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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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.

REVEALED! What models really do

REVEALED! What models really do

Rediff.com21 Aug 2019

A controlled madness takes over backstage as the curtains rise for the Lakme Fashion Week.

Totally sold out on the KIA Seltos!

Totally sold out on the KIA Seltos!

Rediff.com14 Aug 2019

Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com got the chance to get behind the wheel of the KIA Seltos in rain-splattered Goa, and can't get over the experience.

Mahindra launches VR augmented showrooms

Mahindra launches VR augmented showrooms

Rediff.com28 Jun 2019

Using VR headsets, customers can go on virtual tours on the automobiles, and operate almost all aspects of the XUV 500 and the Alturas G4 without even getting into the vehicle, reports Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

WATCH: This jazz musician is unstoppable

WATCH: This jazz musician is unstoppable

Rediff.com20 Jun 2019

Joe Vessoakar's video will make you fall in love with the trumpet.

WATCH: This jazz musician is unstoppable

WATCH: This jazz musician is unstoppable

Rediff.com20 Jun 2019

Joe Vessoakar's video will make you fall in love with the trumpet.

8 COOL reasons to visit Mahabaleshwar in summer

8 COOL reasons to visit Mahabaleshwar in summer

Rediff.com31 May 2019

Rediff.com's Rajesh Karkera takes us on a trip to one of Maharashtra's most scenic hill stations.

The Rs 73-lakh, all-new BMW X5 is here!

The Rs 73-lakh, all-new BMW X5 is here!

Rediff.com17 May 2019

The locally-produced BMW X5 is one of the best selling models for the car-maker in the domestic market, and the latest version of the SUV will compete with the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLE, Volvo XC90, Range Rover Velar, Porsche Cayenne and the Audi Q7.

Morris Garages brings its Hector to India

Morris Garages brings its Hector to India

Rediff.com16 May 2019

Big, Bold and Smart. That's what the MG Hector radiates when you first see it.

Formula E championship: Hong Kong's streets come to life

Formula E championship: Hong Kong's streets come to life

Rediff.com15 Mar 2019

Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com, who attended the Hong Kong leg of the Formula E Championship, documents life off the racing track.

Thrills, spills and even a crash... HK Formula E racing had it all!

Thrills, spills and even a crash... HK Formula E racing had it all!

Rediff.com14 Mar 2019

A crash by another Formula E driver hits Mahindra Racing, the only team in the circuit, but this disappointment aside, the weekend was saw more action and thrills than a Hollywood blockbuster, says Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com.

Compact SUVs in India now have a new worry!

Compact SUVs in India now have a new worry!

Rediff.com14 Feb 2019

The XUV300, Mahindra's second compact SUV, is so packed with segment-firsts that it is sure to send shockwaves among competitors.

'People feel ballet is not our culture'

'People feel ballet is not our culture'

Rediff.com21 Jan 2019

Apeksha Bhattacharya has dedicated her life to popularising ballet.

Here comes M5 Electro, the electric race car from Mahindra

Here comes M5 Electro, the electric race car from Mahindra

Rediff.com14 Dec 2018

Four years after entering Formula E racing, Mahindra comes out with a racing car designed for the e-racing circuit. Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com reports.

With Alturas G4, Mahindra has a winner on its hands

With Alturas G4, Mahindra has a winner on its hands

Rediff.com27 Nov 2018

The Mahindra Alturas G4, which was launched on Saturday in Jaipur, is a true-blue premium SUV combining a powerful engine, luxe interiors and a beast-like exterior, says Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com.

Nissan Kicks in with a bigger version

Nissan Kicks in with a bigger version

Rediff.com25 Oct 2018

It was only an exterior launch, not the actual car, but what he saw left Rediff.com's Rajesh Karkera hugely impressed.

Harrier, Tata's most awaited SUV, is open for booking

Harrier, Tata's most awaited SUV, is open for booking

Rediff.com22 Oct 2018

Bookings for the head-turner are now open on the Tata Motors website, for an initial payment of Rs 35,000 (which will be reimbursed fully on cancellation, the company assures).

This road trip is not for everyone

This road trip is not for everyone

Rediff.com11 Oct 2018

Rajesh Karkera details how an exciting off road competition tested his motoring skills and perseverance.

Why you must try off-roading at Sakleshpur

Why you must try off-roading at Sakleshpur

Rediff.com10 Oct 2018

78 vehicles. A scenic trail along winding tea estates and forests. And plenty of challenges along the way.

'We will erase bad Asiad memory in the World Cup'

'We will erase bad Asiad memory in the World Cup'

Rediff.com10 Sep 2018

'Whatever happened at the Asian Games, that's a big learning curve for the players, coach and the staff.'

Kerala Floods: 'Thank you, everyone who has helped'

Kerala Floods: 'Thank you, everyone who has helped'

Rediff.com29 Aug 2018

Models Sonalika Sahay, Nicole Padival and Aishwarya Singh share their feelings about the floods that have devastated Kerala.

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