolution hit us. The first

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non-DD channel---- was it CNN? Funny how we had DD and DD Metro, and only part of the day, and we still had better stuff to watch than what we get with a hajjar channels today. And we got by JUST FINE without Ekta Kapoor. GOD! I remember the endless classical music sessions that happened all afternoon with faux painted sets with fake flowers, with the background in 'soothing' shades of blue and green, with women in Kanjivarams and venis in thier hair. Rukawat ke liye khed hai.... And those Rainbow stripes---- help! Times of India didnt publish cartoons during the Gulf War, and I was pissed as hell. I was a very unsympathetic child I guess ;) Amul Chocolates! They've completely dissapeared! I remember flavours like Fruit n nut, orange apart from Milk chocolate.... Help me out here.... What WERE the others?! Then Nestle was launched.... And how they had a wider range when they launched than they do now. There was a pretty nice dark bitter chocolate.... *sigh* Campa replaced by Coke! Okay this is recent history for most of you... but I'm a bit chronologically challenged.
4/26/2006 11:24 PM

guys do u remember the "Gold Spot" drink... there used also b a silly game associated with it.

Amrita
4/26/2006 11:32 PM

A chance remark by a co-worker this morning and all I can think of is Archana Puran Singh with her trademark "Wah! Kya Scene Hai" show...
Vikram
4/26/2006 11:39 PM

@Amrita Yeah totally.... @Vikram You've got a looong day ahead! :P
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Does anyone else remeber those early 90s long flowy skirts and those extra-tight broad belts with loud flashy buckles, the big madhuri-dixit curls and the extra-pink make-up?

Pooja Bhatt actually made a debut once upon a time. So did Karishma Kapoor. Tabu and Ajay Devgan singing Ruk ruk ruk?! Shah Rukh Khan back in the days when he actually acted and gave you the heebie jeebies.
4/27/2006 12:06 AM

karishma used to look so weird, with her thick eye brows.. she looks so much more feminine now..

Amrita
4/27/2006 12:13 AM

xtra-tight broad belts with loud flashy buckles ???
Coddie

I wear em NOW...
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sachin

walking down the road right in front of the police headqurters near crawford market at around 8.00a.m in the morning.the only movement was the poor people who used the posh marble steps of fancy stores like roopam,samrat,cambel,shetal as a bed to lie down on,because they had to leave as son they could .......the stores would open in a few hours and ven before that the policemen doing their rounds wiould harrass them.
4/27/2006 3:56 AM

too many things about south mumbai when people were not paranoid as they are now

sachin
4/27/2006 7:21 AM

People are paranoid now? About South Bombay?

Dylan
4/27/2006 9:44 AM

@Dylan, Dude, i remember you from Crimson Glory.
Kevin
4/27/2006 10:07 AM

This thread is so nostalgic.... Especially now that i m here, it reminds me more of Mumbai
Kavita
4/27/2006 1:05 PM

Aditi

i remember my days in maneckji cooper school...we used to get Energee milk and 2 parle g biscuits during break time. as soon as the bell rang for break everyone used to run to get hold of the few bottles of 'coffee' flavour Energee.
4/27/2006 1:40 PM

I remember the weekend blasts at The prabhu
Gaurav
4/27/2006 10:51 PM

remeber the boost n milo tryouts in school where we used to run to drink the free drinks
Mahalaxmi
4/27/2006 10:55 PM

I remember when Vivek Oberoi had a hit...

Coddie
4/27/2006 11:07 PM

No Codie, I dont think that has happened as yet... not a solo hit at least. Found myself humming the "Cigarette in my hand" spot this morning.... Hmmm

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4/28/2006 1:46 AM

I remember watching Ajay Devgan in a black ganji shooting the 'entry sce famous action films near my house. (Also remember watching the film & s watched that scene being shot")
Aditi Bombay

Remember Divya Bharti being my favourite actress
4/28/2006 1:52 AM

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havent had a chance to browse thru the entire forum ....but failed to find a "aamchi mati...aamchi manse" on DD. I think it used to be aired on weekd
Nevil
4/28/2006 1:57 AM

amchi maati amchi manas..santakukdi..kilbil..chimanrao and gundhya bha lamp..sports round up...saptahiki..chaya geet...phool khile hain gulshan g rukaavat ke liye kheyd hai
Swati
4/28/2006 7:45 AM

@Aditi, There is no coffee flavor energy. It must have been chocolate flavor. It's s
Kevin
4/28/2006 8:12 AM

^^ there definitely was a coffee flavour

Aditi
4/28/2006 9:08 AM

yes its simlar to cold coffee , It was my favorite too , we used to get in Sa sundays (I have already mentioned this)
Pravin Da
4/28/2006 9:09 AM

savio club..don bosco...wont u take me to funky town blaring...couples jiv songs..sigh..some time around january-feb it used to be..the savio fair

Swati
4/28/2006 9:11 AM

Pravin Da

yes read this http://www.orkut.com/CommMsgs.aspx?cmm=972&tid=1026648&na=4& 1026648-2457950605295888696
4/28/2006 9:47 AM

i'll vouch for that too... coffee was my favourite energee flavour as well. in probably the only one i liked.

Salil
4/28/2006 10:01 AM

Well to be fair, I also liked the pineapple flavour...
Milind

I had a pineapple flavoured milkshake recently at the Aarey parlour next t the Gateway... loved it, after so many years...
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eeeww i hated pineapple flavour...used to hold my nose & gulp it down. talking abt school days...i remember the '93 riots... initially i was damn kicked coz it meant holiday from school & our exams were cancelled...gradually that excitement turned into confusion/fear when rumours began doing the rounds of our building....that a 'chaakoo vaala bhai' was hiding somewhere in our compund or xyz's father was nearly stabbed on his way back from work. i think that was the first time i was introduced to communal differences by some older kids in the building who told us little ones.. "if someone asks whether you are a hindu or muslim, dont answer because if he is a muslim he will kill u because u r hindu."
4/28/2006 11:34 AM

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Pravin Da

On that riots- how diif each place of mumbai at that time - our area was safe for both Hindus and Muslim I remember its was saturday I was working overtime that day in Mulund factory and life was normal there , i wanted to go to wadala temple , so i went by train to dadar everything looked normal trains rly station all crowded , in dadar i went to one of my friends house who was just behind that sawminarayyan temple( now that bldg is taken and rebuilt by sawminarayan trust) after that at about 6.150 pm I started walking towards Prithamm ,then dadar TT crowded diminished and then at Dadar circle I was alone on middle of the road no vehicle,no pedestrian only police van and fire brigade enggine , at 6.15 pm in dadar no pedestrian, shops closed was imaginary thing , i was bit tense and nervous ,(curphew was declared and police were anouncing BEST buses stopped frm 7 pm onwards since previous night Dawood shoe shop was burned ) I was almost dragging my feet forward I manage to go to temple and came back hurriedly from same route to dadar railway station and scene changed station crowded trains crowded i came back to

ghatkopar stn then came walking home roads were crowded as usual as if nothing is there , i narreted the dadar incident at home they could not beleive i have gone through tense situation 1 hrs before. This is Mumbai !! its different!
4/28/2006 11:41 AM

Aditi

the girls might remember this game... FLAMES F = friend, L = love, A = adore, M = marriage, E = enemy, S = sister(?) & a later variant was FLASHES Also name, place, animal, thing
4/28/2006 11:53 AM

the guys might remember chor police
Shailen

@Aditi 4/29/2006 12:10 AM The 'A' stood for Asshole not Adore... HEY HEY HEY!!! Super 'I remember' post...
Coddie

how many of you have played text book cricket? Where the last digit of the page number decides the runs you make (7 makes 1 run, 8 is no ball, 9 is wide)
4/29/2006 12:56 AM

Freebird

yes !!... text book cricket .. the saving grace for all history classes ...
4/29/2006 1:40 AM

Coddie : yes , text book cricket ,we used to play in 70s also!! during english , history and geography period. also we used to make animation cartoon step by step pic of cartoon in each page of 200page rough note book corner and then on moving (shufling) page fast we used to see that cartoon moving its hand leg , walking etc.
4/29/2006 7:36 AM

Pravin Da

text book cricket! i always lost :-( remember the indipop singers of the 90s...sunita rao (pari hoon main), mehnaaz (banoongi main miss india), shaan & sagarika (pyar mein aisa hota hai), shweta shetty (johnny joker), biddu (boom boom), colonial cousins... had totally forgot that they existed until i saw suneeta rao & mehnaaz at the kalaghoda festival.. & colonial cousins judging saregamapa

Aditi

@Pravin Da 4/29/2006 9:52 AM You guys seriously needed a life... I mean what the hell were the girls for?
Coddie
4/29/2006 9:57 AM

We used to play something something called penfight on the school desks. Donno if it happened elsewhere too...
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dekho na ... johhny johhny joker !!!
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Freebird
4/29/2006 11:49 AM

I remember pen fights! There was a whole year in the 5th standard when that was a craze
Saurabh
4/29/2006 1:43 PM

HELL YEAH!! Pen fights live forevermore!!! I remember people specifically bought the rubber gripped pens in order to last longer in the battles...
Coddie

the savkar kids bought the special gripped big ones costing around 50 bucks... if the one with a bad pen defeated the bettter pen... he was like Mithun, poor Hero beating bad rich villan
4/29/2006 8:00 PM

Kevin

our desks had small circular pits for ink pots. so we used to play carrom with our erazors. also football on the last pages of the book. the page used to get thrashed though.

4/29/2006 9:31 PM

Pravin Da

In small recess we used to play table tenis on class room table also cricket in class room with paper ball (papers crimpled to make round and tied with rubber bands ro make small ball) and thik note book as bat and scores are as per hit on wall , dist , which row of bench etc and if ball goes outside class through door or window means he is out.Fielding standing on benches and on rows between benches , one person used to stand out to see any faculty members or peon around and used to warn us.
4/29/2006 10:55 PM

Chalk fights...beats all.
Vineet
4/29/2006 11:16 PM

BOINK! NONE OF YOU WOULD REMEMBER THIS!!! During rubber rubber cricket my 3rd-4th grades, we had this special little bats measuring perhaps 2 inches and a little ball 1.5 cms in diameter... we used to play with that...

I also recall overhearing some girl games... 'Aa mina Super celo crazy girls lazy boys' and the rest is not in my mind...

Coddie

Also, how many of you played statue-statue? There was a variation of 10 blows if someone moved while getting statued... that lame Ash-Sallu movie ruined the reputation of the game
4/30/2006 3:12 AM

Aditi

aa-bina. super sina. bing bong. crazy girl. aa bina super sina bing bong crazy girl STATUE. Statue statue police will catch you dog will bite you mother will kiss you father will hit you! (hit the person closest to you as you say 'hit you')
4/30/2006 3:43 AM

Eternal

chalk fights, i agree, vinit! that was fun... esp when done during a class... when d teacher turned around to chalk out

somethin on d blackboard
4/30/2006 11:08 AM

there was some chalk fight in class 7. though i was a culprit a friend was caught with chalks inhis hand and had to buy 2 boxes asa punishment
Nirav

and @ codie that cricket set is damn old man
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Bhavik

Is this the same cricket set which came on a green cloth that was the pitch and little plastic players whose feet were attached to little green openscissor shaped plastic pieces - that's how they "fielded" A little ball was passed over a slide which had different levels for "fast paced" and "medium paced" and the batsman hit with a little plastic bat. And the green cloth had markings where fielders were supposed to be placed on.
4/30/2006 12:30 PM

Babhubhai Jagjivandas Duckback shoes bags and all Squeezee waterbottles Red color gum boots for the girls :))
Shailen

Anyone ever hated gumboots? I totally detested them
4/30/2006 12:39 PM

Shailen

Farhad Wadia... at rang bhavan on the nights of 14th and 15th August every year .. till the government intervened.
4/30/2006 12:43 PM

Aditi

i loved gumboots. until i reached my tweens & wanted something more girly...then i used to wea 'rainy shoes'...plastic/rubber pumps which now i find absolutely ghastly!!

4/30/2006 7:26 PM

Nevil

Not sure if you guys played cricket like this...randomly open the even page number of the book the number ending with "0" was out. also playing cricket on paper with one person doing field placemnet and the bowling and other player batting, bowling and batting was done by pressing the pencil tight on the paper and then releasing it in one desired direction!..football also played similarly..and also name, place animal thing... pen fights were all time fun...and also scale fight...i dunno how many scales i landed up breaking...buying the most flexible scale the reason being the ability to flip it!
5/1/2006 12:14 AM

The gumboots rocked... I used to buy the much larger ones in length and tucked my trousers inside them and wore a very huge leather belt with a gigantic buckle and a black raincoat...
Coddie

Man, it was so weird and cool note: Yes, I have been a weirdo since long... I just liked the gothic warrior look it gave
5/2/2006 1:02 PM

Timeplease! for some odd reason we used to lick the back of our palm, stick it in the other kid's face & then say timeplease. & i was damn smart...when the person coming to give me 'dhappa' was close i'd quickly shout timeplease & say...oh im tired..so i'd never be out.
Aditi

oh & the person whose den it was, was called 'denner' & i remember our english teacher trying to convince us that there is no word like denner...that was so disappointing. & does anyone remember those plastic ice cubes we used to put in our water bottles?
5/2/2006 10:35 PM

I recall in Holi we used chalk powder to colour each other and I also remember fracturing a wrist when he tried to give me the 'dhappa'... Moron brought his Dada, Dadi, Mama, Mami, Mummy, Daddy, Big Sis and a cousin to school...
Coddie

I think it is quite notable that till 9th Std... even if there was a scratch on someone, he would bring his family to get vengeance whereas in 10th... to save his impression and look cool among the girl he would plan a sneak revenge attack (I know, none of you remember)

plzzz join this coomunity 5/3/2006 5:14 AM BEST buses
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Okay, your exams are over, but I suggest you GET A FUCKIN LIFE! Go ride a BEST Bus will ya!

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Kyu gusaa hoti ho... naadaan hai bacha..
Coddie

@avinash 5/3/2006 10:23 AM that's tue independence rock at rang bhavan every year that is one nice memory !!
Freebird

It's a pitty what happenned to all that Rang Bhavan Rocked !! hey 5/3/2006 10:58 AM anybody remember photo romance ? are they still around? i had friends who went went ga ga over them and even had their own fav heroes :)

Monks
5/3/2006 11:47 AM

Another super I remember! Fire in the mountain RUN RUN RUN! or something like that...
Coddie

how bout Stop Palti? Where one person if sighting anyone else can issue a stop making him lose...

Whereas Palti was a pat on the back by a person not stopped yet... very ninja like. How many of you played the WWF cards where you compared height weight and all... join this too 5/3/2006 12:26 PM http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=12445052

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5/3/2006 12:45 PM

Aditi

WWF trump cards! Hulk Hogan was the no. 1 rank. & the highest 'chest' was 52..dont remember whose. some card packs had couple of scantily dressed female wrestlers & the guys used to drool over them, hoping they'd get the one wit the best 'chest' stats.
5/3/2006 2:08 PM

And Bret Hard Hitman with his blue glasses.. and Undertaker without any eyebrows!

Srilakshmi/Meera
5/3/2006 2:24 PM

Nevil

Macho man, shawn michales with his flashy shades and british bulldog and lex lugger with best chest and biceps.........yokozuna being the heaviest!...i'as once in my 7th std caught watching WWF postcards in school......and the school authorites freakin took all of my 150-200 odd postcards away!........lol.........good old days!
5/3/2006 2:51 PM

I have not checked the previous posts so dont know whether this one is a repetition.. But I remember trying to get my hands on those "flick" cards.. A set of cards with Sunil Gavaskar in different poses while drinking a Thums Up (I guess)
Shailendra

So you "flick" the cards and see him gulping down the whole cola!! Power failures; shadows on the wall; Maggi book
5/4/2006 3:04 PM

I'm not sure if this should go in this thread... but today as I sat in my lab in front of the computer a while back, there was a momentary voltage fluctuation for a fraction of a second which was back to normal in no time - but enough to feel it and turn off the computers with all unsaved data gone....
Bhavik

It reminds me of the power failures we experienced in childhood , and still occasionally happen in Bombay, fortunately not as much as the rest of the country. We'd all gather either at our house or the neighbours' , and it

would be an impromptu social gathering with rumours and speculation about the power and as kids we'd make shadows on the wall with our fingers and palms.... now that reminds me of a little "Maggi book" that you got in exchange for a certain number of Maggi noodle packets. The Maggi book had a lot of shadows you could make, also some comics/stories and puzzles.
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Bhavik:r u in US? what sort of lab u r working , no UPS,spike buster, window XP ?? and voltaje fluctuation?
Pravin Da

This is not happeneing in Mumbai at least.
5/4/2006 6:09 PM

Bhavik

Hahahaha, yeah it happened , but was part of some repair/new installation where they warned us in advance... Some of us were too smart to not heed their advice Windows XP does not save unsaved data in a situation like this ,does it?
5/4/2006 9:25 PM

@Bhavik I'm sure it will if you make enough blood sacrifices to Bill Gates.....
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Bhagat

floodssssss 5/5/2006 12:05 AM nightmare..... mumbai had seen in ages.... but thts not what i remember much ... i remember the way Mumbai fought back and revived within few days... the camaraderie and the mettle shown by one and all was nothing short of heroic or being called JUST AWESOME!!! Mumbai rocks......

5/5/2006 3:13 AM

Shree

i remember those debateful evenings with friends at a usually empty Prithvi sit out - smokes n 1 irish coffee could last hours. these days the place is more like a pick up for wannabe actors even on weekdays Chacha Deepak 5/6/2006 5:37 PM Can't find an earlier mention of this. In the 1960s Akbarallys used to have a Santa Claus clone around Diwali time called Chacha Deepak. Kids would go to him and tell him what they wanted (I think it could be for Christmas? - getting hazy). I went once and he gave me a little bag of goodies (including a miniature Cadburys choc smaller than one could buy). After asking me what I wanted as a gift, he asked where my parents were. I said my dad was standing outside the shop and he pushed me off with a grunt! I wonder if the idea was to get the parents to the counter where they sold the desired item. In later years I was bemused at the business model of this "department store" - the first in Bombay I think - and how it managed to survive.
5/6/2006 7:35 PM

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Ash, We mentioned it here
Vikram
5/6/2006 7:53 PM

Hooray! I had a pepsi yesterday..NOT the cola..the forzen Rasna type stuff in a little (filthy) plastic baggie...I thought they stopped making those years ago. I remember buying the small one for 25 paise and the big one for 50 paise. My favourite was the kalakhatta flavour.
Vikram

Well, I found a store on Pali Hill that sells pepsi and I had about 6 in a row. they don't cost 25 paise anymore ..they're 5 Rs each!! They also had the raspberry-vanilla duet icecream that I remember being the biggest fan off. I'm gonna try that after my run this evening. Hooray again!
5/6/2006 9:57 PM

Pravin Da

Vikram : we used to call pepsi cola for that in those days before pepsi came to India , its still available in small hotels or stores here also and price may vary depends on quality of water and ingradients , its also available at Rs 1 and 50 paise (very small size) ,available in area mostly near big grounds where people play cricket

5/6/2006 10:07 PM

RoDz

we used to get He-Man (and the Masters of the universe) comics with every two bars of FUDGY chocolate bar. I think the bars cost around Rs.5-6 each.

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Aditi

talking abt chocolates reminds me of that pack of 3 nestle chocolate bars -- dark chocolate, milk chocolate (the one wit a red cover) & milky bar. Is Nestle Dark Chocolate still available anywhere?
5/7/2006 3:42 AM

Rohit

Hey Pravin Da and Vikram... Those Pepsi colas are still widly available in most of the rural areas. And the best part is they are still available at a low cost....50ps for the water ones and 1Rs for the milk ones(small size).Big ones cost Rs2 Considering the exponential rise in everything else...this is one product whose price has not gone up much. I always make it a point to have pepsi cola when i go on any trek....since they are available in all the villages.
5/7/2006 3:44 AM

Rohit

Hey Aditi.... I think those Dark Chocos by Nestle are long gone...used to be my favourite too... U can try the Hersheys dark choco..they are awesome!
5/7/2006 10:37 PM

Has anyone seen pictures of deities, drawn on the roads, with coloured chalks lately. I have not seen them for quite a while now
Advait

5/8/2006 12:32 AM

There was a giant Sai Baba one on the footpath near Kalaghoda a couple of days ago..
Vikram

Pepsi!!! 5/8/2006 11:22 AM along with 'bada' pepsi and 'chhota' pepsi, there also was the "milk" pepsi. I think that was 50 ps too.
Dylan
5/8/2006 11:39 AM

I recall drinking them till third standard... My health grew worse and had to stop them then by Parents orders
Coddie

There was something like rose milk and coffee milk versions which I loved a lot. We used to get them for like 50p - 1 r. Pictures of dieties 5/8/2006 11:40 AM Don't you have religious symbols implanted as tiles on road-facing walls just to deter people from peeing on them?

Bhavik
5/8/2006 12:34 PM

The red cover one(i forget its name) and the milkybar versions are still there... but the dark chocolate is no longer available.
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5/8/2006 1:02 PM

Rupali

woooooo i am getting nostalgic here. i used to hv thes pepsi colas when i was in my school. there was this shop near our school from where we used to get them for 25ps. well ...... gaya woh zamana. As for the tv progs ....... i used to love giant robot & the way the jap kid used to say it "Come on Giant Robot" And i still remember waking up on Sunday hearing to Rangoli songs. And then Ramayan & then Mahabharat. Each household watched these serials & there was quietness on roads. Then there were the serials like potli baba ki & jungle book. And who can forget Trishna, Rehne do ji, Aakar & Sukanya which used to come on DD in afternoon transmission. Also during the summer vacations in afternoon transmission on DD they used to also show fairy tales. All these sends me in the yesteryears of Bombay Long Live the Spirit of Bombay & we Bombayeties

Love You BOMBAY
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Summer fun 5/8/2006 10:42 PM Anyone own a BSA bike? I remember pakaoing my dad for months until I got a BSA bike just in time for my summer holidays. Summer holidays se yaad aaya: 1. Joining a "circulating" library run out of a tiny shack every April and reading every Enid Blyton, Desmond Bagley and Alistair Maclean ever (PS> I'm talking about me as a 10 year old btw..so don't judge me for not reading Harold Robbins and the like..) 2. Waking up early in the morning to head to the bicycle shop to rent a good bike for 3Rs per hour and then heading off with a gang of about 20 kids to explore Pali Hill slopes.. 3. Fighting with each other over who gets to eat the raspberry part and who gets the vanilla bit in the "Duet". 4. Raiding my neighbors terraces to open and snack on the assorted bottles of "chunda" cooking in the hot sun. (This was when Bandra was full of 1-2 storey buildings and bungalows..not the 10-15 storey monstrosities we see today)

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5. Walking around with a big stick looking for "kairi" all along the side roads in Bandra. 6. Buying brown paper and labels and note books and text books for the next year and covering them very nicely all set for June 13th. 7. Reading the English, Rapid Reading and History text books WAY ahead of time and then inisting I was bored all through the school year.
5/8/2006 11:13 PM

i remember the ad for BSA SLR which also delete had a comic strip version in which Kapil Dev's car breaks down and he asks this passing cyclist babe.. "Hey BSA, can i ride your SLR?" innuendo or what?
5/8/2006 11:21 PM

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"Hey BSA, can i ride your SLR?" And that is why you should pay your advertising agency on time--- so they don't consider revenge.
5/8/2006 11:53 PM

Oh Hugger!

errr... i am in an advertising agency. so i do support your statement. but a quick memory flash redeems kapil and his copywriter. now that i think about it, he said can i borrow your SLR..
5/8/2006 11:59 PM

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Salil

Argh MEN! They see a hot woman and they try to get their hands on her camera. ;)

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5/9/2006 12:02 AM

From the community profile: 1.Advertising is not allowded in Mumbai. Salil, don't shoot the messenger, but you're a fugutive. @Vik 5/9/2006 12:10 AM I remember having a Top Gear Ezy... It was then considered cool to have a cycle with gears.

