SCMM – 2017 | Expo Vlog

8th Jan 2017. Vlog no. 2. SCMM 2017 Expo.

Marathon Expo’s are always fun. I enjoyed this small expedition to Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2017 – Mirchi Expo. Hope you enjoy it too!

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Race Day Vlog coming this weekend.

Credits – Background Music – Andrew Applepie (Germany) – Check out Andrew’s page here – It may just peace you out.


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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 2 – 2017

It’s already mid of Jan 2017. How fast the first week pass by!

Here I’m again, with my Saturday weekly. Let’s get on with it.



Saturday-Pentacle – Week 2 – 2017

Greetings my internet friends,

Here are some popular links, thoughts, and articles for today’s “Saturday-Pentacle” e-mail newsletter. This is a free newsletter and goes out every Saturday only for my subscribed readers.


Post of the week – My first vlog (video log) of the year 2017. I call it – “Craving of the yellow diary

This video depicts my small expedition to South Bombay to see my friend Stuart and his Band’s live performance at The Experimental Theatre in NCPA. Hope you enjoy it, like I did while creating it.

My most popular Instagram post recentlyVienna Store. Well! We should not judge a book by its cover, but in this case, I should be forgiven for not instantly connecting elephants with eggs!

Article I’m enjoying (and pondering)One Man’s Quest to Change the Way We Die. This guy! You’ve got to give it to him.

Spoiler alert – You may cry in between this story, it’s overwhelming in some part. When you feel how it is to lose three limbs and how it affects your whole present and the future life.

What I’m reading/watching/listening to — I follow the seeker stories page on YouTube and I found this interesting video – Why India’s Youth Are Dating In Secret. Interesting start-up idea.

A Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

“Others inspire us, information feeds us, practice improves our performance, but we need quiet time to figure things out.”

— Ester Schaler Buchholz

Until Next Saturday!

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– Himanshu

This is mid of January already and SCMM (Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon) – 2017 is here. I’m running in SCMM from past 3 years. First was HM (Half Marathon) and last year I did my first FM (Full Marathon). This year I’m doing an FM again.

All set for tomorrow. Here is a picture of the prep.

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Story of my first Half Marathon.

Picture courtesy — Abigail Keenan

Some people are born to be Athletes. Well, I’m definitely not one of them.

In my childhood, I was always game for sports. All kind of sports. I played badminton, cricket, basketball etc. I always wanted to take part in sports but I was more of a jack of all rather than being a specialist. I never focused on one single sport, I was little there in each of the sport.

But as I came out of college and started working on my first job in Mumbai. I realized that I needed to get back into sports. I was now too skinny and a long way from fit. Then it started getting worse. I became underweight.

The picture below is from 2010 (5 years back). Yes, that’s me. Some of you might not even believe it (Even though its all smiles but still). You had to see me to believe it.

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