Arjun Rao Arur drifting in VW Polo

Captured this with my BlackBerry Q10. The Driver (Arjun Rao Arur) had to cover a 6 second lead for a podium finish, for which he had to curate such epic driving! He was ecstatic! And guess what! He did it! (This was IRC – Indian Rally Championship)

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The side mirror of VW Polo as it got rammed into a pole.

While drifting fast for this turn, he lost a little bit of road and rammed his side mirror on to a pole, but all this, without slowing down at all! He did loose a second there, it was quite evident. All in all it was an awesome day!

#IRC – Indian Rally Championship is a rallying sport competition organised by fmsci every year. I have been watching the Nashik stage since past 5-6 years and this year was completely different. The sport has grown much bigger. Its gaining the reputation that it really deserves. With every passing year, the sport gets bigger and bigger as well as, better and better! The race enthusiasts are getting better opportunities, there are TSD rallies taking place round the year. All these events are being organized, with high spirits, by WISA. WISA has been organising these great events since past 15 years and have always delivered. With a great number of pumped up volunteers, WISA has put Nashik on the maps of world rallying, or atleast, India.

Please Note: I have used the term #IRC in this post, because it seems the organisers have changed it to #IRC. Before, it always has been, #INRC - Indian National Rally Championship.

The Unsung Martyrs

Here on this lazy Sunday afternoon, while browsing my Twitter filled with tweets about the visit of Mr. Obama in India on Republic Day eve, while no real concern for the Republic Day, I come across this article posted by YourStory.com about ‘The Man who finds missing links of freedom fighters’. Well, this was something that really grasped my interest and by the end of the article I was left completely baffled. Its not about just some other story that makes you wonder, completely engulfs you and leaves you at the thought. The article made me wonder or rather made me question. It made question myself, my ignorance.
I don’t think, that in spite of all that curiosity and all that questioning of things has ever shed any kind of light on the enriched history of my country. We all know that India has its share of history, a big one. But Shivnath Jha has completely opened up a new chapter in history which if not surprising but has always been widely overlooked by the society (I know this is how our society works, but still).

Your Story Co. has done this wonderful article about Shivnath Jha, who has made it his mission to dig out the bloodlines of the martyrs who had served our nation selflessly. The article starts with Shivnathji’s correspondence with Ustad Bismillah Khan and their emotional sentiments. And there after lies the truth that hits you hard in the face.
[Read the entire article at Your Story Co. | Link Above]
With his extensive research and hardwork Shivnathji has published a book, “1857-1947: Forgotten Heroes and MARTYRS of India’s Freedom Movement” consisting stories of 207 unsung heroes who gave their life for India.
It seriously is worth a thought that the people that are to be actually celebrated are today treated as the scum of our society. Its people like Mr. Shivnath Jha, whose work has brought limelight to the subject, which were dreadfully ignored.
Who knew, corrupt and immoral souls were this low in standards that they’d even ignore the people who have fought for the country, that they praise in deception for their baneful motives.

India 2.0: Eat, Pray, Surrender (a photo prologue to a three part post) (via You are Here.)

I came across this Post via wordpress’ Freshly Pressed and was quite taken aback by seeing India by the view of a ‘Foreigner’. Well, we all living in India come across many people, the difference is the point of view. We never think much about all those things which Ms. P have shown us all with such an amazement.

India 2.0: Eat, Pray, Surrender (a photo prologue to a three part post) "Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer." — Rainer Mari … Read More

via You are Here.