Opening The Memories Box

Hi folks!

It’s been a while since I penned down anything, maybe that was what prompted me to go through some old writings by me. As I was surfing through some files, I came across this article I had written for my school magazine. The weird part is that I was laughing reading my own article!

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It took me back  to the day school magazine was distributed. The day everyone was going to read it.I knew I was also going to be taken down by my group of girls soon, especially when they would discover and read this article, partly because of its heading  and partly because I had not told them anything about it at all- from writing it to its publication.

My premonition had gone true when I saw those evil grins on their faces and heard them chanting the article’s heading on seeing me approach in the lunch break. The fact they were singing it out loud outside the main staff room’s door was not a deterrent for them at all. They continued loud and clear, the song being interrupted ocassionally by bursts of laughter. What deterred them  was the fact that this little gig did not have the desired effect on me – I had not been effected at all by their teasing and had gladly joined them in the singing! Knowing them well, I had mentally prepared myself for something like that beforehand πŸ˜›

Here’s goes the article, which has also made me end the break I had taken from WP these past two months!(How time flies by..I can’t believe its been that long):

He’s always on facebook!

β€˜Mere pas paisa hai, daulat hai, shaurat hai…. Tumhare pas kya hai?!’

β€˜Mere pas facebook account hai!!’

Wait, was that twitter?…or no, it was Orkut or My space ….its endless! But he’s surely on one or another social network- DAY and NIGHT!

Be it pre teens, teenagers, adults or even senior citizens, everyone’s found a refuge here. Yes, Social networking is way to go! Elderly people have found their new pastime, Politicians have found a new platform to canvass for their parties, Artists, actors and all those blossoming buds disseminate their work beyond the confines of their galleries or stage.

And how can we forget our student community. Leave aside all the chores and the β€˜mind boggling’ task of studying, (which has been merely reduced to a status update like, β€˜Stu-DYING….SAVE ME!’ ) It’s the new glamorous photo that has to be posted online or that new designer dress or that place you recently visited…

Well, this is a platform to showcase talent, to advertise oneself, to knit with strangers or campaign for one’s ideas by simply blogging it or making their own web pages.

In all this, the new trend β€˜VIRTUAL WAR OF WORDS’ is something one can actually relish. The entire wrath against one another becomes confined to status updates wherein one can rebuke to the heart’s desire!! Surely, a gold mine of an idea for peace and quiet has been found!

This social networking has a negative aspect as well. β€˜Showing off’ is the lifeline of these sites. Moreover, degrading a person through social media is another aspect which can leave the victim psychologically tortured. Fake accounts, copying of photos, objectionable comments are something very common. And, the addictiveness to such sites is a disease without a cure!

Studies have shown that lack of face to face socialization is turning into a considerable problem for those who have locked themselves inside the anonymity of their computers. Indeed, studies have shown people to become significantly stressed, depressed and lonely with each hour spent in the obscure world of internet chatting.

To put the lid on, in this era of fb mania, the phrase, β€˜I can give up anything for you!’ has become outdated. The latest one to keep in mind is, β€˜I can give up my FACEBOOK ACCOUNT for you!’

GOD,SAVE THESE JERKS!

BY:

HARGUN

XII E

 

That was it folks..but I think the facebook craze which was a new in-thing at that time, has still not lost its lusture. He is always on facebook even now! πŸ˜›

43 comments

  1. Vikas Jatav · December 5, 2016

    It’s been long time.

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    • Hargun Wahi · December 5, 2016

      Yes, I took a 2 month break..I wish we could be the the pilots of the time plane and speed it ourselves !

      Liked by 1 person

      • Vikas Jatav · December 5, 2016

        *same pinch* for our similar thoughts.

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  2. Vikas Jatav · December 5, 2016

    And btw, I’m talking about my fb account.

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  3. Pratik Akkawar · December 5, 2016

    Glad to see you Hargun! πŸ˜€ I can’t really say that it’s been a long as I still am on blogging-break too but yeah I am trying to catch up with my old dear blogger friends. You seem to be in writing since long. I mean when I was in XII, I hardly wrote my assignments so an article was way too far and FB wasn’t there. Coming back to the article, yeah FB has changed lives of all. You know how frequently I use it so yeah no comments on that. πŸ˜‰

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    • Hargun Wahi · December 5, 2016

      Hi Pratik. Good to ‘hear’ from you or technically said ‘read’ 😝
      I have been trying to catch up with every one too!

