What Happens in Life

Six months have passed and this is the half-time for the year 2016. Well, I found that out just two days ago. The last six months have been the fastest part of an year in my whole life. I feel that I missed most of the days during these months, and that there is the need to keep writing down these days so that it won’t give me the feeling that I missed some of these. I have never really known the existence of some of these days because time has taken off with some super-powered wings.

These days, I have been thinking that there are just two sides to everything, and when we have free-time, people are just bothered about it, and when we are so busy, people are just not happy about it. These days, most of my time is spent in the office or in the traffic, and people have been asking about what I have been doing to be so busy. Well, even when I was not working, I did keep myself busy. These days, as I have a job, I am busy without any need to keep myself so.

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There is something about starting from the city in a long-distance bus, and after one and half hours of traveling, you are still in that city. At the same time, you have traveled through so many pot-holes that you will feel that it is the time to retire. Meanwhile, the rain keeps coming down so hard that you have to keep the shutter down and be denied the view outside. To add to that, there is more water in the pot-holes than in the canal that runs in front of our home.

But things do keep happening, and leaving the confidential information aside, there has been the presence of a new car. Yes, finally got to my first sedan and the very first diesel car – this is also the first time I have gone for red. There has been a lot of traveling after that, even though the only day that I get to travel is a Sunday, with six working days on my list. As Id-Ul-Fitr was there, that came as some relief, and the next relief is to be on the Independence Day next month, and the month after that, Onam.

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The number of movies I have watched at the theatres in the last six months is also at an all-time low for the last few years, as the movie count got stuck at seventeen instead of the fifty which I was planning to complete. The journey of the day that lasts from early morning to night has taken the movie time too, and I wouldn’t dare to remember the last time I watched the television – but that is really a good thing though; there was never something that good on the idiot box.

I have had good time with work, but things before and after work has been pretty much the trouble. There is that list of things which are to be done otherwise, and there are those extra things which are to be there as part of the contribution from others. Just now, I have managed to sneak in and get a stereo and the nitrogen filling for the car. The rain has made sure that I will have all the exercise I need with washing the car.

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Maybe something interesting will come up in life outside work too! As some people say, there should be the right time for all of these; twists happen as they have occured on many occasions in my life. There have been a few interesting movies which I watched in the bus and reviewed though, including Kill Command, Deadpool, The Witch, The Boy, The Visit, Brooklyn, Sinister II, Knock Knock, The Vatican Tapes, Wrecker, Victor Frankenstein and Inside Out.

***The images used in this blog post were taken on my Asus Zenfone 5.

TeNy

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Live Lodgycal Right Now

The title concerns Renault Lodgy, and it has become the new talk of the town now. This new car from Renault with competes with the market favourites like Toyota Innova and Maruti Ertiga surely has the strength to pull of a big win if you have a look at the vehicle as well as its features. Seemingly the most beautiful and also the more different among the cars of its class including the seemingly stretched Honda Mobilio, Renault Lodgy has definitely caught our attention. Lets see what our team has to say about what they wish to take with them on their next journey.

Vampire Bat: I am finally going to take this cup of tea with me on a journey. It has been a couple of disappointing long trips which I had in the last few months because there was no tea. One of them was on a harthal day that there was no option for having tea, which left me deeply hurt. I love the cup holders and flight tray here. This time, nobody is forcing me to miss my cup of tea; not even Uncle Dracula or those random humans who give regular dumb advice. I am going to bring my tea with me on this trip, and there is no force that can stop me.

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Vampire Crocodile: Do you know how much I read? These people never really allowed me to take my favourite books for the journeys, but not now with all the space around in the Renault Lodgy. The journey should also be so comfortable and I might be able to read during the travel too. It will be an awesome ride. I am going to buy some extra books in the next few days for the same reason. We crocodiles are not known for being the intellectual ones, but I am going to change that, which is why this sojourn is going to be very special for me.

Vampire Owl: I am going to take these cricket equipment with me. It has been such a long time since I last played a cricket match. It has been so long that I almost forgot how hold the bat. This is kind of depressing for most of the Indians, and even I have always loved to play the game rather than watch it. I am going to take these equipment with me on the Renault Lodgy to the ground far away. Yes, we vampires play cricket too. You got any problem with that? We take flying catches, and we are the ones who first inspired the diving catches. Renault Lodgy has space for my full collection.

