father, runner, author, sports-exercise & pain medicine doctor
I like to call myself a student of pain and running. I am also a militant advocate of GOYA (Get Off Your Arse) Move-Mint.
I have been running for last 33 years and making others to run too. In my spare time I am a doctor specializing in Sports-Exercise Medicine (Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham) and Osteopathy / Musculo-Skeletal Medicine (London College of Osteopathic Medicine) with special interest in Back, Neck and Knee Pain.
Besides heading Back 2 Fitness, a Sports-Medicine & Muscuklo-Skeletal Medicine clinic for last 9 years, I, along with my band of crazy friends, came up with La Ultra - The High, a 333 km (previously 222 km) run in Leh-Ladakh, India. It's now in it's 9th year.
Till last year, I had been associated with Adidas India as Running Advisor for about 3 years and I've done a series of running podcast, MoveMint for Mint newspaper and series of FacebookLive for Hindustan Times newspaper. I was also the founding Director of Sports & Exercise Department at Ashoka University where I was responsible for the sports infrastructure and making sports and physical activity an integral part of the curriculum. I have also been an Associate Editor at British Journal of Sports Medicine and a columnist for The Hindu, Hindustan Times, Mint, Forbes India and Founding Fuel. My book on Pain, published by Penguin Publications, The Pain Handbook is now out. I am working on a couple of other books too.