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...

Craving some quiet in the middle of your day?

Open work spaces are confusing places to be in. One moment you’re drawn by the exchange of thoughts and enthusiasm that surrounds you, and the next moment you find yourself trying hard to eliminate the noise for just a few minutes of silence.  One could say, if you cannot create a quiet work environment, go to one. If you, like many of us, prefer working in quieter and serene...

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...