Wrong side driving – A very common sight these days

People driving on the wrong side of the road and no I don’t mean the American left hand drive system versus the right handed drive in India – This has indeed become a bane on the roads of Mumbai and else where, of course. As a cyclist, I realise that we are definitely not wantedContinue reading “Wrong side driving – A very common sight these days”

Ride to Kelva Beach – My first overnight cycling trip

While I have been cycling all over the city, an outstation visit was never made. Many plans were made in the past but for some reason or the other these plans never materialised. Finally, Rony, Nitin and I (The Three Musketeers) planned the ride for the weekend of November 9th and 10th. A big tripContinue reading “Ride to Kelva Beach – My first overnight cycling trip”

Exhale! Exhale Deeper!!

As part of the Level 2 of Pathways, I had to complete the project “Understanding Your Communication Style”. The purpose of this project is to learn about different communication styles and identify your primary style. I delivered my speech on November 16, 2019 at Dadar Toastmasters Club and with this I completed my Level 2.Continue reading “Exhale! Exhale Deeper!!”

Shaken but not stirred…

It was the usual Sunday morning ride for my cycling buddy, Rony and I. We started at 0610 from King’s Circle on our way to Swamy’s at Thane. Rony had some motor bike jerk nearly running into him but it was bearable. After we crossed Vikhroli but before the Airoli junction, as we were cyclingContinue reading “Shaken but not stirred…”

A memorable ride to Vajreshwari in the blistering heat of Mumbai

The big day – March 24, 2019 as I woke up at 0418 in the morning. The customary good morning messages on the WhatsApp group and to my accountability partner as I set out of bed and got ready. Left at 0530 and met Rony at King’s Circle. We planned to ride to Vajreshwari viaContinue reading “A memorable ride to Vajreshwari in the blistering heat of Mumbai”

Trek ride to Tungareshwar Temple

  March 3, 2019 Today for the first time I rode past my farthest point travelled on Western Express Highway. I had so far visited Bhajanlal Dairy Farm and back but this time my partner in crime, Rony decided that we would go to Tungareshwar Temple. Tungareshwar is located on Vasai Road (East) in ThaneContinue reading “Trek ride to Tungareshwar Temple”

Cycling trip to Nagaon beach

October 2nd, 2014 was the day I completed my first ever century ride but no  need to wax eloquent about that.   A few days ago, on October 2, 2018, we went to Nagaon beach just for the heck of it. I had never been there on my bicycle so was all pumped up andContinue reading “Cycling trip to Nagaon beach”

Sweet Nothings

As part of the new curriculum “Pathways” at Toastmasters, I was to deliver a speech which I did in June of 2018. Based on the feedback from my evaluator, I had to modify the speech and present it again, which I did on August 11, 2018. Here is the transcript of the same. Towards theContinue reading “Sweet Nothings”

Toastmasters Pathways Began my journey again

I restarted my journey at Toastmasters under the Pathways Program which is a modernised program. Delivered my P1 speech on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The objectives of P1 are similar as before and it is the icebreaker. Given below is the text of the speech. The late bloomer What’s common between Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, AkshayContinue reading “Toastmasters Pathways Began my journey again”

Imagination and what it can do for you……

I have borrowed this title from my dear friend, Parin’s Diploma speech at Nazareth Speakers’ Academy way back in 1989. On Wednesday evening, I went through this video by Bob Proctor which spoke on imagination and how it could help everyone. Set my mind thinking. What was my mental block? I for one always felt IContinue reading “Imagination and what it can do for you……”