Exploring India’s car industry
INDIA isn’t what it used to be, it’s true. The country has long since shed all the negative connotations once associated with it. Instead, in its place is a fascinating culture and one of the fastest growing economies on Earth. One of the massive contributors to that is the booming car industry. The One Show’s Anita Rani travels west from Delhi to Chennai to meet the businessmen and celebrities who have come to epitomise this new version of India. But she’s doing it in style, travelling about in a brand new Indian-built four-by-four. Anita soon learns that there’s a downside to India’s growth, however, when she stumbles across widespread corruption. Meanwhile, Newsnight and The One Show’s Justin Rowlatt sees an altogether different picture, as he heads east to Chennai in a Hindustan Ambassador, a vehicle that typifies the nation’s past.