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12 things we miss about the '80s

Last updated on: May 16, 2014 11:56 IST

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Readers share their favourite 1980s moments they'd love to revisit from their childhood!

Recently we shared with you this list -- 22 signs you grew up in the 1980s -- and you shared some of your fondest memories from the 1980s.

We start with our reader S Kumar who reminded us of Nazia Hassan.

Though not an Indian, the Pakistani popstar along with her brother Zoheb took India by storm.

Remember Aap jaisa koi? Or that magical number, which was played in every possible nightclub through the '80s -- Disco Deewane?

Are you grooving to it in your head already? :-)

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Do you happen to have any memorabilia from the times gone by?

They could be movie or train or bus ticket stubs, old currency notes and coins, old advertisements, newspaper clippings of landmark events, posters, postcards, telegrams or inland letters.

Little things that have survived the cruel scythe of time.

Take a picture of them and email them to us (subject line: 'India memories') or post them on ZaraBol here -- #India-Memories

Do also tell us a little about the photographs and your memories associated with them.

The best entries will be published on Rediff.com and in India Abroad.

So hurry!


Image: Nazia and Zoheb Hassan
Photographs: Themusicfreak/Wikimedia Creative Commons

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While on disco, how could we have forgotten Mithun Chakraborty?

If the picture above doesn't mean anything to you, you most likely weren't born in the '80s :-)

Thank you, S Kumar, once again! :-)

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Image: Poster of Disco Dancer (1982)
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If you were a kid there was no way you could've missed this on a Sunday morning.

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Image: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
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And as a reader who simply calls himself SK writes: 'Every week had one purpose -- watch the next episode of Ramayan, and later Mahabharat.'

We couldn't have agreed more :-)

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Image: No other show received the kind of ratings Mahabharat and Ramayan received.
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Ranjit Uchil reminds us of the charm of snail mail (oh how we miss them)...

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Image: While inland letters remain in circulation, few use them. Do you?
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And also of cigarettes that didn't harm your lungs

Remember them? :-)

Thank you, Ranjit!

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Image: Phantom cigarettes
Photographs: Courtesy Harnik Food Industries
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Long before Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupati emerged as tennis superstars, there was Vijay Amritraj...

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Image: Vijay Amritraj
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And creating a stir with another racquet was this man… now known as Deepika Padukone's dad :-)

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Image: Prakash Padukone
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Deepika, owes a fair bit to the decade for if it wasn't for this '80s show, chances are she'd have never hit it big with her very first movie.

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Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Fauji

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Almost every middle-class home had one of these (or its variation).

Some of them even came with an antenna that stood majestically next to it!

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Image: Murphy radio set
Photographs: Jota Cartas/Wikimedia Creative Commons
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And if you were rich, you probably had one of these too... and hosted a dozen people during every single cricket match :-)

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Last but not the least, the ultimate sign that you were an '80s child is if you saw your mum and grandma use this! :-)


Do you happen to have any memorabilia from the times gone by?

They could be movie or train or bus ticket stubs, old currency notes and coins, old advertisements, newspaper clippings of landmark events, posters, postcards, telegrams or inland letters.

Little things that have survived the cruel scythe of time

Take a picture of them and email them to us (subject line: 'India memories') or click on #India-Memories to post them on ZaraBol!

Do also tell us a little about photograph and your memories associated with them.

The best entries will be published on Rediff.com and in India Abroad.

So hurry!


Image: Afghan Snow
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