Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Are you ready for Datsun redi-Go?

Recently we wanted to change our car and get something which meets our unending list of criteria while being well within our budget. It needed to be sleek to look at, smooth to drive, value for money and extremely safe for our family. We read a bit, spoke to people and seem to have found a car that meets our criteria. It is the new car from Datsun, a Japanese brand owned by Nissan. After my research into this car, I have discovered one thing for sure! It is that this new car gives you…..

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

As a first step, I plan to take it out for a spin on the coming Sunday and if you ask me which are the top 3 features that compel me to do this, I will tell you these:

The Japanese technology is up there when it comes to comfort and passenger friendliness. The Datsun redi-GO's air conditioner has been optimized for Indian weather conditions – Its precisely calculated air circulation ensures that the passengers are comfortable inside, irrespective of temperatures surround it. Datsun redi-GO’s 5-speed manual transmission gives the driver a very smooth control, with precise shifting. The seats are higher and this unique makes the cabin airy. The front seats get integrated headrests like the rear seats. The seats are also thin and tall with a good back support which keeps the driver comfortable while driving. Additionally, there is enough headroom and knee-room for two adults in the back though a third person can fit in too (he should be smaller ;) )

The redi-Go offers a driver-side airbag on the top-of-the-line-variant. There is a promise of high maneuverability at low speeds and stability at high speeds, High bolstering support while cornering, H-shaped torsion beam with double pivot arm gives high stability and cornering performance. Sometimes in cars, visibility could be a problem given the bulky design but this car offers a good view of road and surroundings which in turn improves driving confidence and safety.

Last but certainly not the least, the performance of the car is the prime criterion. The car has awesome high ground clearance that will help you drive smoothly. here is a shift indicator that shows the ideal time to shift for maximum efficiency and performance. The Datsun redi-Go has the Intelligent Spark Automated Technology (i-SAT) Engine which automatically adjusts spark timing in response to fuel quality and power requirement of your car without you having to worry about it. Your car comes with a small turning radius, better braking system and great fuel efficiency.

Much like most of the other folks around me, my dream is drive to Leh in Ladakh and savor its breathtaking beauty; and I feel that the perfect opportunity for me to test the Datsun redi-GO would be the hilly and challenging roads from Manali to Spiti to Leh. I am quite confident that it will pass the test with flying colors!  So goodbye to urban driving blues in killing traffic and bad vehicle performance and hello redi-Go!

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Ahem ahem

The International Women's Day 2015 is observed 8 March ever year since the early 1900s to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all across the globe. The theme for this year's women's day is "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality.” (http://www.ibtimes.co.in)

There is nothing new that I can say to describe women that has not been said before. So let me start by quoting one of my favorite quotes:

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
— Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the United States.

Women have not had it easy. In this paternalistic world, things have come to them in challenging ways. And even not when the situation is a lot easier than what it was before, they do face tough challenges whether in public life or personal. In their personal lives, they often end up compromising and ‘adjusting’ to what comes their way. But why? I feel that today’s smart and sassy women have every right to demand things from their men. They should ask for promises and actions that they deserve. Do you agree?

Let me list three that I would like to demand from mine!

  1. You swear to love me, cherish me and honor me even though I do not allow you to watch a cricket match, even though it is an IPL or a T20, even though it is between India and Pakistan (Gasp!). Of course the list of such sports include football, tennis and basketball!
  2. You swear to feel (or at least act) extremely understanding and considerate when I blow an entire months’ salary on a bag or a pair of shoes or a new duvet.
  3. You will dutifully, happily and willingly eat everything I cook, even though it is of strange shapes, sizes and smells. You will not ask me what it is, where I found the recipe or what the steps I followed are. You will then obediently praise whatever has been cooked and presented to you, using the best words or phrases and volunteer to be the guinea pig for all my future cooking escapades too.
Now I need to, promptly, find him and make him read this post before the sacred women’s day is over, though I do know that women’s day or not the chances of these kasamas and vaadas to be accepted and implemented are fairly slim :D

But you know like a wonder woman once said:

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. — Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister.

 Watch Ranvir make some anti-boriyat kasams here :P

I’m blogging about the kasams I want from my man this Women’s Day with the #SadaSexy activity at BlogAdda!

Sunday, February 21, 2016


Rohit belonged to a very well-off industrial family from Gujrat, which had settled in Delhi generations back. He had moved to Mumbai for a stint at one of his father’s companies after his business degree abroad. Shalini was a thorough Mumbaikar he has met in a party and instantly develop a fascination for. She was tall, slender and distinctly pretty.

She had a shiny dusky complexion with a pointed nose and full lips that made heads turn wherever she went. She wore clothes that showed off her beautiful body candidly, yet managed to look totally graceful. Rohit had chased her for almost a year before she has let him take her out. They had been married for a year now after three years of courtship and were wholesomely and helplessly in love with each other. They stayed together in a luxurious rented apartment and were moving soon into their own house in a swanky locality. Rohit managed his father’s chemical factory and paper mill in the suburbs and Shalini was a freelance interior designer.

They were the ideal couple according to all standards. But still they had begun feeling a little incomplete off late. They had thought initially that they did not want or care for a child, but somehow the lack was showing up now in all aspects of their lives. They kept looking at other married couples and wondering what were they missing out on. The patter of feet in the lobby, the giggles from the bedroom and the lovely little hugs at the end of the day, these were just some of the things that their friends spoke about. At the time these two pretended to not care and just nodded for the sake of it. But back home there was a little effect that they carried back. They mulled over what had happened and worried about sharing it with the other person. Navigation through these emotions alone itself was so scary, that they did not want to risk it sharing with the other person.

Shalini asked herself if she was supposed to feel like other women, all maternal and caring, because currently all she cared about was her work. Was she abnormal? Was she not feminine enough? Did caring a lot about her work make her insensitive or devoid of feelings? She did not know the answers and the more she struggled with them, the more her head became muddled. She di not know how to navigate through these scary thoughts!

Rohit wondered if he was so practical and cold-hearted. He wondered what kind of a father he would make. He was still in the process of navigation through the family business so he wondered if he would be able to give the child enough attention and love, the kind that any parent needs to give.

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.
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