Chennai-based football club wins major league, aims more

Chandran Memorial Football Club from Oragadam is one such club which promotes soccer in the neighbourhood like no other, for it has been in existence for more than two decades, having formed in 1998. The club team has won the First Division league of Tiruvallur District Football Association that recently concluded. The four month-long tournament saw the 25-member team come out on top in the first division. Continue Reading

We will invest Rs 260 cr, double retail network in 4 years: Major Brands

The firm that already has 200 plus outlets, opened their latest store in Chennai. News Today had an email interaction with Tushar Ved, president of Major Brands India Pvt. Ltd., to uncover the factors that pulled the brand towards the city, expansion plans, among others. Continue Reading

Emission regulations by gov forces automakers to make heavier vehicles

Government’s the world over have been pushing carmakers to adhere to their ridiculous norms that are rather counter-intuitive and end up becoming counter-productive in due course. Emissions regulations for example, have made cars and bikes less polluting, but have also made them heavier and hence nullifying the overall effect. That is because in the real world, things work differently. Maybe that is why manufacturers are finding ways to make their cars faster and more powerful, despite the apparent increase in weight. Yet, they fall short in some aspects and that takes away what forms the crux of a real sportscar – the driving experience. Continue Reading

Reasons why concept cars are inevitable

The life of a concept car is quite the story of hogging the limelight and losing their purpose of existence once their job is done. Despite this very brief stint, concept cars are inevitable and carmakers famously spend millions to make and display them on their stands at a famous motorshow. Continue Reading

New technology adopted to compensate rising weight of cars

adding excessive weight in the name of safety has made cars heavier and that means bigger brakes are needed. But here is the catch, more weight means cars will not give more economy and will produce more emissions. So what do carmakers do? They reduce weight by using alloys, try different manufacturing methods and even different components altogether. Continue Reading

Why is it wrong to use phone while driving but okay to use infotainment systems?

If safety has been given such importance, then why hasn’t the government stopped carmakers from installing touchscreen infotainment systems? Or, to be blunt, why haven’t lawmakers regulated it? Continue Reading

Royal Enfield’s cafe racer, Continental GT 650, makes us fall in love

When Royal Enfield gave me their Continental GT 650, instead of concentrating on its straight-line speed and highway cruising ability, I decided to run it every day. At first, things seemed rather odd. The bike had soft front brakes and the seat was not that comfortable. And then there was the ride. It was harsh when I was riding solo and did not improve much when I had a pillion on board. The bike was not off to a great start then. But, like every good thing in life, we have to persevere and my God was I in for a treat. Continue Reading

Reason why automation can never replace handmade luxury cars

When Jaguar announced (unofficially) that they will be taking off more than 3,500 people off the pay-roll, the world was quite surprised. I was not surprised whatsoever, because the very reason that big conglomerates invested in robotics in the early noughties is to oust humans on a timely basis. Why you ask? Well, the fact that humans ask for holidays, day offs, permissions, maternity leave and more importantly salaries, among many things can be avoided. Continue Reading