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Dec 132015
 
A Fantastico Zica Pre Launch by Tata Motors in Goa

Zica the Zippy new car from Tata Motors CAR is a 3 letter word, synonym with dreams, aspirations, style, and even statement of an individual. Your car is not a vehicle it is an extension of your personality.  No wonder Car companies spend millions of dollars, pounds, Yens and now rupees to find that sweet spot which will appeal to people and make them buy their dream car. This weekend I was in balmy Goa, to participate in the launch of Zica the latest pretty little  car with big aspirations from Tata Motors. The launch event organized by Tata [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 112015
 
A Visit to Tata Nano Plant as The Chosen Ones

Visit To the Tata Nano plant as The Chosen Ones Nano is the car that literally fired a million dreams as it debuted in Indian markets with the promise of a small car with big ambitions. But like they say Rome wasn’t built in a day. Same is the case with Nano.  Now as Nano was pitched as the cheapest car available in world everybody thought it will sell like hot cakes. For reasons that go beyond the scope of this blog post Nano’s did not took the market by storm. While everybody has their own theory about the same, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 292015
 
Mercedes Benz- Frame The Star

Clicking Mercedes Benz for Frame The Star Contest I am typing this post sitting next to a cosy fireplace in the end of June. No I am not kidding I am in Chikmagalur  hills famous for their coffee and black-pepper plantations. I am here in this beautiful bungalow all excited about this contest called “Frame The Star “, conducted by Better Photography magazine along with Mercedez Benz India. The contest is very simple there are 3 stages, in stage one contestants submitted their car pictures to the magazine portal. A total of 30 participants were chosen for the second round. Some [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 092015
 
Tata Bolt Pictures

Clicking Pictures of Tata Bolt As I mentioned in the earlier post about drive and review of Tata Bolt, that I will be sharing more pictures of Tata Bolt.  But due to various reasons ( mostly travel 🙂 )  I could not upload the pictures of Tata Bolt hence the post got delayed. So without much delay let me share some pictures of Tata Bolt that I clicked at various places.  As the car we received, this time, was not brand new my focus was on the outside of the car and not the interiors of the car, more [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 242015
 
Road Trip to Neemrana Fort in Tata Bolt : desi goes on #BoltDrives on NH 8

#BoltDrives to Fort Neemrana Rajasthan in Tata Bolt  Can there be anything better than a road trip to Rajasthan ?  Well how about a road trip with fellow bloggers? But wait let us make it even better. How about a road trip in brand new Tata Bolt, with tank full, and fellow bloggers to give you company and share stories, sing songs and pull each other’s legs? Bus Bus Pajee control nahi ho raha ab to… (बस बस   पाजी  कंट्रोल    नहीं  हो  रहा  अब तो ), I can imagine what you must be thinking. So same was my condition [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 092015
 
A Volkswagen Kombi in Koh Samui

Hippie Trail and a restored Volkswagen Kombi Chalo lets us continue our love affair with nostalgia, this time from remembering old scooters let us go the Volkswagen Kombi, that literally carried a whole generation from Europe and beyond all the way to Kathmandu via countries like Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan, crossing into Pakistan and then India. A whole subculture of Hippies developed in isolated pockets like Goa, Manali, Chitral and Kathmandu etc. Not just in Hollywood and Europe there were movies dedicated to the same even in India with Dev Anand and Zeenat Aman playing brother and sister in Hare [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 012015
 
A Drive With SOUL: Rediscovering Passions

Drive With SOUL: A herd of Wild Beasts Tamed By Passionate Owners We were tribesmen first, bonding over bonfire on  starlit nights under open skies, dancing to the orchestra of wild brooks and collective laughter emerging from the deep bowels of Souls celebrating the bounties of mother earth.  Then we evolved and things got complicated, nations, religions, caste, community and language all played a role to divide while we thought we are evolving as a species. No more. The baser instincts to belong to a tribe are back and we long to belong to a tribe that disenfranchises us from [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 152014
 
No Country for Wild Horses- Only Wild Men

  The Devil Drives the Driver   Why do perfectly normal men behave like monsters once they are behind the wheels of a car? Why somebody who is never in a hurry to meet any deadline either at home or in office suddenly decides to join the line of dead on our highways? What happens when a man is behind the wheels of a machine? Looking at the way some of us drive on our desi highways you tend to question is the man driving the machine or the monster is driving the man? Genghis Khan created and ruled [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 202013
 
Le Road Trip In A Hippie Volkswagen Kombi

    A Road Trip Around The World In A  Volkswagen Kombi: Following the Hippie Trail Sebastian and Soize are a French couple who were not even born when the Flower Children were painting their Volkswagen Kombis with  floral designs and burning rubber on the roads to the Woodstock in late 60s.  Soon the Volkswagen Combi  ( both spellings are used in different part of world) was the wheel of choice for Nirvana seeking Hippies who made Kombis their home and took it from Cairo to Kathmandu playing music more colorful than the flowers painted on their mobile homes. Dollar deprived economies in Asia like Nepal and India were [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 062013
 
A Review of Driving Tata Vista D90

In ancient times a man and his steed were inseparable; today the role of steed has been taken over by cars and bikes.  No wonder a car can evoke emotions that have very few parallels. Indeed for the upward mobile Indians today cars is as much a necessity as a home, and in a lot of cases people buy a car before buying a home. I have been driving for a long time now and have been fortunate to rent and drive some very good cars on my trips to US. But car driving in India is totally different [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]