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View: Future of democracy is literally in India’s hands

. “On or about December 1910, human character changed,” the English novelist Virginia Woolf once wrote. It’s no exaggeration to say that human character in India changed equally dramatically between 2014 and 2019 as the number of active smartphones in the country quadrupled from 100 million to 400 million. Woolf, like many of her contemporaries in the early 20th century, was interested ... Read More »

‘Crude prices to hold firm in future as supply tightens’

Crude-oil prices have been rising sharply in international markets as OPEC is committed to rebalancing the crude oil market. The latest update shows that OPEC’s crude-oil production in March further declined to 30.02 million barrels a day, from 30.56 million b/d the previous month. A steep decline in production from Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Iraq led to rise. Saudi Arabia ... Read More »

Lotus’s First All-New Car in a Decade Will Be an Electric Hypercar

Colin Chapman’s legacy is legendary, as is that of the marque he founded, Lotus. To call the two influential in the history of motorsports and sports cars is to grossly understate the matter. But, for the past couple decades (or three), small but spirited Lotus has struggled to move that legacy forward in a world of increasingly complex technologies. That’s ... Read More »

Faraday Future strikes deal to make cars in China with mobile gaming company

Troubled electric car startup Faraday Future has received another surprise lifeline in the form of a new 50/50 joint venture partnership with Chinese online video game company The9, the EV company announced Sunday. The9 says it’s willing to contribute up to $600 million to the joint venture, and Faraday Future has promised to use that money to make a new ... Read More »

Women driving used car sales in India: Honda, Volkswagen, Nissan preferred brands

Women are now key drivers in the growth of used car market in India Gone are the days when a woman was expected to occupy only the passenger seat with a smile plastered on her face as the man flexed his ‘skills’, occasionally cracking a joke or two on women drivers and their lousiness. Shattering all these stereotypes with utmost ... Read More »

Jet Airway’s Future Hangs In Limbo As Talks Go Nowhere

James Hogan, CEO of Etihad Airways, left, and Naresh Goyal, chairman of Jet Airways, attend a news conference in Mumbai, India, on August 11, 2014. (Photo: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg) © 2014 BLOOMBERG FINANCE LP Will Naresh Goyal be remembered as the man who created India’s first successful private airline, or the man who caused it to collapse? It’s been a few ... Read More »

Slew of new car launches, high fuel prices: Used cars sold 4 lakh units more than new in 2018

In value terms, the used-car market clocked almost two-thirds the business recorded for new cars last year — Rs 1.4 lakh crore for used cars versus Rs 2.2 lakh crore for new. (Representational) MARKING A trend that appears to be gaining strength, India’s used-car market saw the sale of 40 lakh vehicles in 2018 to overtake the volumes for new ... Read More »

India-bound new car launches in March

Car manufacturers in the country are gearing up to launch the last batch of new cars for Q1 of 2019. The upcoming cars, namely the Honda Civic, Ford Figo and the Porsche Macan, have already created a buzz among enthusiasts and buyers. The new 10th generation Civic will be more-or-less similar to the concept version last seen at the 2018 Auto Expo event in the ... Read More »

New Car Discounts in February 2019 Upto Rs 1.5 Lakh – Maruti Suzuki Wagon R and More

In a bid to clear the remaining stock of 2018, car dealerships across India are offering hefty discounts and benefits on brand new cars ranging upto Rs 1.5 lakh. Some manufacturers like Maruti Suzuki are offering discounts on cars like the previous gen Wagon R to clear the stock after the new Wagon R was launched in India. Then there ... Read More »

January new car registrations in Poland boosted by companies

Poland: Poland’s new car registrations rose by 0.58 percent year on year to 51,335 in January, helped by strong activity from companies buying vehicles for business use, the Samar research institute said on Tuesday. Registrations were also boosted by the sale of cars from the previous year which is normal for this time of year, Samar said. Registrations fell, however, by 1.98 ... Read More »