Wednesday, September 07, 2005

postcard from j: apni caller tuning jamegi

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"bheege hont tere, pyaasa dil mera... " blared into my ears. and i felt like 'murder'ing the idiot.

this was not your regular roadside romeo trying to marao chance! its one of the zillion candidates i call day in and day out for suitable opportunities in my organization. and no, he was not serenading me. this was his choice of "caller tune" that his cellular service provider had enticed him into paying for.

all day, i call and wait for the candidate to answer the phone. now, it has become such an ordeal to go through the tunes belted out as if you're watching the Top 10 on Channel [V] or MTV. {aside: personally, i like VH1 though} from the hugely popular "lamhe" (jal/remixed by dj suketu) to "heaven" (bryan adams - which i liked), from "lonely" (akon) to "hello" (lionel richie), from "rock the party" (bombay rockers) to "zombie" (cranberries) and more! the worst was having to deal with dialogue-baazi - right from gabbar singh's "kitne aadmi the?" to nilu phule's rant in marathi.

and most recently, i succumbed to the fad myself. now, try calling my cell and prepare to do a jig. why? well, "kajra re, kajra re, tere kaare kaare naina... "

*sigh* what all we do to make the cellular service providers rich!

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