Armed with fresh GK about Iran, Bijoy is as excited as a schoolboy on a picnic as he completes a quarter of a century in the automotive industry
ALRIGHT I WANT TO TELL YOU A LOT OF stuff and I have just one page. To begin with I am all excited to pack my bags and hit the road. And it is going to be virgin territory for me – never been to Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia! I landed in Tehran once when the aircraft I was flying in developed an engine snag but otherwise all new territory for me indeed. So, I am busy googling cities that the India Russia Friendship Motor Rally 2018 will connect and boy, am I excited. So, what did I learn?
Bandar Abbas has nothing to do with monkeys or a Swedish pop band from the eighties, Shiraz is not exactly wine country, Persepolis is not a board game, Lankaran has no relation to Ravana, Makhachkala is not a peanut snack, Astrakhan has nothing to do with Opels and Voronezh is not a character from Archies.
Really, I am miffed at the fact that I know so little about this part of the world… but hey some 13 days to go and I will do some more intense googling.
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