      He he ..yeah, I won’t comment on that except that you have found a platform to express other than WP.
      That is a good thingπŸ‘

      Thanks a lot! Have a great day😊

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  4. Ameena k.g · December 6, 2016

    Hahahah, I glad to say I AM NOT one of them (well, I so blog a lot so I hope that’s an exception 😁). Welcome back Hargun βœ‹

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    • Hargun Wahi · December 6, 2016

      Hehe..I hardly use FB, so we are together here πŸ˜‰
      Blogging at WP was definitely not meant to be included when I wrote that.. ( I came to know about WP much later😜) you can its an exception that way. πŸ˜‰
      Thanks a lot. I’m glad to hear from you!
      Just like that, what’s the time your side?

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  5. Maitreni Mishra · December 6, 2016

    Missed you for quite some time in the blogosphere HarguN. So glad you’re back πŸ™‚

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    • Hargun Wahi · December 6, 2016

      It was the same with me. I have to catch up with you all!
      Glad to hear from you.πŸ’πŸ’
      Happy bloggingπŸ’•

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  6. Idle Muser · December 7, 2016

    It is not really surprising to laugh at one’s own old writings, while not laughing is something to be given a thought. πŸ˜‰
    Facebook has definitely lost its initial charm. A big thanks to other evolving platforms of Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and what not. πŸ˜€

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    • Hargun Wahi · December 7, 2016

      😜
      Agreed.

      Thanks a lot for stopping by and sharing your views.
      Happy Blogging!

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  7. Prakash Hegade · December 9, 2016

    Ha ha.. I am sure you must have had lot of laughs again after reading this.

    I really like this quote said by someone: “Every year, I think how stupid I was last year!”. (Holds very apt to me atleast! )

    That was a nice piece of article for the magazine. πŸ™‚

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    • Prakash Hegade · December 9, 2016

      I mean laughs after remembering the incident that no one knew the fact of publish!

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    • Hargun Wahi · December 9, 2016

      Yes, those were some of the moments I can recall and smile.

      About the quote, the good side is that we have all grown into a smarter individual, though we take ourselves too seriously this way ( people really don’t- all of them are much into themselves :p )
      But this happens with everyone and I guess everyone has this thought about being stupid previously at some point of time.😜

      I too found the article well written for the targeted audience ( This time I was acting as my own critic and could see it as a reader would do, thus the laughπŸ˜›)

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      • Prakash Hegade · December 9, 2016

        I also feel every new day gives us the feel that we have grown to be smarter than yesterday. So, we better celebrate the way we are today! πŸ™‚

        I agree. we all do at some point or another. He he.. its good to be one’s own critic. We easily find the mistakes! πŸ™‚

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  8. ShethP · December 20, 2016

    Haha! I see why this made you laugh. It’s so true that it’s funny. πŸ˜€
    Apt article. Enjoyed reading it! πŸ™‚

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    • Hargun Wahi · December 20, 2016

      Hahaha..correct 😜
      I’m glad you enjoyed reading it. Thanks a lot!

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      • ShethP · December 20, 2016

        Haha, yes. Of course! πŸ˜„

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  9. Nisthur Anadi · December 25, 2016

    Welcome back.

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  10. akansha1602 · December 28, 2016

    Nice post. Enjoyed reading it.

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  11. nomadwrites · January 5, 2017

    Long time no see πŸ™‚ haha! You ought to open that box more often Hargun! Cheers. Keep writing (may be more often now? πŸ™‚ )

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    • Hargun Wahi · January 6, 2017

      Hey,
      Right, more often nowπŸ˜›
      Thanks a lot for stopping by. Happy blogging!

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  12. Prakash Hegade · March 18, 2017

    There is this A-Z challenge that comes up every April. If time permits you can take it this April. I am planning to take too.
    http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

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    • Hargun Wahi · March 18, 2017

      Thanks a lot for the invitation. Its a fun challenge.. But posting 26 days in a row could be a challenge itself (than using A-Z) at this time. πŸ˜›
      It’s on my mind for quite some time to come up with a new post.. & I hope to do that soon.
      Thnx again. Happy blogging and good luck for the challenge!

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      • Prakash Hegade · March 18, 2017

        Welcome. I sure understand that. πŸ™‚

        Cool. πŸ™‚ and thank you.. πŸ™‚ Happy writing to you too!

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  13. artistbybeauty · August 11, 2017

    Great post dear 😊😊 Well written x x

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  14. doc2poet · January 6, 2018

    Happy New year hargun. It’s been long since your last post. I guess you are busy with studies. Good luck and happy new year:-)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hargun Wahi · January 6, 2018

      Thank you and wish you the same.
      Yes, that aspect has been keeping me from blogging..but I hope to get back soon.
      Thanks a lot for the wishes and stopping by! Have a great weekend.

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  15. Darshith Badiyani · August 5, 2018

    Hello!

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