Before I talk about the Tata Aria and my experience of 100,000 KM journey with it, it would be necessary to go back in time and rewind to discuss how I arrived at this mean machine.
Earlier, I drove Tata Safari, about 120,000 KMs. Let us not try to look for any reasons into my fascination with Tata. To put it simple and straight - even today, I am a big fan of Tata Safari.
Moreover, with a large family of Five to drive along, it turned out to be more of a necessity than anything else. Two very significant members of our family needed fairly large space. Zara & Marshal - the wonderful lovely couple of German Shepherd. They both loved being driven around and would jump onto the boot as soon as the rear door is opened; and Zara, would refuse to come out as she wouldn't like to be left behind.
Furthermore, being a family of ‘Nature and Wildlife’ enthusiasts, any opportunity of a small get-away and we prefer to look for an off-road destination.
Screenshot credit: Dr. Gaurav Pradhan AWOL = Absent Without Official Leave.
The Wikipedia page has since been updated to "delete" AWOL and insert the adjective “Prominent” before Journalist, by none other than the "Half-Colonel-Turned-Journo" himself, as per the latest screenshot below:
This little introduction was needed just to establish & understand the true profile of Half-Colonel-Turned-Journo : Ajai Shukla.
We will be discussing the “expert opinions” of Ajai Shukla, published on two different media platforms as follows: Why the Pathankot op has gone on for so long
Rediff.com Dated 5th Jan. Inept handling by the National Security Advisor transformed what
should have been a short counter-terrorist operation in Pathankot into
an apparent debacle, argues Ajai Shukla.
AND Ajai Shukla: Between Mr Doval and the deep blue sea
Business Standard Dated 4th Jan. Inept handling has transformed what should have been a short counter-terrorist operation in Pathankot i…
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