Riding out the lockdown


Mahesh Prasanna

A biking fanatic for over 15 years, he has lined most of India and been to the Khardung La eight instances. He has been on biking journeys in Malaysia and Cambodia too

Where I need to go

I simply need to trip as much as the hills and really feel the wind on my face. It could possibly be at the spectacular Valparai, Kodaikanal, Nilgiris or the Kolli Hills. If I might I might set off. As a solo rider in any case I preserve social distancing. I’m lined from head to toe in my protecting gear. This ought to maintain me secure from the virus.

What I miss the most

My enterprise journeys throughout India on my bikes, a fleet of Royal Enfield Interceptor, CBR 250, and Classic 500. I’ve ridden as much as to 800 kms on work. I additionally lengthy for the offloading, journey and grime biking expertise on my bike that I constructed from scratch.

My new ardour

I volunteered for 45 days and was a part of the Emergency Food Response crew throughout the COVID 19 lockdown, I took care of logistics and ensured that autos left on time to ship meals to the needy.

Ranjitha Ravindran

An ex-Radio Jockey, she has achieved the K2K trip (Kashmir to Kanyakumari), a 23-day bike trip criss-crossing 15 states masking a distance of 6200 km, and several other rides in Kerala

Ranjitha Ravindran

Where I need to go

Alleppey, Vagamon and Varkala in Kerala. The thick forest cowl, the misty hills, and the trip on winding roads alongside Idukki is any motorcyclist’s dream. And, in fact the backwaters. I need to be with Nature and in addition discover out how Kerala flattened the coronavirus curve. In January, Kerala turned the first state in India to report a optimistic case. The authorities and folks work collectively and there are such a lot of classes to be taught.

Mandala art

WWhat I miss

Consuming the metropolis on my Bajaj Avenger. Street gazing as I trip alongside the busy roads of R S Puram, Town Hall and Gandhipuram, petting stray canine alongside the approach. That is a fail-proof stress buster.

My new ardour

I attempted my hand at doodling, mandala and bottle artwork. Mandala is one thing like making kolams the approach our grandmothers and moms did. It requires focus and focus. We are anxious about ‘what next’. This artwork calms you and provides you the energy to face the scenario forward.

Malavika Ravisubramaniam

A German language coach in the IT business, she has been biking for six years. She has ridden to Ladakh, Sikkim, Himachal and has lined most elements of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. She was additionally a part of the Kashmir to Kanyakumari trip

Malavika Ravisubramaniam

Where I need to go

By the time the lockdown is over, the monsoons shall be setting in. I need to journey to Coorg and soak in the greenery. Or trip to Sakhlespur in Malnad. Tucked in the foothills of the Western Ghats the slopes are lined with tea, espresso and spices, and drenched in the monsoon rains, the expertise has a relaxing impact. Perfect, particularly after going by means of the stress of lockdown.

What I miss the most

Being on my bike, Pulsar 220. Over weekends, I’d head out to the outskirts. Now, I can not take my bike out even to go to a retailer or watch a film.

My new ardour

I began writing my first fiction. The story concept that has been brewing in my head for a very long time has a construction now. A tough define of the story is in place.

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