i, THe biker
34 Year Old
No. of Years of riding motorcycles : 20,
Kilometers done (appox) : 240000
For you, what does it mean to be a motorcyclist?
I learnt to ride motorcycle from my father's Scooter Bajaj Cub in 1993 and since then I ride bike with passion. I feel more responsible when I ride Motorcycle/ Bike. I never become slave of adrenalin and always feel that my every act while I am on a bike impact life of mine and others who are on raod and off road. I have experienced and still experiencing that people specially young ones are not afraid of any unforeseen incident on the road that may result into fatalities. I dont preach but I motivate these young bikers to become responsible on the road towards themself. Because Safety starts from me so is from everybody.
How has motorcycling changed you and your life?
I am an automobile enthusiast and always like to be a confident fellow. Motorcycling gave me confidence and sense of responsibility.
How did it happen that you turned your passion for motorcycling and motorcycles into a means of giving back to the society/brotherhood in a substantial manner?
When I met with an accident in 1994 I felt that I must be more careful on the road and need to visualise the hazards. And I started learning about the traffic rules and this taught me a lot about being safe and defensive on the road. I started motivating my friends about safe riding/driving firt they ridiculed me but later they realized that I was right. And in my current organization also I am known for my enthusiasm towards safe driving/riding.
Tell us briefly about your 2 most memorable ‘giving’ moments/events involving you as a motorcyclist?
Though Giving is something which should not be discussed/disclosed,In my view GIVING is not meant for anything in return back. And I always ready to help the person in need. Moment 1. At a road accident in 2003 I saved life of a person by giving mouth to mouth respiration till the time Medical help reached. 2. At cold night when I riding from office to my accomodation in delhi in 2004 I found a disabled person on the footpath shivering with cold and I felt guilty that I had a jacket and he was nothing to save his skin, I dint have second thought and gave him jacket.
Given an opportunity and the necessary powers, what would be the 3 most vital things you would like to change about motorcycling in India?
1. To open a best in class riding/driving school training for all learners before getting Driving License.
2. No Motorcycles allowed at school/college.
3. Strong Enforcement of Traffic Laws.
What are the best and the worst things about being a giver to society/brotherhood as a motorcyclist in India?
1. Givers must be ready to be ridiculed and being harrased by society.
Golden Question : How do you feel when you ride?
I feel like a free bird when I ride and always on cloud nine. and feel more happy when someone beside me at traffic light becomes odd one out like me by not violating the redlight.