The Bucketlist

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Written for IndiSpire Edition 58. 

I wanted to do this post with possible detail. It could serve as inspiration for many years coming ahead. At first I thought ten is a great number to list out. Then, I felt for all the years we live, ten is indeed a small number. I have divided them into cluster of two. One is my unique set of to-do list. Other is the common one, which everyone should do. I have supported each of them with a haiku.

The five of its unique kind

One: The Research.

I am pschoolboy with open book on white background. Isolated 3D imageursuing my PhD and I don’t know where it is taking me. I know research is all about living the hectic and loving it. I know it’s not about getting a thesis done and it’s about how is my work going to bring the change. Even if I finish it only with a thesis officially, I would still work until that day, where I rejoice that I have done what I intended.

research is a search,
which only you can stop, as,
only you know it’s there.

Two: The Book
There is a text book which I had initiated few years ago. I know it takes a hell lot of time to bring something out in its perfection. One day it is going to be out there – “C the Data Structures”.

as the pages turn,bl-02-book
the excitement increases,
i have got the book.

Three: The Institute

It’s the dream institute which I always think of. There is no proper structure framed yet. But it is going to teach. Still not clear in what way and how. I hope my research work will help me to frame it.

realize the dreams,
display it out, live it out,
the dream institute.

Four: The Country

Visit a few countries and explore the food and culture. Being explored with most partsbl-04-country of India, yet many remain as well. I want to build a documentary with data, pictures and videos I have collected.  Visiting reputed universities worldwide is part of the plan as well.

learn the food, culture,
appreciate the existence,
say hi to countries.

Five: The Languages


Learn at-least five national languages and international languages. Music from different culture is what motivates me to do this!

emotions and words,

the variety languages,
the sweetness around.

The five of it’s every own kind

Six: The Novels
I want to write atleast twenty novels in my life time. One is already completed and two more are on bl-06-novelsgo. With time, I have learnt to mould every episode with perfection. My first earning was through writing an article for local newspaper. And one day I want my novel to be published in episodes.

words take the meaning,
as i pen down sentences,
adding colors to page.

Seven: The Pets
Currently it’s limited only to dogs and cats, a few of them. I want to increase with variety and number and have animals around. They somehow give incredible happiness when they are around. Pets are must in one’s life.

they support at joy,
they support at sorrow,
they, pets are all mine.

 Eight: The Helps
bl-08-helpWant to have an association which will help the needy. May it be taking care of poor or financially supporting for education, physically disabled or any sort of help. Possibly jointly run in collaboration with many.

Someone’s cry for help,
may turn to joy and bliss,
needs just a care, smile.

Nine: The Library
I already have around thousand books of all variety of kinds. Want to turn one of my rooms to a mini library. Have books of all kinds and one shelf with my favorite collection. It is such a pleasure to look at the collection and keep revisiting the favorites.

the pages of story,
the books on my shelf gathered,
the pages of glory.

Ten: The Courses

bl-10-libraryFrom biology to chemistry, from blogging to music, from social to scientific, learn and complete as many courses as possible. Have already completed many and have certificates but compare to the list avail in world, it is merely less.

learn from the corners,
the absolute take away,
learn from every nook.

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41 thoughts on “The Bucketlist

  1. 1. Even i have planned to pursue PhD. Let me see, how i conquer my research dream.
    2. This tells me your field is Computer Science. We have gone through those famous writers-E Balaguruswamy, Yashvant Kanetkar..etc. It will be delightful, when one day i randomly come across a book-C the Data Structures By Prakash Hegde 🙂
    6. Increase the number. 20 is way too less for a prolific writer as you.
    8. Add my name in the list of future collaborators. Please.
    9. A Classic One!
    10. So that we may call you,PH-The Encyclopedia.

    All the very Best 🙂

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  2. Aim for the stars Prakash!!!
    I marvel at your List & wish you EVERY success!!!
    I have my own List but with mobility/health/financial issues many things are no longer possible.
    One of the things that is on my List is to visit India…I have been fascinated with your country since I was a small child. There was a movie & TV show called “Maya “with Jay North & Sajid Khan who played a young boy named Rajiv….
    I was smitten with him & then started reading about Indian…the ‘love affair’ with India grew over the years.
    When i used to visit with my Cousin in town here he would have flight students from all over India boarding at his home. Those were lovely times. The young men answered all my questions & showed me photos & reminisced about life in India.
    I even am still friends with one of those young men (now married with a daughter) on FB.
    Anytime there is ANYTHING East Indian on TV here I watch….
    Ok I have prattled on enough!
    Humbly, Sherri-Ellen

