Quarantine Times – WE ARE READY

Evidently Covid19 fear will be there for a long time, there’s no denying the fact. But as it was said in Jurassic Park First movie “Life finds it way”. So now I am thinking that we are in that stage where life is finding its way out of lockdown.

We at Gehlot Ford & National Tractors and Motors resumed our partial operations only for workshop purposes. But being first day we were not hoping for much of customer so we just did cleaning & checkin of the machines etc so that we can be fully ready as little more of lockdown eases up.

To be very honest first day back felt very confusing and odd to many people. confusing to us that how to get whole operation running with 30% of staff and for staff it was little odd because of social distancing measures, sanitisers and infrared thermometer being pointed to them in every 3 hours.

But I feel this is going to be the new norm now even after lockdown eases and Covid19 fear goes away.

Was talking to my staff and literally some of them thanked and were very happy coming to office mostly because their boredom was going and some were happy with the sanitisation practices we are adopting in the routine life.

Let’s take baby steps and keep the ball rolling under guidelines of government. And pray to God with a hope that tomorrow would be better then today.

Stay safe

Laters
SG…!!!

Quarantine Times – Is Liquor Shopping Absolutely Necessary…???

Had been reading in news papers, getting lot os forwards on whatsapp and TV News Channels blowing up this news regarding reopening of Liquor Shops across country makes my head blow off. Even local police officers are going crazy and opposing this decision in muted voice, well everyone knows that there are very slim chances that their opinion is not going to get considered.

Seriously in order to have a good time of few hours we are playing with lives keeping Social Distancing rules in the dustbin. Why cant we just give it a chill for few weeks more. Is Liquor more important then life.

The stupidest part which was showcased on TV news was an interview of guy who was standing in line of liquor shop since 2.30 AM and he was saying it so proudly & audacity which made a question arise in my mind “Cant we do away with Liquor for sometime”…???

I totally agree that it is sometimes required to curb anxiety which is at its peak in these lockdown times but does it weighs more then the loss of life or risk of infection.

If government is so concerned about generating revenue and money for functioning then they have done an excellent work but it is my opinion that they have royally overlooked the cost of life & cost of Covid19 infections. We should definitely look forward to USA & European Countries for the kind of mess this whole infection has caused till now. Just a suggestion regarding the safeguard of human life and lowering the risk of infection, Govt should allow home delivery of liquor for sometime.

I know that I am going to get lot of backlash with respect to expressing my opinion & thought process but seriously saying I couldn’t have stopped myself more.

Stay indoors, Stay safe

Laters
SG…!!!

Quarantine Times – Irony of Life

Although I was suppose to write this 2 days back but was stuck with some things here and there. The Irony happened when back to back two of the powerhouse actors lost their battle to Cancer.

Sometimes in life when we come across these kind of things we face the realities of life. It don’t matters how much medical science has advanced, or how good doctor or hospital you can afford, or how long your battle is. In majority of the cases it wins and sometimes to just satisfy the ego of mankind cancer lets us win.

The irony happened with both of them that they passed away in such a lockdown time that they had a very small sendoff’s which they didn’t definitely deserved. But rules are rules and us being the responsible citizen have to follow them to the last dot. But major sadness happened with Irrfan Khan as he was not able to go and attend his mother’s funeral few days before, He definitely could have been there for her one last time.

I personally felt that the role of media or insider paparazzi who leaked the home pics of Rishiji’s corps was so bad. Seriously we should respect the privacy of the departed soul’s family. Seeing Ranbeer kapoor’s pic watching his father was just so heartbreaking. they should not have surfaced to the media.
I feel it’s just because of few rupees the pics got clicked and shared for the media and paparazzi.

One who had came in this world will definitely have to go “IT IS A FACT” it just a matter of time. If it is your time then you will go and if its not then whatever you do you wont go. We should not crib about how long the life is, We should ponder how Large my life is. There’s this dialogue in movie Neerja “babumoshay zindagi lambi neahi badi honi cahiye “. In the end we should definitely ask “Have I made It Large”

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SG…!!!

Quarantine times – Round Table Party

Adopt, Adapt & Improve its our motto of Round Table International .Lockdown time is suppose to get us distancing socially with other people but it is definitely necessary to meet people & have fun to curb lockdown anxiety. We just need to change the way we have fun as we are doing with our work and other things. With all this quarantine we ADOPT the way of life which we were accustomed to. We ADAPTed living with this Quarantine & Lockdown across the world & Finally we IMPROVE by doing a crazy party.

Insane fun happened last night when Round table international President Tr. Sabastian and Vice President Tr. DK Singh took this initiative and did a DJ night for all the Round Table members sitting at homes. We just needed nice speakers to have fun.

