Category Archives: IIT days

A memorable weekend at Garudmachi

(Warning: Long post) A few weeks ago, chopper aka Vasudeo Gharpure was in India, and Vasant Vasant Limaye aka Balya had organized a get together at his residence in Pune. Many of us could meet there and we had a … Continue reading

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Don’t let a mental block stop you

I had a migraine attack today morning, after a long time. Migraine (from the Greek words hemi, meaning half, and kranion, meaning skull) is a debilitating condition characterized by moderate to severe headaches, and nausea. Approximately one-third of people who … Continue reading

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The day I caught fish in IIT

After writing about nostalgia yesterday, I became nostalgic about my life in IIT. Here is one of the stories from those days. The summer of 1979 was very happening. First, we did the Mumbai Goa cycle trip, then I went … Continue reading

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My first camera

Today, thanks to our modern cell phones, almost each of us carry a camera. We are so used to having a camera with us, that we are now starting to put it to many novel uses. We had a discussion … Continue reading

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My bizarre bicycle accident

The post My memorable bicycle trip from Mumbai to Goa generated a lot of buzz. People asked me a lot of questions about cycling. Many of them thought I must have been a very experienced cyclist. And that brought up … Continue reading

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My memorable bicycle trip from Mumbai to Goa

In today’s Times of India, there is story titled Bicycle diaries of a green bio-grad. It tells the story of a Anil Kumar M, a microbiology student from Bangalore. He is travelling on a bicycle from Bangalore to Wagha border … Continue reading

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When I carried a man on my back!

Here is another story from Himankan 82. After I wrote the story about setting up the Lidderwat camp, a lot of other memories started coming back. Another memory that I have is related to  Girish Dravid suffering from Tendinites. Girish … Continue reading

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