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'The country is on the mobile'

Has the average Indian become slave of gadgets that were invented to serve him?

Sunanda K Datta-Ray 

Sunanda K Datta-Ray

The terrible tragedy of a bus in North Bengal plunging into a canal, killing the driver and conductor (two brothers) as well as at least 40 passengers, makes one wonder whether man has become the slave of gadgets that were invented to serve him. Survivors blame the deaths on “the driver continuously speaking over the mobile phone”.

He held it “in his right hand and the steering wheel in the left”. Time was when mobile penetration was the measure of a developing society’s development. I recall reading China led the world in the number of mobiles per hundred ...

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First Published: Sat, February 03 2018. 05:59 IST
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