Vikram Chaudhary

Articles By Vikram Chaudhary

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New Audi A6: A ‘pay less, get more’ luxury car

The new A6 is a refreshed Audi, and offers you a glimpse of the cars to come from the German company. It doesn’t appear as luxurious as the E-Class or as fun-to-drive as the 5 Series, but is more affordable

Car News

Asus targeting gamers, power users in Indian smartphone market

However, over the last few quarters, Taiwanese company Asus is making its presence felt in the fiercely competitive market—in the same period, it was one of the fastest growing brands in the ‘online’ segment.

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Design education must start early: Nandita Abraham, President, Pearl Academy | Interview

It helps businesses understand and deliver on consumer aspirations, while making a social, cultural, national impact.

Education News

Ride to the Everest: When the Himalayan meets the Himalayas

We ride, on a Royal Enfield Himalayan, from Kathmandu in Nepal to the base camp of Mt Everest, in Tibet, China.

Bike News

The Last Overland | Reliving the greatest road trip, ever

The Land Rover 'Oxford' that completed the 'First Overland' in 1955 is climbing mountains and crossing cultures, for one last adventure, in 2019.

Car News

‘Most records are done on the ‘fastest expeditions’ and not on fuel-efficiency, and that inspired me to attempt this one’

The idea originated as an enthusiast’s desire to set new benchmarks; Patra approached TVS Motor Company, having chosen TVS Sport as his preferred ride to set a benchmark for true on-road mileage.

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New Hyundai Elantra: More fluidic and more advanced

Unlike the previous generation model, the new Elantra looks sportier and grander. It’s also India’s first ‘connected’ premium sedan. But is it as good as Skoda Octavia or Honda Civic?

Car News

“Two-fifth of our sales come from the 22-37 age group (millennials)”

From being India’s largest luxury carmaker—the company sold over 10,000 units each in CY 2013, 2014 and 2015—Audi India sales in CY 2018 declined to less than 7,000 units.

Car News

Royal Enfield Himalayan: Made like a motorcycle

During our trip, we rode it on various kinds of surfaces—freshly laid tarmac, no tarmac, waterlogged roads. The Himalayan, regardless of the terrain, delivered a smooth and almost untiring ride experience. Its 220mm ground

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The future of skills: From STEM to STEAM

Under the Nasscom FutureSkills platform, there are thousands of hours of free and paid content available for learners to learn at the level suited to them

STEM, STEAM, information technology, skill, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robotic process automation, Internet of Things, big data analytics, 3D printing, cloud computing, social media, mobile, humanities, languages, drama, soft skills, visual arts, design thinking News

Asus ROG Phone 2 review: A game-changing gaming phone

If you use your phone for ‘normal’ telephonic needs, there are many options in the market. But if you are a gaming enthusiast, or simply want to show off, nothing comes close to this Asus device. And at 6000mAh, it’s go

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New BMW 3 Series: Gets you in the driving seat

Despite larger dimensions, the new BMW 3 Series is now lighter than before, by  55kg. The cabin is so quiet at idle that you might mistake you’re sitting in an electric car. And, surprisingly, like electric cars, it’s al

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Networking forms the core of all future technologies: Jetking VP

And in this age of AL, ML and blockchain that are network-based technologies, networking has gained a lot of importance, says Siddarth Bharwani, VP, Brand & Marketing, Jetking Infotrain.

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Lava Z93: Gaming phone built to a price

There is nothing exceptional about the Z93; just that it has some features that are usually available in phones that are priced twice as much.

Overall, the Z93 looks more expensive than it is, and it’s got some features that are usually available in phones that cost twice as much. News

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso: Thinking outside the box

It looks boxier than a box. But on four wheels a box shape ensures maximum space utilisation inside a vehicle.

Car News

Even with a CVT, Datsun has a long way to Go

Soon, Datsun will launch the CVT automatic variants of both these models, making these the most affordable CVT cars in India. We drive these in Chennai.

Car News

‘We must focus on ADAS to avoid road accidents’

When it comes to pilots and testing the feasibility of autonomous cars, some western countries are leading the pack with advanced automation and robotics.

Car News

A quiz enables collective learning

Many years ago I was part of a brand team in a media house. I was a good quizzer and was asked to author quizzes in the paper, says Giri Balasubramaniam.

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Renault Triber: High on innovation, but will you want one?

If your idea of a car is minimal price per square feet of cabin space (and added flexibility), the Triber is hard to beat. Else, there is a lot to scout for in the market

The Triber definitely looks unique, but not stunning, i.e. it doesn’t have the wow factor customers in the entry-level car segment aspire for News

Move over Nandi Hills, Gudibande Fort is almost as approachable and far more serene

From 2006-13, Honda Cars India sold what is globally called the eighth-generation Civic. It then skipped the ninth-generation, and earlier this year the tenth-generation arrived in India.

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Edtech will be led by small screens

In terms of the future of education, online will play a critical role. Today, only about 3% of global education is delivered online, but like in e-commerce, media and other sectors where digital and online adoption is rising

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Audi AI: TRAIL Quattro | The off-roader of the future

According to Audi, its 22-inch wheels and 33.5-inch off-road tyres give it more than a foot of ground clearance and the ability to ford water more than 18 inches deep.

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Hyundai Grand i10 Nios: It’s not just another hatchback

The Grand i10 NIOS is not just another Hyundai hatchback; it’s the company’s attempt to make a car that, at least on paper, trumps the best-selling hatchback in the country, the Maruti Suzuki Swift

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Hiring tips: Matching right talent with right skills is important

Right Management India (RMI), a career management and talent strategy company, part of ManpowerGroup India, has partnered with certain universities to introduce a career management programme for students.

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Motorcycle Review: Revolt RV400; It’s impressive, but doesn’t look original

The Revolt RV400 has got the juice and the looks for city riding, but the looks are heavily inspired by a certain Chinese motorcycle

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Maruti Suzuki XL6: When an MPV meets an SUV

The XL6 builds on Ertiga’s utility, and adds premiumness to it. Unlike Ertiga’s seven seats, the XL6—‘XL’ stands for exclusive, and ‘6’ stands for a six-seater vehicle—has six seats.

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