Name: Pankaj Mangal
Based in: Bangalore
Rides: Surly Long Haul Trucker
Eats: Ker Sangri, a spicy Rajasthani delicacy made with yoghurt, beans and berries
Reads: William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, AF Schumacher’s Small is Beautiful
Drinks: Barley beer unique to Sikkim in North – East India
Loves: Having piping hot ‘chai’ tea at villages along Indian roads
Dreams: To make villages self-sufficient
Superpower: Crayons! Go figure!
Once upon a time: He suffered through the pains of studying Engineering and oh wait, a Masters of Business Administration too!
Believes in: Ethical living
Bucket list: Arunachal Pradesh in North East India, Bolivia and wait for it… Turkmenistan
Tips: Play by the rules
Ask me about: India and South East Asia bike tour expert