A lover of vintage motorcycles, our own Akash Das also enjoys long rides and good motors, so he created something that combined the aesthetic of 1950s bikes with the technology of a contemporary engine: the Dodo Motorcycle. Starting from a Royal Enfield frame and engine, Akash, with the help of his friend Dixon Davies, designed and built this beauty.
Café racers. They stormed the streets in the 50s and left behind a trail that still lives in the minds of vintage motorcycle lovers. A Royal Enfield frame and 500cc twin spark with fuel injector, the Dodo motorcycle is first of three birds to come. Each a modern incarnation of a timeless classic.
Akash is the rider in the video; the camera and editing are by Pradeep Singh and the soundtrack by Daniel Berkowitz, who should bring his guitar to work more often.
Hanif, Fritz and a few other brave men cooked mutton biryani for the entire office last Friday. It was absolutely incredible.
V Sunil talks to The Sunday Guardian about advertising and changing India’s image, one venture at a time.
Our favourite airline turned 5 on August 4th. To celebrate, we brought them a special musical greeting card.
We think they liked it. Happy birthday.
Since a couple of months ago, a tremendous improvement has been brought to W+K Delhi’s birthday celebrations, something that is even better than all of us standing around the birthday person singing “Happy Birthday to you” while clapping our hands (we do that every time, for real). We’re talking about our special birthday cards, which make us so very happy – both making them, and receiving them.
Here are the first few:
Akash just dedicated several months of his life customising (or rather building) a vintage Royal Enfield. But didn’t forget to preserve his impeccable style.
Annette. The resemblance of this portrait with the actual Annette is shocking, especially considering she was too busy to pose, too busy to pose, just too busy to pose.
Bram is from Indonesia and knows everything. No, really, he does.
Jyoti is the Indian avatar of Mr. Wolf. He solves problems.
Laura also known as Luvleeee, looking lovely as she drinks her Martini. Dirty Martini, actually, check out the olives. How lovely.
Marina is French and Spanish at the same time. Do we need to say more?
Neha is not an IndiGo air hostess. But she’d look really good in the uniform.
Rizwan, newspaper and coffee, as he struggles to hide the British gentleman he is, inside. Such class, sir.
Roshan is allowed to wear a cap indoor because, well, he’s Roshan. And because he’s always up for dancing.
For those of you who didn’t follow Bala’s birthday celebrations on our twitter feed, it was a special event, full of joy, popsicles and chocolate golden coins. And apart from our classic birthday card, we made something big and special for our favourite Director of Finance: the Bala rupee note!
The special rupee note bears Bala’s own signature under the fundamental statement “I promise to pay the bearer the sum of zero rupees.”