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View Poll Results: Which weekend is best for you for a Pondy drive/meet ?
Weekend of 9-10th August. 6 20.69%
Weekend of 30-31st August. 23 79.31%
Weekend of 6-7th September. 10 34.48%
Other dates (Please specify). 1 3.45%
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Old 28th August 2008, 15:04   #316
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brraj/satya, you guys are coming to Pondy via Chennai right ? If so, are you driving down with us from TIDEL Park ? Let me know so that I can give the check-in time for your 3 rooms accordingly to the resort.
As you people are leaving by 1pm it will be too late for us, so will join bangy boys.

Satya called me from chennai to tell that there is diesel shortage in chennai.
Is it the same case in Pondy too? because while returning we need to fill up our tanks.

can anyone who is in pondy clarify this?
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Old 28th August 2008, 15:22   #317
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My fuelling experience :
At 1.20 AM today, there was a queue of about 7-8 vehicles at a popular BP pump in Chennai.
I didnt have the patience to stand in the queue since I had atleast half a tank.
On the way back home,15 minutes later, I saw an IOC pump(nelson manikam road) without any vehicle waiting. Asked the pump guy why it was deserted and he said it was well past midnight for a queue. I just smiled and filled 'er up.
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@nitrous, what car are you bringing ?

@brraj : OK, so will make it a 1PM check-in time for you guys also.

Regarding fuel, my usual practice is to limp into Pondy with maybe some 100ml petrol in the tank and then fill up some 50 litres of petrol @ around 4 rupees per litre less. But this being a time of fuel (mainly diesel) scarcity, I would be a little wary.

Note : Please DO NOT make ANY payments (towards room rent ie.) to the resort. When you guys reach the resort, just mention the following names and claim your rooms.

Deluxe Room -1 : Rengarajan Balasundaram aka PatchyBoy
Deluxe Room-2 : Vijay Ratnakar aka VJ_Mavrick
Deluxe Room-3 : Shahnawaz aka khan_sultan
Deluxe Room-4 : Parwath Patil aka condor
Deluxe Room-5 : Ravin aka bottle
Deluxe Room-6 : Biju aka SB

Super Deluxe Room-1 : Rajeev BR aka brraj

Suite-1 : Satya aka cmiuc
Suite-2 : Ajo aka mail4ajo

I have paid them only the rack rates and still need to pay the charges for extra persons in some of the rooms, which I will do at check-in.
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I so hate this.. :(
I am driving to Salem and Dharmapuri tomorrow for work. I dont know if I will finish by saturday or no. Secondly just found out that their are races happening on sunday at chennai tracks.
when it rains it pours!!
Will keep you guys updated if I can make it.
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@Amit, hope that are you able to make it. Would have been nice to see the Baleno.

@ajo, have PM-ed you about the room for 2 more guys that might join.

Regarding sightseeing, I am sticking mostly to Shekaran's plan (he is the Pondy expert) with some minor changes.

Sat evening :
Start a little after Chennai guys reach resort & cover Chunnambar, Aurobindo ashram and Promenade.
Be back at resort by 8 - 8:30 PM and start partying.
Note : If Bangy guys reach at 1PM as planned, they can go ahead and visit some of the places in the list and then we guys can catch up with them at some spot.

Sun morning :
Those interested (and not hungover from previous night's party) can cover the other places (Auroville, saneeswarar temple, kali temple, Panchavatee temple, oosudu lake etc) on Sunday morning after breakfast. There is also the option of checking out the Sunday Bazaar.

Full details of places to see in and around Pondy are on Page 17 of this thread.

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Alert from Mission_Safari received via PM :
Pondy CM's resignation is likely to come in this weekend according to the media. So just bear this in mind when you plan your sight seeing/driving activities in Pondy. Have a safe and fun filled trip.
I am heading to Pollachi, top slip and parambikolam.
- Thanks, Mission_Safari.
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Old 28th August 2008, 22:09   #321
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The diesel shortage in pondy is uneven, i mean to say, some bunks pump diesel, some bunks shutdown diesel pumps alone and some bunks are shut down fully.

And YES, the situation in pondy is a little tense following the political activities. cops are everywhere, some roads are blocked . Dont know how it ll be when you guys arrive here.
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The diesel shortage in pondy is uneven, i mean to say, some bunks pump diesel, some bunks shutdown diesel pumps alone and some bunks are shut down fully.

And YES, the situation in pondy is a little tense following the political activities. cops are everywhere, some roads are blocked . Dont know how it ll be when you guys arrive here.
Damn these politics and is that a major concern for outstation folks and vehicles ? Anyways we folks are all ready and geared up to be there positively by 1:00Pm.
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Anyway, we are not staying in Pondy town centre, but 9kms before it. So, if at all, the political stuff should only be a problem when we venture into town for sightseeing.
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PatchyBoy : Tow rope
Jump Starter cable
Rajan, have neither. But carrying a fire-ex this time.

Shahnawaz, do you have the tow rope ? (though you will be starting today itself).

Rest of Bangy guys - pls target to reach Dakshin latest by 6:15 am. If you can make it early, good.
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Rajan, have neither. But carrying a fire-ex this time.

Shahnawaz, do you have the tow rope ? (though you will be starting today itself).

Rest of Bangy guys - pls target to reach Dakshin latest by 6:15 am. If you can make it early, good.
I have a rag-tag tow rope . will bring it along.

hey, I am starting tomorrow itself with you all guys. Will be there at the honda showroom @ 6.30 am
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khan_sultan : Will be there at the honda showroom @ 6.30 am
We start our engines at 6.30, so pls be there by 6.15 am
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Old 29th August 2008, 11:23   #327
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We start our engines at 6.30, so pls be there by 6.15 am
No issues. Will be there by 6.15. I live nearby only .

Cheers,
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Ok Bangy boys, welcome to our twin city joint meet!

Lets rock the town, drink merry and watch the "youths" play beach volley ball!
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vikram, that reminds me. Anyone coming to the meet has a volleyball which they could bring along ?

BTW, are we having a meet tonight to ahem 'discuss' tomorrow's meet ?

So, Chennai guys, see y'all at 12:30PM on the service lane opposite the TIDEL Park gate.
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So, Chennai guys, see y'all at 12:30PM on the service lane opposite the TIDEL Park gate.
Are you going to buy us all lunch biju ?
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