Author Archives: anik

The Best Deals On The Best Days Of The Year To Buy A New Car

While Black Friday weekend may get all the attention for being a bargain shopper’s Shangri-La, the days ahead are widely held to be the best in the year to buy a new car. Manufacturer’s year-end promotions are in full swing, and car dealers are eager to cut deals and clear their stocks, especially on slow-selling models and last year’s leftover inventory, to end 2015 on ... Read More »

Odd-even rule: To select your new car number, gear up to shell out Rs 20,000 at e-auction

New Delhi: Car owners looking to purchase an additional vehicle to get around the Delhi government’s odd-even rule will have to pay at least Rs 20,000 to pick a specific number. With the state recently joining the Vahan initiative, dealers no longer have a list of numbers that buyers can choose from. Instead they will need to participate in an ... Read More »

Sell rating on Wipro: Taking baby steps into BPaaS, the future of BPO

Wipro has announced the acquisition of Viteos, a niche Business-Process-as-a-Service (BPaaS) for the Alternative Investment Management industry. The rationale is sensible, but the acquisition size is too small (<0.5% of Wipro’s FY15 revenues) to matter. Wipro has a good track record of identifying emerging trends, but has so far failed to capitalise on them due to a flawed culture and ... Read More »

What Google CEO Sundar Pichai said about Android’s future in India

NEW DELHI: India is one of the largest growth markets for the search giant Google globally, said the company’s India-born CEO Sundar Pichai. On a two-day visit to the country, Pichai said that by 2016 India will have more Android users than the US. Stressing on importance of internet connectivity, he said that it is critical to spread the reach ... Read More »

Tata Safari Storme Detailed Expert Review – Jan 01, 2016

Tata Motors has been on a spree to revamp its cars and image. Over the last year or so, it has been steadily showing the door to its older models and in turn replacing them with newer or updated cars. One of the vehicles that got a significant update in the range was the Safari Storme SUV. It got the ... Read More »

Suzuki Baleno 1.0 Boosterjet (2016) review

With an impressive line-up of Swifts to take on the Fiesta, and the Celerio on Up-baiting city car duties, we’d understand if Suzuki’s small car range left you baffled. So where does the new Baleno fit? Above both, actually, but only just. It’s fractionally longer nose-to-tail and wider than the Swift; but more squat in its stance, better-equipped, and while ... Read More »

Kitchen gadgets review: Handpresso Wild – a coffee-dispensing bike pump

What? The Handpresso Wild is a portable pump and percolation baton. Air manually pressurised at one end drives hot water through coffee grounds at the other. Why? Whether camping on the beach or living out of the back of your car, you can still get jacked up on quality joe. Well? Espresso is a drink for the driven. People who ... Read More »

Review: Driveclub Bikes

First things first: whoever was dumb enough to call this Driveclub Bikes instead of Rideclub really missed an opportunity here. This standalone(ish) expansion on top of the existing Driveclub is for one very specific set of gamers. That being, those people still playing… who also like motorcycle racing. Driveclub Bikes changes nothing about the experience of the original. Clubs are still ever present, as are events, ... Read More »

Infiniti previews QX60 and Q50 prior to Detroit Auto Show

Infiniti has revealed details on enhancements to two key models – the 2016 Q50 sports sedan and 2016 QX60 premium crossover – at a special media preview prior to their appearance at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in January. Infiniti announced the availability of three new turbocharged engines for the Q50, including an advanced 400 hp 3.0-litre twin-turbo ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster to debut at Detroit auto show

DETROIT, MI – Twenty years after unveiling its popular SLK roadster, Mercedes-Benz is revealing its successor: The SLC. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster will bow next month at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Mercedes says the name change signifies the SLC’s close relationship to its C- Class lineup, from which it draws much of its technology. ... Read More »