My Bucket List


Well I just decided to make a page out of it. 🙂 Easy to find, easy to read, easy to strike off 🙂

When I started this blog I never thought I would be doing this! Writing the 100th post 🙂  Like most other things I thought I would soon lose interest on the way! But I guess not.

So what is it going to be, ‘ to be 100 things I have to do, I want to have, I want to do or I want to experience or visit. (Wishes, some naive and some well-reasoned) After seeing my parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts aging, I realized this one important thing -“Life comes with an unknown expiry date, and we cannot change it, but what we can do while we are still alive is never let our desires expire, replace them but don’t let them expire.”  So here is a list I will fall back on, on those dull days when I feel I have nothing to look forward to. The list may change over time, but there will always be a list here 🙂

25 places I want to visit :

100. Makinac Island, MI lake, USA

99. Prism Lake, Yellowstone National Park, USA

98. Olympic National Park, Washington, USA

97. The Swiss Alps, Switzerland

96. Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India

95. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

94. The Wisteria Tunnel, Japan

93. Jodhpur and Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India

92. Opera house, Sydney, Australia

91. Taj mahal, Agra, India

90. Banaras, India

89. Blue Caves – Zakynthos Island, Greece

88. Venice, Italy

87. Niagara Falls, Canada

86. Machu Pichu, Peru

85. Bagan, Burma

84. Madagascar Island

83. Maldives

82. Dubai

81. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine

80. Detian Falls, China

79. Crater Lake, Oregon , USA

78. Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

77. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

76. Pyramids Egypt

25 things I want to do/learn

75. Driving Finally got my driving license on 17th December 2014

74. Swimming

73. Sewing  – 28th August 2016 (Stitched two cushion covers (thats a start right!)

72. Click photographs professionally for an event

71. Learn how to Dance –  May 2016-Jun 2017 (1 year of  belly dancing lessons count right? Not sure how much I learnt, but the class was super fun!) 

70. Learn how to sketch portraits (make a portrait of my family)

69. Learn oil/acrylic/water painting

68. Knit a sweater and a muffler 24th December 2013

67. Make a pizza from scratch 26th December 2013

66. Learn a new language (most likely malayalam 😉 )

65. Learn how to program efficiently

64. Join a dance group and perform for a huge crowd

63. Learn how to play the guitar

62. Help someone achieve their dream

61. Play an onscreen role in  a movie

60. Adopt a dog

59. Run a 5k

58. Eat vegetables grown in my own kitchen garden

57. Fit into my favorite dress (that is loosing close to 40lbs)

56. Volunteer for an old age home or an orphanage or both

55. Plant a tree

54. Keep a fish as a pet March 2016 (A beautiful red veil tail beta fish – we call him Thorin Oakenshield :)) 

53.  Learn how to make a kolam/rangoli

53. Identify constellations and find all planets using a telescope

51. Send hand written letters and postcards to 25 friends/relatives.

25 things I want to see/experience (at least once)

50. Lantern Festival, Thailand

49. Tomato Festival, Spain

48. Snorkeling

47. Flying in a hot air balloon

46. Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington DC   – 11th April 2015

45. Skiing

44. Tulip Festival, Netherlands

43. See a Broadway Show 24th October 2015 (The book of mormon)

42. Go on a cruise

41. Watch stars from a camp site (away from all city lights) – October 2017 (Arches National Park, UT – was beautiful) 

40. A  bike trip

39. Go Fishing and catch a BIG fish

38.  Boat race, Kerala

37. A film festival

36. An ayurvedic oil massage

35. Kayaking or river rafting or both 🙂

34.  Aurora Borealis

33. Wildlife Safari

32.  Celebrate a crazy holi (with bhang :))

31.  Carnival Parade, Brazil

30.  Watch dolphins and whales in open water

29. Experience zero gravity

28. Watch a live volcano

27. Go on a trek

26. Travel across (or a part of) a desert with a caravan

7. Skydiving

8. Build a sand castle – January 2015 ( I did build a sand castle, just not a good one 🙂 Would like to have another go at it someday 🙂 ) 

25 things I would like to have or buy one day , some day

25.  An Ipod  24th August 2013 🙂

24. A good guitar

23.  An art room (to dance, sing and paint all I want) February 2016 (Did enjoy it quite a bit, but sadly had to move out of the place 😦 ) 

22.  A  good zoom lens November 1st 2014 

21.  A telescope

20. A fireplace in my living room August 2017 (A little overrated, charming yes, but comes with a long list of precautions for very little heat ) 

19.  A patio full of plants and flowers  July 2015 (Even got a few butterflies and humming birds to visit, it is awesome! ) 



16.   A collection of my favorite movie DVDs

15.  A collection of  ghazals from movies and otherwise

14.  Ticket to a Indian Musical Concert (of course attend it too  October 24th  2014

13.  An eco-friendly comfortable home  (with minimum carbon footprint)

12.  A pair of nice ghungroo  June 1st  2014 

11.  A scale changing harmonium

10. A camcorder




6.  A world trip for my parents

5.  A video of pictures/videos of my family



The list is incomplete but I know whats number 2 and number 1 on the list :

2.  A job that can pay for most of the above things 🙂

1. MY PhD. degree ( because I like to finish what I start)  October 16th  2014


13 thoughts on “My Bucket List

    • Welcome to my blog Genga! I am glad my blog is able to connect me with my readers. Not sure about the size of the world, I am still figuring that one out, but I have come to realize we are all more alike than different. 🙂
      Hope to see you around! Good luck with your blog!

    • Welcome to my blog. Glad to have you here.
      It is delightful to know that the content on my blog connects me to complete strangers.
      I could try and guess what we may have in common, analyze and over analyze our blogs (considering, at the moment it is the only point of connection), spot differences and similarities in our interests, personalities, but then I decided to let it be.
      I will just leave you with this thought :
      In the rat race that we are all part of, striving constantly to stand out, we often tend to forget we are all more alike than different. 🙂

      Thanks for dropping by.

    • Thanks Krishna. Its always nice to hear from readers and like minded people. As for the bucket list, glad you find it appealing – seems over ambitious to me at times, but then if it wasn’t it would be called a “to do list” right? 😀
      Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to leave a comment. Much appreciated.
      What ghazal did you come looking for ?

  1. Feels good to find someone u can relate with. I also have such traffic going across my mind almost always. And now i am better at getting a hold on some of them. World is big; there are always people similar to oneself. So many unique people yet someone like all of them.

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