THE HIGH The time, the place, the script, it all unfolded with perfect fidelity for the Indians at the World Cup. Yuvraj, Sachin, Zaheer, and what to say on that captain’s knock in the final vs Sri Lanka. The cricket world was our oyster, No. 1 in Tests, ODI champs. It took an English summer with a tennis score to stop us.
HOLDING COURT Retribution visited no man with more bite than 2G scam main accused A. Raja (left). In Tihar jail since February 2011, the courts have shown him little mercy even as many of his co-accused got bail. And now we hear the CBI has dug up more damning evidence against the ex-telecom minister.
Arab Revolts, Squared
SPRING CLOUD Sirte, Colonel Gaddafi’s hometown, held out for long. It fell to nationalist fighters (left) in October. The bells had finally tolled for the Libyan dictator.
THE DEPTHS Once an exemplar of NRI acumen, ex-McKinsey CEO Rajat Gupta (right) leaves a New York court with a face like thunder. He faces charges of massive insider trading.