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Stuttgart: A rather quaint two – wheeler awkwardly stands out among a long line of imposing Mercs parked at one of world’s biggest automotive museums in Stuttgart, Germany — a light beige Bajaj Chetak scooter,
Most Indian may have discarded their Chetaks for scrap many year ago, but not Armin G Groeger, who recently brought the iconic Indian scooter named after legendary Rajput Warrior Rana Pratap’s horse. The man who explains the magic of Mercedes to thousands as the head of Mercedes Benz museum’s visitor services rides a Chetak to work.
When Groeger spotted an online ad in 2010 for sale of a 1998 model of the iconic Indian scooter, which has gone off the factory floor now, he couldn’t resist the temptation of buying it.
The model, which once used to command a premium in India if one had to beat years of waiting period to buy it, lost ground in the face of growing competition from trendy motorbikes post liberalization. Finally its production was discontinued in 2009,”Best of all it already has had a German licensing as it has been imported via Italy and registered in Germany. But it never malfunctioned after the wheels had clocked only 5 km. I got it for 500 euros — invested another 500 — and am now a proud owner of an original Indian Bajaj,” says Groeger, who first drove the Indian scooter in New Delhi, where his friend runs an NGO. “With no limits on the German Autobahn, my personal record has been 285 km/h on a motorbike.
I was in the German parachute troops but the ultimate ‘kick’ for me as a westerner was in 1996 driving in the Delhi business traffic, on the ‘wrong’ left side, on a main road with six lanes but 12 parallel driving vehicles, with no front brake steering a Bajaj scooter myself. Wow what a ride!” says Groeger, whose father was a skilled German horse – saddler from East Prussia.
(Contributed by: Harit Mehta, The Times of India, New Delhi, on 17 February 2012)Stuttgart: A rather quaint two – wheeler awkwardly stands out among a long line of imposing Mercs parked at one of world’s biggest automotive museums in Stuttgart, Germany — a light beige Bajaj Chetak scooter, Most Indian may have discarded their Chetaks for scrap many year ago, but not Armin G Groeger, who recently brought the ...
- This happened about a month ago near Lonavala.A guy was driving from Mumbai to Pune and decided not to take the new expressway as he wants to see the scenery. The inevitable happens and when he reaches the ghats his car breaks down – he’s stranded miles from nowhere.Having no choice he starts walking on the side of the road, hoping to get a lift to the nearest town. It’s dark and raining. And pretty soon he’s wet and shivering. The night rolls on and no car goes by, the rain is so heavy he can hardly see a few feet ahead of him.Suddenly he sees a car coming towards him. It slows and then stops next to him – without thinking the guy opens the door and jumps in. Seated in the back, he leans forward to thank the person who had saved him – when he realizes there is nobody behind the wheel.Even though there’s no one in the front seat and no sound of any engine, the car starts moving slowly. The guy looks at the road ahead and sees a curve coming. Scared almost to he starts to pray, begging the Lord for his life. He hasn’t come out of shock, when just before he hits the curve, a hand appears through the window and moves the wheel. The car makes the curve safely and continues on the road to the next bend . The guy, now paralyzed in, watches how the hand appears every time they are before a curve and moves the steering wheel just enough to get the car around each bend.Finally, the guy sees lights ahead. Gathering his courage he wrenches open the door of the silent, slowly moving car, scrambles out and runs as hard as he can towards the lights. It’s a small town. He stumbles into a dhaba, and asks for a drink, and breaks down. Then he starts talking about the horrible experience he’s just been through.
There is silence in the dhaba when he stops talking ….. . . . . .and that’s when Santa and Banta Singh walk into the dhaba. Santa points and says “Look Banta – that’s the weird guy who Jumped into our car when we were pushing it.”(contributed by: Mohan Rao on 04.12.2011)This happened about a month ago near Lonavala. A guy was driving from Mumbai to Pune and decided not to take the new expressway as he wants to see the scenery. The inevitable happens and when he reaches the ghats his car breaks down – he’s stranded miles from nowhere. Having no choice he starts walking on the ...
[Contributed by: User – Ateeq Ahmed Siddiqui on 03/03/2013]
Everyone might have read about Mom’s, Wife’s and Girl’s…
Its time to learn something about Men…
Who is a boy / man ?
A boy / man is one of the most beautiful creations of God.
He starts compromising at very tender age. He sacrifices his chocolates for his sister.
Later he sacrifices his love for just a smile on his parents face. He sacrifices his love for his wife and children by working late nights.
He builds their future by taking loans from banks and then repaying them for the life time. Thus he sacrifices full youth for his wife and children without any complain.
Believe me he struggles a lot but still has to hear the music (scolding) of Mother, wife and his boss. Yet every mother, wife and boss tries to have control over him.
Finally his life ends up by compromising for others happiness. He is that creature of God who no one can compete with.
Respect every boy / man in your life. You will never know what he has sacrificed for you.
Just extend your hand when he needs it and you shall receive twice fold love from him.
Enough Of Girls / Women / Wife Emotional Mails Now… Boys also Have Emotions, respect it. 🙂
(contributed by : A Mohan Rao on 22.07.2011)Everyone might have read about Mom’s, Wife’s and Girl’s… Its time to learn something about Men… Who is a boy / man ? A boy / man is one of the most beautiful creations of God. He starts compromising at very tender age. He sacrifices his chocolates for his sister. Later he sacrifices his love for just a smile ...
Answer the phone by LEFT ear.
Do not drink coffee TWICE a day.
Do not take pills with COOL water.
Do not have HUGE meals after 5pm.
Reduce the amount ofOILY food you consume.
Drink more WATER in the morning, less at night.
Keep your distance from hand phone CHARGERS .
Do not use headphones/earphone for LONG period of time.
Best sleeping time is from 10pm at night to 6am in the morning.
Do not lie down immediately after taking medicine before sleeping.
When battery is down to the LAST grid/bar, do not answerthe phone as the radiation is 1000 times.
Forward this to those whom you CARE about!
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Apple + Cucumber + Kiwi – To improve skincomplexion.
Pear & Banana – regulates sugar content.
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Papaya + Pineapple + Milk– Rich in vitamin C, E, Iron. Improve skincomplexion and metabolism.
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