A year in review : 2012

Sachin Tendulkar makes his 100th century

Sachin Tendulkar makes his 100th century

Taking a cue from my senior’s blog post, I was thinking about the things that happened in 2012 and this is what I have to say.

The highlight of this year was that petrol was stolen from my bike for freaking 7 times. Seriously! Now since we got this out of the way, let me get to the other stuff.

Personally, this year started on a very happy note. I had some awesome vacations and then there were all those events with our entire family being together during my brother’s marriage. This was also an year of many first times. First time outside India, made money in a casino, been to Goa, switched jobs, visited Delhi and fell in love. This was also a year of movies, tv shows and cricket.

Top 10 Movies – English:

1) Avengers
2) Chronicle
3) The Hunger Games
4) The Dark Knight Rises
5) Ted
6) The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey
7) 21 Jump Street
8) Dredd
9) The Dictator
10) Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

I am yet to see The Raid Redemption, Cloud Atlas, Argo, Wreck it Ralph, Hotel Transylvania, Zero Dark Thirty. phew! the list is long and I have missed out watching quite a few good movies.

Top 10 movies – Hindi:

1) OMG
2) Barfi
3) Vicky Donor
4) English Vinglish
5) Kahani
6) Agneepath
7) Paan Singh Tomar
8) Talaash
9) GOW
10) Shanghai 

Top 4 movies – Telugu:

1) Love Failure
2) Ishq
3) Eega
4) Julayi

Top 6 TV shows:

1) Sherlock 
2) Dexter
3) Spartacus : Vengeance 
4) The Newsroom
5) The Game of Thrones
6) The Big Bang Theory

Best sound tracks: 

1) Vicky Donor – Hindi
2) Student of the Year – Hindi
3) Andala Rakshashi : Yemito – Telugu
4) Ishq – Telugu 
5) Love Failure – Telugu
6) Kadal : Nenjukulle – Tamil

Best Novel:

A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaleed Hossini

WTF events:

  • Delhi gang rape and a host of other incidents that came to light
  • Connecticut shootings
  • Loss (death) of eminent personalities and friends
  • Telangana Protests
  • Traffic and Pollution in Hyderabad 
  • Sachin Tendulkar retiring from ODI’s 

Yay moments:

  • Brother getting hitched
  • US trip
  • Goa trip
  • Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th century
  • Rafeal Nadal’s 7th French Open win
  • Avengers movie in theater

Before I sign off, I wish you all a very happy and fun filled new year. I also wish that you don’t fall prey to life’s routine and frequently do some crazy shit (you know like sky diving ;))! As you might have realized (albeit with a lot of disappointment in my case) that the world is not ending any time soon, it is absolutely necessary that we keep doing insane stuff to maintain our sanity. Let the party go on… Cheers!