Kushan Mitra

Kushan Mitra

The SUV conundrum

The SUV conundrum

Friday, 18 January 2019 | Kushan Mitra

Once upon a time car companies clearly defined line-ups of products but nowadays everything is a bit more confusing So you want to buy a luxury Sports Utility Vehicle? It might never go off-road in its life. Heck, it might never leave metaled roads all its life but you like the...

The car as computer

The car as computer

Monday, 10 December 2018 | Kushan Mitra

With increasing levels of digitisation, the average automobile is more of a robot than a car. Does India risk losing out on this fundamental change? Recently, this columnist found himself in the sunny southern Portugal, driving the latest iteration of German car-maker BMW’s 3-series sedan. The carmaker has always prided itself...

Driving blind

Driving blind

Friday, 07 December 2018 | Kushan Mitra

Take the initiative and encourage drivers who work for you or for app-based taxi services to take time out for an eye test One in four of your friends on average wears corrective eyewear. So have you ever wondered why one in four of your cab drivers do not wear glasses?...

Much ado about seats

Much ado about seats

Monday, 03 December 2018 | Kushan Mitra

Should you pay to get the seat you want on your flight? The debate raged on social media but the fact is that it’s not a new practice Recently, when a prominent low-cost carrier in India started charging for all its seats if one checked-in online, it set off a furore...

Bigger, better but bolder?

Bigger, better but bolder?

Friday, 30 November 2018 | Kushan Mitra

The second-generation Ertiga is here, and it ticks all the boxes for a new generation model. But should you buy one? Last week I drove the second-generation of the Maruti-Suzuki Ertiga and posted a picture on Facebook and a friend of mine called it ugly. The interesting fact to note is...

Altering the market?

Altering the market?

Friday, 23 November 2018 | Kushan Mitra

The Ssangyong Rexton is reborn as the Mahindra Alturas G4. We take it for a spin near Lonavala Is the Mahindra Alturas G4 the best vehicle to ever wear the Mahindra badge? By a country mile but as Pawan Goenka, the Chairman of Mahindra’s automotive group, quickly told this reviewer, “it...

Rebirth of a classic

Rebirth of a classic

Friday, 16 November 2018 | Kushan Mitra | Mumbai

Jawa, a Czech brand that won its way into the hearts of Indian motorcyclists in the 1960’s until the advent of Japanese commuter four-stroke motorcycles killed the brand. But thanks to Classic Legend Limited, Indians will be able to enjoy the Jawa brand again. Launching three new products, the Jawa,...

Kerb this madness

Kerb this madness

Friday, 16 November 2018 | Kushan Mitra

Indian drivers and riders get the blame for most of the accidents and deaths on Indian roads. But our road designers and builders deserve their share of the blame too Last week there was a horrendous accident in Delhi where an allegedly drunk driver hit the kerb, crossed the median and...

State Editions

Guv reviews State, Central projects in Puri

20 January 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Odisha holds investors’ meet in Gujarat

20 January 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Elephant injures 5 in Garhwa

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Palamu holds impressive sacred soil function

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Print Media team wins Tata Steel Media Cup

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

DPS, Ranchi holds Annual Day-ASIMIT

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

Globe Trotting

20 January 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Sharif not completely well, says special medical board

20 January 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Bangladesh PM Hasina says Govt will work for all

20 January 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer