Shrawan Raja- Managing Editor
My name is Shrawan (a.k.a. Jaz), I’m the so called ‘Managing editor’ of this blog. Indian Autos Blog commenced as a place where myself and the other two blokes could talk about cars and bikes that we see around us, after being succumbed to their looks and sounds, way back when we were kids.
We had 3 readers in the beginning, myself and the other two chaps that is, but today things are a bit different.
Indian Autos Blog has close to 100,000 140,000 175,000 200,000 500,000 visitors roaming around its pages and posts with thirst every month. We’re an Alexa top 30,000 blog. We’re hooked to blogging, and as evident as it may seem, we can’t stay away from the computer for very long. We might be affected by a disease, under the spell of some nasty hormones, but we don’t care. We’ll do this as long as our passion and eyesight stay with us.
I was introduced to blogging by a friend in Romania named Vlad Balan, who authors successful blogs. He gave me an opportunity to take in charge of garagelibrary.com, where I wrote with the technical skills attained in my tenure as a trainee at a local workshop, where I still go when not blogging.
Subsequently, I moved to benzinsider.com, purely out of the love I have for Mercs. My dream car might be the BMW 7 Series, but the S-Class staggers me equally.
In July 2008, I decided that it was time to help out Indians in knowing what was happening to our cars abroad. In my agenda were also foreigners, who wanted to know the Indian automotive scene, as it has gained a wide reputation for being the most interesting market in the world.
My favorite car is the Tata Nano. It has placed India on the global auto industry map and invited a lot of attention towards India and Indian engineering. The Nano has substantiated one thing- Any thing is possible if you put your mind and act together. It’s something we Indians need to be proud of.
Now that you’ve learned about me, its time you know a little about the people who work with me everyday on IndianAutosBlog.com.
Anjan Ravi – Deputy Editor
My name is Anjan and needless to say, I’ll argue with you to prove that I’m the biggest automobile enthusiast! My affair with four wheels began way back, about 21 years ago when I was living in Singapore. Ever since then, I can relate all my ‘important life firsts’ to cars. The first book I ever read was World Car Guide. The first cartoon I ever saw was Speed Buggy. And like most of you, the first thing I did when I turned 18 was to get my driver’s license.
People usually ask me about the best car I’ve ever driven. And I say its my good ol’ SX4. No, it really is. And another thing you should know about me is that I’m a Lamborghini person. Maybe it’s the history of the company, maybe it’s the way those cars are perceived to be, but my dream garage will have a Lambo for sure.
If I were to get one from the past, it has to be the Aston Martin DB5 in a good silver color! (Think James Bond.)
What am I doing right now? Well, I’m fantasizing about the day I get to drive my Mercedes CLA. It’s a beautiful car. Lets not argue about that!
Stay tuned to IndianAutosBlog.com !
Shoeb R Kalania – Digital Manipulator
My name is Shoeb R Kalania. Friends know me as “SRK”
I am here because of the same reason you are here i.e. “Passion for Automobiles.” I wouldn’t be here if it were not for that.
My work here is to make Adobe Photoshop-generated renderings of future cars that are going to hit the Indian and global market. I always had interest in automobile design and IAB provides me a platform to showcase my talent to international and local audience.
I am an Automobile engineer from a college near Mumbai. In the future, I plan to launch my line of body-kits in the Indian market.
Gaurav Malik – Delhi State Representative
My name’s Gaurav Malik. Fond of traveling, photography, adventure sports, working with Shrawan and anything related to automobiles. I graduated with a degree in literature from the prestigious Delhi University. From cars to bikes and tractors to camels, nothing is less fun than the other to me. Being committed to this blog now, I will promise to deliver as much as possible.
To capsule it, I believe and believe only in following my dreams.
Karthik Balaji – Additional Editor, International Affairs
Hi readers! Ships or Cars, machines do tingle a mad adrenaline rush when you’re in control of one. My rush started way back in class 6 thanks to the splitscreen NFS II.
Since then, I’ve been an ardent fan of cars and Need for speed alike. Admitted that I do not speak the auto language, I do admire a car for what it stands for (and doesn’t). And when you’re so close to the major auto hub of the world, You cannot stop gawking at the high end cars with their ferocious rumbles. You wish to seek and experience how they would feel in your hands, even if it means to test out the beasts in video games. But you’ve to admit nothing beats driving around on a road, cruising or racing.