A Rapido Bike Ride with an Umbrella? Meet this Innovative 57 Yr Old Captain

“Mein faide mein rahna chata hoon aur doosro ko bhi faide mein rakhna chata hoon”(I believe in win-win situation where I want to be profitable & make others profitable as well), said the 57 year old Rapido Captain, Syed Younus. After running his own automobile spare parts business for…

This Woman is Beating All Odds - Rapido's First Female Captain!

This is for those strong and fierce women who revolt, rebel and be what they want to be and where they wish to be. Women are often associated with mere desk jobs but now, times sure are changing. We have women in every field, doing things the patriarchal mindset might…

A Professor Turned Part Time Rapido Captain - Know What Drives Him to Ride at 62!

A professor, a social worker, and a Rapido Captain - meet Mr. Ram Mohan. At 62, he joined as a Rapido Captain two months back. With a jovial smile on his face, he tells how he enjoys riding for Rapido and how he gets to keep himself engaged while making…

The Curious Case of Bike Taxis - Are They Really Needed in India?

In the last few years, we have witnessed the emergence of new intra-city transport space in India - Bike Taxis. After the success of the instant cab booking apps, it is the turn of bike taxis to disrupt the local transport system in Indian cities. They have already been operating…

Burning Rubber, Fueling Passion, and Chasing Dreams - Ladies, Rapido Loves You!

We’ll be honest and admit that we had a hard time starting off this story. We’re not the stereotyping sort and wanted to steer clear of the cliched, “women doing a guy’s thing” peg. We’re also not the patronizing sort and hence overhyping things was also…

Helmet for pillions - Boon, Bane, or Balloon?

Towards the end of 2015, Bangaloreans were informed about the imposition of a new traffic rule. One that stipulated that even pillion riders would have to wear a helmet. And, a couple of weeks into the new year witnessed the rule being implemented with gusto. Across the city, we witnessed…