I haven’t been posting much because of so many other things going on.
First up, a job – I joined a startup a while back and have been getting back into the groove. It is a location based service for mobile and still in stealth. You can apply for a beta invite on the website – www.mojostreet.com. We are launching very soon and I hope you will all be excited then as I am now.
Second – travel. My travel this year –
- Skoda ROWE trip to Kanha National Park
- Solo ride and trip to Gokarna from Dharwad (chose to sleep on the beach too)
- Mumbai trip for the Skoda calendar launch
- Auroville marathon trip (I ran the half in 1:56 – barefoot 🙂 )
- Lazy trip to Vodarevu and Chirala beaches
- I may have missed some, not sure
Third – blogging and maintaining websites. Not just here, but I blog at tripnaksha, maintain the Hyderabad runners, Hyderabad startups websites and their facebook/twitter channels too. I am starting another blog for adventure traveler blog at tripnaksha soon – http://traveler.tripnaksha.com. If you want to write here, let me know.
Fourth – well the third is that I am lazy. Been reading quite a bit and studying (Spanish) a little bit. Oh btw, my inspiration for starting on Spanish was Shalabh. He has been hiking up the western Himalayas for the last 18 months after he quit his job at a bank in London. This winter, he decided he would walk around old Delhi for 3 months and learn Spanish in that time because the good trails were all closed due to snow. He’s now planning to write a book about these experiences and I wish him the best. He’s an inspiration, and here’s why I like people like him –
“[…] the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’ What did they call such young people in Goethe’s Germany?”
— Jack Kerouac (On the Road)
Unfortunately, the event was canceled by the organizers because of a delay in getting government clearances. But i don’t want to lose my money by canceling the air tickets, so i’ll be a trip to Pondy with my mate Biswa. Maybe play frisbee at Auroville or do something else. Staying with a couchsurfer there :).