The Airtel App

This is the era of the smartphone. No one has the time or the energy or the inclination to plug in a laptop and do their stuff. We are always on the move, always in a hurry. We can’t be bothered to sit down for a moment to do anything, whether it is making a phone call or paying our bills. The most amazing thing about human beings is that we adapt. Evolution has helped us adapt to every change in the environment, and it has brought us to where we are today : Two legged creatures that walk on their feet with their spines upright, creatures with opposable thumbs that help us do so many things that our fellow creatures who are a few steps behind us in this evolution process can’t. So we have to make use of those thumbs. And what better way to use them than to App away.

Like humans, Airtel too has learnt to adapt. The Airtel guys looked at the human race today and said to themselves, ‘Dude, these guys need something easier to pay bills with’. And from that ray of realisation was born the Airtel App.

If you don’t want to read any further, you can go straight to the Airtel App and download it for your Android device. iPhone users, tough luck, you have to wait. But while you are waiting, you can check out the cool features of the Airtel App here  http://www.airtel.in/myairtel. ( Edit: It is actually now available on the App Store. Yaay for you iPhone guys) 

Ok. So you’ve decided to read further. Good. So here are some of the features that I found really cool in the new Airtel App

Shake it baby, shake it. Move it baby, move it: This is a really cool fun feature. You can put on some music and shake your phone to get some amazing new offers. Who doesn’t like a freebie. These offers give you more than that too.

Notifications and Reminders: We have so much on our minds these days. Family, work, politics, movies, more work and some more work. Who has the time to keep track of which bill is due when. You have your DTH bills to pay, your mobile phone bills to pay, your broadband bills to pay…Phew. Tiring to just type out all this. So you have your very own personal assistant in your palms now. The amazing Airtel App that gives you notifications about when your bill needs to be paid. Ping. Pay your mobile bill. Ping. Pay your DTH bill. Ping..oh shut up. I’ll pay it now.

Speed: You know those apps that make you tap your fingers on the phone just waiting for them to load? Yeah. This Airtel App is NOT one of those. It totally understands your priorities in life and lets you get the job done as quickly as possible. Tap tap tap and your’re done. Recharged. Freebied. Relieved.

So what are you waiting for? Go get the app now.

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Ek Nayi League

Oh, what on earth is this new league all about?

We have a cricket league and a football league and a wrestling league. I think we even have a kabaddi league ( wasn’t Abhishek Bachchan an owner or something?) So what else is left to ‘league’ about, I wonder.

But here is my list of things that I would like to see as Leagues. Maybe Ek Nayi League is one of these?

1. An Indian Cooking League: Yes, we have shows like Masterchef and all that. But it will be nice to have a nailbiting, colourful Indian Cooking League. Something where we have top chefs from across the country participating and sharing with us dishes from all over India. Super Sambars vs Perky Pav Bhajis or something would be the equivalent of a Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians IPL match. Now, wouldn’t that be super fun to follow? One mad month of mouthwatering dishes.

2. An Indian Political League: This could be something where people, non- political people get together and form teams that contest mock elections with mock manifestos. Well, mock elections and mock manifestos, but these could actually lead to something real. A fake Indian Political League could be a message to the real politicians who can learn a thing or two about contesting an election with real manifestos and real promises. Also, who knows? Someone who wins this fake Indian Political League could become another Arvind Kejriwal and take the country by storm ( Ok, ok. I’m not implying anything here. I’m purely apolitical)

3. An Indian Software Engineers League: Software Engineers are the majority these days. So why not a software engineers league where a bunch of programmers face off in a match to write some super software program? Yes, sounds geeky, but they could give it a shot. But nah, I don’t think Kapil Dev would be someone who endorses something as geeky and nerdy as a Software Engineers League

4. An Indian Cycling League : I have always envied European countries because they give so much importance for cycling. In India, cycling isn’t something that has caught on yet. It is good for health, wealth and the environment. So maybe something like an Indian Cycling League will be great to publicise cycling as both an exercise and a sport. And a cycling race across the country with cheerleaders dressed in traditional attire, cheering the contestants on? Wouldn’t that be something that you would pay good money to watch? Live or on TV?

Well, Kapil Dev has been talking so much about some new league. What on earth is this Ek Nayi League, I keep asking myself. Well, I can only guess. And wish. But I think the answer will be out soon. Till then, lets keep the brain working and cook up new leagues.

This is where the answer lies http://www.eknayileague.com/.