Voice notes are new messages

For 23-year-old Eeshta Malhotra, vocal notes began as a convenience – they could send them on the move while walking or diving, and did not feel compelled to concentrate long thoughts on short texts. "What I can say in a sentence often gets me 10 texts to get over," he says. And bonuses: there is no thumb fatigue.

In a generation that thinks of phone calls as "committing" and sending messages as "very normal," voice notes have become the new way of communicating. Researcher Sumedha Chakravarthy, 23, says "there are some sounds, feelings and tones that text can never fully transmit, no matter how many emojis or exclamations you use." After all, can a haha ​​or a smiley compete against the infectious sound of laughter?

In Mizoram, new lovers are looking for Melody G Fanai, a voice-artist and singer who has found a new job as a voice artist. Young men and women often approach her to record voice messages.

Fanai has declared love, begged for forgiveness, even said a cheating deceiver to go to hell. "In a text message, you do not hear expressions of love, sadness and anger. You can say" I love you "in many different ways using your voice," he says.

The immediacy of voice notes is certainly part of the appeal, as well as the fact that the person at the other end has no obligation to answer then and there.

"Like handwritten letters, voice notes carry intimacy"

Nishant Shah, Research Dean at ArtEZ University of the Arts, Holland, urges them to "distribute phone calls". Rachel Rojy, 24, uses voice notes only with close friends. "The other person does not need to be available and I still express myself exactly as I want at that moment," he says.

Mehak Sawhney, who is conducting a research on voice technology in Sarai-CSDS, compares voice notes with handwritten letters as they are "intimate and allow staff to play." "It allows us to pay attention to the details of human voice – volume, configuration, pauses, laughter, other expressive sounds."

While it's WhatsApp that has made vocal notes popular worldwide, China's WeChat was the pioneer. It was caught because typing Chinese characters was a lot of pain. Back home also finds thanks to the seniors who find themselves typing. It is also a help when phone keyboards fail non-English speakers. For example, home workers use them to inform their employers that they will delay or ask what they want for dinner. Chaitanya Raj Singh, a 24-year-old social entrepreneur, says: "When you work outside of major stations, voice memos make it much easier to communicate with people who do not have a good understanding of the English language."

Pandit Avadhkishor Pandey, a Udaipur music teacher who offers lessons on YouTube, began using voice notes a few years ago to answer his students' questions. "I had about 20 lists with 200 people everybody who will listen to my voice notes where I talked about everything from morning riyaz to what is a taal," he says. Now, a popular laugh all over the world tune in with his voice messages.

Theater artist Tanvika Parlikar, based in Delhi, enjoys the flexibility of voice notes. "You can be both up to the point and meander across the country. Calling makes me worry, you do not have time to think about how you want to answer," he says.

He says the voice notes and the millennia are a race in the sky. "We tend to read through ideas that we do not fully understand – a new philosophy we try to live, unfinished thoughts that we want our listeners to listen to, and they record our speech patterns as a generation, with" , & Quot; as & quot; and & quot; type & quot;

You can also listen back. Chakravarthy says: "Voice memos look perfect for our generation, partly because we are used to direct communication, but also because of our desire to remember and to reconsider ourselves from the past."