Thursday, July 28, 2011

I drove the road to success with my Fiat Fiabo..a diesel Car....

Everyone was busy clicking their shutterbugs to capture the glimpse of India's renown painter
"Shiv Prasad".
All were eager to listen to the story of this great painter..
From a small town part time painter how did he managed to become an iconic artist was what everyone was looking forward to listen..

Suddenly there was silence all around as Mr Prasad started with his story..
I lived in a small village called Rampur in MP...We were 5 people in the family...I, my wife..our 2 children and my mother..
There was a small school in the town were I was a teacher.I used to drive to the school by Luna, which was 30 kms from our village..Having great interest in painting, I used to try my hands on the canvas in spare time.

I believed in portraying the real India and its all my paintings depicted the same..
Once , while I was drawing a portrait of an old woman of my village ,our principal came to my room..

He was astonished to see the reality and emotions that were attached with the portrait..
"I could feel the woman talking to me" exclaimed the principal..
You should go ahead and display the paintings at some exhibition , for sure you will get many admirers and if luck permits than some buyers too..For the meanwhile there are some of my friends who are known industrialists of this town and they will be really interested in your paintings..

I used to paint at my home as in school I had very little time for my most of my paintings were at rampur but getting them to the town on my luna was very troublesome..

It was Friday and I was about to leave for the day when I saw our principal accompanied
by 2 other persons..Mr Ramshah Singhal and Mr Deepak Sethi 2 renown names of the town..
Mr Singhal was a diamond trader and Mr Sethi was the owner of the only mall of the town..
Both of them were big admirers of art and artists..
They saw few of my painting which were kept there and were amazed to see the way I beautifully portrayed real India...

They were eager to see more of my work and appreciated each bit of it..

In starting I had some visitors visiting once in a week..But slowly and steadily more people began to pour in to see my work and than it became a daily routine...

I was very happy to see my work getting recognized by the biggies of the town, but than it became next to impossible to carry the paintings from Rampur to the town on Luna as rainy season had also started and there was no other medium available except for bus which used to be jam packed..

I started getting orders from many people to portrait different paintings for them..I earned some 50k in 4 months and had a saving of 100k but that was not enough to buy a car and also I was worried about the petrol prices that were climbing day by day..

But coming into talks of different people I bought the cheapest petrol car available in the market. Within 1 month of purchase it called for maintenance..The car was not at all fuel efficient , so half of my salary used to go in feeding it petrol which was at its peak prices..
My financial condition started depleting and one point came when I found myself struggling to even feed my family properly..Finally I had to sell the car so save my existence in this world..

Without car I again became helpless....:(
I had to miss out on many exhibitions as everyone was required to carry all their paintings to the venue which was not possible for me on my Luna
As time passed the number of visitors at school also reduced as most of the paintings there became obsolete.All my new art work was at Rampur which I was unable to carry along..
People belittled me for not delivering their paintings on time and compromising with the quality..But it wasn't my fault..sometimes rain while in other cases crowded bus, dust proved to be the culprits..My image was lost and so was my self respect..I was depressed and my world came to a standstill..

One day I and my friend Rahim were sitting together and discussing on my petty condition..he was a mechanic at Fiat showroom in the town..There is a new car in the market which is going to be released next month..It's called Fiat Fiabo..a diesel car which is as cheap as Tata Nano and has charming looks too...I was bewildered by hearing about such an amazing car..The next step was to book the car as soon as possible..I did that and waited for the next month to come soon..The day finally arrived when I was about to bring the new and sexy Fiat Fiabo home..
The service at Fiat Showroom was phenomenal and appealing...It took me just 1 hour to fill in all the formalities and take my darling home..

Now I was able to carry all my paintings and portraits to the school and different exhibitions..
The car was really light on my pocket as its diesel engines gave better fuel consumption and delivered better torque as compared to any petrol car..running life of diesel engines is also much better than petrol engines so I didn't had to worry much about its maintenance cost..
The only thing it used to drink was diesel which was way cheaper than petrol and so was easily manageable..

Suddenly i felt a surge in me..a surge to succeed..a surge to get my self respect back..a surge to drive my passion...For that month I gave my everything to get my trust back.
And the seed finally sprouted ,it was the most happening month of my life....well it took a bit of time for the people to visit my art kingdom again, but when the flow started it never receded..visitors started pouring in huge numbers..Everyone was pleased to see my new work and was excited to see more of my artistic skills..I was now able to deliver all my contracts on time with 101% quality..The magic started working again..

One fine day Shri Babulal Mukherjee a famous painter of that time came to the exhibition where i was also a participant. He was delighted to see my work and announced to take me as his disciple..It was a dream come true to learn under him...As time passed I started displaying my paintings along with him..With each exhibition I got new fans, admirers and popularity..Painters from outside India too became interested in my work..

On 12th July I had my first national level exhibition where the chief guest was US president Barack Obama..My work was appreciated and I was given the excellence in art award..Rest is story which everyone of you know...

I know that what I have achieved is because of my hard work, my near and dear ones support...but let me tell you one thing..There is a big contribution of this small car Fiat Fiabo which helped me to drive the road to success..
Today I have mercedes,bmw..but Fiavo still holds a very special place in my heart.
It still tops my priority list when i think of the word car..

I am also a nature and environment lover so from an environment perspective i can definitely say that diesel is far better than petrol, as the emissions are less harmful as compared to petrol..

At last I only have one thing to say from my past experiences with car, that once the car has been bought, diesel is always better for the owner than petrol.

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"Diesel is better than petrol"

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