He came up to our table and asked for some help (money), which is not that common in that upmarket restaurant. Since i was busy with the Nokia phone of mine which is ideal for long calls; at least the battery lasts and there is no irritation for the ears after a long call, I left my Samsung note on the table. I was complaining to the axis bank authorities about them leaking my personal information to some brokers and my complete attention was on the call. Since I did not appreciate someone pestering me asking for money, in a restaurant where I never expected it to happen, I tried to dissuade him by neglecting him, but then, he was of very persuasive. He pulled out a sheet of paper and put it on the table for me to read. It was a kind of a certificate with some seals on it, to prove that he is a refugee from somewhere. I tried to ignore it, and he left. I was slightly restless and I had a feeling that something is going wrong. It did not take long to realise that I lost my Samsung note. In fact this sob kept the notice right on top of the phone, and took the phone along with it. Since it was a busy place, I could not do anything about this.
It was the first time I was loosing a phone and I did not know what to do. Here I got the expert advice from someone who and her friends circle have the habit of loosing phones very often. If you loose your mobile phone in India, the first thing to do is to contact the operator and deactivate the sim. The next is to file a complaint in the nearest police station. Even before all these I logged into the Internet and changed the passwords of my linked in, Facebook, google, twitter and PayPal accounts....a reaffirmation to the fact that software and data are more important than the hardware.