Tuesday, January 12, 2010

For some strange reason, I've been in the grips of nostalgia for the last few days. Usually I welcome nostalgia...I am all for the "Un dinon mein..."type speeches. This time around it gives me something to think about. In a couple of months it will be 10 years since I wrote my ISC exams. This fact crept up behind me and hit me on the head with a lead pipe, while I was listening to 90s indipop songs on youtube. Heh!

Looking back I feel that those songs weren't that bad, some were quite good in fact. Is that just nostalgia talking or was it because of the subsequent hijacking of indipop by bad bhangra-pop, remix and most importantly titillating videos, that made you yearn for the "good old days". Let me clarify I am all for titillating videos. I used to watch them on mute, to avoid distractions. That method worked for me.

It is also winter. Winter always screws with my head. I always get nostalgic in winter. Of course America winters being much more severe than winters in the desh, the nostalgia is multiplied? Its all to do with hanging around indoors all day. It is not healthy to spend so much of one's time indoors...but when the temperature outside, in Fahrenheit looks like your Maths marks throughout 11th class - you will stay in believe me. When I said "your Maths marks", I meant of course, mine.

More on this later, I have a paper to finish writing, so I need to find another avenue of procrastination. I leave you with something to listen to.


Roma said...

Incidentally, was listening to 90's Indipop songs the other day myself. The likes of Na jaane kahan kho gaya hai - Nitin Bali and Ho gayi hai mohabbat tumse. And yes, I wholeheartedly agree that they are darned good.
Incidentally again(GMTA), love the winters for the very same reasons as well.

Australopithecus said...

:) nostalgia can be a fun thing no.