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Friday - - Letters - NEILOFER FATHIMA, DUBAI SYEDA AMENA, DUBAI

The ar­ti­cle on the moun­tain guide, Mamta Rawat (The woman who saved 500 lives’, Septem­ber 5), was an in­cred­i­ble read. Her heroic act [in safely tak­ing chil­dren, tourists and pil­grims down the moun­tain over three days dur­ing tor­ren­tial floods] shows what a dif­fer­ence sacrifice and de­ter­mi­na­tion can make.

Last week, whenmy smart­phone went dark and my PC fell prey to a virus, I was left with no choice but to en­dure the un­bear­able con­se­quence – a life with­out gad­gets.

For­tu­nately, the phase lasted for only a few days. But when I read the ar­ti­cle on dig­i­tal detox­ing (‘Girl un­plugged’, Septem­ber 5), I re­alised that in to­day’s fast-paced world, tech­nol­ogy has be­come so in­te­gral to our lives that we spend hours in the vir­tual world with­out feel­ing the need for any phys­i­cal in­ter­ac­tion with our loved ones or so­ci­ety in gen­eral.

It is then I con­ceded that I, too, need a dig­i­tal detox. It would be quite re­fresh­ing and may even teach me a thing or two about con­trol­ling that urge to check my phone ev­ery other sec­ond.

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