Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Inspirations in a Marathon

Just two days ago I ran my first "Half Marathon".
During the event I kept on thinking about how some people have better focus on running than others.
What inspires them to keep running even if they are tired.

I asked same question to few runners & got some interesting ideas/facts:
* One said she counts from 1 to 100 and stops (& starts walking) only after 5 x 100 and that too for next 100 counts (not more than that).
* Other said he focuses on guy ahead of him.
* Another said he was enjoying the nature and doesn't remember what inspired him.
* Personally, I felt foot steps of the guy approaching from behind, inspired me to run faster.

Whatever may be the inspiration, while summing up my experience, I realized that in a marathon every finisher is a winner and it does not matter if you win or loose.

That is why some people call it "The Endurance Run" where we test our own endurance.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Indian Economy

Recently an Indian Minister was criticized in media, for saying "I am happy about increased living cost in India, at least the farmers are earning more now."

At first it looked odd, but it triggered a radical thinking process within me.

India is (or at-least used to be) an Agriculture based Economy (agro-economy), but with changing time we are advancing towards being a Diverse Economy.

"Can that be a reason?"
In the past, we used to focus on agriculture and global slowdown/recession never effected us.
But now with this change in economic trend (from agro to diverse), we get effected by every damn thing (same as any European countries).

"Are we creating this imbalance ourselves?"
"Are we following European countries?"
"Will reverting back, help us?"

I don't know if that Minister had realized it or not, but this can be the point for us to understand the trends in Indian economy.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Once Again I hear people talking about "Global slow down" & "Recession".
But this time it also triggered some thoughts within me. The major one is a basic question:

"What the hell is Recession?"
As per the definition it is a general slowdown in economic activity, where income, profits and inflation falls, while bankruptcies and the unemployment rises.

BUT this also triggered another Question.

"Why the hell it happens?"
Let's try to evaluate: Won't it be right to say that, the money (as in currency) floating around is same (during or before recession). also the need to spend/buy is still the same.
"Then Why?"

"Is it like money moved from "many hands" to "one hand", which is scared of spending it and such scenario creates the sense of recession?"
"Is it like, the over hyped market is getting back to what it deserved?"

What may be the answer, I am still not convinced with the traditional answers and am planning to dig even further.

In the Soup.

As trying to consolidate all my accounts under one roof, I tried migrating my blogs from Yahoo ID to Gmail ID.
But what a mess, I could only migrate the posts and not the profile data. I lost data like since when I have been blogging etc.

Hoping to get such feature in blogger.com which would allow to change Username OR the User ID without loosing blog stats.