“How high are we?” I asked Ganesh bhaiya and the answer left me both “speech and weight” – less; 2200 feet! Well, that is how I felt while paragliding over the Pawna Lake in Pune, surrounded by the dauntingly beautiful Kamshet mountains, standing as sentinels of Mother Nature. The feeling could be described as that of excitement and adventure but that would be putting it mildly; very mildly. I thought that I would be scared out of my wits for this was the first time I was undertaking such an adventure and had no preconceived notion as to what to expect out of this imposed ordeal for it was my friend Amitesh who, against my will, took me on this expedition of sorts; and truth be told, I was petrified because I kept on thinking about the unfathomable possibilities that the unknown might present me with. What followed was something I’ll never forget for the rest of my life.

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