The possible origins of 2019-nCoV Coronavirus

Did COVID-19 actually originate from bats? What does the research say? First thing first, SARS-CoV-2 did not emerge through laboratory manipulation of another coronavirus to be used as a bioweapon. So, where did the demon responsible for COVID-19 originate? We don't know for sure. But researchers propose two scenarios of its origin: (i) natural selection [...]

Deshdroh: India’s Sedition Law in Modern Times

देशद्रोह के मामले आपने बहुत सुने होंगे। आए दिन कोई न कोई देशद्रोह के मामले मैं गिरफ़्तार किया जा रहा है। आज़ादी के आंदोलन के समय अंग्रेज़ सरकार नेताओं व स्वतंत्रता सैनानियों पर देशद्रोह लगाती थी। १८९७ में तिलक और १९२२ में गाँधी को अंग्रेज़ों ने देशद्रोह के मामले में गिरफ़्तार किया था। नेता लोगों [...]

India Backyard Ultra 2020: As It Happenend

The Last Man Stands India Backyard Ultra was flagged off in the rural outskirts of Delhi's Backyard with 19 Starters (3 didn't cross the Start line). They are out on the first loop. It's nice 10 degrees out there with beautiful weather for the weekend. Hour 2 All 19 of them came back well in [...]

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 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 [...]