Jaya EBay !

Around two months back I lost the data cable of my Nokia n70 mobile phone, and Nokia service center was asking astronomically high price for that cable (around 1700 INR / 43USD) see older post. Since then some of you have asked me what did I do? Did I offer the ransom money to Nokia who has taken my phone as hostage, so I could not download and install any new games, themes, ringtones, wallpapers, books, etc on the phone from my PC or transfer any of the picture I have taken from the camera in phone?

Well, the answer is No. No, I didn’t pay Nokia even a single penny (not even a single new Paisa for that matter). Instead I went straight upto EBAY and Searched for the Nokia’s data cable. I found two options available CA-70 and CA-53. The former one has capability of even charging the phone from PC’s USB port. And surprisingly these nice vendors on EBay were charging less then a tenth of what Nokia asked.

So, after looking at the feedback for different sellers, I picked up one in Delhi. Went ahead and placed the order. Zap in 2 days I had the data cable was delivered. No hassle, no extra charge (except for 40INR/1USD as postage and handling, which was explicitly mentioned at the time of placing the order).

I have been using this cable for last two months now, for charging the phone and transferring the data between the phone and PC, and cable is working perfectly fine.

And to Nokia, Thank you; I mean, No Thank you for being such a hijacker.

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Tujhse naraaz nahin zindagi…

Tujhse naraaz nahin zindagi hairaan hoon main
Tere masoom sawaalon se pareshaan hoon main

O’ life I m not angry with you but I am surprised
By the innocent questions of yours I am troubled

jeene ke liye socha hi nahin, dard sambhaalne honge
muskuraayen to, muskuraane ke karz utaarne honge

  ‘Never thought, to live I would have to manage sorrows
if smiled, then would have to bear the debts of smiles

muskuraaooN kabhi to lagtaa hai
jaise honTon pe karz rakhhaa hai

When I smile then it seems;
like the smile weigh on my lips like a debt

aaj agar bhar aai hain, boondein baras jaayengii
kal kyaa pataa inke liye aankhen taras jaayengii

Now when the tears flow, I don’t stop them
Who know, tomorrow my eyes would carve for them

jaane kab ghum hua kahaan khoya
ek aansoo chhupaake rakhaa thaa

When have I lost it, where has it gone
One teardrop, which I had saved for long

zindagi tere gham ne hamein rishte naye samjhaaye
mile jo hamein dhoop mein mile chhaon ke thanDe saaye..

O’ life, your sorrows have taught me new relationships
I have found all cool shadows in hard burning suns

— Gulzar

Film: Masoom (1982); Singer(s): Lata Mangeshkar, Anup Ghoshal