I have developed a bit of a tradition over the past few years of writing an year end post(The previous posts can be found here: 2011 and 2010). 2012 was a very interesting year for me, perhaps also one of the most happy ones. I went back to college to pursue an MBA, fell in love, got married ( in no particular order 😉 ), traveled abroad for the first time, made some new friendships and rediscovered my mojo for writing. When I look back at the last 12 months, I am surprised that so many things happened and before I could even register the memories, poof, it all went flashing by. Damn you time, slower than dial-up internet during the difficult times and faster than the rate at which Justin Bieber clocks up views on youtube when all we want you to be is still!
In terms of everything else, I really did not like many movies this year. Liverpool gave very little to cheer. I could not care less about the Indian cricket team and although our government did show some spine, one look at the parliament proceedings is enough to make you not want to bother. In the spirit of tradition though, here goes the list
Best movies of 2012:
End of Watch
Safety not Guaranteed
The Dark Knight Rises
Jeff, who lives at home
(Can’t wait to see Les Miserables, Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook)
Student of the year
Talaash ( the first half)
Gangs of Wasseypur
Best Songs of 2012:
Climax – Usher
Somebody that I used to know – Gotye
Where have you been – Rihanna
Locked out of heaven – Bruno Mars
We are never ever ever getting back together – Taylor Swift
Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
Mercy – Kanye West
Gangnam Style – PSY
One more night – Maroon 5
Lights – Ellie Goulding
Soundtrack of Student of the year
Muskaanein Jhoothi Hai – Talaash
Challa – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Soundtrack of Barfi
Soundtrack of Gangs of Wasseypur
Pungi – Agent Vinod
Soundtrack of Vicky Donor
Soundtrack of Ishaqzaade
The Delhi gang rape and so many others that go unreported.
SRK and his entourage of controversies (from his run in with the MCA to Shirish Kunder).
The death of so many eminent personalities;from movie legends to music maestros.
Illogical acts of violence around the world, from the Connecticut school shootings to the Assam killings in July.
Roger Federer winning a record 16th grand slam and getting to number 1 in the rankings.
Getting to combine my love for sports and writing through an internship at Sportskeeda.
India’s much improved performance at the Olympics.
And lest I forget, I found someone who loves me despite all my flaws :). Touchwood!
So here’s wishing all of you a very happy and sober New Year. Ah well, chuck the sober part out of the way. Don’t forget to send messages to your parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, your aunt’s cousin etc. Raising a toast to a more eventful and happy 2013!