Jay Kannaiyan and sanDRina - Jammin thru India

Live! Post-trip chat with biker Jay Kannaiyan - Monday June 17, 2:30 PM IST

Join the post-event live chat with global biker Jay Kannaiyan at 2:30 PM IST on Monday, June 17

Jammin thru India was the last leg of Jay Kannaiyan's incredible bike ride on his trusty 1998 Suzuki DR650, sanDRina. Jay sold his house and all his belongings (except what he needed for the road) and set out from Chicago in March 2010. After riding through 32 countries in Central and South America, he rode through Europe and crossed over to Africa. Ending that leg in Cape Town, Jay packed sanDRina in a crate and sent her off to Chennai. He came to India in February 2013 and his bike followed after clearing Customs in April. Jay then set out to discover India on sanDRina. 

Jay set off from Chennai on April 30, blessed by his family deities. The journey took him first to his old school in Kodaikanal, from where he headed south to Kanyakumari. From this point, Jay traversed 10 Indian states and rode up the Himalayan passes to Ladakh, returning via Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir to New Delhi on June 11. With that, JamminGlobal, Jay's ambitious project made possible by sheer determination and meticulous planning, has come to a fruitful end. 

Did he find Eudaimonia? That's for Jay to answer. So ask him!

If you have been following Jay's exhilarating ride and participated in the May 13 live chat, you must definitely have more questions to ask him. If you have not followed Jammin thru India, don't miss the exhaustive archive of daily posts, images and video postcards.

The live chat starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, June 17. Register below to be reminded. 


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The Man. The Machine. The Story

There are love stories and love stories, but none tugs more at the heart than a tale of infinite departure. In March 2010, Jay Kannaiyan and sanDRina, his beloved Suzuki DR650, left on a great journey back home to India. Jay quit his secure corporate job, sold his Chicago townhouse and every household possession, and left with sanDRina on a journey that saw them through 94,933 km, 32 countries, and 1,150 days on the road through the Global South -- from the USA through Latin America and Africa, heading towards India. At the core of this seemingly mindless pursuit was Jay’s desire to raise awareness about sustainability and a unique sentiment best described by an archaic Greek term, eudaimonia – the search for things that are true, good and beautiful. 

Homecoming isn’t complete unless you experience the country you call home in all her varied terrain and temperaments. And so Jay and sanDRina will embark on a journey of discovery through India. 

Yahoo India Travel follows Jay and sanDRina on their exhilarating discovery of India with daily updates from the road in words, pictures and video. If you have questions to ask, or words of encouragement for Jay and sanDRina, follow Jammin India on Twitter (hashtag #jamminindia). Also visit JamminGlobal.com for comprehensive accounts of his journey so far as well as snippets and trivia.