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The car as a metaphor

The car as a metaphor

Friday, 06 March 2020 | Kushan Mitra

The automobile has shaped human thought for over a century as the most potent symbol of mobility and one of our enduring signs of personal freedom. But is that image changing in modern times? Sometimes, not having to write about ‘a’ car allows me the freedom to write on cars because...

Blowing cold and hot...

Blowing cold and hot...

Friday, 07 February 2020 | Kushan Mitra

The 2020 Auto Expo at Greater Noida has been a strange show. Chinese carmakers came with none of their executives but there were some homegrown surprises Tata Motors has always put on a show at the Auto Expo thanks to their extensive range of commercial vehicles that they have always had...

Exciting little discovery

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

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

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

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...

Decade of the SUV

Decade of the SUV

Monday, 13 January 2020 | Kushan Mitra

No matter what the brand, the Sports Utility Vehicle has become the shape of choice for consumers and will continue to be so. How did that come about? Recently, a fellow motoring journalist took to the social media and asked me and his peers about our thoughts on the Indian “car...

How did CES end up being a car show?

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...

State Editions

Man murdered in Jaunpur

29 March 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Centre gives relief to power discoms

29 March 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

UP to release 11,000 prisoners for 8 weeks

29 March 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

VHP calls off 84-kosi parikrama

29 March 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

UP Govt: Nobody will die for want of food

29 March 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Sunday Edition

Rules of communication on social media

29 March 2020 | Hory Sankar Mukerjee | Agenda

Beyond political ideologies

29 March 2020 | Radhanath Swami | Agenda

The formula of happiness

29 March 2020 | Venugopal Acharya | Agenda

Tamoguna is lurking...

29 March 2020 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf : Revive age-old hygiene traditions

29 March 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Class of 2020

29 March 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer