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 Editor Girish Karkera
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Worldwide Media Pvt. Ltd.
First issue September 2005
Company BBC Worldwide Limited
Country India
Based in Mumbai
Language English

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. Joji Varghese is the publisher, print and production controller of TopGear 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)


Vardhan Kondvikar, Srinivas Krishnan

Design team[edit]

  • Kiran Jadhav (Senior Art Director),
  • Laxman Sarmalkar (Senior Graphic Designer),
  • Rajeev Gaikwad (Photographer)

Contributing Photographers[edit]

Himanshu Pandya, Parag Parelkar, Somdutta Nhawkar

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