Saturday, May 31, 2008

L-Cube

Went to a quiz on (Leaders and Achievers) Politics, Sports and Business called L-Cube today, organized by the IIMB PGSEM guys (their 10th anniversary apparently) justifying celebrations :) KQA set the questions and Prof. Rajeev Gowda presented it.

Ashwin and I came 2nd. Woohoo! Woohoo!
Tups and Mitesh won it. Good quiz, set by Arul Mani, who is increasingly setting charming questions on Sports and Business, both of which he doesn't indulge in ;)

So I now have enough money to buy a dozen books atleast :)

Friday, May 30, 2008

The Flying Scotsman - Graeme Obree

I thought I had already posted on this. The movie The Flying Scotsman tells the extraordinary story of Graeme Obree, the World Hour Record holder in 1993 and 1995.
The man battled great odds including a near fatal depression to claim these goals.

As a man of heart, I was tremendously inspired by the story. Heartwarming to anyone who needs a dose of inspiration. Read more about him here

Hope he is doing well now :(

As for the movie, it is good to know that he was involved with the making of the movie and Jonny Lee Miller, seen earlier in bit parts, essays a fine performance as the talented and troubled cyclist.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Rough Day

On a day that we had a rather unsettling experience at work, kicking off a new project, I got to hear about one of my best friends at work, quitting the company. This bit of news has sent me into a depressive mood. Not only am I sad he is leaving but also sadder since his reasons for leaving are all legitimate :(

How I had Paul Tergat behind me!


Last Sat, I had the privilege of meeting Paul Tergat, the man who held the world marathon record until a few months ago, thanks to my running club (RFL) and Nike.

I will expand on this post soon and also post pics (to show how Paul was really standing behind me in a pic!), but didn't want to forget posting on it.

Paul has a reputation for being remarkably humble. He spoke of his starting running relatively late in life for a pro and then his journey. He also talked about how he wanted to be an engineer while he was growing up! He also gave us tips on how to make the jump from our current 4 hr levels to say a 3 hr level.

My planned sabbatical will come sooner now, I guess

Update: Pic is up!