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    The Avenue of Palaces

    Kolkata has long been considered to be a Mecca for lovers of fast food. From…

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    Drinking Driving Norms

    In a candid chat with Team WHEELS, classic car connoisseur Udayaditya Dutta speaks about his prized possession –the 1959 Rambler Super Six…
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    Vanishing Road

    With the rapidly improving surface condition of highways, long drives have become a weekend feature among motorists across the city. Kolaghat, lined…
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    Vanishing Parking

    Pradeep Gooptu American cars, manufactured primarily by three global giants Ford, General Motors and Chrysler as well as those of some smaller…
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    A Bentley is a Bentley!

    Pradeep Gooptu A silently purring engine, unbelievable build quality promising decades of trouble free motoring and magnificent bodywork - by all standards…
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    Till Death Do Us Apart

    Pradeep Gooptu Motoring in the first half of the 1900s was popularised in equal measure by the British and the rich-and-famous of…
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    A Small Wonder

    India loses approximately 1,50,000 lives on its roads -  every year! It is imperative for us to address the impossibly high traffic…
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    Tagore’s Humber: Ravaged By Time

    Durga Pujas in erstwhile Zemindari families in rural Bengal have a charm of their own. Steeped in tradition, these pujas are held…
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    The Car Uttam Kumar Drove…

    Rustic Heart of Newtown The term 'urban village' does sound paradoxical yet the new Eco Urban Village at Newtown Rajarhat, the latest…
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    Farewell to Chevrolet & GM

    A growing population and an ever increasing concrete jungle are gradually eating away the green spaces in this city. In the name…
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    Stars on Wheels

    You have seen them on the streets controlling traffic or rushing in to maintain law and order but now you will find…
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    Tale of American Cars

    A cross between a cycle rickshaw and an auto rickshaw they have been around for quite some time now, noiselessly whizzing past…
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    Freedom blues

    Lofty walls studded with quotations from his literary works greet you as you walk past the amphitheatre and listen to Nazrulgeeti playing…
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    Rolls-Royce & Calcutta

    Temples in our country are usually dimly-lit, narrow and congested but the newly-built Swaminarayan Temple in the outskirts of the city is,…
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    Maharani at the Wheel

    Pradeep Gooptu The 20th century witnessed the amalgamation of engineering and art in all forms of transportation. Trains had leather seats and…
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    Travelling in luxury

    Pradeep Gooptu Tea and coffee estates conjure up images of beautifully tended, lush green landscapes with picture-perfect cottages tucked away in an…
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    Uniqueness & Luxury

    Pradeep Gooptu When Charles Stewart Rolls, met Frederick Henry Royce at new Midland Hotel in Manchester in May 1904, they formed a…
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    Car Tales From Darjeeling Hills

    Pradeep Gooptu Which car do you think  a doctor or a lawyer would prefer, and for that matter which set of wheels…
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    From Studebaker to Amby

    Pradeep Gooptu Ritwick Ghatak’s Ajantrik revolved around the lonely life of a man who loved his set of wheels more than anything…
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    Custom-built Cars

    Pradeep Gooptu The last article ‘Chariots of War’ had mentioned about the Calcutta Presidency Battalion Auxiliary Force and since then many of…
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    Legacy Grand Trunk Road

    Pradeep Gooptu It was around 1910, that cars came to be used by security forces around the world. The USA took the…
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    Car & Bridge

    Pradeep Gooptu In India, wedding is not only a grand celebration lasting over several days, for ages it has been also associated…
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    Local Ads for Global Brands

    The fantastic four of Ambedkar Museum - Ethnographic, Puppet, Kantha and Boat museums, in such an inconspicuous building at Kankurgachhi, not only…
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    Cute cars Mighty Deeds

    The perennially-congested Garden Reach area can finally breathe a sigh of relief. The newly-constructed 4-lane flyover at Garden Reach has come as…
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    Calcutta’s Once Thriving Car Market

    Pradeep Gooptu A Bugatti in Calcutta! When a friend from the USA conveyed this information, it was like a bolt from the…
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    Tales from tea gardens

    A mild fruity fragrance, brisk and flavourful tones, and a refreshing taste are what make Darjeeling Tea the delicate darling of tea…
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    The R-R Love affair

    Distance from Kolkata: 158 km Driving Time: 4 hours Road Trip: 1 day Weaving the tales most commonly heard in regular Bengali…
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    Cars & Their owners

    'Safe Drive Save Life': four omnipresent words in the state of West Bengal have for all practical purposes become traffic jargon in…
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    Luxury Cabs of Calcutta

    Decades ago, when I lived in Oxford, one of its civic amenities I most admired were the fine cast iron street signs…
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    Car-Battalion of Calcutta Police

    Pradeep Gooptu A man is known by the car he uses, goes a famous slogan. The legends of the cars used in…
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    Kolkata’s Chariots of War

