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2011 in Bullets

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Like 2009, my brain’s audit department has forced me to conduct an elaborate year end audit. But laziness got the better of me and I could only manage a few bullet points –

  1.  Like 2009 (when I traveled around 28,000 Kilometers), 2011 saw me traveling for around 25,900 kilometers (Yes. I keep a kilometer by kilometer account of my travels). I traveled to around 13 cities which included a few never-before-visited ones like Amritsar,Bikaner, Ranthambore, Barmer & Wagah (Attari).

Wagah & Amritsar

  1. In June, I once again became unemployed & unbalanced as I decided to pursue higher studies.
  2. After spending close to 3 years in dry deserts of Thar, a move to Mumbai with its random downpours was quite an experience.
  3. After many years I experienced 0 degrees Celsius (in Amritsar). I also experienced temperatures above 50 degrees! (Read about the experience here).
  4. Started another strangely named blog for my financial rants – Essential Associate Aktiengesellschaft….. And closed it for some personal reasons 😦
  5. Received a prize from talented travel blogger, Shivya of Shooting Star fame in celebration of her 200th post.
  6. I struggled throughout 2011 to revive my reading habit. Currently I have around 5-6 books which are waiting for me to lay my hands on them. 😉
  7. For me, Rockstar’s Nadaan Parindey is song of the year.

As far as 2012 is concerned, I have decided not to keep any specific resolutions. I just hope that Mayan prophecy (of doomsday on 21-12) is proven wrong and we get to see another 22-12.

Happy New Year.


Written by Dev

December 31, 2011 at 2:07 am

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  1. very well summarized Dev…..the year has been the year of ‘extremes’ for you, i guess..too much cold, too much heat, job, no job….but i guess the decision to purse higher studies was one of the best decision,

    Bullet no. 6 is the one i like the most 😉
    Have a wonderful new year Dev!


    December 31, 2011 at 9:59 am

  2. @Adi
    Thanks Adi 🙂
    Apart from ‘extremes’, the year was full of random events as well! 😉
    Happy new year to you and your family to…


    January 1, 2012 at 11:49 am

  3. oh an eventful 2011.. n a very happy n blessed 2012 wished for you 🙂


    January 2, 2012 at 12:08 am

  4. @Mahlaqa
    Thanks and my best wishes to you too


    January 2, 2012 at 1:40 am

  5. Happy new year Dev … Have a great year ahead 😀 😀


    January 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm

  6. @Harsh
    Thanks and same to you Harsh.


    January 2, 2012 at 6:21 pm

  7. No doomes day.
    Happy new year

    b k chowla

    January 3, 2012 at 7:06 am

  8. @B K Chowla
    Amen 🙂


    January 5, 2012 at 3:31 am

  9. awesome.. some of those pics remind me of my trip to amritsar.. 🙂 loved the place…


    February 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm

  10. @Dew
    The place is really awesome (but not if you miss those delicious aalo ke paranthe) 🙂


    February 15, 2012 at 9:58 pm

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