Things That Make Me Nostalgic — Indian Version

A list (poem)

Kavya Janani. U

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Icy Pepsi sticks. Lyrics pamphlet with stills from the movie inside cassettes. The devil from the Onida TV advertisement. Multi Game 9999 in 1. Payphones. Milton water bottles. Bomberman. Max Payne. Cheetos. Bytes. Peppy Balls. The shutting down tune of Windows XP. Boomer bubblegum along with the free tattoo. Indipop songs on Universal channel. 9XM. SS Music. iRiver MP3 player that could hold only a handful of songs. Sony Walkmans and music players. Shaktimaan. Shakalaka Boom Boom. Stacks of Enid Blyton books in Higginbotham’s, India’s oldest bookshop. The radio stations with fewer ads and more songs. Champak. Gokulam. Twinkle Digest. Koka Naka. Aasai chocolate. Ball ice cream. Frooti. Road Rash. Wordart. Cartoon Network. Doy soap. Coca-Cola mini balls. Arun ice cream Vanilla flavor five-rupee cup. Hopscotch. Ladybird bicycles. Calcium Sandoz. Wisdom magazine. Children’s Digest. Archie Comics, especially Betty & Veronica double digest. Yahoo Messenger. Orkut & Hi5. Bombay Circus. P.C. Sorcar Junior’s magic shows.

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Kavya Janani. U

I'm just a speck in the universe mommying, reading, writing poems-stories-songs, singing, making playlists, and working 9-5.