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Friday, May 18, 2012

World At My Fingertips!


Anticipating the fun that was coming my way, I hugged my Dad when he gifted me my first mobile in 2002. With enthusiasm, I started pressing the keys and embarked on the journey of discovery. It has been a long and exciting journey since...A journey, which not only soothed my senses in times of stress but helped me in finding three of the most beautiful relationships of my life. 

Initially, with high rates and expensive downloading, mobile was just a gadget to flaunt. But with the rush of technology and competition, not only the rates were slashed but the mobile market was flooded with better models. My encounter with internet on mobile happened when I bought a multimedia phone. From then on, there has been no looking back. Listening to music, watching videos, texting, even finding a groom for myself...Seriously, I have done it all on this tiny gadget.

One day, curious to discover more on my mobile, I activated the GPRS. And, that opened the boundless gateways. While scanning one of the social networking sites, I met my classmate from school after eleven years. I was fascinated and thrilled; needless to say, smitten by love. For weeks, thereafter, we chatted, exchanged mails and I never parted with my mobile. Within a month, he proposed and a month after that, we were engaged. Quite fast, you would say...But, internet romances should work at that speed. After all, when it comes to internet, it’s all about speed!

I was smiling with pride as I thought I was using this gadget to its maximum potential. What else you can do with it? I was doing everything on my mobile; from surfing net to checking weather; from tweeting to killing the pink pigs on Facebook...Yes, yes, I was addicted to ‘Angry Birds.’ But when last summer, sitting idle in my office, I pressed few buttons to explore what more I could do with my mobile, I stumbled upon blogging and hence ‘Words,' my blog, was born....

Blogging opened the floodgates of my creativity. I met like minded people and was blown away by the enormous talent present on the net. To me, it was like creating a mini universe of people who welcomed my talent with open arms. I wonder at times; would it be possible for me to blog actively if updating it was not possible on mobile? I think...NO. For any blogger who works and has a family to take care of, updating blog on mobile is a boon. I was soaked up from head to toe in my mobile. World was literally at my fingertips. I thought I have explored everything my mobile has to offer. Little aware that I will meet someone from the other side of the world on this tiny gadget...

Interacting with a fellow blogger on Gtalk on a beautiful August noon, I discovered that we were neighbours in Bangalore. We lived on the same street for a year but never met in person. We shopped, dined and walked at the same place but never saw each other. And, three years later, continents away, we met on net. To bookmark this beautiful chapter of life, I wrote ‘13, Cambridge Street’ last year. I’ll always be thankful to my mobile for giving me a friend for lifetime.



Now, I don’t doubt the limitlessness of internet. Rather, I dwell, I dig, I search, I explore and I enjoy. I use all the apps, download more and wish for a new app every day. Internet adds the much needed element of fun to my life. You too go and explore the enormous world of excitement...It will be fun, for sure, I promise!

Signing off with a quote of Bill Gates, "The internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow." And, you can be there all the time on your mobile...

* This post is for ‘Internet is fun!’ contest on Indiblogger. Go and have fun on Vodafone www.vodafone.in/fun

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67 comments:

  1. Nice to learn about your forays into internet through a mobile. All the best for the contest!

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  2. Lovely post, Saru! It's awesome that you found your love and a friend through mobile. Apt for a mobile fairy tale ;) And, your narration was very intriguing. You should win this time :)

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  3. Saru, this was a remarkable journey on personal, professional and pursuit for your passion for writing! Wishing you the very best for the contest:)

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  4. That was a sweet love story! Good Luck for the contest!

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  5. Ah, I'm a sucker for serendipity. Sweet. Really sweet. Hope you win that contest. All the best. :)

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  6. o u met ure husband on internet? sweet! :)

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  7. The title is very attractive , I Think you gonna grab the MacBook Pro :) all the best for the contest.

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  8. I love what wonders this tiny device does and also wonder at the way its evolved through the years. Great Post and lovely pieceof writing. All the best for the contest.

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  9. The power of internet is limitless and it'll always be increasing and ever growing. You have a really nice attachment with this mesh! Great post. :)

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  10. That was such a lovely post, Saru. All the best for the contest and I am sure you will win it. :)

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  11. Oh wow! This post is a winner all the way. Was totally soaked into it. And loved to read a personal account on how you met your hubby :-) Such a boon internet has been.. And now moving onto the 13,cambridge street post!! :-)

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  12. loved your post Saru.. Hmm.. You met your hubby through chat.. wow.. Congrats..

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  13. lovely post...really loved the simplicity

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  14. A nice post on the benefits of mobile phone & blogging.
    Wish you all the best for the contest

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  15. Lovely post... this post revived my memory of past when first time in 2003 I bought my first Nokia handset..May you win the contest..All the best!

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  16. wonderful narration!
    best wishes for the contest!

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  17. All the best! And, wow your mobile is a really good companion for you.

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  18. You need to do a longer post on how you met your husband. abhi to sirf trailer dikhaaya hai. Poori film dekhni hai humein. Good luck with the contest!!

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  19. That is a cute little love story Saru :-) We all are so happy for you ! and, lucky to have found you around :) So, a big thanks to Tim-Berners Lee for making that all possible...

