Kushan Mitra

Kushan Mitra

Insanity has a physical form (or two)

Insanity has a physical form (or two)

Friday, 27 November 2020 | Kushan Mitra

Sometimes, it is best not to ask why. Because sometimes there is no logical answer to why Logic should dictate that no car should have an engine producing “600” horsepower. Let me put that number in a bit of perspective for you. The two top-selling cars in India for the month...

Two to tango

Two to tango

Friday, 16 October 2020 | Kushan Mitra

The new reflects the old In the wake of LeBron James winning his fourth NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers the inevitable comparisons between him and Michael Jordan began again. After all, Jordan’s Chicago Bulls won six titles in the 1990s. Earlier, this year, when sports was shut, Jordan reminded...

More isn’t always better

More isn’t always better

Friday, 09 October 2020 | Kushan Mitra

Volkswagen has added 215 mm to the Tiguan and now calls it the ‘Allspace’. But somehow, I preferred the old one This lockdown has seen the end of automotive journalists like myself jetting off to exotic locations to drive a car, stay in a fancy hotel and return, all usually within...

Fast and steady

Fast and steady

Friday, 25 September 2020 | Kushan Mitra

The BMW X4 is great but not the most practical car I  first drove the BMW X4 around the Blue Ridge mountains on the border between North and South Carolina in the summer of 2018. This is because most of the BMW manufactures’ ‘X’ range of Sports Utility Vehicles is at...

Young at heart

Young at heart

Friday, 25 September 2020 | Kushan Mitra

The Nissan Kicks 1.3 Turbo CVT proves the adage ‘the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak’ First things first, this new 1330cc turbocharged petrol engine on the Nissan Kicks and on the Renault Duster is a blast. It is by far and away the most powerful small engine available...

A Golf in all but name

A Golf in all but name

Friday, 18 September 2020 | Kushan Mitra

It is very hard to make a case for the Volkswagen T-Roc but it is a really nice car There is a myth out there, actually a partial fallacy, that it was the Beetle that created the colossus of German manufacturing, the Volkswagen Group. Yes, the Beetle laid the foundations for...

A class apart

A class apart

Friday, 18 September 2020 | Kushan Mitra

The Kia Sonet blows the competition out of the water. No, really it does! In a chat with Kia Motor’s chief designer Karim Habib at the Auto Expo, he spoke about the Kia Sonet whose concept had just been unveiled at the show. While the Sonet retained the brand's signature and...

The sound of the future

The sound of the future

Friday, 11 September 2020 | Kushan Mitra

The rush to electrify mobility in India is one of the major concerns due to the high levels of ambient heat here By now, I have driven quite a few battery-powered vehicles. At the start of the year, while visiting friends in the United States, I even drove the Tesla Model...

State Editions

Pari murder: IG Bothra to lead 5-member SIT

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Now, pensioners can get digital life certificates

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

inbrief

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Locals block NH after minor’s death

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Fake notes of nearly Rs 1L seized in J’suguda

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Another Cuttack fake spice unit busted

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Working From Home? Beware of that cyber attack

29 November 2020 | Ajay Singh | Agenda

Pebbles of a dead sea

29 November 2020 | Somen Sengupta | Agenda

Astroturf | Mind balance is the key

29 November 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘Chhalaang was slated to do well’

29 November 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

no kidding

29 November 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

‘I’m enjoying the process of writing new songs now’

29 November 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer