My Bucket List

TO DO:

Things to do (not in any particular order)
  1. Camp inside Masai Mara - watch the great river crossing
  2. Foot safari at Mana Pools and watch feeding lions, wild dogs, stand up elephants
  3. Camel ride in a desert and camp overnight
  4. Rio Di Janeiro - statue of Christ
  5. Kremlin
  6. Float in the Dead Sea
  7. Night in a boat house
  8. Scuba Dive
  9. Watch the Bhadra river terns
  10. Australia: Great Barrier Reef, Totem Pole (Tasmania), 
  11. Brazil see a Jaguar
  12. China: Great Wall, Mt. Hua ride,
  13. East African Rift: Crater lakes
  14. Maldives: Stay in a private island 
  15. Mexico: Angangueo: monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) roost on the Sierra Chincua (Chincua mountain) 
  16. Namibia: underground bunker at Etosha National Park and watch elephants from few feet away
  17. South Africa national parks
  18. South Georgia Island: St. Andrews Bay. largest king penguin colonies
  19. Sri Lanka: Yala NP (largest leopard)
  20. Tanzania: Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge and watch the flamingoes
  21. Uganda: Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park (lions on trees), Lake Albert, Explosion Craters area in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Gorillas of Bwindi National Park 
  22. US:Alaska: Brooks Falls in Alaska's Katmai Nat'l Park and Preserve. Bears pack the falls there, catching salmon as they swim upstream.
  23. See flying fish (US:Wyoming: Powder River (minnows) or in an ocean)
  24. See the seven wonders (seen Taj, 6 more to go)
  25. Watch a live Opera
  26. Run a marathon
  27. Sky dive
  28. Bungee Jump
  29. Rappelling
  30. Snorkelling
  31. Under sea walk
  32. Water skiing
  33. Rock climbing
  34. See a whale
  35. Touch a dolphin
  36. Drive a 1000+ cc bike
  37. Drive a car at 300 kmph
  38. Travel in a bullet train
  39. Balloon ride
  40. Deep dive with a DPV
  41. Base Jumping
  42. Go on a luxury Cruise
  43. Bathe in a Geyser
  44. A Himalayan trek
  45. Drive on top of the Great Wall of China
  46. Cross the Sahara Desert
  47. Drive round the world
  48. Drive around the golden quadrilateral in India
  49. Drive on the highest motorable road in world - Kardung La
  50. 3 Continents to visit: Australia, S. America, Antartica
  51. Oceans to touch: Arctic and Antartic Oceans
  52. Sail round the world
  53. Trek across a desert
  54. Reach the North Pole
  55. Visit Antartica & reach the South Pole
  56. See a live volcano
  57. See an Aurora Borealis
  58. Watch a space shuttle/rocket launch
  59. Dive to the Titanic
  60. See earth from space
  61. Watch a comet (Halley's comet will visit us 2061 and I will be 87 yrs)

Done

      1. Wild dolphins in Goa (2019)
      2. Saw a black panther, leopard and tiger in the wild (2017)
      3. Start my own company: 123Interio (2014)
      4. Work as CTO in a startup (2013-14)
      5. Learn to swim (2013) at the age of 38
      6. Author a technology book - jQuery Mobile Cookbook by Packt Publishers
      7. Publish Kannada Books - (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012) - 4 books in total, 5th WIP
      8. Recognized contributor of open source community (2009+)
      9. White water rafting - level 3 rapids @ Barapole, Coorg (2009)
      10. Trek through a rain forest (2009)
      11. Bathe in a waterfall (2009)
      12. Climbed the 5th highest peak in S. India (Tadiandamol Coorg, 1748m) (2009)
      13. Archery (2008)
      14. Reached the 2nd highest peak in S. India (Doddabetta Ooty, 2637m) (2008)
      15. Drive a water speed bike (2006)
      16. Dive in a submarine (2004)
      17. See a Sunken ship (2004)
      18. Para-sail (2004)
      19. Drive a speed boat (2004)
      20. Shoot a double barrel shotgun (2004)
      21. See a Tsunami Wave - (Murudeshwar Beach, Karnataka, 26-Dec-2004)
      22. Cross country across the US - to and fro (~8700 miles in 16 days, 2003)
      23. Drive across the Loneliest Road in US R50, Nevada (2003)
      24. Saw the largest living being on earth - General Sherman Tree (2003)
      25. Gutenberg Volunteer (2002) - redacted and published 15 books so far ....
      26. Pilot a plane - 2 seater Cessna (1999)
      27. Ice skiing (1999)
      28. Explore caves (1999)
      29. Drive a car @ 200 kmph (1999)
      30. Helicopter ride and saw Niagara Falls from the top (1999)
      31. Trek to the base of Jog Falls (253m) highest waterfall in S. Asia (1992)
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