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Old 11th October 2010, 19:35   #16
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good stuff basu ( as always) but where's munni?
Here is munni for you, since you asked for it.

I am in the process of responding to the other feedbacks so far.
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Here is munni for you, since you asked for it.
Boss I think what Rajesh meant was why did you go on Anjaana Anjaani trip when you had Munni
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Nice pics and captions, BT. Keep them coming!

Did you do anything at Guwahati or just had lunch and drove back?

Did the cop object to your number plates?
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Full marks (5 stars) for bravery for tackling N. Bengal roads now. (Last week for Assam to NJP, I took the train)

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One more DrivoBlog. Nice. Some of the captions aren't exactly gold standard - "returning from work at an atomic reactor?" sounds docile by your standards (maybe "rainatomic/rainuclear holocaust protection gear" sounds more like you! ), or "traffic on NH34 has a clustering phenomenon" isn't your style ("trukclustering bore on NH34" sounded better, maybe).

<<< I'm sounding like you already.>>>

I'm going to echo vnabhi's question too - but also going to ask - on this route, did you find the kind of dhaba we ate at in Benaras? Because I found one in Delhi recently!!!
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Old 11th October 2010, 23:45   #21
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Boss I think what Rajesh meant was why did you go on Anjaana Anjaani trip when you had Munni
There are many trips pending publishing with Sayani, Sayantika, Tumpa, Koel, Sree, Priyanka etc.

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Nice pics and captions, BT. Keep them coming!

Did you do anything at Guwahati or just had lunch and drove back?

Did the cop object to your number plates?
I stayed back in Guwahati.

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Full marks (5 stars) for bravery for tackling N. Bengal roads now. (Last week for Assam to NJP, I took the train)
I think next time I will also take train to transport car back to Kolkata.

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One more DrivoBlog. Nice. Some of the captions aren't exactly gold standard -
I'm going to echo vnabhi's question too - but also going to ask - on this route, did you find the kind of dhaba we ate at in Benaras? Because I found one in Delhi recently!!!
I myself donot consider the captions any special. I am very pressed for time, hence somehow packed it and uploaded.

yes you are sounding like me with those captions

No I did not find that kind of Dhaba.

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Good drive, some challenging roads and nice presentation. So did you go over that mound on the figo that your astra failed to cross?
No that was a Roadblock.

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Awesome.
Your Drivoblogs keep on getting better and better.

Take Care & Drive Safe
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Thanks.

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Whoa! Amazing photo-drivoblog!
So you took the Tufanganj border route to Guwahati? Haven't travelled on that stretch as yet.
How is it compared to the northern stretch that goes via Srirampur, Bongaigaon and Barpeta?
Thanks. This was my first ever trip to Assam.


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Brilliant pics and captions
Thanks.

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@btirthankar : Cool Cool presentation of your trip.

Please share details of how your Figo fared and behaved on the roadtrip. What was your FE/km.?
Due to horrible roads, lot of idling and 20-30 kmph crawls for 1/3 of journey, I got 14.34 kmpl. If I start writing anything more about how good a Figo is, it will amount to unecessary advertisement. Every vehicle has its merit.

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Nice witeup indeed..!! post more pics. Liked your way of narrating.
A Video PPT will follow.

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Lovely photonarration as usual!!Some pretty bad roads those are!Plus a pretty neat mobile phone holder that you have!Looking forward for more
The roads were very unkind to the vehicle. That is my 4th mobile holder in 6 months. Very difficult to get ones which are good enough.

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Boss amazing Travelogue.

So what were driving stats like?

P.S: Will we see Anjaana Anjaani Part - 2 as well
Thanks. Very Very bad roads and 20kmph speeds at many stretches of the journey, so fuel costed INR 3374 for 86.38 litres = 14.34 kmpl

Hotel 'Central Plaza' Costed INR 1700 for a suite (no alternatives)

Ms. Anaida is ready again after pujas for travelling. Then it will be called 'Jaani-Anjaani'

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HVK called you "crazy" for driving too much or something like that!

