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Kushan Mitra

Living the king-size life

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

For some a car is just a means of getting from point A to point B. But a growing number of people want to ride in luxury. Is luxury car ownership all that it is cracked up to be? So you just bought yourself a luxury car. Your friends will certainly...

Worthy recipient of the GT name

Friday, 11 Aug 2017 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

The luxury car market in India was dealt a rather bad hand this past week. Two months after the government decided to cut tax rates under GST, they have intentioned their decision to raise rates again. Luxury carmakers were celebrating the reduction of rates and after many long years finally...

Is buying a petrol SUV a good idea?

Friday, 04 Aug 2017 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

After the Supreme Court and NGT’s strictures against diesel vehicles, does it make sense to buy a big petrol SUV? We take a look at the economics with the Hyundai Tucson The Hyundai Tucson has been on the market for around six months and the SUV finds itself button-holed between its...

The Diesel Conundrum

Friday, 28 Jul 2017 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

The price for ‘Dieselgate’ is still being paid by the Volkswagen group but there is no doubt that the carmaker does make very good diesel cars Some people still wonder what ‘Dieselgate’ is all about. To cut a long story short, a team of US researchers found out that diesel cars...

A big Bruiser

Friday, 21 Jul 2017 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

Isuzu's mu-X is not the most refined 4x4 out on the market but when it comes to its ability and price, it does seem compelling When you travel and have to select a hotel, most of us try to balance the books when it comes to choosing a room, a balance...

Mobility for the people

Friday, 14 Jul 2017 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

Car companies don’t want to be plain Jane manufacturers anymore but much more. But they might have missed the bus in a manner of speaking One of the latest pieces of business jargon to hit the automotive industry is that car companies don’t just make cars anymore. You see, car companies...

A phone that changed the entire world

Monday, 10 Jul 2017 | Kushan Mitra | in Edit

Steve Jobs sadly passed away a few years ago, but the legacy of what he did a decade ago will live on for a long time. It is a legacy whose consequences, both good and bad, we will be dealing with for years to come As the iPhone turns 10, the...

Saying it with an Estate

Friday, 07 Jul 2017 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

The newest estate from Volvo’s stable, the V90 Cross Country, is a rather brilliant idea since it combines the rough road ability of an SUV with the performance of a sedan The road from Mangalore to the cloud covered hill station of Madikeri is quite well maintained and in the upper...

Narendra Modi should not fall for hubris now

Monday, 26 Jun 2017 | Kushan Mitra | in Edit

It would be rather fruitful if the Modi Government keeps a check on its overconfidence from subsequent wins and communicate more with its people using media A slew of commentaries and television pieces appeared in the national and international media, recently, to mark the third anniversary of Narendra Modi taking the...

A pleasant surprise from Honda

Friday, 23 Jun 2017 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

The ‘small’ SUV category is booming and the Honda WRV is the latest entrant in the segment and it does surprise It has become difficult for someone who loves motorsport to feel kindly towards Honda right now. No matter if you are a Fernando Alonso fan or not, you have to...


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