TREK FOUNDERS RIDE – MUMBAI

TREK FOUNDERS RIDE – MUMBAI

Trek Bicycle, one of the world’s leading bicycle manufacturers organized their marque multi-city event ‘Trek Founder’s Ride’ in Mumbai recently. The event witnessed over 100 cycling enthusiasts participating and navigating through the heart of the city. The event served as an enriching platform filled with cycling conversations; connecting riders and encouraging them to share their inspiring stories as well as receive cycling tips from the experts at Trek. Continue reading “TREK FOUNDERS RIDE – MUMBAI”

CYCLE TO CAFE IRANI CHAII AND GET 10% DISCOUNT

CYCLE TO CAFE IRANI CHAII AND GET 10% DISCOUNT

When the British departed India, they left behind a legacy of ‘Tipping’. It means, a customer voluntarily offers a sum of money after availing a service. Typically, this culture is more prevalent in hotel industry. Tipping an American worker is appreciated as informal wages is an accepted idea. But in Japan, it’s against their etiquette’s as their philosophy believes good service should be expected in the first place. China has no tipping culture, Singapore does not believe in receiving gratitude’s, in UK it’s customary to tip and in India the practice is quite frequent. Continue reading “CYCLE TO CAFE IRANI CHAII AND GET 10% DISCOUNT”

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”

CYCLE RIDE WITH SIX VISIONARY CYCLISTS

CYCLE RIDE WITH SIX VISIONARY CYCLISTS

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”

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”

TWILIGHT

TWILIGHT

|| Low Light. Ordinary Camera. No Effects ||

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.

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WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY

WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY

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.

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