Anatomy of a Dangerous Ride

CYCLING STORIES Fast, yes, real fast… for the first time, I felt my heartbeats are louder than anything else I hear. The real problem with feeling danger while on the saddle is that you can’t just close your eyes, and let it pass. This year, I made a resolution to ride deeper into the city,…

Vouching for the 75

CYCLING STORIES It is a popular belief that when you write down your objectives or speak about your goals and aims with people, you’re more likely to achieve them. Speaking up about objectives binds you closer to goals, they say. Not a bad idea. So here I’d like to disclose my cycling objective of this…

For the Survival of the Unfit

CULTURE CURRY 2 I am fond of cats. Be it any species, even the wild ones. And I honestly believe, there is no animal that you can’t domesticate (I am a little opposed to the term and the concept of “taming”) since I grew up between snakes, had lizards, hamsters, crows and even a tortoise…

Glimpses of the ‘Us v. Them’ Debate

CULTURE CURRY While reading Gayatri Jayaraman’s entry on gastronomical North-South debate in the Livemint Blog(1) this afternoon, I was remembering a conversation with a distant relative of a close friend about the ‘strange behavior of people in Delhi’ which prevents him from having many friends here, despite having several relatives. I am too, not distant…