The next time you hear a gun shot behind you and a woman screeching "nahin",
don't dial 100. And if you hear a voice thundering, " Tumhare ma, bachche aur
DVD player mere kabze main hain ", don't faint. It's just ring tones getting
Forget the days of sweet melodies floating into rooms or nostalgic airs captured
in digital mode. Today, the wackier your ringtone, the trendier you are. So, it
could vary from a ring tone like "Platform number 3 ke gaadi, platform ek se
jayegi " to "Attention 1, 2, 3". The crazier, the better.
Many youngsters are delighted to use funny ringtones but there are others who
differ in opinion. "Why would I want the tone of a dog barking on my mobile?"
says 26-year-old Nandini Mehra. "I hear them on the streets all the time."