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Deadroit Show

How does one write ‘NAIAS’ in Mandarin, asks Jayesh Jagasia

What unprecedented times these are. We’ve got to be fortunate and unfortunate at once, to be witnessing times like these.

Hallowed institutions that have weathered through decades (and in case, the odd century) of prosperity and depression; wars – hot, cold and the occasional pointless one; famines and floods; accounting scandals, bribery scandals and sex scandals, are falling by the dozen. Some others, long derided as not being the ‘real thing’ are on the up. From the basement, to the Main Floor. And that makes January’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Detroit most significant.

The old faithfuls are out. Eight major automakers have pulled out of the Detroit Auto Show...

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