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I recall doing the same on Kali Tekri in Mulund... only that we would climb till the first level with an adult and then eat like pigs and come back... 'Peppy' was it then. Having a computer was a luxury (before 1998). Every owned a 'video game'. It was a 8-bit NES system with cassetes and all. My god... what lame games (but I have spent far more time playing them rather than the ps2) We raided for the papads... (all mongolians) We used the stick for Jamuns from the terrace, one of my friends broke his leg. Though I recall actually being forced to cover the damn books for June 13th. Well, The English, RR, history books were the only ones which you liked to read... I mean, who the fuck would randomly read a math book... I recall also seeing all the pictures from Science textbook. I wonder why did everyone laugh so much during the 'reproduction' chapter... It was so funny when the teacher was explaining the process, not the content but the teacher's face. I recall in every class, there was one extremely powerful person to whom most were shrimps. Its very unnatural to have an accurate ONE powerful person in the class. Pre - 7th Grade, the boys actually had to muster up courage to speak to the girls. And everyone had an unusual habit of linking any random boy with a girl because he/she would talk to the other... Weird...
5/9/2006 12:18 AM

oh damn! now where do i go? delete not giving up advertising for sure it's way too much fun. a doting mother just sent pics of her baby for modelling ans said "please use him fast, he's growing up!"
Salil

so till the new mod kicks me out, i'll stick with

the drill till then.. vik, summer holiday circulating libraries rocked i used to walk from navjeevan society to imperial cinema where dewans had a treasure trove of books. didn't the air smell different during vacations? the 'fragrance' of old books was a major component. bike rentals? 50p an hour in my time. yes yes, pravinda i know you could buy a bike or that much in yours.. did anyone else like those icecreams you got in a plastic ball? Ball ice creams 5/9/2006 12:25 AM Hell yeah I loved em. What ever happened to the ice cream brands like 100% (everything about it is 100%) Kwality n stuff....
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@Vik Anonymous I remember having a Top Gear Ezy... It was then considered cool to have a cycle with gears. I recall doing the same on Kali Tekri in Mulund... only that we would climb till the first level with an adult and then eat like pigs and come back... 'Peppy' was it then. Having a computer was a luxury (before 1998). Every owned a 'video game'. It was a 8-bit NES system with cassetes and all. My god... what lame games (but I have spent far more time playing them rather than the ps2) We raided for the papads... (all mongolians) We used the stick for Jamuns from the terrace, one of my friends broke his leg. Though I recall actually being forced to cover the damn books for June 13th. Well, The English, RR, history books were the only ones which you liked to read... I mean, who the fuck would randomly read a math book... I recall also seeing all the pictures from Science textbook. I wonder why did everyone laugh so much during the 'reproduction' chapter... It was so funny when the teacher was explaining the process, not the content but the teacher's face. I recall in every class, there was one extremely powerful person to whom most were shrimps. Its very unnatural to have an accurate ONE powerful person in the class. Pre - 7th Grade, the boys actually had to muster up courage to speak to the girls. And everyone had an unusual habit of linking any random boy with a girl because he/she would talk to the other...
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oh damn! now where do i go? not giving up advertising for sure it's way too much fun. a doting mother just sent pics of her baby for modelling ans said "please use him fast, he's growing up!" so till the new mod kicks me out, i'll stick with the drill till then.. vik, summer holiday circulating libraries rocked i used to walk from navjeevan society to imperial cinema where dewans had a treasure trove of books. didn't the air smell different during vacations? the 'fragrance' of old books was a major component. bike rentals? 50p an hour in my time. yes yes, pravinda i know you could buy a bike or that much in yours.. did anyone else like those icecreams you got in a plastic ball?
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Ball ice creams Hell yeah I loved em. What ever happened to the ice cream brands like 100% (everything about it is 100%) Kwality n stuff.... Remember when 16 mb ram was HOT, since 8 mb was the norm?
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DOS! I had a DOS nightmare some weeks ago where my old computer teacher (who looked like a horse, incidentally) was grilling me about long-forgotten DOS commands.

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As a kid my friends and I would hire cycles from where currently JATC operates in Bandra...at Rs. 5 an hr. The renting library I'd haunt used to be where KBN currently is. Damn, those two instances say a lot. And go to zig-zag road, and cycle up and down and up and down Damn our folks got away light, we never fleeced them for money. I had Joy Ice-cream's special cricket ball icecream. Was pretty sweet and very amusing when one wasn't allowed to out of the house in the rains.
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I remember... when I first saw WWF on Star TV. It was the Royal Rumble.(The one where wrestlers fill the ring and try to throw each other out.) There were two notable characters...a crazy viking with grizzly hair (don't remember his name) and Texas Tornado (who later became Ultimate Warrior). Texas Tornado had an cool move where he grabbed the another guy behind the neck with his palm , and then in one swift, powerful action tossed him over the ropes. That was my favorite move in the after-school wrestling matches with my brother on my parents' bed. Luckily, both of us didn't suffer any major wrestling injuries in those days (except for a stinging rash behind the neck thanks to the Texas Tornado move). The bed wasn't so lucky and broke quite a few times. If only we had known the wrestling wasn't real, perhaps the bed wouldn't have had such a hard time. Some of the wrestlers I remember -Bam Bam Bigelo -Tanaka -Razor Ramon -Nasty boys -Narcissist

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I used to mimic Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels Anonymous a lot. We had a stage in the auditorium in school where we played the rumble. I created my own move for the match where you bend and position your wrist under your enemy's armpit and get up while pushing the thigh giving a circular slam.
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covering text books was like an event for me... not that I did much work...my mom would cover all my books in brown paper and then I would neatly stick a label on the top right hand corner and write my roll number. she would fill in the other columns...name, std etc...coz i had the handwriting of an 8-yr-old (i was an 8yrold!) I hated the fact that my school had standard labels and we weren't allowed to use those cool cartoon ones. I used those on my 'rough' book'.

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BSA Champ.. i think that was the bike I was promised if I stood first in the 3rd standard! Report card comes home, the rank says "first". My dad brings home the bike. The next morning my classmate (who always beat me to 1st rank) comes over and shows me an average error in his report. My teacher then contacts me to let me know that I had, in fact, stood second! teehee. Of course, I got to keep the bike.
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In addition to the standard Hardy Boys, Enid Blyton, Alistair McLean, Perry Mason books from the "circulating library in a shack", what I read most were the "War Picture Library comics" - World War II stories in comic form... those used to be pretty interesting...
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the 12'o clock funtime on DD and we used to play "follow the leader" on our bicycles in my Comfortably building..theres was one leader and the rest of (manage) the gang follows....one who loses balance was out.......we had a lot pillars and cars parked in the premises....so find the hardest possible way and clear it successfully....my first cycle was a safari....which was later later upgraded to a hero ranger ATB....my reason behined that was hercules was MTB(Mountain Terrain Bike) and this one was ATB(All terrain Bike) .....still rememebr the names like StreetCat and rock shocks...the inn things at that time
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the story so far... hey people, for those of you who'd be interested, you can download a pdf version of this thread right up to the previous page here.[http://rapidshare. de/files/20079132/i_remember_1430.pdf. html] i'll keep everyone posted as and when updates are available.

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Thanks Salil.... That halo you've got is glowing bright today ;) StrongGel (manage)
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Thanks Salil. I had requested the hard copy sometime back...but this is even better. Searching the thread has never been easier! I noticed some of the old profile pics so I guess you have been working on this for some time now. Keep up the great work man!
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Salil, don't tell me you have been keeping a running archive!! Talk about dedication!!

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I miss the BIG size of TIMES OF INDIA Its so small now. And it does not contain any sensible news also nowadays. It shas become more llike a gossip paper than a newspaper. : x
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glad it was appreciated. and just in time too. 84 posts just went <poof!> from this thread today. Salil (manage) those posts were links in a chain of conversation. some of them were answers to questions which will remain unanswered to those reading this thread now. none of those posts had advertising or foul language. so mr. musharraf err.. sorry moderator, you may have assumed power unchallenged, you may have even done a better job than the previous mod in the simple fact that you are actually active unlike your predecessor. you may even keep this community clean and ad free. but.. not a single person wants you here.

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the night before you stole the community,(no you did not 'take' it, nobody 'gave you the option to take it', you stole it.) you announced yourself as a pakistani and were even welcomed by a couple of people. normally threads that are potentially volatile just sink to the bottom in this community. this is probably the only community where indian and pakistani members don't indulge in indo pak arguments because those are useless. you were the first to to use nationality as a taunt. even then you hardly got the abusive response you expected. and then elsewhere you're hypocritical enough to pretend you don't hate indians. whatever your problem is, and i'm sure it must be tough for you to cope. the best this community has to offer you is pity. and contempt, the kind one has for an annoying bed bug you can't get rid of. go on, delete this. ban me. no rules broken, but you're not expected to play fair so stop fooling yourself, you don't fool us.
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@Salil Can we start an "I remember.. "community? Bhavik (manage)
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this just pisses me off so much .. is it time for an alternate community .. ?? for people who really care about being a part of an orkut bombay community and not being Nazi-d by such a chump... mr.musharraf as salil said ,... if u ban everyone wtf are u gonna do with this community huh ??
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let's all bogus mr/miss musharaff ....going back to 'i remember'.... Aditi (manage) did anyone do the Birdy Dance at bday parties? bandra buggers?
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theres no point comin up with a new community as the hero would come there too... the best we have to offer is post and hope he dont mess.... I remember when this community was owned by akash shetty
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"did anyone do the Birdy Dance at bday parties? bandra buggers?" Hell yea! But the last time I did it I was about 13. And the hokey-pokey too...
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I remember Sosyo...the soya sauce! Vikram (manage)

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I ain't sure what Birdy dance you guys were talking about... Bhavik (manage) But I remember this one from school "Put your left leg in and put your left leg out.. (repeat)... And shake it all about... Do the Boogie-Woogie... Turn yourself about.. and that's what it's all about" To be repeated with the 3 remaining limbs. I think there is also a bad Hindi translation.
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That's the Hokey-pokey man! ("Do the Hokey pokey...") André (manage) The birdie dance got no lyrics... It's something like... pa pa pa pa pah, pa pa pa pa pah pa pa pa pa pah-pah-pah-pah-pah Writing a description of the dance itself is beyond me...but it's like imitating a chicken in some way.
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A forum for south india specials Join to this forum for south india specials http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx? cmm=13449398
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The birdie dance got no lyrics... It's something like... pa pa pa pa pah, pa pa pa pa pah pa pa pa pa pah-pah-pah-pah-pah it does! the papapah is just the background music...the kids are supposed to sing the lyrics which go.. Chorus: Touch your finger tips Flap your hands like this something something.. Clap clap clap your hands Repeat Chorus

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Ring up your partners arm Start turning/twirling(?) It's such an easy dance to do And every time you feel like dancing I'll do the birdy dance with you! ....don't remember the remaining...
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It's "Snap your fingertips" I thought. Irshad (manage)
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the SOSYO add. I remember is "SAB SE ACCHA EK DRINK HAI Comfortably S O S Y Ooooo (manage) YEH HAI SOSYO...YHE HAI SOSYO..." or something on similar lines!
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U guys remember watching "giant robot" in childhood days...we were crazy about it. Then there was Fun time which was aired in vacations from 12 to 1PM on DD.

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@ shree and nevil, both of you got those right, shrees' version was the radio jingle, while nevil's is the TV ad starring? Salil (manage) poonam gidwani. and shree if you thought it wasn't meetha, i don't know what is.. this was probably the sugariest soft drink ever. for those who missed it, there's 2 places you could get a similar drink when i last checked, though that was also a while ago. 1. kings cold drink house, near the gate of christ church school that opens on to clare road. non-aerated version though, ask for 'faalsa'. 2. mahalaxmi cold drink house, next to raj oil depot, nagpada: the drink's also known as falsa here, but aerated and lighter/less sweet than sosyo.
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I remember.. ..doing the birdie dance 27 times this past December (Catlick wedding season, men). I think the concensus that it's past its sell-by date is slowly spreading.

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me got - ek-anek (ek chidiya, anek chidiya) in mp3 - he-man theme song in mp3 AlphaVictor (manage) ne1 need em, scrap me...
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I remember, when this community was not full of games. When we had intelligent topics on, instead of verbal silliness. When puns were less frequent, and the posters were eloquent.
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@Devdas Keep bumping up this topic every now and then and we will have something to worthwhile to look at
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Good old memories...!!! hey der was dis programme...called Potliwaale baba...he used 2 carry potli n den ...he used 2 tell d stories...2 d puppets... den meena n her poppat...n even dis song... ek titli anek titliya...it was interesting... den...mile sur mera tumhaara, toh sur bane hamaara...dis was d beautiful composition...!!! i dream of jeanie...dennis d menace...... dey 2 ver fun watchin...! hey how can i 4gt....alibaba n chaalis chor...n ders so many things...bt need time 2 recollect all... hey bt dis thread s goin on well...keep goin...!!!
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I remember when people knew how to spell common english words, and didn't revert to bad spelling and SMS language deliberately

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@Devdas Bingo... pun may be good entertainment and helps to bust lame game threads, but way too much is just as bad as spam, or as someone may put it, not punny any more @Milind Readable language is going to be pretty much a relic, so maybe it deserves to be on the "I remember" thread, coz prty sun evry1 wil write lyke dis...

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On english - oh used to hate this period in school days may be because we didnot have good teacher for that and also because of evry now and then corection, gramatic mistake ,spelling mistake , composition , letter writing , comprehension , what writer want to say, what poet want to say, who said to whom .. huh,never explained how to improve. On hevvy rain day I used to find excuse to go to school if there are more than one period of english on that day. I got exact 35 marks in Eng in SSC bacch gaye, may be because of scienec and maths marks board - moderator might have pusshed me.
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English !!! hmmm You know what I quite agree. People have started resorting to accronyms every now and then.... Things like ROFL, BRB (Rolling On the Floor Laughing and Be Right Back for the uninitiated) didn't exist back then... English for me was never a problem because I had a very good teahcer who really took pains for us to teach us english. she actually used to take extra lectures during the vacations so that we could all scrape good marks in the exams. Back then teachers really took pains for the students. Now a days its more like 'show me the money honey', I won't say that all are the same because no two fingers are alike, but then again the typical zeal prevelant during my school days I find it missing now. [sigh]... we'll anyways you can't have the best of everything... atleast the Mumbai spirit is still alive... or is it?
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does anyone remember-he is crazy 'bout drivin she is crazy 'bout divin ---------------------------------------- (i dont recollect the lines here) as crazy as crazy as we're 'bout gold spot the zing thing... well this used to be the lullaby which was sung for me..my most fav And then happy days are here again, thums up thums up..everybody's ------ on thums up.. refreshing cola..thums up refreshing cola (anyone... help me with the lines here too please) I vaguely remember something called JuC jucie.. shakkar dalo paani milao juc jucee.. i guess it was on one of my vacations spent in bombay that i saw this ad on tv.. I also hear that there used to be static slides (dunno what they are called) on TV(B/w) for advertisements like Marlex Pressure Cooker.. the jingle ( khana jaldi pakai..jaise seeti bhajai.. marlex)

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the marlex pressure cooker ad was awesome. it went; marlex pressure cooker;khana jaldi pakaye kaisi seeti bajaaye marlex then the prestige pressure cooker ad phek do yeh kadhai yeh frying pan inse naata todo prestige pressure cooker fry kare deep fry kare hum chum ke fry kare jat ubaale,pat pressure de prestige prssure cooker ttk utpaadan man when i read all the entries i thot i had becom eretarded,i cdnt reember lotsa stuff.but i aint tht bad huh?????????
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Yeah WE highway was a great drive once upon a time. Thakur Complex and Thakur village were grasslands and secluded. We went there for having beer at night during navratri. The whole stretch from the SSL (I know its called something else now) flyover to Malad had no buildings on either side...there used to be a Hakoba factory where Vasant Nagari is now. Ladies, remember the Hakoba sarees ?
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Cheating I first encountered major cheating at University. Before the exams, a series of "hot tips" would be leaked, supposedly from the people who wrote the exam papers. Apparently, several people wrote the papers and a selection of questions was taken from each of them, so it didn't help much to get a leaked set. This seemed to be true, because I never saw a "complete" set of questions in advance. Maybe others did. Our annual BCom exams always seemed to be done at Siddharth College. People would take notes and hide them on top of the toilet cisterns, in their pockets, written on rulers, etc. No calculators, mobiles or PDAs back then. During the exams, some supervisors would blatantly go out of the room for a long period, so a lot of copying took place. In one instance, the supervisor went around helping anyone who asked for help.

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Elections in colleges for posts like CR (Class Representative) & GS (General Secretary). When did that stop ?
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@ash ya,and i was batch of 1996 in the tenth standard.we had a massive paper leak and we had a repeat exam for maths and science..how we had cursed bcos our vacations were ruined
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experienced Politics in early days!! Elections : wow it was my wonderful experience in RUIA college , in SYBSc we had 3 divisions and I told my friends and also from other division that I am interested in contesting election for CR One collegue from other division who was with me ,staying near my house went on saying he will try to give full support from his division till a day before filling paper.On the day of filling nomination paper I saw him comming out of election registration room , later I found that he has filled nomination paper to contest, he refused to talk to me.I took it as a challenge , it was 3way contest each from one div. And I won the election at the end with big margin, I got 99% votes from my division and 25% each from other div. I was shocked in the begining the way that friend behaved ,when I asked him later why he did so , he said -This is politics. later in TYBSc , nobody contested against me When I filed paper, later my brother told me not to become CR and concentrate on studies so I withdrew and others filed paper. But in MSC in Kalina campus I again won election ,became CR in 3 way contest. I have experienced Dhamki from other contestant , a big gang came to our laboratory during practicals and asked me who is Pravin , asked me to tell Pravin to withdraw from election ,when I said I am that person and that Dada a senior was known to me ,he laughed ,

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due to gym pehchan ,was my carrom partner and he supported contest later which I won. I enjoyed these a lot!!kya din thyy
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@bhakti Where was there a threee decker bus

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what about those double decker trains which were supposedly a craze during the late 70s and early 80s? pune-mumbai there used to be coaches in trains which had double decker type seating.. somebody enlighten..
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@Pree You are talking about the Sinhagad express, which had double decker coaches... I am not sure, but I think it still has them? Also another one with double decker coaches was the Flying Ranee, going to Surat
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I am not sure about this...but i guess about 17-18 years ago..i travelled in a double decker train to nashik from bombay.......the only memory i have of that train is the so called "double decker" i seriously doubt if they still exist!
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Flying Rani is still a double decker train .. also on of the Buses on route no 348 from Dahisar to Sion is a trailer bus in a dirty yellow colour. Once a bhaiyya travelling on this bus tried to find the loo in the connecting portion. The conductor was in splits when he came to know what the bhaiyya was looking for.
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palmolive da jawab nahin and all the fevicol ad and also the MAX ad....also the feviquick ad where the man is fishing...
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Nevil-Ya Panchavati Train -Mumbai Nashik was double decker once Now Flying Rani Mumbai Surat is double decker Advait-what u are telling is not the one trailor bus mentioned early , its called jod bus the one trailor bus mentioened was like drivers portion was separate from bus and connected - like container trailor lorry

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@Milind No double decker coaches for Sinhghad Express.. The double decker coaches are plyed on Flying Ranee and Valsad Fast Passenger
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The technically correct name for the "jodbus" is the Vestibule bus Well, I know Sinhagad used to have double decker coaches - it always caused problems buying batata wadas at Karjat - either you were too high, or near the seller's feet!.. maybe its a good thing they discontinued them!
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i Remember Cibaca chaayageet on Fm...then TV serials such as Giant Robot,Jungle Book.....and also collecting G.I.Joe....and there was 1 more character...but i can't remember it....n also remember thse Popins Lollypops....they were the best....
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i remember...remember...remember,,,gosh!!! amnesia!

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The Cibaca Geetmala was on AM, not FM... since long before FM even started getting popular... also used to be called the Binaca Geetmala earlier...
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Yes it was radio ceylon used to come on short wave band and that time transistor was in demand , kitna band hai tumhara transistor main ? 2 band 3 band etc, celyon ata hai naa , binaca geet mala vagera.All India radio and vividha bharati on medium waves. (Medium wave , short wave 1, short wave 2 , FM came later.) We used to listen to Binaca geet mala in early 70s , 'bhai yo aur behenou..' ameen sayani was most popular for that It used to be on wednesday , and we all friends used to sit near transistor and that sound was never clear used to get lot of disturbances , low and suddenly high pitch voice ,so we have to raise antina and move the position of transitor to get stable voice.lot of research done to keep the position of transitor to get stable voice!! and we used to bet aabb 'baadan number ek , dou ,teen ' which song will come etc.' bhai yo aur beh no , ye binaca geet mala hai , Aab suno ye gana baadan number char paey gaye haptey main sey is baar baddan no 2 pay aya hai, kishor kumar ka gaya hua film aradhana ... 'mere saponoki rani kaba aaye gi tu...chali aa tu chali aa''

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I remember in those days,in history book everything was looking confusion , Srilanka was earlier called as ceylon and people used to pronouce it was Shilon Karnataka was called Mysore state and there was mysore city in it. Tamilnadu was Madras state and also Madras city in it (chennai)again confusion. Now Thane dist makes more confusion with actual Thane station area 6/20/2006 1:27 AM delete

@salil - man, this thread rocks - i'm reading it for past 3 hrs and getting nostalgic...... Sarang (manage)
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....too nostalgiac...i miss my CHACHA CHOUDRY collections..i miss HEMAN cartoon dat was aired on DD...thn every friday evening 5.30..GIANT ROBOT--japanese early version of robots was 5 floors high..now its 5 inches tall..G-I JOES..was big hit at dat time...
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Yesterday I went to eat vada pav , saw that kerosene stove .. I remember we used to have kerosene stove many many yrs ago , we were staying in parel area , Lighting that stove was an Art , some parts name were pump , washer burner, nipple (not the one u think) , kakda , pin for cleaning nipple , stand etc.kerosine was sold in open in those days and there were kerosene cart moving , one with bullock attached , some hand cart .the bhaiyya used to come to our colony regularly , if our kerosene stock was over we used to just wave from balcony how much litre we required from distance , and his eyes are set for that and used to home deliver. he used to have different measuring jars , and we used to catch him from his mischief , tampering with jar Pouring fast to make foam so as to deliver less volume. When stove used to give problem we used to take it to stove repair wala , he used to have good business and many stoves were in queue , I used to stand there and get it repaired other wise khana nahi milega ! Later kerosene became controlled item only sold in ration shop and all the debate is on increasing quota and decreasing price. when we bought first time LPG gas stove , cylinder , all our neighbors came to see how it works, as we were fist among them , Getting gas connection was not easy it used to take many years.People were afraid to book LPG connetion /cylinders , for safety reasons gas leak , cylinder burst etc and for cost factor. Initially one cylinder used to get so still kerosene stove was required later when 2 cylinders available per family this k stove phased out.

