The world is changing. And it will continue to do so. There’s no two ways about it. And as someone who grew up in the 90s, the change between the ways things were back then and how they are now is incredible.

1. Finding something out

Then: We’d ask our dad. Then our mom. Then our friend. And believe our friend without a shadow of a doubt.

Now: Bro. Google it.


2. Games

Then: Cricket, football and badminton. And after it was too dark for that, chupan chupai!

Now: Dude listen, I’ve got the latest FIFA. Let’s DO this!

3. If you wanted to listen to your favourite songs

Then: The discman. And of course, the difficulties that came with it.


Now: Phone, MP3 player, iPod. You name it, they got it.

4. When we wanted to find out where our friends were

Then: We would have to physically go to their house.

Now: Bhai. U der?

5. Foreign chocolates

Then: We’d have to wait for the annual trips of bounty laden NRI relatives for a taste of some of that awesome chocolate. Just keep waiting.

Now: The corner store. Yep. The world’s gotten a whole lot smaller.

6. When we were punished by our parents

Then: No more playing outside in the evenings.

Now: No computer. Wait, no phone either. And drop that tablet. And that laptop. And stay away from the TV.

7. Logging on to the Internet

Then: We’d have to connect first. Followed by all those weird noises and static. And finally after 15 minutes, we’re online. God help you if someone used the phone while you were online though.

Now: The Internet is literally at our finger tips. Especially with things like the MTS Hot Spot instant Wi-Fi plan.

8. And then there was gaming

Then: Afternoons at the gaming parlour, desperately collecting as many coins as we could to keep our game going as long as possible.

Now: Plug in the PS, man.

9. Watching the latest movies

Then: We either took the trip to the theatre or waited till it came out on tape and rented it. Or waited even longer for it to come out on TV.

Now: Dude. Download pe lagao.

10. And of course, if you wanted to watch that movie from a particular point

Then: Great. Now spend the next 20 minutes rewinding or fast forwarding the tape to the point you wanted.

Now: Millenials! Thank the genius who created the seek bar.

All in all, it’s not so bad. Sure, we can keep going on about the good old days, but even us 90s kids can’t do without some of the things we take for granted today. Like the Internet. The lack of a decent Wi-Fi connection can reduce even the boldest of us to tears. At least MTS is listening to our cries. #MyCryForWifi

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