Honest and accurate news and reviews of the automobile world. This is our primary aim at MotorBeam, to deliver the latest automotive updates in real time.
MotorBeam is a daily updated automobile portal which contains the latest automobile news, car reviews and bike reviews from the Indian automotive industry. Obsessed with the Indian automotive scenario, MotorBeam was started on 25th May, 2008. We cover everything related to two and four-wheelers including Indian car road tests, bike road tests, video reviews and car, motorcycle comparisons. Over the years, we have expanded our base and have our team spread across the geographical boundaries of the country. We have also started community forums and a monthly magazine recently. We absolutely love what we do and have some really cool people on board with us. You can find out about them below.
Faisal Ali Khan is the founder and editor of MotorBeam. He is an MBA in Finance from Symbiosis, Pune. His passion for cars and bikes dates back to when he was 2-years old, the age at which he started driving his baby cot across the house by pushing it. Faisal loves everything that has wheels, be it a 2-wheeler or a 4-wheeler. His favorite motorcycle is the Dodge Tomahawk and he hopes to see it in production some day. His favorite car is the Fiat 500 Abarth. He currently dreams of driving the Bugatti Veyron at full steam at Volkswagen AG’s test track in Germany. A big Apple fan, Faisal loves every gadget that the California based company produces. He enjoys watching Formula 1 and MotoGP and really doesn’t care who wins as long as there is some excitement and overtaking. He is also a foodie and an avid marathon runner. His professional interest lies in the Indian stock market and when he is not behind the wheel, he is either going long or short on equities!
Dr. Javeid Ali Khan is a practicing dental surgeon and particularly excels in the field of endodontics. From the curves of the tooth to the curves on the road, he is known to hit the apex, just about every time. His love for cars dates back to the time when he was 5-years old and doctors found RACING DNA in his blood on a routine examination and has been into karting since his kindergarten days. Formula one is his passion and is the best way to complete his weekend. He has been following it since Schumacher got his first drive in Spa Francorchamps, which also happens to be his favorite circuit, his favorite driver being Fernando Alonso. He dreams of owning a 458 Italia one day and driving it flat out around Eau Rouge. He loves to travel, see new places and meet new people. He combines his passion for cars and traveling and misses no opportunity for a road trip and is famously known to use Red Bull as fuel!! He currently Heads the Roads Tests and Reviews section on MotorBeam and also happens to be the teams ace driver. When he is not attending to his patients, he is usually on the road less traveled.
Viraja D Vakada is an MBA by qualification and has a keen interest in motorcycles. She started riding on her Scooty in her engineering days, which she still loves dearly. She learnt riding bikes on her friend’s Yamaha Fazer and plans to buy the KTM Duke 390 soon. When not working, she can be found on the outer ring road zooming past traffic on her husband’s Honda CBR150R. Her dream is to complete the Saddlesore one day, which she wants to do on her upcoming Duke 390. Viraja’s favourite bike is the Aprilia RSV4 Factory, while she has a thing for BMW cars. Her other hobbies include go-karting, cooking and reading. She also loves collecting scale models of cars and her latest acquisition is the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
Chandan Mallik‘s association with cars began at the tender age of three, as an assistant to a close family friend and neighbor, a DIY hospital maintenance engineer in Clintonville, UK. Mallik acknowledges that the countless hours spent with mechanics during college days, interest in photography, writing and travel eventually paid off as a full-time career option since 1991. Besides working as an editor of some leading motoring titles in UAE, he has been credited in launching several successful motoring titles in the region such as Middle East Car, Autocar and F1 (Middle East editions) and Overdrive. He has also worked with Wheels, a Gulf News publication for several years. This is his second year in a row as a Jury for the Middle East Motor Awards and currently he works as Executive Editor, Automan magazine in Oman. Chandan is also a vintage car and bike enthusiast and avid photographer. In his spare time he restores his collection of comprising of several BSAs (A7, C10, C12G), Norton Dommie, Gilera Guibleo, Triumph 3HW and Hondas.
