Gone are the days, when we used to ask our friends for birthday treats and celebrate a small party with the small amount we had. Now, we are all confined within the four walls and text "happy birthday" which is of course a part of Formality, without any excitement for our birthday's. Gone are the days, when we used to play hide and seek and other games, kids now are busy with fidget spinners. They search for happiness in gadgets and toys not in playing with their friends. Gone are the days, when students would reunite after many years and would talk for hours about their Lives, and dreams they had fulfilled, Reunion now means clicking pictures to update on social media. Gone are the days, when people lent money to the needy without documents and paper. Debts were written off without protests and contests. Times were timeless. Values were invaluable and principles were priceless. Gone are the days, when parents wouldn't force the child to study all day long and actually motivate and understand them. Now, parents have become a synonym to devil for their children as they pressurise them to get good ranks not good knowledge. Gone are the days, when school was an institution for knowledge. Now, school has just become synonymous to prison for students. Gone are the days, when we used to know almost everyone in our neighbourhood, because we would step out of our homes. Today, not knowing the neighbour is an etiquette and norm. Privacy is mistaken for liberty and freedom. Gone are the days,when the media was more responsible and mature. Silly stories were never entertained. There was no sensationalism. Gone are the days, when people would visit each other, and there were not many telephones. Mobiles were non-existent. Yet, people conversed joyously. Now they prefer video calls and voice calls and sometimes prefer staying alone. Gone are those days when there was contentment. Competition was less cut-throat. There was concern, affection and true bonding. There was togetherness. Gone are those days, when families were big and joint family was the norm. There were guests to partake of food and there was readiness to share whatever one had. Now, almost all of us hate the term "relatives", and hate it even more when they pay us a visit. Gone are those days, when temples were places of worship. Now Temples are mushrooming in every colony. Yet, humanity is drying up, and about divinity, the less said the better. Times are changing fast. Values are eroding. Goodness is replaced and it is now measured by smartness to get on with life. We have become excessively vigilant, touchy and more suspicious for no real reason. Something is amiss about life. Earlier,there were few privileges to enjoy. Yet life was complete, meaningful and wholesome. Forget the past, someone said. Why should one? Is it because the present is unbearable that the mind should not be tortured with the glory of the past?