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Brief bio about me

In filling some form I was asked to write a brief bio about me…   I really liked what I’d written there. So I am sharing it here. I never wrote seriously about me anyways so here it goes….

Pranav juggles many roles at a time. He is engineer by profession and has setup a bootstrap startup engineering firm with his friends. While staying at village, believing in decentralisation philosophy, he looks after his retiring father’s fabrication workshop and agricultural farm.
He’s webmaster by hobby and blogs about GMAT and general stuff occasionally. His interest lies in social enterprises, government schemes/initiatives for social change, ^going green^, magazines and internet (& yes! web 2.0). In past time he designs/makes useful articles by re-using useless trash. follow him on twitter @johnycage

Man! am I getting self-obsessed? or have already become one? 😛

what's going on in my mind?

Current status? long time no see! yeah! I’ve made lots of ‘status update’ kind of posts after hibernating for months. But I guess it’s better than not posting at all, right?
So What’s going on in my mind? What’s up?
Well nothing much, I am kind of celebrating vacation/break in the Exceptional Villas. I was out for my cousin’s wedding & was at his place before the wedding for ~10 days after wedding there was a family get-together for 3 days at my native place. Therefore I was offline (without internet) for more than two weeks, although I was checking my mails on my mobile :P.
I have some business in New Delhi in coming weeks & I am planning to go for skiing at Himachal Pradesh & I’m (kind of) researching about it… so if you’re familiar with HP or been there-done skiing, ping me or feel free to comment below. While more thinking of it, I though why not take a 7-14 day full-fledge skiing course! I dont know whether I can afford that option or not (time wise & money wise… will see) but I’d at least do skiing this time for sure. I’ve been cancelling delaying it forever & now I dont think I’d let it go.
One more update, I’ve left BeatTheGMAT gang, yeah it’s sad thinking that I wont be there on btg with Eric & team but life goes on & we got to move on, right? (I guess I’ll have to edit my “about blog” am not associated with any GMAT study/ preparation forum any more.)  I’m currently working on an exciting startup & it’s gonna be real (yeah, you guessed it right it’s not some dotcom!) So stay tuned you’ll soon hear more about it. 2010 is going to be exciting.

Rural rant

I’m adding new flavour to my blog. A new category dedicated to my rural rants, life at countryside and philosophy.
I’m born and brought up in rural area of a third world country. And I still live in the same village that my great great grand father migrated and settled to.
People or living beings migrate for good. Most of the times they migrate because they see better prospects and better life than the one they’re currently living in. They say that those who migrate, progress in life. I want to question that belief. I want to try, and I want to prove that you can excel in life even living in rural area. Yes, I know many have proved that & I dont have to prove anything new, but I want to make it even solid. Your  location is irrelevant to achieve excellence. & by the way did you read “the world is flat” by Friedman? Anyways I think I’m going off the topic here.
So the point (and purpose) of this post is expect me talking about rural life some times. 🙂
see you.

building base mileage & confession

Before I could start training for marathon I should build a mileage base. Base assures you’ve enough stamina to try such heavy and long term training. In simple words, ‘building base‘ is your ability to jog/run for certain distance, say 3-4 kms at a stretch any given time.
Now let me tell you my background: I’m a regular guy; I’m not an athlete. I wished to and used to take part in sports in my school and college only when I could get through, which happened rarely. I grew up in rural area of the country which has more Adivasi population, Adivasi people are natural athlete hence used to represent our school in inter-school sports competitions. During 8, 9, 10th grade,  I was a cadet at NCC (National Cadet Corps) which helped me increase/build my stamina. Later in under-grad college, the only sports I could get through was football (soccer). In junior year I managed to become the captain of the class’ football team as well. I also did some heavy long treks and hikings during that period. Guess I was at my peak in terms of stamina. But it was before I crossed 20 😛 some 6-8 years ago!!
THINGS HAVE CHANGED, now.  My current status is not at all impressive, in fact it’s pathetic to core. I’m sure I’ll get cramps even if I throw a ball today. The other day my legs are paining as I slept awkwardly… that must be due to lack of blood supply that night, but surely I’ve lost it. I dont remember the last time I played any sports, I played badminton & table tennis last year in October for a week for local annual competition. As I mentioned in my profile, I’m living like a zombie these days. I’ve home-office setup and my system is placed in dining room itself; I use same chair for dining table just move it 180 degrees (ouch! am I that bad?…. I confessed 🙁 ) So that’s my story!! But on positive note: I run occasionally; I’m not that fat & my friends say I look fit, always.
And what matters most is I’ve decided to change things and change things fast. Body building is in cards but I’d build the base first. I’ve already started my base-building and jogging thing. Also doing dumbbells.
You guys support me; I’ll update this place on regular basis;  stay tuned and comment whenever possible.