Hi Rajan, what i meant was. I did some research and found that hand brake only engages the rear drum brake. when we use the brake pedal it mostly used the front disk brakes. So was just wondering why the disk brake gave up. Anyways another two incidents happened after this(without hand brake of-course). brake gave up again. Also everytime this happens the car is almost at stop and just in 1st gear and brake wouldn't kick in the first time and if i press again it just kics in. I was paranoid and went to the service station. Did some research only. Service guy suggested to replace the brakepad and front diskcs as they were alsmost end of life. (i'd say it'd have still come for about 10k). Anyways i didn't want to take any chance. replaced the front disk/brake, Did the brake bleeding(service guy said its not required but i insisted as i suspected air in brake like(online research info) and changed brake oil. Service guy checked the rear brakes and said its alright and did some maintenance work (like putting some anti rust spray). Changed the front headlamps. Wanted to put a new wheel cap for one of the wheel(300 bucks). Total bill came up to INR 9100. - - - Merged Post - - - Hi Varin, I didn't get any burning smell. And the funny thing is I felt some resistance but when i drove with hand brake on i had loaded 4 people in car. When i felt the resistance i thought since there were 4 people thats it was just slow pick up( i thought this is what people meant by turbo lag). Incident happened when only my friend was beside me but for some reason i thought its just the way the car is. this is my first time driving you see and i couldn't tell the difference. And just another thing. i FEEL car's first gear is irritating( i don't if its the same with every other car as i have not drivie any other. forget about my training i ididn't know wheter i was controller the car or my coach). You can just move the car for about 10 metres with 1st gear. Imagine you have to move about 20 meters in busy traffice. Do you guys move the first 10 metrs in first gear and then switch to second after that and come back to 1st for the stop. Please advise.