SMS Record Broken!

Culture and Media

One of the annoying things about having a cellphone in India was the amount of sms spam one got. However, I am alone in my negativity about text-messaging. The Times of India reports:

Behind every successful man, it is said, there is a woman. But in the case of Karan Sachdev there are a lot of them.

Thanks to the crowd of girlfriends, the overactive Delhi college student is Capital’s champion in an unusual sport: SMSing or Mobile texting.

Sachdev seems to have broken the Guinness record of 67 seconds by typing the following message in 66 seconds:

The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.

My favorite part of the story is where the parents come in:

Karan’s fascination with cell phones were a great cause of worry to his parents. My father couldn’t believe it. We always got into arguments every month end when my father had to clear my bills. He thought I neglected my career. Hopefully the fights would take a backseat for a while,” says Karan

Karan changes his mobile every two months. His current handset, Nokia’s N-Gage QD, which has 25 games, is his latest obsession.

Ah! for a middle class Indian adolescence, where your parents foot your bills, and you don’t have students loans.