IIT Techfest 2016 | Mumbai

Words: Dipak Panchal \\ Pictures: Darius Quadros TECHFEST is a 3 day long technology festival held at the IIT Bombay campus, showcasing and encouraging the future engineers our country. Hundreds of Indian and international institutions come together during this college festival. 2004 was first time I was invited for a BMX demo here at the IIT campus. Nilesh Dhumal, Mrigendra Mainkar, Vinay Menon my elder brother and myself did some very simple shows that attracted a huge audience. The TECHFEST vibe was so magical that I made sure that I had…

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BMX| Why we Ride – 2

We asked some of the top young BMX stars of India about what motivates them and how BMX has given them an identity, check out what they had to say. Papias D’souza Age – 25 Location: Mumbai Style: BMX Street. I Feel BMX is the lifestyle, it is not dangerous sports until you push it to the limit I ride for Fun it’s my hobby, there are no rules you can ride how you want you can wear whatever you want you can create you own tricks ride in your…

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BMX | Why we Ride – 1

When my friends and I  used to ride all day, we just had two things on our mind – Ride and have fun. If we nailed a trick, that would be a bonus! Wilson College promenade in Mumbai was one of the key spots for the BMX jams, we always had a good audience which motivated us to ride more and push harder, making the trick look cool and easy. The enjoyment and satisfaction of riding with your friends and learning tricks together is unreal, it felt like we have achieved…

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Hassu | Rider Interview

Interview By: Dipak Panchal | Also featured in ISSUE 10 – July 2012 Full Name: Hasmukh Parmar Nickname: Hassu Hometown: Bombay, India Riding Since: 2000 FR MTB MAG: A very common first question, what made u ride a BMX? HASSU: My family & my friends who made me ride a BMX Shahjad Khan, Dipak Panchal & Rajas Naik, Because of them I’m here now. FR MTB MAG: We saw your videos; you have a riding style that is a mix of a couple of different riders. Do you look up…

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