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”

Size Does Matter – my talk at the BTM Humourous Speech Contest

Yesterday, August 23, 2014 was the Humourous Speech Contest at Bombay Toastmasters. I participated despite wanting to chicken out (Thanks to fellow Toastmaster, Suneel for goading me on not giving up. He just said “Enjoy the experience”) So there I was as Contestant Number 5. Here is the speech transcript. “Lose weight, ask me how.” TheseContinue reading “Size Does Matter – my talk at the BTM Humourous Speech Contest”

Excuses for not exercising

For someone who is challenged, when it comes to the girth, excuses come most easily for not exercising. Every Wednesday and Saturday morning, I go for Iyengar yoga and my teacher will vouch for me being most regularly irregular. Why? Sometimes I am travelling so can’t avoid that (but that shouldn’t stop me from doingContinue reading “Excuses for not exercising”

Pain in the ear… yet again.

Here I am battling serious ear infection with the pain making me feel that it is even worse than probably the pain experienced by women during childbirth (due apologies women). And who is to blame? Me, myself and I. Shameless that I am. What are my problems with the ear? Due to swimming I oftenContinue reading “Pain in the ear… yet again.”

Cycling – A week past – Findings

I am enthused by my new-found love for cycling. For the past week I have been using it off and on and let me tell you every ride has memories of one form or the other. Day 1, Saturday March 30, 2013 I went to Hanumanji Temple in Wadala and 5 gardens. A trip toContinue reading “Cycling – A week past – Findings”

Can’t keep weight off….

I am rotund and obese and I have no qualms about admitting that (not that if I don’t it will make me any thinner unless if the other person is completely blind). Have not really tried any weight loss tricks (despite being a practising dietitian and weight loss expert’s brother). Thanks to my sister who keeps lecturingContinue reading “Can’t keep weight off….”

Good Bye 2011….. Hello 2012

 As the year ends, it is time to sit back and ponder on what I achieved during the year 2011. No I am not looking at any shop talk here but achievements on the personal front. Things that come to mind: I learnt how to swim (at this age) even if it is only breastContinue reading “Good Bye 2011….. Hello 2012”