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Story of 2006 – updated December 22, 2006

Posted by sk in Blogroll, Just Posts, Miscellaneous.
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So, 2007 is a few days away. First of all, anybody have any resolution for 2007? Getting together with an old flame? Eating fire? Finally deciding to pay for mp3 songs? Starring in a porn movie? Becoming the next Baba Sehgal? Losing your virginity? Going on a blind date? This is not a list of my resolutions, by the way, it’s just something to help you come up with yours.

Now, coming to the topic of this post, what, in your opinion, was the most defining moment of 2006 or was there none? Here’s my list:

1. Italy wins the WC

2. Federer has an amazing year.

3. Indian hockey plunges to new depths.

4. Warne retires.

5. Google and Apple continue to grow.

6. More and more people join social networking sites and/or start blogs.

7. Riya Sen and Ashmit Patel make waves.

I can’t remember anything else so I’ll update this list when I can. I also call upon the other Sparks! members to add stories to this list (with your display name in brackets) or in the comments section.

Update by Parmanu

I wanted to do a very similar post, but looks like somehow the idea was leaked. Anyway, I will briefly go over my resolution and my top favorite stories.

Resolutions,

1. Tell Himesh Reshamiyya on his face to stop singing not to mention stop acting

2. Be as fluent in German as Adolf Hitler (Right now I am at par with his dog)

3. Be on one of the 10 planned NASA space-shuttle mission for next

4. Have two girls kiss me on either of my cheeks at the same time

5. Come up with equally good 2008 resolutions

So as you can see I have very reasonable and near-in-sight goals. Thats how I am. Never a big dreamer.

Now my favorite stories

1. Pramod Mahajan shot dead

2. I turned 27. (This was the age when Yuri Gagrain rose to fame by being first man in space. Newton was 4 years younger when he formulated his graviation laws. So was Bhagat singh when he was hanged. Pascal would retire from his all scientific contrubutions in 2 years and Ramanujam would die in 5). Just a list of few people on the top of my head who makes me feel I have achieved SO MUCH.

3. India declares manned mission to space

4. Sanjay Dutt, who enlightened us to Gandhism, (I refuse to use ‘Gandhigiri’) convicted for possesion of arms.

5. Iran hosts a Holocaust Conference (Primarily to promote holocaust denial theory)

Updated by planetsk

Before this year ends, I want India to win their first ever Test series in SA. Hopefully, Indians don’t disappoint me as they did through out the year.

Here are a few things that I think I spent sometime watching, reading, following and thinking about them this year.

Sports come first:

– Italy winning FIFA-WC..I was supporting Germany..disappointed a bit.

– Agassi’s farewell, Federer redefining tennis, Sania becoming more of a celebrity than a player.

– Ganguly dada’s return to Indian team, Warne’s retirement (one of my fav.bowlers of all-time), SA’s record run chasing win over Aus and 20-20 version of cricket.

– Followed baseball for the very first time.

Science andTechnology:

– ISRO’s space mission, successful Discovery’s landing and Pluto’s lost status ( how does this affect astrology?)

– Global warming and Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth ( I see this effect in MN…..just kidding..but there is no snow yet in MN which is weird)

-Thanks to MS for finally getting something to think about other than iPod

-IBM et al creating “phase change” material for memory chips

-Google aiming high in the market.

-Infosys getting added to NASDAQ-100

-Intel losing market share to AMD

Miscellaneous:

SPARKS ENGR’S Blog – A great platform to express one’s opinions.

– Laloo getting attention all over the world.

– BORAT and new Bond

– No big hits for SRK

-Ash and Abhishek, Riya and Ashmit

– Indian economy rising purely due to IT and cheap labor.

– Hezabollah’s rocket launches and Israel’s fightback

If I think of any more, I’ll update.

No resolutions at all for 2007….thats a resolution by itself.

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Comments»

1. ruhi - December 22, 2006

Oh..nice blog! Keep writing. It’s fun reading your posts.

2. ish - December 23, 2006

Oh you forgot McGrath retiring and India winning their first test match ever in South Africa.Also Sourav Ganguly coming back to the team,that’s like huge! Alonso overtaking Schumi too,there’s many more things you need to add 😛

Haha losing my virginity,that sounds like a nice new year resolution.I’m on it 😀

3. parmanu - December 23, 2006

i updated with my ideas

4. sk - December 23, 2006

@cotton
“Oh..nice blog! Keep writing. It’s fun reading your posts.”
That’s the story of 2006 for you? Huh? Or did you simply copy-paste what I wrote?

@ish
“Oh you forgot McGrath retiring and India winning their first test match ever in South Africa.”
Ahh. I missed those two. As far as F1 is concerned, I think Schumi retiring is a bigger story. When Alonso does win more Driver’s championships, that’ll be big. Ganguly had to make a comeback into the team. I think Greg Chappell intentionally took the decision to sack Ganguly because he had started to take his place in the side for granted.

@parmanu
Thanks. I don’t know why I remembered only the sport and tech stories of 2006.

5. ruhi - December 23, 2006

Sk,

“First of all, anybody have any resolution for 2007? Getting together with an old flame? Eating fire? Finally deciding to pay for mp3 songs? Starring in a porn movie? Becoming the next Baba Sehgal? Losing your virginity? Going on a blind date? This is not a list of my resolutions, by the way, it’s just something to help you come up with yours.”

Weird how you could only think of personal examples when trying to help your dear readers come up with a list! And yours has nothing to do with this list, or perhaps, it does?!

Anyway,

The most defining moment(s) for me would be –

Goldman Sachs CEO receiving the highest bonus amongst his peers – only inspires me more to at least become a day time custodian in this company. Even night time will be fine!

Seeing SRK in the song “Jab Jab Dil Miley” from the movie “Silsilay”. I think I had a post on this one.

Catching one of the workers in a Dept. Store drinking while stacking up the beer.

6. ish - December 23, 2006

One more thing,India finally got the nuclear deal done with the US! Couldn’t have ever forgotten that!

Also,2006 was the year of remakes.

7. shashi - December 24, 2006

My favorite stories….
– Ash Hritik kissing scene
– good year for Bollywood…so many hits
-Ganguly’s come back (i will support him ..he is my favourite ..ops but not because he is bong)
-Pluto is no more in our solar system. Pluto was added to the list of minor planets and given the number 134340 (Thank god! at least one planet is out of study)
– Airlines to pay Rs 10,000 to passengers for flight delays

8. ish - December 28, 2006

@ Planetsk,

Congratulations,India did manage to win their first test match in SA after all.They don’t look like they’d win the second one too.


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