I have clocked in 9 years as a journalist in newspapers and magazines (mostly in New Delhi, India and briefly in Tallahassee, Florida), and now work as a deputy managing editor for an international publishing house in New Delhi.
It has been a long haul. My portfolio is mostly made up of stories from the world of crime (as I was a crime reporter and later a courts reporter) and long-form profiles of businesswomen, activists, and sportspersons. One of my first motorsports stories for a national daily in India was on the Raid de Himalaya. I have also interviewed Sebastian Vettel and Karun Chandhok for Top Gear India.
My real passion though, is writing long-form narrative, most of which you can see on the blog here. I can be spotted on race weekends, wearing team colours (depending on what race it is), screaming at the television and writing like a woman possessed. I love the roar of superbikes, the growl of F1 cars and believe in Ayrton Senna. My proudest moment was when I travelled to Valencia to receive the Eni – Energy for Success award.
I would love for this blog to take on a life of its own and would love to feature guest bloggers as well. So, please write to me, feel free to criticize the blog, tell me what you want to read, and share with me ways that I can make this blog better and better. I would love to hear from you!
About The Blog
It was August 2010. I stood in rainy Cadwell Park, watching superbikes fly over the ‘Mountain’ during the British Superbike championship. It was a turning point for me. This award-winning blog was born less than two years later. It was a result of a long love affair with F1, of days spent obsessing over superbikes and MotoGP, and of passionate conversations with friends as crazy about motorsports as me. This blog is just the beginning of a life-long dream.
Riding Fast and Flying Low is much more than just race reviews. It has fanspeak, a lot of it. It has strong opinions, stories on the legends, some ranting, a little obsession and lots of passion.
The crowning glory for this blog came when I won the 2012 Eni – Energy for Success press award in the under-36 category for an article I wrote on Joan Lascorz. It was a dream come true that culminated with a fantastic awards ceremony and watching the final MotoGP race at Valencia.
2012 rounded off with some more spectacular news: I won the 2012 Sportskeeda Motorsports Writer of the Year Award and then the 2012 Sportskeeda Best Motorsports Blog award!
Articles from this blog also feature on Sportskeeda.com, F1podcast.co.uk and F1plus.com.
On Twitter at Galadriel255
On LinkedIn: Chitra Subramanyam