Remember your parents complaining “Kids these days…” when you were busy playing Mario for hours together on TV? Well, it’s your turn now.
Here are some of the coolest things from the 90s India that’ll take you a trip down the memory lane. I bet you will feel bad for how grown up you are now. I sure did feel bad, writing this article.
Those were truly the golden days! No responsibilities, no stress, no frikkin’ Facebook! Damn, what world are we in these day? Well, accept it, move on and enjoy this collection. Don’t forget to share! 🙂
In this article...
You secretly hated this guy.
You still remember the “Jalebeeee…” kid.
You aspired to be this guy, riding your BSA Champ.
You never imagined you could be more handsome.
You stole these.
This was your world before Mp3s.
You imagined flying, one day.
You collected these like crazy, and chew off the gum (until the juice lasted).
These were readable like a million times over and over.
These were yummy. And a luxury that you had to fight to get one.
Your first pop addiction.
You saw many like these in the magazines.
You had one of these. Just like your friends.
This guy was the most clever guy you knew.
You had one of these. The “always stuck” machine.
All of your friends had a pair like yours.
This was a novelty.
You instantly recognize this logo.
The BSA SLR Ad feat. Kapil Dev.
You actually enjoyed playing this with your parents.
You’d set the alarm for every 30 mins.
You pretended playing this, while it was the songbank.
This was your show off item.
You traded these.
You bought these at railway stations.
You’re thinking about Kroor Singh and his “Yekkuu” laugh now.
You loved the smell of the ink.
This one’s too.
You hurt your fingers playing this.
You never got this until you were “big enough” to get one.
Eeew! You really did that?
Mom actually put it on you and you liked it.
You loved these for the magnets.
And for the “tap” sound it made while closing.
You didn’t get annoyed seeing this (like you do these days with your Internet provider).
You got hypnotized every time this played.
Your dad used this.
You’d be in front of the TV 10 mins early.
Your first engineering job.
We all had this.
You got this free with Complan.
You bought it for the cover & blasting it. Accept it.
You enacted him after every episode.
You loved the Amar Chitrakatha for its beautiful illustrations.
Your “well-to-do” friends introduced this to you. You got one at the local festival.
You loved the taste, and the color.
You’ve never seen it again.
Your uncle had one. And you begged for rides.
You played all kinda games with the ink. Also, broke the nib.
You fought with your dad for getting this.
You haven’t seen this ever since, either.
You tinkered with it, shouting from the terrace. “Is it OK now?”
Parents bought it for you. Didn’t bother to use.
You were kinda uncool then.
You crave for it now.
Your first and last AK 47.
You fancied her.
Stop shaking your head.
You’d cut out the logo to collect them.
Never saw these again.
They were cool, then.
Some of you collected these.
You either loved this, or didn’t taste it at all.
Brown paper. You’d make the most of it.
You don’t like the new one.
Mom thought you were mad for shouting “by the power offf….”.
Not all of you will recognize this.
You are singing the jingle now.
You really believed it was Japanese technology.
You flipped over every time you got one.
You were once cheap.
Loved all of them.
You upgraded to one of these.
From one of these.
You still love this model like your current car.
You never missed an episode.
Your first manly shave.
You still admire it.
This should remind you of your teacher.
You envied your friend for having one of these.
Female folks in the house had these.
You only saw a few of these, and thought it was weird.
You hurt your finger spinning it.
You didn’t notice him then.
You would die for collecting these.
You were perfectly OK with this. Didn’t even realize the screen was curved then.
These didn’t make any sense to you.
You played with these.
Your first cricket bat.
You collected these like crazy and thought they fought for real.
Your first camera and it had no fancy filters.
I’m sure I missed many things here.
What can you re-collect from your childhood?
What do you miss most from those days?
33 thoughts on “100 Awesome Things from the Indian 90s, that’ll make you wanna go back”
It was called data bank
I wish I could go back in that era, no internet no mobile & no laptop just fun and stress less life with a kind of Innocent feeling. Thanks a lot for it
bro …..that was nice …thanx
It’s a calculator + contact address diary kind of a gadget.
What is the gadget in”this was your show off item?”
Almost cried. What a beautiful phase of life that was. Makes me sad thinking that those days will never ever come back. Nostalgic trip.
Wow… thx mani for such wonderful post, you have made me very emotional I have gone back to 90’s time man.. wish those days come back without Internet, Mobiles, all these modern technology where If a child is sad parents used to take them to the park rather then taking to pizza corner or McDonald’s, if friend is upset with you we used to write letter and keep in note book and say sorry rather then sending what’s msg. All friends used to meet physically and paly lots of games, lagori Gill Danda, chupan Chupai, lattu, goli, chor police, patang udana, kabbadi, many more games but now days kids play in mobiles and watch tv, laptop, computer. But I am trying as much as possible to give my kids 90’s era experience by playing with them and making them play with other kids.
It’s really taking me back to 90’s
That was really amazing! Hope you had business game in the list as well. Thanks MK, this made my day.
If only We could bring back time and give the same experience for our future kids. Somehow this made me emotional that I there’s no way I will able to get that time back. And maha Lacto coconut toffees and fruity drinks.
Thanks Anshuman for the comment. Glad you enjoyed them! 🙂
Really got emotional. Thanks mani for your efforts of reminding us our best phase of life. ????????????
What an article man… U rocked it.. this article took me to my childhood days… Tears on my eyes now… Iam proudly saying that 90s kids are the most luckiest kids…. Thank you brother
Good article, I can relate to many of these
Really these days were truly golden days,this golden era we can’t get back !! Had an emotional journey by this article.
Thanks for dropping by Rajashekar. Your comment means a lot. 🙂
This is my first ever public comment on internet to a person/article outside of my friends and family, just couldnt resit myself from commenting/thanking you for this wonderful article.This just took me back in time into those beautiful days thanks a ton mani :).
My pleasure Ahmed. Thanks much for taking the time out to comment and letting me know. Means a lot to me. 🙂
You brought tears to my eyes. I watched DDLJ today and felt so nostalgic, and ended up on this article. What an amazing era the 90s was. An equally amazing generation accompanied it.
Thank you so much, Mani.
Amazing stuff man, thanks for the ride back into 90’s
Pleasure. Just did this out of curiosity. Turns out lot of folks love it. 🙂
Thank you very much to remind those sweet days……….
almost all things are there i would like to add in mumbai chawls we have to get up early morning or late evening for 15 mins water queue and filling enitre utensils house daily!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Totally Farzan. 🙂
the golden days of life
Ohhh i really miss those days.
Thanks man for reviving my childhood memories.
Glad you like it Archana.
So cool and beautifully summed up! I don’t think you missed anything:). Thank you for taking me down the memory lane!
Awesome capture man. Just takes me back. Thanks for the blog!
Thanks Ankit. Do share it with your friends from childhood! They will love it.
It was a time travel back in my childhood. They were undoubtedly the best days of my life. Thanks for taking me back in time, on a joyful journey