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Marathon - an ode to the spirit of Mumbai

2 years ago, I ran my first half marathon and since then lot of water had flown under the bridge. I participated in 3-4 half marathons and it was time for me to graduate to the next level. Full marathon was knocking.....and Mumbai it had to be.

The queue is shrinking

Yesterday I was in the queue at an ATM in my office. Being a captive ATM center the queue was expected to be small. But not so; for everyone working in this building seemed to be wanting to have a piece of it. It took me more than half an hour to get my hands onto the ATM and cash in hand.

Speech 2: Don't drop the drop

The Winning Proposal


  • Prepare a proposal advocating an idea or course of action

Speech 3 - Cut the Bell, Don't bell the cat

Project Name: Addressing the opposition


  • Prepare a talk on a controversial subject that persuades an audience to accept or at least consider your viewpoints
  • Construct a speech to appeal to the audience's logic and emotions

Speech 3: Building Future

Project Name: Make them Laugh


  • Prepare a humorous speech drawn from your own experience

  • Strengthen the speech by adopting and personalizing humorous material from
    outside sources

  • Deliver the speech in a way that makes the humor effective

Hoisting Tiranga - a symbol of extreme Nationalism?

Lately, discussion is going on in the country on nationalism and patriotism. The JNU incident has divided the country and people want to take undue advantage of the situation - politically.

Speech 2: Don't kill the villain

Project 2: Resources for Entertainment


  • Draw entertaining material from sources other than your own personal experience
  • Adapt your material to suit your topic, your own personality and the audience