Press Clippings

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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.

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94.3 Radio One Mumbai

December 13th 2013

Interview with Erica D'Souza on Drive Time

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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.

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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.

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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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