Tschüss 2017

Every year during this festive season , as the year comes to an end, we like taking a stroll down the memory lane to realize what we have achieved. When I look into my diary I see a lot of unfulfilled resolutions. But I guess it doesn’t matter what we couldn’t achieve, what matters is we learn from our experience and try to make the coming days better.

2017 has been all about travelling. The year started with a spiritual journey to the Mount Abu. Where I attended a spiritual conference organised by Brahmakumaris.  I also saw India’s largest Solar Project( India One , in Co-operation with the Federal Republic of Germany

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In February the Delinquent trio got a chance to reunite at the Rann of Kutch. Nothing is more beautiful than a full moon on a white sand.

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In March I finally visited the Sunderbans Reserve Forest, world’s largest Delta, with by wolfpack. Ofcourse we didn’t manage to see a tiger but 2 days in the lap of nature, under a sky full of stars, disconnected from the whole world, was once in a lifetime experience.

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Since my childhood I was interested in Astronomy related stuffs. So in April I got a chance to attend a star gazing session. I have already described the experience in a previous blog.

Best trips are the one that are unplanned. 2 of my roomates from college were doing their internship in Mumbai. As their internship was nearing the end in May we decided to meet our fourth roommate in a different city, Pune. While drinking we realized that we have never been to a trip together. So we decided we must go on a road trip. We booked a car and started for our maiden road trip to Lavasa next morning.

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By this time I had been to east and west so I decided to explore south a bit. After having a lot of discussion with friends whether to visit Hampi or Chikmagalur we finally decided to pay a visit to mother nature over the ancient architecture.

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The thing about Mumbai is that first you hate it, the madding crowd, the congested streets and the super sweaty weather, but the city keeps growing on you and once you have spent few years in Mumbai, it becomes impossible for you to take it out of you. August was little hard as I had to leave leave my job and the the city of dreams Mumbai for a new chapter.

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September marked the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I left my warm country to move to a colder one in Europe. I was in the country of Beer, Football and Supercars. But I was back to school, attending classes and taking lectures. For first few days I wasn’t sure whether I made the right decision. But meeting new people from all over the world, learning about their culture, knowing their stories and experiencing delicious cuisine made me realize that world is too small a place to spend your entire life at one place. So September was all about exploring cities of Germany.

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In October I managed to squeeze a small trip to the land of croissants. The best thing about European countries is that they have preserved their art very well. The paintings and arts from the Renaissance are the best examples.

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Strassbourg, France

And Finally I am ending the Year in the land of Windmills, away from home, yet with family. 2017 has been a year of new experiences and learning. In midst of all the travelling and studies I managed to read a few books.

  • The Art of Being remarkable by Yann Girard
  • Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
  • Adiyogi- The Source of Yoga by Sadhguru
  • The Black Cloud by Fred Hoyle

Hopefully the list will be longer next year.

With all the nice experience I would like to enter 2018 and hope that the coming year will bring newer experiences. I would like to signoff with something that a random person told me at starting of the year.

“The new year has started and this year we all should aim for 4 factories. Our mind should be an Ice Factory, Our mouth should be a Sugar Factory and in our heart we should have Love Factory. And once we have these 3 factories, then in our life we will achieve Satisfactory.”

Wish you all a prosperous new year.

Godspeed.

4 Replies to “Tschüss 2017”

  1. I am really glad you read “The Black Cloud”. Fred Hoyle showing the world what scientific imagination is like! Also, that you are going around other countries in Europe, unlike what you claimed you could do, before going.

    Wish you a Happy New Year ahead!

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