A year in Review : 2014

2014 is long gone, but there some things you can always reminiscence. My highlights of the year include me graduating, my parents visiting for my graduation, then our family going on a 1600 mile long road trip, taking my parents to a casino in Las Vegas and making them gamble (I promised my Dad, I would ūüôā ), living in New York for the entire summer (I wanted to do this ever since I saw Friends, so one¬†less item on my bucket list. And to sum up my experience it was worth all the hype), jumping of a perfectly good airplane, meeting CEO’s of multi-billion dollar firms, getting to know a few really cool people and going for the premier of Game of Thrones season 4 (this one is here because I love this show, like a billion other people and some pretty crazy¬†things happened that day).

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Apart from these, anything generic that I talk about is probably old news. Most of us know what happened at the Indian Elections, Oscars, Emmys, IPL, EPL, Wimbledon etc. So I rather not bore you with any more details. I hope you had a great 2014, and heres wishing for an excellent 2015 :).

In case you’d be interested to read something similar, you can read more here (2013) and here (2012).

A year in review : 2013

2013 has been one interesting year. A lot has happened this year. Movies, friends, family, work, fun, misunderstandings, and life changing decisions. Thinking back to an year before when I wrote this blog, and not talking about my weight, I can see how much I have changed. I guess that is what happens when you tread new paths and start learning from where you have been and what you have done. Cheers to that!

Now that I have got the melancholic filled introduction out of the way let me get to the good stuff.

Top 10 movies – English
( in no particular order)

Badass looking Jaegers from Pacific Rim

1) The Hobbit – Desolation of Smaug
2) About Time
3) We’re the Millers
4) Pacific Rim
5) The Wolf of Wall street
6) Star Trek: Into the Darkness
7) The Croods
8) Gravity
9) Thor: The Dark World
10) Side Effects

Top 5 TV-Shows
(again, in no particular order)

Hiesenberg

1) Breaking Bad
2) House of Cards
3) The Newsroom
4) The Big Bang Theory
5) Game of Thrones

Top 4 movies – Telugu

Swami Ra Ra

1) Swami Ra Ra
2) Prema Katha Chitram
3) Mirchi
4) Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde

Top 8 movies – Hindi

The Flying Sikh

1) Special 26
2) Mere Dad ki Maruti
3) Go Goa Gone (the first half of this movie is a laugh riot)
4) Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
5) Ghanchakkar
6) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
7) Kai Po Che
8) Shudh Desi Romance

Books

Amish Tripati’s sucker punch to his readers

I read only 2 books this year. I know that sucks, and I plan to read way more this year. I am aiming for 12 atleast. Nevertheless, the first book I read was ‘Oath of the Vayuputras’ and the second one was ‘Rajni’s Punchatantra’. Both the books sucked big time, former more than the latter.

Soundtracks

Ed Sheeran singing ‘I See Fire’

1) I See Fire РEd Sheeran РThe Hobbit :  Desolation of Smaug
2) Krishnudi Varasulantha – Swami Ra Ra (Telugu)
3) Idedo Bagunde Mari – Mirchi (Telugu)
4) Gulaabi – Shudh Desi Romance (Hindi)
5) Manja – Kai Po Che (Hindi)
6) Ambersariya – Fukrey (Hindi)
7) Sawaar Loon – Lootera (Hindi)
8) Aaradugula Bullet ūüėÄ – Atharintiki Daredi (Telugu)
9) Ninnu Choodagane Chitti Gunde – Atharintiki Daredi (Telugu)
10) Nee Jathaga – Yevadu (Telugu)
11) Zinda – Bhaag Milka Bhaag (Hindi)

Moments

from Sachin to Sunny ūüôā #digigraph

There have been a lot of aha, WTF, holy shit moments this year. From our state dividing, to legends retiring, to outstanding ipo’s, to loosing noted celebrities, to kick-ass team up announcements in movies, and to a million other things, this has been one eventful year. Many a time it puts up a smile on our faces, and many a time a tear in our eyes, and then like always we move on.

Before I sign off, I’d like to request you to raise your imaginary champagne glasses for a toast

“to creating tons of good memories,
to health and happiness,
here’s wishing you a prosperous new year,
let the party go on…¬†cheers!”

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 РTelugu 
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!