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Grandma, Mother, Me and my kids all have been so different. I can relate to my mother and grandmother to a great extent. Our thinking around studies and career was similar. We respected our elders, abided by rules and regulations, lived according to moral values as per our times. I learnt countries and capitals which used to be a great past time. Powercuts was a daily thing and as kids, most of us used to wait for it because that would give us extra time off studying. On the verandah, people would gather and have another round of gossip or games while there was no electricity. Singing songs used to be a thing and everybody would join in. We used to read the newspapers every day. Dictionaries and maps were always at hand. Encouragement to read the letters to the editor and even write on burning issues was done all the time. Those newspapers used to become a fan for when there was a power cut. There was no airconditioning in our houses. To say the least, life was simple, straight forward and slow-paced.

Electronics and computers have changed the world. That’s been the most dramatic thing of today. The pace is fast, it is hard to keep up with the generation of phones let alone kids. Tik Tok is the latest one that I am trying to get my head around these days. Fancy making videos at work. It’s a thought. Will there be enough to remember in thirty years? My head does not have much space to keep track of all this going on so I think I may not remember much. I hope Facebook remains at least that will throw up memories from time to time. I actually love the old photos that come up on Facebook. I find this a good excuse to put photographs on social media. I do try to learn from the present generation because whatever said and done, they are the future. I try not to put forward too much of my ideas across to them, high risk of getting laughed at. I will be happy in myself with my circle of life and they can continue to change the world and find happiness in their own ways.

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