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yes , my uncles house had piped gas in those days at matunga , they were staying near Indian Gym area , the pipline is still there un used , even khalsa college and ruia collge laboratory had this connection , it was supplied from company in lalbaugh area where u could see a big tank where gas used to get generated and distributed.Recently cable operator requested to take these pipelines on lease for cable network , i dont know what happened next.
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@ Pravin da.... Piped gas could only be afforded by the rich n niche in those days.... my dad also used to stay @ matunga in those days (rambaug lane) he reminisces those days telling us his stories of how he and his pals used to go to chowpatty have pani puri and come back in two annas (about 12.5 paise, can you belive it?). I'm ofcourse talking about the late 60s and early 70s here. even my grand mom still has those old gramophone records from her broken gramophone.. we even have a national ka transister still cleaned every day personally by my dad.. (he doesn't let any1 touch it still) even listening him go on about his childhood makes him nostalgic. Tejas

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its all just amazing to read it, salil!grt thread! got all my memories back!!

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Anyone remember that serial with ashok kumar - he was a doctor or something and this hospital burns down and all kids are mixed up with different parents - but they have no documents... Ohhh - I cant remember what it used to be called - I remember it being funny cause the bengali family thinks their son really the son of a sindhi neighbour and so on....Anyone remember? Oh I miss the "fairy tales" doordarshan played every sunday at 1.
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have not really been a part of this bombay.............but do remeber the sat evenings movies on dd!!!!!..............i also remeber there was dia show on sum butler... comedy type..used to cum in afternoon once a week.i guess on dd........weell...still love those comics................still have a whole lot of a collection at home................must have read 1000 times n still do!!!!!!!!!!...............

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Probably these topics might have come up before but this thread is awesome ... some old memories of childhood for me 1) Phantom comics - the ultimate childhood fantasy. Diana, the wolf, hero and life in the jungle. Also "Old jungle sayings" like "The cold voice of angry phantom can freeze a tigers blood - old jungle sayig" (or something like that) "When phantom is angry he is really angry Old jungle saying" 2) Maggi noodles - haute cuisine for a school kid in the 80s 3) Falooda at Maharaja's. 4) 50 concurrent cricket matches going on on 1 single ground. Counting six balls in an over with stones. 5) Lagori, kho-kho, 4-corners, sakli, the timeless art of terrace cricket in the afternoon. (kids don't try this at home) 6) The launch of Channel 2 on DD, Didi's comedy show, Old fox. Film's division the apple tree, railway crossing, didi and chiddi story. I got one here for those who'd like http://cs-club.org/~ncrasto/ek_anek.asf 7) The Europe concert. 8) Def Leppard, Iron Maiden T-shirts. Fashion street 9) Drink at Monde's, eat at Bagdadi's and barf all over at gateway. 10) The lop stop. 11) Catching a running bus/train. 12) Catching the I Class compartment attached to the ladies I Class. 13) Punishments in class Level 1 - Stand outside class. Level 2 - Kneel down outside class.

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Level 3 - Kneel down with hands in the air. (Does it still happen ?? I wonder ) 14) Classroom games Name/place/animal/ thing, dot game, battlefield. 15) Playing hockey (apparently this sport has died out in India). Watching hockey on TV mohammed shayeed, shabaz khan, pargat singh, bob wilander (penalty corner specialist), fisher. 16) Songs - 99 red ballons, eye of the, tiger, tarzan boy, heart of the common people, africa, safety dance .... tumse milke (parinda), the bike song from hero, , soundtrack of tezzaab, bombay-goa, dance dance.. 17) Goti/Gota games 10-20.., thoiba followed by "piddi" for the one who comes last. 18) Noisy election campaigns
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@ Neville Thanx a ton man.... that post of that Unity Film brought back many sweet memories.... I'll be gr8full to you for that all my life... man u made my day.... Tejas
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@Tejas Am glad you u enjoyed it. Actually that was pretty much my reaction as well when i saw it the first time after ages. Probably must've also been the first time that i saw the films divsion logo in colour. Cheers
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Maggi noodles is STILL a haute cuisine for people living on their own and all the hostelites. BTW the hockey penalty corner specialist is Bovelander iirc. Europe concert...reminds me of another one i went to .. the Bon Jovi one at Andheri. I remember, just before the start of the show some gora sound engineer came on stage to check the equipment and everyone thought thats Jon Bon Jovi and a HUGE cheer with chants of JON BON JOVI went around the ground. All these rockers look the same neways.
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Yeah advait thanks, bovelander ... that's the name ... that was the only part i was trying hard to recollect .. i only remembered wht the name sounded like. Should've simply googled to check and should've figured that 'Bob' is more american than dutch.
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Tejas, I think your dad has forgotten how much it cost to get from Matunga to Chowpatty and back in the 60s and 70s. Certainly not even 2 annas in those days. I remember the changeover to decimal currency, probably not 1957 being just 4.5 years old, but seeing George VI on the coins until the early 1960s. This only happened where the new coinage had the same size and value, e. g. 4 annas, 8 annas, 1 rupee. There were conversion tables showing how many Naye Paise for how many Annas. Some shops had

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cash registers for Rs, Annas and Pies. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Modern_Indian_coins As a kid in the 60s I remember 4 annas (25 paise) was the magic number if you wanted something half decent. The first Coke cost 25 paise. Cadbury's in the folded silver foil wrapper cost 25 paise. Bhel from the bhaiyas in Cross Maidan was 25 paise, but not at the "high quality" bhel shops at Chowpatty. It was more like 50 or 75 paise there. Bus tickets used to be a minimum of 10 paise. 20 paise from Charni Rd to Warden Rd/Mahalaxmi.
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Shilon? Pravin, Ash (manage) I think Indians pronounced names badly at all times (witness "Hujhis Road" for what should be "hues road"). It was definitely Ceylon and not Shilon and everybody heard it as Radio Ceylon on the shortwave. When Lala's Tours took my school group to Ceylon, I got my first passport - an "IndiaCeylon" passport, valid for no other country. It was light red, cloth-wrapped cardboard cover. When I tell Sri Lankans about the route we took, they laugh, as it is not possible any more - Rameswaram to Talaimannar by dhow, then train to Colombo. I learnt some Urdu by listening to Ameen Sayani, most of it I never understood, but it sounded good. I still see the Binaca brand used in the US.

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Guards Before the 1965 war, we saw a few Pathans, but they seemed to have disappeared since. Pathans were favourite guards who stood tall and proud in front of banks with shotguns and bandoliers, big beard and high pheta. They were most impressive. The second choice for guards were the tall Kathiawadis who also looked fierce with their big moustaches, uniforms and turbans. Purohits (Guju restaurant near Resham Bhavan at Churchgate) had one of these. I wonder if there was any danger of robbers planning to do a big heist of their kanda bhajias! He was a jovial old man with medals from some war and he would open the car door and salute you. Many streets and buildings would hire Nepali guards who were armed with a kukri. He would come for his monthly vargani and would be seen walking up and down the street at night.
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Ash:well said Pathans , I have seen them , Tall well built with turbans and beard ,from 1st to 10 th of every month they used to be in front of factory gates for collection , when i first joined company in 82, workers used to tell me dont go near them , they used to be friendly and used to lend money in cash immediately ,on interest 2-4 % monthly , and they never ask principle amount only interested in interest.If u dont pay interest they used to use muscle power. this type of lending was branded as 'kya pathan giri kar ta hai kya'

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Fascinating to hear these stories ... My ma grew up in Mahim and she told me this story from the her school days in the early 50s once about a pakistani paratropper once touched down using the mahim beach as a dropzone (probably lost his way o'wise what was he thinking ? he'd get away with it ??) It was infact the pathans in the area who first thrashed the daylights out of him before everyone else joined in the party finally handing him over to the police.
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Another National Integration song I don't mean Mile sur mera tumhara. Although I chanced upon an NRI version of it on youtube, it reminds me of a totally different allindians-bonhomie song. It went something like "Sun sun sun mere munne sun", there were the 80s and 90s actors - Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff and many others along with their kids. Lessons in communal and regional harmony from the conscientious. There were many more celebrity public service endorsements. I remember Shabana Azmi doing the rounds of a pediatric AIDS ward while the journalists accompanying her hesitated to do the same. The current crusader for slums told us back then "Chhone se AIDS nahin failta, choone se pyar failta hai". I think Amitabh-Jaya and even Aishwarya Rai pledged their eyes after death on TV. Any other celeb noble endorsements?

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Its result time , when Salil told me "gone are the days of pedhas. now we get scraps, eh? " when i scrapped him of my sons result, I remember those days when I passed SSC or other imp exams first thing important was distributing 'Pedhas'to relatives , neighbours and friends.We used to make a note that each and every relative , friends gets the pedhas , they may be staying far in virar or ambernath , we used to carry those pedhas to give them. since we had many relatives and friends , neighbours we required about 5 kg , my grandmom used to prepare at home by bringing Mava , we used to help her making round pedhas and eating in between. now a days people are busy in admission and pedhas got last priority after getting admission etc. there were no much telephone in relatives house so only way of communication was going personally to give pedhas and tell marks , which people used to go with interest. Now as days we distribute during some festival days, say ganesh chaturthi where we all relatives meet so one can give pedhas to all relatives at one place. Going to house has been stopped because of all these mobile and other communications.
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This really is a fabulous thread!! Aman (manage) Though I am kinda outsider given the context of the thread since I am from Delhi (infact not yet in mumbai but will soon be) but couldn't resist commenting. The reason being though the thread is about Bombay a lot of it is actually common for tht generation across the nation. The 'ek chidiya anek chidiya' script, giant robot, hum log, buniyad, DD2...on the entertainment side. Yes, probably boarding local trains will be replaced by catching DTC buses (and travelling on them with just a toe in the bus) and panipuri with golgappas, distributing pedas with distributing rasgullas... but incredibly the basic fabric which seems to be discussed is remarkably the same.
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Sorry to change in topic but remember dalda ad. Kaun har subah sabhi ko jagaye. Ye kisaki hai aankhen pyar ki rahe. Ye nrami ye garami dalda se aaye. Ye swad aur chehare ki raunak badhaye. Woh tum ho tumhi ho ke tumpe hai naaz. Tumhi ho mamata ke aawaz (Here comes the mom) I love this ad.

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And still remember the title song of fauji. That was nie one with bullets firing at start.
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Tushar: Dalda brand name was so popular and a common household name for hydroginated vegitable oil.It was almost monopoly item. The one kg dabba ,tin with yellow colour was commonly seen in every house,later plastic pack came, that used tin dabba was used for gardening small plants in it, also in chawls and slums one can see that used tin was used to carry water to common toilet/loo , even in house it was used as tumbler in toilet.Later plastic replaced it. many yrs it was sold under public dristribution , ration shops not available in open market. we can say Dalda was one of topmost brand name in those days.
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yes, so much so that any vanaspati ghee is still commonly called Dalda, though the actual Bhagyashri brand name could be something else... (manage)
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I have read and re-ead this thread many times and every time I dont know if I miss Bombay more or I feel like I am home.... Dont know if that makes sense.... Thanks!
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according to my father, dalda was marketed through demonstration initially. the resistance of ghee eaters was countered by having a guy in a bullock cart frying pakodas and puris in dalda going around the village encouraging sampling. the thought of a wok with boiling dalda on a bullock cart is scary, isn't it? anyway, that's something i can't claim to remember and it certainly isn't a bombay only thought.

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what i do remember is that whenever i went to visit my uncle, i noticed tins being used to pot plants, just like pravin da said, only the tins looked liked dalda, but said "Oomda".
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@Salil Local hospital ke burns ward ke saath setting thi. StrongGel (manage)
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while on th topic of vanaspati... godrej launched their vanaspati in pouches, an th pouch had a silhouette of 2 kids puttin AlphaVictor sumthin in their mouths... (manage) so for a while i thought that godrej vanaspati is sum ready-to-eat product!!!
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i remember th times when we dint have a landline also, an we had to go to our neighbour's to take a call... AlphaVictor (manage)
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i remember while we played compound cricket during summer vacations, aunties used exchange gossip loudly from one balcony to another "aray inkay behan ka phone aaya tha kal Amreeka say, apnay joshi kay gharpar. message rakha hai aaj raat dobara phone karengay" calling one day or sometimes 15 mins in advance in order to be able to talk to relatives at a c/o number was a common trick in those days.
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remember when, in those rotary dialling PCOs, u cud talk for hours by puttin in just one rupee?? AlphaVictor (that aint too far back in the past, tho... was (manage) doin it even 2 yrs ago...!!)
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read the first post again, av.. when we didn't have the 50p required to dial from a pco, we'd shout into the earpiece and be heard.. no coin required.

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and in those college days many tricks for saving that coin a strip of x ray film was kept near pco on grd floor in podar college matunga and we nearby students used to go there all the way ,put that strip in slit and pull the lever down to talk on phone unlimited. Even the private telephone with lock and without dial , we used to dial by just by pusshing that top push button (on which u keep phone) number of times as of dialing numbers with rythem , its still working one can try but now digits are more.
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Ah technology...nobody remembers how we did when it wasn't around. Co-ordinating without cellphones was somehow much easier... you all landed up at one spot at one time. Now with the damn phone everyone turns up at their own time partly because they can be reached! I actually went through all of school and college without using the computer and the internet (it was definitely there during college) for assignments. Large handwritten projects alongwith tomes of references as bibliography. I have to add something here - not firsthand though. One senior editor at a leading newspaper was telling me how she started off her career as a sub. In those days they had the linotypes...which were huge machines, which had those huge plates with the words in different point sizes all backwards. In times of an emergency when corrections ahd to be made, or copies had to be changed, they would read it backwards and make the necessary changes. Bloody unimaginable!

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Guys this were the golden days of our childhood...this all Radio,TV shows we also use to watch even thoe at that time i was not here.... How can you forget that Ad. "Ek Chidiya Anek Chidiya..." tht gr8 Ammen Sayani..." Hmmm Ha ha,ha to bhaiyo aur bhanno ...to aapke sammne prastut kartey hey ..." Also tht old Zuhu Beach, people use to njoy... but now its totally commercialized... Did any one remember the popular Serial " Nukkad" excellent man...
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i remember when stamp collection, coin collection etc used to be people's hobbies. We Bhagyashri as kids fighting to get hold of a stamp of (manage) Burkina Faso & other such rare ones..if someone had multiple ones of the same country they used to exchange them amongst themselves.
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Coordinating where to meet... without cellphones, it was so much simpler and efficient... all you had to do was decide which railway station, and then at a given time agree to meet either at the ticket window, or under the indicator on platform 1
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coordinating meet without cel phone in those days : i remember we had one friend who always used to come late , so we gave him time 30 mins ahead of meet and told all others the right time, and to our surprice that friend came on given time and we all came 30 mins later!! but in time and he was scolding all of us saying we are all late by 30 mins and he was there at right time and he said he has changed , and we all laughed at him !!
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i remember roamin arnd wid frnds in water logged roads...n thn havin butta's n bhajiyas... while gettin wet... well those wer old days...now every1 is damm bzy to spend time like dis..unfortunately tc Mohit

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Well, I remember in the not so recent past when I was unaware of orkut, or a few years before it was IM.... wonder how things got done... I remember bad dial up internet connections. When I was a kid VCRs and its slightly inferior cousins VCPs were popular. Video cassettes were rented/borrowed and most movies could be watched that way. I don't remember watching as many movies on screen in childhood as now, because most were avaible at the video renting store. I remember cassettes having the "SHEMAROO" logo when you ran them. There were also cassettes from the Gulf available here. It all lasted until cable TV arrived.
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i remember when mtv first struck, the first video was from belinda carlisle... then saw a scandalous one from chris isaak - 'wicked games', nonie, danny mcgill, g'nr at their prime, metallica... watching mtv was fantastic man...
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tell you guys a coincidence, when the bombay balsts happened in march '93, a few days earlier danny mcgill was on a roadshow called 'bombay blast'.
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and the jack, and what one did was switch it on when your pappu mama in abu dhabi would give one ring and disconnect. once on, the thing would make sure he didn't have to pay a single fil after his one dirham coin. yes. the poor wretch could be calling from a pay phone and still he would not be prompted to drop another coin as long as you wanted the conversation to last. something tells me this would be even more popular in kerala, but i'm sure it wasn't called popat/papad there.
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Wow, never heard of that one Salil. Though I do know that a public phone owner in my former neighbourhood was rumoured had ways to get around hefty phone bills and make long distance trunk calls in connivance with the local line-man. It reminds me of the time when all telephone exchanges were not yet electronic. Our home phone in Vile Parle starting with 612 was among the last ones to be modernised. That meant you could talk for an hour and still get billed for only one call - these good times lasted until 1998, when finally the Vile Parle telephone exchange was made into an electronic one. The flip side was that cross connections were very common . You could eavesdrop on peoples' conversations more often than not, and in suburban Vile Parle those were far from interesting....
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coordinating meet without cel phone in those days : i remember we had one friend who always used to come late , so we gave him time 30 mins ahead of meet and told all others the right time, and to our surprice that friend came on given time and we all came 30 mins later!! but in time and he was scolding all of us saying we are all late by 30 mins and he was there at right time and he said he has changed , and we all laughed at him !!
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Well, I remember in the not so recent past when I was unaware of orkut, or a few years before it was IM.... wonder how things got done... I remember bad dial up internet connections. When I was a kid VCRs and its slightly inferior cousins VCPs were popular. Video cassettes were rented/borrowed and most movies could be watched that way. I don't remember watching as many movies on screen in childhood as now, because most were avaible at the video renting store. I remember cassettes having the "SHEMAROO" logo when you ran them. There were also cassettes from the Gulf available here. It all lasted until cable TV arrived.
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and the jack, and what one did was switch it on when your pappu mama in abu dhabi would give one ring and disconnect. once on, the thing would make sure he didn't have to pay a single fil after his one dirham coin. yes. the poor wretch could be calling from a pay phone and still he would not be prompted to drop another coin as long as you wanted the conversation to last. something tells me this would be even more popular in kerala, but i'm sure it wasn't called popat/papad there.
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Wow, never heard of that one Salil. Though I do know that a public phone owner in my former neighbourhood was rumoured had ways to get around hefty phone bills and make long distance trunk calls in connivance with the local line-man. It reminds me of the time when all telephone exchanges were not yet electronic. Our home phone in Vile Parle starting with 612 was among the last ones to be modernised. That meant you could talk for an hour and still get billed for only one call - these good times lasted until 1998, when finally the Vile Parle telephone exchange was made into an electronic one. The flip side was that cross connections were very common . You could eavesdrop on peoples' conversations more often than not, and in suburban Vile Parle those were far from interesting....
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Bhavik even our no 512 in ghatkopar exchange was last to be transferred on electronic exchange , i used to tell my friends, relatives when they call , that i will ring back and we used to talk for hrs with one call charge.
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Back in my days we used to eat papads. Remember the giant white Lijjat Papad bunny grinning evilly and going karram kurram, lijjat papad, hehehheheeh. Now we know Sayeed's origins--- he isn't from outer space.
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nope... he was born out of the two "Ramdas Padhye" puppet bunnies... AlphaVictor (manage)

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I remember a daddy Lijjat Papad rabbit go "eh hen hen" and a mommy rabbit go "eh hen hen" and then the baby rabbit would pop out from between them and bleat "Lijjat Papal"... that was Sayeed ?
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I dont remember things that most of u have written about... I dont remember the radio programmes nor the doordarshan shows... Ankit Motani (manage) The one thing I remember was when a hoard of crowd had helped a distressed child of 8 years during the 92 riots and I have seen more recently is the helping hand being extended by the people of Bombay during the 26/7 rains... Things have changed... Doordarshan has been replaced by star plus, Ameen sayani has been replaced by fancy Rjs, The black and white TVs have gone from being a matter of pride to virtually non existant... BUT the one thing that has not changed is the Spirit of the people of Bombay. More things will come and go and technologies will change.. but one thing that will keep us different from any other city in the world is our spirit and love for the city..... I hope my kids and grand kids also remember this same feeling which i have now....

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well, a b&W tv wud b a showpiece in a museum now, so owning an antique like that is a matter of pride!!! AlphaVictor (manage)
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today i saw with my friend a non folding umbrella with hard plastic folding cover for protecting cloth or from water when not in use. •••••• •• (manage) I remeber the wodden (stick type -J shaped) handle non folding umbrella big size small family can accomodate ,RTOs used to have that and there were many good brands of non folding umbrellas anybody remember the brands. hiran chap -was it ibrahim karim and sons ??
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Today is ashada ekadashi i remember we used to stay in wadala for 11 yrs and during ashada ekadashi day the 'jatra' (fare) used to be there without missing , fare was from dadar TT to wadala katrak road , famous vithoba temple is situated there, people used to come from all corner of the city, , we were teanagers then used to go in gangs ,it was 5 min walk from our house to go to fare , we used to hear sound 'peyn' 'peyn ' throughout the day , that joker caps on kids with feather top, that toy shops selling pink and yellow water filled glass ducks , cranes , that coloured shell pecock toys ,that flute , dhols , that giant wheel ride , that merigoround , that phut fatty wala going round in well- sphere , that stalls selling sweets (kadya bodya)and the one 'magical mirror 'stall (diff shaped look), that gun shot on baloons , that photo shop with impala- open car cut out sitting on stool to take pic as if sitting in car,thet crowd pushing , that police catching eve teasers and that mangya court annady court to release them (double u r fine if u say no) what an excitement we used to get i miss them all staying in suburb!!
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Dont remember what festival - but there was one when kids used to go all over my building with these green leaves that were called 'sona' and you would give that to everyone in the building (except this one family cause there were rumours that the wife was a prostitute) and yell and scream.

