Blast From The Past: The ’70s

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Whether you’re a fan of ‘That ’70s Show’ or have actually lived through that era, we can all agree that the 1970s spawned some rather interesting trends. Let’s take a trip down memory lane.


Bell Bottoms

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Be it in movies or in old photos, we’ve all seen people wearing these wide-legged wonders. Bell bottoms are flared out from the knee-down. Everybody wore bell-bottoms in the ’70s so the tailors would welcome the customers with open arms.

Gold Spot

Gold Spot
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We may have Fanta and Mirinda now, as our default Orange flavoured sodas. But back in the ’70s, people drank Gold Spot. This artificially orange-flavoured soda was manufactured by Parle but soon ceased to be despite its popularity.

Bands and Record Players

Record Players
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The ’70s gave us some of the best music ever. Untouchable bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppellin, Yes, Rush, The Who, to name a few, produced some of their finest works in this decade. Their music went hand in hand with Record Players. You couldn’t have one without the other.

The Original Superstar of Indian Cinema

Rajesh Khanna
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Rajesh Khanna is known as the “First Superstar of Indian Cinema”. He dominated the Box Office, was once the Highest-Paid Actor and delivered hit after hit. Fun bit of trivia: He starred in 15 consecutive hit solo films from 1969 to 1971, which is still an unbroken record.

Pen Friend

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It wasn’t uncommon for people back then to have a handful of Pen Friends. Letters would be exchanged and friendships would be formed. People formed the strongest bonds, found true friends and had friendships that would last forevermore by simply exchanging letters.

Game Galore

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There were no smartphones or internet back then but people still found ways to have fun. Whether it was by playing Seven Tiles, Carrom, Jumping Jacks, Ludo or Snakes & Ladders, it’s safe to say that people had as much fun back then as we seem we have today.

Star Wars

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In a country far, far away from ours, Star Wars was released. It became an epic pop-culture phenomenon and completely changed the movie business. We still see inklings of its influence in Sci-Fi movies today.


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