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Old 8th June 2015, 14:35   #1
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Member Rahul & me thought to initiate Siliguri's chapter & its BHPians.

There are few members as I do spot few cars [with Team-BHP stickers] when I visit there.

Here is a shout out to members from Siliguri, to report, so that at least, we can have a proper G2G, help members when they are this side & to keep in touch with like minded folks. After all, it is all about camaraderie.

Johy, where are you?

P.S - I don't stay at Siliguri, but keep visiting.

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Old 8th June 2015, 18:24   #2
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Thanks Sheel for this post and really loved your idea of having a meet here.

Ya i feel that will be great if we can have a Team-BHP meet here in Siliguri or nearby area as it is a gateway to North-East India which lures BHPians from all over the country.
We can have a meet even if few members from other places planning to cross this place or have a halt here.

I know a member from here itself who is my cousin Pankaj and will spread him the word. Would love to see more members turning up.
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Old 8th June 2015, 23:21   #3
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Great initiative! I am partly based in Siliguri, so it would be great to be a part of the Siliguri chapter of Team bhp.
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Old 8th June 2015, 23:27   #4
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I don't stay in Siliguri but visit almost once a month Am I eligible?
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Old 8th June 2015, 23:42   #5
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I don't stay in Siliguri but visit almost once a month Am I eligible?
I am a huge fan of your travelogues. I guess any BHP chapter would be honoured to have you.
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I can drag myself in Sheel :-)
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Thanks Sheel for this post and really loved your idea of having a meet here.
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I know a member from here itself who is my cousin Pankaj and will spread him the word. Would love to see more members turning up.
Please do inform him.

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Great initiative! I am partly based in Siliguri, so it would be great to be a part of the Siliguri chapter of Team bhp.
Err, same here.

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I can drag myself in Sheel :-)
I would like you & Rahul to take charge of preceding.

Lets take this forward. Lets meet on a rainy day.
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Old 9th June 2015, 12:16   #8
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I would like you & Rahul to take charge of preceding.

Lets take this forward. Lets meet on a rainy day.
Sheel, my good man, as much as I would like to take charge (with Rahul), I have to decline. Work keeps me at bay most days (in fact, I have not ventured out in ages :-), so I think Rahul would be the man).

@Rahul, I have "seen" you in Wheelocity some months back. Unfortunately, I noticed the teambhp sticker only after you had left (in your XUV500). We were discussing white light vis-a-vis yellow light in headlamps with Ravi (in case you remember).
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@Rahul, I have "seen" you in Wheelocity some months back. Unfortunately, I noticed the teambhp sticker only after you had left (in your XUV500). We were discussing white light vis-a-vis yellow light in headlamps with Ravi (in case you remember).
So close yet so far sir. He would always mention about a BHPian, so finally it's you. Hope to see you again some day, may be before the meet and yes this meet won't be possible without your help sir.
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Old 28th June 2015, 13:01   #10
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People,

We are meeting this Tuesday. Place & Venue is to be decided but what is certain is that, we will have some time between us over lunch, but dunno where. Exciting...
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Old 30th June 2015, 20:08   #11
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Thanks to the insistence (or should I call it persistence) of the distinguished T-Bhpian, Sheel, we were able to finally have our very first Siliguri Team-Bhp meet.

Sheel was driving into town, so he insisted that we should meet up. And so we did. Although initially we were uncertain as to where we would want to go, we finally decided on a photo-shoot on the Rohini Road (this is the road that goes up from Siliguri to Darjeeling). The photo shoot was followed by a drive up to Rongtong over some beautiful tarmac.

Members present
1) Sheel. Scorpio S10 4WD.
2) Rahul_kej XUV500
3) rhythump (Pankaj) Ecosport
4) and 5) Rahul got his brother-in-law, Rajesh, along as well as his sister and they were great company.
6) I got my friend Debarshi as the official photographer who came with his Nikon D80. Thanks for the clicks!
7) And of course myself in my Linea T-Jet.

Rahul and Sheel met up at the Cosmos Mall and drove up to Darjeeling More and met up with me and Debarshi at a petrol pump in Salbari. Rhythump (Pankaj) joined us soon and we were on our way.

When the XUV and T-Jet first meet up


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Photo-shoot on the Rohini Road (Thanks to Debarshi!)

Left to Right - Sheel, Rahul, Johy (John), and rhythump (Pankaj)
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After the photo-shoot, we headed for Rongtong. Great twisty roads and everyone had a lot of fun.

Photo-Shoot en-route to Rongtong

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After snacks at a small tea shop at Rongtong, some parting shots.

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Left to Right - Pankaj, Rahul, Sheel, John, and Rajesh
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A big shout-out to all of you guys for coming along. Thank you folks!

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Old 30th June 2015, 23:36   #12
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Its an honour to be a member of this group and to be a part of the first Bhpians meet in Siliguri.

First of all a big thanks to Sheel for making this meet happen and to John too for being flexible with his timings and bringing his friend Debashri who was very patient in clicking our pictures with his Nikon D80.

Posting few pictures clicked by my BIL from his Sony portable camera.


Started off with a massive traffic jam at the Darjeeling More crossing.
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After negotiating the jam for 30 minutes, soon followed good tarmac and freeway.
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The road got better and better so did the beauty of nature.
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Just a discussion before a pose, actual picture in Johns post just one above.
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Sheel inserting battery in his camera.
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Me with my BIL(Rajesh), an aspiring Team-BHP member and enthusiast for cars and road trips. Have done several road trips together.
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A view from our spot.
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A design which will take some time to get outdated.
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No mercy kind of looks.
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The best click of my Cheetah till date.
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John a proud owner of his very well maintained T-Jet. Beside him is his friend Debashri who has a good hand in photography.
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Rhythumps phone kept him busy.
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Sheel in his usual pose, being stared by his black beast.
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On our way to Rongtong for some snacks, it was around 1pm and trust me Sheel had nothing since morning 4:30am.
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Trying a different pose on our way to Rongtong.
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A parting shot.
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Though it was a short meet of 3 hours or so, we are grateful to each other for taking out time from our busy schedule and making this meet a success. Looking forward for a bigger Team of Bhpians in this region and many more meets.
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Great !! Seems the Siliguri gang had a lot of fun in the meet. Wonderful pics. Please keep organizing such meets in the future. Shall be part it someday enroute to Sikkim.
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Wow. That road is so beautiful.

Its perfect for a bike to carve its way thru. I am so many miles away from you guys but if I am ever in that area, will try and meet up.

Looks like you all had a lot of fun.
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Old 1st July 2015, 22:12   #15
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Congrats on starting the Siliguri chapter ! I am sure the gang will increase by each passing day. You guys are more than welcome to join the Kolkata group whenever u come here. Just returned from Darjeeling few weeks back and it was a lovely experience for me Good to see another Bhpian from bengal with a Ecosport. Here in kolkata i am still enjoying exclusive status
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