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Old 7th March 2012, 17:38   #226
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Remember when the income tax at the highest bracket was 97.75%(including surcharge)
Remeber when a letter posted in Bombay in the morning would be delivered in Delhi the next day.
Remember when the only mode of instant communication was telex or teleprinter(if that worked at the required time)
Remember when crude oil was less than $10 per barrel( not too far in the past Jan/Feb 1999)
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PS:If you added the wealth tax you ended up paying more that what you earned.

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CP/M, ISIS, home-brew
Home brew! That explains everything. S100?
By the time 64k was cheap enough to include in a non commercial machine, the 8" had been phased out.
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NEC or Hyundai?
Hyundai - that Johnny come lately? Naaw. (I can't recollect exactly, but I think the 6116 was Mostek, and the 2114 maybe, just maybe Intel.)

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Remember when on a long journey, in the Ambassador, stopping in the shade of the tree on a 2-lane road and gazing at the sky while the bonnet is kept open to cool the engine.

In the same Amby, there used to be a pull switch operated light in the bonnet.
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Old 9th March 2012, 23:54   #229
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Remember when we used to get $ 8($ eight) to travel abroad.(Until seventies)
Remember when we used to get $ 500(late seventies/early eighties) for your trip once in 3 years under foreign travel quota)
Remember when to go on a business trip you had to apply for release of exchange days before.(blanket permit was for registered exporters with an export turnover beyond a specific limit)
Remember when the only credit card available was Diners and it was for the elite.As far as I remember the annual fees were rs250 in the sixties.
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Basically remember the bad old protectionist economy days with foolish one sided quasi socialistic Nehruvian policies? Where there was always one set of laws for the general public and a completely different set for the Nehru Gandhi family! Thank god for liberalization!
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Remember visiting the cycle repair shop quite often to fill air in the tyres with a hand-pump and getting the punctures repaired. Other most common ailment in the cycles used to be the loose chain, which kept on slipping.

Typical accessories of the cycles which i used to notice and hated to be put on my cycles were - a foam-vinyl seat covers, rubber handle grips with bunch of ribbons and audio cassette rolls, Colorful brush kind of a thing to be tied around the wheel hubs, paddle covers, mud guard flaps for front & rear with pictures of actors & actresses like amitabh, sridevi, madhuri dixit, mithun, dharmendra, sunny deol, sanjay dutt, anil kapoor, govinda etc

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Remember when each and every house in the locality used to have atleast one Bajaj scooter in the house. When there is a gathering, we searched for any previously unseen colour Bajaj scooter and judge it. Then after LML and Kinetic Honda were launched, their owners were treated in the same way as Maruti 800 and Maruti 1000 customers were treated in the age of Premiers and Ambys.
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Old 11th March 2012, 01:48   #233
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Remember when MTV and channel V played non-filmy songs(in nineties).The groups like Euphoria,Band of Boys,Partners in Rhyme(of chandni raatein fame),Silk Route,Guns n Roses,Ace of Base, etc. with soloists viz Suneeta Rao,Alisha Chinai,Nitin Bali,Alka Yagnik Janet etc ruled the roost
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But now, whenever i tune to MTV or V, i find silly reality shows and stupid teenage dramas being aired. They have lost that charm of music now.
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Remember when - they used to show best catches, best run outs, missed catches contests, instead of boring RK on Neo Cricket. Bring it back please.
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Remember when you could drive to a popular shopping area, on a Saturday evening, and be able to choose where to park your car among several available parking spots?
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But now, whenever i tune to MTV or V, i find silly reality shows and stupid teenage dramas being aired. They have lost that charm of music now.
Very true, Gone are those days when we had good songs being played, I remember there used to be timings for Rock and metal shows and these days both MTV and V are trying to compete with star's family sitcom's I guess even VH1 is following the same.

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Remember when people waited on friday evenings for "Chitrahaar" & "Ramayan" every sunday morning.

Remember when kids used the washing bat as cricket bat.

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Remember when people waited on friday evenings for "Chitrahaar" & "Ramayan" every sunday morning.
You Missed 'RANGOLI' which used to come on sunday mornings. I remember everyone of us in my family woke up early that day to catch the show.

I remember when 'Mahabharat' came to an end, people saying to each other that now what will they do on Sunday mornings..?
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Here's one.
I remember once in my dad's Fiat(PP actually), when we went for a petrol fillup and found that papa had forgotten his wallet at home.
And we still managed to get 5 litres of petrol using change lying around in pockets and in the car.
Good luck with that now!
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