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May 19, 2015

Get, Set, Bolt- #Boltdrives in a Royal Way

As I begin to write this post, I realize how privileged I am to be a blogger. I get to attend events and activities, which are exclusively designed by likeminded people for likeminded people. I am glad that I pursued by decision of being a blogger and finally life introduced me to Blogadda!

What am I talking about?

As the title of the post suggests, the post is about my experience of the #boltdrives Delhi chapter. I was one of the 15 lucky and chosen bloggers to be a part of this ride on 10th day of May-Sunday! Here’s what I experienced :)

Blissful Beginning

I had got an email invite and several calls, Facebook updates and follow up emails from the beautiful people at Blogadda and I was super excited to go on this fun trip. Hush! I bunked a guitar lesson. Anyways! The best thing about the morning was that blogadda twitted with my team names and details and there I found another beautiful blogger Akanksha to accompany me till Godfather Lounge, Gurgaon.

When two girls drive together, distance doesn’t matter! We didn’t realize when we reached to the venue, where Team Blogadda and other fellow bloggers were ready to give us a warm welcome. I met few of my wonderful blogger friends again got a chance to meet many of them for the first time.



Women Empowerment: All Girls Group

I was member of R3 team and soon we named our team “All Girls Group” because we were 4 ladies in the team. Me aka Pretty Priyanka, Adorable Akanksha, Marvelous Manjulika and Amazing Ankita!

I got an opportunity to introduce my team to rest of the guests and soon after yummy snacks, delicious lunch and some sweet-dish, along with crunchy discussions; we were up for our ride.
Presentations and Instructions:

Before we moved for the drive, we were taken on a virtual tour of all the features and specifications of the much awaited Tata Bolt.

We were instructed about all the safety measures to be taken care of, food, water and medical facilities available in the TATA Bolt to make the drive experience smoother and better.



Captain Bolt

Before we actually begin to drive, let me introduce you to Captain Bolt. He can’t be seen, he’s just heard. He finds a way to call you during the drive and his magnificent voice echoes in every nook and corner of the car. He cares for the bloggers driving; he keeps an eye on the speed and movement of the car. He is there to make sure that we enjoy and stay safe during our drive.

The Drive

As we walked out of the Golffather Lounge, we found out what exactly was the reason behind the temperature levels boiling up in Delhi and NCR. It was none other than the glamorous and gorgeous Tata Bolt, lined up right in front of the Galaxy Hotel Gurgaon, waiting for all of us to get in and explore the drive experience.

The first look

Exterior-The first look of gorgeous Red Tata Bolt looked amazing. This hatchback is a stunner! As it was mentioned in the presentation too, the Car had headlights that exactly looked like Tiger’s Eye. The front the back and the sides, everything was simply eye-catching.

Interior-Lush and rich black interior of the gorgeous Tata Bolt was a value addition to what was seen outside! The gorgeous black seats, black music system, dashboard and everything was super attractive!



The Flag Off

One by one, all the cars were flagged off to first pit stop, where suspension test was to be done. Ankita Vadhel drove our car till the pit stop one-Leisure Valley Park Guragon, where Manjulika did the suspension test successfully.

We had a tab placed in the car with fully loaded music library having songs from almost every genre. But, we decided to stick to the peppy Bollywood numbers only. Girls will be Girls.



The suspension test:

What fun it was. The twisted driveway reminded me of the day when I underwent the driving test to get my driving license. The car is indeed stable and has absolute holdup to deal with not-so-smooth roads.
After the successful suspension test, Ankita was back on the driver’s seat and we were on the road, ready to catch the highway and drive the new experience.



Drivers Change:

At second pit stop, Aravali Resorts, drivers exchanged the car and we girls drove from there to the Nimrana fort. It was an amazing highly drive experience. Manjulika decided to drive us off till the destination and she was quite good at it. There were no abruptions or glitches during the drive. All smooth and thanks to some of the idiotic people on the road ahead of us, who gave us a chance to test the amazing brakes of the car!

During the drive, we tested all the three driving modes of Tata Bolt

Sports-To overtake some of the cars driven by boys *winks*
ECO-To save some fuel of course
City-Of course while we were walking out of the city!



The Royal Gateway-The Royal Get Away!

Music, drinks (lemonade and lassi) and cookies accompanied us to the highway drive and after an amazing road trip, we finally entered to the Royal Gateway! Yes! Nimrana fort palace. Amazing was the first look. For a moment, we forgot that we were stepping out in the boiling up 40 degrees of temperature. All the girls rushed out to reach the main entrance of the fort, no one cared about the summer’s attitude! We were busy exploring our Royal Get-Away!







Welcome Drinks

The real Nimbu Shikanji as a welcome drink during this killing summer heat was indeed a delight. I could smell the essence of fresh mint and basil in the natural lemon water! LIFE’S GOOD!

Fort Tour

Blogadda and Bolt knew the levels of heat and therefore, they smartly organized the indoor tour of fort for us, which unveiled beautiful areas of old and new fort. Some of the highlights of the indoor fort tour were hindola mahal, Loo with a View, A garden from where you could see the mountains, top view of the fort, cute amphitheater and hawa mahal.

Everyone wished two things as long as they were there in the fort:

1-To stay there for at least a week
2-To jump into that stunning blue and refreshing swimming pool

Snacks

Snacks and drinks were arranged to treat the blogger bellies and indeed the taste of the food was royal. The hospitality was great.

ChitChats

Talks, discussions, jokes and sharing of experiences continued throughout the process. Everyone enjoyed interacting with the fellow bloggers and wonderful people from Blogadda team and Bolt team. It was an experience to be remembered for a long time.

