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BMW’S 2ND R NINET – AMBLER OR SCRAMBLER?

Exactly what is a Scrambler, given we’re hearing more about these versatile devices? No, not the ones that mess with signals, the two-wheeled ones that mess with trails and tracks. Think Scrambler and most middle-aged folk will recall stripped back off-road bikes in the the fifties and sixties, a time when Steve McQueen made a Triumph T60 famous in “The ... Read More »

Exploring Italdesign – Lamborghini’s iconic design house

True, there are more cars parked in the street, but that just means there are more employees, a given for a thriving company. But the two large studio buildings through which you usually enter Italdesign’s estate on the southern outskirts of Turin seem hardly to have altered, even though it’s nearly 50 years since the company’s famous founder, Giorgetto Giugiaro, ... Read More »

Childhood obesity: Cut unhealthy food multi-buy offers – MPs

The government must do more to reduce the number of cut-price and multi-buy offers on unhealthy food to help curb childhood obesity, a group of MPs say. The report, by the Health Select Committee, also calls for rules on junk food advertisements to be made tougher. It argues the government’s official obesity plan contains “vague statements” that are “inadequate”. But ... Read More »

Hyundai Elantra CRDI AT Long Term Review – First Report

The Hyundai Elantra diesel has just entered our long term garage in the automatic guise and I am quite excited to call it all mine for the next three months. Despite being launched four years back, the Elantra still looks fresh and makes for a good option to the recently launched Toyota Corolla or even the Skoda Octavia. There is ... Read More »

Global Smartphone Market Growth to Be Lowest Ever in 2016 – Gartner

Global smartphone sales are expected to grow in single digits in percentage terms for the first time ever and PC shipments are forecast to decline in 2016, according to research firm Gartner Inc. Gartner said on Thursday it expected smartphone sales to grow only 7 percent to 1.5 billion units in 2016 from 2015, stunted by flat sales in the ... Read More »

Bajaj V15 vs Hero Glamour vs Honda CB Shine SP vs Honda CB Unicorn 150 – Spec Comparison

The commuter segment is a highly contested space in the Indian two-wheeler market and something that Bajaj Auto has been struggling to find ground in for quite some time now. With the exception of the CT100 and Platina, the automaker was on the lookout for its next big commuter and that turned out to be the V15 that arrived with ... Read More »

Opinion: How Will The Budget Impact Your Provident Fund? – By Manoj Nagpal

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his third Budget proposed substantive changes to the Employee Provident Fund. In fact, changes to provident fund started even before the Budget. It’s important to know how these changes will affect your provident fund and whether you need to take any specific action. There is a lot of confusion around the proposed changes, but the ... Read More »

Opinion: Modi Declared It An Exam. ‘Must Try Better’ Is His Grade – By Shashi Tharoor

This is a political budget. The government has at last discovered the virtues of attending to the needs of the agriculture sector and the rural poor, but this has more to do with upcoming state elections than with a coherent economic vision. Between sending reassuring signals to the ratings agencies abroad by announcing that it will stick to its previously-declared ... Read More »

Unlocking San Bernardino iPhone Would Be ‘Bad for America’ – Apple CEO

Apple chief Tim Cook on Wednesday said that complying with a court order to help the FBI break into an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters would be “bad for America,” and set a legal precedent that would offend many Americans. “Some things are hard, and some things are right, and some things are both – this ... Read More »

It’s Clear – We All Need to Take Salt Off the Table

Image credit: Istock After all this time, why don’t we know for sure whether eating too much [FILL IN THE BLANK] is bad for us? You can fill in that blank with saturated fat, with meat, with cholesterol, and the answer’s the same, because the kind of research that would definitively answer that question is impossible to do. We can’t ... Read More »