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hey thats 'DASEERA' day , it has some significance , pandavas have kept (hide)their weapons on this tree during 1 yr ajnatwas and after the end of this period 1 yr they took it back on this auspisious day
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@Pravin Da & AV Nothing like using a folding umbrella with a good spring and flaps tied securely as guns and guns beat swords anyday. @Just I know what u mean ... last week i came across "britannia bourbon" choclate biscuits after ages ... u know the 2 biscuit-sandwich type. I couldn't wait until checking out but instead walked though the aisles eating the biscuit "old-school" style... ie: Seperate the layers and lick the cream off first... i guess i must've been passed of as demented or something. As a kid i remember they used to an expensive treat reserved only for sundays and all when all the homework was done.
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@Nirma jingle I remember a Sangita Bijlani version besides the original girl-rotating one. Who was the other girl with Sangita Bijlani? I remember a somewhat annoying Maggi Hot n Sweet tomato chilli sauce commercial. The punchline went "It's different", there was a series of those.
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You fascinate me ...... No. Thats the Garden Vareli Tagline. Raj (manage)
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@ AV they those kaju sweet still sell!!!hmm shivaji park ka stop drinks has them!! isha (manage)
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THANK YOU You know what guys this thread has got a nasty tinge about it that gets water in my eyes and puts a beat back in my heart... makes me remember the golden days of childhood. makes me remember the numerous small occasions of life, the numerous things that we used to hold close to our heart as kids, those that have been long lost in the new grown up world's dimensions of money and positions in society. so much that mere reminder of them brings to harsh face of reality of how we were then and how metamorphed we've become with time. I know this may sound philosophical but this is what my heart asked me to pour out and I did. I just want to say one thing to you all ........ THANK YOU

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as I write these lines my so called moneywise, society-wise brain is telling me don't press submit... you'll look like a moron.... but I guess today I'll go with my heart... so if you feel like laughing go ahead n do that. I don't care a hat. Tejas
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@Bhavik ARGH! Javed Jaffery at his dementedest, if such a word exists. Akhir is sauce main hai kya! New Maggi Hot n Sweet tomato chilli sauce.... it's different.
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what abt that ad 'Hamdard ka Tonic, Sinkara' very funny ad, where Javed Jaffery has this tonic and he breaks the glass!!!??

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@ankit Irshad (manage) "..where we wud call any foreign player a bastard and sing it in a great tune..." That's something to remember?
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YES! Hamdard ka tonic Cinkara!!! Cinkara's still alive too, BTW! StrongGel (manage)
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haven't you heard Cinkara is dead salman "shikari" khan killed it... ? BTW can anyone here please fill in the blank for me ... i was never able to figure it out? "Zandu balm Zandu balm ________wali balm"

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Solved ... but what does "peda hari" mean ... "Green with disease" ? http://shayar.blogspot. com/2004_10_01_shayar_archive.html Search for the word "Nostalgia" on the page. The October 10th 2004 blog entry has them all.
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Peeda - hari. Peeda is pain/plight hari == assassain/killer. Just Read (manage) So a peedahari balm would be a pain killer balm. Google: Matahari for a similar construct.
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^ I wouldn't do that... if Peeda hari = Pain killer, then Mata Hari = ???

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I rather think that "hari" in Peedahari is derived from "haar" and means to defeat...

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@Pravin Da I remember the Wadala fair very vividly... as a kid would go there every year, after the upasacha faraal - (a feast more than a fast!)... and come home with water balloon yo-yos water filled balloons tied to the end of a strip of rubber cut from tyre tubes, and accordion type snakes with a paper hood stuck to the end of a pair of sticks...and the inevitable soap water bubbles. I remember once i got a "helicopter" a flimsy metal propeller that simply spiralled down a corkscrew shaft - and it had me enthralled for days!! I guess I was easy to please

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Thanks @Just_Read finally makes sense now. ....

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Peeda - hari. Peeda also means - kitkit , takleef,trouble •••••• •• (manage) hari- in this case pronounced as Haaari harana , to defeat , bhaga na tou peeda haari = takleaf ko bhagane wala but not definitely killer Matahari =here Mata is mother and Hari id god . Milind :ya i missed that water baloons with rubber band type tied , we used to throw the baloon to known passer by and he/she used to react back in fear ,the baloon rebounds and is back in hand in second. once the baloon breaks , we used to play with that rubber to give phatkas on others leg , 'phatek' 'phatek'(pulling that band and releasing ,pointing to others leg from a distance)
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@Sandeep Read the whole thread--- those have been referred to along with others. AV has the ek anek song on MP3. Yes, you can kiss his feet.

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well since i am a tv buff.. most of my memories are weird tv shows.. one of them had jaspal bhatti.. the only time he was funny.. and then there was one with pankaj kapoor being a detective.. and then there was mungerilal ke haseen sapne.. and not to forget malgudi days...
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there was another one with one black fish and other coloured fishes That was Swimmy. The most imaginative name for a fish the DD guys could come up with!
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Well, Vikram, all said, it was still amongst the most entertaining ones... no better illustration of Unity is Strength
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Does anyone else remember 'Surabhi'? :D Good times, good times.... StrongGel (manage)

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AV, most people on Bombay, Orkut were in Karachi some months back ;) StrongGel (manage) I remember there beng a question at the end of each program and the correct answers would be put in a lucky draw and the winner got a holiday in someplace.... I remeber the first episode of Tana Bana was very disappointing, so my family never bothered with the second etc...

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Another informative show I liked was Turning Point, with Naseeruddin Shah as the host, and Professor Yashpal as the Scientific expert... that was a good one
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:D Thanks Pravin Da.... I needed this solid dose of nostalgia to remind me of better times : D StrongGel (manage)
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... when there used to be an irani cafe right outside Dadar Terminus taxi stand where I used to meet up with friends first thing when I touched bombay.

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was not the last time i got off at dadar. all sealed up and white-washed outside. no signboard or anything.

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u remember the 'slate pencil' not the chalk that school teachers used, the other slimmer one. I used to love eating them. YUCKKK!!!

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Hey yeah pre-kg/kg do they still use slates in school ?

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I remember eating chalks, the cylindrical ones used on the blackboard were somehow more palatable than the thin ones. Someone told my folks it's because I lack Calcium, so I was put on Calcium Sandoz pills after that, the ones you got in the dog shaped box.
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I used to love eating the slates - once I bought a whole box of them - you guessed it - for consumption - and my stupid bro went and told my parents....then I started eating the wall.... Good times!
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Oh yeah I remember those sandoz pills! Later created piggy (err sorry.. doggy) banks out of the boxes. Santosh (manage) Do they still sell it in dog shaped boxes? I doubt it.
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wow i am so nostalgic sniff I want to thank ruchi for the link to Giant Robot..I loved that guy I remember all of those times i loved Fireball XL5 with the semi- puppet like characters....spiderman and the Rasna -spiderman contests I also used to love Appy the drink..and when they started disappearing i used to go to every little known store so i could find it there was also another drink called neela...i think they sold it at this neela store at the old BEST bus stop in Sion..and i used to save money to drink it

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@Poonam I used to love eating the slates You do mean pencils/chalks, don't you
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Telephones My parents never owned a telephone and there were none in my whole building, so "important" phone calls were made using one in a neighbouring building or from the pay phone in the post office. When my cousin's mum died, it took us almost 12 hours before we could ring my cousin who was living in NZ. Phone calls were mainly for "important" conversations. We would simply roll up at friends and relatives' homes and sometimes they were not at home. That was considered just a fact of life, since neither party owned a phone. The pay phones could be used for free by dropping the hook twice per digit, e.g. four times to dial a 2, 8 times to dial a 4 and so on. Worked perfectly but you had to get the frequency correctly and the post office staff used to come out to catch us if they saw this was happening. I think a local phone call was 20 paise. I am stretching my memory here but there was some time limit if you made it from a pay phone. A beep would warn you xx seconds before the line went dead. To call overseas you had to book a call through the operator. To order a phone line you could be on the waiting list for 5-10 years. In the early 60s the numbers were 5 digits cousin's number was 20218. In the late 60s

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they became 6 digits - 310218.
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Neera Neera is the non-alcoholic version of Toddy (Marathi tadi, made from tadgolas). Can't recall ever drinking it, since those shops had a foul, decaying smell to them.
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Eating chalk The home walls used to have chuna in them, or it was used to seal cracks. Toddlers would often lick the chuna and this was a sign of calcium deficiency. I don't think I ever tasted chalk.
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Piped gas Yes, it was piped by the Bombay Gas Company and the meter design hasn't changed much (in other countries that still use piped gas, such as Australia). You could not get a new connection in the 60s. You simply had to get a red Burshane LPG cylinder delivered to your home on a bicycle or a Tempo at regular intervals. Burshane was sold by Burmah Shell and they had a monopoly. We had a single cast-iron, circular burner on the floor. Sometime in the 1960s or early 70s, the company went bankrupt. A lot of the underground pipes had corroded and they couldn't afford to fix them. So, one day there was no more gas. You couldn't use this burner with a Burshane cylinder because it was a different gas. Bombay Gas was produced from coal and was probably methane. The huge outdoor storage tank is known as a gasometer and I saw a few of these in NZ and Australia in later years.

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I remember Juhu Beach as being THE beach in the whole world, even if my parents rarely (like once) let me eat any of the nice food there when I was little.
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ASH as usual u cam back with bang - nice to read •••••• •• (manage) Neera - is now a days sold mostly in railway station or near railway station it comes in can , it gets finishes before 11am , its unfermented Tadgola juice and is colourless. tody fermented and made from tadgola is white is colour and smelly , sold in separate TODI shops not in open.
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I also remember when SV Road went from being damar to RCC... I watched from the balcony everyday when I was 9.

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When we were in 2nd std. Teacher use to give a chalk to one boy and one girl for good work etc. Remember once teacher gave me chalk and some guy try to take out of my pocket we had a good fight over this and finally when teacher came back after interval she slapped both of us over fighting and told me i should have told her about this. I dont think i learned anything from that LOL
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Yeah around 12yrs back wasn’t sure about net but had a gr8 pc available in market that time it was 486 DX100 around 50times slower than current P4 with 630MB hardisk almost double is width which is available in market now but almost 160times less space and around 4MB ram compared to 512MB now. Still kept that pc at home to show kids LOL But some how able to manage to play Prince of Persia, Grand Prix and F19 over it. That was awesome cant give much time to games now.
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who cud forget 1.) 10 paise for the Biscope thingy 2.) buddih k baal for 20 paise 3.) Jungle book contest from Goldspot.. 4.) had to maintain a Ration Card kinda thingy if u owned a Radio or TV. 5.) Rent a bicycle for a rupee..

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Has anyone got those little boat toys in which you light a little flame and the boat moves?.... if kept inside a tub of water the boat will move along the edges. And there used to be plastic pankhas we'd get outside school... I remember they would have just 2 twisted wings placed 180 degrees from each other and connected to a plastic stick, the size of a pen. You had to rotate the stick between your palms and release... the pankha would fly. I also have some vague recollection about collecting wrappers of chocolates in exchange for gifts. I think when Nestle marketed with a bang sometime in 1990, if you collected 200 odd wrappers you got a mini-camera.
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sorry folks, no patience to read all the posts Anonymous here, but has anyone mentioned: 1. the "Intermission" and "Rukavat ke liye khed hai" placards that used to take up half the DD viewing time in the good old days ('70s) 2. actually having AND USING a "Hold" knob on TV sets 3. televisions enshrined within wooden cabinets 4. DD instructional films like "Iska kya karen" and another one that had two men going around the city singing "Kachra mat phainko, kachra mat phainko aur phainko to phainko

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Yea.. i remeber that advertisment it featured late Jatin Kanakia and that Dilruba Uncle

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dilruba uncle?? who be that? you don't mean ravi baswani, do you? Salil (manage) and last week i had a phantom cigarette! and all these years i did not know how to light them till my friend showed me how. you're supposed to wet the red tip so it brightens. now tell me you knew that?
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How?

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Hey does anyone remember all the lines of "Main bhookha hoon, bhojan lao", yet another of those umpteen films division cartoons that we lapped up?
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yeh jo hai zindagi with all its star cast of shafi inamdar, swaroop sampat, rakesh bedi and later on tiku talsania (of the yeh kya ho raha hai fame) one of the best comedies on indian television. another one which almost came near was ados pados.
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Maybe we should start a signature campaign and get Films Division to release all their DD animation classics on dvd. I also remember the chorus conducted by a wand-waving Vijay Raghav Rao. The songs were used as fillers and were composed by Rao himself and sung by traditionally attired men and women. I think Rao composed the music for all Films Division cartoons as well, including the immortal "Tree of Unity".
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(shaking off vision of vijay raghav rao as harry potter) it's called a baton ,ashish and musical wizard he may have been but i don't think it was him conducting those ghastly 'vrindgaan' (yea, laugh, but they were called that!) filler sessions. you're right about him having scored the music for most films div documentaries. and you remembered quite a few of the classics and my favourites too. yea, i wish you could get the whole bunch on dvd. it's available on the web, link earlier in this thread, but they're poor quality and on a slow server, also you can't download them. speaking of dvd's, a 2 disc set of FTII films by well known directors from shyam benegal to kundan shah has hit the market. it's called "masterstrokes" and i keep forgetting to pick it up.

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This is a regurgitation... (Legends?) ... but I just read some of the initial posts today, in fact in the first post Salil mentions about the infamous killer of pavement dwellers, and Milind talks of the same a couple of posts later. Are you guys referring to the Raman Raghav killings, but I thought those happened sometimes in the 60s or 70s where this psychopath Raman Raghav would kill pavement dwellers by pounding their heads with huge stones? I just read about it elsewhere. Did something like that happen sometime later as well? And a question for the older folks - is it true that sometime during Emergency there were rare instances of women with long hair having their chotis mysteriously chopped off or "stolen", it happened stealthily in public places and no-one noticed ? I asked at home, but no-one could give any satisfactory answers. Just wanted to know if this has any truth... I remember in my childhood there were rumours of a child kidnapping gang who would kidnap kids using a van.

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Of course, Salil, "baton" is the good word, not "wand". Thanks. So has anyone mentioned "What's the good word" conducted by Sabira Merchant? That was a really good show and I used to enjoy watching it. I still fondly remember Sabira saying to so many participants: "Could you expand on that?" Come to think of it, with all its poor technology and limitations due to state control, DD had some really creative talents working for it. Even 'Buniyaad' and 'Hum log' for all their length still managed to consistently tell a good story and carry it forward with each episode, unlike the mindless crap dished out by private channels today.
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Childhoood rumours... one of which I heard was of Teenmundi ki chudel, later I realised that it was somtheing to do with the series Hum Paanch! Raman Raghav was India's first superhuman (or something of that sort). He had some unusual genes structuers
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Say who can remember more lines of the doodh ad? I can remeber "Garmi main dalo doodh main ice, doodh ban gaya very nice" and "peeyo daily once or twice, ban jayega tasty surprise".... Any others?!
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Of course, Salil, "baton" is the good word, not "wand". Thanks. So has anyone mentioned "What's the good word" conducted by Sabira Merchant? That was a really good show and I used to enjoy watching it. I still fondly remember Sabira saying to so many participants: "Could you expand on that?" Come to think of it, with all its poor technology and limitations due to state control, DD had some really creative talents working for it. Even 'Buniyaad' and 'Hum log' for all their length still managed to consistently tell a good story and carry it forward with each episode, unlike the mindless crap dished out by private channels today.
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Say who can remember more lines of the doodh ad? I can remeber "Garmi main dalo doodh main ice, doodh ban gaya very nice" and "peeyo daily once or twice, ban jayega tasty surprise".... Any others?!
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what was that cartoon thingie they brought to our schools to show us? Mellow (manage) i'm no fool..no siree..i'm gonna live to be a 103..i play safe for u and me..cos i'm no fool.. to teach us how to cross the road etc?
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Sweetie, anyone posting here leaves this thread feeling "those were the days..." If that isn't old, what is... :D StrongGel (manage)

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So did I ASK you to have nother birthday!? You go have one behind my back, not call me when you come into town, and then have the audacity to dislike feeling old! Shut up and wash those dentures!
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you people have started chitchatting on this thread also? Wally (manage) @Irshad. I'll try to remember as much as i can, ok? Jhuke sharm se nain, hui bechain, Draupadi aayi. Woh khaali bartan le aayi, aankhon mein aansoo bhat laayi. Prabhu bole Kyon sharmaati ho, kyon mujhhse ann chhupati ho. Bas ek ann ka yeh daana. Sukh Dega mujhko manmaana. Sukh dega mujhko manmaana.
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The original was a film song which went "Aana meri jaan, meri jaan, Sunday ke Sunday..."

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This original was from the film Shaheed starring Dilip Kumar though its a little hard to Bhagyashri imagine Dilip Kumar in that song! I dont know (manage) on whom it was picturised. The words go like this Aana meri Jaan Sunday ke Sunday I Love You...Bhag yahan se tu.. The song actually has a mention of 'ande' in it!
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This site says it was from the movie Shehnai... starring Nasir Khan and Dulari. http://www.earthmusic.net/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/ nuts/search.cgi?song=meri+jaan+meri+jaan +sunday+ke+sunday+aana+meri+jaan+meri +jaan+sunday+ke+sunday
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This is really strange...I found another website which says its from the movie Albela...Can Bhagyashri someone confirm the actual one? (manage)
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this is where milind will be able to help the data bank of information on hindi movies and trivia

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i've always imagined bhagwaan singing it too.. and the tune certainly sounds like C. Ramachandra. i think i'll go with Albela. Salil (manage)
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It is C Ramachandra... and Shamshaad begum I think.. Albela, yes. I particularly like the -main dharam karam ki nasi, tu neech videshi abhilashi!! Heh. (er, my spellings might be flawed but thats memory for you!)
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OK, did a search again and I find that most of the sites list it as from the film Shehnai. There Bhagyashri is one which says its from Shaheed & a couple (manage) of them say its from Albela. But going by the majority I think Vikram is right here.
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Pree, you just had to go and put me on the ? spot, right Anyways, from what I know, the song "Meri Jaan Sunday ke Sunday" is from the movie Shehnai (the old one, I believe there was one with the same name later) and the song is sung by Chitalkar, otherwise known as C. Ramchandran - which might explain why you visualise Bhagwan, Salil...Chitalkar also sang all the songs in Albela As for who is it picturised on.. well, I don't - but know... never saw the song in my life IMDB should be able to help with that...

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It is definitely not from albela. As ripped from the CD: /home/music/albela/bholi_soorat_dil_ke_khote. mp3 /home/music/albela/ dil_dhadke_nazar_sharmaye.mp3.mp3 /home/music/albela/sham_dhale_kihdki_tale. mp3 /home/music/albela/ dhire_se_aaja_ri_aakhiyan_mein.mp3 /home/music/albela/diwana_aa_gaya.mp3 /home/music/albela/ kismat_ki_hawa_kabhi_naram.mp3 /home/music/albela/balmaa_bada_nadaan.mp3 /home/music/albela/ haseenon_se_mohabbat_ka.mp3 /home/music/albela/diwana_parwana.mp3 /home/music/albela/shola_jo_bhadke.mp3 /home/music/albela/teri_yaad_ne_maara.mp3
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I remember the Murgi ke ande song better than the Sunday ke Sunday one Meri jaan, meri jaan murgi ke ande Khaana meri jaan meri jaan, murgi ke ande Omlette khilaao, fried khilaao, boiled khilaao Khilaao swaad bhare, shakti bhare ande hi ande

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doodh doodh doodh doooooodh!!..piyo glass full doodh! doodh hai mast in every season piyo dooddh for every reason..rahoge fir fit n fine jiyoge past 99..yannnn!!! chaaro aur mach gaya shor...gimme more gimmmmmmme more...
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dint have da enerygy to go trhu the whole thing..my resolve was broken somewer close to post # 800 ...shud've seen this earlier..but neways..i dint see neone mention 25 paise seeng (sheng daana..ground nuts for uninitiated nuts who dont und)
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hmm..here wat i remember!! ...wwf trump cards...pepsi cola stick for 25 paise...sauf and imli outside skool...fry-ems..double decker tiffins(i think da craze for em juz started around da time i was in first std)...those cycles that u pus with one leg...123 double decker...85 double decker to churchgate.. nukkad on tv (khopdi n guru)...he--maaaaan.. tan tan ta tada tadan he-man!! i have the power!!!!! .....heman dolls n gi-joes..hot wheels... raspberry dolly for 2 Rs ...sitting near da tv to change channel coz der wsant no remote....i remember some magazine with a skimpily dressed sonam, cant rem its name though...dirty girgau chowpatti...prakash vada at dadar...my skool IES-king george and my skool bus servoce (sangeeta bus ..neone here form sangeeta bus??) ..appy (amazing man!!! loved it)

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yayy another appy drinker i wonder when comercial gas cylinders were delivered to homes....I vaguely remember using the kerosene or ghaslet burners for something...pumping that thing was a horendous task keep pumping till u almost die of the fumes and then lite up the flame with this weird lighting thingy and before commercial grinders were the ancient stone grinding..i even recall using this at some point of time don't see too many scooters anymore with the extra attached section where the third person could sit...I guess the high polution and accident rates forced them out...but i remember it being so much fun to sit in that third seat...i used to fight for it
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Oh yeah going to the "chakki" to pisao atta for chappati's the next day ...

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Request This isn't that bygone ... Does anyone remember javed jaffery's show "timex timepass" on V (thursday 9:00 i think)... the original indian show about "nothing" where he imitated typical bambaiya public. Abdul Cutpiece, Future Furtado, Chaila Sylvester, Sohrab Supariwalla, Queenie SIngh and others. Don't remember all the names but definately remember each character if i ever see them again. There was also a Gurkha (in love koirala), south indian prof and his alter ego verrapan, a sindhi guy who else, who else ..... Although the show drew a lot of flak i thought jaffery did a great job, prbably his best ever. The request, just wondering if anyone has a copy of that show .... i will kiss yuor feet, be

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the doodh doodh commercial is sung by kunal ganjawala who started his career by singing ad jingles. Ruchi (manage)
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Does anyone remember those ads for Jai Soaps? "Pehla pyaar, laaye jeevan mein bahaar". Raj (manage)
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Does anyone remember the Rapidex English speaking course ad? There was one with showed a bunch of guys envying this dude talking animatedly to some girls, apparently because the kewl one spoke fluent English. And there was some ad for an ayurvedic gastrointestinal product where the bespectacled mustachioed guy saying it appeared to come closer and closer to the camera. It looked weird. There was one Shilpa char chand lagaye.
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These soaps remind me of a line, I don't know which ad, but it was - Aisa hi hota hai, meri tvacha se meri umra ka pata hi nahin chalta. Some college girls mistake this really gorgeous looking mom for a student.
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Hibernating Anwyas I also REMEMBER MY ENGINEERING (manage) DAYS... as finally I got my results and I AM ENGINEER!!!

Bhavik, thats Santoor Soap! I guess the model in the Ad was Simone Singh.

