Meerut Times…

If you want to see how badly a car can be wrecked, you have to check out Meerut’s automobile chor bazaar. Vehicles stolen from all sorts of places land up in Meerut, and within hours are summarily savaged by expert handlers, till anything that remains of the car is simply not worth mentioning. The Colonel told me that when he did his B.E. in Roorkee in 1971, whenever a car or a bike was stolen, the poor owner would take the first bus to the Meerut auto bazaar in the faint hope that he wouldn’t find the remains of his car there. If he didn’t, he would thank his stars and get his hireling to keep a watch outside the bazaar for a couple of days, to make sure that he got to the car before the car got to Meerut. 🙂

Apparently, it’s not so bad now. But I have been around the auto bazaar a few times now, and I must tell you, I haven’t ever seen such badly mutiliated cars. One of these days, I will try and photograph some of the gems.

And I have to say this – Unbelievable as it seems, the Delhi edition of Times of India is actually better than Hindustan Times.

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Posted on May 20, 2005, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. All your friends’ list is waiting for the photos, I assure you!
    :>

  2. Good to see u back on LJ. Have been reading your posts for some time now. Find that I agree with you on quite a few concerns and quite enjoy your economic annotations.

  3. Good to see u back on LJ. Have been reading your posts for some time now. Find that I agree with you on quite a few concerns and quite enjoy your economic annotations. And am definetely looking forward to see the photographs.

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