An all-weather protector – The Humble Helmet

We’re all aware of the great Nostradamus and his prophecies. But there’s one thing that even he couldn’t have predicted. It was that we would take safety seriously only when staying safe would be the only option left to live. COVID-19 has forced us to adapt & co-exist with the ‘new normal’. Maintaining social distancing, implementing best health practices, and stepping out only...

An Open Letter from our CEO

Dear Bounce riders and our extended family, Like you, I know what it is like to be restless. I can safely say that our whole organization does. In our short history at Bounce, we’ve seen many significant moments, but perhaps none other has been this important to our collective future.Unfortunately, it will be difficult to predict how things will look in the next few months. The uncertainty of...

Was it a bird? Was it a plane? NO! It’s Bounce. Back with a BANG!

Across the city, from Whitefield to Koramangala, organizations reported a sudden plunge in productivity as employees took to Twitter to report strange, jarring noises being heard from the sky. The ‘BOOM’ heard across Bengaluru led people to abandon all previous precautions and speculate endlessly about where it may have come from. Now, new details have emerged explaining the thunderous noise...

Changing the landscape of Indian economy – #VocalForLocal

How do you define ‘vision?’ Is it the foresight to see things clearer than others or the ability to plan for the future better than others? Implementing a vision involves laying out a blueprint after carefully assessing the risks and rewards in the current and future scenarios. Then, creating a list of goals to accomplish it. On the 12th of May 2020, PM Modi addressed the nation on a wide...

Taking Scooter safety to the next level – Our sanitization drive

After nearly two months in the abyss, we will now be able to step-out, gradually if not in full-flow. The government has relaxed the anti-lockdown measures in zones that have seen considerable improvement so that we can slowly return to normal life. So, where does that leave us? Raring to go, vying to move again. But it’s best we do by acknowledging the elephant in the room, COVID-19. The...

Commuting post lockdown: self-drive scooters are the safest way around

World over, the debilitating effects of Covid-19, on both human lives and economic growth, are no secret. The pandemic has forced thousands of people into ongoing isolation and brought cities across the globe to a standstill. Along with an unprecedented human toll, the coronavirus has triggered a deep economic crisis. On April 14,2020, the IMF released its global growth projections, revealing...

Introducing Bounce ScooterHero – Using citizens’ vehicles for frontline workers

The ‘new normal’, life under COVID-19 has been challenging in more ways than one. For starters, we have been confined indoors and have to maintain social distancing but what has really crippled us in this hour of need is a lack of choice, a recourse, an option to commute. Public transportation services have been rolled back. Mobility options are limited. But we aren’t the only ones bearing...

Bounce introduces long-term bike rentals!

With the national lockdown possibly coming to an end many of us find ourselves wondering when life will get back to "normal". While a pre-coronavirus life may be a ways away, some everyday activities, like businesses or shops opening up again, may begin to surface. But even if the lockdown ends, our vigilance in terms of making health our priority shouldn't. So how do we, as citizens of the...

Cometh the hour, cometh the man – The rise of a Hero during COVID-19

“Discover the joy of living and you will discover the reason for living” - Mark Victor Hansen There comes a time when we start looking beyond the template of our lives. The routine, the over-indulgence, the things we must-have. What were once the pre-requisites, now look mundane. But have we ever wondered why? Sometimes we brush our lives with a trigger, a life-changing anecdote that...

Ready. Set. DECONGEST.

Traffic. We all know it. We all hate it. As much as we like to make it the butt of our jokes & the villain of our stories, it’s something we can only escape so much. And in the past week, pictures of Bengaluru’s clean, traffic-free roads got us thinking. What would it take for us to keep it that way? A rare glimpse at the city of our dreams: clean, green & blissfully empty We found a...

Connected – Engaged – Indoors. Here’s how our Bounce family is coping with the lockdown

If we could turn back the clock by two months, the world would have a different setting. It would be business as usual in most parts of India. People everywhere, chaos, traffic, crowded bazaars, hustle, and bustle - they all would continue to form this visual that our country is known by, ‘crowded’. But then, flash forward to reality. The Coronavirus poses one of the most complex challenges...

The virus that bugged travel! COVID-19

Let’s face it! We’re stepping into week 3 of the lockdown. Social distancing is the ‘new cool’. The world seems to have closed down for renovation, and a grand reopening is due soon. While we’re still indoors, binge-watching our favorite shows, connecting with our loved ones, introspecting and reshuffling our priorities, there’s a thought that crosses our minds. When the dust...

#CommunitySpeak – A Millennial’s Take on Scooter Rentals

There's a reason why I googled 'scooter rentals near me' a few months ago. Well, that, apart from the reason that several riders with yellow helmets on yellow bikes have left me curious in the way they whizz past me, while my car remains unmoved at bottlenecks. I've been driving myself to work for a little over 4 years now. Back then, buying a car was an investment, with the added benefit of...

#CommunitySpeak – Meet Ricardo, Our Helmet Knight

We're not sure you noticed, but your Bounce app has got a spiffy new upgrade! On opening your app and tapping the community icon on the upper right side, you'll notice we've begun to feature stories from our community members across Bengaluru. While we've been doing our bit to provide the best possible ride experience to each of our riders, we've unknowingly paved way for a community of users...

Pass a Helmet On, Pass Safety On

Somewhere in Bengaluru, Aanya's mother walks to the nearest grocery store. She carefully scouts through the aisles of the shop, thinking to herself, "Aanya must be coming home tired, let me make her some of her favourite methi-aloo paranthas." She finds a basket of potatoes, and right then, to her delight, her kirana wala points at the batch of fresh methi leaves that he bought from the early...

Fun in Traffic or Stuck in Traffic – Which One Are You?

We millennials are a funny bunch. Especially the way we’re always running out of time, or perhaps time's running away from us. Mum asks for groceries, and suddenly that knee pain is back. Dad asks to reinstall Microsoft Office on his laptop, and that’s when the cab can’t wait. You've your own things to do at work and that’s when someone comes to you with theirs. Indeed, so much to do and...

Smart Commute for the Spendthrift Millennial

In March last year, The New York Post had published an article on Lisette Calveiro, a 26 yr old woman who got $10,000 deep in debt, all in pursuit of social media stardom. Though this is the account of one of many Americans, it is also a story that many of us relate to. Well, at least the part about living above and beyond our means in the wannabe days of social media, influencers, and the...

Ridesharing: The Way Ahead

When we say ridesharing, we mean a more revolutionary kind of ridesharing, one that has the potential to transform the way India commutes. Our idea of one scooter, many rides is a proposition to relieve the increasing congestion on Bengaluru’s bottlenecked roads. Due to rising health concerns, environmental pollution and the deafening sounds of incessant honks, we think that renting a scooter,...

Contactless Commute: the future of Indian mobility.

Today, ‘Contactless’ is much more than just a buzzword. And in fact is the real need of the hour. That commuters can go about their day, including getting to and from work, without any human intervention, i.e. in a contactless manner, is important not just to the health of the individuals but also to the economy.  The coronavirus pandemic has affected public life in more ways than we could...

Urban Mobility in the face of a Pandemic.

The role of self-drive shared scooters Where do we stand? The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus and its resulting condition has caught much of the world off-guard. The story is yet to fully play out, but it is evident that the crisis is global in nature and that science is on the frontlines in the fight against the virus. This includes medical professionals attempting to heal those affected...