Kushan Mitra

Kushan Mitra

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...

A new baby Mercedes

A new baby Mercedes

Friday, 12 March 2021 | Kushan Mitra

Is the new A-Class more than just a badge? The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is the new kid on the block when it comes to both Mercedes-Benz and the entry-level luxury sedan segment. This car effectively replaces the old CLA sedan, which was based on the old A-Class which — some of you...

Hyundai i20 wins Indian Car Of The Year 2021

Hyundai i20 wins Indian Car Of The Year 2021

Sunday, 28 February 2021 | Kushan Mitra | New Delhi

Indian Motorcycle of the Year goes to the Royal Enfield Meteor The Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) 2021 and the Indian Motorcycle Of The Year (IMOTY) 2021 awards were announced at a glittering ceremony here in Delhi. The winner of the ICOTY was the Hyundai i20 and the IMOTY award...

A flight and travel after one year

A flight and travel after one year

Saturday, 27 February 2021 | Kushan Mitra

As an air trip to Goa for an event after a year-long hiatus revealed, being constantly stressed about the virus is clearly not the way to be It is not good form to write columns in the first person but since this column talks of a personal experience, I will be...

A jab of excitement

A jab of excitement

Friday, 26 February 2021 | Kushan Mitra

Sacre bleu, the Kiger is actually good Later today, the Indian Car Of The Year (ICOTY) jury will announce the ICOTY for 2021. There are some very strong contenders this year and with the diverse jury, of which I am a member, will take a measured decision about which car will...

Bonjour L’Inde

Bonjour L’Inde

Friday, 19 February 2021 | Kushan Mitra

The Indian Air Force loves their French planes so there is good reason that Indian road users might like Citroen Wait a minute, you might say after reading the headline. Isn’t Renault already a well-established French brand in India? Yes, they are, but they don’t really sell you French cars,...

Ship of Theseus

Ship of Theseus

Friday, 12 February 2021 | Kushan Mitra

Land Rover’s new Defender is different from the old one in every conceivable way Let me take some time to talk about the title of this review, the ship of Theseus. This gentleman in Greek legend was the mythical founder of the city-state of Athens and he once had a ship....

End of the Golden Age?

End of the Golden Age?

Thursday, 11 February 2021 | Kushan Mitra

Time and again in history, a great age is almost always followed by a time of darkness. That is where the aviation industry finds itself now In the first couple of months of 2020, your columnist made two trips to the West Coast of the United States. Each time he boarded...

Sunday Edition

The beautiful Goa Glitch

11 April 2021 | Navneet Mendiratta | Agenda

A rare Jugalbandi

11 April 2021 | Mohammad Irshad | Agenda

For Your Partner

11 April 2021 | Excerpt | Agenda

Astroturf | Controlling the monkey mind

11 April 2021 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Just play

11 April 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘I like the darker side of people’

11 April 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer