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Where does the automobile and aircraft scrap goes? How is it recycled?

Normally, aircrafts remain airworthy for around 22-25 years before they are written-off! I came across one such great piece—a Boeing 737 while traveling to Jaipur. It seems that the owner bought it as a scrap and parked it…

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What’s there under the bonnets of an aircraft and an automobile?

I boarded my flight from New Delhi to Ranchi. My boarding pass showed seat no. 1C. It was the first row. I stowed my luggage and sat down. It was an early morning flight. I prepared to settle…

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A pony-cart in today’s world made of bullet trains and the electric cars!

While going to Jaipur, Rajasthan (India) I stopped by the road side, on the highway, for a quick break. All types of vehicles like heavy duty trucks, trailers, buses, scooters, motorcycles, three wheelers, cars and SUVs were plying…

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Vehicles in Russia…they are old & cold!

Moscow and later at Siberia Year 2006 During almost all of my visits to Russia, I have found old and cold vehicles plying on the roads. Unlike the west, especially western Europe the vehicles are bright, fast, spunky…

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What is a Winglet at the tip of the aircraft wing?

During flight from New Delhi (India) to Munich (Germany) On-board Airbus 330 This photograph was taken while flying from New Delhi to Munich on board Airbus 330, while flying over somewhere between Afghanistan and Iran (you can see…

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The Yellow Taxi and the Red Tram on the Kolkata streets!!

1997 Kolkata, India It was my second trip to Kolkata the capital of West Bengal. This picture was taken while was on way to business work. Here the taxis are yellow and the tram is red in color.The…

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The Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) in Bangkok, Thailand

2004 Bangkok, Thailand A picture was shot during the visit to Bangkok and is known as the Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) open to the general public in Thailand. The Metropolitan Rapid Transit or MRT is a rapid transit…

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The Stretched Hummer at the Moscow International Automotive Show

Moscow December, 2007 Outside the main exhibition hall at the Moscow International Automotive Show, I found this stretched Hummer offered as a custom built option. Any taker?

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Toyota ‘Comfort’ is the most used local taxis you would find in Tokyo streets!

During my visit to Tokyo in the year 2000, I found that majority of the taxis were Toyota ‘Comfort’, which run on petrol (or gas), running on the busy streets of Tokyo—in Ginza district! Ginza is a district…

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Great Wall Motors of China showing products at Moscow International Auto Show, 2007

During my visit to Moscow in the year 2007, I got an opportunity to visit the Moscow International Auto Show. This is an auto show which attracts car manufacturers all over the world, majority of them being the…

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A busy street of Novosibirsk, the Siberian City!

It was a cold winter of the September 2007, when I travelled to Siberian city! This was my second visit to this city! The place is called Novosibirsk, in the Russian federation, which is around a five &…

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Traveling in the Shinkansen (or the ‘Bullet Train’) from Tokyo to Osaka!

Travelling from Tokyo to Osaka on a Shinkansen or the Bullet Train which the train is known as the world wide, has always been a fun!  Travelling in a vehicle which travels more than 320 kmph, at an…

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What would be a Delhi to Mumbai car ride like?

Delhi to Mumbai is around 1250 kilometers by road! What it would take to drive all the way from Delhi to Mumbai by road?    

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Lada ‘Kalina’-the Russian Car!

Novosibirsk, Russia! Year 2007! During my visit to Russian, I got a chance to drive this car manufactured by one of the big Russian automobile manufacturer—LADA.   Lada-Kalina. I found a lots of similarity between the European car…

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