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PARADISE LOST AND FOUND: Discovering the New Wave

Remember ‘the girl in neon’ from Nike’s Da Da Ding? That’s Ishita Malaviya and she’s one half of two young surfers making waves across India’s rising surf scene.

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This Summer, Learn to Surf the Shaka Way

Riding the new wave of India’s budding Ocean and Surf Culture with the Shaka Surf Club.

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The Waiting Game With Arjun Motha & Jehan Driver

Discover the rush of riding the Indian waves with kiteboarders Arjun Motha and Jehan Driver.

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RAASTA: Adarsh Kumar Sets A New Course

Meet Adarsh Kumar, the endurance bicyclist who took it upon himself to traverse a distance of about 4,000 km from Jammu to Kanyakumari in an attempt to break the national record. This cycling enthusiast completed this feat in 19 straight days, a Herculean task that changed his life forever.

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COMMUTE: Exploring the Man-Machine Relationship

Right from the beginning of time, man has always shared a special relationship with whatever he commutes on. The series aims to shed light on a few enthusiasts who have gone on to explore their undying passion for motor vehicles.

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WOMEN & WHEELS: India’s Female Biker Clubs

Motorbiking — to date seen as a testosterone-fuelled manly pursuit, is getting a much-wanted makeover. A leather-clad, high-speed gender revolution on wheels — India’s all-women biker clubs — is rapidly gaining momentum.

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NETHRA KUMANAN: First Bronze Winner at the Sailing World Cup

On the 25th of January, 2020, Nethra Kumanan made national sporting history by winning the bronze in round two of the tournament. This is her story.

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D-DAY SCRIBES: Breaking the News in Social Isolation

We look at how these truth warriors battle against fake news and curfews to get us updates from the front lines. 


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TRAILBLAZERS: Trail Running in India With Kieren D’Souza

We get talking with ultrarunner and endurance athlete, Kieren D’Souza, as he weighs in on the trail running community of India, and discusses some helpful tips for those who are just starting out.

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JAY KANNAIYAN: Reclaiming the Spirit of Adventure

“I told myself that if I died the next day, this journey would have been everything I was seeking”. The maverick Jay Kannaiyan explains it as he sees it.

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The Young and Wild Roam the Earth

We’ll scale volcanoes to bring you sights that few have seen. TheVibe Guides with Sukesh Viswanath.

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Freedom is Born Between the Wheel and the Road

Do you love the rush of the open road, and exploring distant lands? If so, we have the perfect thing for you!

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These Bikes Go the Distance, Where Others Refuse

What kind of bikes do you need to journey across the world? TheVibe asked an expert cross-continent biker to find out. 

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MUMBAI’S FIRST UNDERWATER FESTIVAL

Finkick Adventures and Kshitij Mittal get us the low down from India Underwater Festival. 

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THE RAMPS FOR TWO SHOES WITH THE GNARLY COMPANY

Passion, pain, sport and lifestyle, skateboarding has a lot to offer. Here are a few skateboarding ramps which are perfect for a skateboarder to jam at. With – The Gnarly Company

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INFINITE MOVES: THE INDIAN SKATEBOARD CULTURE DECODED

Discover the evolving Skateboard culture in India with – The Gnarly Company.

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MEET THE 23-YEAR-OLD WHO IS RIDING AROUND THE WORLD

Rohith Subramanian crowdfunded all his solo rides across the world. A true Lone Wanderer whose spirit belongs to the road.

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ADIEU FREERIDER | IN MEMORIAM AJAY PADVAL

Ajay Padval, the daredevil downhill rider left for his heavenly abode yesterday.

There are adventure lovers and then there was one who was hungry for it. The one who defined pushing limits. The one who exhaled stories of courage. For whom it was never enough. The one who was destined to rule the mountains! A Freerider.

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RECALL OF INSTINCTS WITH URVASHI PATOLE

Urvashi Patole Sane leaves us a testament to the path she has created for herself and the hundreds who follow in her stead. This is her story.

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THE MAN WHO TAPPED OUT TO RIDE AROUND THE WORLD

“If life is uncertain and we are aware that anything can happen to us, then what’s the point of not living your dream?” Read about Atul Warrier’s journey to 26 countries on one whimsical go. 

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VAGABONDING: THE RIDER WITHIN WITH VIR NAKAI

Some people learn easy, some find great coaches, while some, are born with the spirit of a biker. Vir Nakai, an ace biker and traveller tells us how he approached ‘The Rider Within’.

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THE RAPIDLY GROWING MOTOR BIKING CULTURE IN INDIA

For some people, biking isn’t just a way of travelling, it’s a passion that drives them forward. For others, it’s the lifestyle… living on the edge, balanced upon two-wheels. Here’s a celebration of that spirit.

