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The born again rider

Kiran Kumar Tupalli, Avid biker

Born again.

These words hold a special kind of importance in my life. It all started four years ago when I was going about my life at the predictable pace I had set for myself. So, there my wife was, standing next to a brand-new bike, with the keys in her hand and a new resolution for me to follow. To fulfill my old dream of riding again.

Riding always held a special place in my heart. I began riding while in college. Soon after, other priorities took over and I couldn’t devote much time to it.

But my wife had just unbolted the door to an exciting new possibility for me. With her solid support and a new resolve to pursue this passion, I befriended other riders and set out on this eventful journey. From then on, there was no looking back. I was the ‘born again’ rider.   

Riding helped me explore places and broadened my horizons. We went riding from Mumbai to Gir, to Diu, to Somnath and back to Mumbai. It tested my endurance, my patience and my persistence. Each ride was about sharing experiences and reminiscences with multiple riders from diverse backgrounds. It altered my perceptions to varying degrees and fine-tuned community building through shared passions and generous offerings to the less privileged.

"It is more about the journey than the destination."

The most humbling experience of my life was a group ride to an orphanage in Badlapur where we donated clothes and food to the children housed in the orphanage. Spending time with them, getting to know their dreams and aspirations, despite the odds, had a profound impact on me. This experience has strengthened my resolve to give back to the society. The open roads made this possible for me.

My passion helps me look at life in a whole new light. It helps me reimagine the possible.

In conversation with #PwCite Kiran Kumar Tupalli , a true embodiment of PwC’s core value ‘Reimagine the Possible.’


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