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Silent Expedition 2018

Archana Timmaraju lives in Bangalore and has a passion to travel. She loves motorcycles and loves riding. ‘My first love was the Yamaha RX100. This opened up a new world, as riding allowed me to interact with various people and beat stress.’ Archana is an artist and does many independent art installations and sculptures in and around the city. Archana currently works as an art teacher at a prestigious International School in the city. With a keen sense of adventure and exploration, she is waiting to get a passionate group of citizens to do these journeys with her.  

Archana is hearing impaired, and can hear only about 40%. This has further impacted her speech. With the help of hearing aids, she can hear much better, and this has only motivated her to do more and pursue her dreams. She is hoping to open her very own school and college for the hearing impaired.

With this in mind, she has started a company called 'Silent Expedition-SE'. The vision is to create more opportunities for the hearing impaired to explore the self and the world!
  • Fulfilling the vision by giving people with all kinds of disabilities opportunities within their reach to explore the self and the world
  • To bring about inclusion by spreading awareness about the different forms of communication, non-verbal language, art, sculpture, travelling, riding and driving.
  • For female riders to shine in a male dominated riding world. And for this community to discover, and go beyond their boundaries, even if the journey is silent.  
The funds raised from this campaign will go towards fulfilling an awareness ride-SE-2018 to start with. A ride starting from Bangalore to Ladhak and all the way back.
When: April 22nd to 30th May 2018
The purpose of this trip is
  • Spread awareness about the vision and mission of SE.
  • A call to more females to take up motorcycling, travel and explore.
  • Bring in inclusion – between the hearing impaired and the rest of the community
  • Be the first hearing-impaired rider to do an 8000 km bike trip accompanied by one person.
  • Conduct art workshops and session where possible en-route.


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17th June 2018
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Rs.31,500 raised

Goal: Rs.200,000

Beneficiary: Silent Expedition info_outline

Supporters (13)

Anonymous donated Rs.500
Anonymous donated Rs.5,000

Good luck, you two! Safe travels. See you back in school.

Shilpa donated Rs.5,000

All the best

Rifat donated Rs.2,500

All the best Archana...way to go!!!

Ruchika donated Rs.1,000

Wishing Archana all the very best for her expedition! Keep following your passion!

Stephen donated Rs.1,000

Hey Archana...all the best . May God be with you thru it all.