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.
Shakti Budhiraja – Part-time contributor
Shakti Budhiraja, that’s what people call me. A German Language Expert and MBA in Finance. About my love for cars, the first word I uttered to my parents was Caaaarrr.., then they have been part of my soul from even before my birth. I Eat, drink and Sleep with anything on wheels.
I started driving when I could make my legs reach the Pedals of my father’s Maruti 800, since then the wheels haven’t stopped. As a Kid, I also grew up with same wish like all Indians, start with the “M” (Maruti) and reach to “M” (Mercedes).
Presently I drive a Chevrolet Optra Magnum and I’m loving every minute of it
Beauties I would love to have in my Garage: Mustang GT 350, Golf GTI, Audi Q7 & the Soon to be launched in India, VW Polo in Red Colour with 1.2 TSI & DSG gearbox.
Harish Kumar – Editor, International affairs/Americas region
Hi readers, I’m engineering graduate fortunate enough to have poked his finger deep into anything (and everything) even remotely associated with cars and driving. Currently pursuing a masters in automotive engineering in the US of A to get into the industry and ensure manufacturers make more driver’s cars. His current favorite? Should be the Subaru BRZ.
Dream job? Anything that involves lots of driving (driving a taxi too but only if it were a ‘ring taxi) and definitely host a global automotive program!