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Car Trivia

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Utility Vehicles in Vintage Garb

Pradeep Gooptu A gentleman in a dhoti walked into the Rolls-Royce showroom in Lo...

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Nissan Kicks

Japanese carmaker Nissan has an enviable pedigree for producing world-class SUVs. Iconic nameplates ...

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Renault Kwid 1.0 AMT

In a bid to get rid of the hassle and stress of urban commute, automatic transmissions are fast beco...

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Datsun Redi-GO

Looks do matter; this cliche does ring true at least in case of the edgy styling, the tall-boy stanc...

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Maruti Vitara Brezza

Finally, Maruti has introduced a compact SUV - Vitara Brezza. Perhaps, its significance to the bigge...

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Renault Kwid

The launch of Duster in 2012 not only made Renault a house-hold name in India but it also sparked th...

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Car Launch

Datsun India launches The New GO and GO+

The last quarter of 2018 witnessed Datsun India introduce the updated versions of the Datsun GO and ...

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Mahindra Alturas G4

Indian auto manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra concluded an eventful second half 2018 with the lau...

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The all new Hyundai Santro launched in India

The much-awaited all-new Santro has been launched with prices starting from Rs 3.89 lakh for the bas...

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Tata Motors launches The Tigor facelift

Tata Motors has launched the Tigor facelift with prices starting at Rs 5.20 lakh for the base petrol...

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5th Generation Honda CR-V Launched In India

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), has launched its fifth generation all-new Honda CR-V with ex-showroom ...

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Ford Launches The Aspire Facelift

Ford India has introduced its compact sedan – the New Ford Aspire at a competitive introductory pr...

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All-New BMW X3

German luxury carmaker BMW has launched the all-new BMW X3 in India with prices starting from Rs 49....

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Ford Freestyle

Ford India has announced the market launch of the much-awaited all-new Ford Freestyle with prices st...

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Grand Tourers, Racers & Luxury Sedans

Pradeep Gooptu Time was when you could order a car with every design detail buil...

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Party Time – Lost Rhyme

Pradeep Gooptu Where would you go if you wanted a late night partying across tow...

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A Road that Changed a City

Pradeep Gooptu The project Before 1914, the vast area enclosed...

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Motoring and the Garages

Pradeep Gooptu The sales success of any car depends mostly on the garage network...

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The Avenue of Palaces

Pradeep Gooptu Stores crowded out by plastic sheets and bamboo stalls. The cries...

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Car & Drive Tech

Drinking Driving Norms

Drunken driving is the primary reason for fatal road accidents in India. Let’s see what the law ha...

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Vanishing Road

Pradeep Gooptu Advance planning establishes a city’s reputation for ease of li...

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Vanishing Parking

Pradeep Gooptu Our parking spaces are gone! This problem is making self-drive mo...

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Connoisseur's Corner

A Bentley is a Bentley!

Entrepreneur and vintage car connoisseur Gulam Momen shares the tale of his 1938 Bentley 3½ Litre T...

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Till Death Do Us Apart

Entrepreneur and vintage car connoisseur Prahlad Agarwalla shares the tale of his 1928 Lancia Dilamb...

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A Small Wonder

Entrepreneur and connoisseur, Rishi Kumar has always been fascinated by small cars. He owns an impre...

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Tagore’s Humber: Ravaged By Time

A black 1933 Humber stands forgotten in a glass case at the Uttarayan Complex in Santiniketan, its d...

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The Car Uttam Kumar Drove…

In a candid chat with Team WHEELS, classic car connoisseur Udayaditya Dutta speaks about his prized ...

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Farewell to Chevrolet & GM

Pradeep Gooptu Indian roads were once ruled by family cars built by General Moto...

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Stars on Wheels

Pradeep Gooptu There are film personalities and there are stars. People adore th...

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Tale of American Cars

Pradeep Gooptu American cars, manufactured primarily by three global giants Ford...

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Freedom blues

Pradeep Gooptu The entire nature of motoring changed in the city between 1941 an...

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Rolls-Royce & Calcutta

Pradeep Gooptu A silently purring engine, unbelievable build quality promising d...

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Maharani at the Wheel

Pradeep Gooptu Motoring in the first half of the 1900s was popularised in equal ...

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Travelling in luxury

Pradeep Gooptu The 20th century witnessed the amalgamation of engineering and ar...

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Uniqueness & Luxury

Pradeep Gooptu Robert 'Scotty' Mathewson, a wealthy British engineer of Calcutta...

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Car Tales From Darjeeling Hills

Pradeep Gooptu Around 200 years ago, the English East India Company concluded it...

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From Studebaker to Amby

Pradeep Gooptu The manufacturing industry was the pride of Bengal and its founda...

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Custom-built Cars

Pradeep Gooptu Once upon a time elegant bodywork made cars a thing of beauty. Yo...

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Legacy Grand Trunk Road

Pradeep Gooptu Rudyard Kipling described the Grand Trunk Road as "such a river o...

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Car & Bridge

Pradeep Gooptu From the very beginning, car owners were up against many challeng...

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Local Ads for Global Brands

Pradeep Gooptu Can you imagine a newspaper in New York carrying an advertisement...

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Cute cars Mighty Deeds

Pradeep Gooptu The rich and powerful rode huge motor cars and roared around in s...

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Calcutta’s Once Thriving Car Market

Pradeep Gooptu A city is known by the cars on its roads – if we care to tweak ...

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Tales from tea gardens

Pradeep Gooptu Tea and coffee estates conjure up images of beautifully tended, l...

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The R-R Love affair

Pradeep Gooptu When Charles Stewart Rolls, met Frederick Henry Royce at new Midl...

