Kushan Mitra

Kushan Mitra

The temple in the hill

The temple in the hill

Monday, 01 February 2021 | Kushan Mitra

The Maladevi temple next to Gyaraspur is a must-visit because of its intricate sculptures. By Kushan Mitra There is no typo in the headline over here, the Maladevi temple on the top of a hill next to the town of Gyaraspur is literally carved into the hill. While we might not...

‘The recovery from the pandemic will take some time’

Saturday, 12 December 2020 | Kushan Mitra | New Delhi

“We are being very careful in forecasting sales for 2021”, Tae-Jin Park, Executive Director and Chief Sales Officer, Kia Motors says quite honestly. One might find that surprising as the Korean company has made a big splash in the Indian market, their Seltos and Sonet SUV’s and Carnival MPV all...

Power to the people

Friday, 04 December 2020 | Kushan Mitra

Can the Nissan Magnite rewrite the Japanese brand’s fortunes in the country? First things first, let me make one thing straight, ‘introductory prices’, as well as extremely low prices of the base version of new cars, are nothing more than a ploy to get prospective car buyers into a showroom. Both...

Exciting little discovery

Friday, 31 January 2020 | Kushan Mitra

Compact Sedans are not meant to be exciting. Or are they? It has become rather fashionable to blame former Finance Minister P Chidambaram for a lot of things. But one thing that those of us who write about cars can rightly accuse Chidambaram of is having inadvertently given birth to the...

A big tent

Friday, 24 January 2020 | Kushan Mitra

Few vehicles have been so anticipated in the Indian market as the Kia Carnival has been. Not so much for the car itself but for the competition it will supposedly bring. So is it the Innova beater everyone wants it to be? The Toyota MPV in all its forms — Qualis,...

A never-ending crisis

Thursday, 23 January 2020 | Kushan Mitra

As more details about the Boeing 737 MAX emerge, it is becoming clearer that a fair dose of arrogance pushed the American plane-maker Boeing’s internal documents, which revealed that executives mocked aviation regulators and airlines across the world, including India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), were hugely damaging for the...

The land of tech

Friday, 17 January 2020 | Kushan Mitra

Make no mistake, the future of car technology will be driven by the United States. Tesla has made sure of that Many years ago, when I used to write extensively on mobile phones, I used to interact a lot with some European phone-makers, particularly the market leader from Finland. They used...

How did CES end up being a car show?

Friday, 10 January 2020 | Kushan Mitra

The Consumer Electronics Show has become the world’s largest tech show. But why are there so many carmakers and cars? Is this a sign of a tectonic shift in the auto industry? This past week I spent a painfully short amount of time at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held every...

Sunday Edition


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Sound of music

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‘We need to redefine success’

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Grand musical journey

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Talktime : ‘I want to reach out to more people with better stories’

23 January 2022 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer