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Food for Thought - What Does an Expensive Cycle Mean?

Recently, I was asked a question

Why are foreign made bicycles more expensive than Indian-made cycles and why one should I buy them?

I thought it would be ideal to pen down a response to this question for posterity and because there are many assumptions that are at play here. In this post, I’ve compiled the general assumptions and assertions and provided my opinion, with links to international testing, published research wherever possible.

The 5 gadgets that are always in my backpack

We've been often asked about the electronic gadgets we carry on our trek. Here's our list of the 5 gadgets we absolutely don't leave without. Life is so much simpler with them, these basic must-own gadgets ably equip us on our treks. This list of life-saving, trek-saving and memory-saving items should help you decide what makes it to your backpack.

A taste of Sahyadri. Accessible monsoon weekend treks for Mumbaikars

With the monsoon around the corner, here's a compendium of treks that is guaranteed to incite travellust. So grab those daypacks and hiking shoes Mumbaikars and head out to the Sahyadri. Western Ghats are one of the world’s eight “hottest hotspots” of biological diversity. Around 5,000 species of vascular plants alone grow there, as do hundreds of species of mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians. A large number of these species are endemic to the Ghats: they are found nowhere else in the world.