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An Evening Of Doordarshan Nostalgia With Me… #writebravely #writetribeproblogger

Television and remote control
Well played, Mom and dad!

My mom and dad made it clear that we would get a cable T.V. connection once Di (my elder sister) will clear her 10th board examination. You know, parents are extremely smart and they know when to play which card which assures their win. Once Di cleared her board exams we went to our parents to request for that cable T.V. As expected they had another brilliant card which was my 10th examination. Well played, mom and dad.

In short, we are four siblings, as a result, this saga of board examination took quite a lot time and cable T.V. reached our drawing room quite late. Once we got the cable connection, we were super excited.

However, the excitement didn’t last long because we missed the charm of DD national. Yup, you read it right there was a charm in waiting for early morning “Rangoli” or evening “Chitrhaar”. Twice a week for a movie was fixed we waited for those days. I want to share an incident today that still makes me chuckle when I think about it….

Movie buff…

I was in 9th standard and there was this movie called “Dhadkan” which was a big hit back then and was being telecasted on T.V. (Friday night). As per our house rules, we were supposed to sleep by 9:30 at max. My mom made sure that we followed the rule without a miss. We had the just two-room house back then. All of us had dinner and went to bed. I, was, am and will forever be a big movie buff.

I so wanted to watch the movie but it was a late night movie (Yeah! 9:30 or 10 in the night were considered late night movies for kids. Well, the timing to hit the bed for my daughter is still the same as it was for us when we were kids. Revenge time… hehehehe) and I knew mom would never agree to it. I just couldn’t sleep because I could hear the dialogues and songs of the movie from the other room. While I lay on the bed, through a door gap I could see the television clearly.

In my mind, I had the master plan. I will pretend that I am asleep. Cover my face with a duvet and just leave a small gap open for one eye. No one would see that I am awake and I will watch a movie without any glitch.

Loophole

All perfect plans have a loophole and my loophole was “ME”. While watching that movie, I made sure that my plan works well. However, I got so engrossed in watching a movie that one time my dad got up and stood in front of T.V. (I think he was looking for some papers). I literally yelled “Papa side ho jayiye movie Nahi dikh rahi”………..

Yup, that actually happened. The minute I realized what I did, without uttering another word, I got up and slept at the extreme corner of the bed on the other side.

“Happiness is – listening to a story about yourself as a child from your mom – Unknown ”

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Mom of a beautiful and most adorable baby girl. I am a dreamer and a true optimist with a drop of crazy at heart. I have always been fascinated with the perpetual link of a pen and a heart. It amazes me how beautifully pen can write what heart truly believes.

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23 thoughts on “An Evening Of Doordarshan Nostalgia With Me… #writebravely #writetribeproblogger

  1. Hahaha…that must have been quite a hilarious scene, getting caught red-handed watching television. Parents were such disciplinarians back then. So are we as parents, but somehow I feel our generation of parents is quite flexible. Doordarshan sure is a part of some amazing childhood memories for all of us.

  2. That was a funny story 🙂 It’s funny how different parents were then vs now. There are some things that we are strict on but as a whole our parenting approach is much “softer” that is what my parents call it anyway.

  3. I used sneak out of the room keep the tv volume low so my parents would not know I am watching ‘Friends’ at night. Also MTV. I do not have memories of movies on Doordarshan but definitely Chitrahaar & Ramayan & Mahabharat. Those were some carefree childhood times. I went back memory lane reading your post.

  4. Oh my God! Seriously… Same pinch..for this:
    In my mind, I had the master plan. I will pretend that I am asleep. Cover my face with a duvet and just leave a small gap open for one eye. No one would see that I am awake and I will watch a movie without any glitch.

    Loophole

    All perfect plans have a loophole and my loophole was “ME”. While watching that movie, I made sure that my plan works well. However, I got so engrossed in watching a movie that one time my dad got up and stood in front of T.V. (I think he was looking for some papers). I literally yelled “Papa side ho jayiye movie Nahi dikh rahi”……
    This had happened with me so many times, kavita awesome super awesome. Virtual hugs.. Love you for sharing this blog

  5. haha! This is such a funny story of you getting caught red handed watching a movie past your bedtime! Chitrahaar used to be one of my favorite programs on DD. Sometimes, I miss the simplicity of those days!

  6. This actually made me nostalgic. Like you we also got cable TV post the tenth boards. I was a big tv buff too. Watched all those DD 1 serials 🙂

  7. Hahaha! Loved this one! I remember we got our first TV set when I finished my 10th. And I walked so proudly with my dad as we came back home from the shop, with the delivery guy walking behind us carrying the TV on his head. I was sure all the other kids in the locality were envying me.

  8. Haha…I can’t believe you actually did that! Kavita just as you are trying to be like your mom setting strict deadlines, remember that your kids are going to be like you and find every loophole possible…so be prepared 😉

  9. This reminded me of how my parents was to us. It’s not that it was bad but they was pretty strick on television. Staying up late was a big no no on us.

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