There’s nothing worse than your motorcycle being weighted down by heavy panniers. Overloading your bike makes the bike handle terribly when you’re meant to be enjoying the bike. When I went on a short 4-day trip around Northland, New Zealand here’s what I pack in a single rear pannier (or […]
Bollywood. That’s what I and billions of other Indians grew up watching. When you first begin to watch Bollywood, you’ll surely be confused. Always remember that the criteria of a movie turning a blockbuster in India is quite different than that of Hollywood and many other countries. But now, with […]
What Starbucks did to coffee, Chai Point and Chaayos are doing to Masala Chai in India. There’s been massive growth in this premium market for masala chai cafes in the last few years with Chai Point and Chaayos expanding rapidly. It reminds me of what happened with bottled water in […]
I never used to think twice about the change I was being given or the prices I was being charged in New Zealand, besides we barely use cash so any overcharges on my cards can be disputed at the bank. Unfortunately, I took that bad habit to India. One day […]
At certain times of the year, air pollution in India goes off the scales. You must wear a mask to avoid breathing in these nasties. Watch my latest video below to know what you need to look for when buying a mask.
Counterfeit cash is always in circulation in India. There are hundreds of millions of dollars of it floating around. To avoid getting stuck with it on your trip you need to know what’s real and what’s not as shopkeepers will always try to pawn off their fake currency to unsuspecting […]
When my friend Gaurav asked me if I wanted to go on an off-road motorcycle trip with his Royal Enfield Himalayan Group, my answer was obvious. I’d be craving to get back on a bike since arriving in India, and this was my chance to begin riding on Indian roads. So, […]
Yesterday I was shocked to read that two Swiss tourists had been attacked by 3 teen and 2 adult men near the impressive Fatehpur Sikri fort. The reason they were severely beaten shows the risks of PDA (Public Display of Affection) in India. In large Indian cities, it’s common to […]