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Religious celebrations and safety shouldn't be mutually exclusive

09 Aug 2013 /  By Bertrand D'souza
Religious celebrations and safety shouldn't be mutually exclusive

On festival days, there isn’t a spot check anywhere in the city. No one seems to give a damn about the hordes of people that flout the safety rules

Let's play the blame game

02 Aug 2013 /  By Shubhabrata Marmar
Let's play the blame game

For every prospective motorcycle buyer in India who knows his stuff there are literally thousands who don’t. And that is stuff that should keep, for example, policymakers up all night

A biker's death in Delhi

30 Jul 2013 /  By Shubhabrata Marmar
A biker's death in Delhi

I've written in the past that every time one of us climbs on a motorcycle, our actions shape the outward image of the entire biker community. That image isn't doing very well right now

On my own power

27 Jul 2013 /  By Shubhabrata Marmar
On my own power

My attraction to cycling was simplicity itself, after all. Cycles are single-track human-powered devices that work the same way as motorcycles, right? They lean left to go left and so forth...

2014 F1 regulations explained

26 Jul 2013 /  By Karun Chandhok
2014 F1 regulations explained

It would not be an over-estimation to state that the F1 cars of next year are probably the most fuel and energy efficient machines on the road

The E63 is coming and I can't wait

24 Jul 2013 /  By Bertrand D'souza
The E63 is coming and I can't wait

I don’t think even the SLS AMG comes close to the E63 AMG hyper-saloon experience

My favourite racetracks in the world

19 Jul 2013 /  By Karun Chandhok
My favourite racetracks in the world

Drivers in general love going to tracks where the lap has a natural flow around it and you get into a bit of a rhythm where you really enjoy the circuit

Tackling pollution: Diesel engines aren't the problem

15 Jul 2013 /  By Bertrand D'souza
Tackling pollution: Diesel engines aren't the problem

Manufacturers cannot move to better engines conforming to Euro V emissions as these engines cannot accept the poor fuel quality that is available in India.

Buying used cars isn't scary anymore

12 Jul 2013 /  By Vikrant Singh
Buying used cars isn't scary anymore

Nearly every automotive company present in India now has a used car arm, be it Maruti at the affordable end of the spectrum or Audi at the expensive side

Vespa VX: Premium price, not so premium product

05 Jul 2013 /  By Shubhabrata Marmar
Vespa VX: Premium price, not so premium product

The intangibles are in place for this without a doubt. The Vespa has a charming back story, a well-developed history, presence and charisma in the movies, and all that. But is that enough for 'premiumness'?