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    • It was delight to read. Indeed. You should visit some time.. 🙂 am from south part of India. Its really nice to hear from you. am so glad that blogging creates such a wonderful bridge to share the thoughts across the countries.
      am smiles.. i read the comment thrice. and once again. am all smiles. Thank you so much for sharing them all. 🙂
      yayy! 🙂

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      • 🙂 I am smiling too. Blogging is a wonderful journey. I have made so many friends thru blogging & you are right that there are bridges being built thru the Internet.
        I have 2 friends; 1 in England & 1 in Australia who call me weekly to chat!! We are closer then my actual family if that makes sense?
        When my beloved Nylablue was chronically ill for 18 months (Bowel Disease) there were 4 people from blogs here who phoned in payments for her monthly vet bills. I never asked for anything; they just offered. This blogsite is one of the best as far as I am concerned.
        I can tell you if I had ever had enough money I would have already been to India….now there is not enough money to travel…but I never have forgotten my desire visit such a majestic country.
        Funy thing if I had the money in India that I have here I could live very well & have a maid/servant. Yet the money I have here barely lasts from month to month…
        I will keep hoping tho’.

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        • True. Blogging opens up many new doors.. am glad to have met you here.
          Life teaches in all possible ways when we are open to learning. Am glad that you have made really good friends.. 🙂

          Financially, yeah. something which is out of our hands, a little..
          Happy weekend ahead.. 🙂

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          • I am glad you found our blog too. It is lovely to ‘meet’ new people here & make friends. I am always open to learning….
            I have lifelong friends thru blogging…some from back in 2005 even from another blog site we were on.
            For me financially it is out of my hands alot. No parents to assist & not enough savings. I did not plan to end up disabled & unable to work…if I knew then what I know now 😉
            However I have a PC & friends so it is still good.
            Happy weekend to you also 🙂

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  3. Wow, such a great list! So detailed, very academic, and an animal lover too ❤ . You are very organized. It is good to know what you want and I've no doubt you will get it all and more. Best to you with all your dreams!! I think putting in writing is so motivating!

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    • Thank you so much.. academics has always been a passion to me.. Thank you again.. means a lot to me. 🙂
      Writing indeed helped me in putting a well defined structure. i felt it while doing it.. 🙂
      am so glad for all the wishes.. 🙂

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  4. Hey Prakash! Its a brilliant list and a very inspiring one. Though we don’t know each other yet, I can sense we are quite similar in what we want to achieve 🙂 Wish you all the best for these grand and lofty dreams of yours 🙂

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  5. You have a great list! You better get a move on. 😉 I have a bucket list too. A very specific one but I’ll give you a gist of it here.
    1. Travel – I love traveling and adventure. Some of the places a long to visit are: Egypt, Japan, China, Thailand, south Africa, Australia, Ireland and Switzerland.
    2. I’d like to stay a few nights in an ice castle.
    3. Meet author Stephen King
    4. Ride a hot air balloon
    5. Ride an elephant in Thailand and a camel across the dunes of the Sahara desert.
    6. A trip underneath the caves in Thailand
    7. Meet a portuguese tribe and teach them something and learn something from them.
    8. Kayaking with penguins in Antarctica.
    9. Snorkel in the underwater museum in Cancun, Mexico.
    10. Write and illustrate a children’s book. 😀

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  6. Thank you for visiting my blog and as you probably noticed my mantra is ” If you can dream,you can do it”….the rest is history. Iwish you luck with your dreams and you will do it I am sure 🙂

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  7. Oh, the library. I wish I could have one in my home:)
    I’m really impressed by such great aims. It shows a practical approach and I have no doubt that you’ll achieve them.
    May God help you in achieving all these dreams.

    Best Regards

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  8. I have been blessed with a good life before I became unwell & limited in mobility.
    I was able to do things I wanted to do & work at the jobs of my choice. I had many good friends along the way. Had 2 wonderful husbands (I am widowed twice).
    Have had many cats & 2 dogs.
    Life has been good to me. Now things are not the same however I have a PC & can reach out to people all over the world. I have friends online who truly care about me. I have known unconditional love of Nylablue & Mingflower.
    I have Purrince Siddhartha Henry now….
    Despite my health/finances my Life is still good. Life is not ‘bad’; it is just different 😉


  9. Ur bucketlist quite evolves around a list of personal goals you have in your life unlike many that iVe seen hat may include things that are far from possible all in one lifetime at least haha.. u know what i mean?. Id like to write my list too.. how do i get such prompting links or stuff like bloggers nominating you to answer qs. Im very new to blogging.. as much as i am loving it i am also not very popular and informed. Help me.. 😦

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    • ha ha.. absolutely.. i get it.. i do have such fantasies as well, but would not put them in my bucketlist.. This is some thing i am serious about.. 🙂

      sure. i will visit your blog and list out all the possibilities asap.. and Thank you.. 🙂

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