Emirates VP speaks on airlines’ new plans, market trends and technology

The airline industry in India for a long time has been floating on murky waters. However, Emirates continues to fly high. In February, the Dubai-based airways announced a commitment for 40 A330-900s and 30 A350-900s worth $21.4 billion at list prices in an agreement signed with Airbus, to be delivered from 2021 and 2024.

The airline will also receive 14 more A380 deliveries from 2019 until the end of 2021. In an exclusive interview to News Today, vice-president of Emirates (India & Nepal) Essa Sulaiman Ahmad speaks on the airlines’ new plans, market trends and technology. Continue Reading

A trip down memory lane in Volkswagen’s iconic Beetle

German auto giant Volkswagen (VW) pulled the plug and ended the production of the iconic Beetle only recently, with the last car rolling of a factory in Puebla, Mexico. The car that was called the ‘Bug’, and a few other names, fondly over the years across the globe, was nothing sort of extraordinary when it came in the 1930s. It took the automotive world by storm and even today, the cars that run on the road stay true to their origins. Continue Reading

With gov imposing more duty on fuels, citizens face heat while adopting EV

A lot has been spoken about the government’s sudden affinity towards ‘green’ vehicles. The smoldering fire burst into a small flame after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took it upon herself to impose more duty on petrol and diesel. She said it had to be done so that people will adopt electric vehicles and also because the government is spending too much on importing crude from elsewhere, for India does not produce, or rather drill and mine, its own fossil fuel. Continue Reading

Reasons why automakers should adopt tyres with soundproofing foams

One of the most important inventions of mankind is the wheel and even today, engineers are finding ways to make it better for the entire automotive world depends on it. Funnily enough, the whole host of technological advancements that make cars and bikes faster and safer today, will be of no use if the wheels and tyres are not able to transfer power made by the car’s powertrain and provide grip. Continue Reading

YouTube videos by youngsters modifying cars reminds our passion for driving

I have the habit of watching YouTube videos quite a lot and more often than not the films I choose will be about cars. Well, you might roll your eyes thinking, ‘Aah, the person who writes a column on automobiles watches car videos! Boo’. Exercise patience and hear me out on this one. Continue Reading

Chennai-based youth wins laurels in silambattam

It has become common to hear news about women facing the unthinkable out in the public. This is what drove Ganesh Babu of Oragadam to enroll his daughter Padma Shree in a Silambam class, to equip the skills she might need in case she finds herself in a bad situation. Continue Reading

More than 3.7K CCTVs installed in Ambattur, Chennai

The 30th National Road Safety Week that was conducted last week saw more impetus given to it in the neighbourhood, for the Commissioner of Police A K Viswanathan inaugurated the completed CCTV grid recently. Continue Reading

Ayyan Kulam restoration team organises community event in Chennai

Ayyan Kulam located along Erikarai Street in Oragadam was restored last year by the Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) having collaborated with Greater Chennai Corporation and Confederation of Real Estate Developers
Association of India (CREDAI). Continue Reading

Over 2,500 people take part in the run for water in Chennai

When ‘Neerottam’ took place in Chennai recently, thousands came together to accomplish one goal, they wanted to make a statement that waterbodies need to be protected. Continue Reading