The Eternal Truth...

There are only 3 ways to write a blog... The Right Way, The Wrong Way and MY Way :-)

Programming Myself....

If you want something you never had, you must do something you never have done!!! - That's meee!!! can't be better:-)

The Betrayal – the showdown

Then was the time to test the ABS, I pulled her till 80 kmph and then floored the brake pedal, what came next was shock, the car's stability was mind-boggling, it felt like when I was once watching a show on discovery channel on one of the american army's tank, they were showcasing its stability under emergency braking on high speed. And it was not necessary for me to be in that tank, but it was visual how stable it was... I felt the same when I suddenly braked the Punto.

Exterior - The more solidly build doors I ever saw in any car was when my dad owned the Indigo and used to frequently tell me to watch my hand before closing the door, just because of the sheer weight of the door, after the test drive I even tried to press the sheet metal with my hands but to no use, and my M800's sheet is like thick foil. even kids in my lane have known to create dents with sheer push. Rest all is italian and only one word comes to my mind...Hot, if the japanese is an asian kick boxer, the Punto is a beauty pageant winner who's hobby is kick boxing

Interior - Exterior was too good, interior was too bad. Let me put it this way, how would you feel if you are visiting a house with beautiful drive way and garden, italian tiled portico, but inside done up by "Kumar Furniture Shop" sofas and tables, plastic is not at all upto the mark, but thankfully the things that matter are too good to be ignored, its like diamond studs on wrought iron necklace, the leather "coated" steering and gear knob, AC controls, Music System Controls, the fuel and boot lid levers (even they are crafted in a design) are too good. The seats are very well designed.

Performance - The turbo punch was not as evident as in the Jap but was quite impressive in this Italian beauty considering that its 115 kgs heavier and more solidly built than the Swift.

Noise Isolation - Both have a different type of in-cabin noise, so I would rate them on the same page (when you are a Suzuki rider with open mufflers,the ears are used to this "noise")

Suspension - This is where the Punto is light years ahead of Swift. The japanese is like a suspension-less rickshaw as compared to Punto. I deliberately took the Punto to some of the damaged roads around my office which I frequent on my Swift. I suddenly stopped cursing the roads for a change in Punto, so this car is also for the people who want to relieve themselves from the "road-is-broken-what-my administration-is-doing" stress. Very Very good suspension

Gear Shift - Swift's gear shift is like a second world war enfield rifle bolt, Punto on the other hand is like a AK-47 cock-bolt mechanism that can be operating with just one finger, the only other car with such super smooth gear shift I ever drove was Hyundai Accent CRDI. ( Please note , i have not used any othe above ammunition, but have experienced this on PS2)

Verdict - I love this car and will buy it as soon as I sort the other things....

The betrayal – final phase

I went upto her and gathered all my courage to ask her name, she with a smile, as if she knows that the entire world around her admires her, said Punto....Grande Punto....

I sheepishly asked her whether she was available for a (test) drive, but in my mind I was ready for a straight away rejection. She too seemed interested in me and allowed me for the drive.

Everything seems to be sculpted with perfection, the door, the driver's seat, the majestically sportive steering, and everything around it.

I inserted the key and after a gentle purr she roared, she wanted me to do her fast but I was very cautious since there was traffic around, I grabbed the soft gear knob (leather hugged), pressed the clutch, put her in first, gently pressed the accelerator, and she pounced ahead, I thought of giving her some F1 dose, over-revved her in every gear and soon was touching the ton mark and past, then the fifth gear was just bliss, the MJD motor was audible as a deep throated humm…..

The Betrayal – contd…

Last night I dreamt all night about her and was full of guilt when I woke up, my wife & lil one were still fast asleep, and I thought to myself, how can I cheat my love, my wife and my lil one but again like the last time the dark desires were too powerful to resist and the feeling of guilt turned into a desire for passion,

Then today i went out during office lunch hours for some work, while returning to work I saw her again on the road side, waiting for someone, I slowed down and stopped a few meters before her, she in complete red drape was looking like a princess, big eyes, best smile ever I saw in my entire life, and as inviting as a hot pool of water in the fridged cold of alaska when you are lost and want some warmth,

I went upto her and gathered all my courage to ask her name, she with a smile, as if she knows that the entire world around her admires her, said Punto....Grande Punto....

I was floored, and as I did this I was not only betraying two women in life but I was also betraying two other, my M800 and my long time girlfriend my Suzuki

The Betrayal - 1

Well,  Its a whole new world when you fall in love, that too AGAIN. But the situation gets tough and interesting when you are married and in love and then after 2-3 years of marriage you realize you are in love again. It makes you feel disgusted that you are cheating on your wife but finally you give in to your deep dark desires and decide to move on.

This happened for the first time when I was with my wife coming out of UB City , she was there at the signal, toned body, lovely eyes and real hot. But then she moved on and I was left with my wife, and then like it happens in the teens, you see a girl on a signal, she rocks your mind for a few days and then you forget her, the same happened to me and i also forgot.

Again I happened to see her when I was going to a wedding with wifey and the lil one , I immediately recognized her and wanted to go and feel her, but like the last time lost her in traffic.

BSNL – 3G in Bengaluru

Finally, BSNL woke up and decided to give the Tech savy population of Bengaluru the 3G gift. The promotional 3G plan is very nice. You can see here. For starters , i had my Dad’s BSNL connection migrated to 3G plan( i was shocked, they charge only 25 INR for this to happen). After which i configured it on his E51 and boy it was rock solid. Browsing was pretty breezy. I would say 3G is here to stay.

I am off to the customer care to get myself a promotional 3G prepaid sim card for 59 INR. Will update you later.

MCE Memoirs

The famous college and it’s surroundings. I am quite sure that if I tell people that i graduated from MCE – Malnad College of Engineering ( esp 2001 batch), people will think dirty.  Just like i say - “Great minds think alike and dirty minds seldom differ ;-) “

I really don;t blame them , but there are also a lot of positives they can think of though :-) Anyways that’s history and the stuff the college is made up off. So after a 9 yr gap, i got to go back to college ( just like the 3 idiots opening scene) for a close friend of mine( who also happens to be a MCE alumni). So we were there in all glory to honor the college and have a look at our hostel and the regular “addas”. I must say we were pretty impressed with the number of changes that’s gone in there. The place looks even more greener and friendlier now. A picturesque view for you

mce colle
Hostel Hostel hallway
adda TV room
hostel garden mess
grounds library

How they match

I just got into the business of identifying the “CAR” of my requirements. The era of the new generation multijets has begun. This specific engine has been termed as our national engine ;-) just because of the number of cares in which it’s being used – Swifts, Dezire, Ritz, indica vista, punto etc.

And well i must also consider the BS4 norms that would be kicking in soon. A lot of things are being considered while i look at the cars( car for a lifetime). Some of the most obvious being – looks, torque, fuel efficiency, space, comfort, safety, build quality,accessories and the cost:-)

For starters, this is how the top cars match up