Open Book

So, during the transit today, I heard a song blasting out of the earphones of a girl(with a thoughtful smile) standing at a stretch away. With a feeling that I have heard the song before, I quickly searched and found that the song is named “Open Book” and is from an album called TV Dinners of Mikey McCleary. I first heard this song during a TV add-break. I remember the song was used in a Mobile Network advertisement which impart ‘Moments of life are made for sharing’.

The add shows how life changes for a girl after the breakup. The video is short, just 00:46 seconds long. I hope you’ll like it. ❤

The lyric are as,

I guess my life’s an open book
Anyone can take a look
No secrets here, to hide
This is just me

Holidays that come and go
Feelings change, people grow
And all I know is
I like being free

Da, Da, Da
I’ll be fine
This is me now
But I could change
Any time.

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Oh… Great

Friday, 19:24

Here, I am standing next to my friend and in front of a girl who this guy likes a lot.

Today, near this fast food corner he has met her after a long time, with a question.. “How are you? and what you doing here? 🙂 “. She replies with a smile on her face, “I’m awesome & just waiting for a friend. How about you?”. With a happiness in his body language, he said “I’m fine, as always! Just here with my friend to get something to eat. 🙂 How about your friend, is the person from your college or school? “. With a shy smile she says, “Actually, He is my school friend & I am meeting him after a long time.” For a second or two he hasn’t said anything, looks down and then again looking at her, says, “School friends are always specially, he must be your good friend.” With an extremely thoughtful smile as if she remembered someone, she speaks, “Yes, he is my best friend & I like him a lot. ❤ ” Suddenly her phone rang and after 5 seconds of conversation on phone she said, “time for me to go, will see you next time. Bye!! ” In a low voice he was only able to say, “Oh… Great, take care, Bye! 😐 ” She turned and started walking away.

As we started the long walk back, he slows down and turns back to see her getting lost in the crowd. In a very less of a time she was out of the picture of our eyes. I put my right hand on his shoulder and without a word being said he turned and started walking.

Throughout their talks, I was a person who was only listening to both of them. I knew about her as this guy has talked a lot about her in past few years. As we were walking back, we did not exchanged a word with each other. He was just moving slowly with some deep breaths and looking into the sky for a while. I know he was not okay.

One thing that I acknowledge was the last words he said that evening, “Oh..Great!”
This “Oh” sounded as if his heart has ripped into millions of pieces. He was not able to speak after that. It appeared as if his throat has choked and only thing he was able to do is, breathe. 😐

Blatant Disregard

He is someone
who still text her
when She hasn’t replied for hours.

He watches her
giving other people attention
while She ignore’s him.

He just handles all the bullshit
She throws at him
and in the end
He still loves her. 🙂

It was his Birthday

It was his birthday today,
happy he was
for all those expensive gifts and wishes.

For a moment,
I realized that he has moved on.

11 pm, party got over,
he waited for some more time.

He craved for was a text/call that
never came. 😐

Lost Love

As I sat on my bed
watching old cartoons
and reminiscing good times.

Your name flashed upon my phone
and thoughts of you flooded in my mind
and in that moment I felt
a million things:
Regret and apologetic,
sure and uncertain,
fine and shattered.

You played me like a game board
and I was your tool on strings.

You never wanted me,
you just wanted the feeling
of being wanted,
but I will not fall for it any longer.

Falter of my favorite Brand – Nokia

The greatest achievement of humanity is not its works of art, science, or technology, but the recognition of its own dysfunction.

Nokia, not just a brand but a company which touched hearts of millions by selling the quality mobile handsets. The first mobile phone I saw was Nokia 3315, a rock solid usually called “Brick” was an amazing phone. It was the time when for all the people meaning of phone and Nokia were same.

Connecting people, is somewhat like the Microsoft vision of giving everyone a personal computer. And while there are people in certain parts of the 3rd world that doesn’t have mobile phones, I would say Nokia did an amazing job to get a mobile phone into everyone’s hands.

