This conversation with my seven year old nephew turned out to be quite interesting. Randomly thought to share this joyful random experience.
7-year old: Uncle, tomorrow is a big day. India will play Australia in the Cricket World Cup final. We are so much excited here and just can’t wait to watch the match next morning. You would also be waiting for it.
I: No son, I can’t watch it. I have office tomorrow.
7-year old: Baba, can’t you take a day off tomorrow? You must.
I: No son, I can’t.
7-year old: Then you can do one thing.
7-year old: You can get updates on your mobile phone. After all, you have 3G in your mobile. You can get updates on who is batting, who is bowling, what is score and all others.
I: Ok son.
7-year old: Also, you should download some world cup app. They are very good.
I: How is that son?
7-year old: Some of them are very fast. They give updates like we see on television.
I: How do you know that son?
7-year old: I use it on uncle’s mobile phone. Then there are advertisements of cricket apps on television. Also, my friends talk a lot about it.
I: But you should not use mobile phone. That is wrong. Didn’t I tell you?
7-year old: Arre uncle, I do it with permission – and in situations when we cannot watch a match due to power outage. Also, I have grown up now and I handle the cellphone with care.
I: Even then. You should keep away from mobile phone and excessive television viewing. Internet should only be used for academic assignments and study purposes.
7-year old: Oooo Uncle. Ok, after this world cup. And yes, please download the ‘Cricbuzz’ app. It is really fast.
I: Son, but I don’t know how to use it?
7-year old: Uncle, it’s so simple. Simply, type India and Australia there in the app to get the updates as we would be watching the same on television.
I: Ok son I will try.
7-year old: Bye uncle. My friends have come. I am going to play. Do download the app.
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