A very nice idea which was supported well by our Tr. Sushein AKA DJ Sue from Delhi. He played a mix of dance numbers ranging from english to Bollywood songs specially loved the english classic playlist which he executed for 20 minutes straight.

The whole idea was executed on Zoom Video conferencing app and was shared live on Facebook as well for tablers to enjoy. Seriously guys there were more than 250 people at one point of time all enjoying at the same time. Extra ordinary times require extraordinary measures which was well displayed here by the organizers and people behind this idea. Was astonished to see the people from all over the Globe ie Canada, Estonia, Belgium, UK, Netherland to name a few.

Round table international is definitely the original facebook, a place to meet friends and like minded people. There are very less places & events where people from all around the globe come together for a collective cause here today it was having fun.

Although it would have been so better if the party was in person rather then online, no guesses of what could have been quantum of fun but as I had said earlier also sometimes we have to play the hand we have dealt.

Special Thanks to Tr. DK Singh, Tr. Sushin, Tr. Sahil Jindal & Tr. Sabastian for pulling this off royally

Looking forward for more online parties soon.

Laters
SG…!!!

Quarantine Times – Extraction Movie Views…

Netflix just released this movie today Extraction, as it is very much self explanatory that what it would have been based on. I totally loved this as seriously the action sequence was very much notable.

Direction was done by none other then Stuntman turned Director Sam Hargrave (No wonder action sequences were on point). He surely kept Chris Hemsworth & Randeep Hooda on their toes.

Acting of both these actors were superb and award worthy. Randeep Hooda was a great match for Chris and they surely commanded their own screen time and aced it like pros. Cant understand why Randeep Hooda is less visible in Bollywood.

Best part was the single take 10 minute action sequence which was well choreographed by Action director and well executed by both the actors, They definitely proved their acting mettle. A must watch for action movie lovers.

The other notable actors who got their presence felt were Golshifteh Farahani & Young Rudraksh jaiswal who played the kidnapped kid Ovi Mahajan so well . So wish Pankaj Tripathi could have a little more screen time. But he definitely performed at par in his 30 second role. David Harbour’s role could have been better and seriously his action sequence with Chris could have been better and ended a little different way.

All in all a good one time watch & well 2 hours spent during this lockdown.

Looking forward for more action packed movie from Netflix.

Stay indoors, Stay safe

Laters
SG…!!!

Quarantine Times – Silly Bedfellows

As some of people might know from my Facebook profile and Instagram page that I got a doggo last year to fill the void created by sudden suicide of my previous one. So while searching for breeds I finalised on repeating pug as my dog but then thought process got fluctuated and I finally got a doggo of a breed that i fascinated a lot, I got a French Bulldog or fondly said as Frenchie.

This doggo who I fondly call YODA (named after Star Wars character) got attached to me in the first hour of his arrival and slowly & steadily he started following orders and travelled with me even to many places. And don’t leaves my side whenever possible for him.

But the hight of attachment happened once when I was in office and he was with me for his playing time and he attended with me in a meeting and sat in the lap and listened so patiently to the person sitting opposite to me, he evidently asked me bhaiya “if he didn’t likes what I say will he attack me or what”

The other episode which happened where i seriously felt happy was once when me and my mom was having a heated discussion and her pitch was high, so Yoda who was kind of sleeping suddenly sprung in action and started barking on her. And since that day I realised that yes dogs are definitely men’s best friend.

The strangest thing happens is at night he like to sleep on my pillow which gets a little problematic as too much closeness is also harmful many a times. But ya seeing his affection and sense of security towards me I let him crash on feet.

All in all the breed is good for the people like me who are looking for a small, easy maintenance & great travel companion & guard yet playful doggo. Just a word of caution, get a dog only if you can commit and give him time coz a pet is part of our life but for it we are his whole life.

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SG…!!!

Quarantine Times – Sad Times

As we all know that lockdown is going on, trust me I had faced a lockdown of myself when I was in bedrest. But to be very frank it was not as sad as the corona lockdown is. At least I had different people to talk to and matters to look for.

Ajmer being a small town has a greater risk for Covid19 infections as the overall market is small and in 10 kms radius the whole city ends.
In last 3 days we have 15 new cases of corona and it is getting uncomfortably closer to home. We were hoping to have opening of business again 2 days back but now we are facing total curfew by the administration.

This baffeling news just came in from different sources that there was a persson who was in quarantine by the government and his report was pending & before the report came, he jumped all the security and ran away from the quarantine shelter. Just a huge Question which seriously popped up in my mind is how the hell people can be so careless, its just not about your own life at stake it is lives of a everyone in a city is at a stake.

