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Back To The Future

Back To The Future




It's not unusual that I woke up early today. I may find difficulty in doing so during school days but summer holidays have started, so to play games,to watch TV and to read the whole set of Diamond and Raj comics you need more time. Moreover I have to wake up my whole cricket team being their captain since we have a match today with Police Colony team.

We reached the playground where our opponent were practicing. We won the toss and decided to bat, the interesting match with lots of up and downs ended with our victory. I came back home quickly to watch Disney Hour. It was my routine in holidays that I have my breakfast while watching this show. Then I did some holiday homework and rushed to my friend's shop who lend comic books. He took money from others but for me they were free. He was so fond of me in spite of our age difference ( I was five and he was in his twenties) that he gave new set of comics first to me than to anybody else on the condition that I wouldn't fold or torn them and returned them within one or two days.

Not only me my brother and sisters waited for me to bring those comics. As I reached home each one of us picked a comic and lost in their world. Chacha Chaudhary, an elderly man who could solve all problems with Sabu, Billoo, a teenage boy enjoying his life, Pinki a young girl who entertain with her naughtiness, superheroes like Nagraj, Super Commondo Dhruv,etc fighting evils of society, etc. The world of comics turned every other thing secondary for us. We exchanged comics after reading. They were addictive we could only left for other work only after reading them. I took the most time in reading being the younger of them all and a slow reader as I learned reading recently. In order to finish reading them I didn't know when I slept with dreaming about all these characters.

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I woke up in the morning from my smart phone's alarm. I searched for all comics but there were none. I realized that it was only a dream and I am not a five year old enjoying 90's era. I was back into the future, into the same monotonous life where cartoon shows have taken the place of comics in today's kids. I saw my nephews and nieces watching shows of stubborn Shinchen, lazy Nobita and Kenichi, greedy and authoritative Chota Bheem,etc which hardly inspire or teaches some positive qualities unlike Chacha Chaudhary comics which teaches that we should go to elders in time of problems instead of trying to solve them ourselves he being the aged protagonist solving every problem, fighting evil and emphasizing that truth and honesty always triumphs.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

Write Over the Weekend inspiration for this time

‘Back in Time’. Imagine, one fine day, you wake up as a 5-year-old child and not as a grown up! What will you do then?


This post is also a tribute to Cartoonist Pran ( died 5th Aug 2014 ) who made our childhood fanciful. 


Comments

  1. So true about today's cartoons and comics being so different from the yesteryear ones. There's no innocence left in them.

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  2. You have presented a very valid point as always. I wish that parents would still encourage children to read comics and other magazines. Cartoons are good for nothing nowadays.

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  3. Loove it loads. The dream of every child:)
    http://vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/wow-back-in-time/

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  4. Tinkle, supandi have been my all time favorites, thanks for taking me back to my golden olden days!!!

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  5. Love it! The comics were such a good time pass - chacha chowdhary, nagraj, doga and what not!! Brought back old memories :)

    Parul

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  6. It was a very thoughtful post 😊, and I really enjoyed reading it .

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  7. Great To See a Tribute To Pran Cartoonist Through Your Blog! :)

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  8. So true....today's comic character can't be compared with the one's created by Pran.Love your post and thanks for your comments on my blog.

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  9. Lovely post! Took me back to my kidhood reading days :)

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  10. Yes indeed, it is a joy to go back in time... especially if there is the charm of Pran waiting for you.
    Lovely post... and an apt homage to the great cartoonist.

    Arvind Passey
    www.passey.info

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  11. I really loved the way you paid your tribute to cartoonist Pran who made our childhood such a beautiful one :)

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  12. It was really a wonderful way to pay tribute to Cartoonist Pran who had helped in making our childhood so beautiful and full of joy.

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  13. An apt tribute to late Pran who gave us characters made in India and popular in India. Today's generation misses the pleasure of reading Indian comics!

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