Talk less;Click moreFormer Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi asked her countrymen to 'talk less;work more'.
But over the years lot of chat shows in umpteen number of TV channels made people talk more. The same is still there in most channels especially the 24 x7 news channels in the name of debate. Many of those debates have of late tuned to be simply barking shows, where we get to see more shouting and gesticulations than sensible and worthy debate.
The spread of mobile phones and more mobile service providers (in 2G time)with cheap rates of talk time also made people talk more, talk to each other. That somehow helped to build and maintain more contacts.
Now, the scene has again changed to 'Talk Less', but not as envisaged by Mrs.Gandhi.
Number of affordable smartphones with good pixel and resolution cameras in them combined with the cheap data) after Jio effect) has made anyone and everyone a photographer. People just click a photo of anything in their smartphones many of them selfies and send them around the world in real time by FB, whatsapp etc.
Now if we attend a marriage o any other function, -which earlier used to be a meeting place and new contacts made and old contacts re-energised- now people are happy to be alone clicking photos in their smartphones. All the important functions are 'clicked' but not watched and listened.(Not to say about the official photographer and videographers who simply block the view for the audience). Marriages are now best attended in Facebook later viewing the recorded album.
So now it is 'Talk less;Click more'.