"Shoo mosquitos with the mobile" (IndiaTimes Sept. 29). It is the most heartening headline to read amidst some scary news the same day on the deadly mosquito-born deseases, spreading all over the world, from back home Alwar in India to Contra Costa County in USA. The buzz of my cellphone can now buzz off the mosquitos. The application, when initiated, produces some sounds that are silent to my ears but loud enough for the mosquito to leave me alone. And the application is almost free, though worth a fortune as far as the relief from repelling the mosquito goes. The residents of Contra Costa County no longer have to remain in qurantine on account of the West Nile Virus caused by infected mosquitos. The people in Alwar and alike towns also do not have to worry about the perpetual danger of malaria from the mosquitos that breed in billions in stagnant rainwater and choked drains, especially after the Monsoons. They simply have to shout to the mosquito, " Stop! Or my mobile will shoo." Even that may not be necessary, as the mosquitos and all the similar species are equipped with natural sensors. T-mobile, iTunes, Java games, slash-dot mobile and tux-mobile are all very fascinating. However, the first to go for the residents in the mosquito infested areas is the mosquito repelling application. It sure will be very helpful, at least till mosquitos invent an immune strategy against this application too, as they have done for all the other devices man has developed against the invicible mosquito.
Talking about mosquitos, I cannot resist telling about the belief that the residents of Alwar have living with Mosquito Menace. According to them the one who has lived in Alwar is assured of an entry to heaven because he has already served his term in hell for whatever sins he might have committed in his life. A word of relief for them- have the new device and forget about living in hell.