Our Freedom of Speech in Threat?

An open letter to my fellow Indians

Dear Indians,

Before I lose connect with the reality of the world around me, this open letter is aimed at clearing out my thoughts before my fellow citizens. If the freedom of speech is really under threat, how come restless voices are earning more and more airtime on television debates. Evidently, the cacophony over freedom of expression or speech itself is a self-defeating argument. In first place, how can freedom of speech be under threat in the country that is one of the largest markets for social media platforms such as Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and Instagram among others. In fact, freedom of speech was never so high before the times we are living in today.
Last week, I came across a film by Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC TV) that is claiming to have investigated the transactions of a leading Indian corporate house. ABC TV’s feature 4 Corners provided platform to a member of parliament from the opposition party, an opinionated journalist besides a former bureaucrat and a scholar from a think tank. All four of them aggressively criticised a successful entrepreneur and they portrayed India as a lawless nation without a trace of fear. If an opposition leader, critical journalist, former IAS officer and think tank can speak on camera of the international media, I sense we are wasting our time discussing freedom of speech unnecessarily.

And this is not an end of my argument. I have never seen Chinese or Japanese media or politicians or bureaucrats (and they don’t have think tanks to my knowledge) ever harming their national interests or reputation by taking on own government systems or corporations for acquiring natural resources overseas. On the other hand, likes of Jairam Ramesh and Paranjoy Guha Thakurta have come handy to the elements trying to destabilize our nation. This kind of people has mastered the art of fabricating narratives suiting to their current political positions and materialistic aspirations.

I am a believer of democracy and believe in respecting the mandate of the nation when it comes to India’s constitutional posts such as President and Prime Minister. However, at the cost of being labelled as a Bhakt, let me venture into some more details. Since, majority of the opposition leaders and their agent activists have failed to take on Narendra Modi, they have intensified their attacks on Gujarat based Adani Group.

My knowledge about such large houses is inadequate to pass any judgment against them or their promoters. But I strongly feel that these corporations have helped India to become world’s one fastest growing economy today. Without these entrepreneurs, our populated nation would have remained deprived of very basic necessities. As a consumer, I share a special relationship with each and every large corporate house of this country. These entrepreneurs have ensured better and happier life and lifestyle by improving standards of products and services that we cannot live without. These corporations have allowed me to enjoy energy security. They have allowed me travel faster and safer. They have allowed me to enjoy food from tamper proof packaging. They have enabled me to use imported mobile handset and rapid internet service to enjoy Freedom of Speech to reach out to the world. These entrepreneurs are making India and the world, a better place.

If Jairams and Pranjoys think that these corporations are devils, they should leave the cosy and secure national capital and start living without amenities such as uninterrupted electricity and gas supplies. Going back to the stone age will protect the environment as they will give up their highflying life to perform what they are preaching. Jairams and Pranjoys should stop using imported mobile handsets so that India does not have to build ports anymore. It will also protect Indian image and economy since international journalists will not be able to reach Jairams and Pranjoys. If these characters find building oil refineries and airports unethical, Jairams and Pranjoys should give up their SUVs and stop flying frequently. If they believe in what they are vocally speaking, they should stop using anything and everything that these entrepreneurs have created for humankind.

In past couple of years, those who were not known even own neighbourhood have earned national fame as television channels are giving airtime to debates increasing while any loud mouth can manage to trend on Twitter. This would have not happened if freedom of speech was under attack. Let us do our job and stop listening to those exercising their right of speech to preach us about lack of freedom of expression.

Warm regards,

A Free Indian

The above article is written by Bhaavna Arora

6 of the Most Shared Marketing Infographics of 2017

What makes people share an Infographic? Nice colors? Exciting graphics? Or the content? As we head into 2018, we look back at the most shared infographics of 2017 on sales and marketing. What do you think is the secret of an infographic, going to be viral overnight?

Is that the creative design or the unique content?

Take a look at these 6 Most Shared Marketing Infographics of 2017. The reason why these infographics became widespread is the use of colors, powerful data information, image dominance and focus on the niche audience. The informative infographic gives an insight of the history of the content marketing and how it has evolved.

Infographic Source:- www.infographicdesignteam.com

6 of the Most Shared Marketing Infographics of 2017

Infographic : What Factors Affect Internet Connection Speed

Having fast and stable Internet connection is a must in today’s busy world. Nobody likes waiting for a website to load or not being able to stream his or hers favorite movie on Netflix. But what factors affect your Internet connection? Tech geeks from BlueGadgetTooth designed this Infographic that shows 10 factors that can be affecting your Internet speed. From the type and performance of your wireless router to software and browser you’re using, we’ve got you covered!

Infographic Source:- bluegadgettooth.com

Infographic : What Factors Affect Internet Connection Speed

How to Book a Self-Drive Car through Zoomcar

Suppose you and your friends have just planned for a weekend holiday and need a bigger car to accommodate everyone. Or you may already own a hatchback which you travel to work every day and just want to try out a luxurious brand of car for a day.

The reason for hiring a self-drive car rental can be any depending on the individual. However everyone who seeks the service is looking for safety, freedom, privacy and a cost effective means to travel comfortably. Zoomcar, founded in 2013 and about a fleet of 2,300 cars, is the biggest player in the self-drive car hire market which offers multiple advantages such as –

  • Damage Insurance
  • 24/7 Roadside Assistance
  • Fuel Costs Included
  • Flexible Pricing
  • Zero Security Deposit and more

The sole objective of Zoomcar is to bring you world-class self-drive car rental services that fits the need and budget of each individual. With an ever-expanding fleet of Hatchbacks, SUVs, Sedans, and Luxury vehicles, Zoomcar makes it easy to book your favourite car right from the comfort of your living room and have the car sent at your doorstep.

Follow these steps to book a Self-drive care from Zoomcar –

  1. The first step is to sign up on their website. You can either signup using your Facebook credentials or Google. You will also be asked to enter your mobile number.How to Book a Self-Drive Car through Zoomcar
  2. Now that you’ve successfully signed up, you can go ahead and make your first booking. First you’ll be asked to choose the Starting Point. Choose your City and location and then click on Next button at the bottom right corner.How to Book a Self-Drive Car through Zoomcar
  3. Next choose the Pickup Time by picking the month, date and time when you require the car and click on Next Button. How to Book a Self-Drive Car through Zoomcar
  4. Choose the Dropoff Time again by picking the exact date and time. Click on Next to continue.How to Book a Self-Drive Car through Zoomcar
  5. The next window shows you the available list of cars for the chosen dates. You can go over their individual prices and pick the appropriate one. Once you’ve made a choice of car, just click on the Book Now button.How to Book a Self-Drive Car through Zoomcar
  6. This is the Checkout page where you can see the summary of your booking. You can also apply a Zoomcar promo code here if you have any. Click on the Checkout button.How to Book a Self-Drive Car through Zoomcar
  7. You’ll be taken to the payment page where you need to make the deposit to continue with the booking.How to Book a Self-Drive Car through Zoomcar
  8. Now, the next step is to upload your driver’s license. Please note that you are not eligible to make a booking if you’re below 20 years of age.
  9. Once the booking is confirmed, the company will text you the number plate of the car you hired form the official website. You will get the sms 20 minutes before your booking starts. Just unlock it through the Zoomcar app and or you can also check it in your mobile’s normal sms app.
  10. There are just two more steps. Just go to the checklist of Zoomcar app or you can also call us while filling the checklist. Then grab the keys and you are on.
  11. To return the car, you have to bring it to the same location from where you hired the car. Fill up the return checklist and complete the booking. That’s it, you are done.