Going Indi(e) with Tata


I enormously enjoy simple and small things in life as much as big, banging, outrageous ones. Be it indie movies, video games, music or anything else. Here in the realm with cars and technology, the new Tata Gen X is no different. Life changing in big ways in the last few years and especially in the last few months, it was a delight surprise Indiblogger having a meetup/drive at Pune in association with Tata Motors, inviting 24 bloggers primarily from Mumbai and Pune, and few lucky winners flown down from across the country for this, serving as a quick getaway and a delightful experience during a otherwise busy events.


With a =n early morning bus ride from Mumbai which reminded everyone of school/college picnics on-board, the best deal of the day was sealed with the location where we base-camped (sorry, cars), the Tata Motors Lake House which felt like an oasis in a desert.

Dancing is good for everybody.


With letting that trying to sink in, after a hospitable welcome by the fine folks from Tata Motors, Indiblogger and various others; the conversation moved from breakfast and welcoming to the agenda of the day.

Moving on. Quite literally.

After some necessary formalities, aka “don’t get killed, don’t hurt anyone else, or destroy stuff” among other things, goodies which continue to spoil people even further, and people sorting themselves into groups with whom you’d go on the drive with, depending on which driver you want available, who one would want to hit on for the rest of the day, or people as crazy as you are, all proceeded to have a spin around Pune.

Team H, high and happy, who easily won the day.

Driving around the city in the blazing sunny weather was an incredible and relaxing experience, made possible by everyone who made the day happened, from the organizers and the good company of people, to random strangers on the road. Yes, it wasn’t just a drive where except the driver everyone lazily sits back, we were made to do incredibly stupid things challenges by tweets sent out from people across the country, in the pursuit of more prizes and virtual glory. I could write a book on it, so sticking to the piece you can catch all the action which happened en route through #FollowTheGenX, and of course on twitter and Instagram.

After a long day of driving, having loads of fun and great conversations, a quick lunch stop at a good place with another great ambiance (we take our surroundings seriously, not just the food) we return to the lake house in the evening for some additional test driving displaying the car’s easy usage and maneuvering capabilities…

… more food…

There’s a cupcake for everybody.

Spending the remainder of the eveni tngg talkino people, thanking the good folks from Tata for inviting us to this magnificent (no more) secretive place and Indioggbrle for making it happen.



And who ends a great day without some great music?




Varun (pictured above) and Janak from Taal Inc. ended our day with an epic drumming session, just what one like me needed. As we bid farewell until next time proceeding to get back to Bombay, needless to say it wasn’t just a good fun day but an experience in itself.

No dogs were injured during that day of amazing-ness nor while writing this post.

Only Love.