How awesome were those times when we used to return from school, have our lunch and play with our barbie dolls and hot wheels? We had no worries about how many likes our facebook display got or what caption to put on our newest Instagram post. 90’s kids will never actually forget playing board games like Life and Monopoly. So let’s take a look at 5 ways in which today’s generation are actually missing the old school fun.
- Reality shows replaced Disney sitcoms
Our lunch and snacks timings were scheduled to coincide with our favourite shows like Karishma ka Karishma, Shakalaka boom boom, Dhoom machaao Dhoom and much more. But these epic shows are now conveniently replaced by Roadies and Splitsvilla. Kids are more concerned about who’ll get dumped next or who will be the next wild card entry.
2. Play Makeup got replaced with Lakme and Colorbar
When we were 15, we had no idea about how to apply the right foundation base or from which brand should we buy the new matte lipstick. Remember our mum used to buy us little play makeup kits? Everything was plastic but the fun of getting ready using that set was unbelievable.
3. Apps replaced outdoor activities
20’s kids spend hours glued to their iPads and iPhones screens. Gone are the days of rushing home from school only to finish lunch quickly and spend hours playing cricket in the scorching sun. Not one communication device and we still never had issues getting in touch with each other.
4. Local bookstores and libraries became a thing of the past
How thrilled we used to be when our friends used to gift us novels and poetry books? Fancy bookmarks were a thing. Now we have the Kindle which conveniently holds more books than you’ll ever be able to read. The excitement of visiting the new bookstore in the neighbourhood remains no more.
5. Analogue? What’s that!
90’s kids are the ones who have witnessed the complete shift from the analogue to the digital world. Kids these days will never understand the fun of using a pencil to rewind a tape cassette or the joy of getting connected to the internet after so many failed attempts and listening to the annoying sound of the modems.
Now that you’re taking a stroll down the memory lane, allow us to add to the nostalgia. Head to Desi Toys and check out some toys that are going to remind you of your childhood and more importantly the million wonderful memories attached.