Old is gold

Business Standard - - ISSUES AND INSIGHTS -

For any­one try­ing to un­der­stand the dif­fer­ence between elec­tric ve­hi­cles and petrol or diesel ones, Pe­tro­leum Min­is­ter Dhar­men­dra Prad­han has an un­usual take. At an in­ter­na­tional en­ergy meet this week, Prad­han re­sponded to a ques­tion on elec­tric ve­hi­cles from in­ter­na­tional en­ergy ex­pert Daniel Yer­gin with the fol­low­ing anal­ogy: “Do you watch Bol­ly­wood movies? Then you should know Alia Bhatt. Elec­tric ve­hi­cles are like Alia Bhatt — ev­ery­one wants to talk about them.” On the other hand, he said, “ever­green” An­gelina Jolie was like a fuel-driven ve­hi­cle.

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