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On The Radio

Every night my Mom listens to her radio before going to sleep. Those battery-powered Phillips FM radios which people used to carry around in their pocket to listen to Test Cricket commentaries earnestly. This was the time when television wasn’t mainstream.

“It reminds me of my childhood days” she had once told me. So, with my first paycheck, I bought her one. She never fails to tell this anecdote to her friends still. It never gets stale for her. Given my love for antiques, I could never see the huge deal she makes out of it. But parents somehow find a way to romanticize the first paychecks of their kids and even more so when those paychecks are used to buy things for them.Read The Story