Thursday, April 10, 2008

Woh kaaghaz ki kashti .......

We’re close to halfway through April…and my mind drives down memory lane to my childhood...
Each year, this time would be the end of final exams at school. I guess days before the actual vacation started , along with studies, most of us daydreamed the activities to do ( or not to do) in the holidays :)
Here are some random thoughts or scenes I remember at the onset of the summer holidays in those days....!
1> Me & my bro Harshit would pile up all Tinkle comics !

2> Read through and mark the list from the local cablewalla for movies in the week and also check the TV time for special summer programs .

3> Dad and Mom making up a plan for a summer holiday immediately after exams and their year end at business (March 31), which was most likely Mahabaleshwar or Matheran .

4> Make birthday plans (Reminder: My B’day is approaching, First, remember the date, then, block it on your calendar and MOST IMP..buy THE gift ;) )

5> Join hobby classes at nearby Kalavithi. The pathetic case that I was at drawing and craft, I surely made a bad student there.

6> Have cousins come down to stay or go over to their’s or may do both! We were (are) a whole bunch ….

7> Most imp....mangoes….mangoes :D

8> Wait for the report card ….and yes hurray !!!! I don’t think I ever disappointed my parents in those days, but yes, you somehow always “fell short” by 1-2 ranks .!Never mind…the celebrations which were ideally some mango ice-cream or nice cozy dinner were always there :)

9> Mom always got our school books on the day of results (don’t know why). The most interesting part was that Harshit & I actually read through those books like the most interesting story books on this planet!

10> The summer holidays come to an end. And, unlike the Monday blues we hate today, school was actually looked forward to at the end of holidays :)

11> Shopping time, a new school dress ( didn’t matter it looked the same each year, same style, colour…but yes, it was new…and that mattered!).

12> Gearing up for rains …the raincoat …the shoes….

13> Then , its 13 th June (I remember this was usually the date schools re-opened )
Back to school with the rains pouring in.…and loads of tales to share with friends :) (One of my best memories)

Sigh….need those days back!!!

Woh kaaghaz ki kashti .......
Yeh doulat bhi le lo
Yeh shohrat bhi le lo
Bhale cheen lo...... mujh se meri Jawaani
Magar mujh ko lauta do , Bachpan ka saawan,
Woh Kaaghaz Ki kashti, woh Baarish ka Paani!

8 comments:

Bhakti said...

try going back to school and meet all your teachers on a saturday. I promise you that you will cry your life out like i did

Anjali said...

So true...add to that late night ice-pice...n morning walks...and u have my typical summer holiday day...:) i should be doing sm writing...u'v given me an idea to start with...

peeling off the writing on the wall said...

so...goin back to those days is always a nice thing, nice work Ami :)
Besides comics, tv and a outstation trip, I never enrolled in hobby classes, never stood third beyond class V. But hey, good fun!

Harit Shah said...

Hi Ami

Really good blog, I must say! You write quite well. Waiting for ur treat yet;)

Ankur said...

Nice blog... brings back beautiful memories of those school days...

Gourang said...

Hey Ami,
I remember Mahavir book stores in Mulund, back when it used to be perhaps the only book store that could provide us the books / texts required by our school. I remember my father trying to get taller on his toes to attract the attention of the ever so busy Mahavir book dealer's employees to get what we wanted...Those were the days and the charms of those days.
Also I remember our ordeal to protect the books from getting wet in our school bags ( I am talking about the time when waterproof bags were yet to hit the market)...

Hiren said...

that is very fantistic thought. really this word pull me back to my school days which i have not remembered for so many years. i feel a close meeting with my childhood which always remain the exciting days of my life.

Thnaks.

Trinnie said...

you brought back similar memories of mine...

except for the report card day! How i dreaded that day. Always been an average student. :|

But waited for mangoes and trips to Baroda to meet masi and lazying around. I hated summer sports activities that mum egged me on to join!

PS: do post something new soon, Amy!