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  20. Beautiful post with a nice ring of romance. Looks like your your power packed internet phone is the "Apple of your Eye". Have a great week end.

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  21. "Internet romances should work at that speed. After all, when it comes to internet, it’s all about speed!" :) :)
    Loved the whole story... succinct n succulent!

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    1. And yes, best wishes for the contest :)

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  22. The internet that did the trick for you. Quite impressive & all the best for the contest!!!!!

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  23. A fun post for a change Saru, Good luck with the contest.

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  24. Wow really two months and married wow now that was like a broadband connection for sure..
    Heart media at its fastest...

    All the best with the contest...

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  25. all the best for the contest. this post is a winner! :)

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  26. Good Luck.I felt its a sweet love story between Saru and the mobile.:) Its very nice,I liked the flow,its like a river and I am weightless floating on the river and lol at the end I reached the shore.
    Its awesome dear,all the Best :)

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  27. This was quite a story....you and your mobile...:) All the best for the contest...:)

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  28. It is equally 'fun' to read a poet in prose bound tips!
    That too relating & connecting reality of life..
    Thanks! to raise the finger of Contest.
    Best of luck to Saru & her Mobile..

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  29. Cute post,you do use your mobile to the fullest extent & it responds by giving you joy,good luck for the contest.

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  30. A wonderful piece of writing focusing on the positives (and romance) of the Internet!

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  31. Superb piece of writing..enjoyed reading it. Wish you all the best for the contest!

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  32. that was a nice piece :).. all the best for the contest dear..

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  33. Fast paced and crisp. Great post. All the very best for the contest, Saru.

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  34. Nice and crisp piece! Best of luck for the contest!

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  35. Lovely post Saru! I wonder how life would be without internet! All the best for the contest! I do hope you win!


    P.S.: I missed reading your posts.Was MIA cause of exams.Now every post i missed will be read! :-)

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  36. Wow Saru, that was real quick and wonderful the way you found your life partner. All the best wishes for the rest of your lives and for the contest too. Wonderful read through your post.

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  37. WOW...I ne'er knew could be that useful :)
    Beautiful post...Best Wishes :)

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  38. you seem to have done so much with the mobile :))

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  39. That was a lovely read, mobiles have become such an inseparable part of us today, it connects lives and hearts! Best wishes for the contest Saru, keeping my fingers crossed for you :)

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  40. Ya internet romances are very fast,, everybody has gone through this phase nowadays,,it creates interest which is not there,, when we are face to face,,

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  41. Yes its the tiny gateway to the vast world! And I still need to do a lot of exploring..BOL in the contest!

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  42. Wow what could be more romantic than meeting your long lost friend through internet and end up falling in love and marrying him. Really sweet Saru and I hope you guys always remain connected. Best of luck for the contest too. :)

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  43. nic post really liked it too much

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  44. Nice post. Really, with internet in our mobile the whole world is at our hands . . .

    Ashwini Dey

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  45. Great post, Saru. Reading it was a treat, thank you!! All the best!!

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  46. You said it Saru.. the internet is becoming an alternate reality for all of us today... glad to know that it gifted you some awesome relationships along the way.. :)

    Great post Saru.. All the best!! :)

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  47. Wow! This is awesome.. Loved the flow of your thoughts.. and the way to unfurled the story .. Too good a post!!

    blog on!
    dp

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  48. good post Saru! reminds me of my days when I was new to wire-free life since 9th April 2005... all the best for the contest!

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  49. Oh Wow. Nicely written. Dont know how I missed this post. Congratulations :-)

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  50. so this is how WORDS evolved!

    all the best for the contest Saru !

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  51. Just read your lovely essay and congrats on the prize as well as the beautifully written piece- saw your true style of writing in this one!!!

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  52. All the best for the contest....

    what a 'mobile love story':)

    'For any blogger who works and has a family to take care of, updating blog on mobile is a boon.'...so true, for me it is more relevant as my one year old keep doing acrobats with the mouse & key board the moment I switch on the PC :-)

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  53. Thank you everyone for reading and for your wishes. I think those wishes worked and this post is a winner.:)

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  54. Hi Saru.......I am soooooooooooooooooooo happy for you:).....CONGRATS:):):)

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  55. I think every blogger connects with this post of yours saru. I met my girl on facebook, started blogging by accident while exploring my new mobile and made a lot of really good friends through internet. for me, it is really a boon.
    your blog is really interesting. keep writing. god bless.

    -Mani

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  56. Congratulations on winning. I just read this post, and I should say i was touched by it. It reminded me of my times when I first bought a mobile. N-Gage QD that was.

    The post has a nice flow to it. Keep writing. We will keep reading :)

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  57. Good experiences but I still believe this world is more distant than it ever was with all these "connecting people" devices!

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  58. Hi Saru,

    Very well written article. Internet has definitely made it easier for us to get so many things done and it's teaching me newer things everyday.

    Cheers,

    Sheldon

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  59. Sooooooo much lyk a mobile fairy tale..
    Lucky to get two important ppl thru it.
    Cute one.:-)

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  60. you write really well! loved reading it.

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  61. very good post ! simple and straight from the heart ! really amazing!

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  62. Beautiful post Saru! Congratulations :)

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  63. nice and simple post , loved it

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