As per techillicious columnist Rajiv Makhni, The newly appointed CEO Stephen Elop was planted in Nokia by Microsoft as a Trojan Horse to destroy the company and buy it out. Nokia was a company that was already starting to falter when Elop came on board. What else could the company have done to survive? Their options seem limited from what we know about the marketplace. They could have release an android phone, but then they just would have been fighting for a piece of the pie that Samsung, Moto, and other phone makers are eating. They could have stayed with their phone OS and probably would have had just about the same fate as picking up Windows Mobile.

When Elop came in as Nokia CEO, Nokia was Number 1 in smartphones sales. In fact, it was Number 1 by a wide margin. Samsung lagged far behind. Nokia was selling about 10 million smartphones a month, more than twice as compared to others.

During Elop’s tenure, Nokia annual revenues fell 40% from 41 Billion Euros per year to 25 Billion Euros per year. Nokia profits fell 92% from 2.4 Billion Euros per year to 188 Million Euros per year. Nokia handset sales fell 40% from 456 million units per year to 274 million units per year. Nokia share price which was at 7.12 Euros on the day Elop was hired, had fallen to 81% to a bottom level of 1.44 Euros two years later, after which it began trading at 4.14 Euros, up 36% on the day. Elop’s success in negotiating the sale of Nokia’s struggling mobile device business to Microsoft has been described by many securities analysts as a significant victory for NOK shareholders, particularly when viewed in context of failed efforts by Blackberry or HP to secure value for handset business owned by those companies.

I saw few lines on Nokia which I read few years back. These line describe’s the love of people for their favorite brand.

Playing snake until the death,
While some create ringtones,
It was an unbreakable phone,
I’ll remember till my last breath.

This is a company loved by all, a brand that evokes a warm feeling of joy and comfort, a brand that is identified with starting the entire mobile phone revolution. More competition is always a good thing but for Nokia  it became tough to fight for its existence. The Nokia story will always remind us of how quickly even large companies can die in today’s world. They didn’t even see it coming.

There is always a last time for everything.

“When i lost my phone”

Many of us have become so dependent upon that little palm-sized three ounce piece of technology we call our smartphones, that just the mere thought of losing it, we’d go out of our minds. I’ve seen many a time, people reacting as if they dropped a baby when in actual they drop their phone.

It was one of the evening of spring here in Delhi, when I lost my phone. That was moment of pure horror. As a regulation, I was trying to feel my phone in the pocket and got a shock when I failed to find it. It was a mini heart attack, my heart skipped a beat or two. I stood frozen for a second and started to think when I used the phone last time & when I felt it in my pocket last.

I checked nearby on the road but of course there was nothing there. I started heading back home. I had to let someone know that I had lost my phone. I felt helpless and very, very sad and i was knowing that its gone. All those special texts, friends contact number, those pictures which i didn’t backed up, that music library, all were gone with my phone. By the time I had reached home I was exhausted from the tug of war going on inside my brain and thankfully fell into a dreamless sleep.

I remember my friend was calling my phone and it was switched off, but the next morning I still tried to call the number and the response was the same. Its being a long time since I lost my phone, but i remember, after a week when I had lost my phone, I asked one of my college mate to call my number and check if by any chance someone picks it up. Its just like you start to count 1 + 1 on your finger tips because maybe by any chance the sum can be 3.

If you ever lose your phone, you do feel a sense of loss and disconnect. You start noticing how often you reach for it to check it and when you’re with your friends you’ll especially notice it, especially if your friends are so connected.

But before losing my phone I had no clue how connected I was with my friends and the world at all times. I never realized how much I text messaged my friends. I used to reach into my pocket at least 20 times to check a phone which was not even vibrating.

After a couple of weeks, things started to settle down, slowly I again resumed my work. After few months I started using one of the phone which was give to me by my friend.

I just lost my phone which was close to my heart but I will always remember my phone.

Have you ever lost your phone? How did you feel? Let me know by commenting.