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Rajesh Karkera

The versatile Rajesh Karkera reviews cars, writes on travel and shoots videos and photographs too. You can e-mail the author at rajeshk@rediff.co.in

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Mrunal Thakur finds this actor 'WAY TOO HOT'!

Mrunal Thakur finds this actor 'WAY TOO HOT'!

Rediff.com1 hour ago

So, what's keeping Mrunal Thakur busy these days?

Watch! Want to tempt Sandeepa Dhar?

Watch! Want to tempt Sandeepa Dhar?

Rediff.com6 days ago

Here's the one thing that will really work.

Nissan Magnite is the latest addition to compact SUV segment

Nissan Magnite is the latest addition to compact SUV segment

Rediff.com7 days ago

It's got the looks, it's got the features, but the Magnite's success will depend on its pricing, says Rajesh Karkera.

'I love making people laugh'

'I love making people laugh'

Rediff.com17 Oct 2020

'I don't feel that I get typecast. I'm an actor who is widely accepted in the comedy genre.'

Will new Thar put the mojo back in 2-door cars in India?

Will new Thar put the mojo back in 2-door cars in India?

Rediff.com7 Oct 2020

The 2-door vehicle may finds its way back in India with the launch of the all-new Thar by Mahindra and Mahindra, says Rajesh Karkera.

All-new Duster 1.3L has the same heart as Mercedes A-Class!

All-new Duster 1.3L has the same heart as Mercedes A-Class!

Rediff.com29 Sep 2020

At the heart of the Duster 1.3 Turbo X-Tronic is a turbocharged engine paired to a 7-speed CVT, the same engine that also powers the Mercedes A-Class, CLA and GLA-Class entry-level models! Now if only Renault had put some thought into the all-new Duster's interiors and driver comfort as they did in the engine... Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com test-drives the old beast with a new heart.

Want the first All-New Thar? You can now bid for it!

Want the first All-New Thar? You can now bid for it!

Rediff.com26 Sep 2020

The bid amount will go towards three charities -- Naandi Foundation, Swades Foundation and PM-CARES -- with Mahindra contributing a matching amount, reports Rajesh Karkera.

Is this Saif's Ravan look?

Is this Saif's Ravan look?

Rediff.com4 Sep 2020

Will Saif play Ravan with 10 heads?

Skoda introduces its first all-electric SUV

Skoda introduces its first all-electric SUV

Rediff.com3 Sep 2020

With two drive options, three battery options and a design selection option, the Enyaq promises to tick all the boxes.

SEE: Test-driving the Renault Triber 7-seater AMT

SEE: Test-driving the Renault Triber 7-seater AMT

Rediff.com27 Aug 2020

Rajesh Karkera test-drives the Renault Triber AMT, a 7-seater for the easy rider in you.

WATCH: Moonlight, when dreams come true

WATCH: Moonlight, when dreams come true

Rediff.com26 Aug 2020

Abhishek Sharma, lead singer of the Delhi-based indie-rock band, AaGROH, and film-maker Swati Vishnoi got together virtually to create a video inspired by the lockdown.

First Drive: The New Gen Thar

First Drive: The New Gen Thar

Rediff.com18 Aug 2020

A blend of traditional as well as contemporary features, the All-New Thar exceeds expectations by far, says Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com.

First Look: The unveiling of the All New Thar

First Look: The unveiling of the All New Thar

Rediff.com15 Aug 2020

The keenly-awaited Mahindra Thar 2020 was finally unveiled on August 15, 2020. Here are the first images of one of the finest off-roaders!

Lockdown diaries: The view from my window

Lockdown diaries: The view from my window

Rediff.com12 Aug 2020

Amazing views outside my window which I had never noticed until I was forced into quarantine at home!

The Mahindra Thar: Beauty and the beast

The Mahindra Thar: Beauty and the beast

Rediff.com12 Aug 2020

As Mahindra readies to unveil its latest version of the Jeep that is so beloved of adventure enthusiasts, the urban crowd as well as the countryside, Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com traces the vehicle's journey through the decades.

Can a t-shirt really save the Earth?

Can a t-shirt really save the Earth?

Rediff.com3 Aug 2020

30 Indian designers have come together for Duniya, a unique t-shirt project.

When your son is COVID-19 positive

When your son is COVID-19 positive

Rediff.com21 Jul 2020

'Most important were the breathing exercises -- whatever way you like.' 'Pranayam or just deep breathing...' 'Breathing is very, very, very, very, very, very important.'

'When the time comes, nothing will stop you from achieving what you deserve'

'When the time comes, nothing will stop you from achieving what you deserve'

Rediff.com30 Jun 2020

'I see a lot of potential in new singers.' 'But the thing is, there is a lot of hard work.'

'My advice has always been: Don't rush'

'My advice has always been: Don't rush'

Rediff.com25 Jun 2020

'Everyone wants to achieve everything very quickly.' 'Parents want to see their kids become stars overnight.' 'Kids want to be a sensation on social media.' 'Everyone is constantly in a race.'

SEE: How to make Bhindi Fry

SEE: How to make Bhindi Fry

Rediff.com12 Jun 2020

Rediff.com's Rajesh Karkera shares a simple recipe for beginners!

SEE: 6 Questions with Ajinkya Rahane!

SEE: 6 Questions with Ajinkya Rahane!

Rediff.com12 Mar 2020

Watch 'Jinks' Rahane in action!

