On the Promenade

The Carter Road promenade in Bandra, Bombay, skirts the seashore and is quite delightful. One can walk the 1.25 km repeatedly without getting bored. [...]

The Train Park

The Rotary Park in Santa Cruz, Mumbai, is also known as the Rajesh Khanna garden. Apart from the walking track, the main attraction for kids is a toy train. [...]

Walking in Peace

Were I to tell you that there are innumerable great places to walk in the congested city of Bombay (Mumbai) you would probably smile cynically in disbelief and mutter under your breath “Just what has he been smoking…”

Right through my 100 for 100 programme, hopefully at the pace of one every decade, I’m going [...]

Measured for Success

I was hooked onto Google Earth from the moment I opened the program for the very first time. I’ve always had a thing for maps, and discovering Google Earth made me understand how Bruce Lee must have felt when he got his very first nunchaku. Combine GE with Google Maps or Wikimapia and you’re assured [...]

The Big Walk

It was 2 o’clock in the afternoon on 17 June 2005. Don’t know what came over me, but I suddenly decided to set out from my home in suburban Mumbai and walk to “town”– the Big Walk, I later dubbed it. There was no elaborate plan, except that my destination was to be the Catholic [...]

Quantification before Pontification

84.3 kilograms at the start of the 100 days, and 74.3 at the end. It’s not going to happen just on its own. The final goal is known. What’s required is a logical and quantifiable plan to get there. So let’s try and work that out!

I am well aware that weight is a complex [...]

What it's all about

100 for 100.

Just think:

If I can lose 100 grams a day for 100 days, I’ll be 10 kilos lighter at the end of it all!

Now what could be simpler than that? The challenge of course, is to do it without fancy equipment, without crazy diets, without major changes to lifestyle — now [...]