H. Kishie Singh

H. Kishie Singh is based in Chandigarh and has been a motoring correspondent for newspapers like The Statesman, New Delhi and The Tribune Chandigarh. He has also been a Contributing Editor for Car and Bike International, Auto Motor and Sport and Auto India. He writes a column ‘Good Motoring’, for The Tribune which has had an uninterrupted run for over 24 years! It is the longest running motoring column in the country.

 

He also won The International Road Federation Award for 2016-2017 for his sustained efforts and contribution to road safety.

 

After a brief stint with Air India , he joined an International Company in 1961 which took him to Bangkok on his first posting, during which time he traveled extensively in the Far East. Future postings took him to Beirut, Geneva and finally Montreal. After having spent 10 successful years in the Corporate World, he felt he had enough and went back to college and graduated in Visual Communications from Dawson College, McGill University, Montreal.

 

He then worked for The National Film Board of Canada producing film strips. As a free lance he contributed to Montreal newspapers, mainly The Montreal Gazette and numerous magazines. In 1975 he decided to move back to India. Being a motoring aficionado he drove overland from London to New Delhi, being convinced that the only way to see the country side is through the wind screen of a car! He used this opportunity to trace Alexander the Great’s journey from Macedonia to India. He drove from London, England, via Europe, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan to Chandigarh.

 

He was Bob Rupani’s co-driver for the Isuzu Challenge. He has also participated in The Rain Forest Challenge in Malaysia, two of the most difficult and dangerous motoring events in the world. He has also been involved with the Raid de Himalaya. The Raid, in its 19th year, has now emerged as the most demanding, dangerous, difficult and daring Challenge in the world. The Raid crosses the world’s highest passes in sub-zero temperatures and blizzards!