Who doesn’t want freebies ??? :P

Over all these years, in my shopping experience, I have often felt that what gives more happiness is the free gifts that I have received than the actual product itself, that I bought. Its funny, isn’t it? I don’t know if it’s just me or you people out there have felt the same way too. No matter how small that free gift is, it just instantly makes you smile.

As kids it used to be the taazo or the game card or the small plastic figure that we would get each time we opened the chips pack. More than enjoying the munching it used to these little gifts that made the entire experience simply magical. The excitement of opening those packs and finding what gift is waiting for us inside, was simply out of this world. Whenever Amma bought a pack a pencils for me, I’d be more excited to see the free sharpener and eraser that came along with it. 
I still remember the very first time I traveled by air on that Jet Airways flight, I think I was 8 then, the moment we settled in, my sister and me were presented with a hamper of gifts that contained a back pack, a colouring set, a colouring book and some more freebies. Oh! what a delight that was. That hamper made the entire experience simply memorable for me.
The free gifting  culture has definitely evolved over the years but the fun in receiving them is still the same. Even today, whenever I buy something and there is a free gift attached with it, its still as exciting as it used to be. Just last year I got a free travelling pouch with some cosmetics that I bought, it was a delight to have it or the free customized pen I received when I bought some stationery items. 
Most of the times these freebies are not too expensive, but almost every time they make us smile. I think this is one of the few benefits of this heavy increase in consumerism. Big or small free gifts are always welcomed. 😛

Is UBER Confidence also UBER Safe ?

Now that UBER cab service is coming back into operations once again in Delhi, it is a high risk game for them. I must appreciate the confidence that they have shown by restarting operations but to be able to make its customers feel safe once again won’t be an easy task for them. Rebuilding the lost trust of the customers will not be an easy ball game.

Another big question that arises from the entire incident, that made UBER shut its operations, is the distribution of responsibility for that heinous crime. We all know what happened that night and we also know that the guilty cab driver was caught and sent to jail. The fact that he committed that crime while he was on duty, makes UBER cab services a shareholder of his act as well. While I strongly agree that it is the company’s responsibility to do the due diligence while hiring an employee, what debatable here is, how far must that check go? and what would be the correct measure that would make sure that the hired employee is the right fit.

When we talk of due diligence, we usually refer to the credentials of a person such as educational background, identity proof, past work record, etc. But this incident poses another aspect which must be covered with equal importance when doing a background check, the psychometric analysis. To know what really going on in someone’s head and to know what one is capable of, only a psychological analysis can give us a clearer picture. I don’t say this will solve the problem a 100% but it nevertheless will give us a better insight into our employee’s mind.

Today many such tests are a part of the screening process conducted by corporate companies while hiring blue color employees. It won’t be a bad idea to do the same while hiring the non white color employees. While UBER has come up with many schemes to attract back its driver and pose a tough competition to its competitors, it won’t be all that easy to rebuild the lost trust of its customers.

The question still remains… will this act of confidence by UBER be enough to make the customer feel safe enough to choose them over others?

By Hook OR By Crook !

From the past few days I’ve been following this news of, Dr. Kiran Bedi being projected as the Chief Ministerial candidate for BJP in the upcoming Delhi elections. Now that she has filed the nomination, people are waiting for the elections to unfold. It would be interesting to see how this entire process happens.

But before we talk about the future lets take a peek in the past. Dr.Kiran Bedi has been a prominent face in the entire quest of making India corruption free. She is known for her honest work for the government of India, and is highly regarded her for her services. She is truly an inspiration for many, across our nation. She has always kept forth her agendas very clearly and has always stuck by them. But her recent decision to join BJP has left many eyebrows raised. Reason being her statements that she made about Mr.Narendra Modi and BJP, just a few months back.

Clearly when Dr.Bedi had decided not to join AAP, along side Mr.Arvind Kejriwal, people sensed some internal conflicts. This somehow stopped Dr.Bedi from achieving what she had set out to achieve in the first place. It hindered her contribution to make India corruption free. Now when the opportunity came across her once again to reignite her quest, she grabbed it with both hands.

Personally, I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. Why? Well to change the system you have to be in the system. This applies for everyone. One of the most powerful ways to be in the system in India, is by joining politics. By being a politician you directly come in contact with common people. You become a liaison that connects the regulators of our country with the population. She is doing exactly the same thing.

I feel if one is set out to to achieve something, then what matters is that you get the results. If not by following the set path, then take a new course, but don’t give up. I hope we see positive results of Dr.Bedi’s decision to join BJP. One thing is clear though, she’s out there to get what she wants, by hook or by crook. Lesson to learn people.

Don’t mistake me for a feminist :P

Oh well, I can’t really blame you if you think I am a feminist. Well the tittle of the
blog probably suggests so. But, in all honesty, I have no such intention. This blog is a simple representation of anything and everything that comes to a female brain. Sometimes it may come across as a silly thought, nevertheless it is as important as any other ground breaking thought that comes any scientist. Lol.

What may seem unimportant to others, may be of great value to us. Most of the times we tend to disregard our thoughts, feeling they don’t make sense. By doing that over a long period of time, we suppress our grey matter more than we can possibly imagine. And I have seen this happen more often with the pink brigade. This thought prompted me to create this blog. Not that men are not welcomed to give opinion or share their thoughts, but ladies this one is majorly for you.

Why do I say so? Well because its only the pink matter that can and ever will understand why crying for no reason is often the best stress buster for us OR why at times washing our hair on cold morning makes more sense to us than having oily hair all day OR why the chipped nail paint on our nails can irritate us more than a random argument.

So to sum it all up, this blog is all about reaffirming the notions we believe in, in our hearts, “the pink matter matters”.