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Engineering Days! More than the day of the final result i Bhagyashri remember the day we got the results of the I (manage) sem. All wannabe engineers, most of them had got KTs (Thats Allowed to Keep Term) & were shell shocked to realise that this could happen to them. The final result was more of an anti climax though. We came to know abt the results being declared & then checked on the internet and called each other to congratualte on Finally becoming an Engineer. Another thing i vividly remember is the GT, Glass Tracing, for the Drawing assignments. It almosed looked like we weredoing Plantchet (Is that the correct spelling?) We used to be huddled around a glass table with all the lights off & just a candle burning beneath the table with all those huge drawing sheets on the table & each one of us tracing away!
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I remember the old HMT advertisement on TV Anonymous in which the girl reaches home very late in the night. Her parents were waiting to give her a new HMT watch for her birthday. I remember the hand painted movie hoardings at Juhu beach. I remember soft drinks called sosyo and thrill.
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I remember the Indian airlines Caravelles Anonymous taking off. Boy, I loved the loud sound they made. Remember when the international flights also departed from the Santa Cruz terminal. Remember the Indian Navy Super Connies.

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I guess everyone must aware about the programme "Aamchi Maati Aamchi mansa" (I believe its still ON). Earlier on every wednesday evening (just before chitrahar) there used to be a module called "Gappagoshti" on this AMAM!... there were various characters from a small village (names like Patil, housabai etc etc) who used to create a problem.. n at the end a character by the name Vishvasrao ( who was the only educated guy in the village) would enter solve the problem..! Does anyone remember "Kilbil" which used to come on Monday evening 6 o clock?... We used to rush home on MOndays to watch it... "Kridangan"... the only sports programme on DD! (before an english sports programme was introduced on sunday morning 11ish) DDs comedy show on saturday afternoons! And above all the adult movies on Tuesday nights on DD1!!!...used to watch it on mute!!... We used to study till late nite on tuesdays to watch it!!!... Parents used to think that we were studying!
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the only marathi i knew in my childhood was because of aamchi mati ammchi manse,aapan yanaa pahilat ka.....aajchya thalak batmya.........

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I used to laugh at 'Aamchi maati aamchi Anonymous maansa' as a teenager but when, as an adult, I watched a few episodes while surfing channels I realised that though it may seem very stupid and a waste of time to us city-bornand-bred folk, it actually provides - despite all its technological limitations - very good information and advice to farmers, and its contents are more meaningful and significant to those for whom the programme is intended than all the Channel V - MTV bakwaas.

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I remember 'Kilbil' and also 2 other children's programmes - 'Khel khilone' in Hindi with Manju didi telling kids stories on Fridays and 'Magic lamp' in English on Sundays. Then there was 'Sundar maajha ghar' on Tuesdays, I think, which was addressed to housewives and women in general. "Kridaangan" was not the only sports programme on DD, there was also "Sports Roundup" with a very distinctive signature music that has escaped my memory. DDs comedy show was in fact "Didi's Comedy Show" by the famous German comedian Dieter Hallervorden. And those movies on Tuesday nights were AWARD-WINNING European films by famous directors like Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Volker Schlöndorff and Constantin Costa-Gavras. But yes, they did contain nudity and to DD's credit the films were shown uncensored unlike today when Star Movies, HBO and other movie channels either cut out the nude scene altogether or digitally "cover" the naughty bits.
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here's an old nirma ad which has stuck in my head 4 no apparent reason... oh-ho deepikaji, leegiyee aapka saraa saman taiyyar. yeh nahi, woh lekin aap toh hamesha woh mehengiwaali tikiyaa... leti thi. jab wohi mehengi daamon waali safedi, wohi chaagh kam daamon mein milee toh koi yeh kyon le woh na lee... maan gayee... kise? aap ke paar ki nazar aur nirma super, dono ko ***arbit
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DD - 2 things I absolutely do not miss Anonymous Salma Sultan (newsreader) - she with the constipated look, like she was reading the news with a poker shoved up her a*** Cricket commentary by Narottam Puri, Sushil Doshi, Ravi Chaturvedi and (grrrr!) Milind Wagle When Narottam Puri was at the mike, whenever the batsman hit a boundary, the ball would always "ricochet off the fence". Sample Hindi commentary by Sushil Doshi and Ravi Chaturvedi: Sushil: West Indies ke bowler kaafi sateek aur napeetuli gendbaazi kar rahe hain. Ravi: bilkul theek kahaa aapne Sushil, aur Gus Logie ek bahut chust aur mustaid fielder hain. Sushil: aur yeh batsman ne ballaa ghumaaya, aur gend tezi se boundary ki taraf badhti hui
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aur ye chaar runnnnnnnnnnnnnn... Ravi: aur yeh over ki samaapti aur umpire ne lunch break ki ghoshna ki. Khilaadi vaapas pavilion laut rahe hain. Aur isi ke saath main, Ravi Chaturvedi, aapko vaapas studio le chalta hoon.
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@Amit, Ah-ha Kilbil... actually a local from Karjat Hibernating (where my college is situated) when asked (manage) abuot it, told us that its Marathi serial and he watched it. Me n friends laughed at him for this.. he was like... yuo are talking about the Marathi seraial na.. We used to tease "Aai zavadya, bill mi aali" @Bhagashri Yea.... GT, ATKT... thankfully they all come under "I remember" now!
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I just remembered the russian serial/movie on Nadia whats-her-name, the Gymnast - and remember my dad hoping I would be one! Alas - no such luck!

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yeah final results are like Orgasm, when we get marksheet in hand we used to happy (atleast i used to) then after some time we know ohhh those cool college days are over now.
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Poonam, you mean the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci. Just Read (manage)

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I wanted to be Nadia too! In fact I asked my mom to change my name to Nadia. Aditi (manage) I was literally obsessed wit that show. Once when i was looking at the map of the world...i suddenly noticed the words NDIA in bold (it was India..& the 'I' was covered by something).. I for some reason, read it as NaDIA & was so excited to hav discovered that a country had been named after my idol! ofcourse in a matter of seconds my bubble burst when i realised that the 'I' had been covered & it was just plain ol' India
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Aditi and Just Read Was that a movie or some sort of serial - was it dubbed? I just remember being obsessed by it - cant really remember what happened though
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Wah Ustad Wah! Remember the Taj ad? Poonam (manage) I saw Zakir Hussian in Vancouver - and wanted to scream out that line....
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Ashish: nice comentory but the one by anand setalwad was awsome we used to listen on radio ,transistor when no TV was there , we just used to imagine whole match from his comentory ball by ball.
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Did somebody already mention the instrumental music video on national unity featuring India's top athlete's in the early 80s ? It begins with one sportsperson passing the torch to another and so on until finally a number of kids dressed in the tri colour scheme arrange themselves to make the Indian tri colour? The video had Kapil Dev, Prakash Padokuone, Milkha Singh,Sunil Gavaskar,Shinky Wilson, etc

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rodzz... iph moi memolyz collect isn it 'Mile Sur mela tumala'

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As kids, I remember how we longed for batsmen to get out on 0, just so that we could see the animated duck, waddle across the screen, fuming with this bat resting on his shoulders. This was only when the DD broadcast used to pick up the Aussie Channel 9 Feed. (Benson and Hedges Series ???)
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Deadd Mile sur mera tumhara was done with film artists...not sportspersons...dont u remember Amitabh, Jitendra and Mithun coming together in the end and singing in the video?
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rodzz... danke man" Moi memoly suxx

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Did somebody already mention the instrumental music video on national unity featuring India's top athlete's in the early 80s ? It begins with one sportsperson passing the torch to another and so on until finally a number of kids dressed in the tri colour scheme arrange themselves to make the Indian tri colour? The video had Kapil Dev, Prakash Padokuone, Milkha Singh,Sunil Gavaskar,Shinky Wilson, etc

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rodzz... iph moi memolyz collect isn it 'Mile Sur mela tumala'

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As kids, I remember how we longed for batsmen to get out on 0, just so that we could see the animated duck, waddle across the screen, fuming with this bat resting on his shoulders. This was only when the DD broadcast used to pick up the Aussie Channel 9 Feed. (Benson and Hedges Series ???)
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Deadd Mile sur mera tumhara was done with film artists...not sportspersons...dont u remember Amitabh, Jitendra and Mithun coming together in the end and singing in the video?
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rodzz... danke man" Moi memoly suxx

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Vrindgaan Anonymous Just remembered - the baton-wielding conductor of the "Vrindgaan" orchestra that I'd mentioned in an earlier post was Kanu Ghosh and not Vijay Raghav Rao, as was rightly pointed out by Salil.
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I dunno where the music's taken from, can somebody confirm it? RoDz (manage)
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it did sound like that, but it wasn't. this one was louis banks' inspired version. spread the light of freedom has been dicussed before, hasn't it? i think this thread should be divided into chapters..

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Old planes > Indian airlines Caravelles taking off. Boy, I loved the loud sound they made. Ash (manage) They also made a loud sound when they crashed. :) > Remember when the international flights also departed from the Santa Cruz terminal. Santa Cruz was an aerodrome, now an archaic term for smaller airports. In the 60s, it was a popular destination for family outings. You would see large families wandering through as they would at Palva Bunder (Apollo Bunder). The air conditioning was one of the draw cards. The cops were always chasing homeless people out, who didn't mind the air conditioning either. After the 1965 war, you could not take photographs in the area, including the car park for "security reasons", and you could not go there for an outing. IIRC they introduced paid "platform tickets" for families who were seeing off a relative. > Remember the Indian Navy Super Connies. Not specifically the IN, but I remember seeing Super Connies flying overhead, as I do the old Canberra bombers with their distinctive tail. I also remember seeing the Juhu Aero Club's Tiger Moths.
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@Salil We didn't exactly discuss the "Light of freedom" video... we discussed the amply provided sportswoman whose name I keep forgetting

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Ash:Santa Cruz was an aerodrome i have lot of those memories my uncles stays 5 mins dist from airport and we used to visit during may vacation in late 60s and going to airport and watching was routine on those days, I remember we used to go to airport bldgs open balcony , entrance was from right corner, watching take off and landing and seeing celibrities getting down from plane was exactly like those shown in old movies. No security check and free darshan for visitors kya jamana thaa !!
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Yea my Dad used to tell me stories about the airport, his Uncle also stayed there!

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ya light of freedom has been discussed before and I have mentioned also that Nirupama Mankad (Ashok Mankads wife)running with torch was our favorite slot to watch in those days and there was lot of discussion on that in office also i may be in late 20s then , we used to see that part only nothing else was interesting.
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I remember rushing to the door when the bell rang every AM, just so that I could grab the Free Press Journal before dad did. And that was just for the Mr.Jiggs from "Bringing up father". And I remember, solving silly puzzles in magazines like "spot the 7 difference" between the 2 pics.

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I remember there used to be fire hydrant out let at waist height at the corner of foot path , one seen at dadar TT near BEST workshop and a fire alarm with glass covered red box of cast iron on small pillar(near by a sheek kabab wala )one has to break the glass and rotate the wheel inside with handle and fire brigade from nearby used to come (as there were very less telephones)some boys used to play mischief false alarm.now as the road repaired many times , added layes of tar and jelly stones and increased the height the hydrant now almost submerged to ankle ht some are not seen at all.All this may be from british jamana, In suburbs such hydants are not seen
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Didnt a concord land here in Mumbai airport Anonymous once? Yes, a Concorde landed here in 1989. It had brought the French President to BOM. He was here to inaugurate the French Festival.
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The Lalitajee advertisement. Surf ki kharid dari Anonymous mai samajdari hai.
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Does anyone remember there was a television broadcasting of African safari sometime in 85 ot 86. I have only a vague recollection of sitting through the animal close-ups and a particular scene where they show African tribals drinking animal blood. There was also the hype with the Hailey's comet sighting sometime in the mid-80s. I remember when sometime in my 6th or 7th grade Essel World was opened and we had a new picnic spot. Until then it usually meant the Sanjay Gandhi National Park for day picnics. What was the duo of theatres where Shoppers' stop, Andheri stands now? I remember watching Chhota Chetan, the old one there, with 3D glasses.

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Well the other common picinc spot was Chota Kasmir and Aarey Milk Colony.. the ofcourse Hibernating Fantasy Land and Essel World and almost (manage) every school was held there.
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'What was the duo of theatres where Shoppers' stop, Andheri stands now? I remember watching Chhota Chetan, the old one there, with 3D glasses' There were three. Ambar, Oscar and Minor. Chota Chetan played at Minor.

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I remember the BMC washing streets using the fire hydrants (or water tankers) too... does that make me old ?
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Ek - Anek...DD song Check this out friends....really made me go back many years....not aware if somebody has already posted it...but its worth the repitition.... Ek-Anek, the doordarshan song that we all have in our minds since our childhood. http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=uaTYLy1Jgio
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Harish really nice to watch good Milind :remembering BMCs good work means either u r really old or u r becoming old early discounting future!! like BMC promising to do good work in future say 2020!.
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i just love it how this video keeps surfacing. those who forget history are condemned to repeat it, i guess. yaawn.

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i was quite small but i do have a faint recollection of bombay during christmas, there used to be groups of people gathering outside old bawa bungalows/buildings/baugs and actually singing christmas carols at exactly 12 midnight when christmas set in. then the mahout with his elephant strolling the streets of mumbai..nowadays its very rare. the pony rides for kids at marine drive beach... this beach is so swamped with hawkers these days. the cable tv meant movies only at fixed times and was specific to each group...not the universal 24 hr saas-bahu serials...cheeeeeeee. music on tv was chayageet or chitrahaar not mtv or channel v

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i was quite small but i do have a faint recollection of bombay during christmas, there used to be groups of people gathering outside old bawa bungalows/buildings/baugs and actually singing christmas carols at exactly 12 midnight when christmas set in. Some tooting of horn follows: I wrote about a Bandra Christmas here[http:// sourapplemartini.blogspot.com/2005/12/ christmas-cheer-all.html]
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hey, they still sing carols during christmas in juhu (atleast the i had seen 2 years ago) And remeber the budha man, all kids collecting money for budha man. (i guess this also still happens)
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nice piece Vikram, Parizad (manage) Rushikesh and Vikram, the two of u speak of just 2 localities where the carol singing still takes place, but early on i remember having witnessed this near my granny's place at grant rd as well as my cousins at parel but its not so these days... and rushikesh even the mahout i just saw one at bandra on sunday almost after 6 months of having seen one at worli.....for me i used to see the mahout at least twice a week on my to school...sometimes even twice in a day :)

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I haven't seen those fortune telling bulls that nod their heads ever since I was a kid. Somehow all my years in Bombay I also NEVER encountered the parrot fortune teller where the bird tells you the future by pulling out cards, the only place I've seen that is on television.
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@Bhavik Go visit Sion Hospital - there always used to be a "Totaram Jyotshi" there on the footpath outside the compound wall... and I was delighted to find him still around, when I went back home last year
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WIBS bread used to be available for Rs. 2.50 and the Fruit Bread for Rs 4.00.....in the 80s RoDz (manage)
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i remember the saffola ad where the kid used to go like JALEBIIIIIIEEEEE !

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I remeber the Sundrop ad with the kid running amidst gigantic rolling poories ;) The healthy oil for healthy people. StrongGel (manage)

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I also don't recollect them ever wearing a blouse (being tribals). Maybe Pravin Da can help me out here. Pravin Da is the expert on blouseless women? He must have seen Ram Teri Ganga Maili many many times!
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Ashish & Vikram : ya those blouse less tribals are professional in rough nessing stones called 'patya' for making wet masala , (like those stones of chakkis bhayyas do on their nonworking day), In most of the maharashtrian house ,mostly from ghat side (not ghatkopar) there used to be 'patya' for masala peesing with one stone on top grinding on bottom patya , it needs roughness every fortnight or month like , 'taakye laga na' to make rough , like making 'dahaar for ustara of old shaving knife ' so these tribal black brown ladies with head covered ,one child on jholi and their hatyar on head roaming with shout 'patyaala taa kye' and one can see blouse less but imp parts fully covered since sari is non transperent

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(hmm ..no comparison with Mandakini!!in RTGM - her is patyalaa see through sari) This taakye is done by fine chini and hatoda , like a stone sculpture does. south indians have 'Ragada stones'
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a little off-topic Did you know they are making a movie about the gangster Maya Dolas and his skirmish with the police in Lokhandwala? It sounds wierd to me since I remember it as a kid - it happened not very far from where I lived... Thats one more thing - maybe a sad thing that you kind of remember being part of these police shootings, riots and curfews as bombayites - and you just shrug it off as a normal thing....
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Anyone remember this one park near juhu beach with a replica of an air india boeing (that i remember playing inside of) ?
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It's the Lions Garden, Santacruz. Besides the plane I remember as a kid there was also a concrete elephant and a couple of slides. The garden is very much there and in better shape than before thanks to private management, the Air India aircraft miniature is still there too.
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yup ... now juhu garden look much cleaner than what it was a few yrs back ... also the laughing club goes on there .... mornings u can hear a grp of ppl laughing their asses off
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... which reminds me of the Saturday Marathi movies on DD, that had the Tamasha's with Bulbul and "Aika ho Aika's". Raj (manage)
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Today I remembered that old faithful "patriotic" serial "Kahaan gaye woh log?". Saldy, I remember the theme song so have been driving my office insane humming it.

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oh "Kahaan gaye woh log" Last few days on orkut I was watchng this "Kahaan gaye woh log" I mean when I login - no dounuts message!! jokes apart kaha gaye wo log was a good serial I remember Aur bhi gum hai Jamane main by Dr Revatisharan Sharma and Dr Ashwini kumar
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@Vikram How goes the theme song? I seem to remember it start off with "Kehte hai alvida unhe..." but am blanking out after that, till the "Kahan gaye woh log" reprise...
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hey does anyone remember this serial ... Param Vir Chakra. That was also a good serial
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Since we are talking TV shows now, I just have a really faint recollection of one of the many Bengali stories shown in the 80s. Bhavik (manage) Was Utpal Dutt on a TV show ever? Or I just think it was someone else, probably who looked like him... He had a son or grandson I forget which... and there was this lady in white, presumably a widow who would drop by the haveli and the kid would run behind her palinquin screaming "Kaale-ganj ki bahu". And I think like all Bengali tales, this was a sad one too.
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Bhavik, Its Mujrim Haazir ?? Remember, Faster Feni. The kid (Rajat Kapoor ?) who starred in this, then grew up to play the lead role in "Vyomkesh Bakshi". And .. Aa bail mujhe maar.

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AlphaVictor (manage) Feni? dude, u spending too much time in Goa... it was "Faster Fene" - and it was based on a marathi comic book character by th same name... or was it th other way around?
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@ raj Remember, Faster Feni. The kid (Rajat Kapoor ?) who starred in this, then grew up to play the lead role in "Vyomkesh Bakshi".

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Faster Fene wasn't a comic book character exactly... it was more like Marathi adventure stories for teens - something in the Famous Five genre... and it wasn't Rajat Kapoor who played Banesh urf Banya urf Faster Fene in the TV series - it was Sumit Raghavan
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The first Liril ad came out in the mid-1970s with karen lunel. Do you really remember that one (I wasn't born then for sure!) or the subsequent ones?

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i remember Abhi of TV serial "fauji"..who knew that he will become so popular some day. Leena (manage)
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oshin was about the japanese grandmom who was marrating her childhood to her grandson or something...............if I'm not rong it used to air on monday nights and it stopped abruptly mid way when she gets pregnant or something............
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@irshad.. in that case i must be thinking of the one with ms. zinta... cant recollect.. who the model was..
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I wasnt born at the time of the first Liril ad either but i do remember the model before Preity Zinta, dont know the name though!
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I remember when Pravin Da was older than his current look .... sorry could not resist

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Pravin Da, in my parents' wedding album , many people match the description you've written.... Bhavik (manage) There used to be some show called Kakkaji kahen or something like that... have we discussed that before? I remember the Pakistani song Hawa Hawa being really popular once upon a time, maybe amongst the first non-filmi ones to be so popular and was invariably sung during all antaksharis (back when real antaksharis were played as opposed to typing songs online)...I'd heard the guy who sang that song was murdered. Anyone remembers that ad where Tabassum is shopping for her husband's underwear, explaining details to the salesman, much to the husband's embarrasement. Her Phool khile hain gulshan gulshan was the earliest interview show of film-wallahs, but there was another one which ran much later in the early 90s which appeared on Wednesday night I think that had this mustachioed, bespactacled guy interviewing TV and movie stars... the set was kinda neat for its time. Who was this guy? I remember how television would be shut down for three days to mourn the death of any mentionable politician. There'd be only dull music played then.

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hawa hawa Bhavik do u mean the Hassan Jehangir one which went.. hawa hawa ae hawa khushboo luta dey? wasn't it used in some mithun movie?
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at last i get to correct milind for the first time in in two years. vipin handa. now this is where i could be wrong: the show was (i think) 'bajaj ki lehren' a tv adaptation of the video film magazine. VHS, or video to everyone, was seriously popular. there were movies being made especially for video, notably be nari hira who had the likes of persis khambatta in a few of which. lal dupatta malmal kaa was really popular, inspired a sequel even called 'phir lehraya lal dupatta', i was already in college by then and i remember a guy joking about the next part being called 'phir phir lehraaya lal dupatta'. that guy later went on to make marathi music videos, irony of it all. speaking of video movies, one such film was called 'the don' err.. 'starring' jeet upendra, which used the entire hassan jehangir album as it's OST. the album itself was called 'beat music' (nice name, huh? ) and AFAIK, was the only non filmi album to figure at the top or even in the cibaca geet mala. hawa hawa was ripped off by every music director starting with (who else) bappida with "aaya aaya" in 'aag ka gola' and ending with 'haan bhai haan, hoon main jawaan' by annu malik (that's how he spelt his name then) in toofan. pravin da.. 'kaan ke upar baal' is stil in fashion, look at laloo yadav..

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marathi serial does anyone remember chimanrao?? :-)) Ramalingam (manage)
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@Salil Thanks for the correction... - interesting sidebar - Google search for the Handa throws up a Vipin Handa vs Vipul Handa court case any connection??? It wasn't Bajaj ki Lehren... that came later, and was more the film magazine while this show was more the interview/reminescences type... I remember Nitin Mukesh being the guest on the first show, and then singing "so gaya yeh jahaan" live... and the creative editors on the show getting creative and interspersing him singing, with shots of an Ambasaddor backing in and out of a street, to build the mood!
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Which makes me think? How did a filmi gossip crazy country ever survive on helpings of just 1 issue of Lehren every fortnight? No daily Page 3 kind of shows, just 2 video cassette of movie gossip every month? Stardust and ! Filmfare must have ruled

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Talking abt filmfare & stardust... remember that ad for one of them which showed that the magazine was being smuggled in to some african country...proving it's popularity?

