Bangalore, 2020This evening the city had some of the best civil servants and policy thinkers to speak on reforms in India. The group was brought together to discuss Vijay Kelkar and Ajay Shah's new book In Service of the Republic: The Art and Science of Economic Policy. There were the authors themselves, Govinda Rao (of … Continue reading Public Policy in India: A discussion
Mumbai, 2020 "How is Mumbai's course?" he asked. "I don't know, but not the fastest for sure'' I said. This isn't a kind of question that concerns me. But being asked I began thinking of it from a recreational runner's perspective. I haven't quite thought of marathon courses that way. The seconds haven't mattered. Maybe, … Continue reading Chasing the Fast Pack: Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020
TMM 2019 Mumbai Marathon this year felt faster while the finish time was more than last year’s run. This is how runs go. One hopes, prepares and then variables beyond one’s control take over. All that variation and uncertainty is fine as long as one doesn’t expect. However, as much as running is about experience, … Continue reading Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019
Lalbagh 16/11/2018 When the winter breeze begins blowing When the city’s auditoriums fill with plays Under the soft morning light in Lalbagh I sit, reading to the wind A collection of poems in hand Short stories in my bag Giant Silk Cotton Trees, three of them With me, behind the bench I sit Little men … Continue reading Lalbagh
04/11/2018 The year is turning soon. From the highways, it was as though South of this country is a glasshouse, separate from the Northern landmass. Days are pleasant here. Sun is soft. October and November are windy and the landscapes appear fluttering like flags in wind. With December, as Brigade Road lights up for Christmas … Continue reading Returning from a ride
It is remarkable how some of the runners can look at, examine and take stand on situations in their lives. Has been hard personally. Here is Meb on whats next. He retired after NYC marathon. Last two lines! Somedays it is hard to even pry oneself out of thinking from an emotional space. It works … Continue reading Runners & Objectivity
Rain. Tram. Calcutta. About the rest, I must write.
‘Rohanta- golden - his relationship with his parents’The narrative in the Rohantamiga Jataka.
Dude s at work. But this seems an appealing way to see the city.