Anupam Potdar is a Dentist by profession specializing in Implants. A musician by soul and a vagabond traveler by spirit, automobiles live in the depths of his heart. Whenever asked as a child what he would be when he grew up, he just said, never having to think, ‘car designer’. Though it’s not something he pursued, that is a dream that continues to live somewhere in him. Anupam loves thumpy cruisers on two-wheels and fast, small and agile creatures on four. He rides a Royal Enfield Thunderbird and that is his weapon of choice for his impulsive escapades as well as touring to the beaches and mountains. Anupam loves old car designs from the 60′s and dreams of owning a Jaguar E-Type or a Ferrari 250 California, though secretly he would love to design his own small, pure, inline-6, rear-wheel drive sports car.
Aariz Rizvi is a commerce student and a young photographer. His relationship with automobiles started when he was a toddler. For him, anything round was a steering wheel and any stick a gear stick. His favourite sound was that of a car passing by. Things haven’t changed much since then, his favourite place is the driver’s seat. He dreams of driving a Range Rover all the way to the roof of the world – Ladakh. His life’s ultimate experience was when he drove the Porsche Cayman S on the streets of Delhi, scaring away people with its earth shattering exhaust note. He is a big foodie and also an avid photographer. When not day dreaming, eating or driving, he can be found looking through his camera lens and clicking away pictures.
Anupam Singh Parihar is a designer by profession, who did his eduction in Mechanical Engineering and later in Industrial Design. He chose this profession because he loves cars and bikes. His first ride was on his dad’s Hero Puch, when he was asked to take a small circle of 100 metres but Anupam stopped after almost 5 kms. He loves riding bikes and owns a Royal Enfield Thunderbird and first generation Suzuki Fiero. He would like to own a Ducati Monster in the near future. On four wheels Anupam likes SUVs and muscle cars and would like to own a 1957 Shelby Mustang ‘Eleanor’. Anupam is a big time foodie, likes adventure sports and photography. He also likes to try new things and his ride and profession both allow him to do that.
Mohit Soni is a rider by heart, a driver by head, who loves both, bikes and cars. He loves to share knowledge he gains and never wants to stop experimenting with his bike or any other 2-wheeler he gets his hands on. Going flat out is the only addiction he can’t get over. He wants to own a BMW 1M, BMW K1300R, G63 AMG and a Porsche 911 Turbo S to his garage as his daily rides one day. Mohit dreams to race at the prestigious race track, the Isle of Man TT on any litre class bike he could get, because it’s all about speed rather than a brand. Mohit also dreams of owing a McLaren F1 and wants to blast through Europe on it, spending most of the time in Germany. But right now he has a Pulsar and wants to explore every beautiful corner of India on it.
Suraj Desai is a 24-year young Mechanical Engineer. Unfortunately he is working in an industry where no word about automobile is uttered. But this does not stop him from being updated and keeping in touch with “His Love” for Automobiles. Since childhood he was always keen to know about automobiles. Schoolmates used to tease him saying “Roadside Romeo of Automobiles.” One special thing about him is his ability to recognize the exact vehicle which is heavily camouflaged from great distances. He loves driving / riding at high revs and his dream machine is every BMW. He would love to own a Ford Mustang Boss in Red and Black. Suraj has a keen interest in Photography and is a technology lover, with Sony being his favourite brand.
Aravind Ramesh is a Mechanical Engineer working in the automotive industry. He is one of those few lucky souls who is now reaping the benefits for making a conscious switch from the glamorous IT industry into the Automotive field. An avid follower of Formula1 for around a decade now, Aravind has always been fascinated by the driving skills of Kimi Raikkonen, Juan Pablo Montoya, Fernando Alonso and, of course, Michael Schumacher who he wishes to meet atleast once in his lifetime. He had this underlying interest and passion on anything automotive ever since childhood and that spurred him to start his own blog on automobiles (www.anything-on-wheels.blogspot.com) which, in hindsight, has landed him here at MotorBeam. Aravind loves traveling when not bound by official commitments and he currently owns a Honda Civic and, needless to say, loves every moment with the car.