Author Archives: Loknath Das

Explore five holidays of the future

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Uber partners with Bajaj Auto to launch new category quadricycle ‘Qute’

Cab aggregator Uber has announced the launch of its new category, a quadricycle, known as Bajaj Qute on UberXS in partnership with Bajaj Auto. It is a driver plus three passenger quadricycle, which is a four-wheeled motor vehicle that is smaller and lighter than a passenger car. The UberXS is a brand-new category in the India South Asia region. The ... Read More »

Thoughts on the future

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. —George Bernard Shaw The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. —Oprah Winfrey The future will either be green or not at all. —Bob Brown The wise man must remember that ... Read More »

This 2019 Study Reveals the Best Used Car Values for Under $20,000

New car sales are slowing down and due to the rising average cost of a brand new model, more buyers are pivoting to the preowned market. It’s no secret that letting someone else take the depreciation can result in a better value for your dollar, but a new study from iSeeCars examines which models can get you the most for your money. Even though ... Read More »

New-gen Hyundai Elite i20 spotted testing for the first time in India

– The new Hyundai Elite i20 will be based on an updated platform. – It could get a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol motor, mated to a 7-speed DCT. – The next-gen Elite i20 is likely to be launched next year. The next-generation Hyundai Elite i20 was spotted road testing for the first time near the company’s facility in Sriperumbudur, on the outskirts of Chennai. Although heavily ... Read More »

19 lakh customers! Maruti Suzuki Dzire maintains pole position – 1 new car sold every 2 mins

It’s been more than 10 years since Maruti Suzuki’s sedan Dzire first came in and since then it has continued to maintain its pole position in its segment. So far, over 19 lakh customers have bought this compact sedan of Maruti Suzuki. The auto major sold over 2.5 lakh units of Dzire in 2018-19, averaging monthly sales of over 21,000 ... Read More »

Here’s why student housing to cost more in India in future

MUMBAI: The cost of education has been skyrocketing across the country. Both health-care and education tend to see double digit inflation every year. To add to the education cost, in the next couple of years you will witness a steep rise in the cost of student accommodation as well. According to real estate consultant JLL, there are nearly 37 million students pursuing higher ... Read More »

Refreshed Renault Duster spied in production form

Renault India is readying another major update of the once-popular Duster SUV for our market. A few months ago, we reported about this development with a first set of spy shots of this SUV. Today, the updated Renault Duster for India has been spotted in North India in what looks like its final production form, possibly undergoing high altitude tests. Not ... Read More »

Azim Premji, the compassionate capitalist who nurtured future leaders and new crop of entrepreneurs

There are many sides to Azim Premji, the second richest man in India. Of course, it includes integrity, philanthropy and intense passion when it comes to work that he is well known for. On the other hand is the less known side of him – one that nurtures talent. There are many entrepreneurs and leaders he nurtured purely by being ... Read More »

Value picks: Used car financing is now outselling new car loans

With many more consumers opting to buy second-hand cars, given how prices of new cars have shot up, banks are now focusing more on used car financing. Indeed, at a time when the demand for new car loans has flagged, credit for used cars is growing at perky 15-18%, according to bankers. CarDekho.com puts the pace of growth at an ... Read More »