I quit because my cyclocomputer battery ran out! Sounds pretty funny but that was indeed that last straw. This Brevet had been in making since past 8 weeks when Swati decided that 12th June brevet is the one she wants to do. At that time she was doing about 50 kms. I volunteered to train … Continue reading The brevet I quit!
It was a tough ride but not a difficult one. There was a lot of excitement about the 16th April 2016 night brevet in Nagpur. This was an historic event, first night brevet in Nagpur, 50 participants and several from outside. Having done two brevets previously I was not going to miss this opportunity to … Continue reading 200km Night brevet done – Third time a breeze!
tl;dr. To complete a brevet, get on your cycle start pedaling and keep at it, don’t over eat at any checkpoint. Yes, that more or less says it all. Kartik Mistry had warned me that every brevet will be different; I never cared to ask him how. Having completed a 200km brevet about six weeks … Continue reading Completed 300km Brevet – Achievement Unlocked!
I am a randonneur! Completed my first 200km brevet with moving time of 9 hours 45 min, a total time of 11 hours 9 min. The average moving speed of 21.12kmph on 20th December 2015. Background Tarique, Barik! translates to “Tarique, the thin one”, this is what I used to be called in school and … Continue reading Zero to Brevet in 90 days!
It is estimated that an alarming 62% of students are marinating in toxic anxiety. I came across this article by Kristen Lee Costa which is headlined “Your Mental Health is More Important Than Your Grades” I wholeheartedly agree with it! She points out 5 key lessons to keep in mind if you or someone you … Continue reading Your Mental Health is More Important Than Your Grades
Since year 2000 there has been a steady rise of self harm behaviour in teens1. Trying to replace self-harm with something less harmful works for some people. Encourage the young person to try a few of these to see if they work for them: Wait 15 minutes before self harming Hold ice cubes in their … Continue reading Self harm – Alternate behaviors
Recently Shweta Bhattad through her Gram Art Project drew my attention to a very simple but immensely useful initiative started by the children of Paradsinga village. Paradsinga is situated on the Madhya Pradesh border. The population consists mainly of small farmers. The children were introduced to the internet very recently. Seeing the wealth of information … Continue reading Weather forecast in villages
You may have hated the Deepika Padukone my choice video or liked it but trust Amul to come up with apt advertisements for themselves which are also socially relevant. This is indeed a long way to come for the Amul Girl. The Amul girl was created as a response to Amul’s rival brand Polson’s butter-girl. … Continue reading Deepika Padukone My choice video – Amul rebuff
Finally the wait is over! On 22nd March 2015 the CakePHP team announced the availability of version 3.0.0 stable. There are a host of new features in the latest version. Over at SANIsoft website we already have a bunch of posts related to CakePHP 3.0 are the links to a few old posts that were … Continue reading CakePHP 3.0.0 released