Where in the world is Force India team principal and Kingfisher Airlines head Vijay Mallya? According to The Guardian, he is believed to be in London, or at least somewhere that isn’t India. Wherever he is, he insists that he isn’t fleeing pressure to pay the $1.34 billion owed by the defunct Kingfisher Airlines.
A few days ago, in a religious festival in Palakkad, in the state of Kerala, India, one elephant had enough. The elephant was part of the four-day regional Thalappoli Festival at the Bhagavathi Temple, one of the oldest temples in India when he decided he was done with everything. While up to 27 vehicles were damaged…
Earlier this year Delhi’s air pollution was so bad that the government temporarily banned half its cars from streets. The policymaker who came up with the idea says the ban should be 365 days a year—but not because it improved air quality all that much.
At the Delhi Auto Show, Nissan’s division for “high-growth” markets, Datsun, showed a concept based on their entry-level Go platform, and it suggests a refreshingly optimistic view of the future of car-buying in countries like India.
Royal Enfield is India’s main motorcycle brand. It’s known for cute quirks like odd shifter placement and reliably falling apart. But the slick-looking manageably-sized on-road/off-road Himalayan might be worth overlooking some shortcomings for.
Mahindra’s goofy-but-fun-looking little SUV, the KUV100, was officially released today, and it’s especially notable because it’s the first Mahindra SUV that’s offered with a gasoline engine. That could become very, very important if New Delhi bans diesel, as is being considered.
New York City is the largest, wealthiest city in the United States of America, the richest, most powerful country in the world. Captains of New York finance move billions with the click of a button, and drive down heralded streets like Fifth Avenue. So why can’t the people who make its manhole covers afford any shoes?
Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s highlights, Mugen releases its accessories for the Honda N-One kei car, Hyundai has plans to export its Indian-made Creta SUV elsewhere, and have we seen the first image of the new Infiniti Q30?
India’s a vast country, but with a population over 1 billion humans their cities still don’t have space for the kind of gargantuan pickup trucks we get to drive here in America. So Polaris and Eicher Motors have combined forced to build the Multix for Indians to do the same things we do with F-150s.
Cops in Delhi, India are reportedly having trouble shutting down a rising trend of underage, unlicensed children driving their parents' fancy cars to school. Schools figure it's a police problem, the parents are like; "What? School's only just down the road."
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Yesterday, President Obama was in India for Republic Day, which makes sense since its parade included a C-17 Globemaster III and the P-8 Poseidon, the most advanced maritime patrol and transport aircraft in the world, both imported from the U.S. and flying with Indian flags on their tails.
I'm 99.9-percent sure that I'm neither qualified nor eligible to join India's Border Security Force, but if I could, I would demand to be assigned to the Daredevil Team. This week, the Daredevil Team dressed in fatigues and donned helmets—safety first!—to wow the crowds at the India Republic Day parade. And wow.
According to police in India, a driver for Uber was arrested for allegedly raping one of his passengers.
Or is it the other way around? Today we get a true metaphysical question. Is the traffic caused by what appears to be an impromptu concert? Or was traffic already so bad that someone figured all those poor driving souls might as well be entertained?
Zero stars. Zero stars. The Datsun Go just received the grand total of No Stars At All for adults in its recent crash test by the Global NCAP safety group. That is both completely absurd and absolutely terrifying, all at the same time. This is exactly what went so horrifically wrong.
India's IndiGo Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus on Wednesday: a firm order for 250 Airbus A320neo aircraft, a deal that the list price values at $25.7 billion. This is the largest order ever placed for commercial planes, displacing the previous 230-plane order for Boeing's 737 by Lion…
If there's a person who isn't at least a little delighted when they see a car built to look like a giant taco or a bowling pin or an IUD or some other whimsical thing, I haven't met them. And I don't want to. And K. Sudhakar is India's king of making cars that look like stuff.
Last Friday morning a Mumbai bus driver poisoned himself with pesticide and then walked into his bus depot. He asked his two superiors for a snack, pulled out a sickle, and brutally stabbed both in a horrifying attempted double murder suicide.