Passionate interviews with normal people achieving unimaginable feets
R&D in DRDO & running, story of Siddesha Hanumanthappa as he talks abuot crunching miles repeatedly
Sid profile as below A Scientist by profession but a runner at heart. A 61 year old, Defence scientist and a runnaddict since 1992. Professionally Fighter aeroengine specialist. He was Technology DIRECTOR for.propulsion on INDIAN DESIGNED FIGHTER AIRCRAFT TEJAS. He was also project DIRECTOR for Advanced LCA Project- LCA Mk2 for 11 yeras. He has run all forms of runs, be it 10k, hm, fm, and ultra Best timings 10k 43 mins Bangalore 10k in 2016 Best hm, 1 36 in 2017 at Rudgers nj USA Best fm 3 23 during IDBI new Delhi fm in 2018 He run Boston fm twice 2016 and 2017 Ny fm 2018 Chicago fm 2019 He has run longest distance of 89 kms during 12hrs stadium run in Bangalore. He completed about 32 FMs in 44days during his training runs in the month of jul. Aug and sep. He logged 970km in may, 1100km in june, 1350 in july and 1200km in aug20. Regularly runs daily without rest days. Has been running an average of about 5500kms a year since 2009. No formal run training but a self trained run survivor. If you are here, then most likely you wish to live a life beyond your limits and aspire to be out of your comfort zone. On this channel, we invite people who are passionate about life. These people could be from different fields with the sole aim to excel and now want to inspire others to share their stories. We have a group where we post details of upcoming talks and links. If you want to recommend someone be invited to the channel please feel free to connect on Please like, comment, subscribe, and share with your friends & family.
minimalist Ultra journey of alpine crossing of innumerable passes by Peter Van Geit on Passion Talks
PETER VAN GEIT Ultra runner, explorer, alpinist and minimalist. Born in Belgium, settled in India. Quit the corporate world in 2017 and into full time travel & exploration now. I usually plan my ultra journeys covering several months and thousands of kilometers in the remote mountains. In 2018 I ran 2000K in the remote mountains of Northeast Vietnam. In summer 2019 I fast hiked the Indian Himalayas crossing 120 lesser known high passes spanning 3500km and 150 thousand meters elevation gain. In winter 2019 I climbed 200 forts of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the Sahyadris in 2 months. Founder of the Chennai Trekking Club, a 40 thousand member volunteer based non-profit community active in outdoors, sports, environment and social initiatives. Our team was active in rescue and rehabilitation during the 2015 Chennai floods and 2018 Gaja cyclone. We built schools, toilets, homes and restored the lively hood of those affected during natural calamities. This blog documents various “Ultra Journeys” through running, hiking, cycling to reconnect with beautiful, untouched nature in the remote mountains and rediscover lost humanity hoping to inspire more like minded souls into exploration. My motto “Die with memories, not dreams“ #passionTalks is a channel which is played LIVE 8 PM every Saturday & the Premier is Every Sunday 9 AM. The channel promotes people who are very normal but have the urge of sharing their field of expertise with the larger community. I am the host of the channel my name is Romil Barthwal and i have done the following things to qualify as host ;-) Everester Paratrooper La Ultra-Ultra marathoner 24 H 185Km runner Boston Marathoner Half Ironman Super Randonneur Adventurer Branding & Strategy, IIT Kgp IIML Influencer for #Boots&Crampons adventure company & Fast & Up nutrition
Dev Sharma Aka Genius Apple shares his love for Books, squash, NCC, basketball on Passion talks
He is a crazy & passionate reader, Youtuber, National level squash Player, Basketball Capt of school team, NCC cadet, has interested in guitar, photography, film making & Coding.
started with fairytales, fables, Enid Blyton, Geronimo Stilton, Famous Five, Secret Seven, Percy Jackson, #HardyBoys, Nancy Drew, and Artemis Fowl. I completed the #HarryPotter series in class 5
#Epic #Ramayana, #Mahabharata and the tales of legends like Prithviraj Chauhan. I read non-fiction as well. Believe it or not, every person has the longing for books deep within their hearts. It has just been suppressed by modern, fast paced lifestyles. So when I decided to start a YouTube channel, it had to be about books, because I saw my peers read very less. I wanted to introduce them to the magic of books. So I reviewed books on my channel to bring home my love for reading, instill every one with the same and to make people acknowledge the true power of reading books, along with the jollification of reading them. With this initiative, I am trying to reach out to as many people as possible. I would love to spread the joy of books as far and wide as I can. #Virtual book clubs are a great way to introduce new books that may be missed otherwise. We get opportunities to meet new people and share our passion for reading. Virtual book clubs have turned more people to reading as a #hobby even making it a part of their daily routine.My vision for my dream virtual book club is as given under:-
*I would like to have a platform where you can meet for longer hours so that you are able to discuss your favourite book.
*I would include all genres, bestsellers, high literature, children’s #books, memoirs, and fiction, anything that can be read and discussed.
His YouTube initiative has been recognised and selected among top 100 in #Global Book Community #Awards 2020. Presently 'voting' is in progress in round 2.
