Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Introduce yourself


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 6th January 2006, 00:05   #1
jat
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SINGAPORE
Posts: 265
Thanked: 3 Times
Default I don't know what I am doing here

First let me thank GTO for helping me in registeration.

Let's begin with my younger days. I would not like to mention my date of birth, but will give you some hint. I belong to the
period when police used to fine cyclists for not have proper lights, bell and brakes and also the "token" - something like RC
and costing around Re 1/-. And nobody had driving licences as they were never checked. Kerosene was sold by hawkers on the
street and main fuel for cooking was coal. Nobody bothered about FE and power as fuel was cheap and cars did not have any
power (well, there weren't many models to choose from). The best scooter was Lambretta and motorcyle was Java - I still like
them although now I don't own any of them. There was another scooter named Vijay Super launched later on and was the only one
to wade through water while others (except buses and trucks) gave up. Expressing your love to young and beautiful ladies in
present day format was a risky affair as stilletos had come into fashion. Another fact which I have never been able to make
out is - why the all the beautiful young ladies had always got well built father and brothers.
Anyway I firmly believe in the age of heart rather than the age of body. If you are young at heart, you can do
anything. To prove my point the other day while passing a ladies college, I winked at a group and many of them swooned -
whether seeing such a handsome pot-bellied hunk for the first time or at the prospect of dating one like that, I never came
to know, as I had to make a quick getaway to avoid getting kidnapped.
My first vehicle was a hero cycle which nobody dared to steal (some tried but returned after realising that it was a
risky affair). It required a lot of technical knowledge to drive - oops ride, for example you have to really respect that
guy, I mean the bike - if it didn't like you then when you are going to turn the bike, it will allow you to turn the handle
but will keep the wheel straight;-). There were many other properties but will leave it to that and will say that it was
really a fun to drive it to school and back through sugarcane fields, where the farmer will chase you with a big stick, when
you felt like not paying for the unauthorised consumption of sugarcanes.
The biggest modification which I have carried out was fitting a battery powered horn on my bike. I have driven
variety of vehicles except 6 wheelers, but the toughest one was the mopeds. They had number of levers and which one was for
what, I could not make out and hence was always unable to start one. But when started and someone sitting behind me was able
to guide me with levers, it was easy and safe to drive as averybody was able to overtake you.
I am a technical guy who have variety of experience but has settled down on diesel engines. I have plenties of
hobbies, but ones I like most is eating and sleeping. I do not know about you guys, but find that the best food is always in
your colleagues' lunch boxes and the best sleep you get during office hours.
So guys and all beautiful young ladies, here I come - vrooooooom - if young guys believe that all young ladies will
not give the second look then ok -phut-phut-phut.
jat is offline  
Old 6th January 2006, 00:13   #2
BANNED
 
mclaren1885's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bangalore (the city of modded cars) !!
Posts: 4,821
Thanked: 28 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (10)
Default

welcome there Mr. jat ... i just hope u dont date as far back as the stone age .. Looks like rudra , navin and ajmat have some serious competition here .. anyways welcome to the forum... thats a lovely intro there , probably one the best that i have come across in a very long time.. im sure u will enjoy ur stay here ..

PS : can u space out ur paras a bit more so that its a lot easier for us to read .. thanks a ton ..
mclaren1885 is offline  
Old 6th January 2006, 00:25   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: N.A
Posts: 6,818
Thanked: 1,439 Times
Default

Interesting intro, this.

Firstly, welcome to TBHP. Please do go thru the rules in the Intro Section and try not to wink at the ladies here. One is married and the other is the Super Admin's girl. Not much of choice I'm afraid, but thats life.

