To Measure, or not to Measure…

Sometime back, I attended a lecture on the pitfalls of modern Education. The speaker passionately spoke on the negative impact of examination on the learning process in Children. He went on to elaborate on how the fear of failure inculcated through examinations have severe consequences on their emotional and mental development. When the house was …

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Born to Run – Counterview and Middle Ground

“There are very few things that are known with absolute certainty, and when you’re dealing with incredibly complex human physiology, the individual differences that make us who we are, what we’re good at, how we run and what we eat, for example, are so vast and complex that nothing can be polarized without being wrong!”- …

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Born to Run – A ‘Delayed’ Review

“How come my foot hurts?” A question that led Christopher McDougall to a life changing exploration that was later documented in the all-time classic book ‘Born to Run’. A foreign correspondent by training, Chris covered wars in Rwanda and Angola, and was also an amateur or recreational runner. When his foot hurt, he was either …

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Rethinking Running Events – Part 3 – Virtual Events

One alternative to running events that has become popular in recent times has been the Virtual Events, where participants run on their own and connect with each other through a platform - an app or a website. Though there are no clear definition of what can be called as virtual event, I would keep the …

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Rethinking Running Events – Part 2

Katherine Switzer, the first women finisher of Boston Marathon, once said, “If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” These are strange times when we are not only losing faith in human nature but also, marathons. Among the major events, it started with the cancellation of mass start in …

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