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Old 26th May 2008, 15:53   #106
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Dolphin you went thru alot man,salute to you for the patience,you could have declared the car as total loss but you dodn;t that showed how much passionate you were about your ride,hope the mistakes ate not made by anyone who went thru this whole thread,indeed it was painfull but man your a very good writer cheers and all the best.

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Old 26th May 2008, 16:01   #107
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Dolphin, Thanks for sharing that well-narrated experience with us!

Hope we can learn some lessons from this.

OT: Was Manipal ASC for Opel Astra?
I thought they were Tata dealers, and if I am right Mr.Raghavendra Rao still works at Manipal Motors Body shop @ Airport Rd.
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I salute you for the following:

1. For sharing your mistake and learnings with us. It will definitely help many of us to be more matured drivers.

2. You are a great writer. I have been glued to this thread since inception and have been picturing the incident online and offline frequently.

Waiting for the next serial.

Thanks dude.
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Bravo Dolphin. A pleasure to read an honest and gripping account.
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Old 26th May 2008, 16:24   #110
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Dolphin, can you please narrate another such account?
Just concoct one and start writing! You have a fan following now, much like The Yeti!
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Old 26th May 2008, 16:38   #111
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Great story, that - though I wish it hadnt ended so soon.

Rs.1 lakh!!!! You must have a very strong reason to have repaired that car instead of claiming a total loss. I guess there's another story behind that!

Thanks Dolphin. Is this how you pass time in China?
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Wow great story dolphin, Did you sell the car now?
Must have been a hard time to convince people or listen to peoples advices?
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Beautiful narration .... really gripping ... tell me something ... did you not deliberately break the story at such intense situations ?? ....

I can seriously make it to the readers digest in the real life drama stories ...

And you should definitely try your hand at creative writing and use the income from that to recover your losses
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Good story and narration till the end. What was the attachment with the car? Paying Rs.1.36L for repairs is beyond my imagination.

Thanks for sharing with us Dolphin. Really, I also have some take aways with this thread of yours. I usually never cross 90~100 kmph when driving in highways with the family. As you have rightly mentioned, we should care for others life as well, if we are least bothered about ours.
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An incident which could have happened to anyone ( who adopt a rash driving style) was told in installments with a lot of patience and great style of narration.

Btw, didn't you think of writing the whole story in a notepad and copy pasting it in one shot? If you had, two things, probably the story would have lost the thrill element and maybe not, we never know.
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Full paisa wasool, as one would say after watching a good movie at the theaters. Dolphin, the last few days, I have been regularly checking for updates in this thread and must say have been royally entertained. And an entertaining story with a big moral in it is just what the audience need. Surely this write-up will reverberate in my mind while driving in the hills. Thanks for all, Dolphin.



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Excellent story, many thanks.

If It had been me, I think I'd phoned the insurance company to tell them the car was on the side of a mountain and, err... over to them! I don't know how an Indian insurance company would take that?
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...the insurance company to tell them the car was on the side of a mountain and, err... over to them! I don't know how an Indian insurance company would take that?

The insurance company would have declared it to be 'an act of God' and 'force majeure' and thereby washed their hands off any liability, lol!!
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dolphin anna its very nice write up....but can you share any of the pics of the location and the car so that atleast we will have some idea ....
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It was a great job of painting the pictures with words!

But, yes... that done, it would be nice to see some
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