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@Salil Also - that movie with the Hassan Jahangir album as it's OST... was it "The Don" or was it called "Don II"? I somehow think it was the latter...
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"Don II" it was. I remember there being a controversy in school cause some boys called it "Don Eleven". Dylan (manage) What a craze that song was! As was Khaled's "Didi".
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@ Bipin Da Karen Lunel did not die under the waterfall as it was rumoured at the time. She married someone named Hishey Tashi (!!) and has a son named Scott. Karen is now called Karen Lunel-Hishey. See here: http://www.tribuneindia.com/1998/98aug30/ sunday/head3.htm
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@Ram-White Angel Those "ek chidiya" and "tree of unity" films have already been discussed. They were not ads but Films Division animation films aimed at imparting a social message (one of the objectives of Doordarshan). As for 'Chimanrao', I think everyone who watched TV in the 70s will remember him, and Gundya Bhau, Chiu, Kau, Raghu and Myna, not to forget Chimanrao's ever exasperated mother. 'Chimanrao' epitomised some of the serials on DD at the time minimal set design, maximum entertainment

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Some ads I remember "jo OK saabun se nahaaye, woh kamal sa khil jaaye...OK nahaane ka naya saabun" and then the USP - "sachmuch, kaafi badaa hai" (just before saying this, the man taking a shower used to look down at something, presumably the soap, but could he in fact have been looking at something else, I wonder?) "Oh my dee-ar main laayi hun tumhaare liye Victor ke V-front vaale underwee-ar Aa-ha-ha-ha Victor" Was this on DD or AIR? "Vajradanti vajradanti Vicco vajradanti, toothpowder toothpaste, Ayurvedic jadi-bootiyon se bana sampoorn swadeshi, Toothpowder toothpaste, VICCO, VAJRADANTI!" "Bade naazon se paali hamaari banno, tujhe dulhan banayen re pyaari banno, tujhe haldi ka uptan lagaayen sakhiyaan, teri kaaya ko komal banaayen sakhiyaan." What ad was this? Ad for a ketchup: Man says: "Isme kaddu hai/hoga bharaa" Another man: "Isme kaddu nahi zaraa" Ad for VIP banian: Man brings Dara Singh various banians which Dara Singh tears up. Finally he brings Dara Singh VIP banian which Dara Singh cannot tear. Dara Singh wears it and lifts the man across his shoulder and starts swinging him around in joy and the man says: "Mazboot itni

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Vicco turmeric Nahin cosmetic Vicco turmeric ayurvedic cream StrongGel (manage) Keel muhason ko jad se mitaye haldi chandan ke gun isme samae twacha ki rksha kare ayurvedic cream Vicco turmeric ayurvedic creeeeam.
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I remember seeing that Ad in theaters.... ha ha ha. Just loved it! And what was the movie which featured "Hawa Hawa" song!
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@Lemon Those ads achieved thier goal! StrongGel (manage)

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In 1972 oct 2nd when DD started with one channel , there were no advertisement for many months , so when advertisements were started relaying on TV it was thrill to watch those products add which for many yrs used to listen on radios after the ting tong sound in vividbhrati.No body used to say jayiga mat or ye break hojay , it was fun and entertaining to watch adds and people used to discuss on add rather than serials. one such add was vicco vajradhanti , vicco turmeric add one of the first commers was 'Point' detergent from mysore sandal soaps but later that product dissapeared. I remember once watching some sports event (together with friends) after the Point add ,TV relay went off and all we could see a Point of small light on TV and all we start joking laughing on that
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one of the dumbest ads one of the dumbest ads i remember was... when Sakura..changed its name to Konica... Ramalingam there's some guy standing outside a cave or (manage) something...shouting out Sakura...and nothing happens...and all of a sudden a light bulb glows in his head and he shouts Konica... and there's an avalanche or something..
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Didi ye anek kya hota hai ? Anek…. anek yani bahut saare…. jaise… suraj ek… chanda ek….. taare anek…. achcha to taroN ko anek bhi kehte hain ????? nahi nahi !! dekho phir se batati hooN suraj ek… chanda ek….. taare anek…. ek ek ek ek gilhari, …. aur gilhari…… ek ek karke ho gayee ab anek gilhariyaaN… titali, anek titaliyaaN….

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competition postcards the blue color competition postcards, to reply to questions asked at the end of episodes, slightly costlier than the cream colored normal ones, which also reminds me of the mounds of mail they used to sift and mix on surabhi and i would think, my heart sinking, whoa.. not a chance!
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i recollect how we used to watch the "pranoy roy show"...it was the only one of its kind show during those days.

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@vivek RATISH (manage) Thanks man. u have written each and every stanza of that .. nice to see that
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To Everyone Have the sound clip of "ek chidiya anek chidiyaan"...just in case anyone wants it i could send it..
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The add of forhans tooth paste on radio -Nanaji nanaji wo jo mohan ke dada ji hai na unke daath nahi hai (something)... pata nahi beta Forhans toothpaste istamaal nahi kiya ho gaa! another one Mummy mummy modern bread (a voice comes)jyada shakti Mummy mummy modern bread there used to be small toys of animals birds made of rubber or plastic inside binaca tooth paste box, we never used to have that toothpaste we were using colgate toothpowder , toothpaste was luxury items in those days toothpowder was middle class and koila-charcoal , lal dant manjan was of poors or from village
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He-Man I remember watching that as a kid and having the biggest crush ever on He-Man!! lol!! collecting all those He-man toys and castle grayskull!!

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Dada Dadi ki kahaniyaan ....barson yaad rahi bhoola koi bhi nahin i forgot the rest... and then

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@Bhagyashri The show with Vipin Handa was called 'Aamne Samne'. Thanks a lot! Thats the one... Now I can sleep in peace
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thanks bhagyashri, you're quite right there. as are you milind (and dylan) about don II, 'the don' was a stupid salim movie with ajit and jugal hansraj. ashish, what i remember form that is: "thoda ketchup try karo. ketchup hota kaddu bhara. isme kaddu nahi zara Volfarm. laal raseeley tamaataron se hota hai taiyyaar. Volfarm" (there's more, but i can't be bothered) jess, you're probably the only person i've seen who started posting minutes after joining the community. you've been reading up beforehand, haven't you?

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the folks at Geoffrey Manners were my clients about 7 -8 years ago, and we tried for almost 8 months to get a new packaging design rolling for Forhans. eventually they decided, they wanted to stay traditional. the orange pack has a small but faithful following. the blue one, with fluoride was actually sold as "foaming" forhans toothpaste in contrast to the orange one which doesn't foam at all. they had ads with a kid saying "yeh jhaagwaala hai!" bizarre. anyone remember a toothpaste called mcCleans? another of my childhood follies: mistaking the brylcreem tube for mcCleans toothpaste. Yuck!
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@ Vivek Thanks for the "ek chidiya anek chidiya" mp3. Listening to it at the moment.
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And does anyone remember seeing (not hearing or reading) Javed Miandad hoist a Chetan Sharma full toss across the ropes Me and most of my friends were cut off from watching cricket for quite a few weeks, coz of all the cussing that followed.

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Ramalingam (manage) my friends and I we joined two matchboxes together with a rubber band and a cello-tape and used to play star trek....you opened the cello-tape..and the match-box communicator would open...

star trek communicator back in the days when star trek used to come on DD, the communicator was pretty popular and I remember...

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Boss its all getting repetitive...coz i guess everything has been discussed atleast twice!!... Salil, u can compile the whole thread and publish a book of ur own!... i bet it would be much better than Shantaram by Gregery & Bombay by Suketu!! :)
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Macleans toothpaste Sure I remember it and still use it in Oz now and then. It is made by Glaxo so they must have taken it off the Indian market. http://www.macleans.co.uk/
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Help! This thread seems to be rapidly aging us all and prematurely turning us into grandparents, and of the deadliest kind at that - the "I remember when..." kind. Except for Pravin Da, on whom it seems to have had the opposite effect (judging by the recent sudden... ahem... change in his appearance).
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hey its Like this I was very thin when i was 20s-28 and always wish to put on weight , was 52-55 kg , now I am 78-82kg since age 40 and always wish to loose weight, ye hi hai jindagi! 'jo hota hai sochne lag ta hai , aur jo soch ta hai wo hota nahi!'

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@ pravin da Anonymous pravin da, tumhaara "thirty-three years (se zyaada) ka experience" ka photo lagaao jaldi. (another famous satish shah line from "yeh jo hai zindagi") don't worry, i was just kidding in my earlier post, your photo is fine. some decent-to-excellent english/australian series shown in the 80s - i wonder if anyone remembers them: "Shoestring" - English detective named Eddie Shoestring who solves various crimes "Mother" - English comedy about a loser who is overly attached to his mom "Some mothers do have 'em" - Australian comedy about a bumbling idiot who messes up whatever he tries to do
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Does anyone remember a german serial called "Baron Von Der Terenk" .. or something like that ? Had quite a lot of HOT stuff. Well atleast by the standards of that time.
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@ Pravin Da Anonymous Right as usual, it was "THIRTY YEARS ka experience hai" - don't know how I got the number wrong, that line was such a hit with everybody. The line is listed as one of the memorable quotes of the show on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Yeh_jo_hai_zindagi @ Advait It was "The adventures of Baron von der Trenck" about the Austrian soldier who lived in the 18th century. The theme music was very catchy and I still remember it. More info about the Baron here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Franz_Freiherr_von_der_Trenck
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Pravin Da: "I love Lucy", starring Lucille Ball.

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@Bhavik You talking about Mr. Yogi, the NRI groom The Kalnirnay ad had Archana Joglekar, Renuka Shahane and a 3rd lady who I can't place at the moment... though I know who it was... will have to think hard... The Paan ka swaad was an ad for Pan Pasand a paan flavoured candy... and again had Archana Joglekar going "Shaadi.. aur tumse? Kabhi nahi!"
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kaal nirnay -was it Priya Tendulkar!

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That ghodagadi was called TANGA , and the ghodagadiwala was called Tangewala, their pant were khaki coloured long pant just longer that present pant 3/4th style ,and shorter than normal full pant I rememebr when we were tenagers ,whenever anybody used to were those pants which were slightly shorter (longer than current 3/4th) than the normal full pants we used to tease them as 'Tangewala' and people used to ashamed of that and never were those pants , just give it to bhandiwalis, now it has become fashion!! 3/4th pant
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In the early 70s there were only 'tangas' in Anonymous Borivali - no autorickshaws. But with the rise in population came a wave of autos and the tangawalas were forced to shift base across the Gorai creek to Gorai island. They used to ferry the handful (at that time) of picnickers and villagers between the Gorai island pier and the Gorai beach. As kids we would either walk the 40-45 minutes from the creek to the beach or catch a tanga, taking in the mangroves and the backwaters on either side of the narrow road. But then came Essel World, swallowing up the mangroves and the sea and dragging behind it hordes of noisy picnickers and the dreaded autorickshaws. I no longer go across the creek and don't know whether those tangawalas are still there or have they been shifted again, and if so, where?

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@Ashish They are still there... but they dont ferry Hibernating passengers now. (manage) All those tangas were run by a Muslim community from the Eksar Village. I have had a tanga ride at Marine Drive but never here at Gorai.
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Those 'tangas' at Marine Drive are Victorias. Very different. StrongGel (manage)
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Victorias had licence nos , a pic came in late 70s 'Victoria no 203' , Navin Nischal was hero , a famous song I remember on that victoria , 'dekha maine dekha ,sundar si ek rani ko..."

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Yea.. it had Ashok Kumar and someone other guy as thugs.. i loved that movie!

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@ Subtly snafued Anonymous Thanks for the info about the Borivali tangawalas. Both the tanga and victoria are horse-drawn carriages but they are different: A tanga has 2 wheels. A victoria has 4 wheels. In a tanga, the passengers sit with their backs to the driver. In a victoria, the seat is forwardfacing. Tangas are usually covered, i.e. they have a framework with a cloth extended over the pasenger section. Victorias are open carriages. Victorias are bigger and much more spacious than tangas. Tangas are the common man's mode of transport while victorias were originally meant for wealthy patrons.
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Re Victoria no. 203 Anonymous The two thugs were Ashok Kumar and Pran. Saira Banu was the heroine. @ Pravin Da Don't tell me you don't remember "Do bechaare, bina sahaare, dekho poochh poochh kar haare, bin taale ki chaabi lekar phirte maare maare, main hoon Raja yeh hai Rana, main deewaana yeh mastaana, dono milke gaayen gaana, o haseena, o zaraa ruk jaana"
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Was O.P. Nayyar the ultimate tangewala? Anonymous All or at least 99% of the songs that O.P. Nayyar composed for old Hindi films are quintessential "tangewala" songs with the "clipclop-clip-clop-clip-clop" tanga beat.
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Bhavik's mention of a mint reminded me of that vicks ad...gale me khich khich...vicks ki goli lo....khich khich door karo.......what was tht ad though....ws it a father and daughter????? and there was some vicks ad even with Dalip Tahil...was it vicks action 500? someone help me here........
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J: Jayant Kriplani - Fathers role in vicks

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adsssssss the mention of the vicks ads reminded me of one of my fav ads ......... "jab main chota ladka ..... badi shararth karta tha ".......... n ad for bajaj lights ...... do u rem it ..........

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@ Sneha Anonymous Ad for Bajaj Bulbs - Parsi man singing his life's story: Childhood Jab main chhota ladka tha, badi sharaarat karta tha (shown reading a book under his blanket with his torch) meri chori pakdi jaati.... jab roshan hota Bajaj Youth Kya rangeen jawaani thi, ek raja aur ek rani thi raja-rani sharma jaate... (the parents turn the light on in the room while raja-rani are making out) jab roshni deta Bajaj Old age Ab main bilkul boodha hoon, goli khaakar jeeta hoon (old man swallowing some pills) lekin aaj bhi ghar ke andar... roshni deta Bajaj! Voice over: Roshni ki duniya ka sartaaj, BAJAJ!
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pop quiz: what's the connection between the 'hajmola sir" ad and the vicks ki goli "bedtime story" ad? Salil (manage) it's not a technical question, it's about the people that appeared in them. answers could be found earlier on this thread

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Salil, this almost seems like the gimmick they use to promote the serials nowadays, you have Bhagyashri to watch the complete episode to be able to (manage) answer the question Anyway is it Jugal Hansraj? (I havent gone through the whole thread for this, just guessing!)
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nice try bhagyashri, wrong of course, but really nice try. jugal hansraj did appear in a version of the hajmola ad, but he modelled for vicks vaporub, not vicks cough drops. the ad we're talking about was the jayant kripalani one.. anybody else remember jugal hansraj in a karate gi saying "i'm a nutramul dada!" ? i can bet everyone reading this much preferred eating nutramul/boost/bournvita/maltova to mixing it in milk, right? and wasn't it delicious when it solidified, either because of humidity or if someone used a wet spoon. or did you just sabotage it with a few drops of water like i did?
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Salil, I remember the Nutramul dada ad, and also used to eat Bournvita. But when are you going to say "Time's up"? How much longer to wait before you give us the answer?
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Ashish when I mentioned the bajaj ad a few posts back, u were busy with tangas, BUT when Sneha mentions it he comes with the whole ad jingle and voice over n what not.... WAAH !! [\b]

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I wonder why I was such a skinny, small kid until 12 years of age in spite of the claims of Boost being the secret of Kapil's energy and the "I'm a Complan" boy's claim whose clothes were just not keeping up. Yeah, Bournvita was particularly tasty when had raw. Also somehow I have never seen it dissolve completely in cold milk... a little residue always remained floating atop. Now I don't know if this should be in this thread... but was anyone plagued with being excessively skinny in childhood and your parents had to try all sorts of things to either raise your appetite or somehow get you to put on weight? I remember having a compulsory spoonful of Chyawanprash for that. And a particularly horrid-tasting remedy was recommended by the pediatrician that even freaked out my vegetarian folks. It involved dissolving raw egg in milk and having a glass of the stuff everyday, it tasted awful. Anyone else try this for putting on weight? I remember no vaccines meant chickenpox was something everyone got in childhood and it was a good thing too, just get done with it when you're a kid.
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The boost ad reminds me of the joke which we often used to quote. Anjali Tendulkar gives birth to twins, and the media is congratulating Sachin, and they ask him for the secret of his new success. "Boost is the secret of my energy". Kapil paaji walks in, pats him on the shoulder "Our energy" And anyone remember, whoz "Bombay ka number one Bhai"?

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@ RoDz Anonymous But just to prove that I don't practise or advocate sex discrimination, I'll help out our friend Ram-WhiteAngel with the Pan Parag ad. Jalal Agha enters a party, and some guests speak to him and he nods and smiles at them. Guest#1 (middle-aged woman): Arre lo, aagaye? Aaj kal to bade chhaaye hue ho TV par, Pan Parag aur kya kya! Jalal Agha (smiles): Shukriya. Guest#2 (a man): TV mein to hamesha tayyaar rehte ho, aaj kahaan hai tumhaara dibba? JA (pulls out a pouch): To YEH kya hai?! Guest#3: Ek se... mera kya hoga!!! Jalal Agha: To aap DO leejiye! Guest#4 (out of shot): Aur mere liye? (Jalal Agha turns, sees it's a very tall man, and pulls out the whole strip and smiles) Voice over: Pan Parag, pan masala, Pan Parag...
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Oh yeah mine is a similar story but different results, i did the egg+milk thing too and then for some strange reason in Class 4-5 i put on a lot of weight. By Class 9 i was forced to wear glasses. So then, i remember typical Bambaiya teasenames like "Jadiya", "Chasmees" and my favourite "Daphniya" stuck with me... then again for some these were easier than pronouncing my name. I've never heard these outside Bombay and in other states probably have their own versions but, i guess not half as vocally interesting as these are.
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in my kiddo days all "dhapniyas" used to be termed as "double battery single power"...oh well RoDz (manage)

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@Bhavik Yea... skinny. I was teased as "Lakdi" and "Double battery single power" It was Dabur Chayvanprash n 3 glasses of Bournvita daily, but sadly Mom is still trying to make fat! And a glass of carrot or Palak juice for my eyes!
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@Ashish A slight correction Jalal Agha enters a party, and some guests speak to him and he nods and smiles at them. Guest#1 (middle-aged woman): Arre lo, aagaye? Aaj kal to bade chhaaye hue ho TV par, Pan Parag aur kya kya! Jalal Agha (smiles): Shukriya. Guest#2 (a man): TV mein to hamesha tayyaar rehte ho, aaj kahaan hai tumhaara dibba? JA (pulls out a pouch): To YEH kya hai?! Guest 1 (same woman): Ek hi pouch se kya sabko khilaoge? JA (pulls out another one): App bhi ek lijiye Guest#3 ( pointing to his big belly): Ek se... mera kya hoga!!! Jalal Agha: To aap DO leejiye! Guest#4 (out of shot): Aur mere liye?

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Milk of Magnesia was to combat Acidity... while Erandel, otherwise known as Castor oil was a laxative... And was anyone else forced to pop 2 pills of 7 Seas Codliver Oil everyday, like I was?
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@ Bhavik, Neville, Subtly snafued, Milind..... (Pravin Da?) Some of us were skinny, some of us fat, some of us were called "lakdi", some of us "jadiya", some of us took Bournvita, some of us Ovaltine, some of us swallowed Waterbury's Compound syrup, some of us Seven Seas cod liver oil capsules... I agree we were all of us PATIENTS at one time or another as kids. But since boys will be boys, I'm sure we were all of us efficient DOCTORS when it came to playing "Doctor doctor" with cute little girls as patients so that we could give them checkups!! Am I right?

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@ashish and @milind thanks for the whole ad. wow u guys seem to have a whole repository of all the ads. Awesome!
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Ripoff of Gummy bear? I can understand someone calling it a rip off of Casper the friendly ghost - but a bear? Of course, Gayab came with this inane song atleast once every episode... ta ta thai tatat thai ta ta thai tatat thai jhula jhule, pair na phisle ta ta thai tatat thai ta ta thai tatat thai
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pop quiz politely ignored, eh? ok, the kid joy ghanekar and his brother dhruv (i think he was also in the ad as one of the boys) grew up like the rest of us. as did the little girl in the vicks ki goli ad. dhruv and the little girl, ishita arun got married.
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Now that the suspense of the quiz is over and Anonymous we can all breathe easy again: Does anyone remember The Odd Couple: a comedy about 2 bachelors named Felix and Oscar sharing the same apartment. It was said that the two characters were actually portraying homosexual live-in lovers but because homosexuality was a taboo subject then (even in the West), they were portrayed as an "odd couple" [the word 'couple' here was supposed to be suggestive] and the precise relationship between the two characters was never made clear. Daadi Maa Jaagi/Jaag Uthi: Okay serial about a grandmother who slips into a coma and wakes up after 25 years to a completely different Delhi (or maybe some other city I'm not sure). Jockey: This was a short-lived Marathi serial about a jockey named Arjun. The worst serial ever and anyone who saw it and remembers it will agree with me. The most ludicrous title track with someone singing "Jockey, jockey... jockey, jockey...jockey, jockey... jockey!" over and over again! Varsha Usgaonkar had a cameo role in it. The show was so bad viewers actually got it pulled off the air.
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@Ashish I remember Jockey...their "race" picturisations were hilarious - stock footage, mixed with shots of 5 guys in a studio (you could even see curtains hanging behind them) shouting "come on Black Pearl" or something... And the serial was sponsored by Warana and always had this cheesy ad about a genie coming and offering (forcing?) Warana Shrikhand, Warana lassi, etc to his master... and then then genie would also morph into one of the main characters of the serial...
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Transtel had some sort of childrens' programs that were telecast on Sunday morning... they seemed weird with the bad dubbing and I thought they were kinda boring too. I remember a fairy-tale TV show where they ran all the famous fairy tales, also on Sunday mornings, sometime in 87... I remember watching Snow white, Puss in Boots (er in those days the P-word word meant cat), Jack in the Beanstalk, etc. on that show... and I think that may have been first time I saw an on-screen kiss, surprisingly the censors forgot or overlooked the happily-ever-after endings which often concluded in a liplock. In my old neighbourhood in Vile Parle upto 8586 there were rare visits by Bahroopiya-babas dressed as mythological characters and those baba-types carrying the kavad until the society intervened. But now I don't think they exist at all. I remember drawing "Scenery" over so many years in school with the same picture. Mountains in the backgroud, sun rising over the mountains, a river running parallel to the foot of the mountain line, a few huts, and a well all on this side of the river... with a few birds flying in the sky. Everyone's Scenery drawing were uncannily similar, and last when I checked a few years ago, kids were still drawing the same thing. The days of memory drawing and water

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Salil, the two kids you mention about, were they those fair boys with long hair, one of whom played the part of the girl child in many movies? The only child artistes I remember from ads or movies are Baby Guddu and Master Raju... Milind, 7 seas cod-liver oil had an ad that ran in those days..., I think I tried that for a bit too. Ashish, er, the examination you talk about is described in some detail in the first few pages of Erich Segal's Doctors.
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Bhavik #2 Those "bahuroopiyas" still exist. A few months back, I saw a few Hanumans wandering around the streets at various places in Borivali. I remember when I was a kid a Bholenath would come into our society, he used to have a small leather sac containing water under his armpit with a small tube attached, one end of which was nestled in his "jataa". Every time he squeezed the sac under his armpit a jet of water would shoot out of the tube in his hair and he would shout: "Ganga...jamuna!" Sometimes I still see "kadaklakshmis" - those men with long hair who whip themselves across their backs and are accompanied by women who carry pictures of the goddess on their heads. And then there were those people who used to come into our societies after each lunar eclipse shouting "De daan...sute giraan" and others who, as far as I remember, used to repeat just two words: "Rahu, ketu, rahu, ketu". These people should always exist, they should never vanish from our streets and from our lives. They represent something that is beyond reason and logic, they represent mystery and magic. Their professions are based on ancient myths that some may call superstitions, but I feel we need these myths in our lives. I would like to quote a poem called "Realism" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich. It does not deal with Bombay, sure, but it expresses the sentiment of nostalgia in this thread perfectly:

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Bhavik #3 The fairy-tale show you mentioned is "Faerie Tale Theatre" hosted by the American actress Shelley Duvall. It was so popular wherever it was aired that last year the entire 26-episode series was released in the US on dvd and now those same persons who watched the show in the 80s as kids and who are now parents, are buying the sets for their own children. This proves that good TV shows never die - they are only reissued as DVD sets.
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about an old serial... dunno if anyone's already mentioned it in this thread since i joined this community late....i vaguely remember about Honee Anhonee... Ramalingam that used be the old time.."X-Files" (manage)
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Anyone remember Aerobics Oz-Style on early Star TV in the mornings? Up-down-and-breathe-again
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@ Vikram I remember the aerobics shown on DD some Breakfast show or something

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i dont know if this has been discussed,i got up in the morning and the first thing i remembered was the vicks ad i cdn't remember,so i was pretyy thrilled."Aur phir bhediye ne memne se kaha ,mai tumhe kha jaaonga".thts where i learnt bhediya means wolf.Salil you're right,this thread is a mind exerciser. and condom ads then were so subtle and underplayed.there was this condom ad where the father is begging the child to sleep. remembered it from this mornings conversation at work about pilgrimages.At one such pilgrimage;when this ad was doing the rounds of t.v;one of my colleagues' then young cousins sang the "so jaa meri jaan, chod do rona" to the krishnaji's murti she was swinging at a temple!!!
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I Remember as a kid I used to afraid of parsis , i mean old male parsis with white typical parsi dress ,a black cap ,big stomach , we use to call parsa, one of our neighbour was there , he used to shout when there is a fight with other neighbours friends in the afternoon when we used to play and give usual typical galis so we used to hide inside the house (common gallary was there)and peep from door side never come out when he was there , later when I had parsi friends and collegues I found they are very nice people. but galis are same!!
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yeah the show was called "keep fit" i remember barely watching it with one eye open and still in bed ...

