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The Guardian

February 3rd, 2014

Poor Tata Nano: dealt zero safety stars last week by the global Ncap for performing miserably in German crash tests, the world's cheapest car also recorded a shockingly low sales figure of 554 units in December.


94.3 Radio One Mumbai

December 13th 2013

Interview with Erica D'Souza on Drive Time


November 19th, 2013

In the spring of 2010, Vanessa Able started a 10,000 kilometer drive across India in a Tata Nano, the world’s cheapest car. She documented her journey on a blog called the Nano Diaries, which she turned into her first book, The Nanologues, published in May 2013.


Time Out

June 07, 2013

Just 50km into her journey, along the dark road from Mumbai to the seaside town of Nagaon, Vanessa Able and her new Nano almost became a filling for a truck sandwich. For as they struggled up a sharp incline amidst blinding headlights, thunderous horns and daredevil double overtakes, the English writer was convinced that her adventure was heading for a squishy and ignominious ending.


January 29, 2013

British writer Vanessa Able was editing Time Out Istanbul before she headed to India and bought a Tata Nano, the car that promised to fulfil middle-class India’s dream of owning a car. The Nanologues, Able’s first book, published in May, is a witty account of riding the Nano over 10,000km across India, braving dust and grime, risking accidents and flouting driving rules. 

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