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Posted at: Dec 8, 2017, 12:55 AM; last updated: Dec 8, 2017, 12:55 AM (IST)

Fire on wheels

On the opening day of the Military Literature Festival, daredevils of Shwet Ashw team gave the adrenaline high to the audience through amazing stunts on bikes

Jasmine Singh

Faith, trust or bonding; if you ever start doubting these attributes, well, then you should check out the videos of Shwet Ashw team, the motorcycle daredevils that have set three Guinness Book Of World Records! At the Sukhna lake, on the opening day of the first Military Literature Festival, these daredevils surely proved how one can blindly trust teammates.

Power packed

The lake area was cordoned off from both the sides and police made sure the audiences watched from a safe distance. Some of the visitors, all set for a sunset photo-shoot and selfies, were taken by surprise, but they did not mind. With the track Maa tujhey salaam and Yeh shehar hai veer jawaano ka playing in the background, people waited patiently.  And then, the action began! Dressed in red and white tracks, these brave men displayed exemplary stunts on the bike.

Ride on

Moving together in a parallel position, making a diamond position and then moving on to the figure of eight; balancing in a flower position, swimming or stretching out hands in a Christmas position and doing bhangra; it all happened on the bike! The temple position, reverse sunbath or flying fish... this team led by Naib Subedar Navneen Kumar Tiwari kept the adrenaline pumping. However, the last two stunts — the fire tunnel and breaking the tubelight —fetched a thunderous round of applause. Time stopped as the two daredevils crossed through the tunnel of fire; they raised their hand in victory sign, signalling that the task was accomplished! 

Sound of clicks drowned in the applause; one wonders how well can we catch the essence of such events in our cameras? Don’t eyes and memory do the job well? 

jasmine@tribunemail.com

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