Sunday, August 15, 2021

Those 80s Things

Was trying to make a list of those 80s things that aren't there anymore in Hyderabad.

Irani cafes, Udipi hotels

Parking spaces

Landlines, Phone books, 

Konica cameras, reels, negatives, developing and printing

Greeting cards, Greeting corner, post offices, inland letters, aerogrammes

TV with state channels - Dyanora, EC TV,

Mahabharat, Ramayana, Discovery of India, Hum Log, Subah,

Allwyn Pushpak, Vijay Pushpak, Bajaj Chetak, Yezdi, Java, Bullet, Luna, Suvega, TVS50

Fiat, Ambassador, Standard Herald, Gazel, Impala 

Thums Up, Limca, Thril, Goldspot, Rasna

Biryani joints, Alpha, Paradise

Chai at 70 paisa, chote samose, Osmania biscuits, tie biscuits

Cold coffee

Chermas, Johns Bakery, Real Bakery, Sabon Bakery

Cassettes and cassette players

Serving food at friends' weddings, 

Movies at theatres and first day first show with tickets in black, Sandwiches at Sangeet

Amitabh, Rekha, Amol Palekar, Shabana, Naseer, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff, Meenakshi Seshadri, 

British library, Colony's Best Library

Butta and ice cream at tank bund

Dosa at Kamat, chocolate slabs, Tutti Fruti/Cassata/Chole bature at HavMor

Coffee and mirchi bajji at Minerva Coffee shop

Bell bottoms? Jeans from Chermas

Power shoes from Bata, Quo Vadis sandals from Bata

Unbranded pizza and burger joints

Paani puri stalls

Railway crossings

Train journeys in second class

Communal riots

Beer at 30 rupees? Kingfisher, Guru, UB, Old Monk, Golconda Ruby Wine

Late night trips to dhabas

Bicycle rental shops @Rs 1 per hour

Girls in half saree, salwar kameez and rarely jeans and tops

Drinking water from taps at railway stations, schools, colleges, public places 

Fish fry, sugar candy and samosa at the Exhibition

Boys meeting girls at bus stands, Birla mandir, Indira Park, 

Picnics to Gandipet, Shameerpet

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