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Old 13th November 2007, 00:17   #331
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The trip started off from the meeting point near Haldiram's, Baguihati at about 9:30AM





Blackpearl was going to Durgapur, and decided to join us till Ilambazaar. 1st Stop - Just after New Bali Bridge toll booth





Zappo posing with the Blackpearl


Finally managed to shoot some pics of my car with the new alloys


Some scenes from the highway






One hilarious signboard!

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Old 13th November 2007, 00:30   #332
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Reached Shaktigarh around 11AM. The ubiquitous 'Langcha' shops with 'Rabindrik' names welcomed us, but somehow nobody was in the mood to try the delicacies. Everybody was high on the driving experience, I guess!!


After a couple more stops, finally reached Hotel Camellia around 1PM


Everybody was dying of hunger and we quickly settled down to a grand luncheon!!




Kito was busy running around all this while



Everybody was feeling quite lazy after lunch and it was almost dusk by the time we stepped out to see some of the sights of Shantiniketan.


These pics were taken in almost complete darkness, with long exposure and no tripod (check out the headlights of a passing car in the last one!)




Zappo, Xeta and Xeta's wife (sorry, I forgot her name)



Post Dinner session in our room was quite enjoyable with everybody in High spirits and the chit-chat going on beyond 2AM





Unfortunately, that's where my pics end. Don't have pics from the next day... Planet, please post ur pics quickly.

Cheers Wim
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the Santro was better than what I beleived it to be? but there were only two big boys out there and with whom did it play??
Well, compared to the 1.1 L Santro pretty much every other car was a "big boy"

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One hilarious signboard!
Translation: "Tying up cows and goats is forbidden"
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Well, compared to the 1.1 L Santro pretty much every other car was a "big boy"
ok, point noted .....
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some pics that we had taken -

meeting zappo after almost two months...




wim's ride -






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Translation: "Tying up cows and goats is forbidden"
thank you for the translation razor. was wondering what it meant till i saw ur post. a funny place to put an even funnier board.
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SO finally Zappo could made it...Gr8...
Looks like you guys had a hell lot of fun...waiting for the pics...

Abhi
Oh you bet I did. And fun it was. The night session, our spiritual meet and of course xeta's guitar and the accompanying voices of xeta, wimwian and his friends. made all the more mellifluous after a few pegs of the golden liquid down the gullet. It was absolute fun... not to speak of the adda till 3 in the morning or so. it was fun for sure.

planet deserves a special accolade for being the bundle of enthu that he is and for having organized everything so well. of course we missed BP though. but then he had other engagements.

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Antiquity, Old Monk, Fuel, Lehar soda and Bisleri. Bus?
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sorry guys - too much work pressure - will upload rest of the pics by tomorrow.
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Aila , planet itna kaam mut kar !! Will be glad to upload the pics if somebody could "EMAIL" them to me !!!
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And @Wim almost got arrested / shot !

On the highway, Wim leading. Me next in line. We were quickly catching up on a VIP car being led by a police escort (travelling at around 80kph). This is what I saw.

The VIP cars were on the right lane. Wim started to overtake on the left. Not too quickly though. He was kind of slowly overtaking. Suddenly khaki clad arms started waving frantically at him from the escort car. At the same time Wim came across an even slower moving car. He slows down, switches on the right indicator and slots in between the escort car and the VIP car !!!! Zappo, I and wifey went .. what the @@$$ is he doing?? Yeh tow gaya !

Even more khaki clad desperate flailing arms. Blaring sirens. Flashing lights. Not sure but maybe brandishing guns too. Reality dawns on Wim, he goes to the left lane again and drops back.

We all slow down and I see BP filling up my rear view mirror. Fast. Zappo and I have a wicked idea. Let BP through and see the fun, him zooming past the already shaken police. He crossed us .. but sigh .. we all decided to stop soon after.
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And @Wim almost got arrested / shot !

On the highway, Wim leading. Me next in line. We were quickly catching up on a VIP car being led by a police escort (travelling at around 80kph). This is what I saw.

The VIP cars were on the right lane. Wim started to overtake on the left. Not too quickly though. He was kind of slowly overtaking. Suddenly khaki clad arms started waving frantically at him from the escort car. At the same time Wim came across an even slower moving car. He slows down, switches on the right indicator and slots in between the escort car and the VIP car !!!! Zappo, I and wifey went .. what the @@$$ is he doing?? Yeh tow gaya !

Even more khaki clad desperate flailing arms. Blaring sirens. Flashing lights. Not sure but maybe brandishing guns too. Reality dawns on Wim, he goes to the left lane again and drops back.

We all slow down and I see BP filling up my rear view mirror. Fast. Zappo and I have a wicked idea. Let BP through and see the fun, him zooming past the already shaken police. He crossed us .. but sigh .. we all decided to stop soon after.
LOL.. what the @@$$ was I supposed to do? I admit I realized the gravity of the situation a little late... but I did try to overtake the VIP car from from the right, it wouldn't let me. Then just as I started overtaking from the left, the car in front suddenly slowed down. I didn't have any option but to slot in between them.

It sure was fun though!! The way those cops in the escort car were flailing their arms, one would've thought there was a fire consuming their behinds.

Btw Planet, what happened to that video of BP and me overtaking the truck from either side?
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Gala work planet. You're definitely going the right direction.

I had the misfortune of driving in a VVIP convoy a couple of times. Its so boring, on a totally cleared route they would stick to 60kmph because the pilot cars wont go further. Moreover time and again the guards would have to be remembered that the black car is part of the convoy. It was scary in the beginning but gets hilarious with time. (For example, I suddenly switch on the underbody neons and the guards think there is an intrusion!). However the VVIP's Amby is a different ball game.

Having have the opportunity to interact with these guys, on a normal day, I would keep as far away from a convoy as possible. Last year rains, a convoy was stuck at parkcircus, they saw me get into deeper waters and drive thru, their Gypsy's just followed my trail and on reaching dry ground their escort car showed me the gun. Only to follow my trail near Science City waters.

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Gala work planet.
thanks Anirban da!

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hey i didnt get it! what do you mean?
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thanks Anirban da!



hey i didnt get it! what do you mean?
With your photography that is.
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