    The Ambedkar Bhavan, standing inconspicuously at the Kankurgachi Morh on the busy CIT Road, houses four fascinating museums, graceful in contrast to…
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    Great Indian wedding car

    It is a therapeutic experience to walk around on cobbled garden walkways while admiring a thriving population of flora and fauna. Butterfly…
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    A Bugatti in Calcutta

    Summer is finally upon us and the sweltering heat can prove to be quite a buzzkill. But luckily for us, the ever-evolving…
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    Forgotten Legends

    Every day, it’s a relief to know that Howrah Bridge is always there to take us to and fro across Forever, any…
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    The Tagores

    Calcutta's early history is intimately related to the British East India Company and those who served here. Hence it is a matter…
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    A Royal Car: Studebaker President 8 State Limousine (Fa)

    Distance from Kolkata: 96 km Driving Time: 2 hrs Road Trip: 1-2 days The word ‘heritage’ has a deep connotation intercalating history,…
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    Fuel saving tips

    Running on the eastern fringe of Kolkata, from Ultadanga in the northeast corner to southeast end at Patuli, the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass…
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    How to free your car stuck in sand

    Distance from Kolkata: 136 km Driving Time: 5 hours  Road Trip: 2 day Team WHEELS forays into another serene getaway in West…
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    How to drive through a Water logged stretch

    Distance from Kolkata: 84.4 km approx Driving Time: 2 hours  Road Trip: 1 day Khoka ghumolo para jurolo Bargi elo deshe Bulbulite dhan…
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    Car Etiquette

    On Sashthi (October 7), during Durga Puja, ‘Kolkata on WHEELS’ organised its annual Puja Drive Tour to Chongdar Bari at Ghuskara. The…
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    Fuel saving tips

    Distance from Kolkata: 135 km Driving Time: 3.5 hours Road Trip: 1 day This time Team WHEELS combined a historical tour with…
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    Driving basics for Highway

    Pradeep Gooptu Where would you go if you wanted a late night partying across town in your car? Well, here are some…
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    USED CAR: Accelerate your dreams

    Distance from Kolkata: 47 km approx Driving Time: 2 hours  Road Trip: 1 day Every winter brings with itself a heightened sense of…
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    Party Time – Lost Rhyme

    The nip is in the air and so is the festive…
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    A Road that Changed a City

    Kolkata Municipal Corporation has added a new 3.8 kilometre road connecting the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and the Prince Anwar Shah Road Connector…
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    Motoring and the Garages

    New Town is now a certified Gold-rated Green City, as adjudged by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), an institution of CII.…
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    India’s First Motor Garage

    Pradeep Gooptu The saga of motor cars in India started more than a century ago. As a tribute to this age-old legacy,…
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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 invested all his life savings…
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    Kolkata’s Tyrst with Motor Racing

    Pradeep Gooptu The first automobile association in India which started in Calcutta in 1904, had multiple objectives including popularising the use of…
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    Growing Popularity of Cars

    Pradeep Gooptu By the turn of 20th Century a few cars had been imported to India but it was the tour of…
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    Car Humour in Print

    Pradeep Gooptu Ever since the first association of automobiles in the country was set up in Calcutta in 1904 to popularize motor…
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    Cars & Hunting

    Pradeep Gooptu One of the most memorable movies of all time was ‘Hatari’, a film on how animals were caught or handled…
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    City's First Bus Service

    Pradeep Gooptu The winter of 1905-06 saw a revolution on Indian roads; Calcutta witnessed the introduction of the first bus service in…
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    The first Car Club

    Pradeep Gooptu In November 1904, the Maidan was witness to a unique sight - an assembly of ten cars and four motorcycles…
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    THE FIRST CAR

    Pradeep Gooptu When did the first car arrive in India or for that matter come to Calcutta? There are varying accounts but…
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    Driving across continents

    Pradeep Gooptu In the early 19th century, bitten by the adventure bug, quite a few British men and women tried achieving the…
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    Bentley Continental GT Convertible Classy British Craftmanship

    Name: Bentley Continental GT V8 Variant: Convertible Engine Type: Petrol No. of Cylinders: 8 Max Power: 500 BHP Max Torque: 660NM Nearest…
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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 Nilay, its artefacts…
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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 De-Luxe Phaeton that till date has…
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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 follower of Lord…
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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: Petrol No. of Cylinders: 10 Max. Power: 550 BHP…
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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 restoring his grandfather's custom-built Stoewer. The dream came true…
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    Giving Shape to Dreams

    City based vintage and classic car restorer Sanjay Ghosh shares the experience of his most challenging restoration job – Hemant Kumar Ruia's…
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    The Grand Old Four-Wheeler

    Vintage and classic car connoisseur Shrivardhan Kanoria shares the tale of his most prized possession – 1906 Renault Freres in a free…
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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 Kumar, build customised cars and…
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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 1934 Mercedes Benz…
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