This wasn’t because I doubt their capabilities, but because I am a stuck-up petrol head who is all about big engines, turbos, speed and tyre smoke. The thing is, I always talked trash about EVs.
When Ather launched the 450 a few years back, I had my doubts about its capabilities. My first comments were ‘Huh, what if it runs out in traffic?’, ‘it’ll be expensive’, ‘it will be boring without the IC sound’. Then it hit me, who in their right mind likes the sound of a Honda Activa. I think we can give that point a big pass.
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FIRST DRIVE BMW M340I XDRIVE: DIAL M FOR PERFORMANCE
‘M’ is a powerful word, especially in BMW parlance. Their M denotes performance of the highest levels. So when we got our hands on a made-in-India car from BMW and also its first-ever BMW M340i xDrive powered by a 6-cylinder BMW M performance petrol engine with 387 hp, we were simply floored.
RIDDEN TVS JUPITER BS6: NO FUSS, NO STRESS
The TVS Jupiter BS6 scooter comes in four trim levels.
RIDDEN ATHER 450X: Mega WARP
Never, ever, did I include an electric vehicle, let alone an electric scooter in a conversation with the boys.
iPhone 12 mini
The smallest iPhone 12 offers all that its larger sibling offers in a form that is far more pocketable
FIRST DRIVE RENAULT KIGER: EYE OF THE KIGER
The sub-four metre compact SUV space is among the most challenging segments in the country.
FIRST DRIVE LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SPORT: Chic & Brawny
From the outside, it is easy to look at the 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sportand say that practically nothing has changed. But you’d be so very wrong if you do think that.
FIRST DRIVE - CITROEN C5 AIRCROSS: French Floatilla
The all new CITROEN C5 AIRCROSS SUV has set a benchmark among vehicles in India, irrespective of their size and price, for its absolutely brilliant suspension. To say that in Hinglish, “it’s like makhan(butter)”.
DRIVEN TATA HARRIER BS VI: All Spruced Up
When I first drove the pre-facelift Harrier, I was in awe of the way it handled.
Apple Watch SE
Apple’s newest SE product brings you all that you need at an attractive price point
All-women crew manufactures 50,000th MG Hector in Gujarat
MG Motor India has manufactured its 50,000th Hector with an all-women crew in Gujarat’s Vadodara. The initiative has created a new benchmark while celebrating ‘Diversity’ – one of the core pillars of the automaker – as women led the end-to-end production.
6 Medicinal Mushrooms For Physical And Mental Health
A guide to six medicinal mushrooms for physical and mental health
अब बिजली वाली स्कूटी से नापिए शहर
नए-नए डिजाइन में, खूबसूरत और महंगी भी. नए जमाने के अनुरूप इलेक्ट्रॉनिक दुपहिया वाहनों की आमद ने इस सेग्मेंट के बाजार में मचाई हलचल
THE E-SCOOTY RIDES INTO TOWN
They are hot, good-looking and promise to be cheaper to maintain. The arrival of trendy two-wheeler EVs perks up the segment
Nerada single-origin black tea is cultivated on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland.
BACK TO THE FUTURE
One of these is the closest you’ll get to owning a piece of the future
Cheap, inferior quality products hampering EV popularity in India: Ather Energy
THE biggest reason electric two-wheelers aren’t popular in India is that the market is flooded with cheap and substandard products, according to Hero MotoCorp-backed Ather Energy.
Electric vehicles are getting better by the day, and with two Indian manufacturers stepping into the game, is this the right time to shop electric?
Days after the sleuths completed investigations in the July 2020 fake encounter involving the killing of three Rajouri labourers, the killing of a teenage trio in a gun battle in city outskirts, has run into controversy with their families claiming they were innocent students, reports
DESCENT INTO THE COLD & DARK
To highlight the shocking statistics on men’s mental health, Chris Hall rode down, and up, Box Hill 91 times. He tells Vern Pitt how it went
Best of 2020: A retrospective design gallery
Finally a challenging year, unprecedented by most standards, comes to a close. Most years have their ups and downs. But 2020 has been unique in that many of us have had to really scramble to see the ups. Retail, being a mirror of the economy, showed all that the pandemic could do to market sentiments. And yet there were store openings, store expansion and store design projects. Hats offto the men and women who brought forth their creativity despite the pall of gloom around. As a tribute to the grit and tireless zeal of everyone involved in the retail eco-system, we present a retrospective gallery of the best from our coverage of Indian and international store design projects this year. All of them may not have been executed this year but they have all made their appearance in our pages this year…so go ahead and enjoy this retrospective visual treat presented in the order of the months in which they got featured.