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The odd, crazy world we live in!

This week's collection of unbelievably unusual images that show it's an odd, crazy world we live in. Participants hold smoke flares as they slide down along a chute to cross a pool of water and......

Year of disappointment for auto industry

"A promise is a promise," said Ratan Tata while unveiling the Nano at the beginning of the year, putting India on the global automotive map. However, the year 2008, which began with a bang, ended......

Is Vajpayee a poor poet?

POETIC JUSTICETHE DEBATE OVER Atal Bihari Vajpayee's legacy as prime minister seems to be split between those who think his masterly inaction during the slaughter of the lambs in Gujarat revealed......

Mini in name, max in power and appeal

Why is the Mini the only “lifestyle” auto badge that seems to be growing and staying strong? Pavan Lall finds out. Photographs: Kind courtesy, BMW Ten years after it drove into India,......

Vintage Beetle gets new life as electric car

Besides opening up the possibility of a policy that allows vintage cars retrofitted with electric batteries to ply on roads, this also gives a clue to how cars older than 15 years that are banned......

Remembering the Beetles

It was in the 1960s that the Beetle attained its cult status, when it became almost synonymous with the hippie movement -- and succeeded in shaking off the grim history of its origins. As......

Beetle mania comes to a close

Curtains to come down for the last time on the Love Bug! With German carmaker Volkswagen calling time on the Beetle, perhaps the most popular car brand ever, an 80-year-old slice of history comes......

Why the world's cheapest car failed to win India's heart

The distinction between “cheap” and “affordable” is a fine one, but no one understands this better than India’s aspirational first-time car-owner, says Kanika Datta.......

'No one walked the way Vinod Khanna did'

'No one had the presence he had in a crowded room. No one could lighten up the surroundings he was in, like him. No one...' Amitabh Bachchan remembers his old friend Vinod Khanna. IMAGE: Amitabh......

Review: Break ke pehle works. Baad all bad!

Sukanya Verma reviews Break Ke Baad. Post YOUR reviews here!Blame it on Aditya Chopra and Karan Johar!More than a decade ago, Bollywood found its unsought messiah in these two filmmakers with a......

Angelina Jolie comes to Italy's aid

Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Hollywood, right here! Angelina Jolie has once again turned up for a humanitarian cause and has pledged to help flood-ravaged victims near......

Where is Shreyas Talpade's gun?

Shreyas Talpade seemed to enjoy shooting from his gun during a promotional event for his film, Aage Se Right, at Prabodhankar Thackeray Krida Sankul sports complex in Vile Parle, a......

Bollywood behind the wheel

Okay, so we don't have a Gone In 60 Seconds. Or a Bullitt. Or a French Connection. And we haven't even really tried getting into cars in our movies.But there are times we've flirted with the......

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