Yesterday Once More
- Author: Dr. Jaskiran Chopra
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Nostalgia is a wonderful way to pay our tribute to the past. The writings in this volume sensitively evoke the past and create a beautiful canvas of memories, a canvas...
Nostalgia is a wonderful way to pay our tribute to the past. The writings in this volume sensitively evoke the past and create a beautiful canvas of memories, a canvas we can all identify with. Personal memories play hide and seek with nostalgia for a shared world, a world that is fast vanishing. A slow paced and calm world, a world of greater human interaction, a world of truer values. The book will take us on an enriching inward journey that traces the innocent paths of childhood, the sensitive lanes of adolescence and even the difficult roads that one travels later. The faded beauty of the Doon valley is a theme that runs through a good part of this book and regret jostles with rapid change. The Dehra Dun of bubbling canals, of litchi and mango orchards, of tongas and leisurely cyclists is a place one can no longer find except in fading photographs or fading memories. And it is these memories that I have tried to capture and put together a bouquet dedicated to parents, teachers, alma mater, homes and other things that live forever in the landscape of my heart. The nostalgia goes beyond the valley and its surroundings. The book talks of old cinemas, charismatic film stars, the warmth of book shops, the charm of Doordarshan, days of audio cassettes, old style melas and cosy restaurants in the hills. The effort is to bring back yesterday, once more. The pleasures and joys of simple living and importance of emotions in life are highlighted in the book. Although these are personal memories of my yesterdays, they will resonate in each sensitive and sentimental reader’s heart as the feelings are universal and the moments captured are timeless .These are part of our collective memories and will, hopefully, evoke emotions that have inspired me to create this work. Nostalgia is indeed a strong emotion that brings us a strange pain mixed with joy. However, it is, on the whole, a satisfying feeling and many of us simply love to go on a trip down memory lane. I sincerely hope Yesterday Once More will be one such delightful trip. Dr. Jaskiran Chopra