When we talk about sedans, they make for a sensible upgrade for most of the hatchback owners in India and it is the largest selling body-type in the whole world, and India is an important market for that as well. Starting off our list of nominations is the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz which got a facelift this year and came back as a sharper, more stylish sedan and also offered an updated list of features at an aggressive price tag. The Tata Tigor got itself a facelift too and now comes with an even better infotainment system that adds to the already segment best in-car audio experience, along with the change in styling to make it look bolder. Then, there’s the Toyota Yaris which shows that Toyota had a clear intention of what kind of a product they want and feel would be the best for India. The result is a sedan that is the first car to offer a whopping 7 airbags as standard across all variants. Ford also wanted in on the action and their offering is the new Ford Aspire which now holds the tile for the most powerful compact sedan in India right now. And the surprise offering is the Honda Amaze which is now an all-new model that offers great amount of practicality, host of features and all of it at a lucrative price. Make sure you vote for your favourite sedan on News18.com/vote.
As Madhya Pradesh CM-designate Kamal Nath readies for his swearing-in ceremony on Monday, it will also see a show of strength by the opposition. However, the SP and the BSP are yet to respond to the invitation. Though, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and other leaders will be attending the ceremony. But will SC verdict on Rafale giving clean chit to the Centre have an effect on the Mahagathbandhan plans?
This is the year when it became very clear that there are two very distinct lines of thought among phone makers and users, when it comes to cameras in smartphones. There are the phones such as the Huawei P20 Pro with the triple camera setup at the back, and there are those who clearly agree that more sensors at the back translate into more data captured and therefore a better image as well. Then there are the dual camera phones, such as the Apple iPhone 10S Max, the OnePlus 6T and the Samsung Galaxy S9+. However, Google believes that a single optical sensor still works best, and who are we to argue with the Google Pixel 3 XL relying on pristine artificially intelligent algorithms to pull out great photos too.
The smartphone of the year category looks at the very best smartphones launched in India over the past one year. And there were many. There were bloody battles within the Android ecosystem across all price points, including the likes of the Google Pixel 3 XL which arguably has one of the best smartphone cameras, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ which has a great display and the OnePlus 6T which offers the best of all worlds including the comparatively affordable price. It is perhaps a testament to the ever improving affordable phones that we have devices from either end of the price band competing for the award. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is a prime example of that, and sets the benchmark for other affordable phones. Then there is the small matter of competing with the newest Apple iPhone, the iPhone 10S Max. This is the largest iPhone ever, the most powerful too and is the most artificially intelligent phone as well.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision to open the Kartarpur corridor has given Indian Sikhs great joy. The corridor will connect the Kartarpur Sahib gurudwara in Pakistan to Baba Nanak Dera in Gurdaspur in India. It will allow Indian Sikhs to visit one of the most important places linked to their faith. Runjhun Sharma and Maha Siddiqui travel to the border areas of India and Pakistan to meet devotees who will be directly affected by this landmark move.
Ayodhya the land of Ram is also the land that’s the crucible of extremely polarised religious politics. The growing insistence of Hindu organisations for a law that enables the construction of the Ram temple has reached a crescendo. But how does Ayodhya that was once supposed to epitomise model governance or Ram Rajya fare today? Uday Rana, visits the town and finds that people believe the Ram Mandir is not just about faith it is also the means to prosperity and a better quality of living.
A close look at the mood within the BJP and the Congress following the state election results. Gautam Gambhir speaks up, as do the directors of the landmark films of 2018.
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It's been big talk from Pakistan over the last few weeks as it laid the foundatoin for the Kartarpur corridor. Talks of peace moves and reaching out and forgetting the past and much more. But when it comes today to a single human life being returned to India everything goes out of the window. This is a rather filmy but true story of an Indian national who went to Pakistan to find his love... was arrested for being a spy and has suffered since. And even when his jail sentence is set to end, no word of consular access or repatriation from Pakistan. Still heartless in 'Naya Pak'? - that's the debate tonight.