Showing posts with label childhood. Show all posts
Showing posts with label childhood. Show all posts

Friday, October 24, 2008

Language Power - Personal touch

Though not related to some Star but about language.

I was kid when my father was posted in other corner of India (quite far off from our native place). Along with some of my friends, I was purchasing gift for one of our friends. As usual we were debating what to purchase.

One gentleman was watching us and some how he said why do not you purchase camel. He said that surprisingly in my native language. I replied in the same language saying that we already have original camels in our village (I am from desert state of India where we have camels at our farm house).

That person was so amused that he said he is so happy to see a person of his place and requested profusely to come home.

Anyway he came home with me and became a good family friend later on.

So language is a great binder and gives a very good personal touch.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Childhood favorite time pass in Train journey

As my father had a transferable job, we had travelled a lot. At that time most of travel used to happen in train.

It used to be long journey.
We used like to see which all station are coming on the way and used to write name of all the station even where train is not stopping. It used to be tough task as to make list longer we have to crane out our head at each station. Try to be awake as long as possible, wake up in night to see if we can catch 2-3 more than our siblings.

We used to preserve our papers as treasure considering that this is something unique which we have.
After many years, when we grown up, we realized that the name of all those stations are already there in Train Timetable and directory. This made me feel so dumb when I remembered all those efforts put in preparing those lists.