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Old 11th November 2015, 14:54   #331
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This one doesn't count as funny or heartwarming, and is becoming increasingly usual recently so I'm not sure if this post belongs in this thread.

This was the second instance when I came across a Nazi supporter in Gurgaon.

Wonder whats going on.
Appreciate your concern.

One possibility: The car owner may not be Nazi supporter. He may not even know what exactly are the concepts of Nazism. Possibly, he put that symbol just to create an impression of rowdiness and muscle power.
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Old 11th November 2015, 15:51   #332
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This one doesn't count as funny or heartwarming, and is becoming increasingly usual recently so I'm not sure if this post belongs in this thread.

This was the second instance when I came across a Nazi supporter in Gurgaon.

Wonder whats going on.

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I think it is Swastika only. nazi symbol comes in anti-clock wise direction.
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I think it is Swastika only. nazi symbol comes in anti-clock wise direction.
No. It does not. Traditional swastika is like an upright plus symbol with arms. The Nazi symbol is tilted 45 degrees. This is definitely the Nazi symbol.
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This one doesn't count as funny or heartwarming, and is becoming increasingly usual recently so I'm not sure if this post belongs in this thread. This was the second instance when I came across a Nazi supporter in Gurgaon.
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No. It does not. Traditional swastika is like an upright plus symbol with arms. The Nazi symbol is tilted 45 degrees. This is definitely the Nazi symbol.
^ This.

Plus, don't miss the fact that the swastika is mounted on an Iron Cross in that car, strengthening the Nazi connection. Classic case of Nazi chic. Its understandable though, because the Nazi's had some very stylish imagery, colour schemes and uniforms, and its a shame that it was used for such heinous purposes.

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Plus that sticker is on a Volkswagen
Good spot . VAG are turning the whole planet into a gigantic gas chamber!
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Good spot . VAG are turning the whole planet into a gigantic gas chamber!
This one has the makings of a very popular Volkswagen meme
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This happened with me in Jaynagar, Bangalore. I had peacefully parked my car and had gone for some work and what do i see when i come back. Some smart dude has parked his two-wheeler such that it leans onto my car and is found in tight embrace with the front bumper. Have a look !
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Here is the registration number of the offending vehicle.

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This time the two-wheeler is the culprit and not the four-wheeler.
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This happened with me in Jaynagar, Bangalore. I had peacefully parked my car and had gone for some work and what do i see when i come back. Some smart dude has parked his two-wheeler such that it leans onto my car and is found in tight embrace with the front bumper. Have a look !
With another 2 wheeler parked this side, how did that guy come out after parking?! And he has put the side stand as well. Is this at a paid parking place? If so, the attender would have moved to make more space for other vehicles.
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Pretty much standard practice, at least in Bangalore. They just dont think of other road users.
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Never knew such a thread existed.

Here is my story.

I was driving down to my home town in Kerala, Thrissur to be precise from Chennai, July last year. I was really looking forward for this journey as it will be a solo drive.

So 45 minutes in to the journey, I found the windshield to be dirty and thought it will be a good idea to wash the windshield from outside. So I pulled over and realised that I didn't have water with me. Instead of buying water from nearby shop, I thought it would be a nice idea to use the windshield wiper fluid. All I have to do is, get down, raise the wiper from the windshield and pull the wiper stalk and we will have water sprayed all over the windshield and I could use tissue paper to clean off the dirt.

My car is equipped with after market remote lock, which will lock itself after the ignition is turned on. I got down from the car, raised the windshield wiper and then I heard the car locking itself.

Damn, I said to myself. Reached for my mobile phone, its in the car. Wallet, also inside the car. There was a small tea shop 50 meters down from where I stopped. I went there to enquire whether there is any car workshop nearby.
There was a Police men having his morning tea, I explained my situation to him. He told me there is a workshop nearby and will open after 10 or something.

While I was explaining the situation to the fellow Police officer, another gentleman was overhearing the whole conversation.

Him : There is one good idea.
Me : *Curious* Please, tell me.
Him : Break the side window, It would be tough to break it though. A big brick will do the job.
Both the gentleman and officer nodded their head in agreement.

I knew there was no point staying back there, so I went back to the car after thanking both of them.

Me: Okay Sir, thanks.(Chennai people can relate to this;'Sir').

After getting back to my car, I was thinking what should I do?. Should i break the window, nah. Better wait till the workshop opens.

Then I thought, why not try myself. I have seen some people trying to open the locked door, after removing the window beading. Anyway i have plenty of time to spare, why not try that.

I tried to pry open the window beading with bare hands, not happening. I have parked my car in front of a TVS showroom, IIRC. Normally they open early to take the customer bikes. I went and asked for a screw driver, but the showroom wasn't open at that time. But luckily the security guard had some tools with him.

He removed the window beading for me. Ah, good, what next. I could see the lock actuators through the gap or so I thought. Only if we can find some thick wire, wait, why can't I try use the beading itself.

Few tries and five minutes later, *Thuk* door unlocked. Yey, immediately took my wallet, phone and car key from inside.
Wait, let me take a picture of this, *Click*.
Why not a selfie with guy who saved the day *click*.

Paid that gentleman few hundred bucks, he refused politely but I insisted. He was surprised by my gesture, I was happy that I was able to brighten up some stranger's day . Buckled up and continued my journey with a big grin on my face. .
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I received this through a Whats App group. It's an effect of Chenni rains/flood,
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I received this through a Whats App group. It's an effect of Chenni rains/flood,
Question to our knowledgable friends. Will this kind of modfying exhausts create any issues. I really thought of doing something similar to my car during the past three days.
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I received this through a Whats App group. It's an effect of Chenni rains/flood,
The back pressure will destroy the ruin his mileage,power and pickup and if he continues driving like that, a lot of other things too.
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The back pressure will destroy the ruin his mileage,power and pickup and if he continues driving like that, a lot of other things too.
I'm sure he'll take it off after the rains and floods have gone.
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I received this through a Whats App group. It's an effect of Chenni rains/flood,
Ha ha, that IS funny! The jugaad nature comes alive. If that's PVC piping, the heat from the exhaust would render it to a floppy appendage dragging on the road. Then he would remove it anyway.
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A really heartwarming scene.

Saturday, 14th Nov. Traffic Signal at junction of Palm Beach Road and APMC Road in Vashi.

A gentleman with two kids (most probably his sons) holding placards urging drivers to follow traffic signals and drive safely. The boards mentioned Sri Sri Road Safety Awareness (SSRSA). I gave him a thumbs up which he returned with a smile.

Great job, sir.

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