About Me


I’ve led an eventful life and post retirement I’m raring to go. You’ll read about the crazy stuff I do here . If you feel a chord of empathy or inspiration do hit the like button. I’d love it if you drop a comment and do feel free to share.

I love to write about my travels, my encounters with spiritualism and outlandish stuff on hiking trails and cycling paths and a tip or two to budding corporate executives. Lurking somewhere within me is a mentor and coach.

View from our high altitude camp
View from our high altitude camp
In the deserts of Rajasthan

I’ve published a couple of books and I’m passionately engaged in writing the next one.

I started this blog way back in 2006 but all that is the past and I’ve swept it into the realm of distant memories. The future beckons now and as I said I’m raring to go. Read the old stuff if you feel inclined I’m nostalgic about it.

Goats come a visiting

The last few years have been hectic. A 250 kms ride in Rajasthan as part of the Desert 500 event being one of the highlights. I dedicated this ride to cancer care for disadvantaged children in collaboration with the Indian Cancer Society. I ran a reasonably good fundraising campaign and donated a tidy sum to the Indian Cancer Society.


Then there was the walking pilgrimage to Velankanni with a group of Anglo-Indian friends. We walked a distance of 350 kms over 10 days. I saw compassion a lot differently and witnessed the fervour of faith.


Then there was this awesome trek to Thumsar Pass. My friends and I crossed this pass at an altitude of 4705 kms. We saw some amazing landscapes that compensated in full for some extremely difficult days of trekking on either side of the pass.


And then over the last four years I have been working on my book,”These Bloomin’ Anglos.” I released the book in April 2018 and held well attended and successful launch events at Chennai, Bangalore and Delhi.


Well, you can read all about these escapades in greater detail in the blog.

 I turned 70 years in January 2019 and embarked on a cyclothon in support of old-age care and active aging in partnership with HelpAge India. This endeavour, a cycling marathon of approximately 3000 kms from Chennai to New  Delhi, was to demonstrate that age is no bar in leading an active and productive life and to sensitize people to the critical needs of caring for our elders. The cyclothon commence from Chennai on 19th January and conclude in Delhi on 18th March 2019.

Friends if all this strikes a chord with you, don’t hesitate to push the like button and leave a word or two of appreciation.

14 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Dear Sir, I came to this blog by accident and read the HRL story. I still remember the story on the service engineer from Canon (from your pre-hcl days) that you had told us when talking about customer satisfaction.

  2. Hello, sir. i founded your blog while i was preparing for the SGM (Soka Gakkai Malaysia) district discussion meeting study about (Strong Prayer and Determination), and the passage of “Ode to Josei Toda” was a good reference to me. At least i get to heard the opinion of other person comment on the impression of reading the “Human Revolution”. Thanks again.

  3. Dear Sir,

    I accidentally came across your article about your introduction to Buddhism. I am a practising member as well. There is something I would like to ask you. But I prefer doing so via email. I would be grateful if you could provide me with your email id.


  4. Hi hari…this is mystic. I just stumbled upon this blog and I’m a very good friend ofJaya and I have visited your house in faridabad. This was prolly n year 2002 or 2003. Jaya used to always talk about u nDeepa a lot.

    1. Hello Eric, Thank you for stopping by at my blog. No I dont use filters. In fact for some of the snaps taken on a trek to the Himalayas I just used an inexpensive mobile phone camera as I didn’t want to carry a bulky D-SLR.Some of the colours may have been on account of the play of lights on the mountains. I do use simple editing tools such as those available on Picasa including the use of graded filters . Glad you liked the photos . Will check out your blog too.

  5. Dear sir, I’m currently trying to document my lineage and family history from North Malabar and would love to talk to your further about it. Please let me know how I can get in touch with you.

  6. Hi Hari,
    I am a Choyi and my grandparents were taken to Fiji by the colonial British in the early 1900s. I have been trying to find relatives in India but no luck so far. Records suggest my grandfather was originally from Vadakara, Kerala. Can you assist?

    1. Hello Satish, I have requested a family member who is better equipped with such information to assist you. I will share an email id very soon in this regard. Best wishes, Hari

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