Women on Wheels : Moulika Arabhi
In the journey to meet women petrolheads in the country Carkhana met Moulika Arabhi who is the Director of Environmental Law at WWF India.
Between the mix of life in a polluted Delhi and a pristine profession, lies her love for Motorcycles. We asked Moulika a few questions about her bikes and life on the road..
Carkhana) Tell us about yourself and where do motorcycles/cars stand in your daily life?
Moulika) An Environmental … Read more
As automobile enthusiasts, we are always excited by a new car, a new expo or even a new brand which plans on coming to India.
Rarely do we think of the systems in place which facilitate all the work involved in getting a car from a factory to your garage.
Automobile Dealers are a forgotten part and there is a body in place – FADA (Federation of Automobile Dealers Association) which acts as the umbrella body for all the dealers … Read more
Now that we have covered the basics of a Car Audio System, we venture in the more advanced nuances of In Car Entertainment Systems.
Head Unit (HU) : Apart from the basic functions of a head unit, there are a few things one must take note of :
A HU has 2 Power Inputs of which one is directly paired to the battery and always carries power (even when the car is off). The other power input is paired … Read more
Car Music Systems and In-Car Entertainment (ICE) are a riddle not often solved. Yet most owners(more than 60% cars) on roads somehow get the after-market music equipment in their cars without realizing the need or worth of the gizmos in their doors and boot.
ICE is as technical as the car itself and a pure music bliss can only be experienced if you can identify the need and accordingly fulfill it with the right equipment.
In this two-part series, we decipher the … Read more
Somehow, the automobile was made and is still associated with men. The shapes, colors, styling, engines and tv commercials are all centred around the alpha male.
But a fact goes un-noticed : the power (read contribution) of women to the fancy little things on four wheels is just more than driving.
Carkhana starts a quest to find the “most women friendly cars in India” and with our experienced petrolhead Janhavi in-charge , the hunt gets better by the … Read more
After a successful Bangalore leg, Pidilite Industries and Carkhana joined hands to organize a Car Care Workshop in Delhi.
On a vibrant Saturday evening in Saket, Delhi Petrolheads were treated to detailed introduction of MotoMax range of Car Care Products and Cyclo range of Engine Care Products.
Moto Max is Pidilite Industries’ own line of Car Care Products.
Moto-Max offers a complete range of Car Care Products from a good ol Car Wax to specific products like the Glass and … Read more
For me, the Impulse is true to its name and aptly summaries my decision making process vis-a-vis the bike. It was a hot Monday afternoon, and the non alcoholic hangover from my last trip was still fresh. Not particularly happy with being forced to turn back just ahead of Karcham, or the weight of a new Tata Safari on my company’s fast drying revenue streams, I made as always, the crazy and rather frantic call to my dear friend Tapish Bhatt, who by the … Read more
No piece of automobile can enhance your road presence than the big cars (The very reason why SUV’s were devised!)
The Americans took this to heart and started stretching the cars beyond thoughts! which we now better know as limousines.
Say no more to ‘we don’t have limos in India’; Take your own ride and get it stretched like the celebrities would do.
Carkhana (CKN) has come to meet and explore India’s largest limo makers ‘LAC’
Based out of Delhi … Read more
Management lessons from the road
Driving is an enjoyable activity. More so, because it lets the drivers think and analyse their surroundings. Driving style is a direct resultant of a person’s personality and says a lot about his attitude.
Having about 50000kms of tarmac under my belt across terrains, I thought to put up some general rules that incidentally, also hold true for managing an organization.
- Transparency helps: It might be jazzy to have an opaque car (with dark all
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Let’s face it, we all love Volvo, but we always wondered how Volvo Cars would come over the German brigade which has established itself in India. And when it came to answering the same, there was no one better than Volvo India MD, Tomas Ernberg.
Carkhana team jumps to Volvo India headquarters in Gurgaon, on a sunny day and with some car stuff to talk about. Tall Tomas turns up in cool Friday casuals & this is a showdown of the conversation.
Carkhana : … Read more