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Two wheeler Review ,TVS wego or Honda activa or Scooty Streak or Mahindra Duro


So my SCOOTER GURU had her exams , she was not available…Hmmm…..
Anyways I was in mode of searching for my perfect 2 wheeler…
So I compared three heavy duty scooters with best options and service and sales and price and features and technical specs….and the Styling…Didnt go for scooty…How does it matter 96 kgs or 110kg…both are equal for a non muscular person…. , ha ha ha , so better take a sturdy metal body and planted one …

They were Mahindra Duro , Honda Activa and the Brand new launched TVS Wego …..

Mahindra Duro was first to go off the list … need not even discuss the things … Not much impact on market over Honda…Whereas Wego has already started eating the share of Activa…

Styling :TVS the winner , modern and unisex design …Edgy…Sharp cuts…Activa horrible looks even the new refresh…But the most oldest and most selling in market…

Engine wise : Activa and TVS both are equally good.TVS Riding without a pillion, I felt that the scooter had a decent level of pickup and acceleration;

Body : Both Metal body…and heavy for that planted feeling on the road…

Wheels : TVS has bigger and alloy wheels of 12 ” and broader too than Activa or duro…That is 90/90-12…( this numbering, well you need to understand what it means..check on web..Its just I know)
Better manoeuvring ..

Balance : Definitely Wego , it has a Body balance Tech…Unlike Activa that wobbles with 2 riders.

Tyres : here Activa wins , it has the tuff-up tyres that is puncture resistance , where in case of puncture a chemical is released to stop the puncture there and then itself , not with Wego….

Price :Rates are same for Activa and Wego , but Wego is somewhat cheaper once we go for accessories , as Most of the accessories are free with Wego…

Sales : No wait for Wego where as Activa sales people are rude and xyz….

Service : Servicing is cheaper for TVS, supposedly…

Features : easy center stand , I love it in Wego…
other features : <o:p></o:p>

  • Easy Slide Stand<o:p></o:p>
  • 12 Inch alloy wheels<o:p></o:p>
  • Telescopic suspension in front<o:p></o:p>
  • LED tail lamp with optical glow<o:p></o:p>
  • Balancing features like Font-side center of gravity<o:p></o:p>
  • short turning radius

TVS doesn’t mention low noise engine remarkable characteristic in any of the ads of the Wego, the company seems to follow a policy of ‘Promise less, Deliver more’. it was really hard to compare it to my GURU’s Honda Activa I rode later that day simply because of the lack of engine noise.

The Verdict: The Wego is definitely an impressive machine; it’s got some really appealing looks especially in that White color( ofcourse which I bought), sporty handling, good ride comfort, lots of storage space, mileage, and best of all, refinement.It is one of the best in it 110CC class…

So I chose TVS WEGO….Here “WeGo“…………..Vroom ….Vrooom….

February 24, 2011 Posted by | Honda Activa, scooter, TVS Scooty, TVS Wego, two wheeler | 19 Comments

How to check Pure Silk Purity…


Hi Folks ,

Yesterday I went to Chickpet , Bangalore for Pure silk Saree…

I went to all big to small shops with Silk mark…

My experience was horrible for Kanjeevaram Pure Silk…

I was astonished to see that non of the shops had traditional Kanjeevaram…All had new designer sarees…..

When I started having a look at Kanjeevaram Sarees at any shop they showed in art silk/ashna silk…and called it 100% pure silk….When I asked them to do the litmus test that is take a thread from warp and weft and burn it to see it is pure silk or not … all the sarees failed fully or partially either weft was not real silk or warp was not real silk and all the shops serially I went thru and they apologized or before the test itself said sorry that will be mixed silk…Some didnt allow the test and said all the shops sell same things …(that is true) and hence ours is pure silk ……..

I was shocked…

Except for Rs 6000 and above they gave pure silk… that too some of them were again mixed or fake…

I remember 6 yrs back when I didnt know how to figure out pure silk..which I know by now …(Thanks to Silk Board Info to customers…)..They didnt cheat except for Cauvery(Mysore) Emporium…They gave me art silk…Goons.. They used different names like resham,art silk,ashna,simple silk, or they say it is starched and will become soft in sometime…to confuse customers..They also swear for the purity..They misuse their license of SILKMARK…BEWARE….

OK so I got 2 sarees…he checked them , but i felt them rough..or not smooth..it had a nylon – plastiky feel while touching…

I took them home , then I remembered I forgot to check the warp … and the warp was some cheap nylon mix..and I felt the saree horrible , I felt cheated for my 6000 bucks… I went back today and I showed him and he apologised and changed , Now I bought another pure silk saree not Kanjeevaram and I am happy with my pure silk…

BEWARE… KANJEEVARAM Lots of mixed OR fake silk is in circulation even in authentic places…Modern Textile engineers have created so many new fake varieties that until we do the litmus test …. we can be easily DUPED…

How to check pure silk….

http://www.silkmarkindia.com/faq.htm#Q6

Take a few threads from the warp and weft and burn them from their ends. When the thread stops burning, a very tiny ash ball might be left behind.Rub the ball in-between your fingers and smell the powdered ash. If it is pure silk, it will smell like burnt hair. Silk, wool, leather and hair all burn alike and form an ash ball. In case of artificial silk, the fibers will flare and burn out quickly there will be neither ash ball nor smell like burnt hair. This silk fabric test is sure to help you while buying silk fabric.

