I am now a Samsung Mobiler. I am a winner. I am euphoric not merely because I have won a Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 or that I will be an official ambassador for the global giant Samsung. This rapture, this feeling of bliss comes to me quite often. Every time an article is completed, a poem written, a blog uploaded, or a short-story concluded, I get to fly high.
Flying high is almost a habit with me now. I love those flights of fancy when ideas zip in and out of their black hole to tease me until I manage to hang on to one of them to twist and turn it into something that look fine and readable when decked with all sorts of words! Yes, you guessed right – the feeling of ‘flying high’ isn’t restricted to the moment an award or a prize is announced nor does it hover around the compliments that may flow in from expected and unexpected sources… this feeling comes from moments even before idea conception takes place. Ah! This is quite like a human where triumph isn’t limited to the instant you hold your child in your arms for the first time but can be traced back much beyond this moment.
‘OK,’ you’ll say, ‘you mean the sex… ah! No, it is probably the fore-play… wait, it goes even further back to the time you met her?’
I smile at the naivety and say: ‘You cannot actually trace that moment in any lifetime. It is gifted to us and stays securely somewhere deep within each of us.’
We are all programmed to be triumphant and happy and winners. Yes. All of us. Without exception.
‘Then why do some of us feel like losers?’
‘No one is a loser. Some of us just insist on not seeing the winning moments, that’s all. There is no other mantra, tantra, or yantra attached to winners.’
All of us have our winning moments and all I intend to write about today is about the ecstatic winning moment that brought my first Tab to me. Yes, the winners list on indiblogger told me that I had won the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab and would be an official Samsung Mobiler with all the associated perks and advantages… but the actual moment would be only on the 3rd of October 2011.
There were 20 of us from all over the country and, I must admit, there were byte-sharks and tech-whales in that list and I was, compared to them, a mere techno-shrimp! But despite that I was confident that they wouldn’t gobble me up or leave me battered and struggling in the tech-ocean that Samsung actually is. They say, things that happen follow the things you can conjure up in your thoughts… and I summoned all the powers of fiction within me to create the friendliest atmosphere there at the Samsung office in Gurgaon. So it was.
Of-course, we were all welcomed by the lovely Samsung hostesses with a rose, asked to pose for a formal ‘winning smile’ picture for the records and only then escorted to the conference hall where the prize distribution ceremony was to take place. When I entered I saw smiles all around. After the informal intro I too jumped right into the heart of the animated discussions happening there on winning, losing, Samsung, Tabs, cabs, flights, Hyderabad, Pune, Kochi, Kerala, Mumbai, Delhi, Noida, cricket… and of-course, indiblogger.
This is the moment, I said to myself, to take the first few pics. We posed before the Samsung Mobiler standee for posterity to remember us.
This place, I told myself, is full of winners. And I just began clicking pictures as there was still time for the function to begin. It was only later when I reached back home that I discovered that I had managed to capture a real treasure of emotions and postures. From a smiling thoughtfulness to an incisive glance, from a there-is-still-a-lot-do look to a relax-baby posture, from a restrained presence to this-is-getting-curioser-and-curioser fidget… see the entire horizon of human emotions in the photo collages here:
The Samsung officials which included Tori from Korea addressed the winners and everyone informally discussed the relevance of precision blogging, its role in the corporate scenario today, and how this power of blogging and bloggers can be effectively harnessed to communicate relevant and informative messages to the lay public. Tori then told us all about the Samsung Mobilers global program and showed us creative ways in which the ‘selected mobilers’ from other countries convert even ordinary looking ideas into dynamic vehicles of effective communication!
Here are a few photographs from this session:
In another blog, Raj Shekhar, one of the mobilers asks the most important question: “What this means to you as our reader?” He then answers: “We will be bringing latest news and scoops from Samsung about their latest product releases, reviews on the latest Samsung devices which comes to market in more innovative and creative way. Please do revisit to check out what’s in store in future.” Yes, what Raj says is quite correct. The website or blogs of this set of Samsung Mobilers from India is ready to adopt the responsible role of imparting news snippets as well as analysing the relevant launches as and when they come.
I know I am going to enjoy my tenure as one of the official Mobilers for Samsung, will love competing with my friends for a place in the official squad for meets, exhibitions, seminars, fairs, and even more prizes… but most of all I am going to love dreaming blogging on the topics that will, no doubt, be handed out to this team. Right now I am rather busy doing all that Rama did to defeat Ravana when he was transported by Lord Indra to Delhi!
05 October 2011