Archive for February, 2009

Run, Bangalore run!

Want to run but don’t know how to start? Or perhaps you already have been running for a while but now want to increase your pace and stamina?

Help is at hand with training programs devised by Dr Rajat Chauhan of Back2Fitness and Santhosh P.

Details of the running programs are here.

This initiative was started to fill the vacuum of holistic running training programs for all, from beginners to very elite. Their goal is to provide you professional and expert help in getting you to the finish line injury free and help you reach your potential. While providing this to you within the bigger Runner’s High community, they make sure that personal attention to your well being is not lost.

The team has a vast experience in
1. Running
2. Coaching
3. Sports & Exercise Medicine (injury prevention & management)
4. Fitness for running

Dr Rajat Chauhan is an MBBS, MSc Sports & Exercise Medicine and one of the very few Musculo-Skeletal Medicine specialists in India. He also has about 24 years of running experience. Santhosh is a part of Team Asha in Bangalore and an avid runner, his longest distance being 160 kms at the Bangalore Ultra in 2008. You can find out more about him here.

Many runners have already benifited from the program with personal best timings at the Mumbai and the Auroville marathons.

For more details you can get in touch with drrajatchauhan at or visit this link.

Impromptu Theatre by Yours Truly: February 28,2009

Join Yours Truly Theatre as they try to address current issues.

It’s time to stop complaining about bad roads, corrupt politicians and unfair reservations.

Join the audience as they try, with the cast, to tackle the problems plaguing our city and country. Voicing these problems is an important step towards resolving them!

The issues MIGHT range from terrorism to traffic .

WE WILL ALSO HAVE VOLUNTEERS from Jaago Re! One Billion Votes’

Yours truly theatre presents
Wake up india
an interactive theatre performance

Date – 28th feb 2009
Time – 6pm
venue – nayana auditorium,
Ravindra kalakshetra,
JC raod, Bangalore –
map –

Call 9845853093/9845243051 for telebooking or email Also check out site

Be a lifesaver this Sunday. Donate blood.

The Lions Club of Bangalore Sanjaynagar, in association with Kamadhenu
Mahila Abhivrudhi Samsthe and Sree Vinayaka Gelayaru Sangha will organize
a voluntary blood donation camp this Sunday. This effort is towards
augmenting the blood bank at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health / Hospital.

This is a good opportunity for enrolled donors / others staying in South Bangalore
to donate blood if eligible. Mr Alphonse Kurian, the “chief motivator” from the Lions
Club, requests you to spread the word among your networking circles – especially
those living in or near Jayanagar. A free cataract eye screening camp will also be
conducted at the same venue around the same time.

Date : Sunday 22nd Feb 2009
Timings : 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Venue : Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health / Hospital.
Sree Someshwara Swamy Temple Compound,
Siddapura, Lalbagh,
Jayanagar 1st Block,

Message from Mr Aphonse Kurian

In case you need any additional information please contact me. Kindly mail /
inform if you are joining for the camp so that we have an idea of the likely
response. I will be at the camp on Sunday and it will be my pleasure to meet
you. Do ask for me when you reach the venue.

Alphonse Kurian
Lions Club of Bangalore Sanjaynagar
(M) 94488 12330
Visit and enroll as voluntary blood donor

"Run Your Restaurant" 21 and 22 Feb, 2009

Whip up your own cafe!

A unique workshop, tailored exclusively for those who have always wanted to run a cafe, an eatery or a specialty restaurant. Moderated by Madhu Menon of Shiok, the workshop will cover all aspects of what it takes to be a budding gourmet entrepreneur. A never before opprtunity to minimize all your risks before you actually start out. The course covers everything from cost analysis to crafting profitable menus.

Dates: 21st and 22nd Feb
Time: 11 AM to 6 PM
Course Fee: Rs.4500
Venue: Shiok
To register, call 9663857828
Venue: Shiok Restaurant, Indiranagar/Koramangala

Contact Mukta Darera on 98862 95353

or email your details to


Yes, we can

Interesting to see election posters in Bangalore, with the face that moved America.
As far as my memory goes, I haven’t seen any political icon beyond our shores gracing
an election backdrop in terms of face value.

There’s more.

My investment broker was talking to me about property prices in Bangalore and how things
would steady, now that Obama had taken over as President. At a coffee shop, I eaves-
dropped to hear another amazing take on Obama’s capabilities; how he could single-handedly
take India out of recession. I have seen school children fighting bullies with the ultimate
threat : Obama will come and beat you guys up!

I wouldn’t be surprised to see a small Obama temple springing up somewhere in the city.
And people actually stopping by on the way to office – to say a small prayer …
make a small wish.

Gift…Flowers Instead!

I found this site quite appealing..instead of cards and chocolates and jewellery…gift the person you love…flowers instead!

More details at here

Long Shadows..


The magic of winter is fading, the summer spins have started showing up… The rain trees have lost their canopies to the winter fall and city gets deprived of their caring shadows for some time…

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