What a year it has been (and still a couple of months to go), 2011 – the most eventful as long as I can remember.
Assassinated: the most wanted global terrorist,a dictator who ruled for 42 years
Died : the most prolific entrepreneur of our times,a self-proclaimed incarnation of god, an artist banished from his home state (MFH, for exerting his freedom of expression) , a Ghazal singer , two glam-gals of Hollywood’s yesteryears, a dashing Bollywood “Prince” of the 70s, a legendary Indian cricketer of the 60s, the creator of C programming language
Toppled: the autocratic regimes in Egypt and Libya (the latter with a lot of blood-letting)
New States: Sudan, now North and South
Rattled : Japan and its economy ( almost killing 15,822) , Turkey
Genocide: worst ever terror strike in otherwise peaceful Norway, flanked with our regular retinue of bomb blasts in Mumbai and Delhi
Weddings: Royal, and British AND Royal and Bhutanese – both brides were “commoners”
Won: India, first cricket (one-day) world cup in 28 years
First: Indian GrandPrix, Metro in South India.
Last: NASA space-shuttle programme, RIP