This old fashioned girl took a spectacular leap - many thanks to ISCiansNo, I did not go bungee-jumping or tandem-jumping with a parachute off a plane. I did my very first ever cashless transaction while shopping at a super market, using my ATM-cum-debit card. And guess who all were responsible for it? The various helpful members of my virtual family! I got a lot of guidance from many of you in this thread. Thank you very much, all of you.
It may seem a small, childish thing to be proud of, but for me indeed it was a spectacular leap as I have honestly been scared of losing money through card transactions. I have used it once or twice for online flights booking, but never for anything else and never for offline store purchases. Following the instructions given in that thread, I took great care and bought the required groceries with the card. Felt mightily pleased and thrilled with myself, like a small kid discovering something new!
The adventurous side of me just might try out bungee-jumping & tandem-jumping with a parachute too one day!