Sunday, July 1, 2012

Two Minutes

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 29; the 29th Edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The topic for this month is 'TWO MINUTES'.

Two minutes, seem so little when you are having fun .. or


too much when you are waiting for someone ..


for her two minutes defined her entire life, for him two minutes ended his life..


It happened last year...

She was in her car... He was on his bike....

It was her birthday she was in a rush to go to her own party..

He was going back home to his wife and new born kid ..

both got calls on their mobile phones

but not one of them thought it to be worthwhile to ignore that or to stop for two minutes and then talk on their phones..

they answered their phones, she while driving her car and he while riding his bike ..

not one of them was paying attention to others on the road just on their phones and the voice on the other end...

It happened so fast that no one really knew what happened ... but....

somehow she hit him going at a speed of 100 km/h .. and he flew from his bike and hit his head on the curb and broke his neck .. instantly killing him ..

She braked hard, and her car swirled dangerously and stopped  ... but

She didn't notice that she was at a crossroads ..

Next second she was hit from the side by a truck ..

her car tumbled like a toy and rested on its roof ..

people rushed to both of their help but he was beyond help .. and she crushed her spine .. instantly paralyzing her from waist down making it impossible for her to walk again ..

It took her 6 months to recover and leave her bed .. and she then decided to educate people about the dangers of talking on the phone while driving ..


She holds seminars all around the world but she still stops and think about what her life could have been if she would have just taken those two minutes to properly stop and then answer that call which changed her life for the worse.



P.S. - Please friend never ever answer your phone while driving or riding your bike it really is very dangerous. 


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43 comments:

  1. Very informative post.. talkin on phone can be very dangerous even if we have bluetooth in our car..all the best.

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    1. Thanks Rani for liking the post. All The Best to you too.

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  2. That was a good one Vikas. Its not at all unusual to see people talking on their phones while driving . When are we going to learn ? After this 2 mins in life ? good luck for the BAT !

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    1. Thanks TTT, Exactly my point, All the Best

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  3. Mmm! U used the topic very well to press an important issue.

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  4. Good one, using the phone while driving is dangerous indeed... I hit a car once, too when I got distracted by the phone ringing ... goot luck for BAT!

    Do stop by my blog sometime :) ..... M * U * S * I * N * G * S

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    1. Thank you very much Ash and yes Phone is indeed a bane while driving not a boon. Good Luck to you too for BAT!

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  5. Mobile Mania .. everyone thinks that 'it will not happen to me'! But who knows? Always better to take care. Good and very relevant message.

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    1. Thanks very much Aativas for reading and commenting. Mobile Mania it sure is the latest killer on the roads. ATB buddy

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  6. What a beautiful message Vikas. I loved your narration so much!!!!

    And congrats, YOU ARE A BLOG-A-TON VETERAN; I know I'm late to wish you but I think I'm first.. Keep Writing..!!!!

    Someone is Special

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    1. Thanks Sarav for the wonderful comment and adding me to the BAT veterans list and Yes you are the first one to wish me for the same. I will try to keep on writing. :)

      ATB for BAT to you too.

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  7. I've suffered a very similar accident, and I'm glad you came up with a nice way to post on such an important topic. Best of luck.

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    1. Sorry to hear about the accident Sandy and thanks for liking the post. Thank you once again.

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  8. Nicely written and communicated the message :) ATB!

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  9. आपके संदेश ने रचना को सार्थक कर दिया है
    बेहतरीन रचना के लिए बधाई

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    1. Thanks Shashi for wonderful comment.

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  10. Life and death teach us important lessons...alas, no one listens until it is too late

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    1. Sadly that si the truth, its the same with helmet too. ATB for BAT.

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  11. Good post.. Sometimes just two minutes or few seconds can ruin or make someone's future...

    Good luck for BAT :)

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    1. Thanks Anjali for the wonderful comment Good luck to you too for BAT.

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  12. Well narrated. Simple things matter. We often term simple preventive measures to be silly and pay penalty.

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    1. Thank you very much for liking the story and taking out your time to comment. So True and sad that people don't understand the reason behind rules and just keep on breaking them.

      ATB

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  13. Thats a strong message that you have chosen to portray through BAT. its true , often few seconds draw a line between life and death. ATB

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    1. Thanks Menachery for reading and commenting. Thanks for all your support ATB.

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  14. Hi Vikas

    You have used BAT to spread a very important message...Here goes a pat on your back for doing that....Its a crisp post that hits the point straight on the head ....Very Good One ....Talking on the phone while driving can have horrible and drastic consequences. Great :)

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    1. Thanks very much for liking and commenting. This issue is very close to my heart as I have seen people getting hurt due to not wearing helmets or talking on phone. I personally almost always follow the rules. Thanks again .. ATB.

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  15. Thats quite a relevant message and really well put. At the same time it is quite disturbing also.

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    1. Thanks JJ and ditto to the disturbing part but you know what they say sometimes it takes explosion to make deaf hear us. ATB buddy Thanks again for reading and commenting. :)

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  16. Very informative post delivering a very important message.. All the best

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    1. Thanks very much Ash for stopping by commenting. Glad you liked the post. ATB to you too.

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  17. It has a wonderful message attached to it...Superb! Best of luck...

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation ATB to you too.

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  18. well written vikas... story with a message .. Nice, All the best for BAT!!

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    1. Thanks very much Sweta for appreciating the post. ATB.

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  19. Vikas!
    That's a great message in the end...:)) It is absolutely criminal for anyone to drive and use their cell phones at the same time. The story portrays ...the life you save just might be your own....:))
    Neat and crisp narration. :)
    All the best for BAT!

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    1. Thank you very much for the wonderful comment and appreciating my work. Thanks and All the Best for BAT to you too.

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  20. Fantastic post! It is a given fact the a majority of us still flaunt the rules and use our mobile devices. Good reminder.

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    1. Thanks Richi for liking and commenting on the story. Sadly it is so true.

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