9 October 2011

Durga Pujo 2011 Dance

Every year, Natasha and Nikita perform (dance) during our biggest festival – Durga Pujo. This time was no exception. Although, perhaps, this is the last year for Natasha. She did two dances this time and Nikita did one. Their choreographer was Mayuri Ray, who, as always, did an outstanding job.

Natasha’s first dance – “Tere Nana Megh”

Nikita’s dance – “Amar Gaaney”

Natasha’s second dance

4 July 2011

15th Woodstock Freedom Run

On July 4th, 2011, I ran the Woodstock Freedom Run. This was my first disciplined attempt after switching over to the minimalist run. I was not sure what to expect. Last time I ran in this race, the route was not full 3.1 miles – it was more like 2.9 mile. This time, the corrected it to cover full 3.1 miles.

Posted one of my fastest run at 7:45 pace (24 min 09 sec).

There were great festivities going on there. The mayor came and started us off from the top of the fire engine ladder which had extended from the road to the top of the main street intersection!!

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20 June 2011

India trip 2011

This video is about the trip we made to India in the summer of 2011. We had a special trip to a resort in Raichak this time. It was four families – my brother’s, sister’s and Sharmila’s brother’s. Six kids and eight adults. First time, all the kids and the siblings were together under a roof in a really really long time. The following videos capture some of the magical moments we had.

“Jhna Chak Chak”

“Raichak Cricket”

“Raichak Boat Rides”

“When Adults Became Kids”

“Raichak Kids Talent”

“Raichak Swimming”

20 June 2011

Dad’s Garden

Gardening is the way my dad keeps himself busy now in his advancing years. I am amazed by his dedication and perseverance at this. These are some of the summer flowers he had in his garden that I took pictures of when I visited him in Durgapur. (June, 2011).

27 April 2011

One more coin

There are 101 completely unbiased identical coins. You give your friend 50 and you take 51 of them. Both of you toss all the coins you have. What is the probability that you will land up with more heads than your friend?

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23 April 2011

First Turtle Trot 5K

On April 23, 2011, I ran my first run this year. I have been staying away from races as I try to master the Pose Method of Running. I am afraid, going for speed, I will fall back into old style.

It was the First Turtle Trot 5K at Cumming, GA. The money raised is to go to Tybee Marine Research Center. Melanie was there also in the race.

Posted a 24:18 time. The first half I was disciplined. The second half, I fell back to old ways 🙁

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21 April 2011

Table and coins

You and your friend are sitting across a perfectly round table and have a bunch of identical quarters. You two will alternately place quarters flat on the table such that a quarter will not overhang the boundary of the table nor overlap on another quarter. Whoever runs out of space, loses. You go first. How will you ensure that you win?

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