DEFLATE THE TYRES

DEFLATE THE TYRES

No one is stronger at this point.

The invisible organisms have overpowered the mighty ego of the human race who so far ruled the planet. Continue reading “DEFLATE THE TYRES”

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CORONA VIRUS AFFECTS TRANSPORTATION, IS CYCLING A SOLUTION?

CORONA VIRUS AFFECTS TRANSPORTATION, IS CYCLING A SOLUTION?

With the world pressing emergency alarm on Covid-19, it will be interesting to see if the current crises prompt’s a behavioral change in travel pattern and thus reduction in global carbon emissions.

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A DEFUNCT BICYCLE FACTORY

A DEFUNCT BICYCLE FACTORY

The Smart City of Mumbai had its own Bicycle Factory called the ‘National Bicycle Corporation of India Ltd.’ (NBCIL) in the prime area of Worli spread over 4 acres of land. The NBCIL was established in 1939 by Birla Group to manufacture Bicycle and Bicycle parts with installed capacity of 5,44,000 bicycles as stated on their website. Continue reading “A DEFUNCT BICYCLE FACTORY”

CYCLING DOUBLE SEAT

CYCLING DOUBLE SEAT

STREET CYCLIST OF MUMBAI.

For a city without any favorable cycling infrastructure to ride in pairs is beyond ones imagination. But I am misunderstood like so many of you since there exists many cyclists who are going double these days. It feels like a mini Amsterdam is thriving in the backstreets of Mumbai. Am saying this with confidence and excitement to have seen two and even three people sharing the same bicycle. What is common for Amsterdammers is special for Mumbai city. Simply because this city is far away from the concept of a dedicated cycle track which would encourage safe and excessive use of bicycles.  Continue reading “CYCLING DOUBLE SEAT”

WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 3

WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 3

Globally cycling community is quite large and well dispersed with diverse cycling experiences. I reached out to them through an online poll to get a measured response to broaden our perspective on the topic we are trying to decode. A poll conducted on twitter revealed that 77% of cyclist were chased by a dog during their life time while 3% were chased by an animal other than dogs. Continue reading “WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 3”

WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 2

WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 2

Dogs and Humans have been friends from many centuries. Unlike any other animal, humans are more comfortable to share love, space, food and even toys with dogs. In urban cities, people adopt dogs and offer free shelter despite high real estate cost. Some dogs are fortunate to enjoy facilities like open spaces and gardens in the backyard of farm houses in the country sides. There are affluent owners who invest hundreds of dollars for grooming their pets. Continue reading “WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 2”

WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 1

WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 1

One day when I was commuting back home from a meeting late afternoon a dog appeared from no where and came charging at me aggressively. I stopped pedaling to slow down but the stray kept his momentum. I got off the bike in a hurry as a precautionary measure otherwise I would have landed at a nearby dispensary for sure. No cyclist would like to get bitten by a dog. Even though I was pretending to be strong that moment but internally fear had overpowered my courage. Continue reading “WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 1”