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Farewell Hindustan Ambassador

Written by Rezwan On 3 June 2014 @ 8:06 am | No Comments

In Arts & Culture, Citizen Media, English, History, India, Quick Reads, South Asia, Travel

A yellow Hindustan  ambassador taxi at Kolkata Road. Image by D Chakraborty. Copyright Demotix (27/5/2014) [1]

A yellow Hindustan ambassador taxi at Kolkata Road. Image by D Chakraborty. Copyright Demotix (27/5/2014)

Hindustan Motors has recently suspended production [2] of India's iconic Hindustan Ambassador car [3] which was first rolled out in 1958. Soumyadip Choudhury at Cutting The Chai [4] posts a tribute to the classic car creating an unofficial (and animated) Google doodle [5]. The car still remains popular with taxi drivers, some politicians and tourists.


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[1] Image: http://www.demotix.com/photo/4861211/ambassador-car-manufactorer-ends-production-after-seven-decades

[2] suspended production: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/hindustan-motors-suspends-production-of-indias-once-iconic-ambassador-car/474245-25-162.html

[3] Hindustan Ambassador car: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindustan_Ambassador

[4] Cutting The Chai: http://globalvoicesonline.orgwww.cuttingthechai.com/2014/05/6797/adieu-hindustan-ambassador-unofficial-animated-google-doodle/

[5] an unofficial (and animated) Google doodle: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32138389/images/ambassador-unofficial-google-doodle-140530.gif

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