It was around the mid-December last year, when I thought I should ring in the new-year, away from Mumbai. Having brought up in Mumbai, spending the New-year’s eve amongst friends and family was quite a norm. Something different this time around, perhaps! But since it wasn’t quite pre-planned, selecting a destination wasn’t easy though, on top of it, I had to be reporting back on work from 2nd Jan, which meant that it had to be a short and crisp holiday. So, the quick escapade selected was, Panchgani, a hill-station around 250 kms from Maharashtra.