Lost & FoundOctober 12, 2015
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A week ago, I misplaced my iPhone at home. This is something that happens to me almost every other day. I’d have brought it out of my room to get coffee, and somewhere between catching up with the news and chasing behind my dog, I place my phone in the most random of places, and spend a frantic five minutes searching for it before I leave for work. Last week was different because even after a good fifteen minutes of what I thought was thorough searching, I couldn’t find it. I rang the phone a couple of times before I realised that it was on silent mode, I used the Find My Phone app on my computer, which showed the phone to be at home - information that was reassuring, and frustrating at the same time. I played the tracking sound from the app, and two tries later, my phone had shut itself off because my tracking efforts had drained the already low battery out fully. I even checked the garbage can, but to no avail. My phone was lost without me even leaving the house. I finally gave up on searching for it one and a half hours later and was on my way out to work when my grandmother-in-law, who saw me pass by so obviously late, asked me what happened. I narrated the curious incident of my missing phone, and she told me to pray to Karthaveeryarjuna and recite his sloka. “You’ll definitely find it” she said confidently. I nodded and left.