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Vampire Alligator: I am taking my camera with the tripod. Renault Lodgy is such a beauty which inspires photography. I will need to stop it somewhere on the way and take a few awesome snaps outside and inside the vehicle. Renault Lodgy at a nice natural background – it will look too good; I am also hoping to extend the journey further to those places which are rarely visited. It will be like a world inside another world – an interesting thought for our annual meeting to ponder about, right? Yes, Vampire Hamster, you are next, in the absence of the Vampire Crow, Vampire Cat and Vampire Raven.

Vampire Hamster: I have actually forgotten my basic idea, but I am going to share these ideas from Vampire Panda and Vampire Penguin. They wish to bring their pets with them, and the latter also wants to bring his gaming console with him as it seems to be a major part of his life. The former wants to bring his personal computer, and that reminds me that I wish to bring the printer and speakers too. I think that Renault Lodgy has so much space that we should think about adding a few other things to the list.

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That would be all the Team Vampire with what they wish to bring with the Renault Lodgy. They are not that different from us, right? What would be your things to take on a journey in Renault Lodgy? I am sure that Renault Lodgy has caught your attention as it did for me; it is something that Toyota Innova and Maruti Ertiga never did for me during the launch. May be Renault Lodgy has something special in store, more than what meets the eye with the first look. #LiveLodgycal

I’m participating in the #LiveLodgycal contest with Renault in association with BlogAdda to get a chance to be a part of the #LiveLodgycal Drive in Goa.

***The images used in this blog post are from https://www.renault.co.in

TeNy

Into the Lodgy Universe

On 9th April 2015, Renault Lodgy was launched. It has been a much awaited seven/eight-seated car for some time now with a price range below Toyota Innova. It is also a lot better looking than the other cars of the same category. I find the front grills as well as the lights on the back to be unique. Originally named as Dacia Lodgy, with the Romanian manufacturer being a subsidiary of Renault, this car is going to make big changes in the automobile industry in India. Into this new Lodgy universe, I would like to take a few things.

Simona the Kitty: Well, Simona the Kitty hasn’t gone for a journey in a car yet. She has been afraid of the motor vehicles and runs away in case one of them comes any close to her. But she loves to rest under the cars or even around the tyres when the vehicle is at rest. With the new Renault Lodgy, we would like to take her on a journey, may be to our ancestral home or to one of our uncles’ places. It will explore another world for her, and she is going to love those seats.

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The Book Rack: I have a small book rack in my room which I would like to add to the list of things to be taken along with all the books on it. The advertisement itself tells us to take our world with us, and there is no real world without the books, and these will nicely suit the bigger universe that Renault Lodgy has to offer. With Renault preparing to revolutionize the Indian automobile industry, I see no reason why those favourite revolutionary books are left behind during any journey – books are permanent need.

Badminton Equipment: The sporting needs get to another level now. Once upon a time, we used to play a lot of badminton at home. But now there are not enough people who are willing for a game, and our new place is terribly dull. So, it is time to take the game with us, and all these equipment will need a lots of space as we go to the relatives’ place. It is quite a big collection here which we have here, and it will be a pleasure to go for the game in a Renault Lodgy.

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The Laptop and the Tablet: There is no life without the laptop, and the tab just comes as the plan B item in case the laptop turns to be not that good enough for the time. The laptop does weight a lot, and so my parents never really allowed me to carry something which took so much space in the car, but never more with Renault Lodgy and all the space that it provides. It will only be the second time that I take my current laptop somewhere; the first time being to Delhi for the India Today Conclave, and surely the first time for my tablet.

The Figurines of Saint Christopher and Our Lady of Good Voyage: There are two of these which I would keep with me to ensure the safe journey. The latter one has been part of my car for quite a long time, and along with a figurine of the patron saint of travelers, I would like to keep my Renault Lodgy a blessed place. These would be the fifth and final items which I would like to take with me in the Lodgy, as there is this car which asks to #LiveLodgycal.

