About

The original purpose of this blog was promoting city cycling and popularizing urban green belt corridors, which it did for it’s first one and a half year, since the year of it’s launch – 2014. 

Now-a-days, that is, since the last two years, I haven’t been city commuting on my bike, thanks to my city earning the world’s most air polluted region title. And thanks to the redesigning of City roads, those are forked under construction since last six months, loosing a green cover of a whooping 9,100+ trees and the rising construction dust hazards. And lastly thanks to El nino of 2015 and El nina of 2016. I don’t know if I have missed any other reason.

The theme of the blog, hence, changed, into a bit of my own ramblings covering topics, such as – my travel blogging, Social issues in India, Climate change & biodiversity conservation.

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32 thoughts on “About”

  1. Thanks for following my blog. I applaud your efforts to cycle more. Car traffic in England is forever increasing and many people are taking small journeys which could easily be done by bicycle. I also really enjoyed your pictures of Indian wildlife, what a wonderful range of birds you have.

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    1. Thank you Carol 🙂 that is really encouraging.. thank you for stopping by and I am glad you like Indian birds.. I have limited knowledge on birds in England.. but they say, Crows are rare in England.. and that there are crow lovers there too..hehe..kind of amusing to me, as we have so many crows here,, and that crow is almost nobody’s favourite here 😀

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  2. Kudos to you for cycling in the NCR! How long is the commute to your office? If only more people would opt for such a green and healthy lifestyle – Ggn or delhi would soon be like amsterdam! wishful thinking I know..but we keep comparing our cities to other international ones, don’t we 😉

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    1. Hahaha..very true..I travel around 11 km to-n-fro in a day’s commute.. not much.. I have been doing so since Oct 2 last year..its like five months for me now..and I have faced no troubles from car rider or motorbike riders or other cycle rikshawalas.. I think i need to make a special mention here about Times of India’s initiative called Raahgiri day, which has made everybody aware about cycling and pedestrian issues of commuting on roads…making it a lot safer now for cyclist..as per records, the cycling death rate in Delhi has fallen by a huge number, which is a great achievement…as per last year data..every week two cycllists and one car rider use to die in Delhi alone…(link:http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/cse-road-safety-audit-delhi-tops-road-accident-deaths-city-most-unsafe-cyclists-pedestrians)

      Let’s hope best..amsterdam is still too far..haha..lets hope by this year end, we have some numbers to cheers:)

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      1. That’s awesome! I have heard of Raahgiri and its a great initiative. Only yesterday I read about a similar drive in Hyderabad, in one of the blogs. Looks like India is headed in the right direction. Hope it lasts and does not lose steam.

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  3. Hi

    I loved biking too. It’s a great feeling isnt it, riding in your bike into woodlands and enjoy the bliss.

    Thank you very much for following my blog and browsing through my posts. I hope you liked my world of travelling and would explore it more.

    Looking forward to more of your tales.

    Cheers
    Aanchal

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    1. Thank you Aanchal. Yes, the feeling of riding into woods is euphoric! I use cycling for relaxing mind too. My hometown is mumbai, its been few months over I have started living in Delhi NCR, and its really awesome how this place is blessed with so many biodiverse places and park and woods and lakes..haha

      Thank you really for following my blog, look forward to your comments on my posts, as I post..:))

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  4. Not only great idea, but also great place to start with! you like challenges don’t you? 😉 Keep it up, too bad I already left Delhi, would have loved to join (with a big helmet though 😛 )

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    1. Hahaha..Thank you Estelea..Yes, I do love challenges. I like the feeling I get when I do some part of my bit for nature..I love cycling. I am based at Gurgaon, near Delhi. Would be glad to meet you when you come around Delhi sometime. Yes, I got a cool helmet, its big..I shall happily lend you for a ride 🙂

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      1. I really wish 🙂 but we are now based in the Philippines. I m sure after cycling in Delhi, Cebu and its hills would be a piece of cake for you 🙂

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      2. Hehe..Indian roads (as you may have seen) are full of potholes..where each pothole is hill in itself..hahaha..just kidding..but yes, i would love climbing a hill..haven’t really tried yet..but have gone through other riders review..and they say its no near to a fun-ride..but is purely an endurance-testing endorphin-raising ride..those who find ecstasy in adrenaline gush, may surely opt for a mountain bike..:)

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      3. You must be right, it must have to do with endorphin rising ride. When I see those guys riding up our tough hill, believe me or not, they are smiling ! If I had to do it (probably to save my life), I can tell you my smile would look much more different. Indian roads as I remember them are kinda make for VTT, no? Hope you also have super loud bell 😉 Do you have special ways for bikes in Gurgaon?

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      4. Hahaha..true..high endorphin levels are known well to be supressant of pains..which is why they smile (perhaps) the whole pressure is over the butt n thigh..hehe..

        Yes, indian roads are best for ATVs (all terrain vehicles (whats vtt?))

        No, Gurgaon doesn’t have yet any special lanes for cycling..but recent gain in people’s voices (due to Raahgiri Days) is what certain to bring lanes in near future.

        Raahgiri Days are celebrated on weekends when a particular section of road (mostly the ones near the shopping malls) are closed for all motor vehicles between 7-11am and is open for public to come out on the roads and do any stuff..dance, aerobics, games, roller skating, concert, cycling, skateboarding..anything n everything is allowed to do..this is people’s movement..and its really moving to see everyone out of road..the tag line is – ‘Roads are not meant for cars alone’

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      5. vtt is the French for all terrains bike 🙂 i thought it would work in English too 😉 those Raahgiri Days look like a great idea. Would love to see that !

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