A recent meeting I attended has inspired me to write on a topic which never seems to become obsolete at all — you guessed it right, it’s the mobile phone which has become the man’s/woman’s best friend replacing everything that had been dear to the person all his/her life. While introducing the Nobel Laureate Prof. Hans –Peter Duerr to the audience at the Tag centre, Prof. B.M.Hegde said since the scientist/philosopher did not believe in owning a mobile, his wife had no way of contacting him when he was out of the country on a lecturing tour. He must have felt possessing a mobile and being accessible to the world all the time would only distract him from his academic and scientific pursuits which were apparently his priority. It reminded me of the few people I knew who considered a mobile as a dispensable nuisance unlike most who swear by this tiny device which enables them to talk,talk and talk when ever they like where ever they are and how ever long they wish to, caring two hoots for encroaching on others’ valuable time.
n.meera raghavendra rao