The 12 Most… in my Life List

Is this a bucket list? Probably, yes! But these aren’t things that I need to cross off before I die. I don’t think I will ever accomplish everything here. And that’s not the intention too. This is a collection of things I would like to do in my lifetime- never making me feel guilty if not accomplished. I am not a devoted list maker. But when I saw Amy’s 100 finer things, I wanted to make one.

This list isn’t exhaustive.  I’ve written 121 points in this list. I am making this a page so that I can come back, add to it as time goes on and also cross things off (hopefully)!!




  • Visit all the wonders of the World
  • Backpack Egypt- Pyramids at sunset
  • Toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain in Rome
  • Spend an evening in an Irish pub in Ireland
  • Have a cheesy lovey-dovey photo taken of us in front of the Eiffel Tower
  • Watch the majestic Niagra falls
  • Go on an African safari
  • Admire “The Mosa Lisa”
  • Fun at Disneyland
  • Get married to P again at Vegas


  • Visit the Taj Mahal
  • Visit Ladakh- every nook and corner of it
  • Spend a night in a houseboat in the backwaters of Kerala
  • Ride on the Mumbai local train
  • Experience Konkan Railways
  • Cycling in Nilgiris
  • Visit the living root bridges of Cherrapunji
  • Manali to Leh on Bike
  • Camping in The Arid Desert of Rajasthan
  • Take an Elephant Safari in Jaipur
  • See Mount Everest in Nepal
  • Witness the Wagah Border ceremony
  • Trek to Dudhsagar Falls
  • Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Goa
  • Watch the snake boat race in Kerala
  • Visit the National Defence Academy
  • A pic in front of the Sudan Block, NDA
  • Take a food walk in Chandni Chowk during Ramzan
  • Cruise to Andaman
  • Vaishno Devi Temple
  • Golden Temple
  • Visit Coorg, Scotland of India
  • Visit a monastery
  • Visit Varanasi to Experience Chaos
  • Dasara in Mysore
  • Travel in a Toy Train in Ooty/Maateran/Shimla/Darjeeling
  • Visit to the Valley of Flowers
  • Stay in a Shikara in Dal Lake, recreating famous Bollywood scenes
  • Dance in Assam’s Bihu Festival
  • Do a Garba Dance
  • Dance, eat and make merry at the Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra
  • Experience the Onam Festival and the amazing Puli Kali dance
  • Pop a Golgappa in your mouth A burst of flavor


  • Pic with a Tiger
  • with a Kangaroo
  • a Giraffe
  • an Ostrich
  • a Panda Bear
  • Hold a lion cub
  • Wildlife Adventure Trip at Corbett
  • Yak Safari in Ladakh


  • Skiing
  • Scuba diving
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Ayurvedic Massage
  • Stay in a Tree House
  • Bombay to Goa road Trips
  • Live in another country for a year
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Go on a Cruise


  • Movie at an Open Air theatre
  • A.R. Rahman concert
  • Enrique concert
  • See the Kathakali Fest
  • Take a picture with an A-list celebrity
  • Get an autographed cricket ball from Sachin
  • Go to a Formala 1 race
  • Go to a cricket match


  • Go Zero Size
  • Exercise regularly
  • Maintain a strict diet
  • Read the Mahabharata cover to cover


  • Learn food Photography
  • Choose a good cookbook and cook every recipe in it
  • Get featured in an International magazine
  • Sanjeev Kapoor tasting my food and go Yummmm
  • Do something big I thought I’d never do (write a novel)
  • Participate in Masterchef India
  • Publish a cookbook
  • Attend culinary school or seminar
  • Have a monthly column in a magazine


  • Buy our first home
  • Build our “dream house”
  • Have a huge library at home
  • Have a stylish, timeless closet
  • Have a beautiful and bountiful garden
  • Grow mini tomatoes and chillies in my kitchen garden


  • Give a large sum of money to charity
  • Spend a day going random acts of kindness
  • Donate blood
  • Register for eye donation


  • Drink Fenny in GoaAnd get high!
  • Have a sexy tattoo
  • Shoot a rifle
  • Wear an LBD and Black Boots to a party


  • Sit on the porch swing, read a book and listen to the radio on a pleasant evening
  • Wake up and go for a jog everyday
  • Bake a cake
  • Decorate a cake like a professional
  • Learn another language
  • grow long hair
  • Go abroad for our honeymoon
  • Fly a kite
  • Sew a sweater for my baby
  • Start menu planning
  • Oh, have a baby 🙂
  • Make a scrapbook of my baby’s “firsts”
  • Have a family tree
  • Make a family portrait (when complete 😛 )
  • Celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary
  • Be part of a flash mob
  • Drive a car without fear
  • Get my first pet dog
  • Have a “Me Corner” at home
  • Dance Bharatnayam again and do a stage show
  • Do 365 happy days post in pictures
  • Read 100 classics


  • Take Salsa Classes
  • Two to Tango
  • Learn to play Veena
  • Go fishing and catch a fish


  1. I have a similar list too 😀 except for d fact that I wish to visit Denmark ,& fast every cuisine in the world (almost every n preferably veg :D)


  2. Yes I would like to donate my organs too.Love all the places you want to visit.
    Coorg is the Scotland of India.I will visit


  3. quite unique..this list is!


  4. upasna1987 says:

    Hey Shalini…I hopped to your Blog through Corinne’s linkup. Good luck with your list. I will be here often.


  5. a few points, I felt like I am reading one of my own…amazing read..rejuvenated..!!


  6. all the very best


  7. interesting list.. tempting me now to write down mine.. I like the #10 more.. I hopefully will have more in that category… 😉


  8. Pretty exhaustive list. You forgot to include, “Stop and take a deep breath in between ” 😉 Also, why size zero? I dislike that very concept. Women look good with some natural curves 🙂


  9. That’s quite a list! Wish you the very best for accomplishing all of these dreams and wishes.


  10. I hope you get to do all the things you want to and then don’t forget to blog about them so we can share in your adventure. 🙂


  11. Oh wow this is such a huge huge list encompassing so much of life…I think I need a bucket list too…
    Good luck with your list! May all your wishes be fulfilled…all the best


  12. Wow…that’s an impressive list. Almost like a bucket list. Reminds me a bit of my 35 by 35 list where I’ve listed 35 things I want to do before turning 35 in different areas of my life. 🙂 Good luck with it all!


  13. Lovely list here, Shalz 🙂
    I share so much in common 🙂


  14. What an amazing list! I too wanna do quite a few of them. All the best for them.


  15. There’s a similar list of mine somewhere in my blog… should update it…. so many similarities… we should try to do some together 😛


  16. Wow.. make a list, I wanna read 🙂


  17. There’s a lot on your list that I’d like to do too! x


  18. What a LIST — that must have taken SOME TIME! I must say that most of what is on your list is not on mine and it was so interesting to see what you would like to do. I have gone on an African Safari and was attacked by an Ostrich while there! LOL I enjoyed your personal list the most.

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  19. WOW, that is quite the list! You are going to be pretty busy and in the process will have a full life making memories to treasure!

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  20. Thanks, Gauri 🙂


  21. whoa! exhaustive list here, and really cute too! I want to be a part of a flash mob too once 🙂

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