Ivanka Trump on Friday tweeted the viral story of an Indian girl who undertook a distressed journey back home on a bicycle. Within hours, it became one of the top trending tweets. Continue reading “TWITTERATI REACTS TO IVANKA TRUMP’S POST ON JYOTI KUMARI”
A number of cycling stories emerged in the last 2 months. Reports of cycle brands rejigging their factories to produce face mask and governments implementing pop-up cycle lanes. Continue reading “BICYCLES COME TO THE FORE”
The Pandemic has redefined whom we consider our Heroes.
Captain America, Spiderman, Thor, James Bond, Wonder Woman and alike stand relegated and we have found the real and deserving Heroes who are actually saving the world. Continue reading “SUREKHA RAGHUNATH – HEALTH CARE CYCLING WARRIOR”
I read an interesting story on the internet about how people in the Solomon Islands bring down a tree. If a tree is too big to get axed, the villagers come together and collectively scream on top of their voices to topple it. Continue reading “CYCLING IS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY”
As cities prepare to re-open for work and business, socio-physical distancing will be a pre-requisite in the post pandemic life. The current modal choices for reaching workplace involves risks as one would need to travel safely. Thus, resuming normal life will be tough as political leaders are far from ready with a solution to tackle traffic jams, packed transit vehicles, and move everyone safely. Continue reading “WHY IS THIS THE BEST TIME TO TAKE UP CYCLING”
Every crises has a end to it. As the world prepares itself to tentatively resume normal activities, the big question is how do people move from A to B? Continue reading “SWITCH ON WITH CYCLING”
Nine-year-old, James Cunningham from Clontarf in Dublin cycled 256 kms for 12 hours over 2 consecutive days on 3rd and 4th May to raise funds for the Peter McVerry Trust. Continue reading “9 YEAR OLD SCHOOL BOY RIDES 250 KMS FOR A CHARITY CAUSE”
The last broadsheet was delivered to me on 21st March 2020, a day prior to Janta Curfew was declared by the Prime Minister of India. The subscription was stopped to avoid spread of corona virus but the digital copy continued to get published online, and PDF versions were circulated for free on whats app. I had the mobile application of the same media house installed which I accessed on not more than two occasions in this period. Continue reading “AD FREE PAPER RECEIVED AFTER 6 WEEKS”
In a twitter chat I asked Carlton Reid, a veteran in the field of Transport Journalism from UK – Are temporary bike lanes durable? to which he responded “Tactical Urbanism is all about speed with a stated or unstated desire for permanency i.e., as happened at Times Square in New York City. Temporary quickly becomes … we should keep this”. Continue reading “SET-UP TEMPORARY CYCLE LANES IN 10 DAYS USING MOBYCON GUIDE”
NDTV and Hero Cycles have partnered for a new campaign ‘The Cycle Of Change’ an exclusive program dedicated to discuss life after lockdown.
The two hour live broadcast of this special Telethon will go on air on Saturday, 2nd May 2020 at 19:00 hrs IST and focus on strategies to maintain a sustainable lifestyle once normal life resumes. Continue reading “NDTV TO TELECAST A SPECIAL PROGRAM ‘THE CYCLE OF CHANGE’”