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Khosla ka ghonsla, Dekh bhai dekh, Bollywood, Nostalgia

Navin Nischol: A star who brightened our cinema in the 1970s

Nischol made a mark for himself through his near-flawless performances, that adorable smile and those flirtatious eyes — something few Hindi film heroes of the time can boast of.


 |  3-minute read
Nostalgia, Spices, Indian cooking, Salt

Salt is the teaspoon of perspective life needs. No more, no less

The uniqueness of salt is that it is both category and singular spice. While we may all have nostalgic recollections of mustard oil or turmeric, salt offers a static point of reference.


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Sushil doshi, Jhumritelaiya, Nostalgia, Radio

World Radio Day: From ‘song requests’ to ‘cricket commentary’ how radio made everything better

On World Radio Day, here's re-visiting the wooden box that once was as essential as roti, kapda and makaan in the middle-class household in India.


 |  9-minute read
Dd, Malgudi days, Nostalgia, Doordarshan

When Doordarshan Dazzled: There was a time when it was the only TV channel in India, and it had sterling shows

The golden era of Indian television, the 1980s, which saw some of the finest shows, was marked by a mix of passion and intellect, coming to the fore on DD's screen.


 |  KOCH DIARIES  |  2-minute read
Memories, Small towns, Nostalgia, Home

The slow burn of small towns

Our hometowns are different with each passing year, but they are the same, year after year.


 |  5-minute read
Nostalgia, Literature, Online shopping, Bookstores

Why we must not give up on our local bookshops

Imagine Mussoorie without its legendary Cambridge Book Depot where Ruskin Bond still drops by to sign books.


 |  8-minute read
City life, Nostalgia, Childhood, Dehradun

Who stripped my Dehradun off its charm?

There are more shops, branded stores, malls and eateries in the city than people who would and could shop and eat in those places.


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Memories, Childhood, Nostalgia

What the Instagram generation doesn't get about nostalgia

The jury is out on whether the current generation will hold on to memories or flush them down the chute of sentimental sludge.


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Cartoon Network, Star Sports, Zee, Star Plus

Why the neighbourhood cable guy disappeared

Sushant bhai was everybody’s bhai. He was the man of the colony, the solver of problems.


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Nostalgia, Windows, MS Paint, Microsoft

Goodbye Microsoft Paint, you shall be missed

It's the end of an era.