R.I.P Uncle Pai!

This piece of news took me back to a few what I call 'Tinkle Memmories'... Now now if u were a child in 80s ur intro to world of books would be more often than not via Tinkle! N then there ofcourse was the famous Amar Chitra Kathas....

Come summer vacations we would be packed off to good old guruvayoor... which meant a daunting 24 hrs journey in train... Now truly Daunting isnt the word to be used... Thou it was the regular 2nd class sleeper n tht too in scorching hot summers, train journeys were always 'Fun times'......Haa the joy of eating those regular cup-cakes n Payam-pooris @ Palaghat(something like  ripe banana bajjis!! Ok we are digressing, so back to the topic.....

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 The regular accompaniment in those train journey would be the good old tinkle(Tinkle Digest anybody??) :-D. N we (ma sis included) couldnt wait for the train to start to flip the pages...........Now why should the train start to read a book?? Well well u wouldnt understand those nuances :) Haa memories :) The stories of Hoodja, Supandi, shikari shamboo can still take me back to those good old days! This was one ritual that continued even when I outgrowed(supposedly!) the Tinkle days... Cause well thts the only book ma sis used to read (Continues to read...)

Another memory that continues to stand out is of one odd summer that I spent at home(instead of Gvr) n for the entire duration of those months ma daddy would bring home a copy of amar-chitra katha(courtesy a lending library) :).

RIP Uncle Pai... Thank you for brightening up our days... come to think of it the illustrations a good 20-25 years back can still given a run-for-money to any of the modern day illustrators!

1 comment:

  1. Good one. made me think of the good old school days, Tinkle, Balarama, Balamangalam etc... Eating is always a pleasure with one of these books. Thinking of it now I guess that is what made me a plus size man!!