I went into town today to replace my sim card. It was an interesting process.
First I had to get an affidavit reporting the stolen phone and sim card. To do that, I went to a tiny little hole-in-the-wall office where there were three men with typewriters clacking away incessantly. They typed out who I am, who my father is, where I live, where the phone was missing from, when it was missing, and that I would like a duplicate. When it was finished and stamped, it was very official looking, but you would have a hard time believing that if you'd seen where it came out of.
I wish I could show you pictures...sigh.
Then I took my official paper to the mobile phone place and they gave me a new sim in exchange for the paper and 75 rupees.
Now if only the phone, the numbers, the camera and photos were replaced so "simply".