No network, No technology!

A few months back, I was at a wedding event in a resort far away from the city, it seemed to be exactly midst a forest (I am just exaggerating it) but then I was using a particular network that had no coverage there. Result? I could make no phone calls, no texts and social networking was out of the option. The resort had its WIFI of course, but then I was not staying there I was just involved in that wedding and was staying at a different guest house with bare minimum facilities.

My entire day was clogged with work and I had very less time for myself but then even to coordinate with your co-workers I needed to talk to them, the walkie-talkie had a limit to its coverage too and the moment I exceeded it I could hear no one. It hampered my work, yes it did but then I got to see the plus side too.

Network keeps us connected, it is handy and very useful… yes I know that. But then isn’t it bothering all the time? Someone calls and you have to be there to pick up otherwise you are rude, someone texts and you have to reply otherwise you are avoiding them. With no working phone around all I concentrated on was my work and was at peace for the entire time. Well, if someone needed me then they could say it over the walkie and if I was unreachable then I was relieved of the work, a benefit of course to avoid the overload which you are not even meant to do.

I got to know that day how much we are dependent on these technologies, we have to talk we need a phone, we want pictures we need a phone, we want to know the time we need a phone, we want to know the distance between the resort and the guest house we need the phone! Of course we need the network too, otherwise what use is the phone of?

I still enjoyed it. It was a weird relief to shun away from the constant use of the mandatory expertise. I had to stay there for two days and for the entire two days I had the opportunity to be with myself.

All I had to keep in mind was that the end of the day I made sure to give a call to my parents and tell them I was okay and I would call them as soon as I got to my place.

Would you prefer the time with yourself and even think of ostracizing your phone?

Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

65 thoughts on “No network, No technology!

  1. Good post.Actually when there is phone in my hand ,I am Completely addicted to it.And sometimes I think the sequences I have to face when there won’t be phone.But when there is no phone I tend focus on people behavior,nature,beautiful kids smiles..everything.Just capturing with eyes and storing in gallery of gives more happiness than technology sometimes.Because real experiences connects to soul

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      1. ohhhh cutie,how can you help,are you angel ????????when that is about finacial matters you cant do anything,ans what if i say me and my friends were cheated and deceited by someone.

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  2. I find it such a gift and relief if I ‘happen’ to be at a place with no network …longer the better! Such opportunities don’t come often and I am unable to ditch the phone by choice 🙂 It feels like a true vacation to be without the phone.

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    1. I know, most of us are.
      But I hate the fact when someone is with me and yet away from me involved in their phones. I find it rude, if you are talking to me, you cant just start a conversation on your phone over texts and not even pay attention to me. Important calls are excusable of course bu then not all the time can one be over the phone.

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  3. Network is important but it has lots of bad effects also, we need it but not every time, it should exist but we should not use it all the time(only when we needed).
    From last five months i am not using any android set.

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  4. we have become device addicts. why do we have the need to tell the world every little detail of our days? the world will not end if you dont up date facebook daily or tweet that you stepped on a bug or saw the cutest guy/gal EVER!

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    1. I relate!
      I have had experiences with my friends when sitting and talking to me is not important than putting up a facebook check in.
      Why does it matter? I mean sit and talk to me, why do you have to tell the world that you are feeling relaxed or enjoying a party with me?

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  5. I really do not mind. I am totally off the network and even pronounced ‘absconding’ by FB friends, but I am okay with some occasional blissful disconnection. There was a time when I lived without these, and I do not mind revisiting that time once in a while!

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  6. Good going. So you had yourself a Fone Free two days and reconnected with yourself. That’s fabulous! This Friday, I’ll be having my own Fone Free Day, as part of the initiative I started a month back. Hi5 for the endeavor, Gurl! 🙋

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    1. Yes, that’s also what happened. I mean when I didn’t have my phone I just worked and interacted with more people around me and I got to hear so many stories. And that is a type of experience one is sure to enjoy. Isn’t it?

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