>This was given to us in our English class before closing up for the winter break. Thought I’ll answer it completely…it felt like slam-book days of school where we used to fill each others’ slam books, scrap books and diaries writing about our likes and dislikes (like we really cared!).
Following is a consequence of the inability to do focussed work in a holiday season 😉
The best thing that happened in 2010 was that I became a graduate. Boy! It meant something to me (It still does actually)
The worst thing that happened to me in 2010 was__________ (NONE)
One thing I’ll never forget about this year is that I purchased my own laptop. So what if dad paid for it?
My biggest disappointment this year was my inability to learn Kannada. To be very frank, I never really made an effort…was busy brushing my Tamil-speaking skills.
One person I’m glad I met this year is Mr. Kanakaratna, former headmaster and retired officer, Martalli village, Kollegal. I learned a lot from him.
The most memorable night out I had was… Ah! Tough one *winks* Most have been memorable for some reason or the other : )
The best story I did at IIJNM this year was my first hard news feature story on urban poverty in Bangalore
If I learned anything this year, it was that desk job is fun. Never thought there was scope for so much to learn on the desk.
The best news I heard this year was the RTE (Right to Education) Act. Lot’s still needs to be done though.
One of the most delicious meals I had this year was the breakfast at Indian Coffee House on one of my beat days. The meal included hot filter coffee, double-egg omelette, egg fry, vegetable cutlet and bread toast. It was also probably the heaviest breakfast I’ve ever had!
One of the most useful things I’ve learned at IIJNM this year was to think beyond the obvious.
My toughest assignment at IIJNM this year was to design a magazine page on Pagemaker in a span of 30 minutes as I had forgotten about the assignment. And, God knows how I did it!
The longest I slept this year was… Again, a tough one. Firstly, it’s a sin to actually measure something so divine and blissful. But nevertheless, I think it was probably fourteen hours after a very tired night. I had a terrible back ache after that.
If I could live this year over again, next time I wouldn’t waste time and money on buying application forms to multiple colleges. It almost costed a fortune.
One surprising thing I learned this year was the Bihar Assembly election results that made Nitish Kumar bounce back in the political sphere of the once-deprived state.
A really good book I read this year was that The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Devakaruni. Not one of her best, but worth a shot for epic-lovers.
One of the most shocking things I saw this year was the news story on a man committing suicide after being called impotent on television in the program Raakhi ka insaaf
The best thing that happened to India in 2010 was the successful completion of the Commonwealth Games. I seriously doubted it (like most others, I’m sure).
With hindsight, I’d say 2010 was a pretty eventful year. (Don’t worry, I say that at the end of every year…it’s the most logical and obvious thing to state anyways)
In 2011, I’m determined to get a job (I guess?)