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Monsoon Madness

Princely’s penultimate report from the Deccan Odyssey 2018.     After the sightseeing of the previous day, on Day 8 the Deccan Odyssey got back on the road. On the penultimate stage of this Rickshaw Challenge, teams drove from Aurangabad to Nasik. Here is Princely’s report:   Deccan Odyssey Day 8   If you had read...
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We are halfway through the Rickshaw Challenge Mumbai Xpress 2017 and as always, Princely is here to tell us all about the events during our exciting rickshaw adventure! If you have missed the exciting first days, you can check them out here, here and here! Day 6 It’s again an overcast morning and it drizzling...
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The monsoon season can make traveling more difficult in India, however there’s much you can do to stay comfortable, and enjoy yourself during the rain. Here’s a suggested monsoon packing list for India from Sharell Cook. Items to Pack for the Monsoon in India. • A heavy duty umbrella. • A raincoat. Long trench style...
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Teams of 31 international rickshaw racers taking part in the Rickshaw Challenge Mumbai Express-2011, who set out from Mumbai on July 30 and set to reach Chennai on August 12, will leave for Mysore from Mangalore on Tuesday. The racers, who have formed 14 teams will cover 1,919km in their 14-day dash where they see...
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We are getting a bit nostalgic here as the Mumbai Xpress 09 is just around the corner… I came across the below clip which is a glimpse/taste of Mumbai Xpress 2008 madness. We are eagerly waiting for this year xpress as it’s going to be a BLAST! Rickshaw on fire/ there goes the pimping team...
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The rickshaws which were used in CEAT Mumbai Xpress- 2008 have been brought back to Chennai. These heroes will be remembered..  Click here for full photo album. Most of these beauties are for sale to the ardent collectors in ‘AS IN’ condition, or you may choose to give our pimps a hand in making it...
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The humble auto rickshaw is hailed as kitschy and cool, as it springs up in ads and art as the ultimate metaphor for a crazy, urban life. A wobbly three-wheeler that trundles through the traffic, its two-stroke engine lugging four people at a Prozac pace of 40km/hr, the autorickshaw hasn’t been the most stylish vehicle...
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CEAT Mumbai Xpress– 2008 managed to get amazing press coverage over the entire event, not to mention countless articles which followed up after the challenge. English Press clipping Gallery Vernacular Press clippings Gallery Web Showcase If you have any clipping / press coverage which is not in this collection please send us the same! Day...
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Rick Anduza, who rode in the CEAT Mumbai Xpress- 2008 from Chennai to Mumbai, opens his diary “Taxi drivers and pedestrians were asked for directions. A common response was: “Go down two streets, go left, then straight, straight, straight until you find a circle. Take second left and go straight, straight, straight. When you see...
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The last day and the shortest distance was complicated by the three separate flag down and flag off points designed to keep the teams tightly together so that we could all chat with the press, enjoy a snack on the beach and then arrive to the luxurious JW Marriott in a grand procession –all without...
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