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Old 18th July 2009, 08:26   #1
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Hi,

I am girish, learnt to drive only few months back, but, lucky to start with a Gypsy. Came back un-scathed from my first OTR last week (Dobaspet),
thanks to my brother Vijay and Dwaraka and others

For the completeness, I am a scientist at ISRO, love to photograph and drive

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Old 18th July 2009, 08:36   #2
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Hey Girish, Welcome to Team-BHP. You are really lucky to have Gypsy as your starting vehicle & Vijay as your brother :-)

Enjoy your stay here, have fun & look forward to see you in many forthcoming OTR's
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Glad you got your DL. I am sure your brother & friend would have given you competent tips on driving. Please follow them carefully and drive carefully.

Onething my Grand Dad told me when I started driving was that - Behind every corner or bend, there could be a devil waiting for you, so always go around them carefully. This rule I still follow, while driving or riding

As a self taught driver (at 13 years) I had to pick-up a lot of stuff as I went along and eventhoug driving in India, I did not pick-up many bad habits, as I was able to clear my road test in Dubai, without any classes and at the first atempt.

However there have been times in last 32 years I had wished that I knew about before some situations arose.

I am giving below a link to some driving tips - some of them myanot relevant in India, but all of them will stand you in good stead if ever you drive in any of so called developed countries.

Defensive Driving: 70 Rules to Live By

All the best and enjoy your driving

Best Regards

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Hi Girish,
Welcome to the community.
Congrats for clearing the driving test.
I am past the age to get a license. I regret that for the past 43 years (after returning from UK) I did not drive.
Gypsy! WOW. How come you started with a Gypsy? Legacy eh?
ISRO, that too a Scientist! WOW again.
Hope the Gypsy will keep you firmly on terra firma and prevent you from lifting off.
Take care and enjoy while driving (and also while not).
Cheers.
@r_nairtvm,
Thanks for the link. Checked it out. It would be helpful to my son, who would soon appear for the driving test.
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Old 27th July 2009, 18:01   #5
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Thanks Khan for approval

Nair, thank you very much, its a very good reference and I will sure try to follow each and everything in it

profold, thanks for the kind words. Sceientist in ISRO is not a great achievement if you know what you want to be
Gypsy is thanks to my brother, so.

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Howdy Girish , so now we know exactly whom to pester when our Moon mission takes off. Do take care of GTO , he may want to take a 'test drive' of the moon rocket before you can strap in our 'indo-nauts'.

Welcome to the forum!
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Welcome , Girish.
Interesting to know that you are with ISRO. We have a couple of scientists who used to be in ISRO,probably until 2003-2004.
Do post pics of your Gypsy.

Take care, and drive safe!
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Hi Girish,

Nice to know you..Nice to know somebody from Mr. NAIR'S camp !!!

Lucky you to have a GYpsy as your first 4 wheel.

My first car which i got to drive was a well used fiat i had inherited.

see you around !
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Hi Girish,

You seemed to enjoy the Off roading. We will see you in next OTR. BTW congratulations on your forthcoming wedding. Have a happy married life.
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Wow learning first time on a Gypsy , Sage driving and have fun , please do post the pics
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welcome and keep the RPM below 4000 for first couple of years
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