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Let’s face it. It did not need 23 people dying on a crowded railway bridge to tell us that we face a crisis of infrastructure. The millions of commuters who travel by Mumbai’s local train network have faced this shortcoming every single day that they commute from home to office…

Are we seeing the demise of the passenger car diesel engine? You would think that with all the recent negative publicity surrounding the oil burner, that no one in their right minds would consider a diesel engine for personal use. But that really isn’t the case. First of all, most…

The United States of America has just informed the United Nations that it will be formally exiting the Paris Accord on limiting climate change. It was hardly a surprise considering the utter lack of importance its president attaches to what’s happening about us. We have had data showing that we…

The world is in the process of swinging from a phase of globalisation and integration to the other extreme. Whether it is Donald Trump in the US, Theresa May in the UK or indeed the increasing right wing voice in countries of the European Union, the strident voices all project…

A recent visit to Abu Dhabi brought about an opportunity to see a custom car show at close quarters. Admittedly, the show in the region hasn’t quite got the scale or the ambience of the big tuning shows from the United States or Japan. But there was certainly no lack…

In the middle of a couple of car launches to the region’s media, Japanese car brand Nissan chose to slip in a further googly. It announced that it had begun moves along with the nodal standards body of the UAE to evolve a unit to measure the capability of off-road…

I had promised myself that I would remain off the topic of Donald Trump but that doesn’t seem to happening. In fact, my initial feel was to stay off the news altogether for the next four years at least – I was so dismayed that the world’s beacon of democracy…

2017 has dawned with a whole lot of expectation from people around the world. Most people would universally recognise 2016 as being the quintessential ‘annus horribilis’. War, strife, natural calamity, mass drownings, bombings, earthquakes, celebrity deaths, economic hiccups, China contracting, Brexit and Donald Trump have all peaked during the year…

2016 has been a very busy year – especially with everything that’s happened surrounding Brexit and the win of the polarised right in the form of Donald Trump. Right wing and ultra-nationalist movements seem to be gaining a foothold in many parts of the world and the worrying aspect is…

Brand and image building is a time consuming, fairly investment heavy process. It wasn’t always the case, but nowadays you spend almost as much effort in managing your brand as you do in getting your product or service out to the market. Sometimes you are so fixated on the image…