How To Apply For The Barkley Marathons?

A step by step guide to application process for The Barkley Marathons.

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Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra – A Race with No End

A race with no end. Yes, that's right. That's what is the whole identity of Big Dog's Backyard Ultra or Big's Backyard Ultra held every year at Gary Cantrell or Lazarus Lake's backyard. In his home at Bell Buckle, Tennessee. The rules are simple. There is 4.16667 mile loop in Laz's backyard that all competitors [...]

The Grand Humiliation at The Barkley Fall Classic 2019

"Hooty Hoo!" shouts Brian Young, my host for the big weekend at the Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee, as we continue to climb up Chimney Top chasing the third aid station at Tub Springs. I soon catch Brian sitting on the corner of the trail, punching his cramped quads vigorously, furious. Apparently, he's never had [...]

Egonomics Podcast Episode 01

https://videopress.com/v/nTXnJWvx Egonomics Podcast S01 E01 Welcome to the first episode of Egonomics Podcast where I will share stories of Egonomics. One true story every week. The format right now is just the story, but we will explore more as we progress into this first season if we can bring more side stories and your stories [...]

Is India Heading Towards A Genocide?: Drawing Parallels From History (Part-I)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ajay Bisht, or better known as Yogi Adityanath, recently sparked a row with his statement that Congress, the oldest national political party, currently leader of opposition, was affected by a “Muslim League virus”. The verbal duel was sparked off by a tweet from the standing CM that read “Muslim League is [...]

When I Got Kidnapped in India: A True Story

I started running 13 years ago, and since then, every year on my birthday I run for as many hours as my age. But, I got injured at the end of 2017, then slipped into depression and stopped running altogether. A few days ago, while taking a shower, I was reading the label of the [...]

What are the toughest 100 milers in the World?

Following World's top 10 toughest Ultramarathons, that was very well received by the ultrarunning critics, the following is the list of some of the world's most challenging 100-mile races. As mentioned in the previous blog, there can be no official list of TOP 10 or 20 Toughest 100-mile Ultramarathons in the World as each race [...]

The Aftermath of Pulwama Attack

As a 9-year-old, I often used to walk the distance alone - from my home to tuition classes. Halfway through, I'd cross the busy road of Rani Bagh market to get on to the other side and continue my long walk to didi who would teach me for the next two hours. Off late, my [...]

A Look Back At The Year That Was – 2018

As the year counts its final minutes in the Western hemisphere, I pause and look back at 2018 to see how far I have left my shoes on this journey across the sea. (2) The year began on a disastrous note when I lost my uncle – read grandfather – while he waited for months [...]