Kushan Mitra

Kushan Mitra

The land of tech

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...

Looking ahead at 2020

Looking ahead at 2020

Friday, 29 November 2019 | Kushan Mitra

There will be a lot of new launches but cars will become pricier As we head into the last month of 2019, it appears that most car companies will be glad to see the back of this year, truly an annus horriblis for the industry in the eyes of most observers....

The rising tide

The rising tide

Monday, 25 November 2019 | Kushan Mitra

Cox's Bazar is a beautiful place but it is also fragile, facing environmental threats and refugee influx. Both Bangladesh and India will have to fight these challenges together Recently, this writer was invited to participate in the ninth round of the Bangladesh-India Friendship Dialogue, a meeting of young minds, ideas and...

‘Merger of PSU banks hard but necessary step’’

Friday, 22 November 2019 | Kushan Mitra

Sethurathnam Ravi (S Ravi) is the former BSE Limited Chairman and Founder and Managing Partner of Chartered Accountants’ firm Ravi Rajan & Co., an advisory and accountancy firm, headquartered in New Delhi, India. In his tenure spanning more than three decades, S Ravi has gained extensive experience in the field...

Back to the future

Back to the future

Friday, 22 November 2019 | Kushan Mitra

Audi’s latest A6 sedan is literally, technology on wheels Early to mid 1990s were a strange time to grow up. No matter how much we might complain about the state of the economy nowadays, India was pretty much bankrupt back then. There were very few cars on the road but for...

Audi launches eighth-generation A6 in India

Audi launches eighth-generation A6 in India

Friday, 25 October 2019 | Kushan Mitra

Long-term Audi ambassador Virat Kohli unveils the car German luxury carmaker Audi today took the wraps off the eight generation of its executive sedan, the A6 in India. The carmaker which has suffered from the negative fallout of the “Dieselgate” scam that engulfed its parent Volkswagen has only launched the vehicle...

The Gujarati Expedition

The Gujarati Expedition

Friday, 25 October 2019 | Kushan Mitra

From the Statue of Unity to the Sabarmati Ashram, taking in Gujarat’s incredible historical heritage in between, The Pioneer goes on an incredible voyage of discovery through India’s westernmost state with this year’s bestselling new Sports Utility Vehicle Gujarat is hardly the first state in India you think of when you...

Decaffeinated

Decaffeinated

Friday, 11 October 2019 | Kushan Mitra

The Maruti-Suzuki S Presso is not the prettiest car launched in the recent past. But will this ugly duckling become a swan when it comes to sales? Aesthetics is a deeply individualistic thing, but even then there are certain things, cars, buildings, watches and gadgets that fit into the pretty or...

State Editions

MP wins a silver medal in swimming

21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Five drug peddlers nabbed

21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Women’s protest against CAA continues in Lko

21 January 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Pratishodh Ki Aag performed at Rangashri Little Ballet Troupe

21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

BSP leader joins SP along with 200 supporters

21 January 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Sunday Edition

Soleimani’s killing: A new chapter in US-Iran enmity

19 January 2020 | Yasir Ali Mirza | Agenda

Will Trump’s trial be an endgame?

19 January 2020 | Manan Dwivedi | Agenda

Weekly Natter

19 January 2020 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

Cheers to Italian luxury

19 January 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘TRPs have eaten up content’

19 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

The rapist is you

19 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer