Friday, January 13, 2006

Walking, walking.

It has been a rather hectic three days at the Auto Expo running from one press conference to another. Unlike many other news organisations, which have sent two, three and in the case of TV-18 ten plus reporters (And I'm not counting the auto magazines which have their entire staff here - strange considering that all the major auto magazines are Bombay based) it has been very hectic. What makes life even worse is the fact that the weather is funny, it actually gets rather hot in the day, especially if you end up walking a good four-five km every day. But then again, I'm not lugging heavy camera equipment with me all the time.
If you are considering visiting the eight edition of the Auto Expo at Pragati Maidan over the weekend - don't. There will be a mass of humanity, and with over 15 million people in the capital, even if 5 per cent of the population ends up at Pragati Maidan, like they invariably tend to do, it is going to be pretty close to hell. Most of the cars will be cordoned off, unless you want to see the Swift line-up in the Maruti hall. In fact, the bikes at the Yamaha and Suzuki stands are far coller than any of the cars on display. Unless you want to see the highly modified machines made by third party companies, but the Yamaha Rideliner is really the star of the show for me.
I also got to use the 'Blue Line' on the Delhi Metro, which I think is cooler than the Auto Expo.

4 comments:

Shivangi said...

Metro is way too cool...

satyapadam said...

other than tata/fiat and maybe FADA, none of the other press conferences made any sense or had any value.

did you ntice the increase in the number of design outfits though?

Shankari said...

boo-hoo! Haven't been on the metro yet. Maybe I should dump the officious review meeting t'row for which I fly into Delhi and just speng the day zipping around, exploring a new landscape!:p

BTW, the word verification code seems to be affirming my plan w/ s.thing very 'yusii'!

thalassa_mikra said...

This sounds like so much fun! Damn, I missed the LA Auto Show this year.