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I don't remember Parsi girls teaching aerobics but I do remember a very bearded Dhirendra Brahmachari teaching yoga!
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mujhe yaad hai jab mai chota baccha tha mere dostonke saath bhatak ne jate theey , tab thode dost log car ka tyre ke hava bharneki jagaha ka valve ka kaala cover nikal letey they , pencil ko lagane. Parel area main thodi jagaha Jungal hua kar ka tha waha jaakar ek gum (dinka)ka peyd (jhad) sey gum(dinka-acacia)jamaa kar tey theey aur ghar main laakar dinkaa(gum) banateey they us jaagaha baad main parsi colony hua (back side of lalbaugh towards cotton green)
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J, the ad was Kohinoor I think. The howling child gets in the way of the eager-to-do-theirstuff couple. They do their best to get him fall asleep. I remember a bit of it. The female voice says "Chhod do rona , beychain hona" Male voice "Apne baap pe kar ehsaan" The child finally falls asleep and the dad leads the mom to bed... Then there was a shamefaced guy mumbling embarrasedly to the chemist that he wanted a pack of condoms while this apparently cool dude strode by and asked confidently "Moods please". Speaking of watching TV just half-awake, I think in the wee morning hours DD used to play classical music for about 15 minutes or so.

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...Does anyone like the smell of brand-new textbooks or is it just me?
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Does anyone else have traumatic memories of spending the last few days of the vacation covering notebooks? Cool labels for the notebooks took an age to shop for.... wading through the hordes of people crowding the stationery shop's counter? And Camel's gum in a blue pot with a black cap with the clear plastic brush attached?
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yes..covering the notebooks.. it used to be a torutre.. and you would want the best labels..i remember wanting the barbie ones .... and those "push button" pencil casses.. does anyone remember those if you had that you were sooooooooo cool..
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Torture is when you are not allowed to put on the cool colorful picture labels on your books, and instead have to stick on plain white labels with your school name - like I had to do!!
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In school my friends mostly had the WWE stickers while the girls had bollywood/animals labels... Ready Coddie (manage) I loved being an oddball then and I used to use black covers for my books (From Big Bazaar, those smooth imported like ones) and the labels were self printed with the images of Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat characters. In my last year in school I made Freddie Mercury labels... people took me for a queer folk then... I recall there is this thing known as crush

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calculator type where you put in the names and the site says if it will come true or not and it will be sent to the guy who sent us the link (It existed even 2 years back) and just for jokes I had written Freddie Mercury... some people took it seriously.
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Erendel oil - gasp, choke Erendel oil was known to my family as eucalyptus oil, not castor oil (the latter is correct). It tasted foul, not surprising because it is a poison in large doses -- no wonder my relatives popped off at an early age! ROFL Milk of Magnesia - I too had lots of encounters with it: http://www.bayercare. com/htm/philmom.htm
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Was it, people? This was on Delhi's DD, and one of the reasons I didn't run away was because they'd get me back from whatever corner of the country I was in and spank me. Now I hear that the long arm of Gumshuda Talash Kendra didn't reach Bombay. All too late....
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Rijuta, "AApan yanna pahilat ka?" was the local equivalent Just Read (manage)

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Wasnt "Aamchi mati amch manse" a political drive of Shiv Sena?

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Amchi mati amchi mansey was never shiv senas shiv sena had 'apla manus' 'dagad fek'- out side - not in TV program.

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Amchi maati Amchi mansa could be quite educative... it wasn't just for farmers, it had some bits on biodiversity and bio conservations (buzzwords today!) which, when I really paid attention, were quite interesting. Then there used to be a program called Kamgar Vishwa which I could never grasp. Apan hyana pahilat ka was a "filler" - something that would come up when there were 5 minutes to spare. And some of the photos would look dreadfully like those you would associate with "Wanted" posters!
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ya very true , when i was in college , it was all mangroves i could see sion dharavi from kalina campus , and helicopter used to spray pesticides to kill mosquitos

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street hawk Des anyone remember this...used to come on DD...david haselhof starred in this one didnt he??
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Pre-phising days... I remember there was a gold-polishing scam when I was a kid. Apparently someone pretending to be a gold-polisher would knock at your door and tell you they could polish gold ornaments and make them shine like new. These guys were supposed to be carrying a solution that dissolved gold and the unwitting housewif who gave her jewellery to be polished got back her jewel set with its weight reduced. Stories of post-hypnosis muggings have also done the rounds.
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yea before the bandra kurla complex came up i could see the open air movie theater all the way from chunnabhati-chembur area Ryan (manage) and with binoculars could even tell what movie they were playing

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@Ram david haselhof starred in this one didnt he No, David Haselhoff was in Knight Rider, not Street Hawk... Street Hawk was Jessie Mach, played by Rex Smith
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Anyone remember Blue Blood? This guy who was some sort of royality would solve crimes... and then Manimal - from which they made Junoon with Rahul Roy...

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the man, the machine ... street hawk yeah, it was around the same time that hero honda launched "Sleek" with similar ad lines anyone remember that ? What an upgrade that was from 100cc to 110cc and an uncomfortable seat. I don't remember David Hasseldump starring in that series though... I don't remember the Bandra Kurla complex as it existed before but do remember discovering that route for the first time it was like finding the warp zone in dangerous dave or the secret tunnel in wolfenstein (all ye DOS gamers out there will know what i mean). However that route cut travel time from Ghatkopar to town by almost half.
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@milind thanks for the info...as a matter of fact...i had intended to post knight rider along with my post...but couldn't remember for sure whether Ramalingam there was a serial by that name.. (manage)

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did they air knight rider on DD then ? i only remember those knight rider toy cars back then which my evil spoilt cousin wouldn;t even let me touch though i didn't have a clue who or what knight-rider was. then there was "The old fox" too anohter one of those transtel shows with inspector "i-cantpronouce-or-remember-his-name"
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on open air movie theater called drive inn , we could see the screen from matunga Podar college library (while doing dip in Mgmt in 1987-88) but not clear pics

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Yeah milind that was MRF nylogrip right ... funny how they always had this idea surf on that seventh wave. I remember they had those corny ads for MRF Zigma "The spaceage radial" before and after star trek. Also about a fortnight before the first rains newspapers would run these MRF rain-day predictions, anyone remember those ? I guess they used a roulette wheel to make those beacause i don't quite remember them ever being right ... yeah but they did come with a note at the bottom to change to rubber tyres and i never really understood that. I mean, aren;t tyres made out of rubber anyways ?
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Sure they aired Knight Rider on DD... don't you remember KITT (KITT)? Which stood for Knight Industries Two Thousand?
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I guess nobody here will remember a programme on DD called "Amrit manthan". It was exclusively in Sanskrit. I couldn't understand a word but I enjoyed listening to the sounds the words made. Well, maybe Pravin Da will remember.

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Ashish : I have definitely heard that programme but dont remember watching full programme , Amrut manthan is between god and rakshasa

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@Ashish I do remember the name Amrit Manthan - It used to be one of those programs you did not need Saptahiki to tell you about - it was always there at its fixed time ... however, I dont remember what the show was about...
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@Neville MRF Zigma had nothing to do with Star Trek... I think Zigma was launched after MRF tied up with B.F. Goodrich - who made tyres for the Space Shuttle. That was when MRF Zigma became the "space age radial" - I remember they sponsored a MRF Cup cricket series where the drinks carts were in the form of Space Shuttles. Actually, I am more inclined to think that "Zigma" was born out of Space City Sigma
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Also I think (and Salil, you are best placed to correct me on this) - the MRF ad might just have been a reply to the Dunlop tyres ad which showed a Boeing 747 landing, with a voiceover going "...in precisely 5 seconds tyre technology will be put to the ultimate test..." or something... Space Age scores over Jet Age !
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speaking of tyres ads @milind full points to you and JK tyres !!! (another weird tyre ad) .... yeah i got the star trek timing wrong i guess.

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Mrignayani was Pallavi Joshi, I think... with Mohan bhandari as the prince... am I thinking of the same serial as you?
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Comics - HEY!! anybody wants to refresh memories here in HT (HINDUSTAN TIMES) saturday edition gives 2 full pages of comics •••••• •• (manage) Here are names : Denis the menace , dilburt , claasic peanuts , crock, popeye, the amazing spider man, Marvin and bitsy, ginger meggs , marmaduke , classic rugrats ,archie,the born loser, andy capp, beau peep, bound and gagged , a lawer a doctor and a cop, blondie, luann, tina groove , doonesburry, frrd basset i Only remember few of the above when i was kid, others looks new to me!

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BOINK!!!! While I read your post Pravin Da, I was also reading the comics thing!!! Ready Coddie (manage)
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Its Saturday, its comics day! Hibernating (manage)
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Pravin Da, out of those comic strips, the only ones I read regularly were 'Crock' and 'The Born Loser' (both of which I think were carried in 'The Sunday Review' supplement of the TOI), and 'Andy Capp' and 'The Adventures of Legionnaire Beau Peep' (both of which featured in the good old 'The Illustrated Weekly of India'). But the comics (as in children's comic books) that really defined my childhood were 'Amar Chitra Katha', 'Tinkle', 'Chandamama', 'Target' and 'Indrajal Comics' (Phantom, Mandrake, Bahadur, Flash Gordon, Rip Kirby, Garth, Buzz Sawyer - were there any more?).
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When I read comics, I started out with Tinkle and Archie... Ready Coddie (manage) I later bought those small black n white comic books of Robinson Crusoe, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. I moved on to reading Tin Tin, Asterix, Batman, Superman, JLA, etc. Tin Tin was expensive, each one cost a hefty 250 bucks, so did Asterix... I got a birthday gift when I became 12 of all TinTin followed by a Bday gift of All Asterix when I got 13. Do any of you recall Chacha Chaudhary, the raped English? I read it a lot nonetheless, also there were these DC Comics which had

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JLA, Superman and such from USA, pretty rare stuff now... Sadly Manga is not available here, it is far better than comics... Speaking of which, how many of you have played with G I Joes and Hot Wheels?
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ooh i had an entire collection of GI joes!didnt collect those cars but had gi joes,my cuz had tht fort of he-man! isha (manage)
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2 years?! :D Whoa! And that averages to nearly 1000 posts a year. StrongGel (manage)
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Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you May God Bless you Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you

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Here's my contribution in Italian (to give this momentous occasion an international flavour): Tanti auguri a te, tanti auguri a te, tanti auguri al thread, tanti auguri a te.
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and mine in japanese Kevin (manage) o tanjoobi omedeto gozaimasu

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Comics Earliest memories are buying comics from a newsagent next to Regal around 1961 for 75 nips (Naye Paise). They ranged from the Disney characters to Superman, Batman, Dennis the Menace, and some from US TV shows of the day, such as Gunsmoke, The Virginian, Bonanza, etc. The ToI had a Sunday comics supplement. I can only remember one strip in it - The Little Woman, by Don Tobin - http://lambiek.net/ artists/t/tobin_don.htm. The daily paper had a cartoon by R. Laxman - I think he is still at it. Many publications printed the cute "Love Is" cartoon daily. One of the Gujarati comics had a character called Bakor Patel (a humanised goat). One of his daily memory aids was "Paka peru" (ripe guavas) (Pakit, Kaaski, Pen, Rumaal). My uncle adapted it to "Pacha Peru" (Pakit, Chavi, Pen, Rumaal). Sometimes I wish I used something like that when I forget one of those at home. Paper quality of comics went from bad to worse. Before my birth, they were printed on non-recycled, glossy paper. Someone gave me a Roy Rogers & Dale Evans comic from ~1950 that looked like it was printed yesterday. There were also hardbound magazines with stories and comics combined - both from the UK and the US. In the late 60s, there were small, B&W war comics from the UK including Commando comics. I learnt most of my German from the Achtung/Teufel/Donner und Blitzens of the vanquished Jerries portrayed in it.

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There were the entire Archie/Veronica/ Jughead series, both in full size colour and pocket size B&W.
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Speaking of comics, I also remember a bald kid called Henry, that strip used to appear a long time ago, but I haven't seen it in existence for many years now.

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That bald henry comic was my no 1 favorite , I used to like one with eating ice cream and falling in man hole! something like that •••••• •• (manage)
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Henry had 2 humungous cheeks but no mouth or chin, right? He'd be there on the back pages of Indrajal Comics, and also the Little King.

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Yes, 75 np was a big amount for a kid when you could buy the cheapest movie ticket for that sum in a cheap non-English movie. Ash (manage) Henry is still around - his site seems to have the images turned off. Reminds me of the Harvey Comics stable Little Lotta, Richie Rich, Little Lulu, Little Dot, Casper, etc - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Harvey_Comics Mutt & Jeff also appeared in Gujarati translations.

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Link to Indian comics: http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Indian_comics
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i remember wen i first visited taraporewala aquqrium(& was disappointed coz it was nthing like the 1 i had seen on discovery&xpected).bt i loved it later on..

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Smallpox Smallpox hadn't been eradicated when I was a kid, so we used to get inoculated every somany years. Inoculation meant two cuts on the forearm and an application of the yucky stuff. It caused a horrible pair of itchy blisters and it was hard not to scratch it. Eventually, the scabs dried and fell off, but the scar lasted for years. Babies got them on the upper arm and these lasted for life. I remember seeing people with smallpox - a relative of mine survived but was pockmarked badly and couldn't find a wife. It was called "mata" in Gujarati and "devi" in Marathi - Sitaladevi temple in Mahim was the place to go for religious people who wanted to ward off the pox.
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OT: 1931 Census of India Kinda OT - but it does mention Bombay. When my dad was a lad: http://www. athelstane.co.uk/tchodson/ind_ethn/ind_ethn. htm

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Ash: I know a person who survived smallpox. I think she contracted it in Gujarat and was cured by the time she came here, but her face is pockmarked. Sadly she too is unmarried. I don't see many polio victims nowadays either. Twenty to twenty-five years back I used to regularly see kids wearing those heavy boots designed for polio-stricken legs in fact we had one such kid in our class at school - but now I don't see such kids any more. I'm not sure whether those children I see begging on roads walking on all fours are suffering from polio or muscular dystrophy or something else.
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Babies got them on the upper arm and these lasted for life. I have the scars on my upper arm. One was BCG and one Smallpox innoculation. Very true, I don't recollect seeing these huge 25 -50 paise sized scars on children nowadays..
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The No of posts in this thread reminds of the year in which Man took his first step on Moon! I remember all the GK tests and quizzes we used to participate in school & also outside of it. For the lower age categories this used to be a sure question. Another one was about the first lady to go in space. They even had a subject of GK in the curriculum back then.

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Godrej Shaving cream Milind (manage) The ad was: Man 1: Sir which shaving cream do you use? Man 2: Godrej Man 1: why? Man 2: Great shave, cologne fragrance, wife loves it. Man 1: Sir which shaving cream do you use? Man 3(Stroking beard): Me? Godrej shaving cream. The one bright spot in a man's morning.
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and if 3 posts ago bhagyashri pointed out it was the year of the lunar landing in the number of posts before that, here's a good one. this is post 1973, the year i was born.. now i feel so old!
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1973...Salil to toh ekdum uncle hai re....

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1972-73 year I wont forget !! I was in 8th std and we had new course introduced in Mumbai (pune board) 10+2+3, started from 8th std , all new text books!!! , (othere wise i used to get my brothers old text books every yr up to 7th as he was one class ahead) every teachers and parents were excited with the word New course , teachers were in motivated state , all went on special training , every thing was new and suspense ,schools has special labs renovated ,first times parents have been called and had meeting on syllabus and how to study , how they will teach , what parents should do etc, objective type questions was introduced. compared to old course. I went to school picnic to Elephenta caves ! first time far away picnic spot! other wise , hanging garden , ranibaag etc another thing is My sister is born on 1st Jan 1973!! Telivision was introduced in Mumbai on 2nd Oct 1972, Saw first time saw cricketers on TV - MCC vs India I joined savio club in DonBosco where i got good exposure to many games and saw many old English movies on sundays! like macanas gold , five men army , dirty dozen , etc

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And this is #1977...the year I was born. Vikram (manage) Old Man Mozz, I'm not that much younger than you!

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i remember.. warning: totally arbitrary n random i remember watching superhit muqabla on DD before the advent of cable television. baba sehgal used to host that show.. v had to send our entries on pastcards unlike todays sms!

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Irshad: 1981 - I was doing PG ,there was english film boom was there in new excessor , sterling and new empire , towering inferno, eXorsist , Godfather, The Omen, Diamonds are forever, Never say never again 1982 asiad games , APPU moscot was ruling , also colour TV boom 1983 mumbai got asiad bus for bombay Pune! bombay pune journey was easy and comfort. I dont remember exact yr but around this time - skylab- old satilite was supposed to fall , a fear was there !! so we all got half day as if it will fall on our building or in mumbai but later it fell faar away! many business Units put skylab as their brand names ,
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Can someone tell me what '81 was like? Vikram (manage) Well, 1981 saw me take my first plane trip.. Bombay to Mangalore and back.. I remember 1984 when Indira Gandhi was shot, I was at a hockey camp..and they told all of us to go home early cause they were afraid riots would break out.
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Vik, you have some exciting memories of the 84

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@vik Anyone remember what the 4 Phantom tribes were? I only remember Mori, Wambesi and Llongo.

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93-94 the year i passed SSC ... my exam centre was in the same area (Asalfa) that was worst affect in the bloody riots that happend a year ago. Also found out that the mass copying and cheating shown on TV is not an urban myth. In a stupid attempt to justify what i saw, 2 years later in my HSC i got bold two years later and tried to sneak in a formula sheet for the physics exams all for a few marks more!!! and almost got caught ..... never tried it ever again. : )
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I am from the batch which had mass paper leaks in the SSC exams... and we had a reexam too to compensate for it. March 1996 Bhavik (manage)
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I remember seeing an ad for an Acer PC in 1995. It was a cool 149000 odd INR, with a powerful 100 MHz Pentium chip, 16 MB of RAM and a 540 MB hard disk.

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I remember the times when the post above mine would have sounded alien. Also how pagers came and went, how the initial expensive cellphones and expensive call rates made them a rarity and were more often than not used as pagers. Now that 2000 is approaching, I remember it being celebrated as the millenial year and the belaboured explanations that 2001 was actually the year of the new millenium.

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Wow this is positively the nicest thread on rkut... decades on mumbai in a few pages.... thou i was too young to remember the facts listed out here, just reading abt em brings back faint memories of havin heard of em sumwhere, n its amazing....!!! u guys rock!!!!
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hey guys while you are talking about computers... and this thread is about nostalgia.... can any1 tell me what is the oldest computer any1 has used.... we'll I still have and use (don't ask me how?) a 486 running at 66 MHz with all of 32 MB ram with a ESS 1868 sound card. I use it for linux training.... u know cost effective and also I don't get screwed up if due to my fingering around something goes kaput... dad's PC is still intact.... that he uses for his mails... What about you all..... Tejas
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I know this is not in accordance with the rules and not in good spirit too.... but couldn't simply resist writing the 2000th post of this topic...... sorry guys..... couldn't miss this opportunity..... excuse me Tejas

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I dont know much about mumbai as i never really lived there but my house is in bombay :) When mumbai(more like bombay for me) comes to my mind, it is VT and surrounding [ shopping and eye-candies(i am sure u guys know better places)] the crappy roads[ the kichad etc] - always constructing roads during the rainy season ... huh! i dont understand why? The fruits and vegetable market[sabzi mandi] with ppl shouting all over :) The crowded train journey and the odor of the trains. The khich khach of the train...The storming entry into the local... The chaat shops all over and vada pav. simply delicious. Amazing daab and singhade[ which are not available in canada *sigh*] The amazing sweet shops and dhokla[namkeen shops] The once upon a time good place to go to when malls didnt exist : juhu beach.. the camel ride, horse ride. and the rides. Shoppers stop and the games they hosted... The gole wala and its ghanti - Bring your own glass {BYOG} The idli wala coming right at your door step to give you those soft idlis...yummy. The transportation system is amazing...you could find a rickshaw or taxi 24-7. it is the happening city , the city that never sleeps. The language[ some what unique] somehow i feel sometimes rude, but generally they dont mean anything bad...just the way of talking :) This is the some of my experiences, very little, because i didnt get an opportunity to live there.

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Perhaps the only thread on all of Orkut that's not a game thread and has 2000+ posts. Since Thril, DoIT and Parle has been mentioned in this thread before, thought I'd add this bit of information... Ramesh Chauhan bought out the unions at Thril and all the competition and forced them to cause management problems and finally shut down. So there... we had only Thums Up for a long time!
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Err...thanks I guess, but I'm not the only one with amazing 'tirvail' knowledge.

