Mumbai – a city of many faiths and convictions. A city where cultural diversities are so many in number, a place where secularism goes hand in hand with traditions. Though it is widely believed that Mumbai is a city that never sleeps and life here is really hectic, people of Mumbai do find time to celebrate festivals with fervour and passion. Be it Ganpati, Diwali, Eid or Christmas, Mumbai is all lit up in bright and dazzling lights to entice every soul around, irrespective of their religions. Read More
Since the last few months, ads run by major car manufacturers show a growing emphasis on after-sale services. The focus is as much on the quality of service as on the looks and features of a new launch. Some companies even offer an extended warranty period to tempt the customers. Read More
Like others my age, I also yearned for the opportunity to ride a bullet during my teenage years. A fan of Sholay, my fondest memory of the movie is the 2 friends riding and singing away to glory on their bullet. Scenes of superstars riding the Royal Enfield bullets in style made many movie buffs like me envious. Read More
Being a fighter for underdogs throughout my life, I have always had a soft corner for the North East states as I feel they are the rather neglected children of India! And having heard a lot about the virgin beauty of the not-so-commercialized part of Himalayas, I wanted to see for myself how different life is for them. So while a trip to Arunachal Pradesh is not in the ‘places to see before I die’ list for many travelers, for me it has been a dream destination for a very long time. Read More
In the highly contentious debate on environmental pollution, the focus has slowly shifted from industries to automobiles. The automotive industry is being increasingly looked at as the single biggest entity that contributes to, and hence, can have a significant impact on the carbon footprint. Read More
Drive a vintage car down the road and what do you get? Looks of awe, wistful stares, and above all, curious enquiries about the make and model of the car. Well, vintage cars or classic cars as they are also known as, are certainly always ‘a neighbour’s envy and an owner’s pride’. Read More
With changing lifestyles over the last few years, there is a growing fondness for SUVs amongst urban Indians looking for a second car, specially compact SUVs. Whereas a decade back, you had almost no choice and were forced to buy either a Mahindra or a Tata, these days almost every month you see a new model being launched. Read More
A collaborative vision of the Government of India and the Indian Automotive Industry, the Automotive Mission Plan 2016-2026 (AMP 2026) , was unveiled in September 2015 at the 55th annual convention of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers’ Association. Taking up from AMP 2016, AMP 2026’s focus is on drawing a road map for where the industry should be by 2026. Read More
Online marketplaces have become a favourite today with shoppers, especially for apparel, white goods and kitchen appliances. But what about something like automotives? Are customers ready to make the transition from brick and mortar dealers to the Internet? Can they just put the car of their dreams in a shopping cart and pay for it with a credit card?
The World Car Awards (WCA) is one of the most exclusive and recognized awards in the automotive sector, especially as it is organized by automotive journalists from across the world. Initiated in 2004, the WCA includes journalists from Asia, Europe, and North America. Cars from all over the world enter these highly prestigious awards. A panel of renowned global design experts review each candidate and come up with a short-list for the jurors.