Quietly flows the Hooghly

Now, dont run me down….. I am merely chronicling yet another morning run from the Running Man! And no, he is not paying me (as yet). We of the Zedd, sometimes think that maybe our brethren have taken to running or biking or even hitting the greens, just to stay out of the way of domestic chores…..

Quietly flows the Hooghly under the Howrah bridge!
Victoria memorial… Reflected in one of the pools around it….
You may become famous… and be commemorated for posterity… however the pigeons dont care too much , and they just do the thing that they do!
This beautiful building looks just as stunning from any angle…The old and the new City… Kolkata 42 on the left and the Victoria memorial on the right flank the rising sun… Incidentally, the building on the left is the tallest in India currently!
Read more about this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Memorial,_Kolkata
Kids playing cricket around the Maidan… The Eden Gardens stadium is in the background… What would be interesting is that the Maidan was kept as an open field in the front of the walls of Fort Williams, to serve as a battle field without cover for anyone with the temerity to assault the Calcutta Residency. Though today, in a lighter vein, many a battle (or bottle) are fought over in the numerous little Sporting Clubs (with attached bars) that dot the Maidan.
This is another of those marvellous buildings that the Govt occupies….
Heads Up!! Making light of it! It seems they sure do make a lot of headway in Calcutta….
Our Running Man was wondering if a change in this guy’s marital status would possibly improve his personal outlook on life! For non Hindi speakers, the Tee Shirt slogan literally means Wayward but still a bachelor… It seems that the irony escapeth the man… Its possibly because he is wayward that he is a bachelor… and then once he gets hitched , he might want to go back to being wayward :-]
Flower vendors by the road side…. near the Howrah bridge!

Well, that was another tale from the phone of the Running Man. Methinks there is a reason why every Sunday, he wends his way outwards….. lest he be bound to those chores I alluded to earlier…. I guess this should inspire others to take up running…. or at least telling the better half (gender neutral please!) that the road beckons…. well to each his / her own pursuit…

Let me share with you the relatively un inspiring scene from my window… and the hill beyond it!

The view from my window after a rain drenched week in Pune
Fortunate to have verdant scenery just walking distance away….. I walk not run, unless its when I get shopping lists…..

Till next time that the Running Man posts from somewhere on his runs. I cant resist this aside…. He is careful about his eating and drinking , to avoid getting the runs … ;-]

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I am a Public Health Specialist with a passion for sustainable promotion of human co-existence with the environment! My areas of interest and expertise are Health Risk Communication and Community Engagement, Food Safety, Environmental Medicine and Mass Gathering Medicine. I believe in leveraging the power of technology to capture the imagination of people to inspire them to achieve their health potential, in a sustainable manner. I aspire to empower my partners and motivate stake holders to consistently seek 'work around' solutions, while hoping to achieve an utopian ideal balance.

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