Author: RJ

This is my first interview with a WBFF pro so it goes without saying that I’m pretty excited. Chantal Van Loggenberg is a 40 year old powerhouse from Johannesburg, South Africa. She has a wonderful family with two beautiful kids and has been competing since 2009 and has gone on to win several national titles, […]

-MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT- My Premise I felt that this film was released amidst a lot of extraneous fanfare in the country, which included substantial political and religious strife (mostly politically induced) and hype. I am not a fan of politics, nor am I a fan of communalism, religious extremism, religion in general, and most importantly, […]

Jonathan aka ‘Kaos’ is a name to be reckoned with in the training circuit in Hyderabad. I’ve trained under Kaos for four months, the details of which can be found on this very site (Click here). Kaos is a drill sergeant. The closest I’ve ever got to a boot camp in the army was under this […]

Introduction Avinash has been around the gym for a while now. And by ‘a while’ I mean for about 13 years. And like a fine wine, this beast is only getting better with age, but I don’t mean like wine, I mean like Godzilla. Avinash is a veteran bodybuilder, a no nonsense nutritionist, and plain […]

Deepika is a friend, certified fitness trainer, and fitness nutrition specialist from Hyderabad. She grew up in Chhattisgarh and moved to Hyderabad in the early 2000’s and since then has settled here. She has a Masters Degree in Medical Microbiology and has worked in the healthcare sector since 2007. Up until recently, Deepika worked as the […]

Disclaimer – The views in this short story are purely my own. I do not intend to offend anyone. Any resemblance to any person or thing is based on fact and isn’t intended to cause harm or disrepute. Most of the following recollections are accurate, but I have spiced things up purely for the sake of […]

Autumn Leaf Cafe (ALC) has been in Hyderabad for a couple of years now, and I’ve been going there since it opened. From starting off as a place that was finding it’s feet with managing orders and providing timely service, it has matured into the best outdoor garden seating restaurant Hyderabad has to offer for […]

When I was in Hyderabad, my friend had this “World’s best glue board” mouse trap set in his house behind the TV. The graphic on the trap packaging was pretty funny. It read “No killing, no smell, no hassel”: I chuckled at: Irresistable peanut butter (Mice have high standards these days, whatever happened to cheese?) […]

The standard supplement you’ll find on every fitness enthusiast’s shelf, whether you’re a runner, lifter, or athlete, is the basic building block of muscle, protein. There are literally hundreds of different brands and flavours available in the market which can make it very difficult to choose one. There are a few guidelines to follow when […]

The Background There came a time in my life where I noticed how much I had let go. Up until then, my gym workouts were intermittent. Gym memberships came and went, and sure the sessions were good in themselves, but nothing was really targeted in terms of goals. At the end of the day, I […]