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Kushan Mitra

Kushan Mitra

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...

Clear the mindspace

Clear the mindspace

Monday, 02 September 2019 | Kushan Mitra

Mental health problems in our country are not just widely ignored but they also come along with social stigma. We have to change the way we think Recently, during a conversation, the line “Depression is a rich man’s disease” was mentioned. This was followed up by the fact that the poor...

Change for the better

Change for the better

Friday, 30 August 2019 | Kushan Mitra

This week we drive two new cars, one from Maruti and the other from Hyundai; and marvel at just how far vehicles have come in two decades Before I start out, I would like to comment on the cattle crisis on Indian roads. There are terrible accidents that are occurring where...

Any passenger comforts?

Any passenger comforts?

Monday, 19 August 2019 | Kushan Mitra

There is little doubt that mass production of commercial airliners has made flying more affordable but is it time for an international bill of rights for the passengers? Ostensibly, the Airbus A320neo series of aircraft is an incremental change over the extremely successful Airbus A320 series of commercial aircraft built by...

A bestseller on the cards

A bestseller on the cards

Saturday, 10 August 2019 | Kushan Mitra

The Kia Seltos is a solid vehicle for the Korean brand’s market entry Despite the current sales environment for the Indian automotive industry, there has not been a lack of enthusiasm by new car manufacturers and brands to enter India. Earlier this year, French carmaker group PSA said that it would...

Italian Extravaganza

Italian Extravaganza

Friday, 02 August 2019 | Kushan Mitra

While the Indian demand for mass market cars is declining, Lamborghini is not complaining This job can be extremely satisfying at times. For example, the last Friday, I was invited by the Italian supercar manufacturer Lamborghini to drive the new Huracan EVO at the Madras Motor Racetrack. These are not the...

Drive what you need, not what you want!

Drive what you need, not what you want!

Friday, 26 July 2019 | Kushan Mitra

Having a fancy luxury car or a large SUV might be a sign of success but practicality should be a bigger concern Being an automotive writer is an interesting job from any angle but there is one aspect, which I still find a bit strange. Every week, I get three-four calls...

The rise of SUVs

The rise of SUVs

Friday, 19 July 2019 | Kushan Mitra

Most of the major car launches in 2019 have been Sports Utility Vehicles. What explains the love for them? Over the past few months, there have been quite a few major vehicle launches by the Indian automotive industry despite the dramatic decline in sales. Some of these new car models have...

State Editions

Suspense continues over AJSU-BJP tie-up

14 November 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Man killed over witchcraft suspicion in Gajapati

14 November 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Cong decries officers’ no reply to their letters

14 November 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

46K found ineligible KALIA beneficiaries

14 November 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Assembly stalled over violence against women

14 November 2019 | PABITRA SENAPATY | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Cleaning Delhi’s Air An Ethical and Economic Dilemma

10 November 2019 | Dr Manish Kumar Shrivastava | Agenda

Beyond Time and Space

10 November 2019 | Dr Asha Goswami | Agenda

Loving your own space

10 November 2019 | Sarita Mathur | Agenda

We need love to exist

10 November 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Stay alert to keep mind in shape

10 November 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Ayodhya judgment: Reasons & resolution

10 November 2019 | PNS | Agenda