Since you started the guessing game, I guess I'll play along:

Quote:
Originally Posted by jat
Kerosene was sold by hawkers on the
street and main fuel for cooking was coal. Nobody bothered about FE and power as fuel was cheap and cars did not have any
power (well, there weren't many models to choose from).
Let me guess - you live in Bihar?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jat
The best scooter was Lambretta and motorcyle was Java - I still like them although now I don't own any of them. There was another scooter named Vijay Super launched later on and was the only one
to wade through water while others (except buses and trucks) gave up.
I take back my previous question...I know the answer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jat
why the all the beautiful young ladies had always got well built father and brothers.
And you dig Mallika Sherawat.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jat
To prove my point the other day while passing a ladies college, I winked at a group and many of them swooned -
whether seeing such a handsome pot-bellied hunk for the first time or at the prospect of dating one like that
You seem to have a thing for ladies....

Quote:
Originally Posted by jat
I had to make a quick getaway to avoid getting kidnapped.
Lets make this easier - Patna or Ara?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jat
I mean the bike - if it didn't like you then when you are going to turn the bike, it will allow you to turn the handle
but will keep the wheel straight;-). There were many other properties
Come to think of it - ladies are quite similar.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jat
I am a technical guy who have variety of experience but has settled down on diesel engines.
We have lots of diesel queries, uncle.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jat
I have plenties of hobbies, but ones I like most is eating and sleeping. I do not know about you guys, but find that the best food is always in
your colleagues' lunch boxes and the best sleep you get during office hours.
Do you work for in the Railway Ministry (diesel specialization) for Laloo Prasad ? Normal people lose their jobs for stuff like that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jat
So guys and all beautiful young ladies, here I come - vrooooooom - if young guys believe that all young ladies will
not give the second look then ok -phut-phut-phut.
I'll give you this - singular dedication to the fairer sex. Sanjeev Kumar would be proud!

Last edited by Steeroid : 6th January 2006 at 00:34.
Steeroid is offline  
Old 6th January 2006, 00:55   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
v1p3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BLR - chasing cars...
Posts: 4,836
Thanked: 23 Times
Default

Hey, welcome aboard!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by jat
I have plenties of hobbies, but ones I like most is eating and sleeping.
Ah, a man after my own heart!!!
v1p3r is offline  
Old 6th January 2006, 10:04   #5
Team-BHP Support
 
navin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: mumbai
Posts: 22,230
Thanked: 3,642 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steeroid
I'll give you this - singular dedication to the fairer sex. Sanjeev Kumar would be proud!
Who is Sanjeev Kumar? Serious. Is he a member here? confused???

BTW Mr. Jat, the "token" was also issued in Chandigrah and Ludhiana in those days and it was first issued for 8 annas and later for Re. 1.

Also Re. 1 was a lot of money then considering you could get lunch for less.
navin is offline  
Old 6th January 2006, 10:11   #6
BANNED
 
mclaren1885's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bangalore (the city of modded cars) !!
Posts: 4,821
Thanked: 28 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (10)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by navin
Who is Sanjeev Kumar? Serious. Is he a member here? confused???
kya yaar navin ??? remember sholay ??? thakur ( the inspector ) who lost his hands at the hands of gabbar singh .. actually its Late sanjeev kumar ..
mclaren1885 is offline  
Old 6th January 2006, 10:19   #7
Team-BHP Support
 
navin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: mumbai
Posts: 22,230
Thanked: 3,642 Times
Default

I've not seen Sholay yet. I have heard of it and yes have seen a few scenes including one with him so now I know who Sanjeev Kumar is. Was he a ladies man? Sorry I dont see movies (expect when I'me taking my son to one) so dont know.

Guess when my peers were dating and seeing movies etc i was doing stuff like retrofitting a mono tape player with a stereo head and modifying it for use in a Premier Padmini.

Last edited by navin : 6th January 2006 at 10:22.
navin is offline  
Old 6th January 2006, 10:33   #8
BHPian
 
amit1101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: faridabad
Posts: 77
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

hello n welcome jat boy

i think this was the longest post ever made in TEAM BHP
:-)
amit1101 is offline  
Old 6th January 2006, 10:36   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
iceman91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: melbourne/bangalore
Posts: 1,958
Thanked: 22 Times
Default

hey welcome sir,
well all i can say is my dad owned a vijay super too in his hey days...and it was a sight and still his favorite...enjoy your stay...
iceman91 is offline  
Old 6th January 2006, 10:55   #10
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 46,512
Thanked: 80,161 Times
Default

Welcome to the Team-BHP, Jat. I can tell its going to be nice reading your posts around this community.

