Blackberry RIP

The damn device of the devil was consigned to a tub of water yesterday in a forced baptism of sorts. Now setting me free from the constant being yoked to my email accounts, and being compelled to answer every mail received at the very millisecond I receive it or risk being blown up into smithereens by the aliens controlling social networking sites and blogs and email service providers who are conducting experiments on how quickly they can convert us into a race of people who are content with spending our life telling folks on twitter, facebook, and now buzz how totally cool and exciting we are to have nothing better to do with our lives.

Seriously though, in a moment of bad judgement and acute sleepiness, the phone was dropped into a bucket of water. Donot ask for details. The moral of the story is that one should wait to check mail when one is in a 100 percent dry zone. The mails will wait. The water will not be so kind.

I will therefore be incommunicado till I get myself a new phone, for which I probably need to sell my teeth, my fillings, and my hair for. And staying without a phone, and off email and the internet till I get a new one already feels strange in the way one feels when one goes to zones which have no signal. Disconnected and vulnerable. And twitching to get to an area where the phone blinks back to life and utter irrelevance.

Is this God’s way of cold turkey-ing me off the BB you think? Will it lead to withdrawal symptoms like twitching hands and thumb with phantom pain?


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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4 Responses to Blackberry RIP

  1. sscribbles says:

    awww, i am sure the device lead a good life in those manicured hands. Let this be a good enough reason to pester the hubby for the latest model of blackberry. Also, don’t forget to drop hints about V-day, eternal love and the art of gifting 😉


  2. Sands says:

    I have read in multiple places that if you remove the battery and dump your phone into a bag of rice overnight it will revive itself since the rice absorbs all the moisture. You may want to try that out to see if it works 🙂 May just save you some money.


  3. dipali says:

    Ah- less ignonimous for the poor phone than falling into the loo:(
    one of the Older Son’s phones did just that (

    My commiserations, Kiran. Maybe it’s time to de-addict:(


  4. Neelum says:

    Aahhh… just rewinded the episode a few months back when my Nokia Navigator drank water from Aadu’s water bottle….it all happened in my handbag !!!
    It will take time to recover…but you’ll get through….don’t worry !!


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