SWASTH BHARAT YATRA – CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE

SWASTH BHARAT YATRA – CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE

The second leg of the Swasth Bharat Yatra departs from Mumbai to Manor, 88 kms away from the city. The flag off event was held inside the FDA office at Bandra Kurla Complex today. Monday happens to be a working day but the crowds were even higher in numbers compared to the weekend rally. I never anticipated Continue reading “SWASTH BHARAT YATRA – CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE”

SWASTH BHARAT YATRA – MUMBAI

SWASTH BHARAT YATRA – MUMBAI

The Swasth Bharat Yatra rally started from Leh on 16th October 2018 on ‘World Food Day’ and since then has covered a road distance in excess of 4800 kms with the help of 7300 cycling volunteers collectively touching 500+ destinations (Figures as on 11.11.18). These are huge numbers for any government led initiative and assured to shoot up further in the coming weeks. Swasth Bharat Yatra spans over Continue reading “SWASTH BHARAT YATRA – MUMBAI”

SWASTH BHARAT YATRA

SWASTH BHARAT YATRA

“Swasth Bharat Yatra Healthy India Rally” is an All India relay cycling event organised by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (fssai). With a mission to create public awareness on food nutrition and healthy eating habits, the fssai has arranged a Pan India event through which cyclist are being mobilised from all across the states as volunteers to communicate one unified message ‘Eat Right India’ Continue reading “SWASTH BHARAT YATRA”

CAN MUMBAI ECHO THE DUTCH BLUEPRINT?

CAN MUMBAI ECHO THE DUTCH BLUEPRINT?

This question occurred to me after reading a thought provoking book titled ‘Building The Cycling City – The Dutch Blueprint For Urban Vitality’. The authors of the book, Melissa and Chris Bruntlett are a family of professionals actively promoting the cause of healthy living, environment and social benefits of cycling, walking and public transportation. Continue reading “CAN MUMBAI ECHO THE DUTCH BLUEPRINT?”

BUILDING THE CYCLING CITY – A BOOK REVIEW

BUILDING THE CYCLING CITY – A BOOK REVIEW

‘Building The Cycling City – The Dutch Blueprint For Urban Vitality’ 

Penned by Melissa and Chris Bruntlett, the book carries an interesting narrative of how the Dutch cities took a wise call of adopting a ‘humble bicycle’ as a sustainable model for transportation. The Authors have beautifully crafted in words ‘a romance between people of Dutch cities and their unspoken love for cycling’.  Continue reading “BUILDING THE CYCLING CITY – A BOOK REVIEW”

RIDE WITH JENS VOIGT AT THE TREK BIKES CAMP

RIDE WITH JENS VOIGT AT THE TREK BIKES CAMP

“SHUT UP LEGS! DO WHAT I TELL YOU TO DO”

A man who rode 20 kilometers on a children’s bike in the Tour De France. A man who had eleven broken bones, twenty five screws and one-twenty stitches in his body. He was flown off by a Continue reading “RIDE WITH JENS VOIGT AT THE TREK BIKES CAMP”

BICYCLE RIDE TO THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, MUMBAI

BICYCLE RIDE TO THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, MUMBAI

In The Past People Were Born Royal.

Nowadays Royalty Comes From What You Do.

 – Gianni Versace

This ride is quite distinguished and of high repute to a royal and splendid structure on a small, humble and ordinary bicycle that has less significance to few or rather to many in this fast paced passionate city of cars. Continue reading “BICYCLE RIDE TO THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, MUMBAI”

CYCLING IN SPAIN – FROM GIRONA TO COSTA BRAVA

CYCLING IN SPAIN – FROM GIRONA TO COSTA BRAVA

It was 6th June 2018 and we had to reach ‘EatSleepCycle’ a bicycle touring and rental company located in Carrer del Vern Girona, Spain. Me and two friends had booked three road bikes and a GPS device to ride towards the beaches of Costa Brava. Continue reading “CYCLING IN SPAIN – FROM GIRONA TO COSTA BRAVA”