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It is the Indian values that make us win!

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We Indians are known for our values and culture. That is what makes us special! The love for the nation is a natural phenomenon, something that I’ve always believed you don’t need to teach. India has always had a rich heritage and culture that is eclectic in nature. We have our values and that is what differentiates us from others. We aren’t materialistic, we value people over things. We believe that God made people to be loved and things to be used but unfortunately nowadays people love things and they use people!

 

I’ll share a candid experience, a situation wherein I kept my patience and didn’t leave my Indian values and things took care of themselves then. I was introduced into a new project and the project lead was an American guy, nerd who hardly spoke. We were total seven people in the team and I was the last and the youngest to join. The other five people were Indians as well and were pretty pedantic in nature. As I was new in the team I didn’t have a lot of idea about the project and apparently most of the discussions were esoteric. Things became tough, I couldn’t perform as no one was ready to transfer the project knowledge or help me get started with things.

 

Months went by but I didn’t lose hope. I started working doubly hard. To be candid, there were times when I felt like leaving the job but I wanted to leave on a good note. We Indians respect people and no matter how arrogant a person is, if you continue showing good behavior he will eventually succumb to your good natured personality. That’s what I did as well; no matter how bad I was treated initially I kept respecting others. Good behavior, patience and hard work helped me carve a niche for myself in the team.

 

The project lead called me one day in his cabin. I was surprised to hear that I was given a promotion. He said to me: ‘Things weren’t easy for you in the beginning but I appreciate your hard work. I have seen guys quit jobs for reasons like these. What made you stay here? I’m just a tad curious to know!’ I smiled and thanked him for the promotion letter. I told him: ‘We Indians are known for our values. We respect people and we always maintain our honesty towards our work. That said we like winning people! Yes you are right, I could have left the job as well but I wanted to prove a point.’ Well he looked pretty impressed and we shook hands as if we both understood each other.

 

 

You shouldn’t compromise your values just because things get tough at times. After all that is what we Indians are known for! We are extremely glad that Lufthansa recognizes the global Indian influence and is celebrating the same which is extremely apparent in their latest TVC. This definitely makes Lufthansa #MoreIndianThanYouThink

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Uttar Pradesh politics experiences a paradigm shift!

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The politics in Uttar Pradesh traditionally has been politics of caste and religion. Yeah let’s call spade a spade. Things take time to change and it takes a lot of efforts to bring such ideological changes. The political parties will continue to be-fool us as long as we get trapped in their plots. For the past few decades political parties have be-fooled us a lot on the name of religion and caste. This has led to nothing but hatred and failures. This election has witnessed something different and marvelous. People apparently are rising above caste and religions and this for sure is a great sign for the state! Let’s try and keep things this way as long as we can. Let’s pledge to keep our nation and national interest above personal gains and profits. Let us keep voting on basis of development and progress in the upcoming elections as well! Let us try and help Uttar Pradesh achieve what the state really deserves. Uttar Pradesh would have been a different story if people realized this a few decades back, but let us let bygones be bygones and work towards building a state that has umpteen opportunities for the youth and treats people of all religions equally without any sort of discrimination!

 

The results stamp the fact that people of Uttar Pradesh have risen above politics of caste and religion. It is extremely pleasant to see that the new generation recognizes development. For the past decades political parties have be-fooled people on the name of religion and caste. This only led to division and marred our unity. Demonetization is accepted as long as it aspires to mitigate corruption. Surgical attacks are welcome if they boost national pride and patriotism. We hope that the new State government takes things notches up cultivating umpteen opportunities for the youth. When you have the same party incumbent at both state level and center then there is no scope of excuses. Let’s start afresh and aspire to make a state that will keep voting on the basis of issues like development, national interests et al.

 

Akhilesh Yadav in essence did a fair job. The family feud and the alliance with INC may have just hit the image. You can’t really blame petty things like the aforementioned when you know there was something huge like Modi in the grand scheme. Again, Akhilesh did nothing wrong but had a competition that’s way beyond him and beyond all political parties in conjunction as well for that matter!

Colorful experience at the #BergerXP IndiBlogger Meet!

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As bloggers we love to meet new people and interact. You get to learn something from everyone and that is the beauty of human interactions. It is extremely important to keep yourself open to meeting new people and interesting conversations. That’s how you learn new things and trends prevailing in the society. The IndiBlogger team has always been fabulous at providing platforms and opportunities for the bloggers to express their views. The bloggers meet is a fabulous way to bring the bloggers together. The latest IndiBlogger took place in New Delhi in association with Berger Paints.

 

 

Berger has introduced a new concept of Express Painting. A concept that is innovative and effective as well! The concept talks about automation of certain essential and repetitive tasks that are involved in painting. The idea is simple here, if something has to be done repeatedly why we can’t have a machine do that for us to make things easier for us. This not just helps to save time but the efficiency is enhanced as well! Another brilliant thing that Berger has started is training the painters. Now that really is a consumer centric initiative. A trained painter is definitely supposed to be more reliable. All this so that things can be executed faster, cleaner and better! Also if you delve into things, this move to train painters can also help mitigate unemployment in the country. So if you see things closely, this is modernization of painting coupled with corporate citizenship.

