I remember it was a rough day for me few weeks ago and I was
scrolling down the news feed on Facebook to kill some time at my office, when
suddenly I came across the video of the famous Jungle Jungle Pata Chala Hain

Despite being at office I couldn’t resist the temptation of
reliving my childhood days. After I plugged in my earphones and started
listening to the song, my entire childhood played right in front of my eyes
when being Mowgli was considered cool and every kid had that song on their

There was a time when Sunday mornings were all about
watching Jungle Book and re reading the classic of Rudyard Kipling.

The love for Mowgli was not because of his heroics but for
the unconditional love he received from other animals in a jungle. The thought
of living in a jungle always excited every kid back then and as a kid nobody
cared about the consequences of living in a jungle. Perhaps we were smart back
then as kids and we wanted to get away from the normal stuff we used to do
every day and perhaps watching Jungle Book and imagining ourselves in Mowgli
shoes did help us to extend the boundaries of our imagination. I feel sorry for
the kids of the current generation. For they have access to all sorts of
technology and gadgets but they have no idea what they are missing out on. They
are missing the imaginative world and the feeling to sail in the world of
dreams is wonderful and no words can express the feel.

Mowgli’s life inspired us all as a kid to overcome our fears
and understand the value of relationships. Perhaps that was one reason why our
parents never stopped us from watching the same episode over and over again.

Talking about the characters, it explains so much. How a
black panther named Bageera found a human baby in jungle and instead of eating
it right away she handed over the baby to a pack of wolves who raised Mowgli as
one of their own. Back then obviously no kid understood the depth of
relationships and love but it did help us to spread love and care for each

And who can forget the typical Baloo, who impressed every
kid with his witty style and bad jokes which made you laugh anyway!

However, Sherkhan has always been portrayed as a negative
character but he was equally loved by the audience for teaching Mowgli the
lessons of surviving against superpowers.
If we look the entire series from a different perspective we
realise, it is a combination of every aspects of our life which teaches us to
value the relationships and be humble.

Even today after gap of long tenure, I feel emotional while
listening to the same old song it explains how important it must have been for
every kid of our generation. I cannot wait to watch the movie…

“I’m blogging about #MyMowgliMemory at BlogAdda.”


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