Happiness is an illusion

Happiness is an illusion

Society seems to be obsessed with the pursuit of happiness. Constantly. At every stage. At every moment. It tends to guide our every decision. Whether it is the next job, the next meal, the next relationship, the next car, the next holiday. When one tends to peel off the onion, happiness is a construct that…

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Donning the India blazer

Donning the India blazer

How easy or difficult is it to don the India blazer and represent the country in an international sporting event? The answer is not so simple. It depends on a variety of factors. The most important of all, to my mind, is the first answer which sport interests you the most. If the choice of…

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The basics of golf

The basics of golf

Golf is a simple game but hard to play. In essence the rule is very simple. One just has to hit a 1.68 inch diameter ball and put it into a hole four and a quarter inches wide. And one has to do it with the lowest number of hits of the ball, or strokes…

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C’est la vie

C’est la vie

I could not sleep. At best I had a disturbed night, given the excitement that was building up for what the morning would bring. Many many months of planning was finally coming together when two slow boats would start out on a journey that had so much time, effort, resources and money invested in it….

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3 days to go

3 days to go

Exhilaration. Elation. Animation. Enthusiasm. Eagerness. Anticipation. Delirious. Emotional. Zeal. Zest. Pepped. Zinged. One thing common to all these words is the feeling of intense excitement and anticipation each the clock ticks away at the seconds. There are only three days to go before I embark on the greatest and grandest expedition of my life, paddling…

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A unique Shore Support possibility

A unique Shore Support possibility

As you might have gathered from the earlier posts, I have been looking for a way to manage a Shore Support Team. Essentially to hire a vehicle with a driver. All our non-essential gear, not required during the day’s paddle, can be transported in the vehicle, while the driver can act as our local liaison,…

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Murphy Strikes

Murphy Strikes

Though it is unknown whether Murphy was the one who actually coined the law that goes by his name, but it essentially states that, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” And like all good wives, there is another law attributed to Murphy’s wife, goes by the name Mrs Murphy’s Law and states, “Anything…

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