Should Ola Change its Strategy ?

If you are thinking that clearing UPSC exam or getting a seat in an A grade college is the most difficult thing, then you probably mayn’t have booked Ola auto. Before I write this post here’s a small disclaimer, “ This post isn’t aimed at hurting anyone’s feeling and is just a post describing the problems I’ve faced. The problems that have occurred with me mayn’t have occurred with everyone and therefore any remarks made in this post shouldn’t be taken too seriously.”

Okay, now let’s move to the actual story. I am a frequent Ola user and I’ve liked Ola rides most of the time but off late I am facing a lot of issues with Ola rides. First of all the biggest issue is booking.

As you can see in the above attached screenshot, at 7:33 PM there are a lot of autoes inside the green circle.

But at 7:34 PM the app showed no auto available. This isn’t the first time it has happened to me, such instances have occurred many times and is a recurring issue. The same applies with Ola cabs too.

The second issue that I faced was extreme difference in estimated amount and the amount to be paid. The amount to be paid had grown six fold to that of the estimated amount in one of my rides. I think Ola should take some measure to resolve this. For example, develop a code that automatically reports when the above mentioned issue occurs (change in amount by extreme margin). Presently ‘wrongly charged’ can be reported in Ola’s complaint section but many people mayn’t do this (especially old people and less tech savvy people).

Now the question is why do people use Ola in spite of such issues ?

I don’t know about others but let me tell you, why I use Ola. I find it easier to travel in Ola because I do not have to bargain when I travel in Ola. My negotiation skills are very low and I seriously do not know as to, how to come to a deal when the auto driver says, “vonnendhalf ” or “metre mel ivattu”. Not just this, at times I find it harder to question “metre haakalwa ? ” when I’m told an expensive pre-determined fare. So I simply prefer booking an Ola.

Now you might be wondering as to, how is all this related to the title of this post ?

It is related because if Ola doesn’t rectify the common issues faced my most Ola users, there is a possibility that a rival company might emerge in the market and rectify the commonly faced issues and in turn take over the market share and put Ola out of business.


Welcome to candid can blog, readers in this post we’ll be looking at the type of shoes stylish men have in their shoe rack.

1. MONK STRAPS: These are the shoes that stylish men would wear to their office. Monk straps sync very well with formal wear and they are of two types, single monk straps and double monk straps. As the word suggests single monk straps contain single strap and double monk straps contain double strap. When the majority in the office are wearing regular black or brown shoes, the dude with the monk straps definitely stands out from the crowd, as these shoes have all the characteristics to grab everyone’s attention.

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2. OXFORDS : I’m pretty sure that most of the readers reading this post have noticed those shoes with punched dots and folded flaps. Yes, they are called oxfords and they’ve got some history behind the origin of their name. These shoes too fall under the formal category like monk straps and they come in a variety of shades. When the right shade is matched with the right trouser, the formal game is elevated to the next level and hence they find a place in most of the stylish men’s shoe rack.

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3. BUSINESS CASUAL LOAFERS : These are also called semi-formal shoes and are hot favourites among entrepreneurs. When you are the boss of your organization, you don’t have to fear about the remarks made on your outfit by your higher-ups, unlike the rest in your organization. So you’ve got the license to flaunt your signature shoes. These shoes are quite comfortable and classy too. They can be worn with no show socks and looks killer when worn with those tailor fit pants that end at your ankles or slightly above it. The dazzles on these shoes are show stealers and can make anyone’s pupil turn towards them. Now you know why they’ve got a compartment in a stylish man’s shoe closet.

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4. DRIVING SHOES : These shoes are really cool and comfy. They can be worn when you are driving and it doesn’t end there. They can be worn on numerous other occasions like casual parties, shopping sessions etc. However there are a few down points on these shoes. The stiches underneath the shoes get cut when the stiches come in contact with sharp and rough surfaces. Also the shape of the shoes gets damaged on absorption of water during rainy season. But these down points are like a drop of water in an ocean and doesn’t matter much when compared with all the good qualities they possess.

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5. Slip ONS : Slip ons are easy to wear, comfy and stylish. They can be worn during all casual occasions. These shoes go well with both shorts and pants and can be worn with no show socks or ankle length socks. They also match with almost all kinds of casual wears and they find a place in most of the stylish dude’s shoe rack.

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6. THE REGULAR CASUAL SHOES : When a stylish chap doesn’t want to have numerous shoes in the shoe rack, he goes for that one shoe that meets all the demands i.e. shoes that hold good for all casual occasions, all seasons and finally a shoe with good durability quotient that lasts long.

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Pairing black shirt with a black pant

“Can you wear a black shirt with a black pant?”,Was the question asked to me by my friend. And the answer to it was, “YES bro.”

Pairing black shirt with black pant can go pretty well especially on formal occasions. I learnt this secret from one of my senior in the college. This particular senior who was a friend of mine wore a black Benetton cotton shirt and a black trouser and he looked perfectly fine during a formal event in the college. He also wore a black leather belt which enhanced the look. During formal events in the college it was mandatory for us to wear blazer and tie. But this friend of mine didn’t wear a blazer nor did he put on a tie and nobody even noticed it. This dude was assigned the role of master of ceremony during most of the events in the college and he looked perfectly great in all of the events in his signature black outfit without blazer and tie.

Here are a few things you need to know before you ace your all black game.

• Do not try this on days that are extremely important to you i.e. if you are attending any important black tie event and if there is a chance that people attending the event are going to judge your outfit, then stay away from going all black. Because going all black mayn’t hold good all the time due to a lot of reasons. And one such reason is, the hue of your clothes. Even though we are talking just about black, there are a lot of variations in the colour black. Usually the rich black on a rich fabric (good quality) only holds good. After a few washes your shirt or trouser may lose that rich hue and they may get slightly paler or faded. And if you going to a black tie event with this faded outfit, then you are going to spoil your style game.

• Wear your all black outfit and check yourself in the mirror a day prior to the day you are actually going to wear your all black outfit. By doing this you’ll actually know if it suits you and if it doesn’t you can wear something else that suits you, for the following day.

• Matching your footwear too is extremely essential to take your black game to the next level. And my personal recommendation would be black monkstraps or black business casual moccasins.

All the above mentioned was with respect to formal events. Now let’s talk about casual. When it comes to casual wear, a black T shirt and a black denim paired with white sneakers (preferably by Adidas Originals) can elevate your style game to the next level.

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