Category Archives: Running & Fitness

Just 30 Minutes A Day

Every few months, I keep coming back to this. As our bodies age, our joints creak, our waistlines bulge and our skins sag, we need to do something to control this inevitable degeneration, both to keep ourselves mobile and agile as well as to remain healthy now and in the future. Earlier this week, Ms. […]

The New Running Bibles

Death, the big news this week, can come in many forms, but the one that caps a life of sloth is unnecessary and preventable. Current data suggests that more than 1/3rd of the world’s population has taken up voluntary physical inactivity…the social consequences of this “couch potato” syndrome are and will be far-reaching; and more […]

Running Paradise

The first thing I do when I travel these days is to research popular running spots in that city or town. The next thing I do is to ask the hotel front-desk about local running routes. At the Marriott (Pune, Ahmedabad), I have received blank looks while at The Claridges in Delhi they actually have […]

The Cold, Street Running and Five Fingers

While yesterday Mumbai airport looked like Delhi with people sporting sweaters, blazers, coats and shawls, for the last three days, even the streets have started looking like Delhi, with people wearing earmuffs and monkey-caps. I hope the cold lasts for some more time…not because I have a sudden yearning for Delhi, but because it makes […]

Running Wrong and Running Right

Sometimes perhaps it pays to work with professionals and I regret not having done so a long time ago when I first took up running. I know…this is the third article on running in the last few weeks, but hopefully it will be the last one before the Mumbai Marathon on January 15. I have […]

Mud-Splattered Nirvana

Our relationship with the rains is completely schizoid. While we want it to rain, so that there is enough water throughout the year, we get really stressed and irritated when it rains on our way to work or when we are traveling to keep an appointment, or basically at anytime during the workweek. And yet […]

Track and Be Tracked

For the last few years, I have always felt envious of my friends and family abroad, whenever they have driven me around in their cars from one place to another. Virtually all their cars are equipped with GPS tracking devices, which use detailed road maps to help them get from one place to another, without […]

What I Write About, When I Write About Running (with due respect to Mr. Murakami)

I once wrote about the shortage of running spaces in Mumbai and Matunga. This piece is about the