Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Through an endless diamond sky...
i had completely forgotten just how crazy i was about this film..
about the magic carpet ride and " A whole new world"..
i was 8 ..i think..when i first heard of Agrabah ....
i was done reading Arabian nights..
and with role plays based on that..
yeah i think we had switched to "Zapatlela" and "Tahakikat"..for dramatics
and Jungle book, DuckTales, TaleSpin, and of course "Chandrakantaaaaaaa"
Every Sunday was a feast..going to nani's place and watching em with my cousins and then on to my SNES non stop...Contra and Ninja Turtles...yeah !!!
Parent community was so weary from us playing all the time...u bet !
Wow..i remember dad blaming gaming for my myopia..
but i had looked up myopia from an encyc..so i knew better.. :)
Sadly coz of that, my brother had to play with the same old Nintendo,
even though he is from the PS generation...
coz by then, dad knew better.. :)
so Akki turned out to be the sincere most, amongst us....
till last yr or so, when his gen succumbed to FB..
actually, he still is (kudos!!)
now i am chasing post graduation..
and still i get high on media hiped things, like a teenager...
like that time when, every girl in my class had the Kajol hair cut after KKHH..
i would have too..but couldnt..back then, even SRK had lengthier hair than me :)
and though all that craziness seems awesomest ( Love you Barney :)
i feel so alienated after a while..
Like reading deathly hallows nonstop as an annual ritual..
or da vinci code on the very day of a Community Medicine paper..
or watching movies between two university practicals..
or cinematic marathons in hostel..till finally..
u are disoriented to time place person.. :)
all seems so unreal now..
especially this year..away from hostel..
so i bumped into Aladdin last night..
and i felt like a fugitive..
WOW..how d that happen !
still loved Yago, Carpet and Abu though..
i nevertheless turned it off,
actually tried to watch "a whole new world" on Youtube instead..
it wasnt that magical... :(
i hate growing up..
i remember my cousins teasing me..
because i gave up on cartoons and games, last in the lot..
that is, only when i got into Jr college..
still...thanks to my brother...
i am at least well informed ( thats my only way to console! )
And he still manages to be the source of utter provocation..
to get me to play, watch Narnia (!!!),
download new games(hand over Mr 95 :)
and wrestle !
darting back from school on Friday noons to catch 'Arabian nights...
the last game i played on my pc..
the last cassette popped into our VCR..
No matter how old i become,
i still wish the universe to be..
A dazzling...mystical place for me..
and while gazing upon the stars..
I wish to dream of a magic carpet ride to an Egyptian Sphinx...