Gates of Heaven 2022

Gates of Heaven is a signature event organised by Bangalore Randonneurs. Prequalification is completion of an LRM after 2019. Having completed the chalukyas-1200 KM enabled me to register. Preparation After every ride more than 600 km, I find some numbness In my little finger. So got a hand gripper and used it for the last … More Gates of Heaven 2022

The fifteen-puncture ride – My second Super Randonneur  title 

Our friends from WCCG madipakkam chapter came for send-off. On Friday evening we started the ride from JBC-velachery. The route was through our familiar medavakkam-mambakkam route. Srihari and I started with good speed and progressing well. WE were aiming to reach Chengalpattu using the day light, otherwise becomes dark. Reached the first check point ICICI … More The fifteen-puncture ride – My second Super Randonneur  title 

A trip to Jawadhu hills

Jawadhu hills or jawadhu malai is situated in the Tiruvannamalai district of southern most state of india, Tamilnadu. awadhu hill is a nice weekend getaway from Chennai.  If you want to know more about the Jawadhu Hills. My first visit to jawadhu hills was during the ‘Greencruiser 400 BRM’ in Jan 2020 and my second … More A trip to Jawadhu hills

CHALUKYAS 1200 – My first ultra randonneuring experience – Part II

Warning: Long post as well as late post. Ride story: Got up at 3:00 am on the ride day and had breakfast by 4:00 am and checked out of the hotel by 4:30 and reached the venue by 5:00. It was raining not so heavily. Wearing our rain coats and waiting in the rain opposite … More CHALUKYAS 1200 – My first ultra randonneuring experience – Part II

CHALUKYAS 1200 -My first ultra randonneuring experience – Part I

Having completed an SR series in august 2021, wanted to taste ultra randonneuring experience. Registered for the event 45 days prior with bangalore randonneurs(BR). So had 45 days in hand for planning and practicing. Two zoom sessions were organised by BR in which an idea about the route, things to carry etc., were briefed by … More CHALUKYAS 1200 -My first ultra randonneuring experience – Part I

Mask museum , kolkatta

Mask is an art of transformation, concealing the identity of the performer and invests the actor with an alternative identity. It is used to take on the persona of the other – a person, a deity, an animal or a cosmic character. The performer in the mask dance is looked upon as an empowered person, … More Mask museum , kolkatta

Life is full of surprises

Life is full of surprises. After posting about the book review, i started experiencing pain in my ears every night at random times. After two days of this sudden pain, My lymphatic node near the back of neck swelled up. In another two days, i had difficulty in swallowing food with an everlasting throat pain. … More Life is full of surprises

Rebound – book review

Rebound by Carrie Jackson Cheadle and Cindy Kuzma Train your mind to bounce back stronger from sports injuries. The book gives ample examples of injured sports persons bounce-back-story and the way they coped up during the rest and rehab time and why and how some people took longer and others bounced back earlier. It also … More Rebound – book review