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Cars & Their owners

Pradeep Gooptu Which car do you think  a doctor or a lawyer would prefer, and f...

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Luxury Cabs of Calcutta

Pradeep Gooptu Ritwick Ghatak’s Ajantrik revolved around the lonely life of a ...

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Car-Battalion of Calcutta Police

Pradeep Gooptu The last article ‘Chariots of War’ had mentioned about the Ca...

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Kolkata’s Chariots of War

Pradeep Gooptu It was around 1910, that cars came to be used by security forces ...

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Great Indian wedding car

Pradeep Gooptu In India, wedding is not only a grand celebration lasting over se...

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A Bugatti in Calcutta

Pradeep Gooptu A Bugatti in Calcutta! When a friend from the USA conveyed this i...

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Forgotten Legends

Pradeep Gooptu A man is known by the car he uses, goes a famous slogan. The lege...

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The Tagores

Pradeep Gooptu The Tagore family, leaders of Bengal’s intelligentsia and high ...

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Connoisseur's Corner

A Royal Car: Studebaker President 8 State Limousine (Fa)

The 1928 belonging to the royal Family of cossimbazar, is not just a vintage car but only one of its...

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Fuel saving tips

Driving without keeping tabs on your fuel consumption is like letting your hard earned money get sip...

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How to free your car stuck in sand

Driving in sand is quite risky. Your car tyres might get stuck in sand at any moment. If you encount...

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How to drive through a Water logged stretch

Before entering the water logged stretch

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Car Etiquette

There are several rules of etiquette which every car user should be aware of, however, whether they ...

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Fuel saving tips

Fuel prices are soaring everyday. Imagine, a litre of petrol can buy two litres of milk. Driving, wi...

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Driving basics for Highway

Driving on highway is enjoyable but can be dangerous if you do not know the rules or fail to take pr...

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USED CAR: Accelerate your dreams

The Indian consumer, of late, has woken up to the positive value equation of pre-owned cars, commonl...

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Cars & Hunting

Pradeep Gooptu One of the most memorable movies of all time was ‘Hatari’, a ...

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Car Humour in Print

Pradeep Gooptu Ever since the first association of automobiles in the country wa...

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Kolkata’s Tyrst with Motor Racing

Pradeep Gooptu The first automobile association in India which started in Calcut...

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Growing Popularity of Cars

Pradeep Gooptu By the turn of 20th Century a few cars had been imported to India...

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City’s First Bus Service

Pradeep Gooptu The winter of 1905-06 saw a revolution on Indian roads; Calcutta ...

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THE FIRST CAR

Pradeep Gooptu When did the first car arrive in India or for that matter come to...

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Motoring in the 1900s: A car-lover’s tale

Pradeep Gooptu This is about a man who resigned from a secure and plush job and...

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India’s First Motor Garage

Pradeep Gooptu The saga of motor cars in India started more than a century ago. ...

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Connoisseur's Corner

Bentley Continental GT Convertible Classy British Craftmanship

Name: Bentley Continental GT V8 Variant: Convertible Engine Type: Petrol No. of Cylinders: 8 Max...

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Lamborghini Gallardo India Serie Speciale LP550-2 A Limited Edition Raging Bull

Name: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Variant: India Serie Speciale Price: `3.50 crore Engine Type: ...

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Driving across continents

Pradeep Gooptu In the early 19th century, bitten by the adventure bug, quite a f...

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The first Car Club

Pradeep Gooptu In November 1904, the Maidan was witness to a unique sight - an a...

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Giving Shape to Dreams

City based vintage and classic car restorer Sanjay Ghosh shares the experience of his most challengi...

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“My mother christened her Q’marri”

Cars have always held him under their spell. Growing up while witnessing his father, the late Suresh...

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The Grand Old Four-Wheeler

Vintage and classic car connoisseur Shrivardhan Kanoria shares the tale of his most prized possessio...

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This car has never bluffed me on the road

Mr. G. C. Dey has more sides to him than what meets the eye. A retired police officer, devoted follo...

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“I hold this car close to my heart and never want to part with it”

An avid rallyist during his younger days, Subrata Sen learnt to drive at the tender at of 11. The 19...

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‘As a young boy, the Stoewer was my favourite hiding place’

Ever since his childhood, vintage-car collector and restorer, Pratap Chowdhury had dreamt of restori...

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‘Lady Bird is my most prized possession’

That is how city-based vintage car collector and restorer, Sanjay Ghosh, describes his 1932 Ford V-8...

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“The Auburn was ours just for a pot of Raabri”

The gates of this mansion open to a majestic marquee. Antique is too less a word to describe Bose Ni...

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Life and Kolkata

Food Stops

Any Time Teatime

Invigorating, sapid or soothing, our penchant for tea infuses a round-the-clock tea culture in the c...

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Fried Chicken

Kolkata has long been considered to be a Mecca for lovers of fast food. From the ubiquitous kathi ro...

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A Chinese Love Affair

Before the popularity of Tangra as Kolkata’s China Town sky-rocketed, it was Tiretti Bazaar and th...

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Flavours of Darjeeling

A mild fruity fragrance, brisk and flavourful tones, and a refreshing taste are what make Darjeeling...

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Latest Issue

Parking Receipts New Age Deceits

With the introduction of automated parking devices in Kolkata by Kolkata Municipal Corporation, new methods of fleecing car owners were immediately in practice too. Though the automated hand-held parking devices were meant to reduce the malpractices in car parking, in reality, the more authentic-looking parking devices are actually helping the parking agents with greater elan. Team WHEELS recently surveyed a few car parking zones in the city and reports on the new trend of parking fraud.



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