Saturday, November 30, 2013

30 things only Indian girls who grew up in 90s can understand

And by Indian girls, I mean girls who grew up in India.

1. It doesn't matter if it was you or just your mom who watched the soap operas, you will however, never forget this day.

2. We had long discussions with our friends about which one was cooler between them.

and these

or among them

or weirdly, between these
The one on the right was scented so we know who the winner was

3. Cell phone was a luxury, hence we had an emotional relationship with one of these. 

4. They were our rock-stars. We had their audio cassettes and we definitely danced on one of their songs.

5. But we couldn't stop talking about them either. Which one were you? I was Sporty Spice.

6. We shared this with friends and also recorded our personal playlist.

7. They were ready to sing for us anytime we wanted to go exotic. We listened to 'Quit playing games with my heart' was are "taunting" song.

8. Television time was not just about crying, bitching and plotting.

9. Cartoons were better & funnier than the Disney channel. We knew the title song to each one of them, in English AND in Hindi.

10. And the title song to this one, still make our eyes wet with nostalgia.

11. How about a little embarrassment? Let's talk about fashion. (Embroidery jeans, bell sleeves and velvet bell bottoms - RAD)

 12. Admit it, you too had one of those shiny pants. 

P.S. This was the coolest movie of our times

13. These were our hot wheels

14. Until they showed up.

15. We have all taken our best shoes out and have done this at least once.  And boys, this is how we discovered Ayesha Takia, way before y'all did. If you know what I mean ;-)

16. This was the first English movie we watched, however we refrained from watching it with our family because of the painting and the car sex scene.
We hated the end. Why can't the keep they main actor alive, like Bollywood does!!!

17. While we are at sad endings, her death was the hardest thing to deal with.
Watch the stairs lady!

18. This is what we read the most in our library period.

19. Birthdays were taken way too seriously.

20. And we not just filled, but owned one of these bad boys.

21. Friendships day was bigger than Diwali and we always wanted to be the one with the highest number of friendship bands on hand.

22. But it was always hard to find one of these.

23. Then SHE came in our life and we were always out of our pocket money,

Because we wanted to get one of these.

24. Remember that crazy trend of tattoo Jewelry? How hot were we?!! :-|

25. We hated the moment every time our moms got this devil out.

26. And those five famine days when we couldn't eat anything because we wanted to do this.

27. Talk about food and we get the fanciest things today, but where can we find this?

28. Getting our first email address was the biggest accomplishment. Not to mention the cheesy usernames that we gave. What was yours,

29. This festival meant nine days of freedom. 

30. But the best part about growing up was our school.

*sob sob sob*

It doesn't matter what our personal evolution made us today, however these little things will always remain the most important part of our life.

Did I miss anything?


  1. I guess it was pretty much same for the boys too ....jzt few exceptions frm ur list.. ; )

  2. This made me soo soo nostalgic! Bang on the 90s girl!

  3. Oh my god!!!!! I am flushed with nostalgia. Almost all the things you wrote are 'sateeek'. I was nodding and smiling on each point. :')
    This post couldn't be any better. Seriously!

    How unbelievable it seems now, that we survived a whole decade without the virtual world. :P

    1. What is "Sateek" ? I am sure it means "true" but, what language?
      Thank you and yeah, we survived without smartphones and internet.

  4. OMG Dhara you've pinned it all perfectly.
    Never loved a post as much as i loved this one!
    Absolutely ammazing~ :D

  5. Awesome write. Where are you missing?

  6. Exactly! Such posts by you are awesome! :D
    The accompanying pics ^_^

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  8. You sure this was just for girls? If not, these are so nostalgic for me too! And if yes, it was just for girls, so meh.. these were cool.. :P well compiled!

    1. Well, I came across similar posts, but they were all written by males. So, I tried to add few things that might make the females nostalgic too but, yeah many of those mentioned things are unisex. =D

    2. I asked, because some of them were so girly, and the fact that I like them a lot.. you know! Moment of truth kind! :P

    3. Unless it's the 4th option of 2nd point, you are out of trouble ;-)

    4. Uh-hm.. I think, I mean I'm quite sure.. it is surely not that! :D

  9. Mile sur mera tumhara :D :D :D and the music that spiced up the DD News :D

    Lovely post !!

  10. Why'd you leave the guys out? Even guys would get nostalgic after reading this post....nostalgic about all barring 2 or 3 things mebbe :P

    No one sends bday cards these days. Sure do miss those.

    I have loads of audiocassettes stuffed deep inside my closet. Haven't touched them since ages. Can't play em :(

    Thanks for featuring Ayesha Takia...*drools* :p

    I still have my slam book. Who says its a girly thing?

    I used to read a lot of comic books...more of the Indian ones. For me it was Tinkle, Chandamama, Champak, et al

    Dunno if you missed anything. Maybe old TV shows like Chitrahaar, Superhit Muqabla, DD's Fun Time :P, Philips Top 10, etc

    Had fun reading. Awesome post.

    Blogrolling you.

    Updated my blog. Do drop by.


    1. Well, I came across a lot of post on internet which were written by males and had very least connection to females. So I came up with this one. You know, why should boys have all the fun?
      But yes, too many of these points goes for boys too and I am glad about that.
      Champak and Chacha Chaudhary were my favorites among the Indian comics. I don't know why I forgot to mention them.
      OMG, Philips top 10.. nostaligiaaa..
      Thank you for visiting my blog. I'll surely visit your blog soon.

  11. Thats RAD! that hum aapke hain kaun death, those bands, pasteries, slam books, b'day cards and friendship day! Nostalgia... :( Beautiful compilation Dhara!

  12. wow... I miss the 90's. Like, a lot.
    I always do, but every once in a while that ache for days gone by seems to overwhelm me to the point where I feel genuinely upset that I can't go back. I'm going through one of those phases right now.been through n number of blogs each one of them show the same pangs that we came a long way, accomplished a lot.. but really lost that one thing that we never valued at that time "carefree innocence"
    Great work!

    1. Man, I go through this same feelings. I always thought I over react and not everyone feels the same, but now I know, am not alone. This nostalgia make me all teary and sad too.
      Thank you :)


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