Academician sharing his teaching, running, Boston marathon and Kenyan running experience
#PassionTalks #KenyanRunning #bostonMarathon2018
Sidd sir, 53 year old super fun but quiet human. He is such a quiet person that it was not easy to get him here. It is a great opportunity to learn from this academician. He is a wonderful runner and has been to KENYA, the mecca of long distance running, for a running camp. Here are his details.....Siddhartha
Born in 1967.
Schooling in several places including final six years at Rishi Valley School in AP.
College - BA and MA in English Literature from St Stephen's College in Delhi University
Work - went back to Rishi Valley to teach in 1991 and since then have been working in schools of the Krishnamurti Foundation India, including as Principal of Rishi Valley School. Currently Director of Rajghat Besant School in Varanasi.
Poetry - had three collections published between 2010 and 2016. Currently working on two more.
Running - first formal HM at Hyderabad in 2009 (before AHM); PB - 1:32:19 (Chennai 2017)
first FM at AHM 2011; PB - 3:22:41 (Kochi 2017)
some running highlights: pacing AHM 4 hr bus (2014, 2015 and 2017)
running Istanbul marathon (2013)
qualifying for 2018 Boston marathon; but dropped out because of hypothermia
running camp at Iten (Kenya) in Feb 2019
qualified again for Boston at TMM in 2020
running with students and coaching some of them for HM and for marathon relays....DO ATTEND IT, gonna be extreme fun
#passionTalks is a channel which is played LIVE 8 PM every Saturday & the Premier is Every Sunday 9 AM.
The channel promotes people who are very normal but have the urge of sharing their field of expertise with the larger community. I am the host of the channel my name is Romil Barthwal and i have done the following things to qualify as host ;-)
La Ultra-Ultra marathoner
24 H 185Km runner
Branding & Strategy,
Influencer for #Boots&Crampons adventure company & Fast & Up nutrition
Living Passionate life on the Edge : Maj Jacob on passion talks with delhi Rommel
Major Vivek Jacob (Veteran – Indian Army, Special Forces)
Founder and Director - C.L.A.W Global & Operation Blue Freedom Foundation
I was born into an Indian middle-class family and proudly joined the Army in my
teens to serve my country. Post formal training at the National Defence Academy, I
volunteered for and qualified as a Special Forces Operative. I specialised in Counter
– Terrorist Operations and was trained in various skills oriented to delivering precise
force in combat. I had the fortune to lead my men in numerous combat missions
during my service spanning 14 years. It was while being deployed in the United
Nations Mission in Africa as the commander of the Hostage Extraction Troop, that
my understanding of what it meant to be alive, human and free, began to evolve.
In 2015, I suffered a spinal cord injury in a combat skydive. While recovering in
hospital, I met an Airforce officer permanently paralysed in a mishap. The days spent
in hospital further changed my perspective of life. I voluntarily retired from the Army
and began a life focused on creation rather than destruction.
As I began a new journey, other ex- SF mates started joining in and we formed up
under the flagship - C.L.A.W global - a team of highly trained former Special Forces
soldiers. Specialists in scuba Diving, mountaineering, skydiving, un-armed combat,
survival, emergency medical response, etc. We united our energy to teach these
adventure and life skills to people with disabilities and tribal youth in villages. Our
focus being to design and deliver sustainable, large-scale employment solutions for
the handicapped and the underprivileged in the Environment Protection &
In 2019, Team C.L.A.W launched Operation Blue Freedom. A movement to
express the powerful spirit and ability of people with disabilities. To evolve the
perception of society towards who they are and what they are capable of. To secure
their right to dignity. To exercise their ability to contribute value and inspire freedom.
For more than a year, the Op Blue Freedom Team has travelled across the length
of India and trained more than a 100 people paralysed by spinal cord injuries in
Scuba diving. Our first step.
We are presently preparing for Triple World Records, in the three elements of Land,
Sea and Air, by people with disabilities. A statement of hope, inspiration, resilience
and change. For people with disabilities and the able bodied alike across the world.
Sans race, religion or international boundaries.
Freedom is a collective experience. Either we all have it or none of us do.
Roadschooling, Unschooling on Tata Nano with Gangadhar, Ramya & twin Daughters
*Our Family Intro*
We are weaving a life around travel and yoga.. I am Gangadhar (Gangu).. My wife is Ramya.. We have twin daughters of 9 yrs, Ananya and Amulya.. We practice Unschooling and RoadSchooling..
School teacher for 10+ yrs.. Handling varoius curriculae, predominantly Waldorf method till 7th grade.. Quit her job and into Writing, Yoga and enabling others for Homeschooling..
I am Gangadhar (Gangu)
Worked for 17+ yrs, designed electronics for ships, submarines and aircrafts.. Quit job and into full time travel and into RoadSchooling and Unschooling..
Amulya and Ananya are #RoadSchooled and #Unschooled.. They are focusing on life skills like cooking, cleanliness, self defense, handling fears, values, ethics, kindness, humility, respect for animals, handling own emotions, languages, communication, health, etc.. They also do Math and Science if they like to..
We often wonder why we took so long to take them off regular school.. We are available to parents who seek help from us..