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The mobile…

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The old alarm clock, all keyed

would wake me up with a shrill

without an option of a snooze

now, my mobile does it!

 

The camera loaded with a roll

a willing companion on all holidays

met with an untimely death,

thanks to the mobile.

 

The library was a haven

to satiate the questioning mind

books were man’s best friend

now, the mobile answers it all!

 

Indulgence in shopping

was a rare extravaganza

a well planned outing

Now, my mobile shops for me from home!

 

Squeals of delight on

getting my first calculator

still echo in my ears

now, my mobile has replaced it!

 

Back then, kids were always outdoors

with the lazy noon spent

playing board games

but now they have the mobiles!

 

Accompanying dad to the bank

standing in the queue

to get the job done

now, it’s all on the mobile.

 

Meeting with family and friends

was a favourite pastime

today its only a virtual connect

which the mobile does!

 

My world was a beautiful balance

of people, things and activities

but now,

my world is my mobile !!

 

Isn’t it true that in a matter of a decade the mobile has revolutionised our lifestyle and laid to rest so many of the simpler gadgets which were an integral part of our lives?

 

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77 comments on “The mobile…

  1. The Typewriter
    July 6, 2018

    Absolutely.. πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

    Liked by 1 person

  2. yagneshthakore
    July 6, 2018

    Mobile may be versatile but I personally don’t use it at all.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Thekabys
    July 6, 2018

    It’s True.
    Mobiles are everywhere and doing jobs for us.
    The most negative impact is the lack in strength of relationships and bondings.
    It has a lot of positive impacts also however…

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      July 6, 2018

      While it does have numerous benefits, it has eaten away the simple joys of life and the emotional connect with people. Thanks for sharing your thoughts here πŸ‘

      Liked by 1 person

      • Thekabys
        July 6, 2018

        You’re welcome Radhika..
        πŸ˜„πŸ˜„β€β€β€

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Sunith
    July 6, 2018

    No wonder the hands clasp around it as if it is dear life itself…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. faithfullyyours2017
    July 6, 2018

    you are absolutely right radhika, ….in some ways its good but everything has its own pros and cons!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. swalia
    July 6, 2018

    You have beautifully described all the things that mobile phone has replaced in our lives. It’s a boon but over-use has turned into a nuisance. It’s up to us to restore the balance in our lives.

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  7. Deepika Kumaaraguru
    July 6, 2018

    You can’t have been more correct, Radhika. The days before the smartphone era are always the best. We’re conditioned to own this gadget to keep up with everything.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. syncwithdeep
    July 6, 2018

    Blast.. Wow.wow.wow.. Could not agree more.. We are living in a virtual world now.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Mukhamani
    July 6, 2018

    Yes it has . Well written.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Shreya Sukrity
    July 6, 2018

    Wow, awesome post.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. vikramhereblog
    July 6, 2018

    So true. Mobile is my world.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. ShankySalty
    July 6, 2018

    Very nice & true☺

    Liked by 2 people

  13. My life Aspects
    July 6, 2018

    Wow😊 So True

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Ben Aqiba
    July 6, 2018

    Hi Radhika,

    I love that analogy . So true. It is good to own ,but it is bad when the device owns us!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Shantanu Baruah
    July 6, 2018

    Yeah we have transformed. Not sure for good or for bad

    Like

  16. Moushmi Radhanpara
    July 6, 2018

    As mush as it is easier to do everything in one mobile, it bugs me too, that now everything revolves around one tiny gadget.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. arlene
    July 6, 2018

    A convenient way of transacting and taking photos too.

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    • radhikasreflection
      July 6, 2018

      Yes no doubt Arlene. The point I want to make here is that the mobile has replaced so many of the smaller gadgets we used earlier.

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  18. Annika Perry
    July 6, 2018

    Radhika, brilliantly capturing the march of the mobile into all aspects of our lives! It has become my alarm clock (but for some reason an unreliable one!) and I do use it for some photos but still take out a special camera for trips – I have seen children looking at it in wonder and confusion! As with everything a balance needs to be struck how much it dominates our lives, takes over other events. Happy weekend and may it be mostly mobile free! Xx

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    • radhikasreflection
      July 6, 2018

      Thanks Annika for stopping by. Yes the mobile has marched into our lives dominating most aspects of it, irrespective of whether we like it or not. It’s nice that you still carry your camera in your trips. Except professional and passionate photographers people are happy clicking with their mobiles.
      Enjoy your weekend too! Soccer , tennis and cricket is going to dominate it here 😁

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  19. Shantanu Baruah
    July 6, 2018

    Yeah. We are transformed not sure for good to for bad. Well written

    Liked by 1 person

  20. vidur sahdev
    July 6, 2018

    Some pros and as many cons! πŸ˜€

    Liked by 2 people

  21. rita
    July 6, 2018

    Yes its so true technology has made life mechanical

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Megha's World
    July 7, 2018

    Every technological advancement has its pros and cons It is up to us to make the most of it. For some reason, we seem to be losing the balance of using it and being used. A very profound poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Shweta Suresh
    July 7, 2018

    So true! Mobiles have brought about a revelation. πŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Megala
    July 7, 2018

    Beautifully written ! Thoroughly enjoyed reading this.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. balroop2013
    July 7, 2018

    Sadly true! Happily connected…paradox of modernism!

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Yasmin
    July 7, 2018

    So very well writtenπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    That’s the truth we are livingπŸ’”

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Infinite Living
    July 8, 2018

    Absolutely true!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Sifar
    July 8, 2018

    That’s why i hate mobile πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘ sooo muchhhh 😣!!
    You summarised all the things we miss now!!

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Jyotirmoy Sarkar
    July 9, 2018

    The truths presented very nicely.

    Liked by 1 person

  30. I really loved the way you presented the fact that mobile has revolutionized the human lifestyle.

    Liked by 1 person

  31. DeepikasRamblings
    July 18, 2018

    Very true, absolutely agree πŸ‘ . Nowadays, bank means β€˜ATM’, for the kids and to visit someone’s house is a boring job for the kids. Even if we do take them, they would play mobile games instead of conversing with family and friends…
    Well written, Radhika πŸ‘Œ

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    • radhikasreflection
      July 18, 2018

      Thanks Deepika. Mobiles have become a part of our identity. It’s very difficult to seperate it from us now. Sad that kids have lost their social connect skills now a days!

      Liked by 1 person

  32. ayshamuhammed92
    August 5, 2018
  33. RPR
    September 10, 2018

    Nice …

    Liked by 1 person

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