Month: March 2010

Girls on the Run: Second edition

The second edition of Girls on the Run (we had the first one last year) organised by Runner Girls India was held on March 28, 2010. The GOTR is a series of running events and the aim is to increase their frequency. This time around we had Decathlon, Kalenji Club, Forum Value Mall and OnMobile as our partners. The run turned out to be quite a big affair that saw nearly 150 girls participating in the 5 and 10k event. Just going to show that running is on the rise and women are taking to the sport in droves. A really encouraging sign of the times I must say. If you want to be informed of RGI events, do bookmark the webpage – There is also an RGI group page on Facebook that you can join. If you want to join in the next event, do stay tuned! We will have more of such runs in the future… Catch more photographs here!

No cycles please; we’re a star hotel!

A few days ago, a cyclist was turned away from the Leela Hotel’s main gate to a side parking lot on the road. He was there to attend a conference when his “humble” cycle did not pass the “high security standards” of the hotel. He refused, of course, (even I would!) the security guard’s suggestion to park on the side of the road. You can follow the discussion here. This was communicated to the Leela, but they couldn’t say much except that they can’t take responsibility of two wheelers and cycles parked on their premises. And that they have “security” policies that do not allow two wheeler parking. (Check out their Facebook page for their very defensive response). However, “security” is something they don’t offer cars either. The question is why they haven’t accounted for at least one parking space inside for two-wheelers and cycles – surely it can’t be a space issue considering it hardly takes any space to park 15-20 bikes (or cycles). The space offered currently to two wheelers and cyclists is …