It Leaks, It’s Analog, and I Love It

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The letters arrived in my dorm mailbox every Thursday. I’d unlock the little door, fish out my mail, and thumb through the letters. Dad’s familiar, copperplate cursive always stood out. He penned each letter with his trusty Parker fountain pens. No one writes like Abraham Lincoln anymore. Each letter contained news from home, Wall Street Journal clippings, and forty bucks in cash. The money often found its way to beer pubs and pizza joints. But those letters, in my father’s old school hand, found their way into my heart. Each one reflected his thoughts, advice, news, and most of all, love. A thing of beauty My love affair with fountain pens traces back to evenings on my father’s knee. As a young boy, I liked watching my Dad write on…
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Datsun GO+ Review & Performance

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Datsun GO+ Overview Nissan revived the Datsun brand after a huge time period and launched the GO entry-level hatchback in India. Unfortunately, the GO did not sell as well as anticipated in the market and recently the vehicle received a lot of flak for performing terribly in the NCAP crash test. Datsun has also developed an MPV based on the GO and with the recent climb in sales that MPVs are witnessing, Datsun seems to be quite optimistic that it will be able to gain decent sales with the GO+. But, the Datsun GO+ competes with some products that have the backing of manufacturers with a huge service network. So how does the GO+ perform? Does it have what it takes to capture the market? A nice drive through Rishikesh,…
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Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Review

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Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Overview Up until a few years ago, when you would think Maruti Suzuki, chances are that a hatchback would come to mind. Something, that clearly stresses a lot on fuel efficiency and tries to be as cost efficient as possible. Clearly, that formula has worked wonders and the company has been unbeatable in the hatchback segment in the country. So, it was time to look at the higher segment – Sedan. It started with the Maruti Suzuki SX4 and the company, in that segment, is currently represented by the Ciaz. Interestingly, the Ciaz also has a clever hybrid system variant that promises to deliver fuel efficiency unlike any other offering in the segment, making it probably one of the best value for money sedan in the country.…
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