Top Gear (Indian magazine)

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Top gear India
Top Gear India Magazine cover, August 2015 edition.jpg
August 2015 cover
CCO and EditorGirish Karkera
PublisherWorldwide Media Pvt. Ltd.
First issueSeptember 2005
CompanyBBC Worldwide Limited
Based inMumbai

The Indian edition of BBC TopGear is published by Worldwide Media Pvt. Ltd (WWM), a sub-division of The Times of India Group formed in 2005 as a joint venture with the BBC.[1]

The magazine is published out of the Times of India Building, opposite Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station. The first edition was launched in September 2005.

BBC TopGear is an automotive magazine with a lifestyle flavor. So apart from road tests its USP are its surreal features which normally test the cars and bikes in various environment and talks a lot about driver interactions with the car and not just the technical specifications. The magazine has made a niche for itself with its take on automotive journalism.

WWM, led by Deepak Lamba (CEO), also publishes other popular titles like Femina, Filmfare, Grazia India, Hello, BBC Good Homes India, BBC Knowledge and Lonely Planet Magazine India.

Editorial team[edit]

  • Girish Karkera (Editor)
  • Debabrata Sarkar (Associate Editor)
  • Devesh Shobha (Features Editor)
  • Agasti Kaulgi (Features Editor)
  • Ashok George (Road Test Editor)
  • Samarpan Bhowmik (Senior Copy Editor)
  • Aatish Mishra (Features Writer)
  • Tejal Bhatkar (Senior Editorial Coordinator)


Srinivas Krishnan

Design team[edit]

  • Kiran Jadhav (Senior Art Director),
  • Rajeev Gaikwad (Photographer)

Contributing Photographers[edit]

Himanshu Pandya, Parag Parelkar, Somdutta Nhawkar, Shashank MB

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "BBC magazines being sold in India by child labourers earning 12p a day". The Daily Telegraph. 24 August 2008. Retrieved 23 March 2010.

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