James Gatlin – on competing with the fastest man in the world

American sprinter James Gatlin, who’s just coming off a doping-induced ban, talks about competing with the fastest man in the world. Interviewer: Is Usain Bolt unbeatable? Gatlin: It’s like you watching for weaknesses of your opponents in a game like football or basketball. You watch them for what great athletes they are and study them. …

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Lessons from Under the Banyan Tree

R.K. Narayan is my favorite Indian writer. I don’t know who is second on my list… in any case it’s not germane to this blog post. Under the Banyan Tree is a collection of short stories, arguably one of his finest books. It was the book that made me go buy every other book R.K. …

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