Friday, 6 June 2014

The Perfect Travel Companion - #TimeToTransform

Right, so they ask me what keeps me hooked on to technology even when I am on the move? Perfect question for a sarkari babu who travels three hours to work everyday. Imagine! Three hours a day and that too in those worn-out buses. Staying in one end of one city and working in another city altogether leaves me ample time for doing anything that I like. But, only when I am on the move.

Umm.. so, what are my options while I travel? Well, I could doze off into perfect slumber. But, with the cacophony generated from those obsolete buses, I guess only dead can sleep in them. And not to forget the distant cousins of Michael Schumacher that we have as the drivers of these buses who ensure that the passengers do not get a chance to even catch a wink. So, well, the sleep part is not an option at all.

I could chat with fellow passengers. But, considering everybody around me is either in his late forties or fifties, I have some serious doubt about the kinds of conversations we could have. With women in the bus who are more interested in discussing recipes and good tuition teachers for their darling kiddos, I fear I can be of much help to them in any of these departments. So, friendly chitchat with fellow passengers gets ruled out too.

Then, what options does a poor sarkari babu travelling to work have to keep herself entertained throughout the long and treacherous journey? And the answer to that is that little invention called mobile phones. (God Bless the guy who invented this super awesome invention) So, you probably got my answer for the question asked in the first line. It’s my phone that keeps me hooked to technology.

Well that’s what I do while I am on the move. I don’t know if you can say that I am hooked to my phone. No. Hooked would be understatement of the millennium. I am literally bound by some invisible bond that makes me stick to my phone as if my life depends on it. And in a way it does.

My phone is a smartphone but it hasn’t remained too smart with time. And how often can an honest sarkari babu afford to change her phone. Well, atleast not in less than 2 years. And mine hasn’t completed two years yet. So that’s what I have. And howsoever it behaves with me I love it to no extent. Mind you, never ever, have I forgotten to take my phone along with me!

And I do whatever little my phone allows me to do. Now who in today’s times isn’t addicted to social media? I admit, I am. Totally and crazily addicted. Being a blogger, social media also doubles up as my platform for showcasing my blog. (That’s another thing that this is also an excuse I give to my family when they get angry for my excessive facebook addiction). So after hopping onto my bus and fanatically searching for a good place to sit, the first thing that I do is open my facebook account. I mean, isn’t it obvious since I remain away from my phone while sleeping? And after I have satisfied myself that I have not missed any updates, the next thing that I search fanatically in my huge bag is my headphones. (Yes, my bag is a typical woman bag which means you can never find what you are looking for unless you topple the contents upside down) And after getting some dirty looks from my co-passenger because of my continuous shifting in my seat while searching for my headphones, I plug them in and dissolve into some amazing music. And yes not to forget, all during this facebooking and music, I am continuously chatting to some or the other friends of mine. Whatsapp is another boon for me. And that’s exactly how my journey to work is. All thanks to the technology called mobiles the harrowing journey to work is a little less painful for sarkari babus like me.       

But I have just one grudge with my dear phone. It doesn’t allow me to read properly and let’s not even talk about the writing part. I have to keep on scrolling the pages of the lovely blogs that I wish to read and it takes me ages to finish reading smallest of the posts. And at the end of it, rather than getting the satisfaction of having read some wonderful posts, I am half tired because of the strain on my eyes trying to read those small fonts and half because of the numbness in my fingers due to continuous scrolling.

And that’s what brings me to the second part of the question. What I think will keep me hooked to a "Transformed" T100 when I am on the move. Do I even need to answer that question now? Well, ok, if you say so, I will.

The super cool laptop that would allow me to read and connect with awesome bloggers out there is what would keep me hooked. Its light and handy design being perfect for travelling is what should keep me hooked. Intel Atom quad Core processor and Windows 8.1 to make my work easy is what I think should have me hooked. The relief of not having to check the battery again and again and worrying about its draining is what would keep me hooked.
And the keyboard dock perfectly designed 19 mm travel distance is the icing on the cake since it would allow me doing what I do best - Write. And there is nothing better than writing that can keep me hooked. Oh yeah! And wait, there is a cherry on the cake too. The super sleek eye pleasing design is sure to make heads turn. So I am going to grab on to it even harder.  

I am going to be hooked for sure.  And with those features, who would not be?



This is written for “TIME TO TRANSFORM” contest by ASUS in association with Indiblogger. You can visit them at http://www.asusindia.co.in/T100/
     



28 comments:

  1. You've done it nicely...I have skipped this one for couldn't find anything to write about..:-D

    Best of luck..

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  2. I can completely relate to you. I have to check my Facebook account to see if any of my adoring readers have said something nice about my blog. :P

    All the best for the contest. May you travel in style with a snazzy new gadget real soon :)

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  3. Sarkari memsaab would be better :D waise you are Facebook addict? :O Haan that's right that what you would talk with uncles and aunties except discussing vegetable rates :P All the best Jyotsna :)

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    1. Haha.. yeah I am almost an addict. Thanks Saurabh :)

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  4. You have rightly presented the real problems while commuting for long journeys, Jyotsna. Technology can help us!
    Best wishes :)

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    1. Yes technology can ease up things a bit. Thanks Anita :)

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  5. Well written :) Best wishes for the contest Jyotsna! May you win!

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  6. Quite agree with that 'reading part on phones'...such fonts put so much strain on the eyes

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    1. Exactly !! Thanks for dropping by Ritesh !

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  7. 3 hours travel everyday?? Damn! I pray you win this one just so that you can use it on your commute.

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    1. Yeah three hours !!! If I were myself five years back, I would have just laughed if somebody would have said that I would travel that much amount of time. Sigh!! Thanks babes :)

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  8. wishing you all the best for the contest .. I am sure you need it to do all that while you are travelling :)
    Those are some good features you have mentioned


    Bikram

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  9. All the best with the contest babe. Hope you win!

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  10. OMG, 3 hours a day. That's really a task. You surely need a companion.

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  11. That's am honest post from an honest sarkaari babu :) Loved it ......

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  12. But why laptop? You can use a better smartphone too :p

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    1. Thank you for your valuable insight Amrit Sinha :P

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  13. surely that's a long n tedious journey to go to work. well presented your problems. only technology can help shrinking the world in our hands. wish it can shrink the travel time even more as well :)
    all the best, Jyotsna :)

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