THE BICYCLE DIARIES – BOOK REVIEW

THE BICYCLE DIARIES – BOOK REVIEW

‘The Bicycle Diaries’ is a fabulous piece of research work done in tracing the history of India Cycling by a retired journalist couple Anoop Babani and Savia Viegas. Post retirement, the Mumbai duo settled in Goa in 2005 and started pedaling for recreation and soaking in the solitary lanes of Goa. The idea of writing a book struck when Anoop had a tragic fall and was advised rest for several weeks. This period of inactivity turned their attention towards reading. Subsequently, their interest advanced into a deeper investigation on Indian Cycling, thus, ‘The Bicycle Diaries’ was constituted.

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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”