You have very well described the era you come, and count me in to the group that thinks the 60's & 70's were far superior to todays times.

Quote:
Come to think of it - ladies are quite similar.
ROTFLMFAO! You have done me for the day, Steeroid.

GTO
GTO is offline  
Old 6th January 2006, 11:14   #11
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sam Kapasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mumbai (but wat
Posts: 6,989
Thanked: 1,378 Times
Default

Welcome welcome JAT.
You're really funny. Honestly. Kabhi hamare ghar bhi aana. Please dont feel shy ICE section, gully no 3, house no 2..
Quote:
Originally Posted by jat
young ladies..
ladies...
beautiful ladies.....
young and beautiful ladies...
fairer sex...
Wah wah, fairly single tracked mind.
Quote:
Originally Posted by navin
..when my peers were dating and seeing movies etc i was doing stuff like retrofitting a mono tape player with a stereo head and modifying it for use....
Wah wah, fairly single tracked mind.
Sam Kapasi is offline  
Old 6th January 2006, 11:15   #12
Senior - BHPian
 
shuvc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 2,895
Thanked: 282 Times
Default

Welcome to T-BHP Mr. Jat ..
My dad had a 175cc (i think) Rajdoot scooter .. god it was soooo heavy and rugged ..
shuvc is offline  
Old 6th January 2006, 11:30   #13
Team-BHP Support
 
Samurai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: B'lore-Manipal
Posts: 22,042
Thanked: 13,487 Times
Default

Welcome Jat!

We have many similarities...

I was born in the 60s...
My first vehicle was Hero Cycle for good 4 years...
My first motor vehicle was my dad's Lambretta, which I drove for 5 years.
Samurai is offline  
Old 6th January 2006, 11:53   #14
Senior - BHPian
 
v1p3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BLR - chasing cars...
Posts: 4,836
Thanked: 23 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam Kapasi
Quote:
Originally Posted by navin
..when my peers were dating and seeing movies etc i was doing stuff like retrofitting a mono tape player with a stereo head and modifying it for use....
Wah wah, fairly single tracked mind.
Hey, shouldn't it be 8 track or Meltrack or something?!

I wish I was born in the 50s. 19 years old at Woodstock, 20 something at a Led Zep or Sabbath concert, 20 something during the muscle car era...dream on...
v1p3r is offline  
Old 6th January 2006, 12:09   #15
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: N.A
Posts: 6,818
Thanked: 1,439 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by v1p3r
I wish I was born in the 50s. 19 years old at Woodstock, 20 something at a Led Zep or Sabbath concert, 20 something during the muscle car era...dream on...
Errrr v1p3r - dont romanticise about the past. How about driving leaky Ambassadors, going goo-gaa over Chevrolet Impalas with tailfins a few miles long, dreaming of buying a Fiat 1100 and generally living in an age where the Herald Convertible was 'hot' and so was every other vehicle because we didnt have a/c....not to mention the cool guys driving around in Rajdoot 175s with the Earls Fork. Or when looking hip meant driving the Bobby Bike that could barely cross 60kmph. Or worst of all having to drive a Suvega!


The only thing that was good at that age was that the Rupee could buy an equivalent number of dollars, or almost.
Steeroid is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bet you don't know the story behind nissan.com GTO The International Automotive Scene 30 26th March 2010 15:37
Spotted - Don't know what?! asethi The Indian Car Scene 36 10th December 2009 11:21
Something wrong with my Dzire, I don't know what. mentos Technical Stuff 8 24th June 2008 10:41
Caught off guard!! Know someone well, but don't know the name ? supremeBaleno Street Experiences 25 2nd January 2008 22:06
I gotta Building In Chennai..And i don't know What to do! deftones Shifting gears 2 13th February 2006 14:25


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 08:56.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks