The Nano – India’s Tiny Car
Real World Economics (redux) provides you an opportunity to add points to your RWE presentations on a weekly basis. Every week we do a (S-Option) Student Option choice in RWE I’ll choose one article from all student assignments. I will link an article or podcast to the blog and I will post a question or series of questions that you must answer. You may earn up to ten points extra credit on the previous week’s RWE assignment. This work will count individually – you do not have to work with your partner. I will post the due date and time, however expect that it will be at 11:00 PM on Wednesday of the week assigned. Students from Government and Senior Current Issues may choose to answer RWE ‘redux’ for extra credit. All written blog assignments must adhere to posted Blogging Guidelines.
Kassi Hanchera did her RWE assignment on the Nano. The Nano is the world’s smallest and cheapest car. It was unveiled earlier this year and is scheduled for assembly in India. It’s tiny. And it’s cheap – about $2500. But it has it’s challenges. For RWE “redux” this week you’ll listen to two podcasts from NPR and answer two questions about the Nano.
Podcast #1 – (7:00) In India, Cheap Car Will Challenge Two-Wheelers.
Podcast #2 – (3:30) Nano Production Hits a Pothole in West Bengal.
Question for Podcast #1 – While the Nano has many positive aspects, the pod cast talks about it’s many hurdles as well. There’s a lot of problems that await the Nano, chief of which comes from India’s zillions of scooters. Talk to me about the hurdles (mentioned in the podcast) and faced by the Nano.
Question fot Podcast #2 – Things have not gone so well for the Nano at its new assembly plant in West Bengal. What has happened in West Bengal? And why? Your thoughts?
Extra Credit is available to Econ Students only. Extra points will be added to previous RWE. In order to count, post must be up by 11:00 PM Wed November 19.