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2016 1:26 am Related News Book: Mercedes-Benz Winning!120 years on the world’s greatest race tracks& in India Author: Adil Jal Darukhanawala Publication: DJ Media Pages: 402 Price: Rs4500 Mercedes-Benz is the elder statesman of automobile marques with an unbroken production history going back to 1886 when Karl and Bertha Benz patented the world’s first petrol automobile the Motorwagen a three-wheeler which made no attempt to conceal its descent from the bicycle Darukhanawala reports in his superbly detailed book that the Motorwagen is back in production 130 years later — in Coimbatore GD Gopal Naidu’s Geedee Car Museum reverse engineered a model imported from Europe and now supplies Bentley Engineering with replicas for collectors Share This Article Related Article That’s just one of the surprises in this voluminous history of Mercedes-Benz which devotes about a quarter of its pages to the fortunes of the marque in India a surprisingly varied story Mercedes-Benz entered the market as the wheels of choice of royalty and the book devotes 15 spreads to the cream of the royal stables: Benzes from the garages of Maharaja Yashwantrao Holkar II Salar Jung III Maharaja Hari Singh Bahadur of Jammu and Kashmir the Nizam of Hyderabad the royal family of Gondal… the list is practically endless At the same time the Benz three-pointed star was a familiar demotic sight on Indian roads for decades thanks to the workhorse of the transport industry the bonneted truck With slatted wooden bodies fabricated in workshops all over the country and emblazoned with delightfully rustic artwork slogans and poetry the Mercedes truck dominated the transport sector until the Tata logo displaced it However it is back now thanks to a tie-up with the Tatas As the title suggests the first mover of the book is the thrill of racing About half the pages are littered with scads of archival photographs from tracks and rallies which are hardly ever seen today Racing was quite the rage at the turn of the century as the automobile sparked off the modern era which is marked by the ability to travel widely in personal transport Darukhanawala picks up the thread from the racing paddock at Dieppe and dusty roads in Bordeaux and traces the triumphs of Mercedes-Benz through the rise of the Grand Prix circuits in the mid-20th century displaying photographs from Silverstone Monza and Buenos Aires This isn’t just for the racing enthusiast though It is social history too There is a picture of Mercedes Jellinek — the daughter of the diplomat and technology evangelist Emil Jellinek after whom the marque is named —at the wheel of a 1906 Grand Prix rig The Daimler-Benz merger of 1926 is marked by superb promotional material from the period A few years later in 1935 we see Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels inspecting a W25 Grand Prix model Three years after as Germany armed and Europe inched closer to conflict a photo shows Hitler conversing with ace Mercedes-Benz driver Rudolf Caracciola about the record-breaking (and eerily scifi-styled) W125 On its cockpit fairing it wears the Nazi swastika Surprising archival images such as these and the detailed notes which go with with will prove to be the main draw of this book However the attentions of a professional editor would have made it a smoother read For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad | Published: January 20 2017 12:36 pm Tollywood actor Mahesh Babu (file photo) Related News Amid the ongoing protests in Tamil Nadu against the ban of bull taming sport Jallikattu Tollywood actor Mahesh Babu went vocal to appreciate the state’s battle in unity to protect its identity and culture “Proud to see such a statement of unity among Tamilians for something that they truly believe in Especially admire the way the students of Tamil Nadu have been standing up for the cause relentlessly fighting for their roots and culture Hope their voices are heard I support the spirit of Tamil Nadu #JusticeforJallikattu” the actor posted on Twitter on Thursday More from the world of Entertainment: Thousands of people are protesting the ban on the state’s popular sport Jallikattu since January 12 The move came after the Supreme Court upheld a ban on the sport striking down pleas ahead of Pongal The peaceful protest was also supported by film fraternity across states Other Tollywood stars including Rana Daggubati Ram Pothineni and Samantha Ruth Prabhu also took to social media applauding the way the protesters are handling the situation and also urged the government not to ignore the protest Kollywood celebrities have also joined the movement in various capacities Actors Sivakarthikeyan Raghava Lawrence RJ Balaji among others visited Marina Beach where thousands of people have been camping in protest over Jallikattu ban while a slew of other leading stars including Vijay Suriya Ajith Karthi and Keerthy Suresh have issued strong and emotional statements expressing solidarity with protesting youngsters Meanwhile Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said a draft ordinance seeking an amendment to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 has been sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs urging protesters to withdraw from Marina beach For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Aniruddha Ghosal | New Delhi | Updated: June 18 2017 6:08 am A waterlogged road near AIIMS during last year’s monsoon Archive Related News Following complaints from the East and North municipal bodies about the bad condition of PWD drains Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to the chief secretary asking him to initiate proceedings of “dereliction of duty” against Public Works Department secretary Ashwani Kumar Reacting to the letter Kumar told The Indian Express that he “had visited the drains even before the CM’s orders” and that “he was aware of the ground realities” The CM’s note to the chief secretary was written last Thursday after he received letters from mayors of both East and North MCDs “They (civic bodies) have given a list of PWD drains which are in very bad condition… Personally ensure that the PWD secretary visits all drains listed by East and North Delhi mayors by this Sunday and ensure their desilting” the letter said The directions also specified that “visits by juniors will not be accepted” In an order issued earlier this month Kejriwal had asked the PWD secretary to personally supervise the cleaning of drains in the capital before monsoon to ensure roads aren’t flooded “It is sad that he openly and brazenly violated the directions of the CM himself He refuses to step out his air-conditioned office even when the health of the entire population is at stake” the CM said Kejriwal said he was “told that barring accompanying the PWD minister and some petition Committee members he (Kumar) has not visited any drain” Kumar however said it was his “duty” to furnish the report of the drain clearing process “whether it is to the chief secretary the minister the CM or the L-G” “I welcome the scrutiny the more the scrutiny the better work will be… I know the facts of the matter I am ready to brief the CM…We know our job… Moreover if he has a solution he can tell me and the department” he said Last month Kumar had sought details of all drains that have been desilted and cleaned so far “Every official has to submit desilting plans for drains in their areas by June 15 If there is some delay due to any reason the report should be submitted by June 30” he had said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Cleveland | Updated: August 2 2017 10:07 am John Cena during his match against Shinsuke Nakamura (Source: WWE) Related News John Cena and Shinsuke Nakamura shook hands after their fight on SmackDown LIVE was over It was out of respect Both had their chances to win the contest 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