Monday, January 22, 2007


I knw its late.. but, hope u all had a nice weekend...

Me too had a gr8 sunday :)

Hmmm... it was Mumbai Marathon 2007 on sunday. Was down with some cold nd lil fever on saturday... but was quiet excited for sunday. It was truly a funfilled day. As v had to reach by 8.15 am for the Dream Run.. so had to start around 6.00 am as it takes around 1 hr 45 mins to reach CST from my place by train. Everyone was gathered at Azad Maidan. V cld see some ppl warming up, ther was separate holding area for Senior citizens nd for the corporates. All sponsors like Standard Chartered, DHL, Kingfisher, Titan having their own sepaqrate holding area.. nd yes how can I 4get 98.3 Radio Mirchi.. It was a real attraction having its own stage in one corner of ground with their RJs entertaining everyone with foot tapping numbers.

Dream run was gonna start at 9.10 am. Though it started at around 9.30 am. A big crowd moving ahead from Azad maidan towards the start point which was opp. CST station going towards Metro nd from ther to Hilton Towers nd thn turning towards beautiful Nariman point nd from ther moving ahead to the flyover nd thn coming back.... It took 45 mins for me to complete 6 kms... On both sides of the street.. no. of ppl were standing to cheer up the runners nd the sponsor Standard Chartered.. had set up their blocks with their volunteers, 98.3 Radio city had placed their speakers at every distance on the streets ... playing good numbers cheering runners nd Kingfisher had placed their stalls providing free water bottles nd energy drink to all the runners.

It was truly a beautiful scene.... thousands of participants professionals, athletes, young boys nd girls, some school children, senior citizens, physically challenged, celebrities, some with different types of costumes, some having their own group like dabbawalas, etc were seen enjoying the run.

Industrialist Anil Ambani ran Half Marathon. While some celebrities like Nagesh Kukunoor, Rahul Bose, Tara Sharma, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, industrialist Anand Mahindra, Shobha De, Vinod Kambli were also seen njoying Dream Run.

Teams from the Mumbai Police, Western Railways, Indian Navy and many corporate houses also took part in the event.

Campaigns for anti-smoking, support for visually challenged, welfare of tribals, blood donation were also highlighted by the participants.

For the fourth time, runners from the African continent stole the show at the Mumbai Marathon with Kenya's John Kelai finishing the line in 2:12:28 hrs to emerge as a winner.

It was whole lot of fun.. Some running for fun some for the cause... but... it was one slogan everyone can hear was Run Mumbai Run.... :)

All in all... njoyed the event v.much.... but was mising some of my frnds.. :(

Ths was all about Sunday... talking about tommorrow... its a Vasant Panchami... which indicates starting of Vasant Ritu.. (Spring season).... I dont knw much abt the significance but from ths day... kirtans in vasant raag r sung to welcome the festival of Holi called Vadhaaii.... also v start sprinkling some gulaal on our Baalkrishna from today ...... :)

Its said tht from ths day all gopiis nd all His sakhaas starts playing with thodaa thodaa colours... :)

Hmm... so one month for the festival of colours to come... :)

And.. yes KBC has started with its new Host nd with different ishtyle... donno but didnt liked it much.. lets see how wel it goes.


Prakash Venkat said...

Wow ... Mumbai marathon .... That was a good description . Good to know that u ran for mumbai marathon , but 45 mins for 6 kms is too much of a time ....

So vasanth rutu is starting , Is vasanth raaga must be a happy raaga, So u sing keertans according to seasons also :)

Urvi said...

@PV... oh so u r here... :)
I dropped a mail 4 u... nyways howz u..??

Yaa.. njoyed the event v.much. Hmm... 45 mins for 6kms is too much.. :(
I knw it took some 30-35 mins for u for 7 kms.. nd tht was pretty good.. :)
ok ok.. will try to improve..:)

Yes yes.. Vasant Ritu (Spring Season) has started.. u knw.. its called King of seasons... :)

Yaa.. v hav all types of keertans for every season... having its own significance.. good naa... nd i jst njoy it.. :)

Mehak said...

hey Urvi, how are you doing?? No updates here...:(..jaldi se post kar.

Prakash Venkat said...

oh! lil shining star ... what happened to ur twinkle ..... no updates still :(:(