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Old 22nd February 2010, 20:47   #1
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Default Received a copy of the Mahindra Scorpio Coffee Table Book - direct from Mahindra Corp

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I walked into my house about 30 minutes ago to find a large brown parcel sitting on the workdesk in my study.

Wondering what it was at first and then tearing it open eagerly I was very pleasantly surprised to find a copy of the lovely new Coffee Table book on the Mahindra Scorpio, a very elegant memento with the Scorpio's image etched within, a CD with The Mahindra Great Escape game - all these, accompanied by a nice personal letter from their Corp. VP.

Like most others, I had read in the various Auto magazines and our Forum here about the release of the Scorpio Coffee Table Book at the Auto Expo, but I never expected that M&M Corporate would actually send me, of all people, my very own copy! Truth be told, I do feel pretty good about it!

I must compliment M&M on the detail and production quality of this book, which shall certainly occupy a special place in my library from today.

I am happy for the bond that my family has shared over the last 30 odd years with the Mahindra vehicles of various types. I am also happy that this bond has either directly or indirectly resulted in my buying first a Bolero and now a Scorpio of my own.

I am one happy customer of the Mahindra family of vehicles!

Cheerio!
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Congrats Shankar! Would you be able to share the table of contents of the book?
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Hi

Scorpio Foreword - the beginning
Scorpio Genesis - the birth of the idea
Scorpio Interview - Interview with Dr Goenka
Scorpio Evolution - the movement and development of various facets
Scorpio Power - the facets of the engines and the history
The Road less travelled - various expeditions
Scorpio Adventure - various experiences and consumer endorsements/ testimonials
Scorpio Experience - stuff about the Scorpio 4x4 and Autocar Performance Show etc
The World of Scorpio -distribution and sales of the vehicle around the world
Scorpio Awards -details of the various awards
Scorpio Campaign - the history and chronology of the ad campaign

loads of nice photos and a well written book. Like a tribute to the vehicle.
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Shankar, must feel special to get that one from M&M itself - a book that would showcase the ute at it's best.

Would you mind sharing a few shots of the book itself ?
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Err... did you ask them for this book? Is it available for sale?
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Congrats Shankar.Thats a great recognition from Mahindra.
Can you post a scanned copy of the book etc. Hope this could be a herculean task.
Fwd. if you have any link of that stuff. Seems to interesting.
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Thanks Shankar for the TOC, looks very interesting.

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Can you post a scanned copy of the book etc. Hope this could be a herculean task.
And an useless one too, since it can't be posted here due to copyright violation.
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@Condor - Sure I will take pics of the book cover etc and post it - to share. Yes, it feels very nice to get the book as a "surprise gift" along with a really nice letter from their Corporate Office. Accompanying these were a game CD of Mahindra Great Escape and a really cute paperweight/ solid cuboid form with an etching of the Scorpio inside! And I must say the quality of the book is really good, the photo spreads are excellent, the paper and print quality also is tops. It gives the feeling that one has received something really special.

@triedeverything - I had read about this book launch at the Auto Expo - apparently it is supposed to become available at leading book stores at the price of Rs 750 or something of the kind. However,it is not yet available in the market.
I didnt ask them for the book. I have, however been in regular touch with M&M in general. Ive shared experiences with them about my Bolero and my Scorpio etc - just as regular consumer feedback. As you know I have been a satisfied and happy customer of Mahindra for quite a long time now, as have several other members of my family.

@ramsagar - as Samurai says, it would be a copyright violation to scan and post the book on the web.
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Nice. I have started to admire Mahindra & Mahindra a lot. Even on twitter, Mr. Anand Mahindra interacts with everyone like any normal person. Fantastic guy.
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Default Pictures of the Book and the Crystal Memento

As asked here go the few shots of the book and the memento:
The book is very well done and the memento is really nice and heavy.
A high quality effort by M&M and it makes the consumer feel like he/she has received a special thing.

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Shankar, must feel special to get that one from M&M itself - a book that would showcase the ute at it's best.

Would you mind sharing a few shots of the book itself ?
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Heyyy! I want one too
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Shankar,

Is that a paper-weight with scorpio engraved in? Woah!!! amazing!!
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That Scorpio paperweight is really nice, i think they should put them on sale at the accessory counter at the showroom. Ill buy one.
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Add me to the club, I have also got my copy from a Mahindra dealer. Amazing book, worth a read and a worthy addition to my huge collection.
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Seems like very interesting book, need to have one as a proud scorp owner.
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