Wisdom Jan 1990 Edition

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This magazine predates me by couple of months. I chewed off its front page literally, I was a toddler back then. Then my father n mother taught me about different photos in this book. I didnt understand much back then. I used to say, “eeeee!!! Mmmm.. ni ni ni…” At least that’s what my parents say. 🤣 Whenever I would see a new photo, I would call my sister. I wanted to share my excitement with her. I just wanted her to see the photos the way I saw it. And then I used to dream about those photos. grin
The pages are no longer white. It has survived the termite attack. But the bright blue highlights are still there, unfaded. I think this has planted the seed of a reader in me. In retrospect I can see b/w pages of this book in Technicolor.
I have never seen back since touching it. 🙂 It used to break my heart, when I used to see "badam walas " folding torn pages of colorful/ bw magazines to sell peanuts. I don’t mind these days. I understand poverty and stuff.
Life happens.
Today kids play with phones n tablets, I/we, the 90s kids, used to play with books. Any Wisdom, Chandamama fans here?





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bikidas2060 wrote:

This magazine predates me by couple of months. I chewed off its front page literally, I was a toddler back then. Then my father n mother taught me about different photos in this book. I didnt understand much back then. I used to say, “eeeee!!! Mmmm.. ni ni ni…” At least that’s what my parents say. 🤣 Whenever I would see a new photo, I would call my sister. I wanted to share my excitement with her. I just wanted her to see the photos the way I saw it. And then I used to dream about those photos. grin
The pages are no longer white. It has survived the termite attack. But the bright blue highlights are still there, unfaded. I think this has planted the seed of a reader in me. In retrospect I can see b/w pages of this book in Technicolor.
I have never seen back since touching it. 🙂 It used to break my heart, when I used to see "badam walas " folding torn pages of colorful/ bw magazines to sell peanuts. I don’t mind these days. I understand poverty and stuff.
Life happens.
Today kids play with phones n tablets, I/we, the 90s kids, used to play with books. Any Wisdom, Chandamama fans here?





Not a wisdom fan but i hated WISDOM book in my young days . so much of knowledge shit that time. also no colorful graphics . only blue white

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Jigglypuff wrote:

Not a wisdom fan but i hated WISDOM book in my young days . so much of knowledge shit that time

😁 but we fondly remember those days. Those days are called childhood. It lasted like a forever and suddenly we are adults n trying to reminiscing about them

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Hmm.. I have suggested my friend who complained about his son not interested in reading, to feed a few pages of this book from the old book shop, will see what happens. I have pointed this post as source of my recommendation for his confidence boost.

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ye to emotional topic hai bhai

tata bye bye

i only remember urge to read tenali raman , nandan , champak while on train journey

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AnnamalaiNryaa wrote:

Hmm.. I have suggested my friend who complained about his son not interested in reading, to feed a few pages of this book from the old book shop, will see what happens. I have pointed this post as source of my recommendation for his confidence boost.

Haha. 😁

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rogerthat wrote:

ye to emotional topic hai bhai

tata bye bye

Abhi abhi toh mile ho
Abhi naa karo chhootne ki baat
Abhi abhi toh pasand aaye ho
Abhi abhi roothne ki baat
🤣

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rogerthat wrote:

ye to emotional topic hai bhai

tata bye bye

i only remember urge to read tenali raman , nandan , champak while on train journey

Beautiful books bhai. Chandamama was really amazing. It’s out of production now. Tenali Raman is so witty

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bikidas2060 wrote:

Beautiful books bhai. Chandamama was really amazing. It’s out of production now. Tenali Raman is so witty

and only 2 years ago i came to know TENALI is a place in AP, my one staff was from there.

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What did you guys do as kids? What was your favourite hobby?

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bikidas2060 wrote:

What did you guys do as kids? What was your favourite hobby?

lattu champion tha mai

played gully cricket , kho kho , ice pice , loha lakkad , looka chhoopi and other out door sports

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Didn’t particularly like Wisdom though still bought several issues. I was an even voracious reader back then. If only ebooks were available back then. I wouldn’t have to read the same book several times in some cases. As it is my current collection spans 12k.

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LIMBO wrote:

Didn’t particularly like Wisdom though still bought several issues. I was an even voracious reader back then. If only ebooks were available back then. I wouldn’t have to read the same book several times in some cases. As it is my current collection spans 12k.

🙂

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AnnamalaiNryaa wrote:

Hmm.. I have suggested my friend who complained about his son not interested in reading, to feed a few pages of this book from the old book shop, will see what happens. I have pointed this post as source of my recommendation for his confidence boost.

I gave my daughter a Kindle three years back.
Now she prefers physical books.

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bikidas2060 wrote:

Beautiful books bhai. Chandamama was really amazing. It’s out of production now. Tenali Raman is so witty

I still have Chandamama sets from late 60’s (my sister’s) and then 70’s and 80’s.
My father used to get the annual series bound into one book.

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bikidas2060 wrote:

What did you guys do as kids? What was your favourite hobby?

I used to read debonair very interesting book.

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I don’t even read school buks and you guys were reading gk books..

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panchabhut wrote:

I still have Chandamama sets from late 60’s (my sister’s) and then 70’s and 80’s.
My father used to get the annual series bound into one book.

Those are amazing. 😍

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panchabhut wrote:

I gave my daughter a Kindle three years back.
Now she prefers physical books.

Nothing compares to physical books bhai,🙂

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bikidas2060 wrote:

What did you guys do as kids? What was your favourite hobby?

Kiraye par le ke comics padhna smiling_imp

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cm4444 wrote:

Kiraye par le ke comics padhna smiling_imp

Chacha Chaudhary is my all time favourite comics character. I used to advertisements about his exploits in Chandamama all the time. But I didn’t have access to those comics when I was a kid.

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cm4444 wrote:

Kiraye par le ke comics padhna smiling_imp

Raj comics khoob padhi aur phir laat ghuse bhi khaye papa ke.

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panchabhut wrote:

I still have Chandamama sets from late 60’s (my sister’s) and then 70’s and 80’s.
My father used to get the annual series bound into one book.

OMG! Definetely Lucky to have them.

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