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the awesome feeling you got (or rather your face got) after you used a pack from this mud. Oh and great visual..Feroz Gujral in the USAH fans ads..I fell in love with her then. I just saw her recently and she looks FANTASTIC still. She's gotta be about 55 or so..
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Another Shikakai brand that comes to mind is Silkesha. I remember back then they had to emphasise the presence of natural herbs such as shikakai, amla, ritha, even egg extracts (Halo Shampoo) etc for the product to come across as a very good one. These days its keratin, Pro Vit B5, menthol etc (There are quite a few more but cant recall them now)
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Erm...Shikakai is a generic name so far as I can tell, but many soap companies have their own thingie - like Godrej Shikakai etc etc. Feroz Gujral... yes. Very very hot! What was it in the water where she was?!
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By thingie I meant brand variant of course... sleepy in the afternoon.

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Todays DNA mentions something about Naina Balsaver. IIRC she was the first expert on TV for Shampoo ads. Can't remember the ad though.
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This is an insanely beautiful thread that I can spend hours (at work) browsing at random.... even though a lot of it is before my time, it's like wandering through the tiny lanes of flora fountain on a sunday afternoon.... love it!

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"Multani mitti" ya I remember this 4 days before marriage in 1988 ,when i went to give my wedding invitation to my uncles house at Agarbazar , their neighbour had beauty parlor at home , so my aunt told me to do facial as my face will glow on video film , I was reluctant to do but then the lady of parlour convinced me not to worry and she will do for me (she was knowing me since i was kid so she agreed to do facial on me other wise she said she never do for males), as she applied lotion containing amonia it was giving burning sensation on my face i told her to remove immediately also i was in hurry but later when she applied Multani Mitti wow !! what a cooling sensation!
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I remember and distinctly remember the smell of Halo Shampoo - it was treat to wash your hair with a shampoo! We were only allowed Shikakai - and I am glad for that! Speaking of Multani Mitti - I remember getting some special mud from gujarat that we would apply in the hair - it was amazing...better than any shampoo I have used!
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Cuticura was in a rust-orange tin.... All talcs came in long tins.... I remeber Cinthol (?) advertizing thier new powder ka platic bottle which looked so cool.... And is now the norm.

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Most of the food and FMCG items were in tin containers and Metal box was the sole manufacturer in those days and leading the market suppying tins to say DALDA , PONDS , POSTMAN OIL etc ,there was tin cutter in differeent forms to cut open the seal of thin shinning tin (we used to call 'patra'), cutting those seal was an art some times if it slips u had it u will cut u r skin of palm or hand . the used tins had many applications , there used to be 'dabba batili wala/wali' to collect used /Empty tins and bottles , has anybody played dabba aise paise (we used to pronounce as dabba express)that tin used to place at the center of open ground and hide and seek , and the kicking that dabba far away , some time at the middle of the game in case of controversies we used to press that tin /dabba make it 'chuntneyy' or 'chepta' and sop the game!!
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@ Engineer's Sabka Dabba ICE SPICE.... yaa its your den (turn) again..... Fido (manage) we too have played it for long hours........ had loads a fun. we also remember playing gold-spot (after that famous drink then????) we used to stand in a circle, and whosever turn it was used to jump towards one of the others... if that guy didn't jump backwards away in time then he was out. and the denner (the guy who's turn it was) used to continue with the next guy.... so on till every one was out.... however if in case the other guy managed to jump out of the way... then he used to get the initiative to try and jump other players' out. Tejas
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Well everybody has played this game... but wht is the meaning of Dabba ais spice?... i guess it is a distorted version of "Dabba is pressed"!... wht say?!

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Archana, I think it was 'Crowning Glory' ! Bhagyashri (manage)

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We had a kid in my class whose surname was Kripalani - he had polio and wore those calipers on his legs. Unfortunate name but he wasn't teased about it. He was carried everywhere by a servant who had to sit outside the school and came in at certain times when we changed the class. 1973? That's when I finished my BCom at Sydenham and left "Urbs Prima in Indis" for NZ. Years I can remember: 1957 - Taking the train from VT to go to Lucknow with my mother. The door was locked from the outside with a special allen key - no idea how one got out. 1961 - Seeing off my uncle when he went phoren on the P&O Orion. Hindi-Chini bhai bhai slogan. 1962 - The China war. Aye mere vatanke logon, taiyaar thai jajo, jinku kinva maru etc. 1963 - Phoren-returned uncle brought back a tape recorder and tapes of some group called The Beatles. Just one kid at my school had heard of them. 1964 - Nehru died. Many relatives cried. Ashes taken by train all over India. 1965 - Pak war, Ayub Khan, blackouts in Bombay. 1966 - Lal Bahadur "Jai Jawan Jai Kisan" Shastri died in Tashkent. 1969 - Where was I when man landed on the moon? In my SSC year at Xavier's Academy, class XIth 1 (didn't have A & B in my school) - pre "10+2+3". 1971 - Pak war. Blackouts. Did the civil defence Air Raid Warden course at Dhobi Talao and the damn war ended before I finished! 1973 - Santa Cruz aerodrome, Air India

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Ice pice We also called it that, but it was a corruption of I Spy, just like eena meena myna mo. At school we used the correct Eenie meenie minie mo, catch a nigger by his toe, etc -- all pre-PC days.
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Cuticura and soaps http://www.cuticura.com/ Ash (manage) Didn't use it but remember it well. We used the only red Shikakai soap sold by whoever was the original maker - I think it was Swastik. There was also this abrasive, fragrant powder or sawdust that you rubbed into your hair before washing it off. Can't remember the name. Definitely not a mitti. However, our daily staple soap was Lux. For washing washcloths and rough clothing, we used Lifebuoy or 501 soap. For years, the Iranian institution near Charni Rd station had a 501 Soap neon light at the top. http://www. hinduonnet.com/th125/ stories/2003091301220900.htm
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Hair care Men went to "hair cutting saloons". The better ones, e.g. next to Satkar at Churchgate or Lamington Rd had this rotary drum brush that got the loose hairs out fairly well. Cheap thrill. Near my lane in Thakurdwar a hair cut cost 75p and at Churchgate you were fleeced (shorn?) for Rs 1.25. (It is funny that many Indians still put a slash after the Rupee - a hangover from the Rs/ Annas/Pies days) You had to pour oil on your head, or else all kinds of problems would occur. Perfumed

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coconut oil was the best and apparently did wonders to one's brain and havoc on the pillows and car seats. A Marwari kid in my class was teased because drops of oil usually dripped off his hair. A well advertised oil was Jabakusum Taila. I wondered how it differed from a "tel". At college, we were oh-so sophisticated and wouldn't be seen dead with oil in the hair, but used Brylcreem. My dad still used "pomade" a sticky green substance with a sickly sweet smell. Hair dyes were primitive and turned pillows black.
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Biscuits We were brought up on Parle Gluco and Monaco biscuits. Gluco was "Gulko" when ordering in Marathi and Monaco was "Monneko". Gluco was the magic solution to fix a crying brat. Less common were the Bourbon biscuits, pronounced "Boor bon" but were delicious. My mum liked Nice (pronounced like the word, not the place) and Marie biscuits. Babies were fed Milk Arrowroot biscuits ("arraroot" in Marathi). There was this super-dry sweet toast with sultanas in it but it was sold as a biscuit. Wasn't branded but every "dry fruit store" seemed to have it.
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Ash, you remind of my grandpa! Hibernating (manage)

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Ash that was awesome! I miss bourbon biscuits - they were yummy! Poonam (manage)
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Rubber cricket ball used to cost around Rs. 33.50. Himanshu (manage)
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Ash - I remember that toast with Sultanas... it ... My used to be heavenly with tea/coffee grandma always bought it from one particular place near the Dadar kabutarkhana, claiming it to be *fresher* than anywhere else...
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Merwan's cakes - heavenly!

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Merwan's is still around and as heavenly. I love the Parsi Dairy caramel custard too. Bhavik (manage)
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I also remember a bald kid called Henry, that strip used to appear a long time ago... Just ran into that bald kid today here[http:// img479.imageshack.us/my.php? image=THV0027.jpg]... so thought I would reintroduce him to old friends and to those who didn't know him

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Thanks, Milind...this was the Henry all right, but I'd thought he had a mouth too. Bhavik (manage) Hasn't Hagar the horrible always been there, ever since the 80s, as has Nancy?
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BTW Merwan's cake still are heavenly but damn expensive too.

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the 1 rupee freshner .. called the pepsi cola. in a small pack used to have it every day after school doodh ki pepsi, orange flavoured .. jumbo pepsi was the new addition

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Hey... Dosent anyone remember "Ek Titali... Anek Titalia"... that song on DD and the silly cartoons mark my childhood.... i still have an mpeg of it and it always brings a smile to my face no matter wat....
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does antbody knows ek ek titali yahaan post kar ke kar key anek titaliaan post hogaye hai is thread main!!jara peeche mud ke dekho!

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i remember travelling by train and bus without worrying about terrorist attacks :( Mellow (manage)

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Ohh yea.. I remember that Ad vivdly. One of the best ads to ever come out on TV!

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Tickled Pink, keep on travelling without worrying about random terrorist attacks. Mumbaikars have enough problems to worry about than to waste time living in fear. Every living thing must die.
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I remember few days before 15th august when we were in School in NCC we used to practice marchpast and gaurd of honour ,some practice malkhamb , fire jump , etc on the day we used to have starched and ironed NCC uniform,blanco and brasso shining belt& cap and shining shoe , when we were doing marchpast and giving gaurd of honour to chief guest .. 'dahineey dekh , ek dou ek ek dou ek ...saamney dekh ek dou ek ek dou ek... we used to feel proud and after all the events and speaches we used to shout 'we want holiday ..we want holiday1! and our principal used to anounce at the end!! tomorrow holiday!! and we used to shout oooooo hooo ooooooo hihip hurray!!
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hey Kavita ..how can i get this mpeg

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Oranges and Lemons I vaguely remember the "sold for a penny" version but not the rest of the words as stated. Can't find many instances of it on the web either. The similar one I do remember was the BBC signature tune that we used to hear on the shortwave radio. http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/ h2g2/alabaster/A696125 and http://en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Oranges_and_Lemons.
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Oranges and Lemon Sold for a penny All the school girls are so many Poonam (manage) The grass is green (Dont remember the rest!)
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and that advt.. watch...its happening.. watch ...its happening Mellow (manage) its HMT. wherever its happening - 2 ..its HMT lol and which watch's advt said..if u have the inclination..we have the time?

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I remember...the hot and mucky days of May when I stood in line patiently awaiting the 12:30p.m. bus to arrive. I remember... being pollyannaish disgusted, as I inhaled the much needed (manage) oxygen combined with the smell of open trash and human odor. I remember....keenly observing, as people feverishly complained about the unforgiving weather and the 'BEST' frequency.I remember...being embarrassed and amused, as others squabbled with each other in the local dialect over their place in the line.I remember...cringing, as I heard cheesy Hindi songs mixed with jhankar beats blasted over a set of cheap speakers from a close-by rickshaw. I remember...being heartbroken, as I observed a frail body of a young girl in tattered clothes limp her way across people, begging for alms. I remember... being further saddened, by the people who completely ignored her presence. I remember...breaking into a laugh, at the man who sat in the confines of his comfortable and luxurious a/c car, safely protected from the summer heat, aghast at the nonchalant cow that had managed to stray onto the roads. I remember...smiling, as I observed a boy who checked his watch way too often. I remember...his face as it gleamed with joy, while a girl hurried her way towards him through the crowd. I remember.. being amazed, at the working woman who stood in line skillfully knitting a sweater for someone she cared, amid all the chaos. I remember...

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when the bus finally arrived at 1:15p.m. (sooner than expected)...people heaved a sigh of relief, squabblers still bickered and pushed, the limping young girl had made her way to the end of the street where she happily joined others alike her, the young couple had transcended to another world, the man in the car had finally managed to drive around the stubborn cow that continued to stick its ground, the knitting woman had safely tucked away her half woven sweater only to start weaving again in the bus. I remember...looking out the window, savoring every moment as it miraculously began raining on a hot summers day.
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Nice post Savi! Milind (manage)
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The first rain....I remember every year all the kids from the compound (yes thats what we used to call it) would go to play in the rain and kichad....and someone came up with the game to fill your shoes with water and throw it on someone's head....by the time you got home you were soaked head to toe in kichad water - best time of my life! Also - a variety of games come to my head lagori, stairs, wolf-wolf, sakli, chor-police and one we used to called chippi (hopscotch) till 8 in the evening...although once I remember coming home at 10 and getting the third degree from my parents LOL!
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RoDz, I had almost forgotten one of the intresting childhoood memories of making boats n laying with it in the puddle. Thanks!
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I've been humming "Zaraa si saavdhani, zindagi bhar aasani" all day. Hmm. I think I need to go shopping soon..
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Vikram that zaraa si saavdhaani reminds me of that guy who'd explain to his buddies he was still as much a man as before in spite of the nasbandi operation, with a blushing wife in the background to vouch for that..
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Flinging pencils? That's how to kill half the class. ;) StrongGel (manage)
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How boput filling up a steel or metal compass box with pens and pencils(completely) and then dropping it from a height the sound that follows, is that simlira to that of a glass breaking!(aka Stone Cold Steve Austin's Entry Theme of WWE Fame)
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You guys really needed to switch attention to girls in school Ready Coddie (manage)
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Bending over game anybody remember team game where one team will bend one behind other leaning wall and other team will jump and sit over them to accomodate all and then say 'jambul ke jhad pey kitney andey hai' with some fingers hide at back and that team has to say correct figure and one umpire checks ! I think we covered this game (but where's that PDF of the thread so far? - Orkut limitation). I think we simply asked "kiti kiti?" instead of that long Hindi thing and that was probably the name of the game as well. Anyone else recall?
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Ash, I happen to have done my graduation from a sad place so to kill time have played "kiti kiti" some 2 years back! But it was longer to kill time.. its was pure sheer fun playing it in the night on the hostel's terrace!

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PDF of this thread I skimmed through the first 1500 or so messages looking for the compilation, but it has been deleted by the free service for lack of downloads. If someone wants to recompile the messages to date (preferably just the pure reminiscences), I have plenty of space to host it on my server. I found the earlier mention of the bending over game, yes it was Kiti Kiti.
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Cheap petrol Around post 501: Salil > insane punjabi cabbie who had been driving since 1959. irshad din belive it wen i sed 3 rupee cab rides, this chappie tells me about the time wen petrol was 50p a litre and and cab rides were 4 annas. Thanks for confirming my recollection that petrol was about 75p a litre in the early 60s. My dad had a 1953 Morris Minor that cost him Rs 9000 brand new. He bought it from the Hindustan Motors showroom near Kemp's Corner (not Sah and Sanghi which was further down the same road close to Opera House). The strangest memory about that car (black was a common colour then) is that the seats had a vinyl covering that ripped and one day he had it taken out completely, revealing red leather seat covering underneath! It was definitely not an add-on vinyl covering but an factory-supplied annoying hard surface with raised ridges that bit into my exposed skin during the half-pant years. (The expression "half pants" seems to be unique to India). The leather seating was so comfortable that the vinyl outer skin made no sense. We usually bought petrol from the exServicemen's Caltex station next to Sachivalaya near the Oval (same building now known as Mantralaya). Two or three men

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would come out to attend to each car. One would wipe the whole car with a cloth. Another would check the oil and water and a third would tend the pump. IIRC, money didn't change hands but there was a book of tear-off slips like a bank deposit book. So I imagine my dad got a bill in the post. The workers there were all ex-Servicemen. Old taxis - yes I remember the pre Fiat/ Ambassador ones. The most common were the Tiger Hindustans (same shape as Morris Minor but single glass windscreen like the Minor 1000 of the day, which were never imported into India by the late 50s. These taxis were still around in the late 60s and there was a high proportion of Sardarji drivers. continued...
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Old taxis There were also "Big Taxis" (or "Large Taxis") - can't remember the exact term. The larger version of the Tiger Hindustan was based on the Morris Oxford around 1950 (first pic in the URL below), except that the Indian version was made until replaced by the Landmaster around 1959. http://www.philseed.com/mo-oxford.html Another common taxi was the Hillman Minx: http://www.philseed.com/hmminxp5.html But there were also the truly large taxis they were usually 1940s Yank tanks like the 4-door version of this picture: http://www. philseed.com/fordus-46.html - you paid more to use the big taxis but you could fit 7 or more people in them. In the outer suburbs, e.g. Bassein (Vasai) and Thana, they had motorcycle taxis powered by red coloured Indian motorcycles. The closest picture I can find is http://www. carnut.com/cgi-bin/03/image.pl?/photo/ contrib/nash/pic003.jpg which were repaired near my home near Charni Rd.

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Ash : u r right the game was called was kitti kitti! •••••• •• (manage) about the car the first one I remember I have seen that big car i dont no why that ambassador taxi was called 'Small Taxi' during Fiat taxi days!
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Speaking of schools, anyone played choc fights? It was stupid and pointless but really fun. Ready Coddie (manage) Also Pen fights... where the first one to knock the other's pen off the table by hitting his pen wins. Those with the rubber grips were better and the very expensive Add Daimond Roller which had this very sturdy grip was like a sportspen.
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With chcocolates... make love, not war ;) StrongGel (manage) You're probably talking of chalk fights.... Damn I miss those!
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YEAH!!! We used to write our names on the benches with the scissors and that geometrical instrumental used for drawing circles...

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gangar opticians.. And how can we forget the "Gangar Opticians" advt, we saw at almost all the cinema theaters...aap dekhe duniya ko...aur duniya dekhe aapko...yahi toh hai kamal gangar kay chashmo ka... Wonder if the new Metro Ad Labs will play this all time favourite ??
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I remember eating out at Rivers Dale and Heavens Dale at Vashi Railway Stn, and there were these street kids who used to beg for cold drinks, once one of my friends was sipping coke from her cup of coke and one of the beggers took a sip from her cup. And unwillingly she had to give her cup to that child. Then onwards she alwz stayed away from those beggers esp. when she was drinkin coke at Vashi stn.

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Kiti, Kiti used to be a regular feature outside the Mithibai/NM canteen..got a lot physical eventually and someone broke a hand or leg. We inscribed our names on the desks in school using a Compass and then rubbed chalk all over it. Gave our names a nice finish. Car memories do not go as far as the morris but we had a Fiat and one of the guys in our building had a 'dukkar'fiat, a black one. Which reminds me , some years back the 'Dukkar'Fiat had become a rage especially the black ones.
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all the indian VVIP's and forign deligates including president John F.Kennedy, quien elizabeth, pop poll, Pandit Neharu, lal bahaddur shastri, Rajendra Prasad and even Indira Gandhi... travelled in the open car from airport to town through shivsena bhavan, waving toward public and giving pleasent smile.
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shivaji park chowtaty had wild space and clean sand available for killah making... milk centre at every corner for the disttribution of tonne and whole milk and early morning que's with y'day's Mpty bolttle to exchange with new. sosiyo and wimto for 25 paisa, sterlised milk for 15 paisa... dadar TT was actual dadar tram turminus...
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and yess, amin sayani's hit number binaka geet mala every wed. 8-9PM..

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@Vaishnavi You have memories of Kennedy and Nehru ? As far as I know, and Rajendra Prasad Kennedy never visited Bombay!
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contd... Also, Nehru, Kennedy and Rajendra Prasad could never have driven past Shiv Sena bhavan, since Shiv Sena bhavan was built in 1972, way after all the venerable gentlemen had passed away! (The S.S. itself was founded in 1966, after the deaths of all three statesmen)
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I think its Pope John Paul I have confirmed with Kennedy on telephone , ya he was in mumbai and he said came for inaguration of bridge , kennedy bridge named after him!!! - how is this !!

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I remember drinking Gold Spot, Mangola, Super Cooler Citra with his three color dots and specially imported Coke from US. This days I find the Citra ad painted somewhere on walls of deserted streets. Gold Spot bottle vanished from the roof of his factory at Vile Parle. That was my favourite drink.
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John F Kennedy? He came here... Ready Coddie (manage) Yeah, I remember seeing him on some parade. He was waving to everyone and smiling. There was this guard near me with a gun, I then thought it was an airgun so I took the gun and thought I would shoot the small yellow dots on Kennedy. But the bullets were real... *sigh*
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He's EVERYONE's Father. *shushes up Riju* Num (manage)
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No as in The Father,Son and the Holy Ghost. *sings on to herself...* Num (manage)

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whats going on in this thread!! who's father what goes Translated from marathi 'konacha bapacha kay jatey'

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@Salil That would be Pol Pot, not Pot Pol

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@Pravin Da A better name would be "Papa kehte hai..." @Karma - yeah, Footinthemouthitis is a very common ailment, happens to everyone... don't ? they teach that in doctor school
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I remember during Ganesh festival days in late 70s first time when musical lights came in decoration of pendal we used to go to many places to watch the music and light, one famous was near Matunga station during Varda bhai's days , the road was so crowded and big queue to watch

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@Pravin Da I remember that Ganapati, I used to go visit that one every year too... then one year there was a fire in the Pandal and the entire pandal burnt down... but it was rebuilt overnight and everything was back, just as it was before the fire!!! The clout some people have!!! These days the Ganapati to see is the Tilaknagar one.. ironically, by yet another bhai
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Milind i remember that too and when we got that news we were watching movie on road side in our area late night ,we went to see that next day !

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I remember those moving mannequins that portrayed mythological and historical stories against Ganesha in the background... they still exist, but I remember as a kid visiting pandals to just watch the moving idols depicting a particular scene. Mahabharata and Ramayan stories were popular, but I've witnessed historic scenes too... I don't know if this is a one-off thing that I seem to have encountered.... but while vadapav stalls have been ubiqitous and popular since my childhood (I'm 25), as were those sandwhich-wallahs with their amazing teekha green chutney, but daabeliwallahs seemed to be a more recent addition. I remember kulfiwallahs in my childhood, they would sell really heavy and filling kulfi ... does it have ghee, or is it just milky-heavy?

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I had learnt about "My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas" and "My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets"... I wonder what very educated mothers will show and serve now
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My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Neptune My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Narcotics My Very Educated Mother Just Shoved Us Nariyal-Paani
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Yes, dabelis are a recent innovation outside the place where they were presumably made for centuries. Had one for the first time in Melbourne recently. What's a murmura? Same as kurmura?
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Yep, Ash! Hibernating (manage) Dabeli's is a Kachi dish!
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* Busybee's column * Second-hand books on the footpath at Flora Fountain * Jhunka bhakar opposite VT station * Madhu Sapre on the ramp * Aarey masala milk * Tabelas and their bhaiya owners along the main road from Khar to Dahisar * Mario Miranda's sketches * Shreeram Lagoo on stage
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i remember, Mario Miranda's sketches in my 1st Std textbook English (was it him?). Abt a story 'The Quazi's dilemma', i guess in the 4th std English BalBharathi textbook, though i dont remember wht the story was all abt. Its just that, it was the first time i looked into the dictionary, for 'dilemma'.
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i remember, Mario Miranda's sketches in my 1st Std textbook English (was it him?). Abt a story 'The Quazi's dilemma', i guess in the 4th std English BalBharathi textbook, though i dont remember wht the story was all abt. Its just that, it was the first time i looked into the dictionary, for 'dilemma'.
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