You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> MUMBAI

Sanpada girl clicks the spirit of biking at Rider Mania 2011

DNMUM229664 | 12/4/2011 | Author : Richa Pinto | WC :311

Rutavi Mehta was the only person selected to be the official photographer

Sanpada-based photographer Rutavi Mehta was the only person selected to be the official photographer at Rider Mania 2011, which is an event held my Royal Enfield to commemorate the spirit of adventure and leisure motorcycling.
This year, the event took place in Goa during mid-November. This event first began in 2003 and is considered an annual get-together and reunion of all 'Royal Enfield' enthusiasts. Mehta says that the experience of being a part of this event was brilliant and as a photographer she got to take some breathtaking shots.
Since Mehta has done plenty of events with Royal Enfield in the past, she did not need to go through the process of applying in order to be the official photographer. She was selected by the organisers directly. "Shooting the event was a lot of fun. It was a bit risky since the bikes were simply zooming past us. I had taken an assistant photographer with me because many events were taking place side my side and he almost got injured during one of the shoots," says Rutavi.
Mehta says that this is a complete dirt race and for a female photographer shooting an event as such can get quiet difficult. "Despite all the odds I enjoyed myself a lot. I was really glad that the organisers considered me and believed in my potential," says Mehta.
The Rider Mania Lounge also showcases movies, shows and documentaries around motorcycling for around eight hours a day and the library houses rare books, magazines and Royal Enfield publications. Prominent rock bands and singers also perform in the evenings during the event. On the grand finale DJs spin out trance numbers and others play lots of popular desi music. For Mehta, it was an awesome experience as she got to shoot great bands performing at the fest and motorcycling enthusiasts having the time of their life.


Copyright restricted. Under license from www.dnasyndication.com
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on MUMBAI

BDD chawls: Tenant eligibility survey done
DNMUM436854 | 5/27/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Varun Singh | WC :310

The first phase of survey on the eligibility of tenants residing in the BDD chawls at Worli has been completed. The survey included 14 chawls and 1,120 tenants. Of the total 1,120 tenants, the authorities could survey 918 tenants as 117 houses were l
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

File FIR if records can’t be traced: SIC to collector office
DNMUM436855 | 5/27/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Ashutosh M Shukla | WC :225

The state information commission (SIC), in an order, asked the public information officer (PIO) -- responsible for information related to land records in suburban collector office -- to file an affidavit over records not being available. The PIO was
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

With 31 in tow, India leads list of films to be screened at fest
DNMUM436856 | 5/27/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Varun Singh | WC :303

As many as 160 LGBTQ films from across 43 countries will be screened at KASHISH, Mumbai’s International Queer Film Festival 2019. The festival will start on June 12 and will end on June 16.
The list includes 31 short and feature-length films from
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Are we rain ready? Yes, says BMC
DNMUM436857 | 5/27/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Prajakta Kasale | WC :840

The city falls within the category of heavy rainfall areas and, on an average, receives 2,200 to 2,400 mm of rainfall in the four-month-long monsoon season. Rains in the city are not equally distributed. Some of the days in the season get more t
Add To LightboxCalculate Price