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Videos of Off-Roading over the Years

January 18, 2013 2 comments

Hey Guys,

Its already a bit late by nevertheless its never too to share greetings ‘Wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous new year’. I’ve been guilty of being lazy, infact quite lazy with updating this blog so here I am starting this year with sharing some videos of off-roading.

This first video is my decent from Rohtang Pass. This was taken in Sept’12 on my drive from Kaza to Manali. As can be seen from the video, its nothing short of being termed as off-road gauging from the terrain, the slush, etc.

Descending the Rohtang Pass through the infamous Rani Nalha on 13thSept2012

For best quality, after you hit Play, click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right, and choose 720HD.

I started Off-Roading way back in December 2008. Infact I shared this in my 1st blog post

Harjeev’s M&M MM550 XD 4×4- The making of an Off-Roader

 

IMG_7938Since that time I must have taken hundreds infact thousands of pictures through the years. Most of these pictures are on my hard drive, just sitting there. So I thought, what would it be like to share these with everyone. However the problem was that no one in the world has neither the time nor the patience to sit and see 6500 pictures, atleast I don’t. So getting the clue from time-lapse branch of photography, I started to experiment on converting these images into a short video.

Some details of the enclosed video

  • 6258 Total number of pictures
  • Used Lightroom to merge the images together
  • Frame Rate per Sec(FPS) 10
  • Length of the video 10:26Mins (6258 Images @ 10fps= 626sec or 10 mins & 25.8 sec
  • Music from Youtube Voyage- Sorena2009- Instrumental
  • The video in HD of 720p. So please change the quality from the menu in Youtube

The resultant video looks a bit fast however this is my first experiment with combining images together. Will be uploading more videos in future with lower frame rate and shorter length of 2-3mins each.

Off-Roading over the years

For best quality, after you hit Play, click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right, and choose 720HD.

The following is a short video taken on 12th of Jan’2013. This again is a set images and compiled @ 3.33 FPS. For best quality, after you hit Play, click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right, and choose 720HD.

 

This last video was taken on 10th Dec 2011

For best quality, after you hit Play, click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right, and choose 720HD.

Some Off-Roading Videos from past OTR’s

March 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Some off-roading videos from past OTR’s

Curtsey Rahul Roy

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Gypsy at the climb, Tijara, Rajasthan

 

CJ3B negotiates the rut. DND, Noida, Delhi

Harjeev crosses the slush and makes it look easy

 

 

Harjeev takes the fodder for buffalo

Down the incline

http://www.4wd4all.com/forums/showthread.php?399-17-November-2010-OTR-near-DND-Happy-Eid&p=2891#post2891

 

 

Trying to get the CJ3B out of the rut

http://www.4wd4all.com/forums/showthread.php?399-17-November-2010-OTR-near-DND-Happy-Eid&p=2897#post2897

 

 

 

CJ3B on the incline after the Gypy

 

Another video of Slush crossing

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Slush Fest: NIOC OTR at DND 17th Nov 2010 – Part II

December 7, 2010 1 comment

I am really sorry for delay in posting the second part of the pics and videos. So without further delay heres the second and final set of pictures and videos for that day events.

 

So after negotiating the water on one side of the embankment we headed to the other side of the trail and we could see lots of water and it looked very inviting.

I having completed water crossing on one side, maybe got a little over confident and well… l

DND 101 CJ3B Stuck

 

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Slush Fest: NIOC OTR at DND 17th Nov 2010 – Part I

November 26, 2010 Leave a comment

As the 17th of November 2010 was a holiday due to Id, so some of us from the NIOC gang thought lets get together and go for some off-roading. Having heard lots about the river bank around the DND Expressway (Delhi-Noida-Delhi Expressway) but never been at this track, this place was chosen for the the days excursion. 

Being a holiday we guys took it easy and started the OTR around 11am ish.

 OTR 2010  November 17 DND8

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4guna4 – The Man Made Trail

November 1, 2010 3 comments

From the Nature Trail we made our way back to the Leisure Valley Grounds for the IInd part of the event. The Man Made Challenges.

This part consisted of several challenges like rock boulders, Inclines, mud pits, articulation challenge, etc.

Again as at the Nature Trail, the objective here too was simple

To complete the various challenges in the least possible time with the least amount of penalties.  There were track marshals or officials posted at the start of the challenge and the end of the challenge and if the obstacle was long couple of marshals were in the middle of the challenge. The co-driver had the option of either sitting inside the vehicle or guide his driver from outside. However if the co-driver/ navigator decided to sit inside the vehicle, they were not allowed to exit the vehicle before the challenge was complete.

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Our famous SLS (Sardar Laxman Singh) in his jeep.

4guna4 - Man made Trail

 

As can be easily seen from the above set of pictures this challenge was not an easy one. This can further be seen from the attached video

 

 

In the following video it is Rahul Roy in his Force Gurkha  at the articulation challenge and then at the log challenge. 

In the following video its Ashish Bhatia in his trusted BUSHRANGER at the articulation challenge

The event was not fun and games for just the off-roaders. The kids and other participants were seen having a good time too. In the following picture while some can be seen talking serious business and other can be seen having a good time at the rope walk. Kids at the same time decided to have a good time of their own and decided to get the best seat in the house.

