They say, let the calling of your passion take you to the land of utopia that you always dreamt of. We say, let's go beyond the dream and make it come true. Don't just dream, live it in your lifetime.
That's exactly what we at Chakra have been doing. Chakra – Riding and beyond, the automobile enthusiasts' club was formed by friends, merely out of their passion to explore. It was the hunger for knowing the unknown, seeing the unseen and daring the dangers that led to the birth of Chakra, where the idea was to tour on motorcycles or cars and not the conventional way to travel.
It was October 2012, when two friends, Raneet Mallick and Pritam Mukherjee, were planning of going out on a trip together and they thought, why not let like minded people join in? Et voilà!
The name was conceived by Pritam Mukherjee and accepted unanimously and then began the journey of Chakra.
The name 'Chakra' has got several implications to it: a circle for friends, a group of like-minded people & most importantly it also means a wheel, one of the greatest discoveries of mankind and the indispensable part of traveling the world around.
It wasn't one of the smoothest of journies for a group solely dedicated to travel and explore, rather, Chakra faced a lot of challenges from naysayers, while showering upon with a lot of discouragement. The members defended their common passion with all their might and here we are today, standing strong among the few strongest automobile clubs.
Chakra has always comprised of only a handful of selected people with strong urge to travel and challenge their limits. We have always prioritized quality over quantity which further helped us make our strong mark in the automobile community of Kolkata, which also happens to be the birthplace of the club and its founders.
Presently, we have a very strong member base determined to take the club great lengths. Initially, we went out to nearly all of the common places one would think of, but as the days went by, the unrest became real and common didn't interest us anymore. That's when we started to seek out places which hide in plain sight but hold beauty and challenge beyond the common.
The goal of the club, as the name suggests, is to stand out than common, to go beyond what people know of and can see. We have been to some of the finest destinations which many have not even heard of.
We have always encouraged our members to consider this as a family and not just an association of people. We are perhaps one of the first among very few of the clubs, to have opened arms to all wings of automobiles. Any passionate gentleman or lady is welcome be it in a car or a motorcycle. This has always proved to be one of best of bonds between the different avenues of traveling.
In Chakra, leisure isn't the only focus as, we always encourage social causes and have been involved in it as well and look forward for more.
Safety and security have always walked or should we say rolled hand in hand among the members of Chakra. It is our discipline to maintain high standards of safety while riding or driving that has played a key role in our success.
Chakra invites all those who share this passion for the road and automobile and also welcomes the budding riders as we always have. Not only to extend our family but also to inspire, to pave the roads for those who want to and will hold on to this passion in the coming days, for those, who will be unshakable and will hold the name high. That's what we believe is the best legacy for this family, to live on, even when we, all those who started, stand aside to make room for the new.
We at Chakra believe that age, sex, profession, race, machine, etc doesn't define a person, but the will and determination is all that defines You.
The world of dreams, of adventure is out there and one has to take the risk of going out or you risk to miss it all in your short stay in this beautiful world.
Join us, for we assure you that you won't find a better roller-coaster ride. If you are passionate about traveling, if you have a passion for motor-touring or motoring, come join us.
In a famous book, there was this question once, quoted to the reader:
“Where we must go, we who wander this wasteland, in search of our better selves?"
Well, the world is not wasted but not exploring it is definitely a waste of an opportunity to have a beautifully crafted life and traveling will always – always return you a little better person than what you already are. It's on us to make this world a humane and better place to stay, share and explore. A whole new world awaits you. The roads won't let you down or go empty handed. The adventure is out there.
Come – let's seize it!