Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Great Indian Litterbug

Aswachh Bharat Mision is our National Motto. That's what appears to be the hidden agenda of our Indian brothers and sisters. 

No, you don't have to confuse it with 'Swach Bharat Mission' initiated by the Prime Minister of India. He is new to the system, he will fall in line sooner or later.

Image: GreatIndian by TOI
But we, the sons and daughters of Mother India know our game pretty well. Those white skinned firangis ruled us for hundreds of years but even they couldn't deter our spirit of keeping our surroundings dirty and messy.

We like our streets dirty, our hospitals even dirtier.
We like our offices messy, our rivers multicolored, mostly black.
But we like our malls clean, cars even cleaner.
Also, we like our teeth shining, mobiles dust free. 
Although, this reads like a randomly written statement but it surely qualifies to be a National Song because that's what our reality is.

These days we hear about people asking for Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, and all other sort of awards. About time, we start awarding people of our great nation for what they do the best, littering every nook and corner of India.

So, I recommend  the Great Indian Litterbug Award to my dear brethren. Here's how you qualify:

1. You must keep your house, your car, and you mobile screen clean but not your streets.
2. You must throw your garbage outside the garbage bin placed in your residential area. You may as well start training your kids by asking them to shoot directly from your balcony so as to have multiple potential Indian Litterbugs Awardees in your family.
3. Spitting, which will be announced our National Sport within a decade, must be practiced religiously. You may as well organize spitting competitions, but only at Public Places. The crowded the place, better the chance of producing a future litterbug.
4.  Never listen to anyone who tries to put sense into you or your kid. Always confront whenever someone lectures you about keeping our streets clean. You may as well start throwing garbage out of your car on a busy street, and then pick fights with random strangers who don't do the same. This not only makes you popular but also adds to your Litterbug Quotient.

These five points are not just rules but they must be observed as commandments. Scientific studies suggest that Indians anyway follow all these rules, just that they need to work a little harder to be precise and consistent.

And when all these rules will be inculcated in our mind, body, and soul; nobody can stop us from achieving the greatness that once was ours.

The Great Indian will emerge victorious.
That's how our India will shine.
All hail the Great Indian Litterbug!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Quikr goes Bangalore!

Quikr has shifted its Headquarters from Mumbai to Bangalore. And that's welcome news for all Bangaloreans. Who wouldn't want India's largest classified company stationed in their home city?

All this reminds me of an old story! 

An old friend of mine wanted to buy a Yashica Camera. Actually, he wanted to surprise his father by gifting him the same camera that he had misplaced long ago. He waited for ten good years after he lost his dad's camera on a school trip. And guess where did he find the same camera? Yes, Quikr! :)

So we ran hither and thither in search of an old digital camera but it was not to be found anywhere. Surprisingly, during his stay in Chandigarh he came across Quikr and within two days he had the same old camera in his hands.

Quikr is that fast! So, as far as recommending Quikr is concerned, I will always say Yes. No middlemen, no fake promises, its all about two people interested in one thing, dealing one on one with each other. 

Image: The24Club

If I were relocating to Bangalore, I would certainly use Bangalore Quikr to my advantage. Having India's largest classified company at my disposal would be great. And now with their headquarters stationed in Bangalore, as a techie, I would prefer if they give me a job as well :D

Who wouldn't want to work for a great start-up like Quikr!

If I think about things I would need, If I were relocating to Bangalore, here goes my list.

1. A Bean Bag - What's life without a bean bag?
2. A Motorcycle - Moving around in Bangalore without your own vehicle is real pain. And buying a new one and then waiting to get all the clearance is even more pain. I'd rather buy an old one with a Bangalore number. So, Quikr is my best bet.
3. A Bed - I would like to sleep in Bangalore and surely that means buying a bed. Getting a fully furbished flat in Bangalore sounds nice but it also makes a huge dent in your pocket. There are techies moving in and out of Bangalore and they keep selling their stuff on Quikr. Finding a bed on Quikr is never a problem.
5. A Bride  Well, if luck works this way, why not give it a try! I have heard good stories of people finding their life partners through Quikr. Hopefully, Bangalore Quikr will bring some luck for me too :) 

Relocating to a new city is always a problem. You not only need new stuff but also need to know your way around the city. In that way, Quikr doesn't come across as an online trading platform only, but also helps you meet real people with real experiences. 

A Word About Quikr

4.2 million listings and 150 million replies. That's what Quikr means to India. A place where real people meet with real people in the virtual world and transactions happen in the real world. Quikr operations are spread over more than 900 cities across the country. So if you have anything to sell or buy, which isn't available anywhere else, Go Quikr!