When Uber and Ola launched their Bike Taxis in Bangalore within hours of each other, I decided to try it out for myself. I have ridden pillion for hundreds of miles through the treacherous terrains of Ladakh, how bad could a few kilometers in a metro city be? So, I tried a bike taxi for the first time in India, and it was full of precious insights and a sweet banter with my driver Mohun.
Startups Like Ola and Uber are moving beyond just arranging taxis. How can we call an Ola, an Uber, A Zipgo or A Bike Taxi “Cab hailing apps”. Open most media articles and till date Ola And Uber are referred to as “Taxi Hailing apps” or cab aggregators” or similar, but misfitting nomenclature. Let’s call them Commutech.
People in India, as well elsewhere, need to say thanks more often. Whether for a job done as responsibility or as a favour, how does a plain thank you hurt everyone? A salary doesn’t mean an entitlement for being ungrateful.
In an age where discussions about sexism at the workplace are rampant, there’s a different kind of sexism at play, and one that doesn’t get talked about enough. Female only jobs. Why in this day and age are employers actively looking for women for certain jobs, thus promoting the stereotypes?
I have ordered from 16 different places in the last 20 working days or so and here’s a brief snippet on all.
The same media that created a phenomenon of this couple’s big plunge- from advertising to travel- is now aflutter with a rather disappointing revelation about the couple’s seemingly perfect life.
Burger King, through a series of ads placed in major news papers in the US has called on rival McDonalds to create a “McWhopper”
A highly coveted Google job landed on his lap after a mysterious and innovative challenge presented itself to Mark Rosett.
A recollection of all the odd jobs- totalling 13- I did, before landing my first job at Google.
No, I’m not about to actually say these to him anytime soon, but god knows how I’ve felt the urge to say them.
I don’t think I’m the only person who’s spent many an exasperated moment wanting to say a few things to our bosses, but simply can’t. Either you value the job too much to risk losing it, or just in deference to seniority, how we do react to the boss is not always how we feel. So, here’s some things I want to say to my boss, even if he’s mostly not going to read it. Some boss, somewhere, might.