10 April 2010

Death of my Remote

This is my loving tribute to my family's best friend - the T.V Remote! We miss you.

What on earth is the remote doing being the topic of a write-up you think? Well, pardon me but i think you are underestimating the importance of this humble instrument in our modern lives. The remote holds the key to entertainment in today's household. Man, woman, and child have their designated programs & particular times for their daily dose of recreation. And the way to fulfillment is the remote. The billion dollar question is who holds the remote! He decides whether you are happy or forced to watch something that day.

If its the child, well then be ready to go through hours of Tom & Jerry or endless hours of Doremon, Kiteretsu, Chota Bheem, Krishna, Hatori. If its the man, of course its either IPL, soccer, AXN or Udhaya or Ushe TV with their collection of kannada movies & comic scenes respectively. If its the woman, you got it - Zoom, Headlines Today, Star movies, HBO, TV9 or any other "gossipy" channel!!


Our remote was literally on its death bed. It was once almost dead after the innumerable falls it suffered and was nearly resurrected to life. Now its held together by tapes all over its small body & my constant prayer. Just so it doesnt fall apart again. If it falls one more time, that would be THE END. No more easy swapping of the channels. No more 'choice'. We will get stuck with watchnig whatever channel is playing & not be able to constantly surf the over 82 options available every three minutes. So can you imagine what life would be like without this humble instrument you are holding in your hands?

But fall it did.

We miss you dear remote....till the time someone else takes your place!

26 comments:

  1. you are so cool :) i don't think i can do justice to the significance of a remote thought am sitting next to one :D

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  2. I knw Sujatha! Nowadays watching TV without a remote is almost unimaginable! To think that only a couple of decades or so ago people (in my home too) used to manually change channels! If that was the case now, I'll probably be too lazy event to watch TV ;-)

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  3. Do you have a replacement now?

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  4. @Chintan: hehe. a working remote is more "important" than the HD 3D TV. :)
    mind it (rajni saar style)

    @Anne: bapre those days - changing manually!! ya mayb i too wud b frustrated enuf to giv up watching

    @Nona: ya ya. this was in 2010. got a replacement within a few days.but the old remote is still there - its parthiv shareer in our house

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  5. I really liked that..i surely did...It's a writer's prima facie to bring life to the characters, and you did that nicely :)

    For the remote :(

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  6. @indigenou: thank u Piyush now that feels gud

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  7. I've always appreciated other people's ability to put life into an inanimate object!
    I can never do that, how much ever I try! :(
    I hope you got a replacement for your remote! :D

    Your post makes me appreciate my remote so much more!

    Please read & promote-

    The Tablet Revolutionary

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  8. @yash: yes i did get a replacement. this post is actually a year old :) cudnt have gone without my dear remote for that long right? hehehe
    thanks for ur lovely comments

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  9. Nice one, The challenge at my place is that there are too many remotes..

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  10. Who can write so beautifully on TV Remote. Nice so Nice

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  11. @Madhav: aww thats so sweet of u! thanks :)

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  12. oh yes..without a remote its almost unimaginable to watch TV! And the fight over who will have an authority over it on sundays is a MUST too :)
    very nicely penned...


    sarah

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  13. @subtle: sunday fight for remote - a staple indeed

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  14. Wonder what else I will read about on blogs.. Remote control was not in my list. ;) LOL

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  15. @Farila: i surprised u there haan...well...u never know whats next on a blog. N Farila, this was my FIRST ever post :)

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  16. nice story on Remote. Yes, I agree with this point.. I still remember when I used to fight with my sister for remote. :P

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  17. @Surya: thank u Surya. ha brothers n sisters fighting over remote - universal isnt it? haha

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  18. @Gideon: awww! thank you :)) this was my very first post. so u can guess how senti i am about this one :)

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  19. @Rajendra: thank you. this was my FIRST post

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  20. Yes you are right, we know the importance of the remote still we dont care about and we keep on torchering it, pressing button after button...No body understand the agony of remote..Nicely and cutely crafted..Liked it:):)

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    1. tumhare comment se mujhe lagta hai tumne apne remote ko bahut torture kiya hai :D

      thank you Mithlash for reading my very first post. means a lot to me :)

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  21. haa haa.. a very light hearted and interesting post. I could see your battered and bruised remote kept alive by your prayers until it finally parted this world. Nicely written. :)

    I was curious what made you write this as your first post?

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  22. thank you Raj :)

    what made me write this one? here's why: http://sujathasathya.blogspot.in/2010/04/aakhir-kyun.html

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