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[Snail mail]~Of E-letters and E-memory

 When I think of the Snail Mail the first thing that comes to my mind is “Passing Love notes”. I still remember how when a message has to be passed in mid of the class, from one corner to another, it has to travel through 20 other students seated in between. It used to take minimum 5 minutes for every “Love-note” to reach the destination and an equal time for the reply to reach the source especially when all present in the class has to multi-task to make sure the teacher doesn’t get the hint of this “Free-Postal-Service”. Listening to the teacher, reading the note, passing the note, all at the same time within the limited time frame when the teacher is glued to the book, trust me no simple task. And the fun involved was simply immeasurable. Not only for the 2 involved in the conversation, rather for the whole class 😀 .

It was this snail-mail that first taught us the art and importance of  team work, multi-tasking & building network.

Today it’s just the matter of some nanoseconds.  Even before the source has clicked the send button the message is received by the destination without getting leaked to any 3rd person. No team work, no bonding, no involvement of anybody 3rd , in short no fun. Isn’t it a big loss?

Hmmm those were really magical days. I remember how I eagerly used to look for the weekends and among many other reasons one reason being the ‘letters’. Every Saturday my father & mother used to sit replying to all the letters received from the relatives and friends in the whole week and I used to make sure I try all my drawing/painting talent in the same letter and add a paragraph from my side too in the reply 😀 . Such was the value of “Communication” & “Staying Connected” those days.

Today many a times we look for excuses to call/mail a friend, occasions to get in touch with relatives, and an auspicious time to reply to the e-mails & messages.

Once there was a time I used to remember the address of most of my relatives and friends with their phone numbers. Now,  I can’t even call my mom if my cell is missing(uff her number changes every six months) and can’t mail even my sis if I don’t  have the access to Gmail 🙄 .

  1. Jayan
    December 9, 2010 at 1:04 pm


    I think (:P)

    Collecting all phone numbers & e-mail id’s are also called building network.

    Remembering all of them are called Multi-tasking.

    At-last if it is done by a team then it is team work…


    I’m not commenting on u, just on Ur blog.. If anything wrong .. take it easy…[:)]


    • December 10, 2010 at 6:35 pm

      I dont deny that Jayan… but what’s the use of those numbers and email-id’s when we don’t keep touch?
      Thanks 🙂

      • Jayan
        December 11, 2010 at 7:24 am

        Oh! yeah i appreciate that.I gave an example for the above blog.But anyhow multitasking will be so useful for womens after marriage…hahahahhah…lol..:o..


        • December 12, 2010 at 8:22 am

          Eehh again you talk of marriage and you will get nicely from me when you are home 😡

          • Jayan
            December 12, 2010 at 10:05 am

            Hahahaha! ok I swear i ll not repeat again.. sorry if i have hurt u or irritated you!…


            • December 16, 2010 at 3:15 pm

              hihiih good boy… you are safe now 😛

              Naah you need not be sorry 🙂


  2. December 12, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Wowow SO true I had written a article long time back on snails mails
    those were the days … Nostalgic I have so many letter ols ones still with me from so many people …

    great post


    Of letters-emails-Scraps

    • December 12, 2010 at 8:45 am

      Thanks a lot Bikram 🙂 and yeah those letters are always special… I too have many of them still with me 🙂

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