Naya Kya Hai?

Naya Kya Hai?

January 05, 20243 mins

(For non-Hindi readers, Naya Kya Hai means “What’s New”) Let me start by telling you what is NOT new. It’s December-end (early-Jan) and I’m 4 ~2 weeks away from racing yet another Tata Mumbai Marathon…

Four years of Ekadasi fasting

Four years of Ekadasi fasting

December 08, 20233 mins

My mother fasts and prays. My sister meditates. I run. 11 years ago, I began a post with this preamble. With a slight trepidation I can now update the 3rd sentence to “I run and fast.” Although my…

Techno-Optimists Reveal Latest Manifesto

Techno-Optimists Reveal Latest Manifesto

October 18, 20234 mins

“The Future is Basically Awesome, and We’re Awesome Too” [Editor’s Note: The Onion doesn’t do tech satire. It’s easy to see why. But there comes a time when the juiciest of juicy stories hits (and…

Time for the final lesson

Time for the final lesson

September 24, 20238 mins

“This time it’s different.” “He he he.. When did you get interested in stock markets?” “I’m talking about his state of mind, you dunce!” “Yeah, it’s certainly different this time. He has a sense of…

The Talking Runner

The Talking Runner

August 13, 20234 mins

“How long do you guys run?” “Oh! I don’t know.. we keep talking and running and we lose track of time.. at some point one of us feels it’s time to turn around and we do.” There I was, in the mid-90’s…

Breaking up

Breaking up

May 21, 20234 mins

They say breaking up is hard to do, but sometimes it’s necessary for growth and self-discovery. Today, dear readers, I’m here to announce a heartbreaking decision that has been slowly brewing within…

Thrill of the chase

Thrill of the chase

December 31, 20224 mins

This thing called work-life balance. Is it really mythical? And is there only one kind? My answers are No and No. Allow me to explain. But first.. Long-suffering readers of this blog will know that I…

My mobility triple jump into Rapido

My mobility triple jump into Rapido

April 20, 20225 mins

This Good Friday I completed 5 months with Rapido and boy, have the days flown by or what? Barring a week, I have been regularly working out of the lovely physical office in Bellandur. Believe me…

Mysticism of Dream Pop

Mysticism of Dream Pop

January 23, 20224 mins

(Before you read this post, could you please PLEASE listen to this 4 min track? Just to avoid narrative bias for the question I’ll be posing right at the end.) Developing an appreciation for a new…

Running around in ovals

Running around in ovals

September 12, 20216 mins

“I can understand you running 22 marathons in 22 months. I can even understand you running the 75K. But running for 24 hours — I just don’t get it, boss!” My childhood buddy Dheeraj reacting to my…