Author Archives: Loknath Das

Siemens: The future is smart

Nestled on the edge of the Western Ghats in the eastern suburb of Kalwa near Mumbai is a sprawling manufacturing campus that belongs to German engineering conglomerate Siemens’ Indian arm, Siemens Ltd. A wide spectrum of industrial products ranging from motors to switchgear is made in this factory, which came up way back in the 1960s. On a wet July ... Read More »

9 Things To Keep In Mind When Buying A Used Car Online

It’s a highly digitised world where what can be done online is being done online. The added convenience of online shopping extends to buying cars as well, especially used cars. Sure you can configure and pre-order a new car from a manufacturer’s website but when you’re looking to buy a used car, it’s a bit more complicated. While there are ... Read More »

New car launches in India in September

Car manufacturers in the country are gearing up to the festive season. This September, we expect to see a slew of new car launches in the country, which ranges from a budget-friendly hatchback to a luxury sedan. The auto industry is likely to get some relief this festive season against the constant drop in sales in the last few months. ... Read More »

Ashis Nandy: ‘Our future is nothing but present of today’s West’

Political thinker Ashis Nandy at the Express Adda in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Express photo by Renuka Puri) “THERE ARE many reasons for the rise of nationalism in India, but I think the primary reason is this: we have lost the right to our future. Only from robust scepticism, mutual criticism and cross criticism can we have a variety of ... Read More »

Pullela Gopichand worried about Indian badminton’s future; says ‘we haven’t invested in coaches’

Hyderabad: India might be celebrating a world champion in PV Sindhu right now but national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand feels there are reasons to be worried about the future as the country has not “invested enough in coaches”. Sindhu, who is also an Olympic silver-medallist, became India’s first world champion in the sport with a straight-game triumph over Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara ... Read More »

Higher depreciation rate may lift used-vehicles market

Besides bringing down resale value, it will lead to lower insurance premium: Industry players The doubling of depreciation rate to 30 per cent for vehicles bought until March 31, 2020, as announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday, augurs well for the used-vehicles market, say industry players. A higher depreciation rate will mean that the resale value will come ... Read More »

Allu Arjun buys a swanky new car worth Rs 2.3 crore; calls it a ‘beast’

And Allu Arjun’s love for cars – his most priced posessions continues! The Telugu superstar, who had recently made headlines for buying a royal vanity van ‘Falcon’ has now added yet another member to his family – a beast in the form of a Range Rover. He introduced his new ride on Instagram with a caption saying, “New Car in the House ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki XL6 Review

The Maruti Suzuki XL6 is a new concept from the market leader. While others have tried to take on the MPV space at two ends – value or sheer size, this is the first compact yet premium offering in the segment. And it targets individual or family buyers who want something within their budget that is functional, plush and also ... Read More »

The robots in our future

One of the central figures in American writer Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot (1950) was a robot called Robbie—a metallic nursemaid with a positronic brain, which imparted to it a consciousness and ability to interact with humans. One of the first robots science writer and journalist David Ewing Duncan introduces the readers to in his newest release, Talking To Robots, is ... Read More »

Spider-Man’s Marvel Cinematic Future in Jeopardy As Disney and Sony Butt Heads Over Producing Deal

Spider-Man is under threat of eviction from the Marvel Cinematic Universe if the two companies controlling the character’s future can’t come to an agreement over producing and revenue sharing. In 2015, Marvel and Sony brokered a deal to share Spider-Man that involved Disney co-financing Spidey movies in exchange for a share of profits and for use of the web-slinger in its sprawling network of interconnected films. That ... Read More »