Kushan Mitra

Kushan Mitra

The Chinese are coming

The Chinese are coming

Friday, 19 October 2018 | Kushan Mitra

MG Motor India is launching their first vehicle in India next year, and before that they took a group of journalists including this columnist to see their products and facilities in China. Let it be known that the manufacturers from the country have come a long way in making cars...

The value of training

The value of training

Friday, 17 August 2018 | Kushan Mitra

The ‘Aritra’ camera and computer-based training system institutionalised by Maruti-Suzuki at some of its driver training institutes will go a long way in improving driving abilities in India One of my former editors once warned me, ‘never, ever make absolute statements unless you can back it up.’ So I will not...

Beauty and the beast

Beauty and the beast

Friday, 10 August 2018 | Kushan Mitra

Velar is much more expensive, partially since it is an import while the F-Pace is currently assembled here It appears that at Jaguar land Rover (JlR), Ian Callum, Jaguar’s design honcho and Gerry McGovern, land Rover’s design chief had a little competition to see who could design the most attractive Sports...

Highway hijinks

Highway hijinks

Friday, 03 August 2018 | Kushan Mitra

A recent run down north Indian highways proved to me that road quality improvements still have a way to go Driving in India during the monsoon is a wonderful experience, at least when it comes to the view, the skies being heavy with moisture and the entire countryside in various shades...

Flying an oldie

Friday, 27 July 2018 | Kushan Mitra

The experience of going up in a 72-year old Piper Cub was one that I will not forget soon. How old is the oldest plane you have been onIJ While driving the BMW X4 in South Carolina, I was with my friend Sidharth from the Car & Bike Show. A BMW...

The car is a robot

Friday, 20 July 2018 | Kushan Mitra

There is no reason why car makers, who offer driver assistance systems in their models abroad, should trim them in India Over the past 12 months, I have experienced the future of driving and well, it is not the future anymore, it is the present. This is the automation on cars,...

The case for a super-sedan

Friday, 13 July 2018 | Kushan Mitra

Audi’s RS5 is a brilliant car on the track but would it make much sense on the roadIJ The last few months have seen luxury car manufacturers drop some really exciting new car models. BMW brought the new M5, Mercedes brought in the AMG E63S and not to be left behind...

Utility, meet Sport

Friday, 06 July 2018 | Kushan Mitra

let’s be honest, most Sports Utility Vehicles while utilitarian are hardly sporty. But then there is the BMW X4 M40d which redefines all that Sports Utility Vehicle or SUV, the guy who thought up the moniker, must be laughing because he was likely a sarcastic stand-up in the mould of George...

Sunday Edition

Sri Lanka: The road to recovery

21 October 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | Agenda

Lessons from Hyderabad airport

21 October 2018 | SRINATH RANGARAJAN | Agenda

The Indian Guru in Kenya

21 October 2018 | Gautam Mukherjee | Agenda

The fragility of dreams

21 October 2018 | Ronica Wahi | Agenda

Culture Lane

21 October 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda

OddlyEnough

21 October 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda