My brother and I discuss various nonsensical topics through the day. Yesterday, one such conversation landed on the
Let me do a trip down memory lane and see how we landed up discussing
General talk about movies
à How mechanical movie watching these days are
à How much fun it was to go for movies in a HUGE hall (not the multiplex kinds) with our parents
à How treasured such instances were (as they were rare; you see not many movies to choose from in a small township in Kerala)
à The regional advertisements shown before the movie
à This absolutely hilarious advertisement about a cigarette brand called “
So we were arguing if Panama Canal was in South America (to connect to Africa) or if it was in Africa (to connect to
Reading more about it while waiting for our dosas, we hit upon this word called Isthmus.
Wow… now this word took me straight back into a Science textbook maybe in the 6th Standard or something. I did a wiki search for Isthmus and came to understand how interesting this little piece of land is.
What equally dawned on me was the failure of my Science teacher then to make learning Isthmus interesting. She could have made the whole topic interesting by connecting it with
Schooling I believe (and I think I’ve told this before), should essentially be a place for children to garner the interest in learning, but it always ends up being an exercise in existence.
Also, going by the title of this post, please do suggest other words that evoke such strong nostalgia.