Remembering the Childhood.
After hectic travelling schedule in Gujarat I wanted to catch the train for Bangalore from Dadar. I was already running out of time.
After quite hassles i have reached the boarding point and to my utmost disappointment the train was delayed for more then half an hour, i skipped my breakfast tea everything to catch the train and now the train is delayed.
Finally the train had arrived and have boarded the train. soon after entering i realise the coach was filled by school children age between 13-14 years.
I was desperately looking to rest my eyes.
As train departed from station everyone was trying to reach the seat and i found 5 children came to sit to their place and to my nightmare the seat allocated to them was in the same bay area.
They started talking to each other, they were quite loud and i started thinking if this is the trailer what will be the picture.
While hearing the conversation i came to know it was their first outing so everyone was excited and in that excitement somewhere down the line i was knowing that neither they are going to sleep nor they allow other to sleep.
They started singing and craving for WiFi to update their status on FB and pictures on instagram.
I realised, it is nowhere i will be able to take rest at this time hence i started working on my laptop.
After couple of minutes the tour operator started giving food packets and none of them look like they are hungry but tour operator had informed it is for everyone so no sharing.
At one point of time i thought of having a word with them and make them sensitise towards the food they are gonna waste.
I could not control myself and i asked the tour operator to first check who all wants to eat and then distribute because i believe everyone was full stomach and half of the food is going to get wasted, but as expected the tour operator was least bothered.
Then i thought my job is to make organiser aware as directly pointing figure at children may hurt their enjoyment which of course i did not wanted to do so i sat quietly on my seat.
As train started going through low network area i was not able to work on my laptop hence i decided to take rest for a while, as a trainer i have habit of analysing and study the behaviour’s of individual.
I started observing these kids, They were very enthusiastic about travelling and going to Mysore, the joy was flashing in everyone’s eye they even decided on which pranks to play on whom.
International music was something which was hot topic for them i was wondering a kid of this age are so ahead of the time and knows so much.
After couple of minutes it reminded my childhood everything was flashing back now, how we used to tease others, playing the pranks on each other…etc
Teasing, fighting, crying was everyday routine but at the end of the day we all used to be together leaving behind everything.
Then a coach attended came to collect the order for dinner but i was still thinking about the childhood how we used to be and how much we have changed.
We used to cry for pocket money even if we use to get very less amount we used to plan hell lot of things and we used to plan every rupee and now we have money but we don’t know whether it is actually worth it, we go to a mall and spend 1000 rs just like that.
We used to surrounded by friends and family today we don’t have time to talk to friends and family.
We used to go to everyone’s house to wish the Diwali so as to get some extra money which we used to get as good luck now a days even blessing are taken on whats up and Facebook.
We used to do lot of activities morning sports, evening sports, study, music, drawing now a days we just run out of time on everything.
We used to get excited when school results were about geto published now a days we get scared knowing appraisal is coming.
Even the smallest bad incidents used to bring everyone together and everyone use to come and try to make you cheer, now a days hardly anyone knows what is going in other’s mind.
We used to enjoy entire period of vacation now a days when we get work holiday instead of enjoying we constantly think about the pending work which we need to be complete once rejoined.
I still remember those old days and cherish the same.
All i can say in the summery is
“Give me some sun shine give me some rain,
Give me another chance i wanna grow up once again.”