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Mobile crazy

By Surajit Sinha, New Delhi

Last year I went to my hometown, New Bhakatpur, to visit my parents. And I was amazed by the new bug called mobile. It was really interesting coz the way we dreamed of a mobile handset when it came to Delhi, I was exactly seeing the same desperation and desire for a handset though I was not so much impressed with this gadget.

The young guns have taken the digital way to impress the opposite sex. They are so busy with the mobile, discussing its features, ring tones, games and endless features. Suddenly they made me feel if you don't have a latest mobile then you are not worth living in this planet. They literally laughed at my mobile coz it was a basic Nokia phone. They even called me "Kanzoos".

I am very worried about the extra burden on the parents who has very limited source of income. It is become a minimum requirement for these superstars to have a motor bike and a high end mobile. The alarming thing is that they are ready to do anything to have a handset. You call it emotional blackmail, siphoning money from the tuition fee the avenues are endless. Those helpless parents actually could have materialized this opportunity to shape up their life (at least a graduation). But I didn't see a single example of parents who has taken this route.

To spice up the story I want to tell you an instance that literally happened in front of me. I was coming on my way home from a friends place. There this guy was waiting for his object of desire, as she approaches he literally took up his phone and started talking left and right. I wasn't aware of this but the poor fellow himself is telling his friend "hey man, here she is I should speak on my mobile now". I felt so bad for him but at the same time he made me laugh through out the day.

There are innumerable stories, expression, and craze behind every single piece of handset. But out of all these I was impressed by a "Bamuni" not by her looks, but the professionalism she showed. And I found her a genuine user who has given a true respect to the mobile. It was Durga Puja and she was on the helm of a monstrous Bandara. Suddenly I heard a phone ring and to my surprise it was 'Bamuni's phone. She was talking to the other fellow on a different site where she has taken the contract for another "Bandara". I want to clear you guys I am surprised not because the "Bamuni" had the phone but by the fact that I never thought of a "Bamuni's" new avatar.

I hope next time when I go home I wish to see more genuine mobile users.

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  1. Mr Surajit...

    U have beautifully scripted out the real scenario of the urban BM villages...But I wonder if any one has ever know or heard about the technology they are using... like GSM , CDMA or WLL....or the Spectrum they use....

    A mindblowing article... A++..

    Keep it up...Dear...

  2. Dear Surajit,
    Majority of us acknowledge that the invention of mobile phone is a boon; but few say it,a curse.Any way,every invention has it's good or bad affect on humanity.

  3. a sad truth... but it gives me the hope that one day they'll explore the world of Gsm,Gprs,Cdma etc.

  4. ya it is true bcoz as the trend of mobile will be increasing day by day the interest of mobile simultaneous will be increasing....this is due to advance technology only anyways nice article..............

  5. dear surajit,
    so u still carry the reputation of a 'kanjush' right from your school days at Adharchand high school !!!!!
    my dear, otherday i saw the 'chandal' of the bhootnath creamation ground in guwahati, communicating over his cell phone with the deadbody carryiing van and directing the route to follow as the city was waterlogged....

  6. may i know you prodip? i m at


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