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Old 2nd April 2008, 16:14   #1
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Hello all,

Call me arjyamaj, or AJ if you like. I'm 25, live in Delhi and am a corporate lawyer (no I dont go to court and I dont say tareekh pe tareekh!)

After much deliberation between an second hand 'old' zen, a santro and an alto, I finally fixed upon the Alto- being a sensible choice I guess. My baby (Rani Laxmibai, as was christened) is white, an lxi and has been giving me company for the last 6 months now. Previously I had learnt driving on my Dad's Mark II Amby (Gajendra), then we had an M800 (didnt name this one) and a Maruti Zen AT (Dhanno).

I stumbled across Team-BHP purely by accident. I noticed seeing an alto 1.1 L on the roads and I know that mine is a 796cc. So I started to think about how I could modify the car- swap the engine. One google search led to another and the rest, as they say, is history.

I love driving, especially on delhi roads (sans the maniacs, thank you). I also love mountaineering and traveling in general, one of the main reasons for coming to Delhi (originally from Cal). I'm looking for quiet weekend getaways- so far have been to Agra, Neemrana, Sultanpur and Corbett in the last 6 months- all in my Alto! Future plans include Kasauli, Leh, Wagah, Nainital and plenty more.

I'm also a bit of a hypermiler (Fuel economy-maximizing behaviors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) and get about 16-17 kmpl in city traffic with the ac on! Beat that if you can!

Wonderful to be here... and looking forward to this journey.

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Welcome, AJ. Our engines have have been running & redlined.

Hope you enjoy your stay here. Do have a look at the rules & regulations. And look around before you start a thread - you will find a wealth of information.

Drive safe !
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Welcome AJ. Enjoy your stay in this forum. If you are really into cars this is the place to be. Well you are just getting started and soon you will know how much of stuff is around in this forum

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Welcome Aboard arjyamaj,

16+ Ac in Delhi hmm... youu seemed to have done your basics well, congrats.

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Hey, thanks for the warm welcome guys...
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Welcome to the forum AJ! Love the name your Pop's Amby was given "Gajendra" LOL!
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Welcome to the forum AJ! Love the name your Pop's Amby was given "Gajendra" LOL!
Yeah, it was a Mark II 1970 (really unwieldy), painted ivory and an Amby- what else could you call it???!!!
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Welcome to the forum AJ

Always good to have people around who luv their cars and know them :-)
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Welcome aboard AJ, nice to know we have a corporate lawyer around now.
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Welcome Aj.Happy to see another dispute monger aboard(I too am a lawyer from Kerala)Pleez give up puny altos and opt for something more manly(clue:Scorpio)
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Welcome Aj.Happy to see another dispute monger aboard(I too am a lawyer from Kerala)Pleez give up puny altos and opt for something more manly(clue:Scorpio)
Dude, what do you expect? I've just started off- not even been a year outta my masters. And yes, a Scorpio has so much more machismo and menace... but then the alto is cute and unassuming... why show a weapon when it can be hidden?
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Hey Aj, that is a nice introduction. Welcome to Team-BHP and have a great time.
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Welcome to the board. Nice introduction and I'm sure you'll enjoy Team-BHP as much as we all do.

Do familiarize yourself with the board rules in our Announcements section so that we have the pleasure of enjoying your contributions in a shortened timeframe!
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Default Welcome arjya

Hey,
Are you Arjya from NUJS and Sagnik's batchmate? If you are, then I am your colleague at the Bangalore office at FM. Arindam, NLSIU, 2006. Welcome to the Team mate, and someday we might just meet on an all India road trip.
Didnt know you were a petrolhead like me too....good to know.
Cheers and happy driving!!
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