A classic event amidst the nature and a wonderful weather making it all the more awesome and yeah the word was Zestful.
The event which started for me with a DM from Harish and team and having landed in Goa, had a more emotional moment for me meeting one of the very personal role models, my former CEO, Narain Karthikeyan. Destiny it must be.
Coming to the event I believe this has been an exceptionally well organised event at a notice like this, and they had everything in place to the core. The day did start pretty early for me and a blogger friend @pythoroshan as we boarded a Jet Konnect at Coimbatore Airport on a ATR aircraft to Chennai. Then we were joined by the blogger friends from Bangalore and we all took off on Jet to Goa.
We has arrived. The Airport welcome desk started it all, and then a journey to the hotel Zuri Resorts. We could see the buzz and we were all awed by the efforts gone into the making of the event. An awesome lunch and a bit of siesta later we were back to what were were supposed to do.
A briefing and followed by a Master Class and a mystery guest in Narain Karthikeyan, the event enilivened the evening and giving us a lot of glimpses into how the car which we got to drive the next day was conceptualised and made to the car that we drove.
We could feel the emotion on how they had taken over 3 years to bring a product to life. a very new best in class segment with awesome features that will help put the car in the big league.
Personally it was a happy moment for me as Narain went on explain how this car has been a part of his wish list and I am sure the team must have had an Zestful experience working with him too.
The presentation took us through the best of the car and what we were going to test it on road. Made us feel that Tata has come of age and a very prominent feature on the whole Zest is the team is pretty Young and I am sure they have that very well portrayed and executed in the way they have designed the car and especially the thing about the ConnectNext which is bound to be loved by the young and mobile population of India.
Some photo moments later and dinner followed. Another awesome food arrayed in front of us. Dinner and networking and lots of selfies later it was time to say goodnight with a great day to drive next morning. I would miss if I dont mention @missmalini hosting the show for us.
We woke up to an alarm and got to walk the sands on the beach, feel the fresh air and look at the vastness of the sea. Back and all set for the drive, after breakfast, we went to another briefing session.
Then the real thing happened. The driving the car. We got the Diesel AMT to drive first with Santhosh as my partner, we were all set to go. Let me tell you Santhosh is a big big fan of Narain and what would you expect him, took the car to the max really and we were back.
Then time to take the Petrol version and went on a ride and back in time to live blog.
An awesome experience altogether expect I think we would need some more time to know the car better. As for the organisation part it was extremely well organised and we need to give three cheers to the team that has executed it.
A great + awesome ZestUpYourLife Event will be remembered for the wonderful opportunity it brought the top 50 bloggers in the country and network among themselves. These would be really great in fostering relationship and making better opportunities for everyone in their field. I would like to say I have made a lot of friends at this event and know about their work. Thank You Harish, Ankita, Ananth and Preethi and ofcourse all the team from Tata, Wizcraft for making this event a great show and a memorable one!
Thanks Once again Blog Adda! Tata Motors and all the bloggers!