I began the year on a nervous note. I was not sure about how I would handle it…
It was the first year where I worked from January to December with exactly two weeks’ break in the middle. So, it did fly by. But I think I managed to squeeze in enough to at least manage this post. Like I insist, lessons don’t mean much unless I learn them myself. I finally figured that a minute, a moment, a day, are all enough if you really want to do something, get anywhere. It is the will that matters most. And with that thought, here’s my snapshot of 2011!
# Entered an ocean full of opportunities led by the gods themselves!
# Had to get my nose re-pierced
# Four key travel outings in northern, western, southern, and central India. Beginning 2012 with the south-east. 😀
# Did one semi-nude photoshoot which, I think, had turned out to be pretty good!
# Had a massive crush on an extremely nice guy
# My involvement with the big screen became extremely romantic
# Struggled with the health through one more year
# Watched Zakir Hussain live
# Spent money to watch a play for the first time
# Tried out some new restaurants and cafes in the city
# That story had another chapter unfolding this year
# Bought gold
# Said definite goodbye to Maggi and eggs, they are my allergies of the year
# Turned 25 and got my first surprise party
# Found the force in the sun
# Rode a tonga
# 10 years ago, I would not have worn an orange skirt even if you offered me money. And now, it is a dear possession
# It was the year of spotting cute men in the metro
# Taj Mahal dekha!
# OD’d on chocolate
# Drove on the streets cheering along with strangers when India won the cricket world cup
# Bought a LOT of white clothes
# Do not detest black any more. 🙂
# Picked a fight with Manu Joseph 😛
# Visited banks of the Yamuna
# Sat on a negotiation table for Rs. 88 lakhs and contributed to the winning side
# Dreamt about going to Ladakh. Hopefully next year.
# Gave presents to some people when they were not expecting it. Felt nice.
# One more failed attempt at the gym
# Had my first serious scary moment when that man disappeared at the cemetery in Wayanad
# Got some of my photographs printed and framed for home
# Hated rains even more
# Said a very difficult ‘no’
# Made a highly entertaining trip tot the Toilet Museum
# Wrapped my camera up
# Started using a BlackBerry
# Experienced Bombay at leisure for the first time
# Obsessively listened to some sufi songs
# Made my annual trip to the emergency room of a hospital
# Also had a blackout followed by a scary ECG
# Did not purchase a single bag this year. Maybe I should buy one as a new year present.
# Changed the blog’s look after really long, and quite like what I have now!
# I did not delete some text messages from the phone. They have got to feature here! A consolidated version would look something like this:
“Airtel welcomes you to…
Maharashtra & Goa
I know I didn’t go to all these states, but I did go through them all to fewer destinations! 😀
# Cleartrip called me a ‘frequent traveller’ (ahem)
# I finally discovered the beautiful world of net banking
# TV gave us The Dewarists
# Got listed on an India Influencer Index on Twitter 😛
…but I do think we managed to handle each other fairly well. 2012, are you going to last?