Kushan Mitra

Kushan Mitra

A Golf in all but name

A Golf in all but name

Friday, 18 September 2020 | Kushan Mitra

It is very hard to make a case for the Volkswagen T-Roc but it is a really nice car There is a myth out there, actually a partial fallacy, that it was the Beetle that created the colossus of German manufacturing, the Volkswagen Group. Yes, the Beetle laid the foundations for...

Half-step forward

Half-step forward

Friday, 14 August 2020 | Kushan Mitra

The Delhi Government’s move to electrify transport is welcome, but rushing headlong into this might lead to troubles later The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government’s plan to incentivise electric vehicles with price subsidies, scrappage benefits and reduction in registration charges is welcome. Delhi, which becomes the world’s most polluted capital every winter,...

Speed, power and other things

Speed, power and other things

Friday, 31 July 2020 | Kushan Mitra

How much power is appropriate for a car in India and elsewhere? When writing my first drive impressions of the new fifth-generation Honda City, I went back to the first-generation City. While I might remember that car as if it was yesterday, but it was approximately two decades ago. That particular...

What is up with car design?

What is up with car design?

Friday, 24 July 2020 | Kushan Mitra

When I look at some modern cars, I get reminded of sharks. But if you, like me, are an amatuer shark scientist and loved Discovery Channel's 'Shark Week' shows, you would know that there are over a thousand species of sharks. And while when you think of sharks, you tend...

Farewell, my Queen

Farewell, my Queen

Friday, 24 July 2020 | Kushan Mitra

The Boeing 747 is being withdrawn from passenger service. It changed aircraft design, made flying affordable and pushed airports to improve their facilities The British Airways’ announcement that it is going to retire its fleet of Boeing 747s from commercial passenger services hit many aviation fans pretty hard. I have probably...

Can a case be made for diesel?

Can a case be made for diesel?

Friday, 17 July 2020 | Kushan Mitra

With the recent price hikes of the heavy fuel, the difference between petrol and diesel is minimal. Indeed in Delhi, diesel is pricier. Does it make sense to buy a diesel car anymore? Hyundai launched their updated Tuscon Sports Utility Vehicle this week. We would have done a test drive of...

Turbo lover

Turbo lover

Friday, 10 July 2020 | Kushan Mitra

Maybe Judas Priest can have a renaissance as well. Just like turbocharged petrol engines have One has to give credit where it is due. Hyundai-Kia has in the past year dramatically changed the image as well as the demand for turbocharged petrol engines in India. The Hyundai Venue was the first...

Worthy successor

Worthy successor

Friday, 03 July 2020 | Kushan Mitra

No other vehicle brand in India has been around for as long and as many generations as the Honda City. So how does the latest fifth-generation Honda City fare? Back in the late-1990s and early 2000s, there were two cars that every hot-blooded young boy in Delhi and Mumbai wanted to...

Sunday Edition

END OF GLORIOUS ERA FOR LEGENDARY INS VIRAAT

20 September 2020 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Sunday Pioneer

21,907 more test +ve in Maha

20 September 2020 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Sunday Pioneer

PMO-led task force to tackle air pollution management in NCR

20 September 2020 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

No shortage of oxygen for Covid patients: K'taka Min

20 September 2020 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Raj: 45-yr-old woman raped in Alwar; 5 held

20 September 2020 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Covid hits Telangana Health Minister's office, 7 test positive

20 September 2020 | IANS | Sunday Pioneer