Friday, December 07, 2012

Blast from the Past!

Wow, how tough was this theme for me! This is for Day 8 of the Marathon Bloggers challenge, where we are having one post a week based on a theme. The first week's theme is "Blast from the Past!" and my first instinct was to write about something to do with the kids. But then, that is the kind of stuff I have always been writing about on this blog, so I kept looking around in the hope of finding something different :).

And at last after some "inspiration" from the direction of other posts in the group, I realized that for me, this term would have to link back to college days! The days when cameras used film rolls, and we used to have a Photography department who were the only ones who usually took photos on campus during special occasions. This was in the mid 90's and I'm sure the situation is quite different now, with most kids owning phones and digicams themselves, but oh the charm of those days :)!

This was a photo taken with a friend of mine, whom I have completely lost touch with. She got married soon after we graduated, and I had even attended her wedding at Tirupati. But soon afterwards, and before the age of social media, we drifted apart. And now even with FB around, I as well as others have been unable to "find" her! Which is very mysterious in this connected age!


So this one's for you Harini, known to all of us as Honey. You are on our mind, I hope we get back in touch!

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  1. Aparna! I am sure this post will get your friend back...I went to a school in Chennail until my second grade and still remember a few names. I searched their whereabouts for a long time until a few months back when their name came upon FB and I was pleasantly surprised to see that one of my long lost friends from kindergarden lives and works in Blore!.... :) But yes...I am yet to find my first friend....Hope we all are able to find the end of thread some day ! nice post for the theme.

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    1. Thanks Swathika :)
      I did manage to get in touch with quite a few friends through FB, but this one is still strangely missing. All the best to us :)!

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  2. how sweet...wish you get in touch with her..
    This theme was tough for me for the same reasons..not enough photos from the past on the disk!
    I so agree with the part about the old memories when photos had not gone digital..I could have got some photo scanned but was too lazy to do that ;-)

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    1. Uma, I couldn't believe I actually went and scanned this one just for the post ;).

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  3. Awww, you look like such a sweet lil' kid. Not that you are not sweet now :) I found many school mates on FB and it was nice bumping into them. Best of luck :)

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    1. Thanks for the addendum Simran ;)... I also used to weigh 48 kilos in college.. which is why I cannot accept when anyone calls me "thin" ;)

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  4. all d best... i exactly know this.. my bestie from school is yet to be found.. and i just dont understand.. :( hope u find her soon..and hey ... we both share d same blogger template :) same pinch!

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    1. Ah is that so.. in the whirlwind of reading blogs in the last few days I hadn't noticed :). Same pinch back to you too!

      Hope you find your friend soon too!

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  5. Many people still dont do social networking at all and are hardly are on the net.. But I hope you get in touch with your friend again.

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    1. Yeah I do know a few people like that Sirisha, how much time they must save ;)

      Thank you :)

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  6. Its amazing what FB can do in bringing long lost friends in touch. I have even found friends from kindergarten here. So am sure you will find her. And I so agree, the charm of photos from our days where cameras were special occasion thingies is really something else.

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    1. Thanks Ruth :).. Fingers crossed!

      I remember the one time my kids saw someone taking pics with a film roll camera, they ran to go and "see" the pic in the digital display as usual, and were totally flabbergasted :)

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  7. This is such a wonderful tribute to her. Hope she sees this and responds. I've had a hostel roomie for 5 years, Nobi, and can't seem to find her anywhere either.

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    1. Thanks Jane :). Hope you find your roomie too!

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  8. Thank you so much all of you, I hope we all find our long lost friends soon :)

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  9. Hope this post brings her to you! *hugs*

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  10. Aww.. i know what you mean. I have a friend from college With whom I lost touch and in this era of social media, she's nowhere online. Good luck and i hope you find you friend soon!

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    1. Thanks Maya :). Good luck to you too!

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  11. Hey best of luck with your search. Tell me more about this Marathon blogger thing, please.

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    1. Thank you :). Send a request to https://www.facebook.com/groups/marathonbloggers/ and join fast !!!

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