The BOLT moment of the day-Ragini Puri Bolted with Surprise

Whistles, cheers and claps and astonishment was there when Bolt announced its winner of Get.Set.Bolt activity held at Blogadda few months back. Ragini Puri, one of my blogger friends was the winner of a brand new shining bolt. Her expressions and astonishment as she was declared a winner was amazing! The winning moment for Ragini bolted us all and Ragini of course!

Tweets, Facebook Updates, Instagramming and photography

Social networking and socializing were the continuous process throughout the drive. Everyone enjoyed interacting with fellow bloggers and we clicked loads and loads of photographs. In those photos, we have captured memories, which will grow with us and last as long as we do. Looking forward to more such interesting meets to happen!

Folk music as sign off

Good folk music, all lit-up Nimrana fort palace and lined up Beautiful Bolt cars were signal for us to wave goodbye to the beauty of the Royal palace and head back home. The drive back home was amazing with some good music and interesting activities that Captain Bolt kept bringing in. Music, talks and discussions were the elements that enriched our drive back home.



Bolt and Blogadda had arranged drops for all the bloggers, helping us to reach back home safely, which was amazing! It was a day filled with joy and unforgettable moments.



Here's a video of us doing suspension test.

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Thank you Tata Bolt and Blogadda. It was indeed  “A Sunday well spent at #BoltDrives with BOLT from TATA Motors in association with BlogAdda.

May 11, 2015

Don't Spare the Load, Rather Share the Load

Caution!! This is going to be one of those long posts, which might scare you with its length and word count. But, since #sharetheload is one hell of a touchy topic and author of this blog is touched strongly, so this post has to be written in this way.


Okay! Here's a deal, I'll try making it an interesting one!

Been there, seen that!

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Whatever showcases in the picture above is one of the most common sights we would find in Indian society (I have seen this in India only because I never got a chance to travel abroad, sigh!). Anyways! I have seen many times that most of the men take help of their respective wives to get ready while going out, be it ironing of clothes, finding the tie in the closet, cleaning the shoe, finding the comb, the hair oil, underwear and what not! And then, once they are ready, they hover over the head of that poor lady and repeat this question again and again, "Why do you take too long to get ready, we are already late!"

Have we ever wondered why does it happen?

I believe it happens because both the genders or husband and wife to be precise, think and believe that everything, which has been practiced for centuries is right. They are not ready to adopt the changes of the millennium. The ancient ideas of inequality has entered into the basic structure of human gene and hence it is difficult to take it out. There is an urgent need to change the thought process on massive level and inspire people to adopt the change for good and learn to #sharetheload !

Here's a quick view of WHY MEN THINK WOMEN TAKE TIME IN GETTING READY!


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WHY WOMEN ACTUALLY TAKE TIME?


Well that explains a lot! Imagine if men start sharing the load of household a bit, how wonderful it would be for women. At least, by doing this men would correct their own thinking about why women require so much time in getting ready because if there's no household, then ladies would prefer to spend an hour or so extra for makeup! 

The philosophy

Men and women are designed to work together, work for each other and fit like a hand in a glove. If the CREATER's idea was not to make both the genders #sharetheload then why both Men and Women are required to bring a New Life to this earth?

If men and women together have the energy and effort to create a new life and nurture it, then why can't the nurture their day to day life by showcasing similar involvement?

HOME MADE or HOME MAID?

In most of the houses, women are treated to be someone, who is always responsible for household task, no matter what. Even if she is working, earns equal amount of money and has her own ambitions in life, she needs to do the basics of households, such as cooking, doing dishes, laundry and mopping the floor. 

Okay! Yes, one should never run away from the idea of doing household task, rather one should be proud of doing all this, being a human, one should feel privileged to get this opportunity of having a house plus household work. 

BUT the concept should be applicable on both Men and Women. No lady in the house should be treated as a permanent maid for doing all the household work. 

Household work should be a mutual effort, done by both and they should enjoy it, as much as they enjoy making love! 

Take the test

See where do you fit? Do you spare the load or #sharetheload ?

Is your “HOME MADE” WELL?
Well, Do you have a “HOME MAID”?
Yes, you love and respect each other enough to #sharetheload together. Whatever comes in, you deal with it together-Be it LONG-DRIVE or LAUNDRY!

You fight because you think it’s your right! You fight because you’ve got free time and you want to make the most of it.

When you fight, no one wins. No one loses either. For you fights are also a TEAM-WORK.

You believe she is your HOME; she believes you are her HOME! Smile because together, you have MADE IT!

The last one is simple-You share the load of household work!
You point fingers at each-other, quite often! When it comes to #sharetheload, to both of you, it seems like NO FUN.

You fight because you think you are a SPARTA or something and you are born for it. You fight because you carry grudges somewhere in your existence.

You fight to win-Sometimes you win, sometimes your spouse, but actually you both LOSE!

You think she is your MAID
She wishes if you were her MAID
So, you’re basically not focusing on building a home, but rather on finding a MAID!
No you don’t!


When you share the load, you unfold few of the most amazing benefits for a lifetime. Such as:
  • You feel good and so does your partner.
  • Your kids learn the best policy in life, which is equality.
  • You lay down a foundation of GENDER EQUALITY in your home.
  • You deliver a message to the generations that men and women are meant to #sharetheload together, happily.
Ariel invites you to share the load and it doesn't say that you should only share the load while doing laundry...It just says that start with laundry because the awesome Ariel Matic would make it easy for beginners like you and give you enough courage to start with more #sharetheload initiatives. 

So what are you waiting for? Even Spiderman shares the laundry load with her wifey!

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“I am writing for the #ShareTheLoad activity at BlogAdda.com in association withAriel.”

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