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Auto component manufacturers against EV deadline

After two-wheeler manufacturers opposed the electric vehicle (EV) 2025 deadline the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), is warning of disruptions to the automobile industry if the proposal to ban internal combustion engines in two-wheelers and three-wheelers is implemented. The government proposed complete replacement of three-wheelers with internal combustion engines by 2023, and to replace all two-wheelers below 150 …

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Bookings open for Jeep Compass Trailhawk

FCA India, manufacturer of the made-in-India Jeep Compass, opened bookings for the Trailhawk, all-wheel drive SUV at a fully refundable price of Rs 50,000 recently. The compact, 4×4 SUV can be booked at any of the FCA showrooms across India. The Trailhawk is the first made-in-India Jeep to have earned the coveted trail rated badge, a global benchmark that is …

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Keep language and politics separate

Shashi Shekhar The morning of September 2012 is still fresh in my mind. Hindi lovers from all over the world had gathered in Johannesburg. I was presiding over the media session of the 10th World Hindi Conference. Mani Shankar Aiyar was the chief guest. In his speech, Aiyar had said that nothing could be as good as a person from …

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Trailing the stethoscope

Frederick Noronha For some reason the number of history books in my Goa collection seem to outnumber all other topics. Of course, there also are quite a few books related to creative writing, fiction, short stories, novels, etc. If you place in one basket all the fictional writing in all languages – primarily English, Konkani, Marathi, even Portuguese and Hindi …

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Table Talk: A feast for the senses

Dining out isn’t only about the food anymore. It’s also about the experiences that come with it — the more inventive, the better. Experiential dining is here Satarupa Paul A silver moon lit the narrow gullies of Old Delhi’s Ballimaran that night. In the courtyard of a haveli as old as time, a young man cleared his throat and began …

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A maestro’s journey

Kunal Ray There are several regrets in my life; one of them is not having listened to Ustad Vilayat Khan live in concert. Recorded music can seldom reproduce the joy of a live performance. Every recording is a different rendition, a new rumination on what has been sung or played before. For many like me who had no access to …

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Don’t Wait Until Dark

FILM REVIEWS SACHIN CHATTE Film: Game Over Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Vinodhini Vaidyanathan Directed by: Ashwin Saravanan Duration: 1 hr 43 mins Rating: * * * ‘What if life is a video game and déjà vu are just check points?’ reads a poster hanging on a wall in Game Over, which is a Tamil-Telugu psychological thriller that has been dubbed in …

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A long way to go

Lalita Panicker The #MeToo movement has lost some of its steam but a singular positive development has been that across offices and other places of employment, men think twice before making jocular remarks about the looks or other attributes of women colleagues, think long and hard before making untoward advances and are careful about putting out insensitive messages on social …

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How rainwater hides mysterious microbes

Nandkumar M Kamat These are some results from our biometeorological research which were brought to the notice of scientists of Panaji IMD observatory on World Meteorological Day, March 23, 2018 in my presentation on the invitation of the then station director Sahu. Biometeorology and its microbial dimension is still a novelty in India. But we wish to inform the people …

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Move over Batman, Bajrangi takes on supervillains

India’s new comic-book avengers are rooted in the present. They’re taking on the system, fighting rapists, corruption, terror, and even the caste hierarchy Lavina Mulchandani They’re not from Planet Krypton or here to save Gotham City. Indian superheroes have their origins in real places, like Mizoram, Delhi and Gujarat; their battles are familiar — they take on corruption, rape, the …

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