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10 women on a TVS Zest tackle a treacherous terrain and emerge winners

Many riders on their big, thumpy motorcycles took a toss in the slush, while our lot on light and zippy scooters glided across it

Joshua David Luther 

Every year before the snow comes pouring in from the skies and covers the vast landscape of Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir, tourists in search of adventure rush to the region to make the most of the hospitable climate. The journey by road is easy when you are driving a 4X4 off-roading vehicle or riding a motorcycle fitted with large tyres and an engine that pumps out large doses of brute power. But when a handful of women decided to undertake a journey by road from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh to Khardung La pass in Ladakh — over 11 days on a TVS Zest 110 Scooty — it sounded ...


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First Published: Fri, September 22 2017. 23:06 IST