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”
The sea remains calm and still at will,
Life prospers up and beneath.
Golden sand deepens shallow thoughts;
Blue skies wipes away pale sorrows. Continue reading “LAND TO WATER, WEST COAST RIDERS SEAS THE DAY!”
Do you remember the poem ‘The Blind Men And The Elephant’ by John Godfrey Saxe, where six blind men were partially exposed to an elephant and had their own interpretations on what an elephant would be like. In the story, each blind man created his own version of reality and were correct in their narrations based on the limited exposure to the object. The moral of the story tells us that each individual truth maybe partially true but it is not the ultimate truth. Continue reading “CYCLE RIDE WITH SIX VISIONARY CYCLISTS”
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”
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Fine brush strokes with multi colored artistic effects. Shades overlapping and cutting through. Grey, black, ash, purple, blue, majenta, voilet, pink, orange, yellow…and many more complexly interwoven hues. Delicately adjusted color tones complimentary to one another. Fresh color tints and I was gradually hypnotized. It was all happening; little breezy, low tide, moving clouds – blink and a new picturesque scenery is ready to view.
Street cycling in Mumbai is all about logistics but not on cargo bikes. Workers on a bicycle ship various types of goods and those includes newspapers, bakery items, cement bags, gas cans, water cans, plants, paper cartons, TV sets, water tanks, furniture, milk, ice creams, ice slabs, vegetables, coconuts, lunch boxes, food, clothing, machinery and much beyond one can think off. The career on the bicycle plays a crucial role in bearing majority of the load.
Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something valuable or unique is formed. Creativity can be tangible like a piece of art or it may take an intangible shape of a musical composition. In either case, when a new idea is entertaining, solves a problem or is never done before finds acceptability in public domain earns a tag of ‘Creative work’.
On the busy streets of Mumbai there is a section of people who use bicycles as a primary mode of transport. In fact, they are independent transporters who move goods around the city on a bicycle. You will easily spot them bearing all kind of loads dressed in simple clothing throughout the day. Majority of those cyclists are men who operate wearing a shirt, trouser, shorts and slippers.
Pedal Power Cafe has Re-launched in Vasai on 7th June and this time it returns in a new avatar under the franchise of BykIndia. Pedal Power Café is the first ever ‘Cycle Themed’ cafe of Maharashtra and is packaged with offerings like high-end bicycles, custom made designed frames, coaching for competitive cycling, cycling tours and delicious food served at the café.
18th April was declared by UNESCO as the ‘International Day for Monuments and Sites’ in 1983. Also know as the ‘World Heritage Day’, the aim of UNESCO is to create public awareness about the monuments and sites and the necessity to conserve, protect and restore them. It is not limited to the sites listed by UNESCO but concerns all cultural heritage monuments, places and landscapes of international, national and local significance.