India Celebrating its Legacy! How are you going to take part in heralding country’s future?

Here is a quick primer on Indian Republic Day for our young riders.

What is “REPUBLIC DAY”?

British Rule over India for almost 200 years which ceased to exist post August 15, 1947 when our nation attained freedom and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was became Prime Minister of India. But the nation was still to be freed. It was still following the procedures, regulations and laws, penal codes which were imposed by  Her Majesty’s regime. Although the nation had turned sovereign, it took another 2 years, 11 months and 18 days to turn India into a complete constitutional and democratic republic.

On January 26, 1950, the Constitution prepared by the Drafting Committee headed by Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar was enacted and put into full force. Thus, the day is marked as the birth of modern India. The forefathers of the nation prepared the constitution after facing the tedious task of taking into consideration the concerns of hundreds of ethnic communities, multiple religious segments and regional tribes.

 

How do we celebrate?

Republic Day is celebrated to solemnize the efforts of our constitution makers, who ensured the smooth and gradual change over of India into a constitutional democracy. After 200 years of British rule, this was the day when India attained complete powers along with a system to safeguard it.

To celebrate this historic day, a series of official events are planned in the national capital. Along with a grand parade, involving all the three wings of the armed forces, paying salutations to the President of India, who is also the Command in chief of all the Defence forces. The parade moves from Rashtrapati Bhawan to the India Gate and ends at the historic Red Fort. Apart from the military wings, tribal and folk groups representing their respective states also take part in the parade. All governmental buildings are lightened for the entire week in NCR region and a national holiday is observed nationwide.

 

Remember your Freedom fighters

We remember and honour our freedom fighters as best as we can. But there are many people and their contributions that we have not even heard of.

Let’s come together remembering them too and pay our tributes for their immense sacrifice in helping us live in a free country. 

Rani Gaidinliu, Tirot Sing, Alluri Sitarama Raju, Pingali Venkayya, Tanguturi Prakasam, Veerapandiya Kattabomman, The Trio: Benoy, Badal & Dinesh, Surya Sen, Surendra Sai, Potti Sreeramulu

YoRide Message

Over generations, we lost a part of our language, culture, tradition and many more things around us. We request from our fellow Indians that on this republic day, let us take an oath to support Indian traditions and sustain them from extinction.

What will you do if you have extra 30 minutes in a day?

People that use Public Transport as their primary mode of transport spend anywhere between 30 to 40 minutes each day just waiting at the bus stops & metro stations. What an epic waste of time! This happens because buses don't run on time; so the option is just to go there to the stop and keep waiting till your bus comes. This is where YoRide helps. It brings predictability to city buses/metro through real-time arrival times. Use YoRide and get back your 30 minutes! 

Bangalore Strikes to affect commutation

Strike hits Bengaluru again as Pro-Kannada organisations and farmer unions have called for Karnataka bandh on Friday, September 9, to raise their voice against the recent directive by Supreme Court pertaining to the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

It’s been only 1 week since a Bharat Bandh shut down the IT capital of the country for a whole day. This time the impact is predicted to be much heavier than the previous one.

So, what will be options to make your way around Bangalore

Taxi fare comparison app for smart riders!

You don’t buy a smartphone without comparing its price with others? Now, do you know that, you spend more on city buses and taxi within a few months than you would spend on a smartphone? So why will you book a taxi without comparing its fare to other taxis? YoRide App helps you compare all available taxis and book the cheapest in less than 30 seconds.

Smart ways to travel in Bangalore

Bangalore is where India is headed. Being  the fifth largest city in India and said to be the fastest growing city in entire Asia, Bangalore is where in fact the world is heading. With the abundance of high-tech buildings, amazing architecture, renowned history and high standard educational institutions, Bangalore is rated as the number one city to live in India according to the official survey of Times Of India. The capital of Karnataka, also known as Bengaluru is the technological hub of India and it´s where the country’s new, confident and global identity is being forged. Every other tech giant and budding startups make it the ideal place for building a career.

 

Best Places To Go Trekking Around Bangalore

There’s something inherently majestic, satisfying and refreshing in traversing a span nature for a period of time with nothing weighing on you but your backpack. From the invigorating sights to the quiet moments of self-reflection, trekking and backpacking the outdoors provides a number of health benefits ranging from physical to mental to spiritual.