Thursday, April 30, 2020

The Z's of City Connect

A to Z Challenge - My Theme-  City Connect - my connect with....
Aurangabad-Schooling & Junior College / Bombay- Graduation & First job/ Chennai - Marriage & Motherhood

AURANGABAD

ZEE TV-  Color TV came home; so did the Cable Connection. Zee was our prime channel of entertainment after DD.  Hum Paanch entertained the noon with its Anand Mathur & family. Wednesday night 8 PM Slots reserved for Hip Hip Hurray.
Mrs Madhuri Dixit ; Doh aur Doh Paanch & Chota Mooh Aur Bati Baath -are some memorabilia in my list. Episodes ended showing "It's a Zee TV presentation". And that meant we wait for a whole week to catch up with the next one! Weekly Tele series they were, unlike the Daily soap operas of today.

BOMBAY
ZEAL - Our Management College Fest. A relatively new college back then - ours was the 1st batch to have a College Fest. From finalizing Fest name to organizing events - had to plan everything from scratch. Committees were formed ; duties assigned; timelines set. As expected differences cropped up- arguments happened. When we realized we are nearing Fest Day- it was preparations in full swing. There was celebration in the canteen when our very 1st Fest poster was out - it read " ZEAL" .

CHENNAI
ZEERAGAM - So; if news updates helped me catch up with Tamil Nadu geography - cookery shows enhanced my tamil food vocabulary. Irrespective of what is being cooked- more often than not, there is a mention of Zeeragam/ Manjal thool (turmeric powder) / Peringaya thool (asafoetida). Best part of a cookery shows is - they show you what they are referring to. This pictorial representation helps and sometimes inter-lingo connectivity works,  .Jeera in hindi becomes Zeeragam in Tamil [ cumin seeds].


Thanks for being a part of my A to Z series
This City Tour comes to a halt
Your destination has arrived
Please alight on your "WRITE" 


10 comments:

Sriya Akhilesh said...

Thank you for making us a part of your A-Z series
We travelled from Aurangabad to Bombay to Chennai all the way
Glad to read about your many experiences and stories
Hope to see more of them but for now, have a good day!

SG said...

Congratulations on successfully completing this year's A to Z Challenge.

Srivalli Rekha said...

Congratulations on the successful completion of the challenge. I read only a few posts but loved each of them. Your college fest reminded me of mine. It was such organized chaos, lol. Had fun every single moment. :D

Arti said...

I love that 'alight write' bit Vyoma---so cool:)
Hum Paanch--I can watch it even today.
And believe it or not, I used Manjal juice (freshly grated) on my face many times--I still do.I used to see all the women wearing yellowish tinges on their faces first thing in the morning and being completely new to all things Tamilian, I asked a local who pointed me to fresh turmeric and told me how amazing it is for the skin.
Whenever I visited you blog, I enjoyed reading it.
When you do go to Doon, don't forget to explore FRI (Forest Research Institute of India). Their museum building is as beautiful as all the trees that grow there.
Stay safe and healthy and all the best.
Arti

Frédérique said...

Great theme for your challenge, it was a fun tour visiting your 3 cities this way!
Z is for Zakka

J Lenni Dorner said...

Excellent use of the Z! I love how you got culture into these posts.

Congratulations on reaching z.

I hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.

J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Congratulations on completing the challenge! It was a lovely theme :)

The Multicolored Diary

Pradeep Nair said...

Zee was among the first private general interest TV channels. There were so many wonderful television serials those days. And those stories had much more of depth than in what we get to see today.
Congrats on completing the challenge.
Enjoyed reading the posts. You picked a nice theme and pulled it excellently well.
Thank you for stopping by my posts and taking time to comment.
Looking forward to your posts, and I hope you will come back to my blog.
Take care and good wishes.

A Hundred Quills said...

Congratulations for the A to Z! Zee was such a revolution!

Home School Dad said...

Visiting from the a to z road trip. I liked your theme quite a bit and how youconnected the different places you have called home.