there are public historians who officially lay out the entire past of a country-their findings and writings are present openly for us to see. then there are those unexpected history-catchers who unintentionally record a huge part of the years gone by and do so in a way that makes us see the past in a different perspective altogether. songs, dramas, images, adverts all unwittingly bear testimony to a certain time. i found some old print ads from the 50s which were such a shocking proof of how different we were. we too started out full of possibilities and shiny bright eyes filled with dreams, talking about the right way to be, the ethical way of life, discussing things that mattered. here’s to a future which learns from the past.