When do you become retro?

The young girl, her Ipod on, the earplugs in, blasted Nothings Gonna Change My Love for You. I sat next to her in the car, and listened in. And began humming along.

She looked up in surprise. “Wow, Kiran maami. You know this song? Its retro.”

I smiled back. “Darling child. I am retro.”


About Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral published her first book, The Reluctant Detective in 2011. Since then, she has published nine books across genres till date. Her books include romance and chicklit with Once Upon A Crush (2014), All Aboard (2015), Saving Maya (2017); horror with The Face at the Window (2016), psychological thriller with Missing, Presumed Dead (2018) and nonfiction with Karmic Kids (2015), A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up (2016) and True Love Stories (2017). Her short stories have been published on Juggernaut, in magazines like Verve and Cosmopolitan, and have been part of anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul, Have a Safe Journey (2017) and Boo (2017). Her articles and columns have appeared in the Times of India, Tehelka, DNA, Yowoto, Shethepeople, New Woman, Femina, Verve, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Conde Nast Traveller, DB Post, The Telegraph, the Asian Age, iDiva, TheDailyO and more. She was shortlisted for the Femina Women Awards 2017 for Literary Contribution. In 2018, she was awarded the International Women's Day award for literary excellence by ICUNR and Ministry of Women and Children, Government of India. She is a TEDx speaker and a mentor with Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017.
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11 Responses to When do you become retro?

  1. 😀
    Beautiful song, na?

    And 80s is in so if you’re retro you can totally feel on top of things right now, Lady K!


  2. Mona says:

    oh my god. that makes me retro too!


  3. M says:

    Heh – add me to the “Retro” List – I shall adopt that term now – sounds so muh better than “Old” 😀



  4. dipali says:

    retro squared, that’s me!


  5. DotThoughts says:

    that song is retro??? sigh. i am geeting old.


  6. GG says:

    oh it’s been so long since I last heard the song!! SO mushy…I miss that age.
    There used to be a radio show (if there’s any such thing like that) called “Friday, I’m in Love” and Fali R Singara used to be the RJ>
    He probably played that song every week 🙂


  7. sushma says:

    me retro too :)..

    You have been tagged.


  8. churningthewordmill says:

    lol! and i dont care if that song is retro..its a really nice one!


  9. Draft me into the retro squad, too! Love that song!


  10. Poppins says:

    ROFLMAO. Yup we’re all retro, thank god we’re something other than just being old !!


  11. The Gypsy says:

    LOL!!I am retro too!!My sis, just 3 years younger than me,thinks I am old..:(


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