India Insight

Segway’s India business pegs hope on tech-savvy Modi

September 2, 2014

By Shashank Chouhan and Ankush Arora

People ride self-balancing Segway transportation devices past the Indian home ministry in New Delhi January 5, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files

Among the companies hoping for tax credits from the business-friendly Bharatiya Janata Party since its election victory in May is the Indian distributor of the Segway Personal Transporter. The company hopes that the government will recognise the battery-run two-wheeler as a green vehicle, a move that could spur sales of the expensive device in a country where many people today cannot afford it.

Lavasa: City of shared sensibilities?

November 19, 2010

It was with a heavy dose of cynicism I went to see Lavasa, one of India’s few attempts at building a brand new city, which has ambitions of being an IT and learning hub, as well as a tourist destination.