sRide celebrates World Car Free Day!

sRide celebrates World Car Free Day!

The world as we know is changing. And the pace of change is unmatchable. Concepts, trends and customs are all going through overhauling. Amidst all these social conventions, civic conventions are also taking the road to change. We live in a world, where people are working long hours and spending their lives to earn more and more money. All of this is cool, unless we keep the game stress free! But commuting to and from work in itself is a major stress and we, the people are finding ways to make it more efficient and stress free. The sad part? Not all of us are doing it! World Car Free Day is one such initiative, which is being observed on 22nd September every year, worldwide.  Individuals as well as civic bodies across the world are embracing the day and encouraging people to take a stand for the environment around them, that has been bearing the brunt of development till date. “The movement also encourages people in major cities to opt for alternate commute options like carpooling, cycling, walking or simply taking a public transport – the basic idea being lessening the number of cars on the road for at least a day.”  Why we are celebrating Car Free Day? Making our lives easy Even though it is just a day today, the idea of going car free or opting for alternate commute options will soon be a social phenomena. Imagine our lives in that time, and imagine the possibilities – roads with lesser traffic, environment that is less polluted and another platform to socialise with co-travellers.  Car Free Day...

sRide Brand Ambassador: Kapil Jain

Last week we announced our very first sRide Brand Ambassador: Rahul Basu, in our strive towards making carpooling a common practice in India. A lot many times it takes a person to inspire another – no number of articles or textbooks we read become the inspiration for really taking charge. The reason? Everyone’s too busy leading their ‘busy monotonous’ lives to the fullest, to care about environmental and resource causes for more than merely 5 minutes. But we’re happy to announce our next Brand Ambassador, who is creating ripples in his circles for being the man who didn’t just stand for a cause, but also made an impact! Kapil Jain.  Thinking why should someone be our Brand Ambassador? We have it all answered right here: sRide Brand Ambassador.  How do you start? Simply download sRide and start carpooling now!   Catch us in action on our Facebook page to know more about...
Here’s why we think carpooling has endless benefits

Here’s why we think carpooling has endless benefits

Carpooling is not unknown anymore and the trend is achieving new levels of success every day. More and more people are being introduced to the world of shared rides a.k.a. carpooling. The trend is catching up fast among the youth of today the and is definitely making a lot more sense to those who travel in a particular direction more often. When you travel to and fro between the same points, you tend to lose interest in travelling solo and after some time, you just need some company. And that’s where carpooling comes in! “Man is a social animal.” Well yes it’s true, and carpooling is making people live this proverb. What started as an experimental trend in the west a few years ago, is creating ripples in the east, so much so that it is on its way to becoming one of the largest social movements. And there have to be more than one benefits of it to be catching up with all at this scale! Here are some of them: 1. Saves Fuel It’s been years since the campaign against overuse of fuel started. There is a common sentiment shared between governments, research facilities and social groups on an international level that we as a planet are running out of this precious resource. While many efforts have been made to overcome the crisis on a smaller and personal level, carpooling is proving to be the most effective of them all. There is a collective appeal associated with the trend of carpooling, which motivates people to adopt it and be a part of the international campaigning. While more...

sRide Brand Ambassador: Rahul Basu

Carpooling as a trend is catching up amongst the Indian youth, so much so that it is on its way to becoming the biggest social movement of all times! The trend is increasingly gaining popularity amongst the youth. The young professionals these days are seeking alternates to daily commutes to ease out their lifestyles. Be it for saving fuel and money, or making the ride less mundane by traveling with like minded people – carpooling has arrived but it still needs a slight nudge to get there! And that’s where we come in. sRide has been consistently supporting the core purpose of carpooling – making the cities clean, green and lessening the traffic. We encourage people to take part in the Car Free Thursday – Hyderabad every week and were also at the Hyderabad marathon registration to spread awareness, and award all those who helped us take the cause forward. Addressing everyone – even on social media – can be a really hard task, and that’s why we wanted people to help us convince ‘other people’ that carpooling was the way to go. Some call them the good Samaritans, we call then the sRide Brand Ambassador. And the Brand Ambassador of the week award goes to RAHUL BASU. Yes, he has been helping us spread our message for more than a month now. And has impacted a lot of his followers to take the same route! See what he did there? No. He didn’t make a hype around his name. He actually made a difference to the environment and the way professionals are commuting on a daily basis. He...

Let’s make carpooling a trend in India now!

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when we talk about modern India? Undoubtedly, the beaming IT sector and the hustling modern cities! No matter how advanced the technologies get, we haven’t really gotten over the daily issues like traffic, long queues, etc. And honestly, we, ourselves, are the ones to blame! With fixed routines being a common practice, we often tend to stick to what we do a little too much – no variety, no experimenting – just because it ‘works for us’. We never really deviate from our schedules and when we do, we often just end up cribbing about it! Especially, the working professionals. While there are somethings we can’t really help, like the queues at a popular bakery, there are things we can do to make life competitively easier – case in point being, traffic. How? Well, you can’t really go about demanding expansion of roads or construction of highways. But ditching a few taboos, can really go a long way! Cycling to a nearby store isn’t going to deem you as low standard, carpooling isn’t going to make you sound like someone trying to save too much money, and walking till the next block definitely doesn’t make you seem like someone who doesn’t have a car! Here’s talking about the common notions Indians have around commuting: The “showoff” trend! Yes, we Indians are big time show offs – you might or might not want to agree to it, but that is the truth! Owning a car is considered an ‘achievement’ in our society and driving to work is considered as a boost...