DO NOT DISTURB
It is such a relief to learn that you can hang the Do Not Disturb board on mobile phones too.
Apparently, there is a way to keep those annoying text messages offering you the range of services you can manage to live without - from caller tunes to 'nakkal jokes'- out of your life! Yes, that is the good news today.
Karthik has a story in The Hindu today, with a helpful list of URLs through which you can deactivate this feature. Though I believe the default mode should be 'DEACTIVATE', it is comforting to note that you can also call up your mobile service provider's call centre and ask to deactivate it. It takes 24 hours to do so, but remember to ask for a docket number so that you have something to fall back on when/if you discover you've been lied to.
Ah, now that we've settled that, ladies and gentlemen, let us devote our time and energies to find ways to warn us when that pestilential credit card salesman calls from an unidentified land line to thrust eminently resistible offers. Some flashing red light,perhaps? Hmmmm...
OR better still, perhaps we can find a way to convince HIM to offer an interest-free, non-repayable loan!
And, this, i think, is a stylish way to mix work(outs) with pleasure.