Modi and Mayawati dominated the year. The Left paralysed the UPA on the nuke deal. BJP won Gujarat, Himachal and --with allies, the Akalis -- Punjab. The Marans fought, and the Gowdas dashed the BJP hopes in the south.
Some of the events that shocked, stunned, shamed, hurt, terrorised and caused national grief...But we coped. Somehow. Sometimes callous, sometimes vocal in our outrage. We truly are like this only, warts and all.
Pakistan's woes were compounded with Benazir assassination; while the rest of the neighbourhood and beyond tried to come to grips with the ups and downs of democracy and, of course, the spectre of terror
From the lows of the World Cup to the highs of the Twenty20, from the mother of all comebacks to the most inexplicable crumbling of the Wall, from the adrenalin of youth and Yuvraj's six sixes to the two new captain cools...