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Old 16th February 2009, 13:11   #1
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Hi everyone,

I'm Aniket Sengupta, 27 years of age, corporate banker by profession and recently married. Avid interest in automobiles, music and reading (in that order).

The passion for anything on 4 wheels has been there since birth. An unshakeable reading habit (and a supportive dad) meant that by the time I was in secondary school, I was well-conversant on most legendary automobile marques in the world - their history, their landmark models and their positioning. My favourite marque of all is Mercedes-Benz, and my favourite car (all time) is the 1954 Mercedes Benz 300SL (the famous Gullwing coupe). Other favourite production cars include the Plymouth Road Runner Superbird, Jaguar E-Type, Jaguar XJ220, Nissan GT-R and the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO (Road going version).

Of racing cars, I've always favoured Le-Mans and GT Racing over F1, probably because these are closer to road going models. Favourites include the Porsche 935/78 "Moby Dick", Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR and the Audi R10.

I am a reasonably fast driver, although I rarely cross safety limits. Leart driving in a 1972 Amby at the age of 15, and I believe anyone who's mastered driving in that car has a special ability to drive any other car in future very well! If for nothing else, the sheer effort required makes you a master driver forever!

Thankfully moved on to better machinery in the future. The family owned a M800 and an Indica (still there in the family). My own car is a Hyundai Verna CRDI SX ABS (black) which I bought in Sep 08. Quite a monster. I test drove 9 cars in the C & D segments before deciding on the Verna.

Long drives are my favourite, and I'm ready to do a 1000km trip at a moment's decision. Just FYI, our ancestral village is near Siuri town (close to Shantiniketan). Its a 550 km return journey, and I've done the entire trip in a day several times without breaking a sweat.

Also happened to be an avid biker for some years. Learnt riding at the age of 19 and bought a Pulsar 180 DTSi in 2004. Was associated with Xbhp and attended a few of their GTGs in Kolkata. In 2005 I moved to Goa (Goa Institute of Management) for my MBA, and found a group of like-minded bikers. The number of exhilarating trips we've done there are memories I'll carry till I kick the bucket. Right now the bike is 5 years old, and I still earn compliments from mechanics on how immaculately its been maintained.

My objective in Team-Bhp will be to meet up with like minded auto enthusiasts, share opinions (hopefully also offering mine ) and generally just enjoy being a petrolhead. To borrow an oft-used term, May our tribe increase!
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That's a long and detailed introduction. Check out our mad Kolkata bunch of members. They're loaded with energies.

Also take time to go through our board rules.
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Welcome Aniket.

Your profile pic seems to have been shot at Salt Lake.

The Kolkata T-BHP gang is reasonably big. We keep having meets. Keep a watchout for the meet threads. See you soon.
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Welcome to the TBHP family Aniket !! I am sure you will enjoy the company of the Kolkata gang - the planets, the BPs, the shuv bros, the dackarbabus, the Exide-Man, Anirbans and all.

Looks like you will enjoy the Travelogue section which is loaded with information of all parrts of the country.

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Hello and welcome to TeamBHP Aniket. Try to make it to our TBHP meets.

@ Kolkata members - Been a LONG time since we had a meet.
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are you aniket sengupta of South Point (99 HS)? edit: yes you are (checked your profile) - this is Sumantra.

XBHPians from kolkata who are members with this forum - thebagchi (the roadrollers group) & Gibran (forgot his handle - he rarely logs in).

welcome to Team BHP - i am sure you will have a ball of a time with us. please check out the kolkata meets (shifting gears > Meet section)

please go through the board rules as this forum is strictly moderated. hope to see you soon.

@ shuvd - hopefully we will someday

well that adds to the long list of South Pointers in Team BHP - the other pointers are:

1. Sumantra - planet_rocker 1999 HS
2. Pushpak - vrooooooom 1999 HS
3. Sumitro - BlackPearl 1999 HS
4. Nikunj - nikunj_cal 1999 HS
5. Shuvabrata - shuvd 1997 Madhyamik
6. Da Daktar (Shourjendra) - ultmatechamp
7. Siddharta - me_sid

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are you aniket sengupta of South Point (99 HS)?

...........

how about a pic of your verna?
View the snap in his profile for both.
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yes Mr. Rocker,

I am Aniket from SPHS 99 Batch. No wonder your name (got it from your email id) seemed so familiar when I was reading one of your posts a few days back!

Am eager to meet everyone in the Kolkata Team-bhp. And ShuvC, yes, my profile pic was taken in Salt Lake. Thats where I stay.
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