I don’t understand this logic only. All our life we are focusing on the future and saving for the future and joining useless retirement-cum-insurance-cum-savings-cum-investment-cum-protection-for-the-kid-that-will-be-born-after-the-wedding-once-you-decide-to-get-married schemes so that we can live happily ever after and then you are going around puking nostalgia nostalgia into everyone’s ears means what is this?
First of all you tell me when is that ‘those days’? When does it begin? When does it end?
Arey, nostalgia is understandable. For that only every week they dedicate one page in The Hindu. Read it and be happy no? Why simply insisting ‘I miss those days. We must bring back those days. Things used to be so much better!’
What better? Metrowater used to come to our street and give us three buckets of water every day. Rascals. Three buckets?!
Arey you only complained ki if I go to State Bank and all the employees are not respecting us and they are so inefficient and this and that and so they put computers everywhere and automated all processes so that you won’t have to see the face of that uncle whom you hate so much. Now you are calling up the automated call centre insisting that you speak to the customer care executive and if they are delaying means again you are complaining ‘I miss those days when there used to be human touch’. Arey! Do you want computers or not?
If you want human interaction means tell properly. Don’t want means that also tell properly. You are only saying it is rude to be checking mobile phone all the time when there are other people around, make eye contact, make eye contact. So, in the train nice guy desperately tries to strike one conversation with pretty girl after desperately trying to make eye contact. (To reach this stage itself many levels of miracles and IRCTC blessings has to happen.)
And then top of that you are avoiding the conversation by putting on earphones and sending out status updates and tweets saying ‘Creepy random guy trying to strike conversation. Successfully avoided by putting on earphones. Lulz.’ means how? If you give confusing signals like this means where to go and bang the head?
So much mixed signals. You only keep saying ki in those days kings used to take care of their ‘subjects’, kings used to be nice to people, kings were benevolent, kings were this, kings were that, the Great King built the Great Statues and all that. If any damage happens to the statues these kings built means you are making so much noise and shouting our heritage is gone, no respect for culture and this country has gone to dogs and all that you are saying.
You want to carefully protect the statues that these kings built using public money in those days. You also want to bring back the Glorious Rule of the Great Kings from our Glorious Past.
Our politics fellows are looking at all of this and thinking, ‘Oho, so if we built statues means our future generation will think we are great’ and they are going and constructing statues using public money just like the Great King. Then immediately you are creating online petitions to stop wasteful expenditure of tax-payer’s money. What happened to nostalgia now?
You want nostalgia and take things back to where they were and so the TV people are noting all of this and going and bringing back all those old actors and making them dance and conduct horrible reality shows.
Anil Kapoor is not retiring only.
People are like where are all the gentlemen these days, there used to be so many gentlemen in those days and they are looking here and there and then they show him as the ultimate Gentleman of those days and people are going ‘Ewwww! So hairy and gross!’. Some people will start making jokes about his body hair and everybody will join in and laugh. As if they don’t have hair anywhere.
You wanted nostalgia no? Doesn’t look good or what?
Sitting on a high pedestal that Shakespeare himself vacated many centuries back you are commenting on all the new things that new people are trying to do and complaining ki this is not how it was traditionally done in those days, they are polluting the art, treating art with disrespect and all that.
And then when these new people become old, everybody is saying oh what a genius this that. Why all this trouble? One thing. If you are not able to appreciate the work of contemporaries, then they are definitely going to land up in the textbooks of the next generation.
Do one thing. Avoid all this and emulate the grandmother. She is happily sitting in front of the TV watching all TV serials and embracing the future quietly by refusing to give the TV remote while you are going around the city searching for ‘authentic local cuisine’ (that she can comfortably cook without any effort).
Totally miss the good old days when we really didn’t care about the past.