Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Life In: Nov 5 - Dec 17

Sometimes, things just keep coming up.  That is how i would describe this period. Lots of events attended.

~ Delhi : Two trips to Delhi.
!! The first one came at the last moment and was for Aarti's Roka. Good celebration, chaos and fun!

!! Second was booked in advance for Airtel Delhi Half marathon. But the focus shifted to Banquet hall hunting. 

!! Airtel Delhi Half marathon was awesome. Time taken was 2:27:02.  Bib number was 11025. Gajrela post run was well deserved. 

!!  Visited Cafe Turtle at Khan market. Cafe Turtle was brilliant. Had breakfast with Kashish and Vyas. 

!! Also met Achin at Delhi. Had a lunch get together with entire family.

!! Watched A Separation while waiting for the flight. Very good film. 

~ Aam Aadmi Party won 28 seats in Delhi. Spent a lot of time on the day of results to understand how things work. Very happy with the progress that this party has made.  My AAP support blog post can be found here

~ Went to Indian Ocean concert at Chowdiah Memorial Hall with Raksha. Good concert, Susmit's replacement was good but Susmit is still missed.  They played lesser played songs and it was good to hear them live. 

~ Went to Chennai for a recruitment trip for a day. Had awesome food near Besant beach at 5 different places including bhajji by the beach, salted peanuts, Murgan Idli, a biryani place and a snack place.  Lunch was also a typical Tam food at Park hotel. So, a big foodie trip in the end!

~ Went to listen Arjun Mazumdar, Founder IndiaHikes, speak at TieCon. Great inspiring story there. 

~ BWW has started.

~Attended MS Accelerator demo sessions. Good energy levels among startups there. Very polished pitches. Also attended Unpluggd conference in half. 

~ Bangalore Ultra was awesome. Finished 25K in 3:05. Nice trail and good fun. Race report

~ Training for Auroville HM has started with RH.

~ Attended book launch Gandhi Before India by Ramachandra Guha. Book is yet to be read.

~Attended talk by Dr.  Trilochan Shastry on How to make politics voter friendly in India. 

~ Wrote an article on BPIBC for Citizen Matters. Article can be read here - http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in/articles/bangalore-politically-inspired-book-club-meetups

~ Books: Bad Samarians: The myth of free trade and the secret history of capitalism by Ha Joon Jang. My review

~ Movies: 
Ender's game: (3.5/5) I saw it after Bangalore Ultra, so i was quite tired. Hence i enjoyed it :) .
Hunger Games 2 - Catching Fire: 2.5/5. Average. Had higher expectations i guess. 

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