A day without cell phone...

Yesterday i went to my aunt's place to drop my cousin. She had to leave for a family function in the evening and had to get back to her place as early as possible. In all the hurry and confusions, i forgot to take back my cell phone that i had given her to answer a call of mine while i was driving. It was only when i came back that i realised it. How could i forget to take my CELL PHONE back!!! As i realised that my cell phone was not going to be with me for at least the next 24 hours, i was tensed. How am i going to contact my friends in the college?? There might be some important messages in my inbox, how am i going to check them?? There might be some important calls, how am i going to answer them?? All these thoughts ran through my mind. Cell phone has become the most important belonging for the people these days. It has become a necessity from a requirement. It's hard to live without it. It's like disconnecting yourself from the rest of the world. Surprisingly, i felt quite relaxed and easy without it. I have developed this habit of checking my phone every few minutes for some calls or messages. But yesterday, i didn't have to do it and it was easing. I wasn't really worried about the calls and the messages that might have come. On the contrary i was pretty relaxed that i didn't have to answer them. And then, i realised these cell phones have made our lives so "easy to be disturbed". At times when we feel like spending some time alone, with ourselves, the cell phone follows us. It never lets us feel alone because with the phone, the world follows us. Everyone is so accessible these days. It's just a number to dial and you have the person with you. It's not always possible to ignore the calls and messages because people often interpret it wrongly. The life's no more peaceful. It's too fast and a cell phone accelerates it further. It interrupts a few moments of peaceful sleep, a few moments of soft conversation, a few moments of quiet reading, a few moments of cosy music, a few moments of a placid drive, a few moments of desired loneliness and in short it interrupts every peaceful moment of our lives. Such moments compel me to wish there were no cell phones and hence no such interruptions that keep us anxious and strained all the time...

5 comments:

  1. It's more of a necessity now..something which can not be bereaved..even if we want to.. Things might look at eae for sometime without it..but then..we are all the children of this TECHNOLOGICAL age..How far and till when can we run away from it..??..I mean ..How far??!!!..

    Nice post..:):)

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  2. off course... we may dislike certain aspects of it, but ultimately even we can't do without a cell phone!!

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  3. A necessary evil, it truly is. I liked the line where you wrote how cellphones have made our lives easy to be disturbed.

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  4. Excellent finishing, Ms.Radhika!

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