Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Deprived childhood

Taking a cue from my last post...I have decided to write this post...which will give you tips on.."How do you know if you have had a deprived childhood?"...

So that those who have been victimized by the "deprived childhood syndrome"...u know its high time you sit down an have a serious..."Why did u do this to me" discussion with ur parents....

So here it goes....You know you have had a deprived childhood if...

1) If you have been eating Maggi in any form other than the simple(without veggies and with masala only) version!

2) If as a kid you have not collected the "tarzan series" of stickers inside cover of pepsi bottles.

3) If the first TV at home was a "Colour TV" and not a "black and white"one...

4) If "foreign chocolates" were always stocked in your fridge rather than a rare treat (bought by rare uncles/aunts staying in "America") and something which you would eat little little bit by bit everyday!

5) If you started going on "field trips to other cities" in school rather than 'picnics" to hanging garden/Gateway!

6) If you had more than 2-3 "special clothes" to be worn only at birthday parties (or if u went for any parties other than birthday parties!)

7) If non-school days meant anything other than playing non-stop from 12:00 noon to 7:00 in the evening--and lagori, ludo, stapoo, ghar-ghar or cricket being the main "events" of the weekend.

8) If atleast once in childhood you didnt try to run away from home(becoz life seemed "unfair"),or u got lost (probably coz u were too busy noticing toys in the market), or stole money from parents (to buy that new chocolate uv being eyeing)

9) If you did not have your own personal "treasure" collection which included things like shells, old coins, stones, beads, sticker...

10) If you and your sibling had separate rooms which you could call "your own".

Little joys of growing up...were so much more "joyous" in our times...when I look at kids now...growing up with PS3, DVDs, and Cartoon network...it feels like they are being deprived of their true "childhood"....

Thank god for giving me a 'not so deprived" childhood!!

38 Comments:

At 3:13 PM, Blogger John F said...

me confused. This list is for a deprived childhood or not deprived one?

 
At 5:05 PM, Blogger Nirmal's Blog said...

nice post.....he he but i cant say which side i fall...deprived or not deprived....lolss

 
At 10:45 AM, Blogger Solitaire said...

Reallllly? Are all these really a deprived childhood? I had my own room but only because I have no siblings. I went to other cities for a holiday because I did not live in a big city like Mumbai. I grew up in an era where color tv's were the only things in the market. Foreign chocolates were always stocked up in my fridge but still treasured. Non-school days involved reading books because my locality did not have other kids that I could play with.

But I still had my own ways of enjoying my childhood without video games and movies running 24 hours on TV. Did I have a deprived childhood according to you?

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger Solitaire said...

Oh and BTW, did you have to say MAGGI again? :(

 
At 1:22 PM, Blogger Satish Bolla said...

u know something? in my childhood, only my grand-parents or other old people used to tell stories that start with "in our days..". but now, am telling all those stories to the kids around me and am just 25.... this is the generation gap now.

 
At 4:26 PM, Blogger Swati said...

Ohh you mean just because I failed on POint no 8 , I had a deprived childhood ...ohhh..feeeeling depressed....And you also mean Aryan will also have ...feeeeling more depressed....

 
At 7:22 PM, Blogger Chef said...

Hi,

I have started a blog namely Chef Friday Brunch to challenge the creative musings within to come up with a piece of writing on a theme of the week that would change every Friday. You can write up a post which can be a story, poem, prose based on the theme or the prompt on your blog if you find the theme interesting and drop a comment on my blog providing the link to your post. I would collate the links at the end of week and post it on my blog. Please do spread the word around if you find it interesting.

Thanks

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At 11:33 AM, Blogger Keshi said...

I agree Ekta. U described it beautifully.

Keshi.

 
At 11:34 AM, Blogger Keshi said...

btw I never had my own room.

Keshi.

 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger cva said...

A good follow-up post to your Maggi post :-)

I am reminded of these :

* If you had not fought with your sibling and were not asked to stay outside the gate

* If you had not waited eagerly to watch the famous Chithrahaar, Ramayan / MahaBharat, He Man shows

* If you were not a big fan of "Big Fun" bubble gum and the cricket scoe sheets that is tucked under the wrapper.

* If you had not watched "Mile suro mera tumara"

* Nirma...Nirma...Washing powder nirma...

* Boost is the secret of my energy, our energy :-)

 
At 12:20 PM, Blogger Ekta said...

hahah!
CVA...BANG ON!
I missed these...thx for adding on...how cld i miss..BIG FUN bubblegums!

 
At 12:39 PM, Blogger SambY said...

oops..i was in a hostel since i was 11...:-)...thank god for that

 
At 5:03 PM, Blogger Anuja byotra said...

you are tagged :)

 
At 8:12 AM, Blogger Shekhar said...

