खिडकीतली बाग

अम्मा म्हणायची की त्या लहानपणीच्या गावच्या ट्रिपांमध्ये होती सुरूवात! पण खरंतर लालमातीचं वेड कधी मनात बसलं, कधी रक्तात घुसलं हे कळलच नाही. वर्षे गेली, पण शोध काही संपेना. बघता बघता, तेच वेड जणू काही घुसलं कुंडीत! कोकणातल्या बागेचं स्वप्न मात्र जवळ येऊन सुद्धा हुलकावण्या देत राहिलं. निराशेने मन भरलं आणि आयुष्याच्या अनेक झुंझीत गेलं ते…

Celebrating #OneRide 2017 – the #HauryaBikers way

The first Sunday of April is reserved on the calendar as #OneRide Day. This year marked the Seventh Edition of celebrating the camaraderie that comes from owning and riding a Royal Enfield motorcycle. As motorcyclists, we need but a reason half-an-excuse to throttle out. While the week is devoted towards earning that tank of fuel, the…

60 kmph

60 kmph!  A pace that puts the wind in your face and the worries behind.Where you hear the rustling of the leaves, and catch the smiles of the children in the street. That classic iron heart of a motor sitting relaxed between the feet.  60 kmph, it’s magic if you please. Them vibes smoothened out…

A neo-classical motorcycle affair

When you’re a 20 year old motorcycle, there’s always something that’s going bust on it. It could be the meters or the brakes, the lights or the carburettor. It could even be some nuts & bolts that suddenly decided they’d had enough and decide to hop off. But as long as you keep that 2T-Fuel…

Cadbury Gems 

Something about Cadbury’s Gems that brings a smile to the face. Their colourful appearance, the sound they make when you shake the packet, that distinctive crunch when you bite into them – everything is instantly recognisable. There’s even different ways of eating them. One is where you munch them down. The other is where you…

Car Stickers – Mahindra Thar – Zombie Response Vehicle

India loves it’s wheels, there’s no doubt about that. From humdrum commuters to highly passionate wheelsfolk, we’ve got them all. And when the ownership rainbow is this wide, you’re bound to see a few that make you wonder what was on their mind.  Like this #Mahindra #Thar that it’s owner proudly claims to be a…

Broken Beauty

  Bruised, she lay still on the ground. She knew she’d never meet her favourite flowers or soar into the bright blue skies again. But she put her pain aside & spread those wings one last time, for she wanted to show everyone just how beautiful this broken world can be… 

Spicing things up in 2017

2016 was an eventful one to say the least and this year is all about turning the heat up on things. Pushing the envelope, exploring new stuff & being on the limit. Guess the chilli tree in the window agrees too, which is why: Mirchi ghya mirchi, laal tikhat mirchi, Khidkeetli mirchi… #mepanshetkari 😀 Happy New…

Bike Spotting: Bajaj M80 Custom

The Bajaj M80 has always been the workhorse of choice for people beyond the cities. Spotted nearly everywhere in Maharashtra, the M80 was the darling of people who wanted a hardy machine that could take a beating & go on without complaint or breakdown. Used as a farm wagon as well as a family transporter,…

Bombay to Goa – a quick run on the Royal Enfield Himalayan

Goa calling, again! If you’d known me 5 years ago, then you’d never have said something like this back then. I’d been to Goa just the one time until then, that too on a family trip where we took Aazo along on a pilgrimage to all the major temples that he wanted to visit in…

Aarey Energee: memories of an awesome bachpan

‘Energee’ if you’re a leaf from the same book as me, then the mere mention of this word will take you on the journey back in time. Of blue & cream coloured stalls, selling milk in blue plastic packets & foil-capped glass bottles. Lassi & non-flavoured cow’s milk too.  Decades have gone by with generation…

Bike Spotting: Hero Honda Street

The Hero Honda Street was a revolutionary one for our market. It promised all the control & efficiency of a manual transmission with the ‘clutch-less’ convenience of an automatic. It didn’t quite do too well though.  Maybe it was too bold an idea for regular motoring folks, or the ‘step-through’ riding style of the bike….