My Bucket List

My Bucket List

  • Things to Do
    1. Travel Across India to see all states : (Done – Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar and Assam)
    2. Long Train journey across India (Done Delhi to Kerala)
      • Yet to do a family trip down South
    3. Family vacation in Himalayas
    4.  Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari
    5. Long Motorcycle trip (Done Delhi to Haridwar & Across Goa)
      • Yet to do trip from Delhi to Leh
    6. Trans-Siberian Railway trip – Between Moscow and Siberia
    7. Shinkatsen trip from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji
    8. Road trip covering Rural Europe
    9. A visit to the Fjords, Norway
    10. A visit to Rural Japan
    11. Bungee Jump, Free Fall Jump, Paragliding
    12. Learn to play some musical instrument
    13. Write a book which makes it to the Best-sellers list
  • Food to Eat
    1. Taste all local flavors wherever I visit (Done – 20+ states in India, Chicago & Seoul)
    2. Taste cheese flavors at the artisan cheese makers in Europe
  • Possessions
    1. Personal library
      • Room filled with bookshelves, stacked with books : Two bookshelves filled up
      • iPod Classic 160gb fully loaded with my favorite music : 12000+ songs
      • Collection of High Definition copy of Anime movies from Japan  : ( 30+ Anime movies; including all movies from Ghilbi Studio, Japan)
      • Collection of best movies from around the world : 300+ movies
    2. Bose or Yamaha Music System
    3. Harley Davidson ‘Heritage Softail Classic’ : (Maintaining Kawasaki Eliminator 2001)
    4. Seiko watch ‘Orange Monster’ : (Recent Purchase HMT NASS Automatic)
Seiko Orange Monster

Seiko Orange Monster

Bose Sounddock

Bose Sounddock

Yamaha MCR-040

Yamaha MCR-040

Harley Davidson 'Heritage Softail Classic'

Harley Davidson ‘Heritage Softail Classic’

4 thoughts on “My Bucket List

  1. You don’t want to do anything for society? I know it is completely up to you do whatever u wanna do in life but don’t you think you should add something related to society in your bucket list. I liked your bucket list but if you can think of doing something for society it would give you also a sense of satisfaction.thanks

    • Thanks for visiting and reading. I understand and agree with the essence of what you are saying I’d go to the extent of saying that it would be a shame not have any goals around the things that we would like to do for our immediate family (our parents, wife, kids and other relatives), the larger family/ society as a whole, the Nature – mother earth and all its creations in general.

      But there are two reasons why I am not able to put those things on this page of my bucket list. Firstly Bucket list is a very person/ individualist kind of thing, I’d rather call it a self-centered exercise, this is a list of some things that I’d love do to for myself as an Individual before my life comes to an end or I am in such a condition that it will not be possible to carry them out myself. They are not the ultimate goals of my life. I would not be crushed or feel my life was meaningless if I am not able to do the things which are there in this bucket list. These are just fun things, the kind which we dream up when we are kids. And at a personal level I will never let the kid inside me go away, even when I’m old and dying.

      Secondly, what we do/plan to do for our family, our society, the Nature or even religious/ philosophical goals are not something one should brag about, only politicians do that 🙂 and despite having a keen interest in Politics I know that I will never be able to join it. There is a saying that the best charity is one where your left hand doesn’t know what your right hand is doing. I am sure you’d have heard the story when Tulsidas asked Rahim “ऐसी देनी देंन ज्यूँ, कित सीखे हो सैन, ज्यों ज्यों कर ऊंच्यो करो, त्यों त्यों निचे नैन”. To which Rahim replied “देनहार कोई और है, भेजत जो दिन रैन, लोग भरम हम पर करे, तासो निचे नैन”. Its a nice little story from our strong Indian heritage and thanks to your comment I am getting inspired to put put this story as a blog post.

      Once again thanks for your kind words. Hope I’m able to explain my reasons.

      Regards,

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