16 December 2012

The Sunday trio…

Sunday morning Bengali run. We switched to our traditional winter starting spot. It is a mile and half of straight going down and unfortunately, back 😉 The three traditional members – Amitesh, Samaresh and myself showed up together after almost two months….

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15 December 2012

Hill runs..

The effect of the hills were very evident. 5 miles took almost 5 more minutes to finish. They were pretty steep hills. The downward slope were very punishing on the knees. I think I still need to master the barefoot running foot falls….

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12 December 2012

After twenty years!!!

It might be a lot of fun to ride in a one horse open sleigh but let me tell you what is more fun: Meeting up with somebody I worked with twenty years back!! And we met by running together for a few miles early in the dark morning in Central Park, New York!! The Starbucks after that was extra special as I caught up with the fascinating twenty year journey of Sourabh Banerji. Always feel special to count such successful professionals and genuine human beings as my friends.

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11 December 2012

Oh! My kingdom for a pair of gloves!!

Winter is a wonderful instrument to sharpen your memory. Today, it drilled into my memory cells that I should not forget my gloves when running in the thirties. Boy oh! Boy. The light wind did not help either. After 5 miles of brisk running, I had to run inside the Starbucks bathroom and run warm water in my hands for about five minutes to get senses back in my fingers. The thumbnails hurt real bad. Just to be safe, I am going to keep an extra set of gloves in my car now. Other than that, a nice enjoyable run. Good chance I might put in a run in Central Park tomorrow.

7 December 2012

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Jun 10, 2011

Went for a 5 mile run thru totally rural roads with my brother. Paddle boating with 14 members of the family. Then a game of cricket with all the kids. Finally a few hours of swimming with most of the family. I think I am ready for a vacation 🙂

7 December 2012

Raichak!

Jun 9, 2011

After a week with my parents, now the next four days are focused on the next two generations. At a quiet riverside resort with all siblings of myself and Sharmila and all first cousins of Tasha and niki. Last time Sharmila and I had all our siblings and their spouses together was …. Never. The kids are ecstatic. The four of us are getting a good chance at getting in touch with our roots!

7 December 2012

Working in India

Jun 9, 2011

Intrigued at protests in India. A yoga guru with official income of $220million a year (unofficially much more), owns an island off Scotland etc is the lightning rod for standing up against corruption and money stashed away abroad. Closer home, dad rails against politicians and nepotism and then next day he urges me to come back to india as a head of a company – so many of my poor jobless relatives can get jobs.

7 December 2012

Bye to parents now…

Jun 8, 2011

Well, that was my week with my parents. My best time each day was waking up at 4:30 to sit with my parents for a couple of hours in our garden. Drinking tea, watching the daybreak, enjoying the flowers, occasional question and answer but mostly quiet – just enjoying each other’s company. No doubt we were all wondering how many more such days we will have. The loudest conversations, indeed, were the silent ones.