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Harnik Phantom Sweet Cigarettes : Smoking was fun even then!!!!

We called it Phantom Cigarettes!!!  I wouldnt like to say that “Thats how I got started on the bad vise” … but surely can say it was more macho then to sport a Phantom cigarette , Especially to put the burning end into your mouth and stub the red hot  flame on the tongue.  And ofcourse, learnt to hold the cigaratte the right way with one of these 🙂 … I dont think I get same kick from Marlbro’s today….

BTW, though not seen commonly anymore,  these  are still available. Check out Harniks website http://www.harnik.in/confectionery.htm


The Building Terraces Were Full Of These …


Do you know the relation between these two things?….

If you know … you are certified pre-historic!

Cassete Tapes & Pencils


Lagori …..

Played this one a lot … The fun part was nt trying to get the stones up , but  was actually hitting the opponent as hard as possible with the ball … BTW , According to Wikipedia seems this game has been originated in Karnataka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagori)

Lagori in action

Called saat-pathar (seven stones), pittu and several other names, Lagori is the most complex popular children’s game in India, and is rather like Dodgeball, but more aggressive.

A pile of 7 stones is arranged in the center of the court. The defending team has its players taking turns attempting to knock down the pile with a tennis ball, from a throwing crease line.

While there are variations, the version I played had each person getting three chances. If you knock down the pile, but somebody in the opposing team catches the ball, your entire team is out and play switches sides. But if you knock it down and they don’t catch it, then the real game begins.

saat-pathar (seven stones), pittu and several other names

The defending team, which brought down the pile now goes about trying to stack it back up, while the attacking team attempts to hit the rebuilders with the tennis ball.

The dynamic isvery weird, as the rebuilders dart around near the scattered pile, trying to rebuild, and repeatedly scattering as the opposing team takes shots at them. Both attackers and rebuilders tend to coordinate in emergent ways.

There are no formal leaders. If the rebuilders manage to restack all 7, they win. If the attackers manage to hit every one of the rebuilders with the tennis ball before the restacking is complete, they win. Then they get their turn at attempting creative destruction.

Extract from http://www.ribbonfarm.com/2008/04/17/the-other-games-indians-play/ (Read more here)


Budget Sweets : Mints from Heaven

Budget Sweets


The Goli Soda

Pepsi, Coke ... cant beat the good ol' Goli Soda


Share My Thrill …


Fauji : Episode 13

The evening catches up with them. Abhi is attacked with bullets. He plunges into the river below. Abhi is rushed to the hospital. Kiran donates blood to save Abhi. Yasin is remembered. Awards are presented. Varun makes a surprise and welcome appearance. The young officers smile.

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Fauji : Episode 12

The Soldiers run, as a very determined enemy tries to hunt them down. Skirmish in which Yasin gets wounded. The General is worried about the missing soldiers. Yasin stays back to foil the enemy and dies. Abhi salutes Yasin.


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Fauji : Episode 11

The parachute drops. Abhi briefs the party. The enemy dump is examined and a plan is made. Divisionary attack and placing of bombs are planned. Kiran moves to forward area as a war correspondent. There is an explosion in the enemy dump.

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