The Cult of BHUKMP

[Editor’s Note: It’s been almost four years since I started running with (and became part of) the BHUKMP cult. I never got around to writing about BHUKMP, aptly described as a “cult” rather than a group. The name itself is an acronym for the six races that every member should strive to run in a …

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Meet Sir Gaunker: the modern era Ekalavya with a happy ending

Prerequisite reading for this blog post: the story of Ekalavya. If you are a Mahabharata neophyte or if you just have a terrible memory, this Wikipedia page will come in handy.. as also this trinetra.org.uk page. Now let me walk you through an alterative Ekalavya mythology. After Dronacharya said “Sorry! No can do”, Ekalavya didn’t sit around moping nor …

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My marathon discography

I completed my 12th marathon yesterday (and my 2nd Ultra). It finally made sense to create this discography post. #1 Silicon Valley Marathon (Oct 2002) – 4 hrs 32 min #2 Kaveri Trail Marathon (Sep 2009) – 5 hrs 15 min #3 Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (Jan 2010) – 4 hrs 45 min #4 Kaveri …

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Achieving terminal velocity

This is Part 2 of an unfolding story on barefoot running. It continues from It’s all a vast upper body conspiracy! Two months later… After my strange out-of-the-body-voices-in-my-head experience on Nov 13 2011, you’d think that my life would be altered for ever. Not quite. I still continued to blog about social enterprises and impact investing. …

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