Category Archives: cars

Back to the future?

…and one was made to believe that the ideology of communism and state ownership of enterprises had (deservedly) ended with the fall of the Iron Curtain! Related posts: Detroit versus Wall Street It’s bailout time again! Advertisements

Posted in American economy, auto industry, automobiles, AvtoVaz, back to the future, business, capitalism, cars, cartoons, CCCP, Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Cold War, commerce, communism, corporations, current affairs, Detroit, АвтоВАЗ, Во́лжский автомоби́льный заво́д, ИМЗ, Илью́шин, Ирбитский мотоциклетный завод, Союз Советских Социалистических Республик, Earth, economics, economy, free market capitalism, General Motors, General Motors bankruptcy, global economic crisis, GM, GM bankruptcy, Government Motors, humour, ideology, Ilyushin, IMZ - Ural, industries, Iron Curtain, Lada, life, manufacturing sector, manufaturing industry, Michigan, Moscow, motorcycles, neo-communism, neo-socialism, New York, news, politics, random, Russia, socialism, the U.S.A., the U.S.S.R., thoughts, toons, trucks, Union of Socialist States of America, Union of Soviet States of America, United Socialist States of America, United States of Socialist America, USSA, views, Washington D.C., world, world communism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Sam Bahadur and his Sunbeam

My previous post was about Sam Bahadur’s motorcycle. This one is about his car. This picture was published in an auto magazine which interviewed Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw when he was 90 years young. You can read the full article … Continue reading

Posted in Bangladesh, battle, cars, Chennai, Coonoor, death, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, First World War, hero, India, random, South Asia, Sunbeam, Sunbeam Rapier, Tamil Nadu, Victory War Memorial, war, world | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Has UNCTAD gone crazy?

I was reading about the world summit on the global food crisis that is taking place in Rome with great interest when I was shocked to read this news report about the United Nations Conference on Trade And Development (UNCTAD) … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, alternate energy, Ban Ki-Moon, cars, China, crops, democracy, Earth, economics, economy, environment, farming, food crisis, food riots, India, inflation, life, motorcycles, news, peak oil, politics, poverty, price rise, random, road safety, Supachai Panitchpakdi, the U.N., thoughts, Uncategorized, UNCTAD, world, world food summit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Dual Fuel!

Dual Fuel Cars running on Automotive Liquified Petroleum Gas (also known as Auto LPG, ALPG, or by their brand names) and petrol/gasoline are becoming increasingly popular in India. We have always had taxis and autorickshaws as well as a few … Continue reading

Posted in ALPG, alternate fuels, Asia, Auto LPG, automobiles, cars, Chevrolet Spark LPG, CNG, Earth, environment, Hyundai Accent Executive eco LPG, Hyundai Santro Xing eco LPG, India, life, Maruti Suzuki 800 Duo, Maruti Suzuki Omni LPG, Maruti Suzuki WagonR Duo, Mitsubishi Cedia ALPG, peak oil, random, road safety, South Asia, Tata Indica Xeta LPG, thoughts, transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Bio-diesel in India: from the tree to the tank!

A Spanish/Latin American blogger friend of mine has a blog dedicated to alternate fuels called Jatrophaonline. He invited me to share links and posts about alternate energy sources. I am delighted to join him in his mission to write blog … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, alternate energy, bio-diesel, bio-fuels, cars, crops, Earth, economy, environment, farming, flora, India, Jatropha, life, nature, peak oil, Pongamia, poverty, random, Rudolf Diesel, thoughts, transport, Uncategorized, world | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

The Ambassador is on the way out!

This post is not about any diplomat but the Hindustan Ambassador car.I heard that the Ambassador may be discontinued in the future as it does not meet the next generation safety norms.I am not a fan of the Ambassador as … Continue reading

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