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Old 4th June 2008, 20:25   #1
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Default hi everyone from Kolkata

I landed here while looking for a comparison and owner feedback on Fiesta Petrol Zxi and Verna xi or Aveo 1.6 (one of which I plan to add to my garage in a couple of days).
I kept observing this forum and its activities for sometime and was really astounded to see the involvement and knowledge base shared.
A hearty congratulations to the moderator and the team to bring out such enthusiast under one platform. It is indeed an excellent effort.

In so far as my introduction is concerned : I am a consulting engineer, mainly into Infrastructure networking and electrical engineering consultation. I am based in Kolkata. My hobbies include Photography ( for the last 15 yrs) .. and playing Indian Classical Instrument(s).. partly Numismatics and Travelling.

I started driving since 13 yrs of age( only way I broke the law) and its been almost an experience of 14 yrs, yet everyday I feel that I know nothing about it ( specially after going through some of the threads) ..

I use the following cars :

1) Indica 2000 Lei ( Petrol- Sep-2000) - done 1,61,000kms ands fighting to do some more kms ( with and without the help of TATA Motors)

2) Premier Padmini 1989 ( Deluxe Be- 1989 december) : done 1,71,000 kms.. yet fresh for ano

3) Accent GVS 2003 ( sep'03) : done 47,000 kms ..

Hope to actively contribute to this forum with my limited experience and knowledge.
Cheers to all the fellow enthusiasts !!!

dip..

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Greetings dip27in,

I personally do not believe in electricity. These little things, electrons, running thru a solid metalic wire? Come on, who are we kidding here? You ever see an electron?

Hey man, if you can make a living perpetrating the myth then by all means, more power to you.

And, welcome to BHP.
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Welcome to T-bhp. Your 1989 Padmini Deluxe BE exudes interest. There's one @planet_rocker you may contact, he is mad about Padmini's.


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Greetings dip27in,

I personally do not believe in electricity. These little things, electrons, running thru a solid metalic wire? Come on, who are we kidding here? You ever see an electron?

Hey man, if you can make a living perpetrating the myth then by all means, more power to you.

And, welcome to BHP.
Wait till you get electrocuted you'll understand the myth!
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Welcome to the forum. And do try to take out some time to join the meets we have.

Those are some pretty high mileage cars you have. Look forward to some of your experiences in the travelogue section.

Incidentally I used to have a Indica 2000 LEi.

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@shuvc.. nice to hear from you. I have seen my grand father using a car for 30 yrs. even as a kid I used to go to school in a FIAT 1100.. which was once again 3 decades old..

I think the pleasure will be all mine to be a part of those meet. Let me know, I will surely catch up.

@1100D hats of to your car too

I have seen the photographs of planet_rockers Padmini. I was amazed and thoroughly convinced with his passion.
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Hi, and welcome to Team BHP! Hope to see you in person sometime soon.
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welcome dip! i am sure you will have a great time here.

like 1100D said, i am very much passionate about Padminis - but i am not even close to 1100D. he is a Fiat Freak - infact he is MAC (mad about cars).

do you still own the padmini - we should meet up sometime i would love to check your ride (if you still own the car).

check your PM box - i have sent my contact details.
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Aha, look who's here. Welcome Brother.

=cheers:=
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welcome Dip.. the kolkata gang is expanding..
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welcome aboard, city-mate
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It was an awesome experience to meet blackpearl and planet_rocker in person. Hope to meet others too in sometime.
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Welcome to TeamBHP Dip27in. Good to see another addition to the Calcutta gang.
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Welcome to TBHP mate. Do join us for our meets.
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Ahh another Fiat guy!! Welcome to the bandwagon dip!! Enjoy your stay here.
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