Articles by rajw

In these days of the social media ascendant, is it any wonder that a phenomenon like the “Ice Bucket challenge” is doing the rounds. After all, it’s almost as if the IBC is made for Facebook – you challenge a bunch of your friends while posting a video of you…

By all measures, even asking this question seems to place me in a minority of one. If you see what’s been happening over the past decade, the moot point doesn’t seem to be about whether, it’s more a question of when? Whether your point of reference is Tom Cruise in…

If there has been one consistent message that has come out of the global financial crisis it is one of getting your financial house in order. That is a lesson that most of us individuals learn as adults – live within your means, don’t spend tomorrow’s income today and save…

There is a great deal of comfort in agreeing to the norm. If the norm is to drive on the right hand side of the road, you better drive on the right. It’s what the doctor would prescribe for your nerves and general well-being. If you really want to challenge…

A new acquisition has Raj Warrior thinking of Jane Austen and Ratan Tata, albeit for different reasons. I’ve just interrupted a vacation to get back to the desk. Work commitments can be taxing as well as a welcome change from the various joys of taking your annual break. But I…

The other day I spent three hours under the baking sun on the slopes of the Bausher sands. Alright, I don’t think they should be called the Bausher sands anymore – let’s just call them the Al Khuwair dunes. That’s because the rapid pace of development seems to have overwhelmed…

I’ve never really waxed philosophical on anything – including automobiles. But I have been called a philosopher by my secondary school English teacher as he caught me gazing out at the squirrels climbing the tree outside our classroom instead of listening to him describe the emotions behind ‘Charge of the…

Allow me to share with you a tale of two parking lots. Now, as you can well expect, with the job I have been doing over the better part of my working life, I have seen many parking lots. From the huge arenas where car manufacturers park their wares after…

The month of Septemebr has been a rather eventful one in the annals of not just Automan, but also in the automotive world in general. our team has been on the ball as usual and this month’s tally of road tests and reviews brings to the fore our pre-eminence as…

Wonders will never cease. Nope, I am not referring to any mundane wonder – like winning a lottery, meeting a screen idol or staying in my BMI zone. That would be believable in this day and age! The wonders i talk about are more in the realm of fantasy, yet…