Oct 30, 2008

You hav got mail. And its nly spam!




When I was in Delhi, I used to write letters frequently to one of my brothers in Chennai. I have saved up all the letters which I got, right from when I was in class 6th to 10th !! We used to write regularly to each other, discussing all sorts of nonsense! My mom used to joke that I used to write ramayana and he used to write mahabharat. All our letters used to be so long! But ever since I came to Chennai, no one writes letter to me :( I still tell my brother that I miss receiving letters. And he jokes that I can still write him letters but should not expect any replies in return. After coming here, the only letter I got was from my close friend, who is still in touch with me. That letter was 9 pages long!!!! Ya, I did get one more letter from another of my close friend. But her hand writing would be just like a doctors handwriting. In fact, sometimes she wont be able to recognise her own writing.

Her writing would be somewhat near to the below one. Or wait.. I think even worse..

Ok fine whatever! The point is I still have not read the letter since I don't have that much talent to understand it. But I miss her. She is an absolute gem!!

The tradition of taking up a white sheet (it could be even coloured!! not a big deal), a pen and pondering over what all to write and penning it down has gone!!!

Nowadays no one has any time to even e-mail!! Though everyone have an e-mail to their name. Everytime I open my mail box, I am greeted by junk mails, idiotic forwards and spam mails! My another friend in Delhi has one good reason for not writing a letter! She states that there is not even a single postbox near her locality and she has to pester her dad or brother to post it, who eventually forget about the letter once they put in the pocket. Once I got her diwali wishes at the time of Christmas!! So you can imagine the scene. Eventually I never believed her excuse untill I got that particular letter. So nowadays I save her the trouble of writing and posting the letters by simply making one STD call. Our generation finds it amusing that once upon a time, there used to be pigeon mails. But at this rate, our next generation will find handwritten letters and post boxes as amusing !!!

15 comments:

Elithraniel Arawion said...

awww me also missings havin a penpal

Praveen said...

first time here
loved this post..took me back in time to those days in which I used to write letters and used up reams and reams of paper..still a 9 page letter...my God..:D send it to guinness book..

Thoorika said...

@ Anusha

Neva had penpal!! but I do miss getting letters :(

@ Praveen

Thanks praveen!! Keep Visiting!!

Chriz said...

i still write letters to an aunt of mine.. i came here to comment sarcastically.. but this post was too good for a sarcastical comment

Thoorika said...

Aha.. The ever famous chriz has complimented me on moi post!! I am honoured!! :P Thanks pal!!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

i used to write letters, fervently..

i still do..but now its through e mails..(hates to send innumerable forwards..i always love personal mails)

i had few pen pals..strangers..!!
need to get that habit back..atleast once in a while..

nice post..

Thoorika said...

@ vinu

Thanks !! Even I hate forwards!!

King said...

Well thank god! iam not alone in this! :P

Btw, more than spams my mailboxes are mosty flooded with forward mails.

And i still dont remember when i wrote my last letter but its been years..

vemuri said...

i wrote my last letter when i was in 7th or 8th i gues....i use to write to my brother who was in us...

later,i used to e-mail him....and now i jus give him a instant message in yahoo......

anyways..... good post...


Cheers!!!
Peace!!!

Thoorika said...

@ king

I know.. sigh.. happens!!

@ padma

world is developing at a fast pace!!! thanks!!

Karthik said...

I've never written letters in my life sans english exams!! As the technology shrunk the world to the micro size, i guess letter writing will be in name for next generation!!! Gud Post!!

Thoorika said...

The letters in the eng exam used to be hilariously framed !! I still remember how my eng mam fainted after reading my class eng ans sheets!! :P Thanks!!

Karthik said...

Lol.. Have u wriiten the leave letter to ur cousin and the editorial letters to ur principal?? I've been once asked to write a letter to my cousin to inform her my recent visit to rajastan (wic i'd never been to) and i'd mentioned "DARJEELING is the best tourist place you cud find there!!"

happyz said...

U hv got mail!! and its only spam or forwarded... well!! there are pros and cons of technology !! you remember those lines we used to stand in for making an STD call... and those excitement we used to have of travelling by train....

Well!! now with mobile and emails in hand we get each and every news (in one liners) ASAP.... so its no use writing old letters... but yes we all miss it yeah.. nice post

Cheers

Thoorika said...

@ Karthik

I pity your eng and geography teacher who corrected your papers!!

@ happyz

I know I miss them all!! Sigh!! Anyway thank you :) keep visiting !!