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India Wealth and Scooters

India Wealth and Scooters

India TV News Desk [ Published on: March 15, 2010 0:00 IST ]
  • In this Feb. 18, 2010 photo, Prem Kalra, 72, looks on with his old Bajaj super scooter, as a motorcyclist moves past in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist power house.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    In this Feb. 18, 2010 photo, Prem Kalra, 72, looks on with his old Bajaj super scooter, as a motorcyclist moves past in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist power house.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, a motorcyclist rides past an old Bajaj scooter in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist power house.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, a motorcyclist rides past an old Bajaj scooter in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist power house.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, people get their scooters repaired from a shop as a an old Bajaj scooter stands, in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist power house.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, people get their scooters repaired from a shop as a an old Bajaj scooter stands, in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist power house.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

  • In this March 3, 2010 photo, Pronob Biswas and his family ride on his Bajaj Scooter, in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist power house.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    In this March 3, 2010 photo, Pronob Biswas and his family ride on his Bajaj Scooter, in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist power house.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, Bajaj scooters which were used in delivery services are seen in a makeshift godown at a house in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist power house.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, Bajaj scooters which were used in delivery services are seen in a makeshift godown at a house in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist power house.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

  • In this March 3, 2010 photo, Pronob Biswas fixes his hair in the mirror of his Bajaj scooter, after arriving at his friends place with his family, in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist power house. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    In this March 3, 2010 photo, Pronob Biswas fixes his hair in the mirror of his Bajaj scooter, after arriving at his friends place with his family, in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist power house. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, a second hand scooter dealer Neeraj Marwah fixes a bulb at his makeshift godown for Bajaj scooters, in a house in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist powerhouse.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, a second hand scooter dealer Neeraj Marwah fixes a bulb at his makeshift godown for Bajaj scooters, in a house in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist powerhouse.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, second hand scooter dealers Gulshan Marwah, left, with his son Neeraj Marwah are shown at their shop in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist powerhouse.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, second hand scooter dealers Gulshan Marwah, left, with his son Neeraj Marwah are shown at their shop in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist powerhouse.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, an elderly person takes his Bajaj scooter after getting it repaired by a roadside mechanic in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist powerhouse. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, an elderly person takes his Bajaj scooter after getting it repaired by a roadside mechanic in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist powerhouse. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, Bant Singh, 62, a Bajaj Scooter mechanic for the last 40 years, poses for a photograph on his Bajaj scooter at his roadside shop in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist powerhouse.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, Bant Singh, 62, a Bajaj Scooter mechanic for the last 40 years, poses for a photograph on his Bajaj scooter at his roadside shop in New Delhi, India. Once there was the waiting list to buy Bajaj scooters, a wait which often lasted for years. There was the pride of that first ride and you knew that you'd finally made it to the middle class. Later this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist powerhouse.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

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