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I still do miss writing on the letters and passing the letter around, the anticipation for a reply- all of these have been replaced by the phones and the net chats now, but still it doesn’t beat the good old pen and paper.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. 🙂