I know the title seems a bit blurry because it’s not suggestive of where this is going. But trust me on this, I’ve seen the best of solo travels and on the other hand, I’ve also faced the wrath of Covid-19 WITHOUT BEING TESTED POSTIVE. Yes we’ll get there in a while. So while I chill on my second last day of this Chinese Virus isolation, I’ll tell you how similar the feelings of both those worlds have been and how they could benefit someone looking to travel solo or anyone just frustrated with their 14 day quarantine period.

It’s…


Lately, I’ve been travelling more on flights to reach other parts of the country than on my long distance touring steed- the KTM Duke 390. And that has brought me to the point of making a decision on the type of travel I would be indulging in in the near, and farther future. Air travel or Road travel?

With the kind of person I am, I totally dislike the dreary, un- happening and extremely formal airport atmosphere. It makes me feel like I’m a machine designed to behave in a certain way and am required to modify myself to the…


Our employment system is so erm backward that I’ve had to actually write about this. I mean is this what people associate freedom with? Having to leave your job, the only source of income to fulfill your urge to travel and explore. Is that how unforgiving society is, that you can’t extract one or two months at a stretch out of your life just for yourself? And then when Independence Day arrives, we head out with flags to celebrate independence! If you think you’re free, then you’re either fooling yourself or you’re not aware of the real meaning of it…


We’re seeing so much news surrounding plastic, global warming, smog, pollution levels breaching the limit in cities like Shanghai and New Delhi. But what can we really do about this?
In my opinion, the first thing we need to do is to stop blaming the government for all environmental problems. If our practices are killing fish, wildlife and in fact slowly killing the human population as a whole, blaming a third party like the government does not make sense!

The future?

What we could do though is put some sense into that little head about the fact that it is only us…


Have you heard almost every biker you met say that he/ she has been wanting to ride to Ladakh or has already done so? I too was a part of that group of people and was pulled into visiting LEH Ladakh this year. I rode my KTM Duke 390 from Bangalore to Ladakh and noticed that Ladakh isn’t a road less traveled anymore! Apart from the movie 3 Idiots, beautiful heavenly views and cool climate, easy air access are responsible for making Ladakh go viral, here’s why Ladakh isn’t a difficult place to be in anymore:

Everybody wants to do…


You might’ve heard a lot of people asking you to trust your intuition when you ride but not many tell you what the hell intuition is! Well, to me, intuition is the gut feeling you receive as a message to act, or not to act in a certain way. Intuition is when you just know something without being given any explanation, the information is synced into you from somewhere! Everybody has more than 5 senses, some have learned to get familiar with the other senses and some haven’t. …


Planning a nice Sunday morning ride with your other half or friends and you suddenly spawn upon Nandi Hills as an option? Don’t!

Riding up the hill of Nandi on a Sunday morning can leave you frustrated, angry, exhausted and maybe even injured. I’ve heard of traffic jams at 5.30 AM on the foothills of Nandi that are longer than a kilometer. You see, tired, exhausted, frustrated people of the world get time on weekends to go out with their families and friends and so, a lot of them from Bangalore head out to Nandi hills on Sunday mornings, just…


From the time I did my first Solo ride from Kochi to Bangalore two years ago, to this time when I recently completed my second pan India solo tour, solo rides have taught me a lot not only in terms of riding but also in knowing myself, in being prepared for uncertainties and in understanding the dangerous aspects of riding on Indian highways. It has also helped me delve into a lot of other things but I’ll share that separately in another article. If you ask me, it isn’t really a big deal to ride across India, anyone can do…


Since I started touring PROPERLY in 2013, I had this inclination towards expensive, good looking jackets. I wanted one that was bright and went well with my KTM Duke 390. The problem back then was the non- availability of good quality, long lasting value for money jackets. The market for such products was as old as a toddler and buying something from a brand you haven’t heard about much was a bit of a gamble.

I knew one thing for sure- I was about to use my riding jacket to the limit and hence I had to get something which…


My life took a deviation when I bought my 2014 KTM Duke 390 and since then, it’s been a wild ride. When Bajaj KTM launched the totally revamped 2017 KTM Duke 390, thousands of speculations floated around. They did make me curious but not excited, after all I wasn’t looking to buy another Duke 390. So I decided to check it out myself and find out if the new Duke is the same old wild animal from within.

The Ride:
On my way back home from office for lunch, I stopped by at the KTM store when I spotted the…

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