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Old 12th September 2008, 11:32   #16
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I don't know much about her but i see a lot of hurt egos at the mention of her name. Why would you guys want to compare her with dilip rogers or any other male racer ? she is good & she is Indian & I am proud of that, so should any Indian. Instead we say that her father fixes races & what not.

I am sorry ! I shouldn't have compared her with Dilip.
Is she in international circles ?
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Dudes, while i wholly agree as far as promoting people goes, esp the ladies to get them more interested.

However, as a racer, no matter male or female, you will and should be compared againt your peers.
Its the only way to gain respect. Else you are just a poser.
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Old 12th September 2008, 12:57   #18
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Well I too thought the same, and moreover since she raced against him(Dilip) in the Super bike class I felt comparison in inevitable, but the point Esteem is trying to make is that comparison is not equally weighted.

But the thing is for promotion activities she is better I believe as she can pull the crowd no one will run to see a male.
I go with Spitfire saying the promotion would have been stronger if there was Bipasha on R15
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Alisha way to go,its time u show the people that stop cycling ladybird and get on to the yamaha.

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I feel she should be encouraged. Nawaz Bhatena was quite competetive and Alisha has potential (and the genes).

People in US went crazy about Danica Patrick when she won Japan.
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Alisha,

Being a public figure has it's own pros and cons. you can't be arguing with thousands of people, some wise, some otherwise. Hearing about your dad can be painful, but he is a public figure too. getting to hear sense and nonsense is a part of the whole deal.

You should see what people say about SRK

you are a good racer, keep it up !!

and Welcome to the forum.
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Alisha Abdullah, the first & only woman bike racer in India, yet another feather in Chennai's motoring cap.
Everyone's forgotten Anita Nanchappa already?
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@Alisha: Intro please and can we have a better pic of you on the Yamaha R15 then the one's already posted on the forum.
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Nawaz Bhatena was quite competetive
Not WAS,but IS!
You should have seen her beating the "king of esteem class" Radha Selvaraj with a baleno.
PS: Welcome to Team-BHP,Alisha!
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Everyone's forgotten Anita Nanchappa already?
Nanjappa. I guess she dosen't get a lot of attention, since she was always a navigator.
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Excuse me guys.

Is Alisha Abdullah being the first women racer in India? I don't really know. But i have my doubts.
Is Alisha Abdullah the only woman racer in India? Not really.

Apparently all this hoo ha about Alisha made me scavenge some old issues of Bike India coz i remember seeing some other racer girl being featured some time back. In Feb 2008 issue of Bike India a girl was featured, her name is Chitra Priya Rajalingam.

You can read about her in the link given below. I don't know how much of a racer she is, and maybe she's not as flashy, but to just to drive home the point that Alisha is not the ONLY woman racer.
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Excuse me guys.

Is Alisha Abdullah being the first women racer in India? I don't really know. But i have my doubts.
Is Alisha Abdullah the only woman racer in India? Not really.
There was another girl in bike rallying when it was still in its peak. I think her name was Buvaneshwari and she used to ride a KB. Was fairly competetive and did a couple of seasons.
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Did Bhuvaneshwari race a Esteem any time in the MRF challenge !!I hope the gal you and I are talking about are the same !! and I think she grabbed the top honors compared to the old Cnbc TV 18 hostess (I forgot her name I think she was a ex rally driver !! )
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the old Cnbc TV 18 hostess (I forgot her name I think she was a ex rally driver !! )
Nawaz Bhatena - from the Bhatena Family.
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