Category Archives: Cars & Driving

Statesman Vintage Car Rally

On 1 February I happened to be near the Lake Stadium. I’d completely forgotten it was rally day. However, the trusty phone was to hand. Hence these gorgeous pictures. I’m not sure that I’ve identified all the cars correctly; do … Continue reading

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Driving Us Crazy

Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger, Harper Collins India, hardback, ISBN 978-81-7223-745-5, Rs 395 On Monday, I was driving home from karate at about 9pm. The Jadavpur Thana crossing was jammed as usual, and I was waiting for the lights to … Continue reading

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Cars of Singapore

Singapore is where good cars go after they die. Everything gleams, of course, but the cars dazzle: they are jewels on wheels. For the average Singaporean, having a car is the ultimate sign of having arrived. Getting to drive it … Continue reading

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Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Yesterday Subhendu Roy was driving his new Zen Estilo (not a Zen as the papers have reported) near Chetla Park. Apparently he was regularly seen speeding in the area, had no licence and no papers for the car. He ploughed … Continue reading

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Swift’s Travels

To continue my driving related thread. I’ve now been driving my Maruti Swift for two months. It is a blast. The pickup yowls like a tigercub when I want it to, or purrs contentedly when I’m feeling mellow. When required … Continue reading

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Ei, tere Ma ka…!

Since coming to Delhi I have heard at least three times from different people the following ‘joke’: Q: why does Delhi have so many flyovers? A: Because otherwise people have nowhere to use the four-wheel-drive option on their SUVs. Yes … Continue reading

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Jhakaaaas!

Check out the new baby. And no, the ambulance was NOT required for the delivery.

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