I know people write on computer these nowadays, but for me, I need to hold a pen in my hand for thoughts to flow- Gulzar.

The newspaper today mentions the above statement by Gulzar. It makes me think a few years back how it was and how the computer and the internet have revolutionized the society, the way we think and respond. It is in a way nice to know that internet has made such a head way in the ways of our lives. May it be the gtalk/fb or plenty of the social networking sites or even the budding blogs like the one I am making a write up at. Things seem to have changed a plenty of late.

Well it wouldn’t make much sense to be complaining about the way things are, I still am fond of writing over the computer- may it be my diary or even the blog, I find it far easier to type than sitting down with a pen and paper to write. But today as I just try it out for the fun of writing, I somehow miss the good old days. It used to be a lot of fun to wait for our birthday greetings, the new years and the many festivals. The cards have always meant to me more than the other gifts that have come along the many birthdays, but somehow the collection of cards beats all the other gifts I have seen myself with. Looking at the collection of the cards makes me revel in the past, reminds me of the many wonderful people that have been a part of my life and made those memories worth cherishing. Not just the greetings but also the normal photos on the print. The digi cams of course have replaced the photo prints but still it used to be so much fun to pose for the normal camera. These photos were really the rare sort cos they were a bit expensive and each one of us had the loveliest poses (or at least we used to think so ;)). All was fun.

But true, times have changed we do live in the digital world now, but still it is fun to revel a little in the ways of the past. The days were sure a hell lot of fun, I still do miss writing on the letters and passing the letter around, the anticipation for a reply- all of these have been replaced by the phones and the net chats now, but still it doesn’t beat the good old pen and paper. Gulzar feels so, I do so sometimes. Beyond all these thoughts, I still am an addict to the internet and the wonderful features it brings along. But hey, it is always good to mix things up. πŸ™‚


9 thoughts on “I know people write on computer these nowadays, but for me, I need to hold a pen in my hand for thoughts to flow- Gulzar.

  1. GB says:

    When I was in Navodaya school, then there were no telephones in the campus leave alone internet – it was such a joy to receive letter from parents and reply them diligently and affectionately. Greeting cards! especially from girls were such a joy!!!

    Nice post πŸ™‚

    • πŸ™‚ .. They were always a lovely way to preserve some great feelings. Even now when I go thro my locker and see the few cards, words I have received, it makes me feel somehow contented and there s a sense of happiness which the computer never gives πŸ™‚

  2. I agree!!! I had a friend who used to write love letters to his girl and also sprinkle fragrance on the letter so taht it would a “fragrant” love letter–now can you replicate that in the digital world???

    • Really?! Thats very sweet. Gosh love letters seem so out of world these days. Espescially when there is messages and the mobiles which have clearly overtaken most. But true nothing really comes close to the pen and the paper, they sure have their own magic at work πŸ™‚

  3. inducares says:

    I turned to the computer after a lot of inner debate,whether i would be able to learn all this new zing-bang,but i am glad that i gave it a try.
    however when it comes to writing a post,i still do it on paper first & then type it,my thoughts too,flow best with pen & paper.

    • Really!?! That’s cool mate πŸ™‚ .. I have shifted the other way round, in fact even the diary of mine has gone the digitized way. But still I do miss writing on the paper.. That is something which the computers or the phones can never replace πŸ™‚

  4. debajyoti says:

    i cannot hold a pen because (may be) i have carpel tunnel syndrome and other neurological problems. but after reading your post i am thinking that may be the flow of thought would be far better if we write with a pen. will give it a try. those greeting cards and letter were special, weren’t they?

    your Myanmar post was a bouncer for me so decided not to comment there πŸ˜€

    • Ha ha πŸ˜€ .. No one can beat ur sense of humour Deb! πŸ™‚ ..

      Oh yea the greetings were so so great. I miss those the most, those handwritten notes, the cute gestures.. Gosh they sure were the best times!!

      Ha ha, the bouncer?! πŸ˜€ .. I thought I was a lil short of some facts there. But trying to widen out, the international issues seem a lil harder than I thought..

  5. It’s been a few years since I last wrote, but I want to thank you again for following my art and writing blog. Somehow, WordPress disconnected us, so I’m reconnecting.
    I miss writing and receiving letters too. Everyone I know emails now.

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