Twenty-third was not a good day to leave my hometown (it's a different issue), I thought. At least hundred and eight times the idea of cancelling my journey brushed my few remaining bleached hair over the 'Bruce Willis like' scalp. But, it was an invitation mail from Indiblogger, the blogging community with whom I've been associated since 1969... how could I deaf-ear a warm call from them? Getting my emotions, aren't you? Ok... so, I was invited to the newly set up UniverCell Sync digital store at south Mumbai, a mere 2095 kilometers drive from my home. My chopper would have been most appropriate for the occasion but my newly married pilot gave a apologetic call last night to inform he was having profuse diarrhoea, while I overheard a moaning sound from the background (utterly disgusting!). My bat-bike was the only option left and meanwhile you keep guessing what stopped me from booking an air ticket.
It took exactly 8 hours and 17 minutes to reach the UniverCell Sync, next to Regal Cinema and you believe it or not I was standing right there before the glass door of the store, dusting off slight dirt particles out of my tuxedo by afternoon 2:00! I'm resistant to thousand stares over my bat-bike whenever I park it in any city, so Mumbai was no exception. The store manager of UniverCell received me with due hospitality as I introduced myself, “Samanta... Anunoy Samanta.” He was like, “Sir, it was my lifelong dream to meet you once... my child is a big fan of your novels...” Like most mango-men I meet for the first time, he too ran out of words and stood frozen forgetting what he was supposed to do till I pulled him out of his hypnotic state. He gave a pro-active demo of their outlet which I found quite fascinating. They seemed to be be quite disciplined with their mission. UniverCell understands the need of a customer and assist him with comprehensive mobility solutions!