Going by the criteria you have put on your blog and the additions in the comments... it seems like I have had a "not so deprived" childhood :). Childhood was fun!!! Still remember most of those funny ads on Doordarshan :)

 
At 9:00 AM, Blogger Ankur said...

if i go by ur standards... then i may be classfied as the person who was mostly deprived of all those so called neccessities(i call them luxury :D) of life... :P :P

yes... but the only thing was that the first TV at my home was colored... all thanks to T-Series :D :D

I totally agree with u, the children are deprived of wat would actually let them grow, make friends, and more physically active.
In my time, i had games like Chupna Chupai, Pakdam Pakdai, Sitolia, Langdi tang and even pehl dooj...

now wat they only catch is cartoon network, find is a PS3 or Xbox, search is a computer game, and they dont know who is the kid living next to them... never understood how playin in the mud will take ur status away from u... :-/

And i can tell u, even after not having much... i had more... :)

Super Post, Deja vu...
Cheers!!

 
At 9:02 AM, Blogger Ankur said...

and btw... maggi... ???

i have started eating it after completing 25 :P :P

funny yet true :D

Cheers!!!

 
At 11:33 AM, Blogger Cinderella. said...

Uber-cool post gal !!
Thankgod I never had a deprived childhood, even though we had quite some luxuries...
And about maggi. I somehow like just plain maggi with some little sauces. NO veggies at all.

 
At 4:51 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

lol. i had all f those things...but now, i break the maggi into pieces, sprinkle the masala over it...I LOVE IT! i also get sick later hehehe

 
At 11:16 AM, Blogger Mez said...

Huh...wot are u tryin to say gal..like john says big time cunfusion.

 
At 12:08 PM, Blogger tulipspeaks said...

i would say its 50-50! :P



ammu.

 
At 5:16 PM, Blogger Anvita said...

This post reminds me of my childhood days where i would wait to watch Giant Robot in the evenings....

 
At 5:38 PM, Blogger Priyankari said...

Very well written and very very true! That is what makes today's kids so very grown-up like unlike kiddish :) Nice post!

 
At 7:46 PM, Blogger sid said...

An interesting insight into "ways" to figure out a deprived childhood:-). Reminded of theatre days where the best way to identify that was whether one could break down spontaneously (when the script demanded) or not. In theatre(n more than in movies) they say to be able to enact a scene where the feeling is just so tough to portray you need to draw something from your personal experience and think about it at that very instant(and if you havent had a deprived childhood-2 bad-u dont even have something to draw upon:-P). Loved your new inisghts!

 
At 8:54 AM, Blogger Dalicia said...

all i can say that. some people are just so lucky to have rich parents :P

 
At 9:48 PM, Blogger Pri said...

ive done it all except for playing 'stapoo'
does that mean ive had a deprived childhood?? :o

shucks! i was still happy...guess that because i'd never heard of 'stapoo' :(

 
At 11:17 PM, Blogger Vandita said...

im happy with the childhood that i had and it surely wasn't deprived :)

 
At 12:31 AM, Blogger Nitin said...

Thanks ekta for reminding that good old days... so it happens with all .. I guess u can add that Sunday Cartoon Show on DD and mom standing behind u to switch off TV and go for studies.....

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger Endevourme said...

recently watched TZP kya?

 
At 7:05 PM, Blogger anoop said...

ha ha...good post!! coming here after a long time!

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger Mona said...

hmm, you wrote absolutly rght..
well, m blesses.. have a lovely childhood.
Take care

 
At 12:35 AM, Blogger Munnu (Santosh) said...

Nice post. Made me nostalgic.
I was one of the fortunate ones to have escaped a "deprived childhood," what with a joint family and all.

 
At 6:06 PM, Blogger Neha said...

i dont agree with you...those were ur times...ur folks would have written a different post (if there was any at that time!)....if my kids sit at home on a weekend and play video games the whole day...they r still kids!They r still enjoying their childhood!!

 
At 2:00 PM, Blogger John F said...

You were tagged!

 
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At 6:22 PM, Blogger AVIANA said...

i had a small collection of stickers that i loved! and also i had books of songs that i wrote....

so i guess i didn't have a deprived childhood...

:)

how are you?

 
At 6:05 PM, Blogger Pavi!!!! said...

Woooooow! this is such a good post! n im reading it now!!! i should beat myself!

My childhood is deprived 'coz of point 2. I did not collect tarzan stickers. All other reqts for a non-deprived childhood is met!so not too bad :)

i sooooooo agree..aaj kal ka kids don't have a childhood! i sumhow feel they dono how to appreciate the small joys in life!

 
At 8:44 PM, Blogger Akshay said...

It sounds like anyone who didn´t have your childhood was deprived! :P

 
At 1:30 PM, Blogger rachana said...

hello Ekta!

I could not comment on your new post as i have nothing to say there ..sorry...
some thing is there for you on my blog as I promised...
hope to see you there..

 

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