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Old 3rd October 2011, 10:48   #1
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Hi to fellow members and distinguished guides of the forum! I am Rajesh K Sharma (hence the handle : rksDotCom), 31, from Navi Mumbai.

It was 19:19 HRS on Friday when my iPhone vibrated alerting me receipt of an email, while I was still busy in my office over month-end closing, and to my pleasant surprise it was a glowing email from Team-BHP, announcing approval of my membership. It was my 2nd attempt in last 7 days and I had almost lost hope that my membership is getting approved, though I felt that the explanation given by me in my second attempt was quite honest and heart-felt. I expected it to work for approval and it actually did.


Yes, I have been visiting this site on and off, looking at the quality and kind of knowledge on display here, however tempted, I always felt way inferior and hence could not muster the courage to apply for a membership. I guess in past week temptation proved too much and I put my request for sign up and here I am an enthusiastically novice petrol head.

I come from a modest background, two-wheeler were the luxury machine in my family. During my high school I learned to drive a Rajdoot ( yes the rural warhorse, owned by my father) 3 gears and 175cc of power it could take any kind of terrain. Then I craved for a RX100 and joining my post graduation, I was gifted one by my uncle, I have been in love with her since then.

Cut to 2007 and I was able to purchase a new maruti 800, it has run 72K KM so far and have never had a break-down except for a freak accident where a auto rickshaw smashed my LHS door, while my vehicle was almost stationary. It still runs good. I also have a SX4 ZXI 2008 model, run 30K KM so far, I am 2nd owner. SX4 is a pleasure to drive and I love the occasional runs to Pune in it.

The intro got lengthy so I cut it short, I am a supply chain / logistics guy for earning my bread and butter; driving is big stress buster for me. I love reading, a great fan of everything Apple, do a bit of amateur photography and some time write a few scribbles sounding distantly like a poem (Hindi). That's me, and I am here to learn.

Thanks everyone and admin for accepting my membership and look forward to be part of this illustrious group of people.
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Hi to fellow members and distinguished guides of the forum! I am Rajesh K Sharma (hence the handle : rksDotCom), 31, from Navi Mumbai.
Welcome to the team, Rajesh!

Very nicely written intro, I enjoyed reading it!
Please don't feel inferior - we're all here to learn from each other.

Cheers!
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Welcome Rajesh. All of us here are students and learners with shared passion about all things automotive.
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Welcome aboard Rajesh. Even I felt exactly the same way when applying to be a member. Felt like a novice & still do, when reading the information most members punch out. But no better place on the web to change that than - Team - BHP & before you know it, you'll be advising the newbies.
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Hi Rajesh!

Good to meet another TBHPian Rajesh! My name is Rajesh K Sundaram. Welcome to TBHP!

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Welcome Rajesh, I am sure this will be one of the most rewarding experience as it has been for me.
I am still a novice with limited understanding , however the opportunity to interact & express my point of view feels great !
Not to forget, the expert opinion that we all get without any bias :-)
cheers
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Welcome to the team, Rajesh!

Very nicely written intro, I enjoyed reading it!
Please don't feel inferior - we're all here to learn from each other.

Cheers!
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Welcome Rajesh. All of us here are students and learners with shared passion about all things automotive.
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Welcome aboard Rajesh. Even I felt exactly the same way when applying to be a member. Felt like a novice & still do, when reading the information most members punch out. But no better place on the web to change that than - Team - BHP & before you know it, you'll be advising the newbies.
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Hi Rajesh!

Good to meet another TBHPian Rajesh! My name is Rajesh K Sundaram. Welcome to TBHP!
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Welcome Rajesh, I am sure this will be one of the most rewarding experience as it has been for me.
I am still a novice with limited understanding , however the opportunity to interact & express my point of view feels great !
Not to forget, the expert opinion that we all get without any bias :-)
cheers
Hi guys thanks very much for your kind words and I surely look forward to the ride all along; what is encouraging is the seniors attitude here and restrained / self-moderated behavior of the members. It's wonderful to be part of this illustrious group.

Cheers!
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