Obsessed With Shoes!

Obsessed with Shoes

We are what we are as a result of thousands of years of evolution. Evolution is a mechanism of adaptation built in everything – living or dead. It progresses completely based on our environment – both internal and external. Some might argue that evolution only applies to living creatures. So here’s my argument against it. Take a piece of rough stone with rugged edges and place it in a shallow river so it is submerged. Over time, it will get eroded in order to take a shape that allows the water to pass around it in the smoothest and most organic way, offering the least resistance to the flow of water. That’s evolution.

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Is Free Diving really as crazy as it sounds?

Freediving

I got introduced to Scuba diving about 8 years back in a small island called Havelock in the Andaman Sea. I was fascinated with the underwater world and got hooked straight away. Over the next year, I got my certification for Open Water and Advanced Open Water. I was also considering trying out Tech diving in order to be able to dive deeper. Right when I was pondering upon my options, I came across freediving while browsing through Instagram. I learnt that free diving is all about revisiting our mammalian reflexes and controlling your mind – go into a super relaxed, meditative mode to reduce oxygen consumption. I was fascinated. Needless to say, I tried to hold my breath while lying down on my bed with a stop watch in my hand – I barely made it to 40 seconds. Continue reading “Is Free Diving really as crazy as it sounds?”

Roughest Bounds

Roughest Bounds

Before I get into any trouble, I want to make sure that everyone reading this blog understands that the amazing photo has been taken by Olivia Acland for BBC. 

Now that the legal issue is out of the way, let me talk about Roughest Bounds. What! Don’t know what it is? How come! I bet they don’t have a website and hence Google did’t find them yet. Today I bumped into an article in BBC about Roughest Bounds. Continue reading “Roughest Bounds”

Discovering Budokon

BDK Skandasana

Before discovering Budokon, I was a typical “yoga not for men” kind of a guy for a really long time, doing a desk type of job for even longer. I always felt that something isn’t quite right, but I really did not know what else I could do better? I have trained myself for 30+ years of my life to do the job that I do. It’s a scary thought to explore an unknown terrain. But you know what – if I don’t try, I would keep on wondering forever.  Continue reading “Discovering Budokon”