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BOSEMAN (Part III)

Bose considers himself a lucky man to be at Tata Motors, when the architecture of their cars was being defined. According to him, a lot depends on knowing right at the beginning of the project whether the product is going to be a hatchback, a sedan, a mini-van or an SUV and to be able to figure out how many things one can do based on the architecture. What that involves is knowing, where the wheels come, what the wheelbase will be, what the vision angle is – from where the person is sit...

BOSEMAN (Part IV)

It was a small car, the Tata Indica, that Bose feels was ahead of its time. “If you look at the contemporary global benchmarks in those days, the Indica, was really up there, with all of them.” Today, as a car designer, who has spent 13 years designing cars at Tata Motors, he believes that an important part of Tata’s DNA is bringing futuristic and innovative things to their cars. “I think there is a flavor of future or something about innovation that pla...

In Design

Lonay Alain, General Manager, Renault Design India, has been living in India for the last three years and working at the Renault Design Studio, opened in Mumbai, in 2008. He believes that the days of “Made in Europe and Sold in Europe” are long gone, and that all the car manufacturers are now looking at Asia, (with China being a big market and India an upcoming one), and that is why a lot of cars that we see today, and are also on sale in the European market, are mainly done with ...

Hrithik’s new ride is a bed of roses: Dilip Chhabria

Bollywood heartthrob, Hrithik Roshan, waltzed into fans’ hearts with his awe-inspiring dance moves in Kaho Naa Pyar Hai almost two decades ago, and the rest, as they say, is history. Few other stars have tasted the stardom and the hysteria that followed this young actor. Hrithik, with his Greek God looks, continues to be an enviable actor in Bollywood with an ultra-privileged lifestyle, and his garage boasts of some of the finest and shiniest metal out there. The star has...