Category Archives: Paragliding

BigRush Paragliding

With the tallest mountain range in the world, Asia takes the cake with paragliding potential. Northern India – particularly Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh – and Nepal have for long had the lion’s share, but the ranges of central and south India provide ample opportunity as well. Paragliding is also picking up in Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and recently in Sri Lanka too.

Flying dreams – a work in progress

                        By Lakshmi Swaminathan for BigRush As paragliding season returns in Asia with colourful gliders forming a pretty foreground among the peaks, a million adventure enthusiasts out there still dream of flying on their own. Years ago, one of these was Yash Paul Thakur,… Read More »

Taking flight

By Dielle DSouza for BigRush The wind whips around carrying wisps of cottony clouds across clear blue skies. It is warm in the Himachali town of Bir these days, despite the 1500-metre altitude, but those clammy hands and light beads of sweat could be put down to the adrenaline and nervous energy associated with paragliding,… Read More »

Being Icarus

Wingsuit flying has to be one of the most extreme sports out there. It’s picking up around the world, but despite India being home to the earth’s mightiest mountains – the perfect spots for wingsuit flying, not much activity is evident at the moment. India’s best known wingsuit pilot Col Satyendra Verma knows how tough… Read More »