Which mobile phone do you have?
What do you mainly use it for?
To call my son Kannan, a college student. But 95 per cent of my calls are made to stay connected with social issues and the civil society movement. I am the state convenor of the National Alliance of People’s Movement.
How many calls do you make in a day?
If I am organising a seminar or a strike, I have to call people up personally because they prefer calls to e-mail or paper invites. On these occasions I make over a 100 calls in a day.
So it has helped your work?
My phone is my friend and it is an extension of my body.
Has it ever landed you in a soup?
When I give a quote on a certain issue and forget that they may be recording the conversation. That can create some tension.
Do you think it controls you?
I think it does sometimes. As a social activist, I get a continuous flow of calls. Every morning, I have...