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Monday, March 18, 2013

A Trendy Trend?

So lately I have been screaming "Safety" from rooftops! There may be a little selfishness involved with this act of mine, a little desperation too. I am selfish because more than the safety of the people I am preaching to, I desperate to be proud of my country. There was a time when I would defend it in the face of an insult and internally claw the person concerned till his face was unrecognizable but I feel defeated at the face of the current situation! There also was a time when I hid embarrassing national occurrences from the world and smiled a fake pride to shoo them away. I realize now that stage has been taken away from me. I stand a ground of reality caked with savagery. And hence the screaming - the screaming inside and outside! 

It was in the midst of all this chaos that I found an opportunity to organize a bloggers meet for a company called SafetyKart. This not only gave me an opportunity to meet my online blogger friends but also introduce them to my favourite word - and by now, I trust, you all know what that is... So it was decided a Social Potpourri Meetup it would be. After having created a really ambitious list of the bloggers I would invite, I sat there giggling at the change I would be a part of. When all these writers, thought leaders in their own purview created a buzz about proactive safety I will have changed a little of the society I thought. And as happens with thoughts like that, I walked tall... 

The S that ensure Safety
And so the days filled up with organizing the stuff that comes with an event and soon we were at the venue. The day I would mark in my calendar as "the first step" had approached. I had a team of soldiers and Vikas Bagaria backing me up completely or was it vice versa? Vikas, the managing director of the company is without doubt someone I look up to. He is the kind of guy who doesn't believe he's done a favour to the world by acknowledging women rights. He acknowledges them just as a matter of fact and respects it as much as he respects his own fundamental privilege.  

The Multi-functional Car Safety Tool


I love the innovation he has put into his portal and the thought process behind it all. The primary objective of SafetyKart is to equip one with safety in all walks of life. Here is my two cents on that - I wonder how it is that people spend hundreds of thousands to get the most expensive car, high end gadgets, a tummy tuck to go with a face lift or even just take pride in their simple being are not aware of how to safeguard the same. I wonder how they feel secure without something like the multi-functional car safety tool or defense equipment like the ones displayed under one umbrella in 
an e-commerce portal? And it is not only about them that I wonder. The cost of a pepper spray in SafetyKart is equivalent to a grain of sand even when it is not compared to the cost you may have to pay with your either your modesty or your life! Even Rathin Basu may not have had to create headlines if he had one of those!! Isn't it high time that Safety became a trend?

My personal favorite - Barton Door Block 
True to its objective SafetyKart has a calendar of CSR initiatives it plans to take up. The company will take it upon itself in equipping orphanages and Children related NGOs with Barton Door Blocks. It is the knowledge of these facts that really make one respect a company and then hold on to that desperate hope once again - the hope that I may not have to hide behind all those headlines after all.
Here is how the Barton Door Block  works -

I met some really awesome bloggers at the meet. 

Bloggers from L-R - Majulika P. Sehgal, Ekta Khaitan, Meghna Agarwal,
Awungshi Philamanzan, Deepti Pant, Rigzin Namgyal,  and Vikas Bagaria 
Meghna Agarwal, present in the audience posted this on Facebook after the meet: 
"Was great to connect with SP - Kriti Mukherjee and Sulekha Rawat and Safety Kart team at the bloggers meet. Learned about an amazing brand - SafetyKart, an eCommerce  business portal that comprises of revolutionary products that were earlier used only by B2B, now made available to consumers to ensure the safety and security of your loved ones at homes, and outdoors .....These products are damn interesting, innovative and safe to use.. you can find anything right from pepper spray, to protect women to Crush free, waterproof laptop cases, IPhone and IPad cases, safer paper cutters, temperature recorders, torches, bulky camera cases to protect them from any kind of environment. Very interesting initiative started by Vikas Bageria and team. I am sure these products will make our homes and surroundings much more safer and secure...Add Safety Kart on facebook to stay updated about their line of products.. and more...
https://www.facebook.com/safetykart?fref=ts"

Some others had this to say: 



The power group from L-R - Manjulika P. Sehgal, Ekta Khaitan, 
Meghna Agarwal, Awungshi Philamanzan
Manjulika P. Sehgal  - http://manjulikapramod.com/2013/03/01/social-potpourri-meet-up-safety-comes-first/
Awungshi Philamazan - http://drpoisonivy.blogspot.in/2013/03/wine-cheese-socialising-and-safety.html

From L-R - Vikas Bagaria, Rishabh Malik, Arijit Ghoshal, me, 
Sulekha Rawat, Sonia Kapoor, Swati Bhattacharya 

I am looking forward to some of the other bloggers posts and will put them up here enthusiastically once I see them. Till then, outsmart the dangers awaiting you. Beat them hollow - Stay safe!



20 comments:

  1. Its been wrapped up so well.. brought memories of the evening well-spent... Its actually high time that safety becomes a trend..and need of the hour is that we should all scream in and out...
    Thanx for the mention and th pics Kriti.



    manjulikapramod.com

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    1. Thanks for backing me up there Manjulika! I am certain if we continue with the screaming it definitely will become a trend and we the trendsetters.

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  2. Thanks Kriti for summing up safetykart and its offering in such a manner, appreciate it. It was indeed one of my best evening in recent time, meeting so many incredible bloggers who had the patience of listening to my blah-blah on safety products. Thanks for tagging me in the blog post along side other bloggers. Already made friends with few of them and look forward for more very soon.

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    1. Your blah blah was much more than endearing Vikas! I am sure all of us wouldn't mind a regular dose of that - LOL!

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  3. when will things and events like this happen in lucknow..?? Social potpourris book reading left me craving for more..regards,ratika.

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    1. Ratika, we will try and come there as often as possible now - Promise! The last visit has tied us down to the place and its people forever : )) Thanks for coming by : ))

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  4. I agree, what super products and what a fantastic meet...just what this country needs!

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    1. Thanks Swati for stressing on my belief! Knew I could always count on you!

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  5. In referencing SafetyKart, I would not have heard about this "The primary objective of SafetyKart is to equip one with safety in all walks of life." if you would have posted it hear. And you certainly made some thought provoking points.

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    1. James, first of all thanks ever so much for getting to my blog! Appreciate that and appreciate that comment even more : ))

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  6. Will be checking out their portfolio online soon. Your descriptions are intriguing. Glad that the event went off great and best wishes to Safetykart for continued success.

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    1. Thanks a ton Rickie! Means a lot! Wish you could come to be with us that evening! But like I say - there's always a next time : )) Thanks for the comment my friend!

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  7. ..thanks for the invitation Kriti..it sure was a wonderful meet.. :)
    ..i wish you and your team lot of success..all the very best..

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    1. So glad you could make it Rigzin - would have loved to read your interpretation of the meet : ))

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    1. Thank you for coming by and reading!

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  9. That simply superb article. I want this multi-functional car safety tool for my car. That gives me a feeling of being safe if car breaks down down. I want to thank you for this awesome post, Kriti.

    Regards,
    Arnold Brame

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    1. Thank you for reading it Arnold! Get the multi-functional car safety. It really is awesome!

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