February 22, 2011 Posted by | culture, feminism, Indian women, silk, silk saree, Tradition | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

World Cup Cricket 2011 Printable Schedule and watch free live


The final fixtures of ICC Cricket World cup 2011 has been announced with India taking Bangladesh in the opening match. India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be the hosts with Mumbai hosting the final of the World cup. It seems ICC took lessons from 2007 world cup and has divided the teams in two groups so that big teams qualify.

Also view,

1) TV : Find a list of more TV channels

2) Live Internet espnstar.com/cwclive/williow.tv : USA, Skysports.com : UK and Ireland, Foxsports :Australia , Supersport.com : Africa.

3)Live  Mobile Phone: Vodafone will stream the matches of Cricket World cup on mobile phones in India via ESPN Star Sports coverage. 2G and 3G .

4)Live Cricket scores on Internet: cricinfo , the official World cup site by ICC, espnstar, cricketnirvana and a lot of other.

5) Highlights : ICC website or espnstar.

Group Division:

Group A: Group B
Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Canada, Kenya. India, South Africa, England, West Indies, Bangladesh, Ireland, Netherlands.
Match no.
Time
(local)
Date
Teams
Venue
1
14:30
19 Feb
India vs Bangladesh
Dhaka
2
09:30
20 Feb
New Zealand vs Kenya
Chennai
3
14:30
20 Feb
Sri Lanka vs Canada
Hambantota
4
14:30
21 Feb
Australia vs Zimbabwe
Ahmedabad
5
14:30
22 Feb
England vs Netherlands
Nagpur
6
14:30
23 Feb
Pakistan vs Kenya
Hambantota
7
14:30
24 Feb
South Africa vs West Indies
New Delhi
8
09:30
25 Feb
Australia vs New Zealand
Nagpur
9
14:30
25 Feb
Bangladesh vs Ireland
Dhaka
10
14:30
26 Feb
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan
Colombo
11
14:30
27 Feb
India vs England
Kolkata
12
09:30
28 Feb
West Indies vs Netherlands
New Delhi
13
14:30
28 Feb
Zimbabwe vs Canada
Nagpur
14
14:30
1 Mar
Sri Lanka vs Kenya
Colombo
15
14:30
2 Mar
England vs Ireland
Bangalore
16
14:30
3 Mar
South Africa vs Netherlands
Mohali
17
14:30
3 Mar
Pakistan vs Canada
Colombo
18
09:30
4 Mar
New Zealand vs Zimbabwe
Ahmedabad
19
14:30
4 Mar
Bangladesh vs West Indies
Dhaka
20
14:30
5 Mar
Sri Lanka vs Australia
Colombo
21
09:30
6 Mar
India vs Ireland
Bangalore
22
14:30
6 Mar
England vs South Africa
Chennai
23
14:30
7 Mar
Kenya vs Canada
New Delhi
24
14:30
8 Mar
Pakistan vs New Zealand
Pallekelle
25
14:30
9 Mar
India vs Netherlands
New Delhi
26
14:30
10 Mar
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe
Pallekelle
27
09:30
11 Mar
West Indies vs Ireland
Mohali
28
14:30
11 Mar
Bangladesh vs England
Chittagong
29
14:30
12 Mar
India vs South Africa
Nagpur
30
09:30
13 Mar
New Zealand vs Canada
Mumbai
31
14:30
13 Mar
Australia vs Kenya
Bangalore
32
09:30
14 Mar
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe
Pallekelle
33
14:30
14 Mar
Bangladesh vs Netherlands
Chittagong
34
14:30
15 Mar
South Africa vs Ireland
Kolkata
35
14:30
16 Mar
Australia vs Canada
Bangalore
36
14:30
17 Mar
England vs West Indies
Chennai
37
09:30
18 Mar
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand
Mumbai
38
14:30
18 Mar
Ireland vs Netherlands
Kolkata
39
09:30
19 Mar
Australia vs Pakistan
Colombo
40
14:30
19 Mar
Bangladesh vs South Africa
Dhaka
41
09:30
20 Mar
Zimbabwe vs Kenya
Kolkata
42
14:30
20 Mar
India vs West Indies
Chennai
43
14:30
23 Mar
First Quarterfinal
Dhaka
44
14:30
24 Mar
Second Quarterfinal
Colombo
45
14:30
25 Mar
Third Quarterfinal
Dhaka
46
14:30
26 Mar
Fourth Quarterfinal
Ahmedabad
47
14:30
29 Mar
First Semifinal
Colombo
48
14:30
30 Mar
Second Semifinal
Mohali
49
14:30
02 Apr
FINAL
Mumbai

February 18, 2011 Posted by | cricket world cup 2011, sports | , , , | Leave a comment

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