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#NeverSettle for the Ordinary ‘coz #OnePlus is always a Step ahead

Dear Rajiv Makhni

I thought why not pen down a little more to let you know, Why I should be the chosen one to win the priceless #Oneplus3T signed by you. I have been participating and interacting in various posts by you, on the weekly #RajivMakhnionUC, #AskRajiv because more that the prize itself, it was a great experience to get interacting with someone who you love seeing speak on gadgets. Being a gadget freak, the prizes were secondary, but getting answered or interacting with you was special. But then, when I saw this post, i thought, it should be me who must win it, first for that its an Oneplus3T which is on offer. Second the autograph on it makes it priceless. i.e my most favorite gadget brand, topped up with an autograph of my most favorite gadget guru.

Let me explain a bit further in this, How i fell in love with Oneplus and the journey so far. Most of my friends used to tease me that am a Brand Ambassador of Oneplus and that am their unpaid marketing guy!. But then, I love the concept, love their devices and always felt #Oneplus is truly value for money, with the best build quality, latest on offer and is the Phone everyone must settle for.

The first time, I heard about Oneplus is July 2013, when my friend purchased one through my credit card. But then there were no shareable invites then and i had to wait till Sep 2014 to order one from my friend’s account as he had an invite then. Paying via paypal , international conversion, Interactions in the oneplus forum, finding some one to Bring to India, it was an experience itself before i got my hands on the all new awesome Oneplus then. I was upgrading from Google Nexus 4.

When oneplus launched in India, was among the few who were already using it, suggested friends to go for it and #NeverSettle and shared a lot of invites after to friends. Once you start using it, there is no going back. Lot of my fans were skeptical saying oh another chinese brand, do they have service. But I bought my Oneplus1 in US in 2014 and never had to take it to a service center so far. That’s how awesome the device has performed. Photos are amazing.

When the Oneplus Two was launched, went for an upgrade right away and passed my Oneplus 1 to my wife. She is still using it, and finds it the best among the ones she used and doesn’t want to move away to a different one unless i get here the 3T or Oneplus 5 !.

I added the Stylish Oneplus Powerbank to my kitty when it was launched and I always went for original oneplus accessories.

I am still using Oneplus2, as with a phone of 4gb ram, 64gb memory, i don’t feel like i need an upgrade !. It’s still ahead. So was planning to go for the Oneplus5 directly. However when i saw that this is signed by Rajiv, my eyes lit up !. May be its time i add to my Keepsakes, an autograph from a Gadget Guru !!

I collect Cricket and Sports persons autographs as a hobby. Here is a quick look into my Cricket Keepsakes Page. https://www.facebook.com/CricketKeepsakes/

Now what has it to with this? Yes, i feel it has. As i always love to collect autographs, a gadget signed by gadget guru is priceless for that matter and would be a fantastic one for a gadget freak like me. And this will also ensure I proudly add this signed phone to my Keepsakes collection, of course I will do what it takes to ensure the autograph stays, with protective cases and handling in usage.


May be after you read this, you may want the folks at Oneplus India to feature me in a Video of theirs too :-). All said and done, I am waiting for the Oneplus 5, as I feel the next device will be another awesome launch by them to stay ahead of the rest. Yes, there will always be 1 or 2 other phones with some killer features, but I will Never Settle, and will stay ahead with Oneplus which gives the best value for money and top end phones which stay ahead of the rest.


Lights, Camera, Action #ChallengeVirat @godrejcinthol by @cricprabhu

We’ve seen Virat playing cricket, playing football, but hitting a Football with a Cricket Bat ?? !!,

ImageThats how Different was the Challenge Virat campaign and Event organised Godrej Cinthol to bring the fans #Alive and #Awesome.

Well, Virat said on 23rd May “Prabhu, you tried getting into my Head, now try throwing me a Challenge” , and Guess what?, I did and finally on the big day I did beat Virat on a Challenge.


