"From time immemorial, Man has always found an urge to communicate. From using body parts and perverse gestures he moved on to using more industrious forms of communication like smoke signals and the kabutar ".
The emphasis obviously, on getting the message across in the shortest possible time. He put in a hard days work , entertained his wife (sometimes wives)and was at the end of the day judged on the basis of his intelligence, character and the place he held in society.
Smitha : Hey, I went for this really cool party on the weekend
Silksmitha : Yeah. How was it
Smitha: I met this really cool guy, ya!
Silksmitha : Ya!What cell does he have ?
There we have it, A cell phone
And If you have a Reliance phone, May the Lord have mercy on you.
As I had the pleasure of finding out once, at one of those clichéd beach house do’s…
For probably the one and only time, in my hallowed existence I had the pleasure of dancing with a beautiful young lady…The conversation that followed
Pretty lady: Hey Sudhir ! What’s your cell number
Shocked Sudhir : What? ( Wondering , If Christmas had set in early)
Pretty lady : Yeah tell me..what is it..98 ?
Still recovering Sudhir : No actually Its 044..I have a Reliance
Pitiful lady : Oh! (proceedes to next drone)
Next Drone : Ha! U have a Reliance huh! Your best chance of getting lucky is with Sehwag’s mom dude
A few days later, going through the whole incident in my mind..I envisioned a Padymsee like Slogan for GSM phones.
“GSM: YOU WONT GET LAID WITH ANYTHING ELSE”
What is it with women and their repulsion for Reliance phones. I wondered.
What is it with Women and Cell phones in general? Why are they so fixated about them anyway? I was wondering if you guys have noticed, 50% of conversations between women, and most times even men these days are about their damn cell phones.
You hear words like 7700, 6583, P650, P800 being thrown around with gay abandon.
Are the people of our time, really interested in the technology and functioning of cell phones, or are they just trying to sound cool?
This conversation, I had with a girl in my class helped me make up my mind.
Phonofile : You know, I cant imagine a World without cell phones today.
Humble me : Yeah. Why do u say that.
Phonofile : No man, I really believe in that. (Quite emphatically) Cell Phones have become a necessity ! ( Removes her phone)
Observant me: Does your phone have Blue tooth? ( Trying to sound intelligent!)
Phonofile : No , It doesn’t have any games.
I made up my mind.
Another thing, I have noticed is that, People are increasingly judged on the basis of their cell phone.
Reliance – Doodh wala
BSNL – Retard
Pre Paid – Cheap Ass
Post Paid – Cool dude
And so on...
A time may soon come where the Matrimonial section might soon look like this
“A Tall Fair Handsome Tamil Brahmin Iyer boy seeks the alliance of a Tall Fair & Lovely Tamil Brahmin iyer girl. No Dowry,Only Deposit
- Well mannered , Fair boy
- Software Professional in
Silicon valley, earning in $$
- Nokia 7700
- Girl should be adept at making Sambhar, Rasam, Mulgapudi
- Girl should be able to sms at the same speed, as the items she makes above"
Cell phones have become a very important part of our lives agreed, But I think the fact I am trying to argue with is here that 5 years back most of us didn’t have them anyway, Besides, I am sure most of you know people who don’t have one and get by just fine.
Does it all really make sense ? I really thought a cell phone was something you used primarily for conversing (Unless you work for the paparazzi) and maybe messaging if and only if a landline was'nt around you.
I can hear people saying…Dude What about GPRS and a Camera man. If you are really that much of an internet freak, and want it to accompany you around the world, then buy a Laptop man, What internet can you browse in the 2 by 2 inch screen of your phone anyway??
With the cameras, The resolution in most cell phones is appalling compared to the actual digital camera, and primarily a camera is meant to shoot truly memorable moments for which you would carry your regular camera with you anyway.Alright, there might be a few notable exceptions.. The DPS Video for instance, but last I heard the girl has been exiled to Canada and the most of the girls have learnt from her mistake, or so I've heard.
But What the hell!! The full form of CDMA is still going to be an astonishingly cool thing to remember, people are still going to invest half their first salaries into a new cell phone , leaving me to ponder what I am really trying to achieve by writing this piece of dribble..For one thing, It will make me a feel a lot better cause my phone looks a lot like this.