identity crisis

                                                    Identity crisis!!?

By

    Vivek Hande

 

It is a technology driven society today and being net- savvy is more a necessity than a luxury .I am a netizen too and I must confess that  I  often surf the net to seek out interesting e-mail ids. Each e-mail id says so much about the individual and gives a fascinating glimpse into the mind of the owner. Often , an address says more about the person than the mail!

 

lawyer.kochupillaiparthasarthy.tvs@hotmail.com is quite obviously a serious individual who is rather particular about the way he is addressed and means business. doctorjoinbones@rediffmail.com is an orthopedic colleague; gasbag@hotmail.com is an anesthesiologist and believe it or not, babies-out@gmail.com is a gynecologist friend of mine. A final year medicine resident at my hospital is waiting to go into private practice and makes his intentions clear with moneyraker@vsnl.com .

 

There is a bunch of sports crazy individuals on the net who carry their sporting affiliations as a badge of honour. One encounters spsdhonitops@gmail.com or vkmanchesterunited-forlife@hotmail.com   and I find prerna-dravid-ismine@msn.com interesting. A rare one –vishwnathananandgps@mac.com !

 

Some addresses are clearly aspirational. My son gets mail from britneyismine-rp@gmail.com and sharapova-iwant-u@usanet.com. Another of his friends is yogihasferari@msn.com .   Some make their musical preferences clear –    beethoven-u-rock@dna.com and elvis-is-king@gmail.com don’t leave much to imagination. Some addresses make it clear that the couple is much in love ; mp&rita-r-1@vsnl.com and minaraju-janamjanam@gmail.com are good examples of love on the net!

 

Then there are some e-mail ids which convey a social message as well; save-papersandy@hotmail.com ; saynotosmoking-vijay@indiatimes.com and conservewater-rishi@rediff.com are prime examples. Some convey different kinds of messages-      ihatemen-rina@tna.com; rksays-brinjals-r-yuck@sify.com   Some addresses give an insight into the mental state of the person    -ihatexams@hotmail.com and lifesucks@vsnl.com and drowningdeep@gmail.com  might need assistance.

It truly is a fascinating study and I am really hooked on to it. I would love a feedback from readers and would love them to share interesting addresses with me on my email id ubetterlikethisarticle@indiatimes.com !!

 

 

Author: vivekhande

A gastroenterologist who writes from the gut. an observer ; a learner ..

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