Just wishing that people take these kind of little more seriously rather then playing with lives of masses and effort of the whole system around which is looking to flatten the curve or avoid major damages.

And after this news our application for opening of business (Which is approved by the Central government) got rejected again. Although local administration & Government is definitely not wrong taking this step but it would have been a huge help to the farmers who are still to this day are in their farms trying to provide us food 3 months down the line.

Lets see if the situation gets in control soon or else its just a matter of time before a big time Corona bomb explodes and wreak havoc in our beautiful country.

Stay Indoors, Stay Safe

Laters
SG…!!!

Quarantine Times – Tabling Fun

It is a saying with Poker players “Sometimes you have to play the hand you have been dealt”. Although I am not much of a poker player myself but I swear by this quote don’t know why. As we know that we all are away from friends and not able to travel / meet or sit with friends except they are your very close by neighbours or building mates.

In these quarantine / lockdown times I witnessed Corona Warriors of different type. Few of our Round Table India members came forward on few groups on messaging app and started keeping daily Zoom video meetings late at night.

Seriously a boon for people who are social big time and are not able to do socialising in the lockdown. Strictly Fun, No Corona talks, No business talks. Just plain old fashioned Leg pulling and cracking jokes at the expense of others & having a good laugh at the end of day to keep the mind sane in this insane time.

I am proud to say that personally had made 4 – 5 good friends out of these daily calls and this had been an integral part of daily routine from last 15 days.

Was a little skeptical at first to join any of the call where you don’t know much of the people, but in tabling or with Tabler’s (People who are members of Round Table) there are not much of the inhibitions as the thought process is carrying a simple goal in mind. FRIENDSHIP, FELLOWSHIP, FUN.

As a group who is yet so far (in distance) and yet so close, I would definitely like to keep it as a gain in my book in the Quarantine Time Balance Sheet.

Stay Indoors, Stay Safe

Laters
SG…!!!

Quarantine Times – To open Or to Not Open

Interestingly during the extension of this lockdown easing up of districts or businesses was allowed. It was decided that few of the important sectors like agriculture & related industries can be allowed to operate citing the Covid19 conditions in the said town.

So being in automotive industry had been reading and talking with lot of people regarding the opening and functioning (How, What, When, Who) kind of things and few others. Few pointers which definitely popped up in mind is the kind of responsibility which a business-owner will be taking on ones head.

Firstly is it definitely worth it to go with so much of trouble with authorities, administration & police force firstly to get the Travel passes. We need to do a detailed Cost v/s benefit study before taking this decision.

Secondly, The customer inflow would be very minimal as automobile industry is majorly customer driven. And even after lifting of lockdown the People wont be very forthcoming / eager to buy the cars ASAP.

Thirdly, As per the News / Views & messages on our dearest Whatsapp IF any of the employee or Customer gets infected and it gets traced back to us (Us being the business owner) we will be charged by an FIR, Seizing of Office Premises for who knows how many days & Massive Quarantine of whole staff & Customer database who we interacted with.

Fourthly, Had tried applying for pass for my Agri Business but frankly I got Rejected, I tried asking the reason for rejection & no one was able to give a proper grounds for rejection. Felt like none of the authorities we ready to take responsibility for issuing the passes to masses. Even though they are not wrong on their part as the stakes are very high right now, any misstep and we will have a severe outbreak like other cities, states, countries.

Just not in favour of opening right now as being a responsible citizen is more important then being a responsible Businessman.

Stay Indoors, Stay Safe

Laters
SG…!!!

Quarantine Times – Book Point of View…

I had been suggested a book by couple of my Voracious reader friends & sister and when 2 of my sisters say about a particular thing I for one take it very seriously.

Had been suggested this book “IKIGAI” by Hector Garcia & Francesc Miralles, Thanks to Corona lockdown i got time to finish it finally. Must say that this book had definitely made a positive impact and taught ways to live a happy life no matter come what may. So will like to share few pointers from this book although they are just bullet points and wont lead to the in-depth knowledge of the book, for that one should definitely pick this up and finish it as soon possible.

  1. Stay active; Don’t retire.
  2. Take it slow
  3. Don’t fill your stomach
  4. Surround yourself with good friends
  5. Get in shape for your next birthday
  6. Smile More
  7. Reconnect with nature
  8. Give thanks
  9. Live in the moment
  10. Follow your IKIGAI

After finding more on web for IKIGAI i found that it is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”. At one point of time we all have this thought in mind that why I am here or what is my purpose of being here. Finding that is utterly necessary to lead a happy life.

Will suggest go for the book and understand the concept and try to find your IKIGAI, trust me it is necessary for all of us.

Stay indoors, Stay safe

Laters
SG…!!!