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Why India is mad for motorbikes

An investigation into the deep-seated and increasing passion for motorcycling in India.

What is behind the deep-seated and increasing passion for motorcycling in India?The hosts of the podcast Biker Radio Rodcast, explore what drives the love for the two-wheeler. Sunny and Shandy travel from a republic day parade in Delhi to a biker festival in Goa.They meet Joshua John, an ex-pastor turned Sunday Biker; Candida Louis, an office worker who left her career in finance to become a solo adventure rider; Ashish Rao Rane, a marine engineer who became a cross country rally racer; Sanjay Tripathi, a motorcycle enthusiast, who provides the historical backdrop to this relationship.

Through the adventures of these motorcyclists, such as their mass breakfast rides, long distance tours, races against the odds, and nostalgia, we learn about how this generation are taking to motorcycling in their own unique way.

Presenter/reporters: Sunny and Shandy (Arvinder Singh and Shirshendu Banerjee)
Producer: Prabhjit Bains

(Photo: Arvinder Singh and Shirshendu Banerjee)

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