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ADVENTURE BEYOND BARRIERS: AN EPISODE PRECURSOR

In our effort to break this mundane experience, we look for inspiration from those who break barriers, challenge norms, overcome their weaknesses and show that real-life heroes exist.

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HOW 24 DARING CYCLISTS RODE 550 KM TO KHARDUNG LA

TheVibe captures Adventures beyond Barriers, an organization that promotes inclusivity through adaptive adventure and sports activities for people with and without disabilities. ABBF uses sport as a universal equalizer to build a community of like-minded, adventure-loving people. This is their story.

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MULKI: A DISCOVERY OF INDIA’S SURF CAPITAL

Discover the beaches of Mulki in Dakshin Karnataka, where India’s very own surf culture comes alive.

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ROOFTOP VANTAGES AT THE URBAN HIGHLINE FESTIVAL

The biggest urban highline event in the world just entered its eleventh year, and Navin Torres got the perfect vantage point to cover it for us. Tune in!

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CHASING GIANTS WITH SUMER VERMA

Deep dive into the unknown with underwater photographer Sumer Verma as he goes chasing giants in the deep sea.

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A GUIDE TO SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING IN INDIA

In deconstructing the skiing and snowboarding scene in India, we present our top 3 picks for an ideal ski trip!

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SWIMMING WITH THE HUMPBACK WHALES

Here’s a midweek exclusive with travel aficionado and scuba enthusiast Suveer Bajaj as he goes swimming with hundreds of humpback whales traversing the nesting route across the African coastline in an experience of a lifetime. Read up!

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HOW 2 TRIBAL KIDS STEPPED INTO WORLD OF SKATEBOARDING

Introducing 15-year-old Arun Adivasi and 18-year-old Asha Gond, products of the skateboarding revolution of the Janwaar village in Madhya Pradesh, who are representing India at the World Skatepark World Championship in China — the first international skateboarding sighting before the game’s first official entry into the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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RIDING THE FIRST WAVE: TANVI JAGDISH AT THE SINGAPORE SUP

This is how India’s first female stand up paddle athlete Tanvi Jagadish is leading the charge at the Singapore Ocean Cup 2018.

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UNTOUCHED BLUES: DIVE SITES IN KOMODO

If you have a bucket list of dive sites you need to visit, #KomodoIslands should be one of them. Colourful reefs, sharks, manta rays and plenty surprises is what you’ll find. The Islands will be closed for the public starting 2020.

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LIVING THE RUSH: ADVENTURE SPORTS IN INDIA DECODED

Adventure Sports Lifestyle is on the cusp of a major explosion here in India. Are you ready to sign on?

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12 ADVENTURE CAVING DISCOVERIES IN INDIA

India has had a love affair with Caving – easily one of the world’s most accessible adventure activities – that far outlives its global complement. Find out which are the best destinations in India to head to for chasing the thrill.

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ARCHANA SARDANA’S FLIGHT WITHOUT WINGS

Meet the inspiring adventure-seeker who defies all odds — Archana Sardana. This is the story of the country’s first female BASE jumper, tune in!

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MEET THE SUPERWOMAN WHO CONQUERED THE 7 SUMMITS

There live amongst us, a whole other breed of human beings. The Übermensch or super-human as philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche describes them are a class of humans who dare to go beyond the obvious limitations of mortality to risk it all for the sake of humanity. Arunima Sinha is one such superhuman. An outlier whose story of mental fortitude is legendary and a constant testimony to willing your destiny.

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6 ADVENTURE SPORTS THRILLS TO TRY IN BHUTAN

Head to the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan for an abundance of nature and extreme rushes.

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ANNIE MATHIAS’ FIRST ALPINE WINTER ASCENT OF STOK KANGRI

Tune into mountaineer Anne Mathias’ incredible story of becoming the first woman to scale the winter alpine ascent of Stok Kangri.

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CHASING THE LIGHTS WITH ABHISHEK IYER

Meet adventure traveller Abhishek Iyer who embarks on an incredible solo journey of Norway on his trusted bicycle as in our Original Feature ‘Chasing The Lights.’

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TAMING VERTIGO WITH SAJID CHOUGLE

Meet Sajid Chougle, India’s record BASE jumper who shows us how to fly without wings.

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INTO THE WILD WITH LEOPARD MAN ISMAIL SHARIFF

For some the chase is their rush. Meet wildlife photographer, filmmaker and India’s Snow Leopard Man Ismail Shariff as he gets candid on how to track some of the most elusive animals known to man.

