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Farts, Varts and Funny Sounds- Remembering Childhood

By Navneet Bakshi / July 7, 2021

Farts, Varts and Funny Sounds The simplest sound can be made by snapping your fingers but you can make funnier sounds in many ways. All this needs a lot of practice and causes much irritation to fellow inhabitants of the house. I learnt some but my achievements as always were ordinary and frankly I could…

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*******A Picnic At Kregnaino********

By Navneet Bakshi / February 20, 2021

*******A picnic at Kregnaino******** When I was in school, picnics were a part of routine activity. I am not sure if the present-day children know the meaning of this word, but to us, it used to bring an immense thrill. It was customary for the school administrations to take the children to picnics at least…

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*******ARRANGING FOR MILK FOR GOGA***********

By Navneet Bakshi / February 12, 2021

*******ARRANGING FOR MILK FOR GOGA*********** Goga was crazy about milk and milk products. Though he was crazy about everything but his craze for milk surpassed all his crazes. All his talk centered around having dhoodh, dahi, lassi, burfee. Once he said “ Yar sadi mummy majh kyon nayeen ban jandi (Pal, Why doesn’t our mother…

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Prem and Prem Leela

By Navneet Bakshi / February 3, 2021

Prem and Prem Leela In childhood, the truth value of any news or any piece of information cannot be suspected. You will jump out of your chair if I tell you what all I learnt about..sex (what else??) during these informative exchanges. There was no other source, no TV, no internet. Every little bit of…

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Sex Education….From my Childhood Memories

By Navneet Bakshi / January 13, 2021

Sex Education Mr. Handa taught us General Science (Sadhaaran Vigyan- that’s what it’s called in Hindi) in the eighth standard. He was very fat and we called him Sanda (a word from Saand in Hindi which means bull, distorted as a homonym of his Surname). We were very curious about the Chapter IV or V…

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LOOKING FOR PARASMANI

By Navneet Bakshi / January 10, 2021

STORIES FROM MY CHILDHOOD LOOKING FOR PARASMANI My mother told me once that there exists a stone known as “Parasmani” which when touched to anything made of metal turns that into gold. My life in those days consisted of collecting cigarette wrapping foils some of which were golden (sone ki) and the inferior ones of…

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The Tamarind Pips

By Navneet Bakshi / December 20, 2020

The Tamarind Pips I don’t know whether young girls indeed crave for sour things while approaching puberty or it’s age old adage. Does it help them contain their urges they have little control over or does it fire those is also beyond my knowledge and do they ever have such urges is what I wonder…

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CALLERS AT NIGHT

By Navneet Bakshi / December 16, 2020

CALLERS AT NIGHT In 1950s when I was a child, the day routines of the people were synchronized with Sunset and Sun Rise. Our father would strictly adhere to it. After sunset was a curfew hour for us children but that wasn’t necessary because we couldn’t dare to go out to test our liberties at…

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Games We Played.

By Navneet Bakshi / September 17, 2020

We were far less in number from the times when our parents were kids. My maternal grandmother gave birth to eight children, which weren’t too many then, but one of my uncles and an aunt were younger to their nephew. Yes, the first born (son) of our eldest maternal aunt is elder to one of…

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DRAWSTRING DRAMA

By Navneet Bakshi / July 31, 2020

DRAWSTRING DRAMA ( From Memories of My Childhood) We had a long sunny verandah. There was only one entrance to the house and that was at an extreme end of the verandah. There was our bathroom to the right hand side as you entered and two closed doors of the adjoining apartment which mostly remained…

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