Hello buddies! Welcome to TGIS. This weekend I am going to write a letter to my friend on her birthday! Wouldn’t it be interesting to get back to the good old way of communicating. Try keeping away your mobile phones. Go nostalgic this weekend! Go ahead and write a letter.

It was a once in a blue moon event when I was reading a newspaper. A column in it struck a chord. It was about how the writer truly missed her friends calling up on her birthday.  The social networking applications had come into picture and the tradition of calling was left behind.

When I was cleaning my room I came across a bunch of cards and letters wishing happy birthday. They were those which I had treasured from my school days. All the letters written by my buddies.  It reflected how we grew up with our handwriting evolving from scribbling to a neat one. All these cards and letters revived lots of memories of our childhood. But I doubt whether an electronic message could make people nostalgic.

Today letters are replaced by messages on the mobile. On one hand it sounds very true that these social networking applications have brought the world so close. But the article made me think over it that has the world really come closer or gone further away?

All of us prefer chatting on the mobile rather than meeting our friends. Somewhere all of us are addicted to chat on the mobile phone. We send messages to our friends on their birthday but very few actually call.

With changing times all of us got adapted from calling to sending a message saying happy birthday dear. But now we have developed weird short-forms like HBD for happy birthday dear. In less than a decade we have changed from calling on a birthday to messaging HBD.

We all still share the same bond of friendship but the way to expression has changed from emotions to electronic messages….

We need to get back to expression from electronic emoticons.

This weekend I plan to read an epistolary novel too! An epistolary novel is a novel written as a series of documents like letters, diary entries, newspaper clippings and other documents.


Here is a list of some epistolary novels from good-reads:


#1 Attachments by Rainbow Rowell


#2 The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank


#3The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries, #1) by Meg Cabot


#4 Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher



Do let us know how did your experience of letter writing go?!

Live.Love.Laugh and keep writing! 🙂

-Swaradaa S. Joglekar


One Comment Add yours

  1. Vaibhavi says:

    Wah…swaradaa nice article..


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