A Sunday in Jakarta

The best part of spending a Sunday in Jakarta is their car-free zone on Sudirman Road. A nearly 8km stretch of Sudirman Road (General Sudirman was the first commander-in-chief of Indonesian Armed Forces) goes vehicle-free from 6am to 10am and it’s a total carnival atmosphere. Runners, walkers, cyclists, and families descend in droves and even …

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Kaikondrahalli – a runner’s lake in Bangalore

Considering that I’ve run over 500km around the 1.9km loop of the Kaikondrahalli Lake (in the past 15 months), it’s about time I made a proper introduction. An introduction in pictures – from this Flickr set. Disclaimer: the pictures are from May 8, 2012 and the terrain of the trail has significantly improved. All other …

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The Darndest Things You See in India – Part 4 (Park Signs)

Additional commentary Park timings seem to mirror temple timings though I haven’t verified whether the park is actually closed between 10am and 4pm. Only clockwise walking. Compliance rate is similar to that for theĀ One-way and Maintain Lane Discipline signs you see on Indian roads. Fencing around the fountain for exercises – interesting phrase I say. …

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Kargil Day – The Least We Can Do is Remember

Today is the 11th anniversary of the day India won the Kargil war against Pakistan. One of my fauji friends (and classmate from Xaviers Bokaro) forwarded an email with pictures of the brave officers who won this war for India, albeit with a lot of casualties. His email started with the statement – the least …

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One billion people can’t be wrong…

I’ve always been a fan of Tantra T-shirts and this one’s particularly appropriate for the blog. The talented Mr. Rochit was sporting this shirt during a weekend visit with his family. If you have any smart-alecy comments, don’t be silent…

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