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ON BOARD: HOW INDIA’S LARGEST SKATEPARK WAS BUILT

We get talking with founder Darius Cyrus Bharucha of 100ramps, the company evangelising the skateboarding revolution with the construction of new skateparks across the country, to talk about this growing sub-culture of skateboard-enthusiasts.

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HOW KUNTAL JOISHER BECAME THE FIRST VEGAN ON MT EVEREST

Catch the exhilarating story of Kuntal Joisher who embarked on a trip of a lifetime to become the World’s first vegan to scale the Mt Everest.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY: THE FUTURE OF PSYCHEDELICS?

In Conversation With Amitabh Swetta, Psychedelic DJ and founder of 1000 Petals as gets explaining how the world of psychedelia is set to evolve now…

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TOE THE LINE WITH SAMAR FAROOQUI

Professional slackliner Samar Farooqui tells you exactly why pulling off a highline is such a tightrope walk here in India.

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WILDLIFE ELEMENTAL: CLICK AND CAPTURE

Meet 22-year-old Aishwarya Sridhar, a wildlife photographer, passionate conservationist, and filmmaker based out of Mumbai. The youngest person to have been awarded the Sanctuary Asia’s Young Naturalist Award aged 15, her debut documentary, Panje – The Last Wetland was instrumental in saving the last remaining wetland in Uran.

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FREEFALLING: FALL UNION WITH UDIT THAPAR

Meet Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award winner, and one of India’s only wingsuit pilots Udit Thapar as he tells you why the view is different from 20,000 feet.

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GUEST POST: TEA AND TYRES WITH VINAY MENON

Meet MTB athlete and the editor of Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine Vinay Menon in this guest post chronicling his 18 years of MTB biking legacy. 

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HOME WATERS WITH BHUPENDRA SINGH RANA

Meet extreme kayaker Bhupendra Singh Rana who takes you on an epic adventure through the rapids of Rishikesh.

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5 STRANGE SPORTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Call yourself a sports enthusiast?
We bet you’ve never heard of these games before!

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MEET INDIA’S BEST ETHICAL ANGLER DEREK DSOUZA

Get up close and personal with India’s favourite Angler, Derek Dsouza of Pelagic Tribe! An advocate for conservation and sport-fishing enthusiast, Derek provides invaluable insight into the world of game fishing and environmental conservation.

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RIDERS ON THE STORM: VIJAY SINGH OF RAJPUTANA CUSTOMS

Meet professional gearhead Vijay Singh of Rajputana Custom Motorcycles! In this edition of TheVibe’s Thursday Thrills, we get up close and personal with the man himself, as he tells of his journey to the top, and of the struggles and successes of being in the Indian automative sphere.

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SHE SUMMITS 2019: CELEBRATING WOMEN ADVENTURERS

TheVibe looks back at the She Summits festival in Vancouver! A 4-day community festival and movement that honors Womxn, SheSummits celebrated the contributions of these powerful people through the medium of film, workshops and events, complete with all-female bike rides and more!

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PEDALLING DOWN INDIA’S PREMIER CYCLING TRAILS

Strap on your headgear! Here’s a list of India’s best bicycle trails.

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FROM CHENNAI: HOOPS ON WHEELS FT. DEE MC

From the sandy shores and urban bustle of the city of Chennai, capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, comes a story of strife, struggle, and excellence. We get talking with rapper Dee MC, as she tells of her journey shooting and writing for this episode of #NBAHoopNation

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GANGYAP RISING FT SYMPHONIC MOVEMENT

Journey with us into a Land of Clouds, where prayer-flags flutter in snow-kissed winds. We get talking with the powerful voices of Khasi youth group Symphonic Movement, as they tell of their experience writing for this episode of #NBAHoopNation.

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FROM DHARMASHALA: ZEN IN THE DUNK FT SPITFIRE

Follow us to the idyllic mountain town of Dharamshala, a second home to thousands of Tibetans. We get talking with poet-turned-rapper, Spitfire, who lends his confessional, lyrical style of rap to this episode of #NBAHoopNation

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FROM LUDHIANA: LBA SE NBA FT. KAAM BHAARI

Within the state of Punjab lies the Ludhiana Basketball Academy- a monument to sports education, built on a foundation of skill and determination. We get talking with rapper Kaam Bhaari, as he tells of his journey shooting and writing for this episode of #NBAHoopNation

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IN CONVERSATION WITH OLYMPIC ALPINE SKIER AANCHAL THAKUR

We get talking with Olympic Alpine Skier Aanchal Thakur, as she tells of her illustrious career and the road to the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics.