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Take a jump!

Everyone who’s been bungee jumping usually has one thing to say, “It’s better than —” (fill up with whatever gives you the greatest thrill)!

If you haven’t tried it yet, go for it at the Palace Grounds. It’s on till December 19th.

It’s a high you won’t get to experience otherwise!

I remember my first jump. It was on New Year’s Day, 2002. I thought I’d do something different to start off the year. Along with a friend of mine (the rest all chickened out!), I went to Mumbai’s Andheri Stadium where the event was being organized. It was amazing to watch the expressions of folks as they came off from the jump. Priceless! I had seen a line of screaming, ecstatic men and women, till my turn came.

It was a little scary as the ascent to the jumping point began. I concentrated on the view around the stadium as the crane took me higher. I had never seem Mumbai from such a height (it looked rather beautiful too!).

At the top, the instructor, in his calmest voice (he had a lot of practice after all) says, “It’s really easy. Just pretend you’re falling into your bed with nice cushions to fall back on.” That was it.

And I jumped. The moment (unfortunately) lasts only a few seconds. But it was the most exhilerating feeling I’ve experienced. One of those things you simply have to do at least once in your life.


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