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Documentation for a new vehicle becomes one mighty ordeal if not handled properly   A few weeks ago, we brought another new car into the family. This time around, the vehicle was bought using the operational leasing route: this means the involvement of the manufacturer, a dealer, a...

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Ravindra Purohit 28 July 2015
Service to Goa by the sea route may start again. The author recounts the charm of travelling to Goa by this mode and life in Goa   “Ahoy! “Ahoy! Goa Ahead! Captain of Ports, Goa announces the liner to set sail again between Mumbai and Goa.” This is delightful news. I took this...

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Moneylife Digital Team 21 July 2015
With the addition of two new channels, Videocon d2h now has a bouquet of 37 HD channels   NASDAQ listed Videocon d2h said it added two high-definition (HD) premium English channels, Star Movies Select HD and Fox Life HD, taking number of its HD bouquet to 37...

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From sounding like lawn-mowers, automatic transmission vehicles have come a long way   The first time I drove an automatic car was in the United States, way back in the mid-1970s, I hated every furlong of it. The sheer loss of power when needed the most—while overtaking and on fast...

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You truly own your device only when you have root access and install a customised Android OS. Here is how to do it   If you want to control your mobile device, it literally means that you should be able to change its settings, parameters and themes (wallpapers too), according to your...

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The cancellation charges for domestic flights were revised to Rs1,800 from Rs1,500 while for international flights it will now be at Rs2,250, SpiceJet said   Low-cost carrier SpiceJet on Sunday hiked the ticket cancellation charges for both domestic and international...

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The car major is a victim of workshop gossip over the issue of airbags   Toyota is facing global queries on the issue of faulty airbags supplied by Takata Corp, manufacturers of safety devices, including seat belts, for major car companies across the world who constitute its...

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There’s more to Mathura than just the usual trip during Holi   This may be a tiny little town in the nondescript district of Mathura (Uttar Pradesh); but its religious significance goes back thousands of years, steeped in the Indian epics. Tourists and pilgrims, from all over India...

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The new version of Honda Jazz will attempt to ride on the City’s brand value   If there was one car which started the trend of beginning with a high price and then reducing it drastically, thus building up a reputation for itself, it had to be the Honda Jazz, currently waiting to be...

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Mobile shopping apps give you the choice to shop at your convenience but be careful with them   As our mobile devices become more and more a part of our everyday lives, we are increasingly using them for shopping, working and communication. No wonder, during 2014, sessions in shopping...

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The core principle for buying a used car is the same as investment in other assets whose future performance is unknown: first reduce the risk   It is said that a car represents your personality. It can show your humility, your ego, your pecuniary constraints or your opulence. No...

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Two Indian tourists in New Zealand had their car rental contracts cancelled after they were stopped by police for driving too slow, media reported on Thursday.   The drivers drove their two rented vehicles at 60 km/h in a 100 km/h zone in South Island's Queenstown area and stopped...

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In his 20s, Paavan Nanda, the MDI alumnus and co-founder of Zostel Hospitality Private Limited, said that they have a single motto: "Change the way India travels"   The idea stemmed from a basic problem that they, like most other students and budget travellers, face while travelling -...

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Removing a radiator to clean it can become a major exercise   Every summer, water-cooled-engine-powered motor- vehicle-owners in India would get their radiators flushed. This meant every car, truck and bus, with the possible exception of the VW Beetle and some other air-cooled...

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Sahana Ghosh (IANS) 07 May 2015
At a time when carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles have come under the scanner for problems related to climate change, fuel cells are being seen as promising alternatives to fossil fuels   Cars that run on air and puff out water vapour as exhaust? Well, Indian scientists claim...

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Budget-conscious users can afford a dream smartphone without spending big money   Budget-conscious users have never had it so good. They can buy their ‘dream’ phone for under Rs10,000. There are several good handsets with features matching those of premium brands. Although there...

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The scheme covers all major landline general plans of rural and urban areas, landline special plans and all major combo (landline and broadband) plans   State-run BSNL said Thursday it will introduce unlimited free calling at night from its landline phones to all landline and mobile...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 22 April 2015
The modern, ultra-luxury Range Rover seems to be more into luxury than anything else   While the price reduction that is going to be ‘made’ for the Range Rover in India is not much, the larger issue is the perception that an ultra-luxury massive SUV will now cost about half a crore...

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Rijiju said the northeast has great potential to emerge as a trade hub and the union government has the vision to Look East through North East   DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday announced a direct daily flight from Delhi to Dimapur in Nagaland from April 15...

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As a partner to eKart, the Dabbawalas will collect Flipkart's shipments from delivery hubs and deliver them to the customers while picking their boxes   Leading e-retailer Flipkart on Thursday announced partnering with Mumbai's world famous Dabbawalas for last mile delivery to its...

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