Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Year 2008.......

written below are few of my personal opinions on certain events that happened in 2008. comments on other events that you remember and want to write about are welcome.wish everyone a wonderful new year ahead.

Tragedy of the year --- 26/11, innocent lives were taken by armed terrorist who went on a killing spree, officers and hotel staff's were killed on duty .People who survived still go through post traumatic disorders and entire nation of billions went into a shock for several days.

Lightning of the year --- this was certainly usain bolt, never before in a olympics 100m final have seen a contestant celebrating and macking gestures even before touching the finish line.in the process he even broke all world record in that run.

Throw of the year --- if you had imagined this happened in bejing Olympics 2008 then you are wrong. this happened in a press conference in iraq when a iraqi journalist throwed a shoe at US president Bush. Overnight the journo became a hero and household name in all arab countries. last read in news that the shoe brand and maker is also making huge profit.

Costliest slap of the year --- Harbahajan to Sreesanth. the slap cost him 3 crores as he was suspended for the entire IPL season.

Costliest Fishing of the year --- Andrew Symonds fishing in darwin,Roy skipped a team meeting in the middle of a series with minnows bangladesh. this Fishing trip made CA drop him for the India series, and his comeback after that is not a great success till date.

Child of the year --- Moshe, 2 year old baby saved by an indian nanny, saw both of his parents being killed and bled to death. a large community of israel was in tears when the final rites were performed after a week in israel. An isareli rabbi has this to say to moshe ""moshe ...you might not have a mother who will
hug you, but you are the child of entire israel""...for many the symbol of 26/11 attack was this baby crying outside the building in the arms of an indian nanny.

Shooter of the year --- no it is not Abhinav Bindra, it was actually a railway police in CST terminus mumbai, who dared to come before a terrorist with a normal .303 m rifle, take aim and shoot at him. Unlike bindra his shot might not have hit the target or did not win him a gold medal, but everybody who has knowledge of arms and weapon would know that it is a suicide to go and confront a guy with AK47. video of this incident was another defining images of 26/11.

Politician of the year --- Rahul Gandhi, has this to say to Rajnath singh when he was considered a bacha(kid) by opposition. ""I am still a bachcha""....“However, fortunately or unfortunately for him (Rajnath Singh), 70 percent people of India who are powering the country are also bachchas,”

Gymnastic of the year --- rajnikant for his somersault, after sensing that his film is not going to be screened in karanatka, apologised for his statement earlier on hoganekkal issue, this came as a shocker to many tamilians and was one of the several factors that made his movie a huge flop of the year.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yove good One.... But Still has some mokkai...

-Thangam
http://greatfrindz.blogspot.com/

Prabha said...

Nice post Sam. "Throw of the year" and "Gymnastic of the year" were very funny! Happy new year...

Sammy said...

Hi thangam , Prabha..thanks for the comment.

மணிகண்டன் said...

கலக்கலா எழுதி இருக்கீங்க சாம்.
உசைன் போல்ட் ஓட்டம் மாதிரி இதுவரைக்கும் நான் எந்த ஒரு sporting eventum பார்த்தது கிடையாது !

"gymnast of the year" - இந்த பதிவுல என்னவோ ஒட்டல.

நான் இப்போ கிரிக்கெட் இல்லாம ஒரு தமிழ் பதிவு எழுத முயற்சி செஞ்சிகிட்டு இருக்கேன். படிச்சி பாருங்க.

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Sammy said...

மணி சார்...கடந்த வருடத்தில் தமிழனை ரொம்ப வெறுப்பு எத்துன ஒரு விஷயம்...நம்ம ரஜினி பண்ண 'பல்டி' .....நான் மறக்க மாட்டேன் சார்.....

Jegu said...

I really salute for the shooter of the year.
Nice post to recollect the 2008 from politics to Cinema and from tragedy to Braveness....