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Old 19th October 2013, 14:18   #2866
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Hi stanher,
I think the bike is a Yezdi Classic by the looks of the head and the twin exhaust, oval gear box with the gear on the right and brake on the left.
Thanks for the data. But isnt it supposed to be a Jawa, going by the looks of the tank and side panels on body?
What I meant by more info. though was if anyone (from Hyd.) knew the current whereabouts of the bike?
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Thanks for the data. But isnt it supposed to be a Jawa, going by the looks of the tank and side panels on body?
What I meant by more info. though was if anyone (from Hyd.) knew the current whereabouts of the bike?
Hi stanher,

Sorry i misread your post.And about the name there you go from wiki.

Ideal Jawa Ltd was an Indian motorcycle company based in Mysore, sold licensed Jawa and ČZ motorcycles beginning in 1960 under the brand name Jawa and later Yezdi. The catchphrase for the bikes sold by the firm was "Forever bike forever value". Wikipedia

For more info check out this link about a man who owns 18 of these machines:
http://bikeadvice.in/jawa/

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Hi stanher, Sorry i misread your post.And about the name there you go from wiki. Ideal Jawa Ltd was an Indian motorcycle company based in Mysore, sold licensed Jawa and ČZ motorcycles beginning in 1960 under the brand name Jawa and later Yezdi. The catchphrase for the bikes sold by the firm was "Forever bike forever value". Wikipedia For more info check out this link about a man who owns 18 of these machines: http://bikeadvice.in/jawa/ regards Nutz

The company was owned by the Irani family in Mysore, a couple of whose scions were many many years senior to me in the same school.
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Picture from Goa. Looks to taken somewhere on 18June road.
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Some interesting pictures from around WWII around Calcutta. Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/calcuttapnm/. China-Burma-India (CBI) theater was a strategically important during WWII and a lot of Americans visited Calcutta during those times. These pictures have been clicked by one such American soldier:


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Here are some more that I dug out:

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Some interesting pictures from around WWII around Calcutta. Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/calcuttapnm/. China-Burma-India (CBI) theater was a strategically important during WWII and a lot of Americans visited Calcutta during those times. These pictures have been clicked by one such American soldier:
Thanks for the pics moralfibre. Though I was no where around the scene when these photos were clicked (my father must have been 2 or 3 years in age at the time!), it's astonishing how little these landmarks of Calcutta have changed.

First pic: The facade of the Grand Hotel (The Oberoi Grand now) is essentially the same.

2nd pic: Howrah bridge is of course there. The make of the buses maybe Tata now but a lot of them still have a steel body over a wooden frame!

3rd pic: The "Jimmys" and the "K" which is visible is actually the restaurant Jimmys Kitchen. The restaurant is still there but the location has changed.

4th pic: Great Eastern Hotel, though under renovation for a long time and closed at the moment, still retains a very similar facade.

7th pic: The large building with domes at the far end of the photo was the largest and fanciest mall in Asia at the time-"Whiteways & Laidlaw". Apparently, the department store had a massive central glass dome and stained glass windows (some of which are still there). The current structure today remains unchanged from the outside and the name of the building is The Metropolitan Building, under the ownership of the LIC. The building houses beautiful old style apartments. In fact, a colleague of mine has his bedroom directly under one of the four domed towers.

10th pic: The arched gateway at the far side of the photo is a side entrance to the Raj Bhawan; the Governor's Residence and formerly the residence of the Viceroy's of British India till Calcutta was the capital of the country. The only difference is that the colour of the pillars and structure is brick red in the photo and today it's yellow. The building on the corner of the photo at the foreground remains unchanged; another beautiful building named "Esplanade Mansions" now owned by the LIC. Similar to the Metropolitan building in that it houses beautiful old style apartments. A friend has an apartment on the top floor with the balcony affording a straight view of the length of the maidan and Victoria Memorial at the end of it. The tram tracks are still there and identical trams still ply on them

11th pic: "Firpo's" sadly is no longer there. Owned and run by an Italian by the name of Angelo Firpo, it was renowned to be the best restaurant & confectioner in town. My grandparents, like most Calcuttans of the time, adored the place. Amazingly, as long as you ordered something in Firpo's, they provided cocktail sausages and beers on the house! The restaurant shutdown I think in the '60s and what survived was only a bunch of stores under the facade, which was called Firpo's Market till recently. Some 10 years back, the market was razed to the ground in a late night fire; some say an act of sabotage by land sharks.

