BucketList 2014 – Stock Keeping

I am back from the long hiatus imposed on self partly due to the busy schedule in the last three months and partly due to the inherent laziness I had tried so hard to keep hidden.

Anyways, befitting to the last day of this year, this post is meant to be a stock keeping of promises made to self. Let’s see what did I accomplish 🙂

  1. Move to a new place – Not just one, I moved to two different places in the year. The first one was to Mussoorie where I spent the most amazing 100 days of my life, for the foundation course at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration and the second one is where I am currently typing this post from, the place of my professional training and my home for the next six months, National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics, Faridabad.
    At Mussoorie
    At Mussoorie

    NACEN
    NACEN
  2. A DIY that is actually useful (Not just the art and craft kinds (which are lovely by the way) but the kinds that I may actually use) – Accomplished, the use may depend on my Husband though 🙂The Inside
  3. Visit Goa (I can’t believe I have never been there yet!) – Still not done!! 😦
  4. Take a class – and not a virtual one – Not one, but so many! I got to study Law, Public Administration, History, Economics, Political Science and Constitutional Law, Management and Punjabi at the foundation course!

    Pub Ad Class - 89th FC
    Pub Ad Class – 89th FC
  5. Cook (and eat 😛 ) at least five different cuisines – Eating part was easily done. As for cooking, let us see if the following counts 🙂 In order – Chinese (Chilly Paneer), Continental (Omelette), Italian (Pizza and Pasta) and India (Poha)  IMG_20140816_220329027 IMG-20140705-WA0001 IMG-20140718-WA0000 IMG_20140816_220332364 IMG_20140813_121921686Cooked some more too, but don’t have pics 😦
  6. Read at least five new authors – Read Shashi Tharoor (Pax Indica), Ramachandra Guha (India After Gandhi), M.K. Kaw (Bureaucracy Gets Crazier), Michael Bar Zohar and Nissim Mishal (MOSSAD – The Greatest Missions of the Israeli State Service), Sundar (Dancing with the Maharaja – In the IAS Gullies), B Raman (The KaoBoys of R&AW), George R R Martin (Game of Thrones Series), J.D. Salinger (The Catcher in the Rye), Solomon Northup (Twelve Years a Slave), Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point and The Outliers), Christopher Priest (The Prestige), Upamanyu Chaterjee (English August), Ashwin Sanghi (The Krishna Key) and a few more. Considering that I am unable to recall all the books I read, here is to next year’s resolve – will try to write a review of any book that I read as soon as I am done reading it 🙂
  7. Write more – online or offline – Well, my WordPress annual report says I wrote well enough for the first year in blogging. Happy but need more to do.
  8. Visit a new state in the country – Visited many 🙂 Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Sikkim, Karnataka, Orissa!
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    Gangotri
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    Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
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    Bangalore, Karnataka
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    Gangtok, Sikkim
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    Chandigarh, Punjab

    Admiring the waves at Chandrabhaga
    Puri, Orissa
  9. Visit a new country in the world – Visited Bhutan this year. Hope to go to more countries next year 🙂

    Replicating the 'Rang De Basanti' Style
    Replicating the ‘Rang De Basanti’ Style at the Paro Airport
  10. An adventure sport that I haven’t done yet – that excludes Bungee, White water rafting, Burma Bridge, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Tire Climbing – Did river rafting, rock climbing that I have done before. Rappelling was the new one. IMG-20141108-WA0000
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    Rappeling
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    Rock Climbing
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    Rock Climbing

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    River Rafting
  11. Be healthy and lose weight – the most common resolution – yet the most difficult one – Managed to lose some kilos and a few inches, thanks to the PT and all the running around in the hills at FC
  12. Go on a few dates with my husband, not the regular movie and dinner kinds – Happened at a few times but ye dil manage more! 😀
  13. Set up a mini library – Work in Progress

All in all, I am glad at all that I did and look forward to another fruitful year!

Thank you everyone for helping me in some way or the other. And thanks to all those who were kind enough to stop by my posts, read and leave there valuable comments. I wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year!

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4 thoughts on “BucketList 2014 – Stock Keeping

  1. Wish u a happy prosperous and BLESSED NEW YEAR RACHNA 🙂
    I used to check every day for a post frm you if they were any posts :p
    but could understand that u wer in your foundation course 🙂
    If possible post a page on you life and schedule at LBSNAA 🙂

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