Thursday, December 11, 2008

How many of these 100......शंभर मधल्या किती ?

Some interesting fun stuff.....

Sylvia From Over the Hill, in her recent post, mentions a list of 100 things. She found this on another blog, and when I started to check which of the things I could tick mark, I found a lot of stuff , kind of irrelevant to the subcontinent. So I have modified certain entries below to reflect the geographical relevance.

The activities in color are those that I have done. One waits on the others, though I am not exactly desperate to "
# 87 ' kill and prepare an animal for eating' " (I'm vegetarian), or " # 67. "Bounced a check" . I desist from "
#10. singing a solo", out of consideration for the people around me.

Those NOT of a secretive bent of mind , might want to post their stuff ...... Copy the 100 entries, and color the ones you have done........(mine in purple-pink)

Here goes !

1. Started my own blog

2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Touched a cobra/snake
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Kutub Minaar
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a Divali fort- "killa"
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone swimming in the Ganga
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a houseboat in the Dal lake in Kashmir
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a sixer (cricket)
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Visited an Adivasi community ("pada")
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Taj Mahal (monument, not hotel) in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen the Himalayas
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen the eruption of a volcano
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited the US
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Been to VaishhnoDevi
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Visited a Masjid
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served as a volunteer at a public meeting
61. Helped someone not related to you , with studies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone parasailing
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten karela happily
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood at the Gateway of India recently, after 26/11
74. Toured Kashmir
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards at the Wagah border between Ind-Pak
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Parliament in New Delhi
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in KanyaKumari
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bhagwad Geeta
86. Visited the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi (President of India residence)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
96. Swam in the Indian Ocean
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Ridden an elephant


  1. Interesting...though I'm sure many more people would attempt to take this up as a tag if only the no. was reduced to 10 or 20, even 25. I'll try...

  2. Very very interesting..... I got 38 total!!! I thought I wouldnt get even 10..... but I envy you one thing seeing meteor showers!!! Wish I had seen that one!!!

  3. I enjoyed reading all the things you have done. May try this eventually.

  4. Interesting.

    I am sure you have done 36 and 37 adn if you have 40 in some ways you have done 39 too. ;)

    Comment on 38 was funny...hee hee

    You are from the konkan area and visited hawaii you must have done 45 (think think) and also may be 42. You did 12 and did not do 50(mothha bhonga:((

    Hawaii la gelyavar 62 dislach asnar ga? nakki kuthe pahat hotis tenvha?? :))

    66.. Hmm sad but still wow

    84.. standing ovation

    Didn't do 88? ascharya chakit bahuli


  5. Vinita Tujhya activities baddal bolaychaye, majhya nhave :-)

  6. TEst scores and me have been ever distant. And now, i understand that blogsphere doesnt has a long arm that reaches !!

    Wonderful !!

  7. You've had a full life thus far. Lists of that nature make me create a "to-do" list.

    First thing on my list ~ ride an elephant!

  8. You are indeed fortunate. I have a similar list; my unfullfilled dreams/desires. Almost all of that you have done and more finds an entry in my list!! But I still have my dream.

    Best Wishes,


  9. Rajk,Ranu,Harekrishnaji,Judy Looks like so much of what we aspire to do, or have done , is secret . Else folks would post :-)

    Kavi Hadnt tangled with test scores in a loooooong time. Thanks for reminding.

    Aleta Welcome to India, and I promise you an elephant ride ....

    Partha You are probably half my age, and have a bigger list of things you have done. Wow. How wonderful that you have a dream !

    Blog about it, Partha, blog about it.... I am waiting to read....

  10. nope nothing secret will post it !!! definitely!!!

  11. Since I've never been out of India, my score's going to be quite abysmal, I guess. But it's interesting and hopefully, there's still time to improve my grades.

  12. My score is 59. Looks like I have a lot to do before I sleep!

    I am going to do this one on my blog so come look at what I have done!

    May I blogroll you? I love your posts. They speak of some of my own experiences.

  13. Ranu... waiting to see..... :-)

    SucharitaActually, this exercise is a good way of introducing one's real self.....You can even change some entries.( For eg #90 is so irrelevant in India....I did make some changes, but some remained...:-(

    Another Kiran in NYCGreat Score. I look forward to seeing your entries on your blog.

    And yes, I would be honoured to be on your blogroll. (I am putting you on mine)

  14. I just gave you an award... please collect it from my site

    Please dont feel compulsive to continue the chain.. but i had to give it to you.. !!!!

  15. Hitch writer Bahut Shukriya.... please see my blog...

  16. When I got down to putting down my hundred, I realised I have been fortunate to do so much. More than the initial 59 items. Come take a look.

    In this new world with increasingly fewer borders, will my children exhaust these lists earlier than I ever will.

    We live in such a magical age dont we. So much more to experience. I consider myself so lucky to be alive in this era. I want to see what comes next... and next... and next.

  17. hee hee majha blog nahiye ga nahitar majhyach activities baddal lihila asta. Pahilyach activity pasun "kho".


  18. this is nice !!! i got 43 !!! not bad thinking of compiling a list of my own. lets c when it happens.