Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Derailed thinking

The Railway Budget for 2010-11 is out. One particular announcement caught my eye.

Railways to set up Rabindra Museum in Howrah and Geetanjali Museum in Bolpur -- both in West Bengal -- to commemorate Rabindranath Tagore's [ Images ] 125th birth anniversary.


Mamata Banerjee should also start broadcasting Rabindro Sangeet on the train platform PA system between announcements.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Burning the soul and loving it

After a year for fairly rigorous sedentary existence (bar the few arm stretches done playing badminton at weekends), there is promise and sweat in the air.

Have managed to get into my dream race - not the 7 km SCMM race, I am talking about the Great Run.

To keep my training for that on track, have registered to three low mileage runs during the spring and summer.

So, here's my schedule

1. Hyde Park Jog - 14/04/2010 - 5 km
2. Tower of London Jog - 06/05/2010 - 10 km
3. Canary Wharf Jog - 02/06/2010 - 10 km

The great thing about them is that entry is free, t-shirt is free, they are in London (home of free-running!!?) and they are well-timed (evening after office hours means free weekends).

Nice run-up to The Ultimate Event - 19/09/2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happiness Writes White

A lot of folks ask why bloggers are always ranting, raving, complaining, and being generally angry with the world.

Well, there is a simple answer.

"Happiness writes white. It does not show up on the page”.

Unfortunately, I like the times when I am not blogging

Terrorist attack in Pune

I had predicted a terrorist attack this year. Less as a brag, it was more a commentary on how the Indian "system" never learns its lessons and continues to make the same mistakes.

In mean, wasn't the German Bakery one of the blindingly obvious targets after the attack on foreigner frequented locations on 26/11? The attack on German Bakery feels like an execution of something planned as a part of 26/11.

Of course the attack in Mumbai hasn't yet happened. But in a way, it did.

I continue to hope I am wrong!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Great North Run - Here I come

May be God realized that I was turning into a lazy bum, and needed to get the laptop off my lap and my ass off the couch. He's given me a place for Great North Run, one of the largest half marathons in the world.

It is in September normally, so have got plenty of time to prep. But am well-chuffed to be finally running my first long distance race in the UK.

Here's to plenty more.

Monday, February 01, 2010