Discussion in 'Hangout' started by nk4FIAT, Feb 7, 2011.
I've been listening to this song for the past 4 hours.
@Gurjinder : Thanks for the link. Since Fiat is heavy VIM helps it to get better torque at lower rpm. Here is another link http://www.autozine.org/technical_school/engine/tech_engine_2.htm
I am just curios to know how many cars in India use this now days. It is given in the link that Ford Duratec 2.5 and 3.0 V6 uses VIM. What about the 1.6Duratec ?
Check out above link. Zigwheels photogallery for MSIL A-star. Requesting you all to check 2nd photo in that slideshow and pass on comments on that photo. Enjoy.
SIAM revealed new car classification. Have a look.
Feeling on a high today.
The Indian cricket team got what they deserved in England.
Bunch of over hyped paper tigers.
Disclaimer- I am an ardent critic of Cricket and firmly believe that it is the root cause for the failure of other sports in India, most noticeably hockey and football.
^^^ Hohoho! Gurjinder 22ji, we are riding the same boat. I HATE cricket and anything to do with it. Huh! World champs when 4 countries from the sub-continent play it with any seriousness. I'll tell this to all cricket lovers. You should have seen the spectator response to the CWG games last year. Pretty much all disciplines were sold out. I myself attended many of them and the spectator behaviour was impeccable. Imagine a full stadium cheering our hockey team throughout the game even when they were being thrashed by the Aussies 8-0. Few hundred still remained in the stadium for a full two hours to witness the medal ceremony (which we heard was delayed to avoid any issues with spectators) and still cheered the team on a lap of honour for their show in the games.
So its not like there is no public support for other sports. This country can never be a real sporting nation till the time we keep fooling ourselves with glorifying our standing in cricket. Who plays it seriously man?
cricket is not more gentlemen sport in india but a gambling.
Gentlemen sport, Haha!
Lets talk about sports for real men. Football, Motor racing anyone? My apologies to all woman folk who are reading this - not for one moment am I suggesting that women are any inferior at sports than men. Just that I can't stand cricket.
Parents will allow their child to enroll in a cricket academy real easy , but would think 100 times if the child says he/she wants to go in a football/hockey academy. Because "there is no future in football/hockey".
It is a vicious circle. Catch 22. Youngsters are not enrolling in these sports like they should and as a result the game is stagnating. Since the game is stagnating , not many see it as a viable option. The circle continues over and over.
Tennis/squash are something different because they are "elite" and it sounds good that a child is playing lawn tennis / squash.
And then there is the money. We all know the amount pumped into cricket. And the amount that goes into other sports.
We should sit up and salute sportspersons like Vijendra Singh, Sushil Kumar, Saina Nehwal, Ronjan Sodhi, Ashish Kumar and the like. They are the real world class people.
Not these "men in blue " with beer bellies who made a huge hue and cry when they won a "WORLD" cup which was fought between 4 countries.
P.S. India have yet again failed to qualify for the Football World Cup. India has never qualified for the World Cup. How many of us even knew that? Yet there would be plenty who know what size trousers MS Dhoni wears. That's the difference.
Just loved what I read nkapoor mentioned above. I thought only I think this way in the cricket crazy country of ours.
My elder brother has played for Indian soccer team and is a soccer coach today and there is a lot that Indian sports needs to do to bring real cheer to the starved junta that is clinging onto false hopes from the cricket gods.
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