Roewe is offering the Marvel X with electric motors on either the rear wheels or all four wheels. The rear motors delivers a combined output of 186PS of maximum power and 410Nm of peak torque, while the all-wheel-drive variant churns out 300PS and 665Nm. This gives the car a claimed 0-100kmph time of 7.9 and 4.8 seconds, respectively. … [Read more...] about This luxury EV from MG Motor can park itself!
“One of the things I loved about the turn of the millennium is how stupid and fizzy and disposable pop music became, with fads like third-wave ska and swing darting across the pop landscape like a meteor and burning themselves out immediately,” says Rabin. “Al captured both what made them irresistible and fun and goofy [on songs like ‘Your Horoscope Today’] and also ephemeral and absolutely destined to end quickly. What I really like about [the Taylor Hicks parody “Do I Creep You Out”] is not the lyrics but the production and the way it captures the schmaltz and the sentimentality and phony showmanship not just of this particular cheeseball but that entire field of talent-show glossy hyper-pop. Taylor Hicks is disposable and forgettable, but American Idol is exactly the kind of bloated, self-important pop-culture phenomenon Al was put on earth to genially mock. I think artists like Taylor Hicks or flat-earth proponent B.O.B. were going to … [Read more...] about What combing through ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s catalog reveals about 40 years of pop music
From a distance, it might have been mistaken for an early autumn snowfall: torn leaves of a Quran fluttered all around the famous Rozabal ziarat in Srinagar; the grave of the saint Yuz Asaf, believed by some to be the resting place of Jesus, had been dug up. In the small village of Wutligam, a woman charged with promiscuity had been marched to the village square, and then shot through the back of the head. In Arigam, jihadists looted the store of Hindu grocery-store owner Raj Nath; in Arizal, they tried to assassinate the pro-India politician Ghulam Qadir. … [Read more...] about Backstage, Trump will be talking Kashmir with Modi—but the path he’s advocating is doomed
Since the early 2000s, the United States has emerged as one of the most important military partners for India, rivalling only Russia in its net importance. It has sold India naval surveillance aircraft that allows the Indian Navy to manage the threat of Chinese submarines in its backyard, supplied India with turboprop military transport aircrafts and attack helicopters, and approved the sale of sophisticated naval guns, among many other items. … [Read more...] about Dalliance no more: How India-US defence trade relationship matures over years
The estimated cost of the Ahmedabad event has been reported as 100 crores though there is no official figure put out and the estimated number of people involved is approximately two lakh. Several lines of defence have been offered for the event - from this being an opportunity to showcase India to a powerful leader to India, as an emerging power, should be able to make such events larger than life for the outside world to sit up and notice. … [Read more...] about Trump’s India visit | The bets placed on bilateral visits in the game of diplomacy