 

Berger has introduced some really effective no-mess tools to make life easier for us. Sanding as we know is something inevitable whenever we want to get out house painted. For this Berger has introduced the sanding machine so that you can do things faster and cleaner. For the washing part to clean stuff, Berger has introduced high pressure washer. Other tools like the airless paint sprayer, auto roller are of great utility as well! The good thing was that these tools were physically present at the meet. So we had these no-mess tools at our disposal and that made us realize that these are of tremendous utility.

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The #BergerXP IndiBlogger meet at Delhi was pretty well organized and planned. We had interesting activities that involved all. It is a brilliant idea to have activities that involve everybody. Human beings feel valued when they’re involved in things. We feel like we are a part of a goal and we are contributing. The team activity was real fun. The first round made everyone of us do sanding and that is exactly when we realized the importance of the sanding machine. Really you must burn your own fingers to know what fire is! In the second round every team was given a theme and based on that we needed to paint our imagination. There was a Berger trained painter as well to tell us how to mix colors with accuracy and precision.

 

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Post the activity everyone was waiting for the results. The results were great, we won! Yes I was the part of the winning team. We were Team 3 and we won. The theme given to us for the second round was ‘Blogging-Vlogging’. It was a great event overall and the fact that we won made things even better. Thanks a lot Berger for this event and the concept of Express Painting. The concept gives us a way to paint our homes in a hassle free manner. Our homes are so important to us and the walls speak aloud! Sometimes I wonder whether my home is a place or a person!

#MagicOfWarmth moment with my friend!

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I have always believed that you need empathy in friendship. In this era of rat-race and cut throat competition wherein everyone is busy, human company is rare. I still remember and cherish a #MagicOfWarmth moment that I shared with my flat mate half a decade back. People who live away from home know how important a flat mate is! Your life heavily hinges on your flat mate. It was my first year of job and I started sharing my place with this friend of mine whom I barely knew prior to living with him. When we started sharing the flat we used to rarely talk and would sometimes have tea together in the weekends.

I always believe that tea is the king of brews (being an ardent tea lover) and I was the one who always made the tea for both of us. At times we had differences of opinion as well and I think that is a part and parcel of sharing a flat with a flat mate. I always believe that different people would have different opinions about things and this mechanism is completely natural as well! We worked in different organizations as well and both of jobs were completely different from one another. That is the reason we never discussed work when we used to talk. We would discuss cricket, cinema and things like these. As aforementioned we used to talk rarely but we had a sort of mutual understanding and connection.

One day I was not well and was feeling feverish. The flat mate of mine came to me and said ‘Aren’t you going to office today’? I replied ‘no’ as I was not feeling well. The condition became worse and I was having high fever now! I was feeling extremely powerless and low. My flat mate was extremely regular to work; he would not take a leave even if he is not well! I wanted to have tea and eat something but had no energy to leave the bed. Also there wasn’t anyone to prepare tea or food for me.

Suddenly the door bell rang. When I opened the door I saw it was my flat mate. He said with a winsome smile of his face, ‘I think I should make tea for us today for a change. I don’t feel like going to office today. Let us have tea, talk and then visit a doctor’. To be candid I became emotional, although I had always portrayed myself as someone stolid in front of him. This was a really special #MagicOfWarmth moment that I still remember. I always feel and believe that the best thing you can gift someone is time!

I’m blogging about my #MagicOfWarmth moment at BlogAdda in association with Parachute Advansed Hot Oil

Fun with the Datsun redi-GO

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The fad for cars among the Indian youth is increasing day by day. This fad is even more in the metro cities and urban youth. This fad has created a lot of scope for automobiles companies to come up with new and innovative models. Datsun has already made a decent impact in the Indian automobiles market and has been liked by all and sundry. Datsun’s innovation coupled with style has helped it impress the public. The needs of the urban drivers are dynamic and they want the automobiles companies to keep coming up with new and innovative launches. Indian urban life is busy and a tad hectic as well, people want a vehicle that befits their lifestyle and schedule.

 

The Datsun redi-GO has some brilliant and appealing features that are sure to impress all and sundry. Three features of the Datsun redi-GO that appeal the most to me are- Speed, Comfort /Space and the Funky/Stylish looks!

 

Speed: The Datsun redi-GO is sure going to be fun for those who like speedy rides. The vehicle is expected to have a 5-speed manual gearbox. So apparently when you’re in the fifth gear (top gear) you can get going at a rapid pace! Speed as we all know is a cardinal need of the urban youth. This feature really makes the Datsun redi-GO a brilliant and must have vehicle!

 

Comfort/Space: We know that for everyone in the urban cities, the comfort is a huge and prime factor. We want our vehicles to be spacious and comfortable. The Redi-GO is expected to be very spacious with a large boot thus making it a comfortable vehicle. The interiors of the vehicle are also supposed to be nice and comfortable, befitting the urban need. With the busy and hectic schedules that we have in urban life, comfort is always of cardinal importance and Redi-GO provides the riders exactly that!

