Kushan Mitra

Kushan Mitra

Much more to ‘Make In India’ than manufacturing

Much more to ‘Make In India’ than manufacturing

Friday, 30 July 2021 | Kushan Mitra

The second generation Mercedes-Benz GLA is a major improvement over the last generation but it is the MBUX system that should be spoken about Mercedes-Benz was slow off the gate when it came to the rush of smaller pumped-up hatchbacks that double as Sports-Utility Vehicles. The first-generation GLA actually looked and...

Remembering Jagdish Khattar

Remembering Jagdish Khattar

Thursday, 29 April 2021 | Kushan Mitra

Maruti Suzuki India's former MD should be remembered for what he did with the company, not his later failures It might not be the best way to start an obituary, but the last time Jagdish Khattar was in news before his passing away on April 26 was last year when the...

End of an era for an aviation marvel

End of an era for an aviation marvel

Monday, 19 April 2021 | Kushan Mitra

The largest civilian transport aircraft ever built, the Airbus A380 has ended its production run. Why did this giant plane not succeed? On March 19, 2021, an Airbus A380 emerged from the final assembly line in Toulouse, France. Like 250 similar aircraft before it, it took to the air comfortably, its...

Why I like BMWs

Why I like BMWs

Friday, 16 April 2021 | Kushan Mitra

More than performance, BMW has always been on the ball when it comes to their infotainment system — the fabled iDrive Recently, I got my hands on the refreshed BMW 6-series, it takes this very nice sportback sedan to another level of refinement. Driving it in the 630i M Sport trim...

The rise and rise of the SUV

The rise and rise of the SUV

Friday, 09 April 2021 | Kushan Mitra

Across the world, car buyers are voting with their money and that money wants SUVs Even as the automotive industry recovers from the worst year in living memory, there are some very interesting statistics emerging from the market. The most interesting of which is that one in every three passenger vehicles...

Different horses for different courses

Different horses for different courses

Monday, 05 April 2021 | Kushan Mitra

Policy makers and the industry must realise that there will be no ‘one size fits all’ solution to the challenges of electrification Ask any resident of Delhi or, for that matter, most of North India during the winter and you will understand that extreme air pollution is impacting the quality of...

What price for a smile?

What price for a smile?

Friday, 02 April 2021 | Kushan Mitra

The Audi S5 and the BMW M340i are expensive, one more than the other. But they are fun Be honest now, are you a bit partial to Diet Cola? I am. As much as I like carbonated drinks, truth be told, they are quite sugary and since my body can’t get...

Low-hanging fruit in electrification

Low-hanging fruit in electrification

Friday, 02 April 2021 | Kushan Mitra

The widespread adoption of electric three-wheelers indicates that India can move rapidly to a high degree of electrification There is one thing that I have to get off my chest: The rapid adoption of electric three-wheelers, e-rickshaws as we call them, has been dramatic. Whenever an opportunity arises in India, companies...

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