Monthly Archives: November 2011

Born to run

Born to Run One book that any prospective or current runner should read is “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall. I first came across the book in an article by the same author in the New York Times in which he wrote about the barefoot running philosophy and the exploits of the Tarahumara tribe in […]

Voicemail and other cellphone woes

India has two kinds of people; those who understand how to handle voicemail and those who don’t. The vast majority, don’t. I know! I have voicemail setup on my cellphone and 80% of the times all I get is garbage when I dial in to check my voicemail. Half the times, I hear static. The […]

Traveling and Running

There are 64 days left for the Mumbai Marathon and this year too, I will be running the half-marathon. I am a slow runner and happy If I can finish in just under 3 hours, but irrespective of what time I finally achieve, there is no short-cut to training regularly, which really just means running […]

The Grays of Honesty

There are no absolutes when it comes to integrity and honesty! A doctor friend of mine, after a couple of drinks at a recent party, narrated a story about a patient Z, who had been troubling him and his staff for the past 2-3 days. Z was to be operated for a slow growing tumor […]