Pardon the long winded post, the pics should take the blame for it!
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Pardon the long winded post, the pics should take the blame for it!
Pardon you for what? It was great to read up about it. Only someone familiar with Calcutta could have done that. I have never been there yet.

P.S: Uploaded a few more in the subsequent post. One of it is Victoria memorial. What about the rest?

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P.S: Uploaded a few more in the subsequent post. One of it is Victoria memorial. What about the rest?
Here goes:

2nd. pic: I maybe wrong but I don't think this building exists anymore. It probably made way for the few "skyscrapers" that we have in town, more specifically Chatterjee International building and the Tata Steel building.

3rd pic: This building may exist but in a very dilapidated state. "Uberoi" was a sports good store, long gone.

4th pic: The large building along the length of the road at the background is the Indian National Museum, the building ahead at an angle at the corner of a side street houses the Archaeological Society of India. Both these structures stand nearly unchanged. A side note-the side street I mentioned is called Kyd Street and if you walk down it there's a grand old building by the name of Palace Court. That particular compound had a Mercedes 190SL under cover for years. Belonged originally to a scion of the Maharaja of Cooch Behar, changed hands in Calcutta and now (pointed out by Haritji somewhere on the forum if I remember) resides in Pune, restored!

"Rouyer Brandy" changed it's name to Great Eastern Stores in the 60s or 70s and was the place to buy groceries and home provisions for the burra sahibs and memsahibs. Shut down in the 1980s. The building exists unchanged and is called "Chowringhee Mansions" alongside which runs the famous Park Street.

That tram ride looks really dangerous!

Thanks again moralfibre!
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Thank you mbz and moralfibre.
Lovely nostalgic pics.

If you have any old pics of the Bengal Club and Saturday Club and Tolly, please do put them up.
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Not quite the right place to put this, but here we go anyway

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9698265...7633942678814/

Lots of absolutely beautiful images of travels from Colombo to London in 1969 in a Fiat Multipla (passing through India). The images really are superb.
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Not quite the right place to put this, but here we go anyway

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9698265...7633942678814/

Lots of absolutely beautiful images of travels from Colombo to London in 1969 in a Fiat Multipla (passing through India). The images really are superb.
Superb find! I recall very long ago that there were quite a lot of Multiplas in India. Infact they are visible in many a Bollywood movies. In particular I remember a B&W movie called Dosti where the scene is shot in dadar Parsi colony and a Multipla speeds by in the background. Sadly I am not sure if any survive. Do they?
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Superb find! I recall very long ago that there were quite a lot of Multiplas in India. Infact they are visible in many a Bollywood movies. In particular I remember a B&W movie called Dosti where the scene is shot in dadar Parsi colony and a Multipla speeds by in the background. Sadly I am not sure if any survive. Do they?
I vaguely remember one being in Andhra, maybe Stanher can recall. Other than that, nope.
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Some interesting pictures from around WWII around Calcutta.
I wonder what happened to the CMP trucks (the one visible in 3rd picture). Since we a lot of these in neighboring Myanmar.

Here is one more picture of the CMP trucks in India -

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I vaguely remember one being in Andhra, maybe Stanher can recall. Other than that, nope.
Yes there was one that someone once showed me pics. of way back(!) in 2005- twas in Narsipatnam in coastal Andhra. BUT with a Hyderabad (AAX ----) regn.
I remember it had a dent on its roof from a fallen tree. And the original engine was there but had just been taken out as the owner wanted to put in a Diesel autorick (7-seater) engine into it! No idea what happened to it after that.
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