Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund‘s #JanoTohMano video above took me back to my college days when we used to pass chits around to convey messages. Seriously those days seem so far away and unreal now. Yes, no mobile phones, WhatsApp or even easy access to emails back then. It is not to say that there wasn’t a certain charm about living like that. While the relationships did feel more close and personal, we all remember how sending a letter and receiving a reply made us chew our nails anxiously as the wait was just long. The time and distance in communication was cumbersome. While we may wax eloquent about handwritten letters, none of us are about to give up our digital communication any time soon. Imagine if we did not have the ease of online communication, you would not be reading this post right now. I would not be able to work online. Gosh! Life certainly would not be rosy.
While communication has made rapid strides with the advances in technology and internet spreading its tentacles far and wide, I think the one thing that has benefitted us all especially in India is how services have now reached our doorsteps. And I am not only talking about shopping which has become a breeze now. Apparel, furniture, groceries, jewelry, lingerie – you name it and it can be bought online and home delivered. We really are living the dream of convenience with technological advances. With your smartphone, you can shop on your mobile instantly. I personally make complete use of this. And these being the times when the consumer is actively wooed with lots of online deals and cashbacks, this really is the best time to shop online, get the convenience and save money. Seriously, a win-win situation!
But it is the services that have seen such an amazing makeover. These days, you can get a tailor, a beautician, a plumber, cleaning service, electrician, repair technician right to your doorstep. Where finding quality unorganized service providers was always a pain point, this is a blessing in disguise.
This amazing new phenomenon has made living in big cities where we struggle with traffic jams and commutes every step of the way so easy. Hey, I can even manage my finances on my smartphone. Seriously, the innovative ideas and Apps floating around have made it easy for all of us.
So how has your life changed for the better from the old ways? Do share in the comments