The pleasures of Astronomy from childhood to adulthood
April 11, 2009 – 00:02 | One Comment

Amateur Astronomy is a hobby I’ve been engaged with since my early teens. I recall my first encounter with Astronomy after my father bought me a cheap rickety telescope that wobbled and never really focused …

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Jagriti Yatra relived. This is truly inspirational.
July 5, 2011 – 20:19 | No Comment

I saw this promotional video for a once in a life time experience called Jagriti Yatra. It’s a journey of over 8000 Km by train, taking some 400 or so youth from all walks of …

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Interview with yatri’s during Jagriti Yatra
February 3, 2009 – 00:50 | 5 Comments

Gaurav Sharma, Partho Chakravarty and Prabal Bhardwaj, three yatri’s on the Jagriti Yatra train speak to Kaustav Bhattacharya and candidly speak about their expectations and experiences on the yatra. The interview was conducted just before …

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Tata Jagriti Yatra: Day 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11
January 6, 2009 – 21:47 | 2 Comments

Hi all. Sorry for the late update to this blog. A number of days have passed with no updates. Apologies in advance for any typos and mistakes in this update as I’m typing this very …

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Tata Jagriti Yatra: Day 6
January 1, 2009 – 02:59 | 8 Comments

It’s day 6 on the Tata Jagriti Yatra. Our train arrives in Puducherry (Pondicherry). We are visiting one of the most advanced eye care hospitals in India, the Arvind Eye Care Hospital. As our bus …

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Tata Jagriti Yatra: Day 5
December 30, 2008 – 00:20 | 2 Comments

Today was more symbolic then anything else. With our location now at the southern most city of India – Kaniyakumari – we intended to pay pilgrimage to legendary Vivekananda Rock Memorial which was a short …

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Tata Jagriti Yatra: Day 4
December 28, 2008 – 11:32 | 5 Comments

What a gloriously sunny morning but what a rude awakening! The previous night, most of us had gone to sleep VERY late. I myself had reached R. E. M. state at around 3.30am and was …

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Tata Jagriti Yatra: Day 3
December 27, 2008 – 20:42 | 4 Comments

Day three of Tata Jagriti Yatra proved to be a one of those days that really captured the imagination of both participants and facilitators. Today we were to meet Shree Padre who hails from Vaninagar, …

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Tata Jagriti Yatra: Day 2
December 26, 2008 – 21:38 | 4 Comments

Oh gosh! Day two is a total blur in my mind as I type this blog entry. All I can remember is that we were still traveling along a VERY long stretch between Mumbai and …

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Tata Jagriti Yatra – Day 1 end
December 24, 2008 – 21:25 | 7 Comments

Good morning, good evening, good night wherever you’re reading in this world.
The Jagriti Yatra train has finally rolled out of Mumbai, almost precisely on time. The run up to the flagging off was electric. In …

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Tata Jagriti Yatra: Day 1 – morning
December 24, 2008 – 01:20 | 2 Comments

It’s the calm before the storm. Day 1 of Tata Jagriti Yatra starts off very early. 5.30am rise from our slumber and a brisk shower. The wireless signal is flagging in the guest room where …

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