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Old 17th March 2005, 15:00   #31
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Hey sunshine, welcome aboard man..
May be u should give a good intro of u'r self at the 'introduce yourself' thread..
Take some time and read through all the posts..
Will find loads of info..

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Old 8th November 2005, 03:40   #32
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LOL
Hilarious but true article in a way.
loved reading it
must say , im a fan now ICEMAN.

my fav liners were -

"Most drivers dont drive, but just aim their vehicles in the intended direction."

"The moped looks like an oil tin on wheels and makes noise like an electric shaver. It runs 30 miles on a teaspoon of petrol"

"Rash and fast driving in residential areas has been prevented by providing a "speed breaker"; two for each house"

and the best ,

"Truck drivers are the James Bonds of India, and are licensed to kill."

cant stop laughing
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Old 8th November 2005, 08:56   #33
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This post has also been copied on to MouthShut by our banned friend Pulsarian.
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Old 28th March 2006, 22:29   #34
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Who is Aspan Singh may i please know.

This person has copied the letter which Iceman has posted here and send it to overdrive in the April issue and has got the award for a star letter and won a GP one helmet. Is it by any chance pulsarian? If yes do tell me fast i am a memeber of OD forum and will convey it to them not to send the helmet.
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Old 29th March 2006, 01:24   #35
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hahah what an awesome article!!!! my fav bit:
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The only dim thing in the truck is the driver, and with the peg of illicit arrack (alcohol) he has had at the last stop, his total cerebral functions add up to little more than a naught. Truck drivers are the James Bonds of India, and are licensed to kill. Often you may encounter a single powerful beam of light about six feet above the ground. This is not a super motorbike, but a truck approaching you with a single light on, usually the left one
though i've got a query - if its written by some dutch guy, why does he mention 'our constitution' at the end...?

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Old 29th March 2006, 09:37   #36
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I heard this really funny dialogue in the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" I think..

There are no traffic rules here:
Green means Avanti Avanti.
Orange is a decoration..
And Red is just a suggestion!!!
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Found this nice write up & really enjoyed reading it.
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Old 10th October 2007, 15:15   #38
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Nice crisp funny write up..!!
It was fun reading..
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Old 9th November 2007, 00:45   #39
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Fantastic article iceman , how did I missed this article this long !. People started thinking i am going insane when i started rolling 3 cheers man

Despite all the issues we still love this country [I spend 1 hr to reach my office everyday in bangalore - distance 11 kms] and I salute my fellow indians for the courage and the senses of humour .
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I'm new here and if there was no post on same here I was about to post one on same.That is a nice way to articulate...did you forgot about all that thinking einsteins walking through the road even in highways thinking this is the only way to torture a person travelling in car..our lovely pedestrians
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Old 23rd November 2007, 20:39   #41
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Why there is no mention of the express ways / toll roads where tractors, bikes and mopeds come down the wrong lane in the opposite direction?? (I have encountered at least three in the Krishnagiri - Vellore (actually that leather town before Vellore) stretch on GQ before they actually started collecting the tolls.

And somebody has referred to the ricks as the "unguided missiles".

Anyways, for this post, and cheers: for the guy who wrote this.
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Old 23rd November 2007, 21:30   #42
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I heard this really funny dialogue in the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" I think..

There are no traffic rules here:
Green means Avanti Avanti.
Orange is a decoration..
And Red is just a suggestion!!!
I read this one somewhere else too..its by a European fellow, that's certain..and apparently, the Italians quite take in our footsteps too..driving in Rome is supposed to be much of the same...moped, honking, lane cutting, going the wrong way in a one way street, no regards for pedestrians..and i can probably fill a page and the some more, but i'm sure you guys get the point!

Man..i can't wait to get back and drive in mumbai..i haven't honked for a full 11 months now!
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Old 26th November 2007, 09:09   #43
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oh tell me about it..miss all this..when driving in india I would complain and now how I wish to honk at someone or cut someone off or...
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