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I bought myself a TIME MACHINE!

Instinctively, I feel my eyes widen whilst my brains are trying to process the “wide-eyed” response!

Composure is shaken, only to realise that I have spotted

   A TIME MACHINE!

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PART 1

Buying a TIME MACHINE

REASON 1. This guy (my iPhone 7plus) doesn’t even sail smooth for 10 hrs (with all the apps needed to support the blog) before it starts turning RED IN ANGER or maybe its bleeding! I don’t know!

REASON 2.  AND I am THE EPITOME OF Paranoia! I need to own another phone (because I am that kind of person who is always ready to face any earth shaking incident at any point in time! I simply can’t afford to fall off the face of this earth without a phone because I am a stalker of my family and to stalk I need a PHONE that works all the time)!

 

10 minutes later, I was in my car with my new baby in my hands and I kept staring at it with such fondness (as if it truly were a BABY)!

This wasn’t any Nokia 105! This was special! This 105 was a TIME MACHINE!

HOW????

Read on…….

It transported me 16 years back in time! 

The times when phones were used for…. MAKING CALLS!!! 

WHAT!!! Just calls???

We were so primitive! Haha..

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TIME MACHINE

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PART 2

THE memoirs of MY PALEOLITHIC epoch

I could see trails of half-eaten, unripe fruit, dropped off from the trees! Who did that!

It has been ages since I saw something as easy peasy as this!

Something so simple, that I had completely forgotten it was the pandemonium of parrots! Of course!

All my senses were awakened by the rains and the storms! I could once again see knot of sparrows sitting on the tree branches and pandemonium of parrots eating the fruit on the Mango Trees and dropping the half eaten fruit off the trees!

I felt like I could once again smell the Petrichor!!! 

By the way, why am I saying “Once again”????

Because it hardly rains anymore in New Delhi!

PS: We are soon going to join Rajasthan (very famous for housing THE GREAT INDIAN DESERT/THE THAR) in its topography!

I could see miles of roads with no cars and acres of open spaces!

There I was, cycling without holding the handle bars at all!                                               YEAH!!! I COULD DO THAT !!!                                                                                                      Because I did not have to worry about being honked (worse-HIT) by those metal monsters which come in all shapes and sizes these days (read-vehicles)! There weren’t many back then! Not in so many configurations for sure!

The warm winds of May were grazing my ears and sweeping my hair into an absolute mess! Who cares!!!

My 12 year old sister was right behind me, trying her best to match up to me in STYLE!

Tiger (my German Shepherd) as always was keeping the pitch of our laughters a bit too high, jumping in between our bicycles, trying to bite onto our tyres as he too was racing with us, which he often would during our evenings out together! We were three kids out together on a roll! 

Days with not a care in the world!

Somewhere deep within me I started to feel a gradual yet dominant sensation of  ease of the known settle in! Comfort of the known and love for the olden days are such!!! 

It was so healing!

Pictures below-My grandparents home!

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TIP: Imagine yourself in your grandmum’s house, under the Peepul tree with this really FAT PARAATHA (Puff pastries) heaped with dollops of makhan (Clarified butter), kaali wall daal (lentil) and a tall glass of Meethi lassi (sweetened Buttermilk)!!!

Yummm…….

I was all bubbly and adrift in my thoughts of the days that were, 

Involuntarily, I inhaled deeply! I wanted to take in as much of this raw and crisp air that I humanly could! 

I drew in a longggg…..breath and ………..

I felt like my alveoli were screaming at me! They were livid for what I just did!

BUT, WAIT! I DID NOTHING!

Oh No! I INHALED SMOKE! I was standing in the middle of a super busy market and I had forgotten that it’s no longer 2002! 

Hoping for a breath of fresh air in Delhi NCR is like hoping to be asked out on a date by  Enrique Iglesias!

JUST IMAGINE!!! DATE WITH ENRIQUE! 

Phew! I am getting really light headed now! 

“Shoo away you dirty people! Leave me alone”

Okay now, coming back to the point-

My Lungs would asphyxiate me if they could without killing themselves! Thank god lungs can’t do that!!! BLEH!

AND…….. A LOUD, THROATY BANG!

I am rudely dropped back to 2018!

Its April and its hotter than what the hottest month of Indian Summer, June would ever be in 2002! 

I quickly tuck the little black time machine in my bag and get into my car!

  THIS GLOBAL WARMING SHIT KILLED MY TIME MACHINE AND REDUCED IT TO A MERE PHONE!

SUCKS!!!