Author Archives: Loknath Das

2017 Geneva Auto Show: Fast Cars and Diamond Dust

STANDING AT THE TOP of the escalator between the two floors of Palexpo Hall 7, amid the crashing thunder and carbon-fiber lightning of the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, all I could see were bubbles, bubbles everywhere: delicate, iridescent, aching to pop. The biggest is floating just across the ocean. The U.S. car market—upon whose riches these splendid European luxury ... Read More »

New Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.0 petrol 2017 review

The entry-level powerplant is usually one to avoid in most compact executive saloons, but that’s not exactly the case with the Alfa Romeo Giulia. The 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol motor is a smooth performer and makes the car into a refined, comfortable cruiser. However, it lacks the torque of its 2.2-litre diesel stablemate and, as such, it isn’t quite as much ... Read More »

The hottest new vehicles we’ve seen so far at the Geneva auto show

The Geneva International Motor Show kicks off this week and automakers are unveiling a host of new vehicles, from supercars for the super-rich to concept vehicles by boutique car designers to high-volume vehicles for the masses. After two days of media previews the show will be open to the public from March 9-19. Here are some of the hottest vehicles we ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS: Car review

For its engine size, the acceleration is intense; for its proportions, the handling is excellent; for its performance, the price is adequate. With the Baleno RS – short for Road Sport – Maruti Suzuki has forayed into the high-performance hatchback segment. We drive it at a befitting place – the Buddh International Circuit near Greater Noida. Exterior The Baleno RS ... Read More »

Future Names His Favorite Songs Off His Two New Albums

  Future made history by becoming the first artist to ever debut at No. 1 on the Top 200 chart in consecutive weeks. With that kind of success, it is no surprise that the Atlanta rapper views his FUTURE and HNDRXX albums fondly. In an interview with Hypebeast, Future managed to narrow down his favorite tracks from each project, selecting ... Read More »

Allen County new car sales plummet in February

LIMA — New car sales plummeted in Allen County last month, but officials are confident the numbers will pick back up in the spring. The number of new vehicles sold in the county was 301 in February, down from 490 in January and 494 in December, according to the Allen County Title Department. That represented a more than 38 percent ... Read More »

Is Wall Street Like a Used Car Lot?

A board above the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the Dow Jones industrial average closing number above 21,000 on Wednesday. (RICHARD DREW/AP) By Steven Pressman In 1792, before there was the Internet, the telephone or even the telegraph, securities trading began on Wall Street. A small group of dealers, who met under a buttonwood tree on ... Read More »

Bajaj RS200 review: This BS-IV compliant fully-faired bike looks stunning

For those looking for an affordable and fully-faired bike with sporty orientations, the Bajaj RS200 remains a compelling package.(Autocar India) The Pulsar RS200, Bajaj’s fully faired motorcycle, used to inevitably divide opinion when it came to its looks. Some loved its edgy looks and detailing, while there were those, including yours truly, who thought that the styling was a touch ... Read More »