About me

Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie..

Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... Love reading books- sometimes i read 3books simultaneously, crazy about music- need it all around me, all the time and ofcourse, i totally am ga ga goo goo over my 7yr old naughty brat- Floppy!! errr, Prince Floppy!! :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mridula prepares for Antarctica

Like many others, I've spent hours looking at videos and photographs of Antarctica and wondered "will i ever go there?"  Oh well, i dont know the answer to that question, but what i do know is Mridula Dwivedi, a traveller from Delhi is all set to embark on her journey to Antarctica.. Yep!

Who is Mridula?
Dr Mridula is an academican from India. She blogs at Travel Tales from India and her most recent big trip was to Everest Base Camp. She is joining the International Antarctic Expedition 2013 with Sir Robert Swan's 2041.

Who is Sir Robert Swan? Sir Robert Swan is the first person to walk unaided to the North & South Poles.

Whats so special about this expedition?
The International Antarctic Expedition is all about raising awareness about Antarctica under his leadership.  As to why 2041, that is the year the no-drilling no-mining treaty comes up for review. The expedition also aims to address the key issues related to the treaty and how it will impact the environment. 
I got curious, and visited the 2041 website.What I read left quite an impact, which is what prompted me to do this post... 
Robert Swan and the 2041 team will lead an international team of corporate leaders, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, teachers and young people on a journey through the Antarctic Peninsula, visiting incredible locations and sharing his insights and personal experiences of this unique continent along the way.

Wow, that sure sounds exotic and adventurous..  And this is what Mridula is going to be doing..  That is if she is able to raise about $22,000 [not including airfare & gear].. She is requesting people from all corners of the globe to donate, to contribute and help... She infact says "Even if I personally can't make it to Antarctica I would leave all the money collected from this page to 2041. After all the cause is much bigger than 'me'. I need to raise $22,000 as the expediton fee plus air fare and Antarctic gear."

I knew someone else had been to Antarctica recently on a similar venture. Ah, yes, it was   Dr.Priya Venkatesh. I remember Lakshmi mentioning her preparation, and experience!
Mridula has written about this on FirstGiving.com, a site through which people will not only come to know of the expedition but learn how to contribute..  So, why dont you do your bit- spread the word and help!!

Get going!! If you can do good, help a person, do it now!!

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!!


  1. I wish Mridula all the best. I am sure she will be a member of the team.

  2. its captivating ! wishing her that she get all the money needed for the expedition, some things are beyond the value of money and this is one of them. Wish i could donate.

  3. Antarctica is a unique and only few people visited that place and stayed there for one week. But, even by traveling on that place in just a day, you will discover its beauty.

    Antarctica Expedition


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