Happy Diwali!

Diwali, for Hindus, is a festival of festivals. It starts with Dhanteras two days before Diwali and ends on the fifth day of Bhai Dooj, two days after Diwali. Many parts of India would also celebrate their new year from the day next to Diwali, and many in the business commnity start their new balance … Continue reading Happy Diwali!

Best places in Mumbai for long runs

I have been meaning to write a note on the best running places in Mumbai, where runners, especially the longer distance ones, can train. Having a variety of terrain, and, ideally, micro-climate (sun exposure, humidity) to train in is a key to endurance. Sanjay Gandhi National Park (aka Borivali National Park, or just BNP) The … Continue reading Best places in Mumbai for long runs

The screw of the Garmin watch strap – the weak link!

I recently upgraded my Garmin watch from the earlier FR 220 to FR 235, and the vendor of choice was Dinesh Laungani of Vishal Trading (Thane). Barring the competitive pricing he offers on Garmin watches, shipping to anywhere you want it shipped, his personal advise on watch selection (being a runner himself, his advice on … Continue reading The screw of the Garmin watch strap – the weak link!

Anybody for a gola tonight?

What is popularly known as gola (crushed ice candy dipped in a variety of syrups) is a popular dessert in Gujarat, especially the Saurashtra region. It comes in various levels of sophistication, from the humble ice lolly around a candy stick with just one flavor, to elaborate ones with malai, mawa and dry fruits, served … Continue reading Anybody for a gola tonight?