With new GLC Coupe, Mercedes makes it 4 launches in 4 months

With new GLC Coupe, Mercedes makes it 4 launches in 4 months

Rediff.com4 Mar 2020

Equipped with the ' Mercedes Me' connect feature which makes this one too a connected car, this is the 10th 'Made in India' product from Mercedes and comes in two engine variants. The 300d 4MATIC diesel and the 300 4MATIC petrol, both BS VI versions. The diesel is an in-line 4-cylinder engine that churns out 245 hp power and 500 Nm of peak torque, and can do a 0-100 km/h in 6.6 seconds, while the GLC 300 Coup in-line petrol engine produces 258 hp and 370 Nm of torque and can do 0-100km/h in just 6.3 seconds!

What models REALLY think of runway fashion

What models REALLY think of runway fashion

Rediff.com12 Feb 2020

Rediff.com's Rajesh Karkera gets models to reveal how they felt walking in some of the iconic outfits at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week.

From Tata Motors to Kia, auto majors show off the future

From Tata Motors to Kia, auto majors show off the future

Rediff.com5 Feb 2020

Among the cars unveiled at the Auto Expo on Wednesday was Mahindra and Mahindra's e-KUV for Rs 8.2 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. With a single charge range of 150 km and a 55 min fast charging upto 80 pc, it was both a head-turner and a conversation-starter.

Nepal to Bhutan: The DRIVE of a lifetime!

Nepal to Bhutan: The DRIVE of a lifetime!

Rediff.com4 Feb 2020

After a few exciting days in Nepal, a land of alluring stupas, Rediff.com's Rajesh Karkera, on a tri-nation drive, heads east via India into mysterious Bhutan.

SEE: India to Nepal: Awesome Road Trip!

SEE: India to Nepal: Awesome Road Trip!

Rediff.com4 Feb 2020

Rediff.com's Rajesh Karkera made an 11-day road voyage across some of South Asia's most deserted, challenging, terrain, always under the gaze of the sacred, dazzling Himalaya.

Bhutan: Tiger's Nest, giant momos, Happiness

Bhutan: Tiger's Nest, giant momos, Happiness

Rediff.com4 Feb 2020

Rediff.com's Rajesh Karkera takes in the best of Bhutan, a beautiful little kingdom that has bundles and bundles of goodness to offer.

SEE: Why Vedarth Thappa is the fittest man in India

SEE: Why Vedarth Thappa is the fittest man in India

Rediff.com31 Jan 2020

The engineer on how he built his body and conditioned his mind to represent India at the CrossFit Games 2020.

Tata Nexon EV: Electric car with an 8 year warranty!

Tata Nexon EV: Electric car with an 8 year warranty!

Rediff.com20 Dec 2019

'One can charge it at home, in the office, on the go. All it needs is a 15 Amp electric socket which is found is all our homes.'

Revealed! What Katy LOVES about India

Revealed! What Katy LOVES about India

Rediff.com13 Nov 2019

'I've always looked at Mumbai as a destination I really want to be at. 'I have heard it's the most fun and it's where arts, culture and entertainment (come together), and Bollywood. I'm excited to indulge in all things Indian.'

Mercedes G 350 d: The king of off-roaders is here!

Mercedes G 350 d: The king of off-roaders is here!

Rediff.com19 Oct 2019

'The G-Class has been unparalleled and unrivalled around the world, since its inception in 1979. It is the benchmark among luxury off-road vehicles' Martin Schwenk, MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said at the much-awaited launch.

Bold and trendy! These outfits will steal your heart

Bold and trendy! These outfits will steal your heart

Rediff.com17 Oct 2019

Six young designers from the INIFD, Bandra showcased their collection at the Bombay Times Fashion Week held in Mumbai.

Don't miss! Transgender hero Laxmi opens fashion week

Don't miss! Transgender hero Laxmi opens fashion week

Rediff.com14 Oct 2019

Mumbai-based LGBTQ activist Laxmi Narayan kick-started the Times Fashion Week in Mumbai.

Don't miss! STUNNING images of sindoor khela

Don't miss! STUNNING images of sindoor khela

Rediff.com9 Oct 2019

Rediff.com's Rajesh Karkera brings you these visuals from the Bengali Hindu tradition as part of Durga pooja celebrations in Mumbai.

Must see: What happens at Oktoberfest in Mumbai

Must see: What happens at Oktoberfest in Mumbai

Rediff.com8 Oct 2019

The first installment of the German beer festival in Mumbai saw an eclectic mix of live performances, games, dance and much more.

Now you can stay connected to your Merc with Me app

Now you can stay connected to your Merc with Me app

Rediff.com7 Oct 2019

Mercedes-Benz joins the connected cars revolution with the launch of their app -- 'Mercedes Me'.

Feature-packed Renault Triber is a good city car

Feature-packed Renault Triber is a good city car

Rediff.com19 Sep 2019

The Renault Triber is an ideal vehicle which has enough buff in its looks and enough practical space for a family of 5 to go out on a weekend getaway, says Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com.

Mumbaikars step out to save city's green lung from metro project

Mumbaikars step out to save city's green lung from metro project

Rediff.com10 Sep 2019

Braving the downpour, Mumbaikars came together on Sunday to protest against the cutting of over 2,700 trees in Aarey milk Colony for the upcoming metro shed project.

MUST SEE! When Kailash Kher set the stage on fire

MUST SEE! When Kailash Kher set the stage on fire

Rediff.com7 Sep 2019

Nothing beats a live Kailash Kher performance, says Rajesh Karkera.

Soon, your Hyundai vehicles could come with e-scooter

Soon, your Hyundai vehicles could come with e-scooter

Rediff.com27 Aug 2019

When mounted on a vehicle, the scooter is charged automatically using electricity produced while driving, ensuring that the user can complete their journey seamlessly, using the e-scooter to reach their final destination after parking the vehicle.

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