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Old 8th April 2009, 19:56   #1
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Lightbulb Uttarpara Photosophicals

Fellow Patrons, of all the wonderful places in India, I present you this time:

Uttarpara, a laid back De-Industrialized Town in West Bengal.

Now this place does have an Automotive Connection. Here is where the Ambys are 'hammered and wrenched' to life.

I have expressed some ideas that the photos depict,

its a two-in-one post.
  1. Those who can understand what is written, alls fine.
  2. But for those who cannot, just enjoy the photos.
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Old 8th April 2009, 21:20   #2
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Lol. Very nice narration. Felt like watching some nice advert.

The testing track is brilliant. International standards for suspension systems. No wonder ambys are so comfy
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Thumbs up Great pics

Great pics, BT. Your posts never fail to entertain me!

I had been to Uttarpara some years back, and guess what, its still the same!
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Now this place does have an Automotive Connection. Here is where the Ambys are 'hammered and wrenched' to life.
I thought the next station "HIND MOTOR" better fits the bill. How about a Hind Motor Photoblog next time?

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Basu...I can understand your feelings and also enjoying the photos. Do keep the pics coming. It is always nice to see your Driveblogs.
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testing track is brilliant. International standards for suspension systems.
yes. world class track for world class suspension systems. Those days, I heard the Ambys were driven to all over India by road and their suspensions overhauled at the destination dealerships.

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"HIND MOTOR" ?
"HIND MOTOR" is sure the next station, but the Factory actually spans between Uttarpara and "HIND MOTOR"

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Basu...I can understand your feelings and
Glad You got the point.
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Your Uttarpara station Pic Bring Back my 20 yrs old sweet memory. I used to visit this place every Sat from Howrah
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Your Uttarpara station Pic Bring Back my 20 yrs old sweet memory. I used to visit this place every Sat from Howrah
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Great pics, BT. Your posts never fail to entertain me!

I had been to Uttarpara some years back, and guess what, its still the same!

I knew that this post will be enjoyed by those who have been there. I enjoyed writing about this as much as you liked them.
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Default I like life can take many places

I like the picture that said Life can take many places. Very nicely done.
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Your Uttarpara station Pic Bring Back my 20 yrs old sweet memory. I used to visit this place every Sat from Howrah
relatives or girlfriend?

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Now that was something refreshingly different. Great work dada, maan gaye, hoping to see some equally nostalgic photos of the Amby plant, canteen, office etc as well, devoid of any modern day computers, CnCs, air conditioned offices, just plain, simple manufacturing with a touch of "red" in it.
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Default wow !! HM my birthplace !!

Oh !!! HM !! so nice to see a travelogue on Uttarpara and pics of my beloved HM and its testing track !!
I was born in HM, stayed for 19 years in HM colony and did my BE industrial training in Hindustan Motors too !!!

What a sight man, watching those white ambys and trekkers run at full throttle on these tracks !!
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Oh !!! HM !! so nice to see a travelogue on Uttarpara and pics of my beloved HM and its testing track !!
I was born in HM, stayed for 19 years in HM colony and did my BE industrial training in Hindustan Motors too !!!

What a sight man, watching those white ambys and trekkers run at full throttle on these tracks !!
Wow, the world is not just small, its intricately knitted as well, with intertwined memoirs. I can understand how you feel.

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Now that was something refreshingly different. Great work dada, maan gaye, hoping to see some equally nostalgic photos of the Amby plant, canteen, office etc as well, devoid of any modern day computers, CnCs, air conditioned offices, just plain, simple manufacturing with a touch of "red" in it.
I had taken a site visit but was not allowed to take photos inside.

BTW Its been exactly a year that I took these photos. The remoteness of the topic itself made me wonder then whether anybody will see it at all? My beliefs are reaffirmed now, after reading feedbacks like these.
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Wish I could have manage to have a Girlfriend that time. I could have really enjoy the moment like travelling in electric train/ sitting on the bunk of Ganga at Belurmath/Dakshineswar with my girlfriend
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BEAUTIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIFUL. Love your narration Tirthankar. Love the way your photos speak for themselves.
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