Back to the dark ages. Without the mobile.

I regret to inform you that the display on my mobile has passed away. It happened quite suddenly on Saturday evening. The last I checked, the cheery face of the brat wearing my spectacles and sticking his tongue out at me was in place. Then nada. Zilch. An ominous dead silence which was scarier than waking up and seeing oneself asleep in one’s bed from the vantage point of the ceiling. I shook it desperately. Turned the battery on million times. Switched it on and off with the desperation only one who has all her contacts saved on a hard drive will understand. Nada. It has been sent to the Nokia service centre where it is currently in the oxygen tent, with two sexy nurses on standby. Four days they tell me. And no guarantee of it lasting. No telling when it will croak again. Ah, my beautiful N72. What I wouldnt give to feel you in my hand again!

PS: There is strange liberating feeling of not being with a mobile constantly attached to one’s person which I strongly recommend. You get to know exactly how many people really desperately want to stay in touch with you and hear your voice, and will take the trouble to call on the land line, leave messages, and even email their concern at your unavailability. Exactly two in my case. Never said I was Ms Popular.


About Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral published her first book, The Reluctant Detective in 2011. Since then, she has published eight books across genres till date. Her books include romance and chicklit with Once Upon A Crush (2014), All Aboard (2015), Saving Maya (2017); horror with The Face at the Window (2016) and nonfiction with Karmic Kids (2015), A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up (2016) and True Love Stories (2017). Her short stories have been published on Juggernaut, in magazines like Verve and Cosmopolitan, and have been part of anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul, Have a Safe Journey (2017) and Boo (2017). Her articles and columns have appeared in the Times of India, Tehelka, DNA, Yowoto, Shethepeople, New Woman, Femina, Verve, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Conde Nast Traveller, DB Post, The Telegraph, the Asian Age, iDiva, TheDailyO and more. She was shortlisted for the Femina Women Awards 2017 for Literary Contribution. She is a TEDx speaker and a mentor with Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017.
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One Response to Back to the dark ages. Without the mobile.

  1. dipali says:

    Mucho sympathetico- I’ve just been through this myself. I know exactly how you feel. And, after my phone was repaired and I managed to get some numbers back on it, it died on me again-which is when I bought a
    seedha-saadha basic model.( My landline also dies on me occasionally- is dead now-Bah). Now the original one is back, alive and kicking- but minus alot of data. Bah.
    I think I only trust my little black book! Hard copies rock.


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