Motorcyclist Aishwarya Pissay loves to live her life in the fast lane. However, for the winner of the four national championship titles, condemning their loved ones and their loved ones to make a career in driving was a rather slow process.
"I come from a very conservative family," said the 22-year-old from Bangalore during her visit to the city.
"The only reason I have to do what I want to do is because my parents are divorced. My mother feels that I have to explore the world and see what I can do," he adds.
Cycling bikes have always been a hobby for Aishwarya, often starting from the weekend trip from Bengaluru to her friends. The hobby label changed about four years ago when she took part in a show for a TV channel where the contestants had to travel for 24 days from Rann of Kutch to Cherrapunji.
During these 24 days, she realized that the motorcycle was her real call.
Aishwarya began her professional training in 2015, "failed miserably" in her duel in February 2016, but has since made steady progress in the national circuit, which has made the donors knowledge and financial support.
"My friends wanted to do a normal job, only for security and stability," he remembers.
"Since I started, I've always warned that I can not do it, but I did not hear it." Over time, everyone is seeing progress and arguing, "It's a career out there," he adds.
The care of a woman with a well-being, without care, in a sport that she understands as being dominated by men, is expensive.
"It's just called men-dominated sport because women were not backed up to drive a few years ago," she says briefly.
"When I started exercising, there were probably one or two riders, there was nothing for women's riders at that time, I was trained to compete with men," she adds.
Most of its competitors are still men and the matching of their skill levels is a challenge for Aishwarya. He trains seven days a week in Bangalore for his pursuit, four days involving struggles and the other three focusing on physical, mental preparation and nutrition.
The hard work begins to show.
Aishwarya became the first woman from India to compete in the popular Baja Aragon rally earlier this year in Spain, which was her first fight outside of the country.
The moment of ecstasy quickly turned into anxiety, although her motorcycle had collapsed just 10 meters before the finish line. She thought she had broken her sides just a year after she broke her hourglass.
However, she took her bike and finished the race.
It turned out that the pancreas had broken, an injury that took two and a half months to recover, although it began to drive again for the last month.
Regardless of the broken shell and the pancreas rupture, Aishwarya has little skepticism about the dangers associated with driving on cars.
"Hello, you walk below the stairs if you fall, you will break a bone. You can also do what you like and break a bone, right?" she says.
Aishwarya participated in 24 races last year with various forms (street races, races, cross-country races, etc.), cutting 14 times this season to focus more on rallying.
It will not slow down until it reaches the destination of the dream – the Dakar Rally.
"This is my ultimate goal, where I want to go, laughs at me only to think about it and I am willing to put all my efforts to get there," he says.
CHRISTMAS OF FIRE
Things you like to do when you're not fighting:
I travel a lot, so I prefer to be on the road. I also plan a little when I have time.
The most crazy comment you received about being a motorist:
You seem very innocent to do all this. And I was like, "Hey, this is my Instagram profile."