Indeed this question is worth answering. The question is raised by a person who is sixty plus. This writer is 73 plus. I sincerely believe that these new time spending means are creating a sort of inertia among the people, especially among the youth and children.
Being a senior citizen if I look back I spent evenings the evenings playing certain games or reading books and magazines. At home we used to chat about several common subjects. But when I got employed and started to develop social relations the evenings were spent, in the beginning, by chatting with friends. But slowly this gave way to serious discussions and joining in cultural and social activities. I became member of different cultural and social organizations. One was working with a growing library working in the neighbourhood. I became an office bearer of the same. At that time library had less than ten thousand books. The same has crossed twenty thousand. Also the library was not having enough space to display the books. The library committee took up this issue as a challenge and started saving as much money as possible. We got support from Rajaram MohanRoy Library foundation, Kolkotta also. We completely changed the library setup giving a new face. State library Council officials appreciated the new set up and gave additional benefits like e- reading facility. Now we are organizing different extra curricular activities togettogether with library activities. Music, both vocal and different instrumental, dance, drawing and painting, cartoon drawing, Karate, film shows, and such other items. I work at present as the Library Secretary. Earlier I was Vice president, President and other official. This Library was started in the year 1950 as a memorial to the great Malayalam poet Changampuzha Krishna Pillai.
In addition to this I became an activist of a unique organization working for popularization of Science. I worked for it from 1970 till date and held different positions including the post of Director of its research organization. At present I am in the editorial committee of Its monthly magazine (Sastrgathy).
Additionally I am working as the President of the local Service Cooperative Bank since the last five years.
Again I am joining with the two schools in this locality ( Govt. UP and Govt. L.P. schools) assisting them in different ways.
In addition I take up question paper setting and answer papers valuation of post graduate students of different Universities.
Of course I am the seniormost member of my family consisting of wife and two sons and their families.
So you can see how I spend my time daily.
Gold Member ISC