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There was this one challenge, I think the camel’s back. While all other vehicles cleared it easily. This one vehicle a Suzuki Grand Vitara beached at the top of the obstacle. Being a novice I am not sure whether this was because of the low ground clearance as the vehicle was prepped up for Extreme Rallying. Here’s a picture

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Here are some videos of a Gypsy at the Camels Back and the NISSAN PATROL at another

Then there was this one challenge ‘The ROCK or BOULDER SECTION’. On the face of it, the challenge looked really difficult. But if properly negotiated, it wasn’t as difficult at it was appearing in person

Then again doing the challenge, is one thing, but ROCKING THE ROCK CHALLENGE IS ANOTHER.

This is demonstrated by our own BOBBIE BHOGAL

 

Another obstacle, I am not sure of the exact name, there was this huge pit and the trick was to come nose down and then attempt to come out from the other side.

I am not able to explain it in detail. Let the following pictures and videos do the talking

The following pictures are of Rahul Roy in his Gurkha and Ashish Bhatia in his Bushranger

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The difficulty of of the challenge is not as evident in the above pictures but the videos are more explanatory

 

Then comes our own Mr.Bobbie Bhogal, in his home grown, Mayapuri marka jeep. I am not sure what vehicle this is and called by many as a JUGAAD. But I’d say that if a JUGAAD can accomplish this and makes it seem as a cake walk, Ill settle for a JUGAAD anyday.

Jokes aside, I totally agree that its not just the vehicle but the person sitting behind the wheel that makes a difference.

 

Now there was this one particular obstacle that was initially scrapped due to the difficulty level. But the off-roaders are a different breed all-together. Give them a challenge and utter these magic words.  THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE & CAN’T BE DONE, and watch the fun.

Then come BOBBIE in his mayapuri marka  mix and match JUGAAD Jeep or I should say that by this time the nickname UNSTOPPABLE BHOGAL is more appropriate

well… just watch the video

But again Bobbie wasn’t the only one. In the following pictures and video Madan ji can be seen in his 4000cc 6 cylinder petrol powered NISSAN Jonga and he too does the obstacle with ease

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The following are some pictures of Keshav Malik in his MM550

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Siddharth Singh Rathore from Jaipur in is Diesel powered SWB Jeep  CJ

 

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And finally last but not the least, THE UNSTOPPABLE BHOGAL giving another try at the same obstacle but from a different approach and the results… well does he do it???

See the video

 

Some Random pictures from the event

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4guna4 Stitch A

Results & Prize Distribution

With the above picture the event came to a close and we decided to bid good byes to everyone and head home. I started to hunt for Ashish Bhatia, my co-driver so that we could move out. but in the meantime I get a call from Ashish himself.

He say “kahan par hai, jildi aajaa, near the podium”

Where are you, come fast near the podium..

Just wondering what the big issue was, I headed near the podium and Bhatia Saab had a big grin on his face and hugged me and said, “We came IInd in the extreme category”. I couldn’t believe my ears and was like “WHAT!!!” It can’t be, but it was true. Saw the results for myself

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I was over joyed and simply spell bound. I had no words to express my excitement. But all in all, it was a wonderful event and I enjoyed it to the last moment.

 

So finally, I finish the photologue of the event with the following prize distribution pictures.

XTREME IInd Runner’s Up

Rahul Roy & Anu Roy

Prize Distribution

XTREME 1st Runner’s Up

Ashish Bhatia & Harjeev Chadha

Prize Distribution1

XTREME 1ST

Bobbie The Unstoppable Bhogal & Shammi Chadha

Prize Distribution2

SUV

1st Sunny Sidhu/ Rohit Micheal

2nd Gaurav Bharadwaj & Rishi Kapoor

3rd Harjeet Grewal & Harjot Singh

Prize Distribution4

Final Parting Shots

Prize Distribution3

 

Thanks and cheers

Harjeev Singh Chadha

Is it Hindustan or Hindoostan, you decide…

September 28, 2010 Leave a comment

A request to everyone who share their ancestral origin not from India but Hindustan or I should say Hindoostan, as this is what it was called way back in 1831,

please see the enclosed video clip…

 

 Credit for the video goes to TheVinayKumarSingh 

 

After viewing the above clip I did a small search and came across the following picture of Hindoostan


Hindustan Hindoostan map 1831

Hindustan map, 1831

Photo sourced from wikipedia and provided by Anthony Finley from the David Rumsey Collection of Historic Maps (as on 28th September 2010)

For a bigger version of the picture please visit Hindoostan Map

Also on Wikipedia I came across the following write-up

Credit for the following again goes to Wikipedia.org

“Hindustan (Hindi: हिन्दुस्तान, Urdu: ہندوستان, both Hindustān [ɦɪndʊˈstaːn]) "Land of River Sindhu (Indus)", is one of the popular names of South Asia. Though the meaning of Hindustan has evolved over the years, after the partition of India it primarily refers to the Republic of India.”

&

“Hindustan is derived from the Persian word Hindu, which is itself is derived from Sindhu, the original Sanskrit name of Indus River. Sindhu is a river in Sanskrit, in Persian it becomes Hindu.[2] This together with a popular suffix -stān (Sanskrit `Sthānam’, Old Persian ‘sthāna’, meaning place) [3][4] gave birth to the word Hindustan, which was rendered as Hindustan.[5] In modern Persian, either Hind or Hindustan may be used to refer to India.”

More info can be found by visiting this link here

Toyota Landcruiser 80series Off-Road Video

September 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Video clip from Youtube

Hey guys,

From time to time I would share various video clips.

The following video link was posted by a friend, Yogesh Makhija, Ym-enjn on Team-bhp.com

Enjoy

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