Arré Checklist: Ms Overfriendly & Other Oddities of My School Reunion

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Arré Checklist: Ms Overfriendly & Other Oddities of My School Reunion

Illustration: Saachi Mehta/ Arré

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s I get older, nostalgia grips me harder.

Growing up in the ’80s and ’90s had its moments. I was young; like, actually young, not “youthful”. Prince and Michael Jackson were alive. Global terrorism wasn’t blowing up in everyone’s face. And closer to home were truly priceless things: Capsicum-flavoured Maggi noodles, hip T-shirts sold for ₹20 at the Sarojini Nagar flea market, clunky landline phones without caller ID that meant one could anonymously dial their neighbourhood crush 17 times a day and hang up without ever getting busted. Facebook-less and X-box-oblivious, we owned and rode bicycles, trading slam books and Chandamama comics. We revelled in the kind of unfettered freedom that one can only have before true-blue adulthood shows up with its messy doses of reality.

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