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Old 27th January 2005, 10:19   #1
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Hi All,

I started posting in the forum starting this week before stumbling across this section. Therefore, let me introduce myself.

I am atleast a decade older than the average age of BHPians which I think is around 25-26. Well, I'll soon be 36. Don't believe the DOB in my BHP profile, that belongs to my son. After spending 12 years in various Internet forums, I am too wary of admitting my real DOB on the web...

I am the Vice-President/Country head of a tiny MNC software product company HQed in USA. I run the Indian operations in Bangalore ever since I returned from USA in 2004. I also do programming apart from my management duties.

My main passions are martial arts and sporty cars, in that order. I am familiar with many martial arts weapons like Samurai wooden sword (bokken), Nunchaku, staffs (long and short), etc. I recently resumed my Karate classes after a long break, and I am the oldest student in the class...

Regarding cars, these are the cars I've have owned so far:

1993-95: Toyota Corolla (1985 model Used car)
1995-96: Maruti Omni (Used car, year don't matter since nothing ever changed in them)
1996-97: Mercury Sable (1991 model used car, an identical twin of Ford Taurus)
1997-98: Maruti 800 (1997 model new car, my first new car actually)
1998-00: Chevorlet Malibu LS (1998 Model leased car, average performance but great value)
2000-04: Acura 3.2TL (2001 Model leased car, 225HP sports sedan, best car I've ever had)
2003- : Hyundai Santro Xing AT (2003 Model new car, can't wait to get back to performance cars)

Other than these, I have driven whole lot of other cars as rentals or via friends. I have driven Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Cadillac, Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda, Toyoto, Nissan, etc, etc, etc. I always used to choose peppy cars whenever I rented cars during business trips.

Anyway, after I moved back to India my car driving scene is pretty bleak. I am hoping to improve this scene by changing to a Petra this year.

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welkome samurai.......................
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Welcome to the pensioners paradise - you'll find fellow pensioners like Rudra and myself
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Welcome Samurai.
Country Head... VP... man i gotta make sure i am in ur good books... in case i need to change my job in the future!

cheers
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PS: I wonder if u ever interviewed me!
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Welcome aboard Sir..
Good to have you here!!
Hope u'l enjoy every bit of u'r stay here!!
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Hey Samurai,

Nice to have you as part of our team! Being in Bangalore, I'm sure you will meet our Member liaison manager, a.k.a. Rudra, very soon!!

Looking forward to hear your expierences of the Acura, thats one of my favorite "real world" cars!
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[quote=rtech]Hey Samurai,
Nice to have you as part of our team! Being in Bangalore, I'm sure you will meet our Member liaison manager, a.k.a. Rudra, very soon!!
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So Mr Samurai, welcome! When do we get to see you?

Ajmat, can we make this single number to seven?

What say?

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hey samuria....
welcome aboard.....
hav a great stay
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Old 27th January 2005, 15:28   #9
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Welcome Samurai.
Country Head... VP... man i gotta make sure i am in ur good books... in case i need to change my job in the future!
When I said a tiny MNC, I meant it. We are a very very small company catering to a very niche customer segment. Tiny company, tiny VP, the only thing that isn't tiny is the salary...

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PS: I wonder if u ever interviewed me!
You never know dude, last year we were doing intense hiring activity during April to July...

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Old 27th January 2005, 15:31   #10
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Looking forward to hear your expierences of the Acura, thats one of my favorite "real world" cars!
Sure, except you'll have to wait for a weekend when I can write more.

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When I said a tiny MNC, I meant it. We are a very very small company catering to a very niche customer segment. Tiny company, tiny VP, the only thing that isn't tiny is the salary...


You never know dude, last year we were doing intense hiring activity during April to July...

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hiiii samurai ,
then like amitoj i too have to be in ur good books.as me now changing from telecom to programming.
so pls let me know if u need a free wax on ur car.
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Welkom to the TBHP , Samurai ....
Age is never a factor for us Humans to love and appreciate the flight of Engineering ...
Never too old to drive and never too young to race ...
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Arrow way to go..

Hey Samurai you are as sharp as your name is !!! well you have opted for a Fiat Petra... If at all you need any info about the positives and negatives about the car let me know I shall be happy to give you as much info as you want... I have friends who have done all the R&D possible on the car...my email address is kiranchitnis@sify.com
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Hey Samurai you are as sharp as your name is !!! well you have opted for a Fiat Petra... I have friends who have done all the R&D possible on the car...my email address is kiranchitnis@sify.com
Thanks man! Why not share that info on the forum, it will be useful to everybody, may be even win more converts to Petra.

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Welcome aboard Samurai! neat avatar
Enjoy your stay! Hope to find you in one of the TBHP meets.
BTW, great to hear that you are going in for a Petra..... damn good car!

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