 

Funky/Stylish looks: This is sure to grab attention of all. Yes, the funky and the stylish looks of the Redi-GO will for sure suffice to grab the attention of all! Looks matter a lot to the urban youth and there is not even an iota of doubt about this fact. The new Redi-GO is supposed to have a muscular bonnet and the rear hatch is also supposed to get a good muscular and stylish design. Looks appeal a lot to the urban youth and this is exactly where the Redi-GO scores!

 

India is a fabulous nation and the place is just apt for the people with fad for travelling and driving. Truly you can explore a lot in this fantastic nation. I would really like to take the Redi-GO for a drive to Jaipur to test it. I would like to test the Redi-GO for speed, control and mileage. I think these are major factors that need to be tested in a vehicle. The control is of prime importance and so is that speed. I would like to test how swift the shifting of gears is. I would also like to test and observe the mileage of the vehicle and this also is an important financial factor.

 

Fun. Freedom. Confidence. The ultimate Urban Cross – Datsun redi-GO – the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback.

 

 

Time to #ShareTheLoad

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The time has come to start sharing the load! Yes, sharing the load in all aspects! Washing clothes and other things of this sort are not meant to be just for the ladies or the females of the family. We have been observing this from time immemorial that washing clothes and other stuff is considered to be a lady’s duty by default. This for sure is a biased thing and we must strive to abate this thing and try to gradually eliminate this as well!

 

Our kids follow us or rather copy us. We should always try to set good examples for our kids to follow. It is our duty to ensure good habits in our kids. If we leave washing of the clothes only for the ladies, the next generation will start following this procedure as well! This way this thing will be something like never ending. Very often we observe that only the girl child is asked to wash clothes or assist her mother in doing the same. The same task can be done by the male child as well and his father can take the responsibility of washing the clothes also. So, make sure you are setting the correct examples for your kids.

 

It is of cardinal importance to end this prejudice in the society. We should try to implement the concept of equality in all the spheres. This is also a part of the equality implementation thing. The males can surely take up the responsibility to end this prejudice by setting befitting examples for the next generation to follow. The male members of the family should start taking active partition in the washing of clothes and other similar related stuff as well! Also, the females must raise a voice that washing the clothes is not only their responsibility. We all can share the workload for the betterment of all and for the implementation of equality.

 

 

To be candid, the misogynist approach still persists in our society and we must always strive to end this thing. This is more prevalent in the rural areas and villages of the nation. The females in these areas are often considered as inferiors and there is an apparent prejudice in a lot of the things. The young girls and female kids must be told that washing the clothes is not only their responsibility. They have equal rights and have the freedom to do things of their choice. Together we should strive to end this prejudice to make our society even better!

 

I am joining the Ariel #ShareTheLoad campaign at BlogAdda and blogging about the prejudice related to household chores being passed on to the next generation.

 

The impact of stress on productivity!

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In this era of rat-race and cut throat competition, the term is extremely common! People often use this term and the professionals use it even more. Stress actually reduces our productivity so we should always try to mitigate stress in our lives. There are many demerits of stress and it leads to decline always. So we must always try to stay optimistic and cheerful in life to avoid stress and increase the productivity. Stress has great potential to reduce our productivity in both personal as well as professional life! Try to remain happy and have an optimistic approach in life. Also, always try to help others and discuss things!

 

A great way to reduce stress is to exercise. Yes, working out can really help to reduce stress in life and I have observed this myself. Hit the gym and sweat out all your frustration and stress! That’s a great idea to stay healthy and to mitigate stress at the same time. People who exercise daily are happier and have lesser amount of stress levels in their life. So I would advice all to start hitting the gym not only to stay fit but also to reduce the stress levels. A healthy mind dwells in a healthy body! Health is of great importance in life!

 

You should also try to socialize to reduce stress! Go out and make few friends. Often being alone or lonely becomes a major reason for the stress in life! Instead one must try to socialize and mingle with others in the society. This way you can share your joys as well and it’s always great to have a nice social circle in life. Thus try to socialize a bit in order to mitigate stress in life. Always, remember that the impact of stress on productivity is huge and detrimental as well! So, step out and meet some people!

 

Another great way to reduce stress and its impact on productivity is by travelling! Yes whenever in stress, travel! Travelling is a great thing to do and try to travel like a local! Travel to explore things in depth. Travelling has a great positive impact on us and this helps to reduce the negative impact of stress. I have observed it myself that travelling does wonders to your confidence and is a great way to reduce stress as well!

 

Don’t take things too seriously in life. This needs to be implemented in the professional life in particular. Also, try to refrain from indulging in negative gossips or conversations. Positivity is extremely important in life and it also helps to increase productivity as well! Try to meditate as well if possible to reduce the stress levels in your life. Try to make sure that stress doesn’t impact your productivity in both personal as well as in professional life!

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.