Kushan Mitra

Kushan Mitra

Diesel dilemma

Diesel dilemma

Friday, 09 November 2018 | Kushan Mitra

As petrol and diesel prices move ever closer, the economic value of purchasing a diesel car is making less sense, and Bharat Stage VI will change that completely First things first, in last week’s column about the Honda CR-V, I got the price of the vehicle wrong by quite a margin...

Kitna AUR deti hai?

Kitna AUR deti hai?

Friday, 28 September 2018 | Kushan Mitra

In these days of high fuel prices, fuel economy is more important than ever before and a new car on the market genuinely surprises on this front First things first, let me make a couple of admissions. The first is that I have never really considered the Maruti-Suzuki Ciaz as a...

Ten tips to  rent a car abroad

Ten tips to rent a car abroad

Friday, 21 September 2018 | Kushan Mitra

Going on a driving holiday abroad is becoming ever more common for Indians and I recently did the same. But there can be some potholes in the process. Here are some tips to avoid those Get an International Driving Permit In most countries your Indian Driving Licence (DL), at least newer ones...

Wear your seatbelt

Wear your seatbelt

Friday, 07 September 2018 | Kushan Mitra

Another tragic high-profile death in a road accident was in part due to the fact the victim was not wearing a seatbelt according to the police The tragic death of Nandamuri Harikrishna, son of the former movie and political Telugu colossus, NT Rama Rao might unfortunately become just another statistic of...

What ails India's airlines?

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 | Kushan Mitra | New Delhi

Flying into the red If you take a flight nowadays you will likely notice that most planes are full, airports are so crowded that security can take quite a while, with first-time flyers travelling in numbers. And the average Airbus A320 operating for the low-cost carriers genuinely feels like an ‘Air...

Diesel dilemma

Diesel dilemma

Friday, 31 August 2018 | Kushan Mitra

We are told that diesel is dirty but does the heavy fuel just have an image crisisij Because when it comes to fuel economy, you just can’t argue Make no mistakes, I’m a petrolhead. And part of the job of being a petrolhead is loving big-engined petrol cars with a lot...

The Ciaz hits back

The Ciaz hits back

Friday, 24 August 2018 | Kushan Mitra

Maruti has given the car a new engine, a new front fascia and a lithium-Ion battery pack across the board. Maruti-Suzuki’s Ciaz was never considered the sales star in its segment, competing as it did against the Honda City and Hyundai Verna. Yet, by managing to deliver a proposition that was...

Maruti launches Ciaz's new version

Maruti launches Ciaz's new version

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 | Kushan Mitra | BENGALURU

Maruti-Suzuki, the country’s largest carmaker on Monday launched the facelift of their Ciaz sedan. The sedan which features a new petrol engine, a 1.5-litre, 103 horsepower alongside the existing diesel engine. In a segment first the carmaker has equipped all variants of the car with a lithium-ion battery pack which...

State Editions

Odia singer Chitta Jena dies at 76

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Ganjam lawyer assaulted in police station

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

CB fails again to comply with High Court order

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

State releases Healthcare Vision-2025

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

MiO fetches Rs 4.20L-cr investment offers

14 November 2018 | SUDARSHAN CHHOTORAY | Bhubaneswar

5 MoUs signed for skill development in State

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

70 shanties gutted in Rohini blaze

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

6-day fest to celebrate Urdu heritage, culture begins in city

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Statue of Unity sees 27K visitors on Sat

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

BJP gets control of all civic bodies in J&K's Kathua

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

T grand alliance partners hold talks, CPI demands more seats

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer