Reaching Dausa on foot in middle of the day was tough. Bhangarh was still 30km away. I was in deep thoughts as I quickly had my lunch. I was about to finish, when cook of the restaurant came with manager and both seated themselves on opposite chairs.Read more "Braving The Bhangarh : Part II"
Actif Epica 2017 First Step to The IDITAROD Tears rolled down my eyes in pain and despair as I collapsed on half-frozen muddy trail in middle of nowhere on a freezing cold midnight. I could hear sounds of coyotes, and see some flickering lights at far distance. I wasn’t sure where was I. Cue sheets were […]Read more "Snow, Mud, Sweat and Tears"
Carrying a mountaineer’s rugsack and a deflated Camelbak, I was dumbstruck by the awe-inspiring beauty of the surrounding greens with partially dead mountains in the backdrop. The spring was still two weeks away, but I was sweating a lot as I alighted the bus under the open sun on a Sunday afternoon. I realized I was alone in middle of nowhere, with no traffic and no phone signals.Read more "Braving The Bhangarh: Part I"
Deep in the valley, two men were digging the sand off the shore, on the brink of onset of a supposedly cold winter. One was in his early twenties, while other was barely fifty. He called the older one, uncle (younger brother of his father). Both reigned from Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh and had […]Read more "Chasing Yamuna: A love story of our time"
All efforts at self-transformation challenge us to engage in an on-going, critical self-examination and reflection about the foresight. The blissful eternal silence to find the answers to these questions demands commitment and a lot more courage, fire and deep awareness of “I”. This individual commitment, when coupled with engagement in collective discussion, provides a space for critical feedback which strengthens the efforts to change and make ourselves anew, stronger and full of light.Read more "Expanding to Zero"
The legend continues… My kingdom as I always call this Martian land, it has always been a relishing experience being out there in the wilderness with old friends and new, and expressing the gratitude towards the demon that lay silently behind the bushes waiting for the magical race to flag off at this time of […]Read more "GR Bhati Lakes Ultramarathon 2013"
A revenge served cold Musings on Beeism “First, a DNF at Mandwa-Pune ultra. The weather was odd, conditions were new, a stumbled stomach minutes ahead of the start with Maharashtrian version of popular cuisines –provided enough excuses to wave off the grudge. And then the same result in my own backyard, Bhati –this time falling […]Read more "Gurgaon 24-hour Ultramarathon"