Friday, December 08, 2006

Parachute Jumping

When travelling back from delhi, last week, i was reading one of the supplements which was talking about Shital Mahajan.

From what little I read, she is from pune and she has taken a parachute jump over the Geographic North Pole on 18th April, 2004, from 2400 feet, in minus 37 degree celsius, temperature condition. Further she is planning to take a jump over south pole in antartica.

I always wonder, how do people get such off beat ideas about their careers and then they have the guts and determination to follow them. Growing up, I guess my most'est Weird'est idea about my future was nowhere close to it.

Hats off ......

You can read
Pune times report

She has a link to her home page as well, but now it is not working

5 comments:

PritS said...

interesting...
either u chose wat u want to do...
or let choices decide it for you...
which path you chose, that makes the difference..

Chander Dogra said...

Well today there was article in ToI about an ex-IIT Kharagpur Grad who scaled 7 highest mountain peaks in 172 days. Thats what I call scaling new heights :)

Goli said...

Hey, prits that was an interesting statements, "Either u chose wat u want to do or let choices decide it for you".
chander I also read that, and i was thinking what am i doing here coding...

--TBAS said...

About that Mahajan jumpong the South Pole---I hade a virtual deluge of google alerts about her supposedly doing it. Most were accounts of her mother relaying the story but some were her personal after-event interview....only thing is this....I emailed several people who live on the only station at the S. Pole---she was never there.

Indian papers kept saying she was but the people on the ground said they heard she was going to try... but never saw her.

Goli said...

@ TBAS, I was just seeing NDTV couple of days back, and there they were showing a interview with Sheetal, and it seems she has returned from her jump to south pole. :Dx