My Childhood Memories----Tag Game
I wasn't intending to post a blog on this, but I wanted to put something other than blogs on China for a change and then UshaSuryamani's blog on childhood Brand Names came along and the memories of my childhood came flooding to me. Whenever I post something on Sulekha as an instant response to something that I have read, I worry that I may not lose all the content as I put it directly down on the editor. I have lost it hundreds of times but I haven't learnt, nor has Sulekha bothered to provide a simple Auto Save feature.
Usha spoke about dead brand names. While I was reading her blog, I worried that she may not miss the cute child that appeared on the calendars given by Phillips, the manufacturers of Murphy radios. My mother would tell that the owners of the business had lost their child when he was an infant and to commemorate him they brought the calendar with the picture of a baby on it year after year. I don’t know if the story was true or not but it brought real tears in our eyes for the poor, cute child.
Some other Ads that I remember from my childhood are Modern Bread-
It would come with a pleasing jingle- Mummy, mummy modern bread
Morton Sweets They would come packed in boxes which had fascinating pictures drawn from Hindu Mythology
Cigarette packets- We actually traded them. The fancier they were, the better barter deal they would fetch and besides that they came with wrapping silver or gold foils which were worth their price in gold
Other things that I remember are Vividh Bharati Morning tune
I remember Binaca Geet Mala of every Wednesday
Morning News of Devaki Nandan Pande. I am sorry, I can't get his voice clip
Devaki Nandan Pande的早间新闻。但很遗憾，我找不到他的音频了
and some songs, I grew up listening