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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 08 April 2015
Will there be takers for Renault’s Lodgy?   From Modak (Rajasthan) comes the news that an owner of Renault Duster donated his car to the municipal garbage collection service. With rear seats and fittings removed, and an already non-functioning air-conditioner, the harassed owner...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 13 March 2015
Cheap locally fabricated solar cookers are stolen and seized in rural India, where the long arms of mis-governance reaches out and does anything to see that rural people do not emerge from their centuries old subjugations   I am one of the few persons I know who use a solar cooker...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 12 March 2015
As expected, Bajaj Auto is re-entering the scooter segment after five long years. According to reports, the company is making a comeback with its iconic ‘Chetak’ in a new, modern avatar   Bajaj Auto Ltd, the company famous for its 'Priya', 'Chetak' and ‘Super’ brands of scooters until...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 11 March 2015
An international driving licence is easy to get but you need much more than that, to drive in foreign countries   An international driving licence is fairly easy to get in India. Carry your valid Indian driving licence to the relevant regional transport office (RTO), have a spare...

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TruthInAdvertising.org 03 March 2015
Digging into the fine print and details behind four recent ads in the US   The mobile phone world is a murky place. There’s the barrage of monthly charges, a baffling array of conditions, and techy terms that are truly confusing. For example, do you know the difference between a line...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 25 February 2015
Make sure you understand the vehicle documentation well enough   A four-year warranty is now pretty much standard with most cars and bikes in India. With some brands, as a buyer, you can try and achieve five-year warranties too. With proper service history and maintenance records,...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 11 February 2015
How are cars affected when they are transported by ships like Hoegh Osaka?   The mv HOEGH OSAKA is one of hundreds of car-carriers making thousands of port calls every year, delivering three-wheelers to huge industrial and mining machines as well as what is known as ‘Roll on/ Roll...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 28 January 2015
A new report busts marketers’ usual spiel   Suddenly, the auto world in India has woken up to the realisation that word-of-mouth is the biggest factor that influences a buying decision and this is something they do not have any ‘control’ over. Years of nurturing the established...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 January 2015
BlaBlaCar will compete directly with buses and taxis by filling up empty seats. How?    BlaBlaCar is making its first foray outside Europe with India. India country marks the 14th market for the company. According to Nicholas Brusson, co-founder of the company, the new service in...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 17 December 2014
Increased demand from booming rental services is reshaping the car sales scenario   The introduction of smaller cars in the Hyundai Santro and Maruti Eeco/Omni size range, coupled with app-based taxi services which offer fares lower than auto-rickshaws, has transformed the public...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 19 November 2014
Indian car-buyers must insist on better cars and more safety   The Japanese have a particularly offensive way in which they dismiss people they consider inferior. This is used to best effect against ‘gaijin’, the pejorative for ‘foreigners’, who do not really know how serious this...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 November 2014
Alibaba said within the first hour and 12 seconds, more than $2 billion of deals were settled on both its domestic and international retail marketplaces   Alibaba said a record $2 billion of goods were sold in the first hour of its Singles Day shopping bonanza in China Tuesday,...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 21 October 2014
Buying a mobile handset is not rocket science. But there are too many options to choose from. A little adjustment of your budget and your preferences will help you get the best deal, not just this Diwali, but at every shopping opportunity   So, you have finally decided to gift...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 October 2014
Ciaz, priced at Rs6.99 lakh would compete with Honda City and Hyundai Verna, priced at Rs7.19 lakh and Rs7.39 lakh, respectively   Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) on Monday launched its new mid-sized sedan Ciaz with an introductory price starting at Rs6.99 lakh, ex-showroom...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 October 2014
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in India from 17th October and customers can pre-book their handsets from Tuesday, 7th October with Apple’s authorised resellers, Ingram Micro, Redington, Rashi Peripherals and Reliance   Pre-booking for Apple's latest iPhone 6 series will...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 September 2014
Customers can book Maruti Ciaz with a token advance amount of Rs21,000   Maruti Suzuki India Ltd on Tuesday said that it will open bookings for  its much awaited mid-sized premium sedan Ciaz from Wednesday across its network.   Ciaz will be available in both petrol and diesel...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 27 August 2014
The next big churn in the car market may not come from the market leaders   The one brand name which has everything going for it in India, but still does not make the cut in terms of number of cars sold, has brought price and warranty to the bargaining table once again, in an attempt...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 13 August 2014
Can Tata Motors shed its low-quality tag and deliver a blockbuster with its new car?   The  big buzz in Indian motoring circles, over the past few weeks, has been the trial drives of the new Tata Zest. The reviews are based on controlled exposure and drives, and a high-pressure...

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AK Ramdas AK Ramdas 06 August 2014
The government offers subsidy for using solar power but, at the moment, the investment costs are high and these deter owners in residential areas from taking the risk   A workshop on "Energy Secure Outlook for India” organised by both the Planning Commission and the Centre for Study...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 August 2014
The Travel Card helps overseas students to pay for application fee, university admission and other course-related fees, hostel fee and day-to-day living expenses, while their parents can reload the card from India   ICICI Bank, the country’s largest private sector lender has launched...

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