Vintage Vehicle Voyeurism: The Poor Motorhead’s Pastime

One of my pastimes is to look for vintage vehicles for sale on the net. Now, almost all of these are beyond my purchasing power, but, surfing through these and looking for a “deal” makes me vicariously live the dream of owning the vintage treasures someday down the line. Sometimes, some stuff pop up which leave me flabbergasted. Now I know a picture does not … Continue reading Vintage Vehicle Voyeurism: The Poor Motorhead’s Pastime

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The King (of Indian Roads) is Dead… Long Live the King

These days the newspapers are awash with so many happening and eye-catching articles, that it would not be too hard to miss this one: Hindustan Motors, the makers of the iconic Indian car, the Ambassador, is closing shop. Plummeting sales, steady refusal to move with the times and redesign the engine and looks, and a myopic leadership entangled in bureaucratic inertia, and a generation that has … Continue reading The King (of Indian Roads) is Dead… Long Live the King

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The Upside Down Pram: A Sudden Encounter in Kolkata

A couple of days ago I was out on a social do with my parents and it was getting late when we started out from the event. It was a weekend midnight, and Kolkata also happened to be hosting a major cricket tie. Thus, on the way back, the roads were understandable deserted – a pleasant deviation from the usual din and bustle of traffic … Continue reading The Upside Down Pram: A Sudden Encounter in Kolkata

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The Adler Trumpf Junior, Kolkata

I was trundling down Hungerford Street and was caught at the signal on the crossing the other day when I saw a car pull up alongside mine. I was a little lost in thought, contemplating my really horrific performance in the recently concluded examinations, so I did not really notice what was there beside me. However, something seemed different about the roar of the engine. … Continue reading The Adler Trumpf Junior, Kolkata

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