That I guess is quite a compliment!
True

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I wish that I could express my reactions by way of posting pictures instead of words. But then if all of us were artistes who would appreciate art.
Well said

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Add this lovely track in the end!!
I like that track.

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Tell us more about the incident with cops and other unpleasant social elements.
What is your assessment of the completion of the road widening of NH31 - the so-called East West Corridor?
From what I heard from you, looks like the Assam roads nowadays have traffic even in the nights, contrasting with the total no-movement situation a few years ago.
Cops stopped us at Siliguri as they saw dirty vehicle and that I had crossed the stopline by mistake. I had to talk my way through and it got resolved.

Yes NH31 looks like NH5 at Balasore, BBSR rather worse. And private vehicles were plying with families. I feel such activity is a sign of safe roads.

The Border at Tufanganj was jammed up, so had to take a shortcut loop through village roads. Had I got the Innova, I would not have been able to do it as roads were very narrow. During the detour, we were stopped by Bikers and were released on explanation.
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Brilliant travelogue !! Your photography skills and narrations never cease to amaze me.

The FIGO looks wonderful. What size tyres are those mate ? 195 ?
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There are many trips pending publishing with Sayani, Sayantika, Tumpa, Koel, Sree, Priyanka etc.
Boy! You sure have some luck

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The Border at Tufanganj was jammed up,
Why? Any particular reason for this?

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During the detour, we were stopped by Bikers and were released on explanation.
Stopped? I mean why? What explanation they wanted to hear?
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Boy! You sure have some luck

Why? Any particular reason for this?

Stopped? I mean why? What explanation they wanted to hear?
Border was jammed due to extortion and document checking. They wanted to hear what was the purpose we were visiting Guwahati for etc.

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Brilliant travelogue !! Your photography skills and narrations never cease to amaze me.

The FIGO looks wonderful. What size tyres are those mate ? 195 ?
Thanks. They are 195/60/R14 Yokohama. The trade/off is excellent cornering, road sucking traction, albeit harder suspension.
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Thanks. They are 195/60/R14 Yokohama. The trade/off is excellent cornering, road sucking traction, albeit harder suspension.
Ok, I guessed so. They are the R1's na ?

Saw the Munni Video Great !

Keep up the great work. Where are my stickers Basu ?
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I myself donot consider the captions any special.
Hey, but what's a DrivoBlog without those captions?!
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Ok, I guessed so. They are the R1's na ?

Saw the Munni Video Great ! ?
Perhaps they are R1's. Munni is a Star* now, there will be separate story called 'Drivomunni'

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Hey, but what's a DrivoBlog without those captions?!
I truly admit I have underperformed this time and am unhappy for it. Even cricketers do sometime. What is me?
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I truly admit I have underperformed this time and am unhappy for it. Even cricketers do sometime. What is me?
Som Da, Jawaani ka saroor hai, our artist probably lost focus with so many distractions, see below

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There are many Sayani, Sayantika, Tumpa, Koel, Sree, Priyanka etc.
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Som Da, Jawaani ka saroor hai, our artist probably lost focus with so many distractions, see below
I will not deny that. I have come to Guwahati on work and overloaded.

Then you know women: 'madam ki khaatirdaari', shopping, Airport Drop etc. etc. Travelling with her was a blessing in disguise as she is of Assamese origin and she did most of the 'asking for directions' work during the trip.
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I will not deny that. I have come to Guwahati on work and overloaded.

Then you know women: 'madam ki khaatirdaari', shopping, Airport Drop etc. etc. Travelling with her was a blessing in disguise as she is of Assamese origin and she did most of the 'asking for directions' work during the trip.
That is moot! We would all like to believe that we do. I am sure however, that by the time we go through your pending travelogues with the afore mentioned travel companions all of us will be better informed

BTW you already lost me on as to who did the asking around Anaida or Munni!!
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