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It is the time to live lodgycal, with Renault Lodgy. Its spacious world makes sure that it is the universe that we have always wanted, and the power also contributes to the same. It is a family car – so we never really have to go without our people. You just need to go to their website to know how good it looks, not just on the outside, but also inside the grand new vehicle. There might be many cars, but Renault Lodgy is surely something which catches our attention quite fast. #LiveLodgycal

I’m participating in the #LiveLodgycal contest with Renault in association with BlogAdda to get a chance to be a part of the #LiveLodgycal Drive in Goa.

***The images used in this blog post are from https://www.renault.co.in.

TeNy

The Beat Photos

Here, I am sharing ten photos of my Chevrolet Beat which are among my favourites. All of them were taken between the districts of Trivandrum and Kannur in Kerala. This is the result of my realization that I could manage to drive it for only one thousand kilometres between the last two services. It is a new low and I am hoping to boost the desire for another journey in the Beat with this post. It won’t happen anytime soon due to certain cirumstances, but I would rather let the boost happen first 😀

@Muzhappilangad Beach (Kannur)

@Muzhappilangad (Kannur)

@Thattekkad (Kothamangalam)

@Thattekkad (Kothamangalam)

@Varkala

@Varkala

@Urulanthanni (Kothamangalam)

@Urulanthanni (Kuttampuzha)

@Parakkadavu (arakuzha)

@Parakkadavu (Arakuzha)

@Thommankuthu

@Thommankuthu (Thodupuzha)

@Arakuzha

@Arakuzha

@UC College (Aluva)

@UC College (Aluva)

@Calicut

@Calicut

@Chowara (Aluva)

@Chowara (Aluva)

***All the photos were taken on my camera or mobile. The number plate is blurred in case someone wants to ram their car into my Beat just because of boredom or random hatred 😛

TeNy

The Need for Upgrade

Where does the need for an upgrade come? We all feel the need to upgrade our cars to something better – and it doesn’t matter how much satisfied we are with the existing vehicles, that this need will come sooner or later. Sometimes, the need will arrive and go only to come back later. It is like something that is embedded in everyone; the need to make things better can keep making an appearance again and again.

One of my uncles said a few years ago “When you grow up, you will need new and improved cars and then you will want even more” – even though I don’t completely agree with this statement, there is some truth about it as far as the desires of the common man are concerned. We never stop having that desire for something better than what we have without ourselves, and there is that desire gaining a lot more power when life gets a lot better.

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So, here comes the need to travel to the different car shops around. With the shops selling second-hand cars, it is extremely difficult to find the right car at the right price. Some of them will ask for too much and a few other shops will not be that easy to locate. The best ones might also be located too much inside the city limits which will make traveling too difficult, especially if it is a busy life already.

So, you can go with the online option instead by choosing the cars and bikes option at the website of Quikr. You can choose from the most popular brands there, and the presence of so many options make sure that you are never disappointed. I could see some nice Maruti-Suzuki Swift and Honda Amaze cars which seem suitable to buy after I give an advertisement to sell my Chevrolet Beat. Swift has been an interesting choice for me since long ago.

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I don’t think that a Mahindra Verito or Maruti-Suzuki Ritz would be lesser options for an upgrade either. There are so many options right there, waiting for me. I am sure that an advertisement can easily get my car sold there too. With the addition of Quikr NXT to the list of useful things, so many people are sure to approach me asking about the Chevrolet Beat. As you might already know, it has complete number privacy and history options.

I am hoping to have a good conversation to find the right buyer there. The chat option can be used to a good advantage for this as well as for buying the right car at the best price. Chevrolet Beat is a very good machine which should fetch a good price, and the right adjustment has to be made with the new car which is bought – all these are possible through Quikr NXT, as it seems.

Quikr is a name that you can trust with ease. The only thing that you need to be sure about having is a Quikr Id – everything else should go on like a breeze. As India’s biggest online and mobile classifieds portal, Quikr has already made a mark. It has clearly brought a nice change about how things are bought and sold online. You might find many other options offline, but Quikr is different and special – do try it online some day! It is the next level of online shopping!

The images used in this blog post are of my car and were taken on my Sony Cybershot DSC W-310. The blog post was written as part of the Happy Hours Campaign from Quikr NXT in association with Indiblogger. Quikr provides a great platform for buying and selling. Check here for more details about the same: http://www.quikr.com/

TeNy