Return Air Tickets, Stay at Shangri La Eros, a Car at our disposal and Camera’s around us, Yes we were the Heroes of the Event when Godrej Cinthol decided to let us take on Virat in a face off at Talkatora Stadium in Newdelhi on 7th Aug.


It was a fun filled afternoon while Virat relished the Challenge with 5 Awesome Challengers ( Sarath, Vineet, Adarsh, Prathamesh and myself Prabhu ) selected from Twitter, 1 Wild card Ankit from the gathered audience and MTV Roadies Season 8 Finalist Pooja. We did have a surprise young challenger Kanav who beat Virat on a mini penalty shootout challenge. Of Course Virat was kind to the little kid by taking it as slow as possible.  Screams of Virat “I love you” greeted the Awesome Star while he rocked the Arena.

Sarath challenged Virat to hit 6 different balls into the stands, Virat sent 3 into the stands.  Vineet asked Virat to hit one bounce four and he did hit 3 and Vineet did bowl Virat once. Prathamesh walked in with a baseball bat challenging to hit a six off it while both Virat and Prathamesh couldn’t and ended on a tie. Adarsh wanted to kick a football to the stumps and Virat showed his accuracy skills to beat him, Wild Card Ankit challenged to hit into the Stands and Virat lofted two of them quite easily, and finally MTV Roadies Season 8 Finalist Pooja Bannerjee challenged to bring down 50 bowling pins with 6 balls.


Every Challenge was fun as Virat made it look simple and showed why he is Awesome. The Best part was to see Virat in a jovial mood replying “Naan Unnai Kadhalikiren” to Sarath when he talked in Tamil meaning “I love you”, Saying “Sorry Coach” to the Host,  trying to distract Adarsh during his football challenge and speaking about bowling challenge to his fans that he has the most funny bowling action and doesn’t bowl well. Yes Virat was at his Playful Best giving a visual treat to everyone gathered giving us Alive moments through his presence.


I knew Virat could hit them big quite easily and had challenged to hit the stumps at Non Strikers End. Decided to keep it short not to let Virat drive them easily and did manage to ensure Virat doesnt beat me. It was fun as Virat imitated my spinning action and called me Ashwin. May be the Yellow Tee did the trick for me!!.  When it was my turn to face Virat, all I could do was to get one very very close that Virat pointed to stumps with his fingers and said that was very close. We had one super ball each to see if someone could break the tie, but again none of us could do it. Finally Virat declared me as a winner as I had been very close. It was a dream moment to bowl a few balls to Virat and of course face him too. Also, this trip did give me a chance to Catch up with twitter Pals Pawan and Jatin


Virat who enjoys facing challenges in Life briefed why he decided to associate with Cinthol as he relates well to their Tagline “Alive is Awesome” and seemed to enjoy every minute of the #ChallengeVirat event as it was a different game altogether.

teamIt was more than a Dream to play and have fun with an Awesome Cricketer at this level and each one of us who got a chance to #ChallengeVirat will relish these memories for life. These are things which money can’t buy and we got to thank Godrej Cinthol Team, Creative Land for a Unique and Creative Campaign. Kudos to everyone who were behind the Perfect planning and Execution of the Fantastic Event.

After the event, it was extra special to meet Virat in Person for a minute where I handed over the Photo Magnets and Baggage Tag Gifts I had made for him. Also got an autograph for Chirag Makwana on his picture collage in order to surprise him on his wedding.  Another awesome Fan of Virat, Dileep had sent a collage for Autograph with Just Virat Blog Page, and other fan pages he manages including @viratgang, and after having a look, Virat asked “Can I keep it?”, Sure a special moment for the fan and I hope he gets to meet his star soon.  I could not manage autographs for all the fans who requested, but you guys will have your day too.

Sure Cinthol has more to come and all Virat fans must keep a close watch at Godrej Cinthol‘s Social Media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram  You never know, “Alive is Awesome” and it may be YOU someday.