Saturday, November 21, 2015

Just a Click Away

Parenting is a the most challenging job that I have recruited myself for. Sounds isn't. Being a mother is like running a government, where challenges are thrown at you every second and by the very people you love the most in the world, your little big hunny bunnies.

                       Sometime back, my dear darling daughter wanted to go on a 5 days adventure trip to Corbett. The school had made it mandatory for every student of 5th grade to attend it. And my little girl was way too excited to go on an excursion with school friends and that too for 5 long days. I tried my best to dissuade her, to the extent of bribing her, but in vain. I felt as if a volcano has erupted in my brain, a volcano of thousand questions. She had never gone alone anywhere, not even for a single day! How is she going to manage all that ? Who will take care of her ? What if something happens? ...... I knew I had to let her go, for her own good. She needs to learn to take care of herself and others, be independent and strong and come on her own. This exposure will do her a world of good, built confidence and team spirit. But, the mother in me almost took over...... I thought of not sending her to the trip, come what may. I conveyed it to her and she started sobbing, almost howling...........

                                                    Just then, Hubby Shri walks in, with a small packet, handing it to me. "What's this now," I complained. " Open it" he replied. Ohho! " Can't you see what's happening here" I retorted back. " There's a surprise for you," he said, calming our little munchkin. "What is he upto" I thought to myself, taking the packet. And a big smile came on my face, when I saw #4G written on it in big bold letters. Yes, he got her the latest smartphone with 4G technology. "Let her go, she'll be safe" he said, holding my hand. And then he quoted the great poet and philosopher Khalil Gibran " you are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth". Which meant that parents are like bows and children are like arrows, if the bow will not release the arrow, how do you expect it to reach its aim..... I had learnt my lesson.

My daughter went for the trip super excited and came back as a confident and responsible girl.We had downloaded a safety app as well as Delhi police helpline app, which sends SOS message to four registered number stating the location.

Yes! Technology opens the gateways of knowledge and wisdom with just a click. You want to know the best restaurant in town or send money to the other corner of the world, it is lightening fast. Weather, sports, politics, entertainment, everything is just at the tip of your finger. With the invent of  #4G and Octa core processor, it's super quick. Being a blogger, I travel frequently, so GPS is almost like a lifeline, no need to stop and ask direction from every single person on the road. Even the school bus has a GPS where you can know the exact location at any given time.

I am not a #TEchnocrat, but handling an android phone is easy. The best thing about a smartphone is the camera. Taking Selfie is a everyone's favourite past time these days. With the social media platforms, one can be connected to people across the world and share your pics with just two clicks.

 I can vouch for the fact that my phone is a extension of me. It's my favourite accessory, something I feel incomplete without. Morning through night, it's my "companion of sorts". I love to dress it up in so many beautiful covers available.

Frankly, I feel blessed to be born in these times, where technology has reached in the remotest corner of the country.


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